Dynomyco We Want You: Side-by-Side Comparative Grow By BakedARea

BakedARea

Photo of the Month: Oct 2021, Feb 2022 - Photo of the Year: 2021 - Member of the Month: Jan 2022

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Hello 420Magazine family!

We are thrilled to announce the five selected growers competing in our DYNOMYCO side-by-side contest!

The contenders are:

@BakedARea
@Emilya
@Lisa2265
@Moto258
@Darade
:cheer::high-five: Congrats to all of us for this cool opportunity! Please tag me growers in your journals so that I can follow along.
The contender's plants will be evaluated based on the following:

- Largest yield difference DYNOMYCO VS controlled.

- BEST #rootporn photo (Make sure they smile) DYNOMYCO VS controlled

- Prettiest DYNOMYCO plant.

Ready? Set, Grow!
Thank you @DYNOMYCO for this opportunity! And of course many thanks to @420 and the entire 420 Mag community for this place so we can take part in something like this.
I hope you will all join me on this new grow. I will be doing my best to showcase the amazing impact Dynomyco has on our plants.

I have chosen to grow out Zkittles by @Weed Seeds Express.
zkittlez-feminized-plant.jpg



This cannabis strain contains almost pure Indica genetics and comes from a cross of Grapefruit X Grape Ape. The Cannabis Cups started pouring in pretty soon after this cross was launched. In 2016, she won the Emerald Cup, and in 2015 it even won two Cannabis Cups at events in San Francisco and Michigan.

Zkittlez has a nice Indica dominant growth, but can get taller than you are used to from an Indica dominant cannabis strain. Many beautiful and well-developed side branches make it desirable to support them well. Otherwise, your cannabis plants could collapse under the weight of the buds on the side branches.

Zkittlez is a cannabis strain with high THC levels of up to 24%. The yield is better than good, as this cannabis strain produces high yields of cannabis in both indoor and outdoor cultivation. All this is achieved in a short flowering period of 7-9 weeks - what more could you wish for?

It's clear that Zkittlez is a multiple award winner for a reason. Taste the rainbow and grow some of our beautiful plants yourself with our Zkittlez cannabis seeds!"
Screenshot_20220512-200103_Chrome.jpg


With all that said, thank you to @Weed Seeds Express for being a sponsor on this site. They are not sponsoring this grow but I was fortunate to win a 10 pack of these feminized seeds. I wanted to showcase them on this journal to express my appreciation.

Next up is nutrients! I am choosing to once again use @GeoFlora Nutrients for the entirety of this grow. Mainly because of my familiarity with it and because I have seen it be a great accompanying product with Dynomyco. They are not sponsoring this grow. I've been blessed with a couple contest wins here and an awesome friend gave me some that increased my GF inventory! So I wanted to showcase them again and express my gratitude for their overall sponsorship of this site as well.
GeoFlora+Veg+and+Bloom+bags?format=1500w.png


Y'all still with me?! Alrighty then!

Here is the plan:
  • Outdoor (start to finish) Zone 9B
  • 4 Zkittlez Feminized Seeds
  • Soak until hull breach
  • Start in solo cups with inert coco/perlite media only
  • 2 seeds with Dynomyco & 2 without
  • In greenhouse until mid June
    • Transplant from solo cup to 1 gal
    • 1 gal to 5 gal (final)
  • Veg and train into late summer
  • Harvest in early fall
When I got word from the Dynomyco team that I was selected, I decided to start my seeds that evening! I have Dynomyco on hand now at all times. I order direct from their website.

Seed drop was 5/10
Right after this picture, I placed a paper towel over them to keep them submerged. A little trick I got from @InTheShed

I soaked them in a 50/50 solution of 3% hydrogen peroxide and filtered tap water for 15 minutes. Then I placed them in a dark tin with filtered tap water and placed that on top of my security camera server. That spot kept a solid 79° for the 36 hrs they spent to break free.

I saw bright white on all of them so it was time for planting. 4 for 4 germination! Nicely done once again @Weed Seeds Express
My reasoning on the numbering. #1 & #2 will be Dynomyco plants. The other two seem to have a little head start. Bigger seeds and appear to have more oomph. They're going to need the head start in my opinion. So #3 & #4 will be the control plants with no added Dynomyco.

I decided to go with an inert media. Something with nothing in it that could steer results one way or another.


I'm a soil guy, so it was really difficult for me to not add compost and worm castings to this mix. I rely on my soil biology to keep my plants happy. I want to do a good job of showcasing this product so I felt it was important to have a reliable control from start to finish.

Moving forward, I am officially undecided on the media I will be using in the 1 gal and 5 gal containers. Any help or ideas folks? If I keep it coco/perlite only, I fear my watering habits will inhibit their overall health and performance.

Less jibber jabber already!
Let's plant some seeds already!!!


Dynomyco seeds are in the red cups! :cheer:

I used 1tsp per cup. In the planting hole and directly around the hole for a complete inoculation of the media.

You can barely make out seed #1 in that pile of Dynomyco! :green_heart:
#2
All watered in! :circle-of-love:
It is incredibly satisfying to watch the granules melting away into your media by the way.

And now for # 3
& #4


Into the greenhouse they go! They will be there for at least the next month of growth. I have this space outfitted with a 4ft LED shop light that comes on at 8pm and off at 2am. So just over 18 hrs of light. That will be slowly turned down to 14 hrs over the next couple weeks. I am currently at 14 hrs of daylight. Come the middle of June, I'll reach my peak of 14 hrs 40 min of daylight and the slow pace down to the fall harvest!

They will be experiencing the outdoor environment from day 1! I think that's important for the vitality of plants you grow outside. There will be little to no hardening off needed. They will be utilizing every bit of the strong genetics they come with to survive and thrive. The Dynomyco is going to give the smaller seeds a boost on that front.

Thanks for making it this far in my introductory post. I hope you join me and the other 4 grower's journals on this comparitve Dynomyco grow! Blessings as always!

Dynomyco We Want You
 

Stunger

Grow Journal of the Month: May 2021, March 2022 - Plant of the Month: May 2021

BakedARea

Photo of the Month: Oct 2021, Feb 2022 - Photo of the Year: 2021 - Member of the Month: Jan 2022

InTheShed

Member of the Year: 2018, 2020 - Grow Journal of the Year: 2020 - Member of the Month: Jan 2018, Nov 2018, Jan & Aug 2020 - Grow Journal of the Month: Aug 2018, Dec 2020 - Plant of the Month: Oct 2018, Oct 2021
tl;dr :3:

But I will later when I'm not watching TV. I may even have a comment!
 

BakedARea

Photo of the Month: Oct 2021, Feb 2022 - Photo of the Year: 2021 - Member of the Month: Jan 2022

Verbalist

Grow Journal of the Month: Feb 2022
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:cheer::high-five: Congrats to all of us for this cool opportunity! Please tag me growers in your journals so that I can follow along.

Thank you @DYNOMYCO for this opportunity! And of course many thanks to @420 and the entire 420 Mag community for this place so we can take part in something like this.
I hope you will all join me on this new grow. I will be doing my best to showcase the amazing impact Dynomyco has on our plants.

I have chosen to grow out Zkittles by @Weed Seeds Express.
zkittlez-feminized-plant.jpg



This cannabis strain contains almost pure Indica genetics and comes from a cross of Grapefruit X Grape Ape. The Cannabis Cups started pouring in pretty soon after this cross was launched. In 2016, she won the Emerald Cup, and in 2015 it even won two Cannabis Cups at events in San Francisco and Michigan.

Zkittlez has a nice Indica dominant growth, but can get taller than you are used to from an Indica dominant cannabis strain. Many beautiful and well-developed side branches make it desirable to support them well. Otherwise, your cannabis plants could collapse under the weight of the buds on the side branches.

Zkittlez is a cannabis strain with high THC levels of up to 24%. The yield is better than good, as this cannabis strain produces high yields of cannabis in both indoor and outdoor cultivation. All this is achieved in a short flowering period of 7-9 weeks - what more could you wish for?

It's clear that Zkittlez is a multiple award winner for a reason. Taste the rainbow and grow some of our beautiful plants yourself with our Zkittlez cannabis seeds!"
Screenshot_20220512-200103_Chrome.jpg


With all that said, thank you to @Weed Seeds Express for being a sponsor on this site. They are not sponsoring this grow but I was fortunate to win a 10 pack of these feminized seeds. I wanted to showcase them on this journal to express my appreciation.

Next up is nutrients! I am choosing to once again use @GeoFlora Nutrients for the entirety of this grow. Mainly because of my familiarity with it and because I have seen it be a great accompanying product with Dynomyco. They are not sponsoring this grow. I've been blessed with a couple contest wins here and an awesome friend gave me some that increased my GF inventory! So I wanted to showcase them again and express my gratitude for their overall sponsorship of this site as well.
GeoFlora+Veg+and+Bloom+bags?format=1500w.png


Y'all still with me?! Alrighty then!

Here is the plan:
  • Outdoor (start to finish) Zone 9B
  • 4 Zkittlez Feminized Seeds
  • Soak until hull breach
  • Start in solo cups with inert coco/perlite media only
  • 2 seeds with Dynomyco & 2 without
  • In greenhouse until mid June
    • Transplant from solo cup to 1 gal
    • 1 gal to 5 gal (final)
  • Veg and train into late summer
  • Harvest in early fall
When I got word from the Dynomyco team that I was selected, I decided to start my seeds that evening! I have Dynomyco on hand now at all times. I order direct from their website.

Seed drop was 5/10
Right after this picture, I placed a paper towel over them to keep them submerged. A little trick I got from @InTheShed

I soaked them in a 50/50 solution of 3% hydrogen peroxide and filtered tap water for 15 minutes. Then I placed them in a dark tin with filtered tap water and placed that on top of my security camera server. That spot kept a solid 79° for the 36 hrs they spent to break free.

I saw bright white on all of them so it was time for planting. 4 for 4 germination! Nicely done once again @Weed Seeds Express
My reasoning on the numbering. #1 & #2 will be Dynomyco plants. The other two seem to have a little head start. Bigger seeds and appear to have more oomph. They're going to need the head start in my opinion. So #3 & #4 will be the control plants with no added Dynomyco.

I decided to go with an inert media. Something with nothing in it that could steer results one way or another.


I'm a soil guy, so it was really difficult for me to not add compost and worm castings to this mix. I rely on my soil biology to keep my plants happy. I want to do a good job of showcasing this product so I felt it was important to have a reliable control from start to finish.

Moving forward, I am officially undecided on the media I will be using in the 1 gal and 5 gal containers. Any help or ideas folks? If I keep it coco/perlite only, I fear my watering habits will inhibit their overall health and performance.

Less jibber jabber already!
Let's plant some seeds already!!!


Dynomyco seeds are in the red cups! :cheer:

I used 1tsp per cup. In the planting hole and directly around the hole for a complete inoculation of the media.

You can barely make out seed #1 in that pile of Dynomyco! :green_heart:
#2
All watered in! :circle-of-love:
It is incredibly satisfying to watch the granules melting away into your media by the way.

And now for # 3
& #4


Into the greenhouse they go! They will be there for at least the next month of growth. I have this space outfitted with a 4ft LED shop light that comes on at 8pm and off at 2am. So just over 18 hrs of light. That will be slowly turned down to 14 hrs over the next couple weeks. I am currently at 14 hrs of daylight. Come the middle of June, I'll reach my peak of 14 hrs 40 min of daylight and the slow pace down to the fall harvest!

They will be experiencing the outdoor environment from day 1! I think that's important for the vitality of plants you grow outside. There will be little to no hardening off needed. They will be utilizing every bit of the strong genetics they come with to survive and thrive. The Dynomyco is going to give the smaller seeds a boost on that front.

Thanks for making it this far in my introductory post. I hope you join me and the other 4 grower's journals on this comparitve Dynomyco grow! Blessings as always!

Dynomyco We Want You
Love your graphics Baked :circle-of-love:

Mind if I grab a seat?
- V
 

Bill284

Member of the Month: March 2021; April 2022 - Grow Journal of the Month: April 2021 - Plant of the Month: Nov 2021 - Member of the Year: 2021
STICKS_1296x.png

:cheer::high-five: Congrats to all of us for this cool opportunity! Please tag me growers in your journals so that I can follow along.

Thank you @DYNOMYCO for this opportunity! And of course many thanks to @420 and the entire 420 Mag community for this place so we can take part in something like this.
I hope you will all join me on this new grow. I will be doing my best to showcase the amazing impact Dynomyco has on our plants.

I have chosen to grow out Zkittles by @Weed Seeds Express.
zkittlez-feminized-plant.jpg



This cannabis strain contains almost pure Indica genetics and comes from a cross of Grapefruit X Grape Ape. The Cannabis Cups started pouring in pretty soon after this cross was launched. In 2016, she won the Emerald Cup, and in 2015 it even won two Cannabis Cups at events in San Francisco and Michigan.

Zkittlez has a nice Indica dominant growth, but can get taller than you are used to from an Indica dominant cannabis strain. Many beautiful and well-developed side branches make it desirable to support them well. Otherwise, your cannabis plants could collapse under the weight of the buds on the side branches.

Zkittlez is a cannabis strain with high THC levels of up to 24%. The yield is better than good, as this cannabis strain produces high yields of cannabis in both indoor and outdoor cultivation. All this is achieved in a short flowering period of 7-9 weeks - what more could you wish for?

It's clear that Zkittlez is a multiple award winner for a reason. Taste the rainbow and grow some of our beautiful plants yourself with our Zkittlez cannabis seeds!"
Screenshot_20220512-200103_Chrome.jpg


With all that said, thank you to @Weed Seeds Express for being a sponsor on this site. They are not sponsoring this grow but I was fortunate to win a 10 pack of these feminized seeds. I wanted to showcase them on this journal to express my appreciation.

Next up is nutrients! I am choosing to once again use @GeoFlora Nutrients for the entirety of this grow. Mainly because of my familiarity with it and because I have seen it be a great accompanying product with Dynomyco. They are not sponsoring this grow. I've been blessed with a couple contest wins here and an awesome friend gave me some that increased my GF inventory! So I wanted to showcase them again and express my gratitude for their overall sponsorship of this site as well.
GeoFlora+Veg+and+Bloom+bags?format=1500w.png


Y'all still with me?! Alrighty then!

Here is the plan:
  • Outdoor (start to finish) Zone 9B
  • 4 Zkittlez Feminized Seeds
  • Soak until hull breach
  • Start in solo cups with inert coco/perlite media only
  • 2 seeds with Dynomyco & 2 without
  • In greenhouse until mid June
    • Transplant from solo cup to 1 gal
    • 1 gal to 5 gal (final)
  • Veg and train into late summer
  • Harvest in early fall
When I got word from the Dynomyco team that I was selected, I decided to start my seeds that evening! I have Dynomyco on hand now at all times. I order direct from their website.

Seed drop was 5/10
Right after this picture, I placed a paper towel over them to keep them submerged. A little trick I got from @InTheShed

I soaked them in a 50/50 solution of 3% hydrogen peroxide and filtered tap water for 15 minutes. Then I placed them in a dark tin with filtered tap water and placed that on top of my security camera server. That spot kept a solid 79° for the 36 hrs they spent to break free.

I saw bright white on all of them so it was time for planting. 4 for 4 germination! Nicely done once again @Weed Seeds Express
My reasoning on the numbering. #1 & #2 will be Dynomyco plants. The other two seem to have a little head start. Bigger seeds and appear to have more oomph. They're going to need the head start in my opinion. So #3 & #4 will be the control plants with no added Dynomyco.

I decided to go with an inert media. Something with nothing in it that could steer results one way or another.


I'm a soil guy, so it was really difficult for me to not add compost and worm castings to this mix. I rely on my soil biology to keep my plants happy. I want to do a good job of showcasing this product so I felt it was important to have a reliable control from start to finish.

Moving forward, I am officially undecided on the media I will be using in the 1 gal and 5 gal containers. Any help or ideas folks? If I keep it coco/perlite only, I fear my watering habits will inhibit their overall health and performance.

Less jibber jabber already!
Let's plant some seeds already!!!


Dynomyco seeds are in the red cups! :cheer:

I used 1tsp per cup. In the planting hole and directly around the hole for a complete inoculation of the media.

You can barely make out seed #1 in that pile of Dynomyco! :green_heart:
#2
All watered in! :circle-of-love:
It is incredibly satisfying to watch the granules melting away into your media by the way.

And now for # 3
& #4


Into the greenhouse they go! They will be there for at least the next month of growth. I have this space outfitted with a 4ft LED shop light that comes on at 8pm and off at 2am. So just over 18 hrs of light. That will be slowly turned down to 14 hrs over the next couple weeks. I am currently at 14 hrs of daylight. Come the middle of June, I'll reach my peak of 14 hrs 40 min of daylight and the slow pace down to the fall harvest!

They will be experiencing the outdoor environment from day 1! I think that's important for the vitality of plants you grow outside. There will be little to no hardening off needed. They will be utilizing every bit of the strong genetics they come with to survive and thrive. The Dynomyco is going to give the smaller seeds a boost on that front.

Thanks for making it this far in my introductory post. I hope you join me and the other 4 grower's journals on this comparitve Dynomyco grow! Blessings as always!

Dynomyco We Want You
It's so nice to see a bag of coco for a change. :cheer:
Hey Baked :ciao: hope you are having a great day my friend.
I love me some coco , mind if I tag along.
The only thing better than coco is coco with @DYNOMYCO.

Stay safe :3:
Bill
 

BakedARea

Photo of the Month: Oct 2021, Feb 2022 - Photo of the Year: 2021 - Member of the Month: Jan 2022
Love your graphics Baked :circle-of-love:

Mind if I grab a seat?
- V
Welcome Verb! Thrilled to have you join in friend.
Is it true that @BakedARea is putting on another show?
Not sure it will be a good show...but a show nonetheless! Mostly asking questions and trying to figure out what the hell I'm doing wrong. :hmmmm: :laugh:

What time does it start? I don't want to be late. :19:
Tok..
Perfect timing amigo! Welcome Toke! Stoked you're here

You're cookin us up a good un Baked! :woohoo:
Yeaaaaaaahhhh buuuudddddyyyyy!!! Thanks for joining gromie.
Hey Hobbes. Welcome and thank you for grabbing a spot.
It's so nice to see a bag of coco for a change. :cheer:
:laugh::laugh::laugh: I was having a mental crisis not adding any compost or worm castings. It felt so...so...blasphemous!!!
Hey Baked :ciao: hope you are having a great day my friend.
Going to tackle some tasks the best I can. I have some plants to transplant for friends and my garden. Then A LOT of cleaning and organizing. :rolleyes:
I love me some coco , mind if I tag along.
The only thing better than coco is coco with @DYNOMYCO.

Stay safe :3:
Bill
I'm glad you're here amigo. Your wisdom is always welcomed.
 

Bill284

Member of the Month: March 2021; April 2022 - Grow Journal of the Month: April 2021 - Plant of the Month: Nov 2021 - Member of the Year: 2021
Welcome Verb! Thrilled to have you join in friend.

Not sure it will be a good show...but a show nonetheless! Mostly asking questions and trying to figure out what the hell I'm doing wrong. :hmmmm: :laugh:


Perfect timing amigo! Welcome Toke! Stoked you're here


Yeaaaaaaahhhh buuuudddddyyyyy!!! Thanks for joining gromie.

Hey Hobbes. Welcome and thank you for grabbing a spot.

:laugh::laugh::laugh: I was having a mental crisis not adding any compost or worm castings. It felt so...so...blasphemous!!!

Going to tackle some tasks the best I can. I have some plants to transplant for friends and my garden. Then A LOT of cleaning and organizing. :rolleyes:

I'm glad you're here amigo. Your wisdom is always welcomed.
Bokashi and Insect frass mixed in with @DYNOMYCO in your coco is like rocket fuel for roots.
I use it in air pots if I want a huge healthy girl really fast.
Brilliant combination.

Stay safe :3:
Bill
 

BakedARea

Photo of the Month: Oct 2021, Feb 2022 - Photo of the Year: 2021 - Member of the Month: Jan 2022
Bokashi and Insect frass mixed in with @DYNOMYCO in your coco is like rocket fuel for roots
I believe it 100%! I have loads of insect frass for my outdoor plants. I have not yet incorporated bokashi but I have researched it and it is high on my "want" list to start using it.

I need to approach this grow with a focus on letting the Dynomyco shine and keep the inputs to the minimum so I don't sway the results. I need to be able to equate the results back to the Dynomyco as much as possible. I almost feel like it's cheating already just using the Geoflora. Haa haa.

Here is a question for a coco guru. How much more watering does it take to keep the plants happy? It would require daily watering correct? What other ingredients could I incorporate to help with water retention? Like I said, I'd like to keep it as inert as possible.

:hmmmm: Now that I talked about that out loud, it made me wonder if I should have one of each in organic soil and the other two with soilless media. Hmmm...
 

LKABudMan

Nug of the Month: March 2022 - Grow Journal of the Month: April 2022 - Plant of the Month: April 2022
This looks like fun, I love that you started the smaller seeds in the dyno. Great pictures, really nice setup.
 

BakedARea

Photo of the Month: Oct 2021, Feb 2022 - Photo of the Year: 2021 - Member of the Month: Jan 2022
This looks like fun, I love that you started the smaller seeds in the dyno. Great pictures, really nice setup.
Hey BudMan! :welcome:
Thanks for catching that on the seeds. I'm ready to see a bunch of roots. This period of time seems like the hardest to me. My impatient personality begins to surface around seed popping time. :3:
 

Bill284

Member of the Month: March 2021; April 2022 - Grow Journal of the Month: April 2021 - Plant of the Month: Nov 2021 - Member of the Year: 2021
I believe it 100%! I have loads of insect frass for my outdoor plants. I have not yet incorporated bokashi but I have researched it and it is high on my "want" list to start using it.

I need to approach this grow with a focus on letting the Dynomyco shine and keep the inputs to the minimum so I don't sway the results. I need to be able to equate the results back to the Dynomyco as much as possible. I almost feel like it's cheating already just using the Geoflora. Haa haa.

Here is a question for a coco guru. How much more watering does it take to keep the plants happy? It would require daily watering correct? What other ingredients could I incorporate to help with water retention? Like I said, I'd like to keep it as inert as possible.

:hmmmm: Now that I talked about that out loud, it made me wonder if I should have one of each in organic soil and the other two with soilless media. Hmmm...
Of course you want to let the DYNOMYCO shine.:Namaste:
Growing coco outside requires large amounts of full strength nutrients at 5.8 ph.
No garden hose.
So your taking on a task for sure in a Cali summer.
I found bigger pots retained moisture better , but I eventually filled it with roots.
Making it more thirsty.
I don't have a trick to retaining moisture that wouldn't fek up coco.
White cloth on the outside of the pot sprayed with water hose to reduce evaporation and cool roots.
Let me do a little check into that question.
We still have time.

Stay safe :3:
Bill
 

BakedARea

Photo of the Month: Oct 2021, Feb 2022 - Photo of the Year: 2021 - Member of the Month: Jan 2022
Growing coco outside requires large amounts of full strength nutrients at 5.8 ph.
No garden hose.
Uhhhh...I was planning on just going with GeoFlora for the nutrients. As for the water...I was planning on using filtered hose/tap via an automated irrigation system. :laugh:

So now, maybe I should just let them enjoy some sort of a soil blend. I can't be spending too much time measuring pH.
 

BakedARea

Photo of the Month: Oct 2021, Feb 2022 - Photo of the Year: 2021 - Member of the Month: Jan 2022
If ya don't mind I'll pull up a seat & Hookah vape and see how this Dynomyco works...

:hookah:
:hookah: :high-five: Welcome! You would love it. Also, if you ever get your hands on it, gotta give Earth Alive 'Soil Activator' a try too. Amazing stuff loaded with microbes. This grow Vegan has me a little twisted up. I'm all about organic soils. But I also want to showcase the Dynomyco without any other boosters. So it should be interesting to see what my final transplant and media will end up being. I'm undecided at this point. I know they would explode though in some LOS.
 

Darade

Well-Known Member
No idea that the lineage, for Zkittles was grape ape, grape ape is my favorite strains of all time followed by green crack, and peanut butter breath.

You lucked out on those seeds for sure! I have too many seeds in my inventory right now, that I need to use first, before my wife will let me buy any new ones sadly. Lol
 
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