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Nice! 8 is a great start for 21 days. Its coming together nicely. One step at a time you are acheiving your goalsTopped the new Blueberry CBD seedling at 21 days to get it ready for quadlining and took a reading. 8 Brix, although there wasn't a lot of sap from the top leaves so it didn't completely cover the plate. Not sure if that matters though.
I made a half gallon of LAB and my outdoor grow is flowering nicely so I will make sure I use it. Thanks.Hypothesis: Mode of Actions for the increased trichome / calyx ratio, increased terpene content, and how this might affect our perception of the potency of probiotic cannabis.themodern.farm
I thought you might be interested in this deep dive into secondary metabolites and the potential for LABS to impact. Extremely interesting, if not quite layman-friendly - but I got through it though so I reckon everyone interested can too.
edit: tagging @Danishoes21 Hey brother, long time! I'll pop over for a visit ''forthwith''.
Im in 10gal pots so I don't need to topdress to the same degree. EWC is fairly mag sufficient, but in small pots like 2gals or less everything gets exaggerated.Thanks.
Not sure how I'd fine tune the Mag as my extracts are generally broad based. I'll have to go have a look and see if there are any plants heavy in that one element.
How do you fine tune it in your organic grow? The single thing I think that has made the biggest difference is that I've been upping the amount and frequency of my castings top dress so maybe I can go even heavier there.
My castings are amended with various meals and minerals but I've just started adding my crumbles to them, but it's 6-8 months before they finish so that's more of a next year thing.
No, not unless its not finished. Most of that nitrogen, if not all is now in amino form. The mag in it will help things too. Watch the brix. It will lead you. Things fry easily in small pots. Less more often is the key.Ok, I think I'll try it the way it's going, at least mostly. Last grow I fried the leaves early in flower by adding too much of my potions so ironically that was good as I now know it is possible to overdo it.
I'll at least be starting flower looking really good and then, like you said, we'll see how far I get.
Do you think castings bring too much nitrogen once I get past stretch?
Flip +14 for the twins and both have begun flower. The Backyard Farmer Edition (compost) is looking great with good color, though is drinking a bit less in its SIP than the World Traveler Edition (coco). That one though is starting to show some yellowing leaves.A flowering they will go. Both got flipped this weekend.
Its unusual for me to flip two together so this will give me something interesting to watch, that being the effect on the plants from different light spectrums.
My flower box is setup up for a perpetual grow. I have 3 rows of 6 light vanity strips as my light source and use screw-in LED lights in them. I generally start a plant on the right side under cooler 5,000k lights and then move them left into the warmer 3,000k side later on.
5,000k is said to produce frostier buds, while the 3k does something else (though I forget what) and is the more standard spectrum to use in flower.
I could just change get out the lights but I won't. May as well see what we see.
Is it possible that the yellowing of the coco one could be that its too wet? Coco has a good water retention quality to it. Feel if its wetter.Flip +14 for the twins and both have begun flower. The Backyard Farmer Edition (compost) is looking great with good color, though is drinking a bit less in its SIP than the World Traveler Edition (coco). That one though is starting to show some yellowing leaves.
Both got their weekly top dressing of worm castings at 1T per gallon and malted barley at half that, plus some of my Swamp juice (half veg mix and half flower).
I was hoping the compost version would hold up relatively well compared to the coco one but so far it is appreciably better. But, it's early yet so we'll see how things progress from here.
@Gee64 's been
pestering mestrongly encouraging me to add some global calcium to my mix so today I added some powdered eggshells to my old soil bucket at the rate of 1T per gallon. I already add them as part of my weekly worm bin routine and I'll add them as well when I pot up a new plant so that way I'll have the calcium three different ways; already processed by the worms, some aged with microbes in the standing old soil bucket, and some fresh at potting time.
Also took the cloning branches off the new Blueberry CBD plant and stuck them, and up-potted the mother to a 2G SIP to prep for flower. I also flipped a Northern Lights 5 clone still in its 1L container since I want to see how this new soil mix works in a smaller container.
I didn't plan this very well and the flower box will be super crowded when the Blueberry CBD gets flipped in a couple of weeks. Oh well, my new cloning success will enable me to better plan things out starting early next year.
Finally, I started processing/screening my latest compost batch which is looking much better and more finished than the earlier rounds so I may spread the old stuff I've been storing in a barrel onto my garlic bed and replace my storage pile with this more finished stuff.
Ok. I test the water level in the SIP each day with a dipstick and only give it what it'll drink in a day or two. I can let it dry out a bit this week and see if that improves things.Is it possible that the yellowing of the coco one could be that its too wet? Coco has a good water retention quality to it. Feel if its wetter.
That should read 1t per gallon. I haven't noticed any impact to the addition so I'm going to try it on my newly up-potted NL5. Both it and the Blueberry CBD seedling look super healthy but when I brixed the bigger one it came in only at 8 with a fairly obvious shade line rather than a zone so I'm wondering if upping the calcium with the eggshells might help.I also should mention that I added a top dressing of eggshell powder to my old mother Strawberry CBD plant. That one's starting to fade and since it got upgraded with the Blueberry CBD I won't be taking any more cuttings nor will I flower it out so it seems like a perfect candidate to experiment with.
I topdressed it at 1T per gallon and misted it in. There may not be enough time for the calcium to get processed much but I mostly want to see if there is any deleterious effect. If there's no downside, I may try it on my other plants that have a longer expected lifespan and see what it does, if anything.
yes, but what is globally in the mix sets the condition of the soil, what you add up top maintains that conditioning. If you have a global deficit you need to fix that AND maintain from above. Not saying you have a global deficit, but if you do you need a boost and you need maintenance.But by adding it regularly to the top I should get some sort of regular "flow" as some of the older stuff falls, right?
Ah, OK. Makes sense. I do incorporate castings as 10-20% of my mix so there is some globally, but maybe that gets dissolved more quickly than say lime or eggshells would?yes, but what is globally in the mix sets the condition of the soil, what you add up top maintains that conditioning. If you have a global deficit you need to fix that AND maintain from above. Not saying you have a global deficit, but if you do you need a boost and you need maintenance.