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907skunk

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Not sure yet still drying...plant was only like 15 inches tall...had 17 colas on it tho...I did lst ing on her ....see in a few days
 

907skunk

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She was stressed the whole grow ...I was upgrading lights and everything while she was growing so I lost some due to that...then I bleached her a lil bit
 

907skunk

New Member
I had a aphid issue on 1 branch but I washed and rinsed the whole plant then put them in the deep freezer over night and now their drying...looks like all aphids died so I think we are all good
 

illizm775

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Thinking about switching to coco but finding it here is a pain really....but I mix extra perlite in all my soils to help drainage and oxygen flow
Hey check out alaska lawn and garden or barn and garden. Then theres alaska jacks. Just to name a few with coco.
 

TheMadDabber

Member of the Month: Dec 2017 - Nug of the Month: June 2018
I'm in the interior. Skunk if you make it into fairbanks their hydro shop sells a brick for 14 bucks and filled the huge storage containers... I've used a TON and barley made a dent lol
 

907skunk

New Member
Ok cool yea I was wondering how much it would take to fill 3gal pots and 5 gal buckets...any idea how much I'd have to buy
 

TheMadDabber

Member of the Month: Dec 2017 - Nug of the Month: June 2018
It's called green thumbs garden center. I mix a lot of perlite with mine but I'd guesstimate 20 to 30 gallons per brick. My sterilite container is still full practically and I've used it for 2 3 gallon hempy buckets, and a few 1 gallon garden pots. Are you using the 5 gallon homie depot type buckets? If you have 6 to 8 of say grab 2 bricks. They also have HUGE bags of pro mix and perlite super coarse grain.

I Chatted it up with the dude that worked there and he offered me 10 percent off every future purchase. Sure it's more expensive than Amazon maybe (probably not without prime) but they offer lots of options and like almost all the Alaskans I know were super nice and extremely helpful
 

907skunk

New Member
Awesome thanx for the info...yea standard 5 gal buckets and some 3 gal pots...I usually mix a lot of perlite in as well
 

TheMadDabber

Member of the Month: Dec 2017 - Nug of the Month: June 2018
Yeah then those bricks are gonna work great for ya. Just add water and they expand and expand and expand.....
 

TheMadDabber

Member of the Month: Dec 2017 - Nug of the Month: June 2018
Expands huh...damn don't wanna use too much and expand out the pots...I've never used it before
Oh sorry no. It comes in a compressed dehydrated brick. So you add water and it expands. Then you just rinse well cut with 10 to 30 percent perlite and boom. Just rember there's no nutritional value in coco, none so as soon as there are true leaves start adding a drop or 2 of nutes into your water.
 

907skunk

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Yea that's why I wanted to use it cause I knew is less likely to get nute burn and bugs don't really like it and I been told it's reusable after harvest
 

GreenThunder

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Yea that's why I wanted to use it cause I knew is less likely to get nute burn and bugs don't really like it and I been told it's reusable after harvest
I ended up with coco by mistake - turned out to be a happy accident! The cashier at the grow supply shop said he knew nothing about the products (I said I needed dirt) so I just picked a bag and after I planted all four I looked more closely at the bag.... then went into research mode. I'm super happy because I believe I would have a tenancy to over water but that's not a worry at all with this stuff.

Here's some pistils on one of my beauties, about a month in flower.

 
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