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The Grow Room forums; I've heard, not saying it's true, that aero causes a loss to potency. I mean if a plant's DNA instigates ...
Doing It Aero
I've heard, not saying it's true, that aero causes a loss to potency. I mean if a plant's DNA instigates a certain potency level, then if the buds are bigger than intended won't the potency have further to spread?
It's complicated and science was far from my best subject at school. So let's take a human and give him steroids, which will make him far bigger than his dna intended. Said human will not be able to lift the weights that a man half his size (that hasn't had steroids) could. I mean sure the steroid users muscles are going to look the business but they aren't going to perform feats of magnificent strength like they look like they should.
i suppose if you push the plants to the limit of thier feed all the time then yea there probably would be. but all you would have to do to counteract this is make sure that you dont give them full strength nutes.
my using aero all you are doing is creating a perfect atmosphere for your roots allowing them to absorb all they need let them absorb more than this and yea you probably end up with a massive plant but i am not sure if a plant would outgrow its budding capacity.
surely if a plants reason for living to create seeds then it should just make for bigger better buds
anyways thats a very interesting point
I dont believe thats true. When I had my aero garden the buds where just as good as my buddies that grow in soil. Just bigger.
If it did lose any I cant tell.
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I'm going to experiment with aero on the next crop. Set up a small unit for five plants. I'll make it myself rather than buy one. I haven't seen an aero unit yet but i've heard that it works similarly to a toilet stopcock.
I'll find out for a fact then, only a few months away. Well around the end of November is when we'll be starting the next crop. 40 fem's this time, 5 will be on aero and the rest we'll stick with soil. That way if the aero messes up we still have the 35 to fall back on. I've heard horror stories of whole gardens being wiped out using aero.
I understand what you are saying mouse and it's given me cause for a lot of thought. I mean the plant contains billions of cells which are all over it, each one containg the genetic make-up of the plant, so there should be no loss to potency.
It looks like I'm going to have to surf a few botany sites. Anyone know of any good ones? A general search just brings up sites that want you to pay.
I've never heard anything like that before, and doubt it possible. Here's marijuana Botany, by Rob Clarke, let us know what you find out.
Thanks for that Pot', just read the first chapter and it's told me that I have done everything right in picking the males. I remember those little claw shapes. I'll read the rest when I'm less busy. Kids demand attention.
Hydro Vrs Aero
What is the most efficent (weight/potency) way to grow indoors, ive heard hydro and aero cost a LOT more, but also produce more. Are they worth it, or is it just something to mess around with?
Aeroponics is one method of hydroponics. Hydroponic growing is more efficient because it is faster. But only for the veg time. The flowering time is genetic, and potency isn't different, so the only advantage that you get is that veg time is half of that of soil growing. But that will allow for several more crops per year, and therefore hydro produces more bud.
Soil growing is the easiest, because it requires less tending, and you can avoid chemicals, if that is your thing. Hydro growing is advanced, and you need a lot of learning to get up to speed, and then there are many things that will go wrong, and heartbreak is assured.
I always recommend someone grow several crops in soil before trying other methods. I've seen many start with hydro, and after failing miserably, quit forever. Hey, if it was easy, everyone would be doing it!
How much veg' time is cut by growing hydro'? In soil my crop was ready after 3 1/2 weeks.
I usually flip the lights after three weeks of vegging in hydro. The plants are just about 12" to 15" tall at that point.
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