they are looking good keep it up
Sup guys. I'm kinda new here so go easy on me.
I thought I'd post some pics of my plants here too so I can get some feedback on how I am doing. I am a total newb trying to grow organically. So far I have 2 WOS Pakistan Ryders going, 2 WOS Strawberry Blues going. I am about to pop a WOS Kilimanjaro landrace Sativa and a G13 Labs OG13 (og kush).
I had some issues with using the the wrong pH water and a little overwatering. I stunted my PR in flower pretty good but and caused a slight nitrogen lockout as you can see in the pics, eh, that's what first grows are for, learning and getting better.
My organic soil consist of various different kinds of bagged soil (FFOF, FFLW, Roots Organic, Lady Bug Vortex), then I ammeded the soil with Earthworm Castings, Alfalfa mean, Kelp mean, Greensand, 4 different kinds of Guanos and only water with a molasses tea.
Eitherway, lmk what y'all think. More plants coming soon. These are the most recent pics. Don't laugh, like I said, this is my first grow.
Pakistan Ryder at day 31:
Strawberry Blue at day 28:
Meh...plants are boring to watch grow.
Last edited by Alter Ego; 05-28-2012 at 01:33 AM.
they are looking good keep it up
why mix 4 soils? just curious.
for outdoor, I just switched from FFOF to roots organics, and I'm never going back! I feed my girls straight water and the soil has everything they need in it. Stuffs great (thanks local hydro store for recommending)
Alas, the more the we grow, the better handle we get on the whole thing. Good luck!
CURRENT BLUE WIDOW GROW
Yeah, I'm kinda nuts....I used 4 different kinds of bagged soils to provide variety. Here's my mix:
For autoflowers and vegitative growth I am using:
-5 kinds of compost
-Texas granite sands
-BioZome for microbial activity
I went ahead and ammended it with:
-1/4 cup Alfalfa Meal
-1/4 cup Kelp Meal
-1/4 cup Greensand
My plants and I are loving this mix right now.
For my Organic flowering mix, I will be using (if I ever get there) this:
-1 bag Roots Organic potting soil 0.75 cubic ft. (only size left and last bag)
-1 bag Roots Organic Bigworms Earthworm Casting 1 cubic ft.
-1 bag Fox Farms Ocean Forest 1.5 cubic ft.
-1 bag Fox Farms Light Warrior 1.5 cubic ft.
-1 bag of Lady Bug Organic Potting Soil 1.5 cubic ft.
-Sunleaves Mexican Bat Guano 10-2-1 (1/2 cup)
-Sunleaves Peruvian Seabird Guano 10-10-2 (1/2 cup)
-Sunleaves Jamacian Bat Guano 1-10-0.2 (1/2 cup)
-Sunleaves Indonesian Bat Guano 0.5-12-0.2 (1/2 cup)
-Botanicare ZHO Rhizosphere Root Inoculator (1 oz.)
-Xtreme Gardening Mykos Spores (3.5 oz.)
-2 cups of Alfalfa Meal
-2 cups of Kelp Meal
-2 cups of Green Sand
-2 cups of Garden Lime
-2 big ass bags of perlite
Heres the chart I used for when I decided to go organic. Hope this helps other newbs.
Lookin healthy!! +rep
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Sup guys! Thx for the props. Makes me smile.
Just finished transplanting the Paki Ryder #2 into her 5 gallon home, hopefully this one will get a little bigger. I might try to LST this one but I havn't ever tried it. Also, I just put the WOS Kilimanjaro 100% Sativa in the soil. I also got a freebie, dont know much about it...it's a G13 Lab OG13. Basically it's a long flowering Og Kush from what they describe. Hopefully more on the Sativa side. I guess I'll grow em see what happens. Will update in a few days!
sup alter ego,im also growing outside in texas.are ur plants auto flower?
The World of seeds Strawberry Blues, Kilamanjaro landrace sativa and G13 Labs OG13 are all photoperiods and the real producers. I grew the auoflowers to get my feet wet with growing outdoors/organically and whatever bud I get off them should tide me over till the photos get chopped.
Eitherway, thanks for the rep fellow Texan! What do you have going outdoors this season?
BTW: The oldest Strawberry Blue is starting to smell like straight up turkey sausages. It's freaking nuts.
Last edited by Alter Ego; 05-29-2012 at 04:07 PM.
Well, here's a slight update.
The entire time I though I had a pH lockout causing my funky yellow leaves.....well after getting a solid pH pen and finding out that I was right where I needed to be, I realized the plants were STARVING!
This morning, I said, F it and I fed all my plants with my high N and high P Peruvian Seabird Guano. After that I went to take a long needed nap. I came back out about 4 hours laters and all my yellow leaves were going green again!!! 4 freaking hours!!! Wow, I didnt expect it to happen so fast!
The pics still may show a slight yellow but keep in mind, the leaves were banana yellow 4 hours before these pics were taken!!
Anyway, these plants are nothing compared to all the expert growers on these boards but I am learning as I go along...slowly, but surely! Enough yap yap, here are some pics!
Pakistan Ryder #1 aka "my learning plant" @ day 36 from seed....still hoping for at least an 8th from this dwarf, lol.
Pakistan Ryder #2 aka "let's try this again" @ day 18 from seed. I am trying my hand at some LST with this plant. Also, this plant is in my fully organic soil a lot of the members here helped me make (thanks!). The PR/SB #1 are in straight bagged Lady Bug Vortex soil...maybe thats why they are starving. Looking good so far.
StrawberryBlue #1 @ day 33 (severely stunted due to lack of N , hopefully she bounces back now that I know what she wants.)
StrawberryBlue #2 @ day 2 (severely stunted/yellow due to lack of N , I will be transplanting this baby next weekend in a 15 gallon pot.)
But wait! There's more! Introducing the newest addition to the family, World of seeds Kilimanjaro @ day 1. She is apparently a 100% Landrace Sativa from deep in the Kenyan jungles!! I really hope I don't F this one up, she is going into a 15 gallon container and will hopefully be growin out into a tree one day!!
I hope I am doing ok, LMK guys!!
As always, thanks for stopping by,
Pakistan Ryder #1 @ day 41: All the leaves are yellowing and dying and I don't know what the deal is. I have tried flushing, feeding, leaving it alone, etc etc...she just has not been a good grow. She was my first plant so I am not freaking out too bad. Funny thing is that the buds on her (what little there is) keeps fattening and getting more and more sticky resin/tricombs by the day. She has been stunted and stressed by me to hell and back. Just the fact that she is alive is something...I am going to flush her 1 more time and see what happens with her. If the yellowing and burnt tips do not stop, I might just chop her down. Oh well, first grows are a learning experience. I learned a lot from this plant, that is for sure. She smells great though, like piney fuel, baby poo and strong skunky musk.
Pakistan Ryder #2 @ day 22: I am trying to learn how to LST with this plant. Keep in mind, the autoflowers will not get very big outside due to the length of light I get (14ish hours) so don't blame my tiny autos on my newb growing skills . LMK how my LST look, I may be doing it wrong so someone correct me if possible.
Strawberry Blue # 1 @ day 41: Now this photo-period plants is really starting to look good. Nice green foliage, good growth, lush and generally looking great. She is showing female pistils already, I hope that's normal because I do not plant on her flowering for at least another 2 months. Rub your fingers on her fan leaves and she will smell like sweet honey sausages with a very like minty skunk undertone.
Strawberry Blue # 2 @ day 22: Now this girl is really taking off. I top dressed her with lime and gave her a tea which consisted of high N bat guano, Alfalfa, kelp, molasses and a few drops of dish soap. Mixed all that with rain water and fed her. She really greened up and is growing much faster than her older sister. It's funny because she is really different looking than her sister. The bigger one has more Sativa fan leaves and this one looks to be more Indica dom.
Kilimanjaro @ day 5: Now, I have really high hopes for this this 100% landrace African Sativa. She is the baby of the family but I am sure she will take off in no time. Once she gets older, I will be either topping or fimming her and taking a few clones.
I would love to hear some feedback. Positive or negative, thank you!
Last edited by Alter Ego; 06-04-2012 at 08:56 AM.