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Bubble, like with an air stone? I have seen that and read about it..
YupBubble, like with an air stone? I have seen that and read about it..
I had a cookies strain in my last grow that was the weirdest cannabis plant I'd ever seen. I didn't think it'd amount to much. I thought about pulling it, but I let it go. It ended up producing a decent yield of top shelf product. I've got another one going now and it's falling behind a little, but I think it's just a thing with these genes.The one I do have a concern for is the Girl Scout Cookies. That one just flat out has not grown well. Thats actually a huge disappointment as it is the second attempt at the strain. The first seed last year was a male. This one is growing like crap. Oh well
Hopefully that is the case with mine too. My Pineapple Chunk was like that and still did well...I had a cookies strain in my last grow that was the weirdest cannabis plant I'd ever seen. I didn't think it'd amount to much. I thought about pulling it, but I let it go. It ended up producing a decent yield of top shelf product. I've got another one going now and it's falling behind a little, but I think it's just a thing with these genes.
Sort of late to the conversation as usual...but in my sig is a great post on why you should be using beneficial bacteria tea in DWC...but the info is universal...all styles of growing can benefit from feeding tea even just once a grow as it helps, amongst other things to make healthy big rootballs. I had a lady on here once using it to fix a problem and she threw the excess on some clones. One shot and the whole grow they stood out better.
I do it regularly and don't feed anything else.
There are a few ways to grow organic but the whole thing comes down to trying to create a huge diverse microbial web in the medium.
Perlite only medium is very bad for organic growing really...great for organic nutes but the bacteria don't like the perlite as much as as coco or other organic material. Teas are great to clean out the medium, fix pH, wash out toxic abundance...you name it, when done correctly they can fix just about any soil or medium issue.
All you are doing is making the stuff they sell you in the store at home fresh. But you can't store it more than a few days. So once every 2 weeks I make some and feed for a bit and go back onto water.
After the soil is black you need only add water. When the soil is decomposing like in nature with all the stuff the plant needs it is a slow release medium you don't worry about. But that takes a bit of work and doesn't come from a bag.
I don't want to try tea's for kicks. I want results... I feel a good tea will feed as good as any store bought crap. It's just finding a way to implement it so I don't make too much work for myself. It's awful easy to plop down some cash for liquid gold and call it good.There is a guy on here I have been PMing who is attempting to try to run DWC from my tea only, from seed. I wouldn't do that and told him but he is pumped and trying. I would wait until the roots hit the res at least. No reason to use it until 2 weeks into a real res IMO.
He is bored with DWC he says and is doing it just for kicks.
It is just something to do. I have a batch at peak right now and going to use it as a foliar spray this evening. It is by far the best foliar spray I have used.
Make some for that alone in veg. Don't do it on flowers but In veg the plant just explodes on tea as a foliar feed. Make a batch with tripple kelp and the stalks are huge.
I picked up 2 infested plants from a grower. Hand me downs from another grower so like I am at least the 3rd person on this seed. I went at them aggressively with insecticides and now they are almost dead. I need to bring them back with the foliar. 1 I am sure is dead but I will keep trying. The other...may have a kicking chance. Guaranteed high yield 23ish THC deep purple Hindu Kush. Hopefully she survives. They were both given to me by this guy who went through hundreds of clones last year and he threw out all the crap and he brings these over and says these are his heavy yielders. He has more but everything is infested with the worst kind of bug oeriod so I dont want them all at once. One at a time and I will treat them, clone them and toss what he brings me.
Yeah this is the first clone I have taken from somone in years... many years.
I think I don't know somone who has accepted clones who hasn't dealt with bugs.
These plants were not clonable. The one was really just destroyed and not worth it. The other one was viable but all that was left was infested. So I have to regrow for some clones.
I have so many seeds this is just stupid but I like the challenge.