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My latest Vert garden

Discussion in 'Vertical Growing' started by PKHydro, Jan 31, 2016.

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    PKHydro

    PKHydro Well-Known Member

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    Ratios on the bottom.
    Veg NPK would be 16-8-24
    Flower NPK would be 12-16-20

    Thanks man, i appreciate it. I had shut down for a while, it just got too much for me. However I was spending insane amounts of money at the local dispensary, even at "compassionate" prices, so I had to start back up again.

    And while it is nice to be growing my own meds again, I've been unable to give them the full attention they need and things have suffered as a result.

    ...it probably does...but do I know how to find it??? Lol



    Ya I hear lots of shit about GH and Monsanto...yadda yadda. Whatever, it's simple and seems to provide the plants with everything they need. Im always amazed at the people rocking like 10 different bottles of nutrients...blows my mind the money their pissing away.
     
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    ttystikk

    ttystikk Well-Known Member

    Perfect re the end ratios, thank you!

    It is sadly true that dispensaries use 'compassionate' care as a sick excuse to profit from real suffering. We both know how much it really costs to grow.

    If I lived closer to you, I'd be more than happy to help out. I have some close friends around here I'm already doing it for. I do hope you get to feeling better soon, man.

    Instructions for your pH pen should be in the box or online. If I even knew which ppm scale you were using, that would be plenty.

    GH is simple and it works. People who piss fortunes away on nutes do it because they have no clue about plant nutrition and aren't willing to make the small effort to learn. It isn't even hard...

    I use dry nutrient salts which give me excellent quality, consistent results, total control and full knowledge of what is- and what is not- in my nutes, all at a cost of literally pennies on the dollar vs the water bottles.

    Hope you can share some pics again when you feel up to it. Your past grows were impressive!
     
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    OneHitDone

    OneHitDone Well-Known Member

    Hey @PKHydro , I'm sure you had mentioned it somewhere in the thread - how close do you allow your plants to grow the the lamps?
     
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    PKHydro

    PKHydro Well-Known Member

    The middle bulb is the one that tends to really get crowded out. My corner bulbs I'l try and keep a foot or two off the side of the plant to as to allow the most coverage. By the end there's tops within 8"-10" of the middle bulb, gotta watch close to avoid getting bleaching/burns. @OneHitDone
     
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    OneHitDone

    OneHitDone Well-Known Member

    Your methods are giving me a big boner for vert growing again :hump:
     
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    OneHitDone

    OneHitDone Well-Known Member

    Can you go over your lamp placement? It appears one in each of the 4 corners and 1 in the middle?
    If a plant was only being hit from 1 side with a 1000W HPS but you turned her frequently, do you think that would be sufficient or counter-productive?
     
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    ttystikk

    ttystikk Well-Known Member

    I'm interested in his answer as well, but I'd be willing to bet that a 180° turn halfway through every day would work well. Another way to do that would be to have a bulb in front and another behind, then run one 6 hours and then kick the other one for 6 hours, then 12 in darkness.
     
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    OneHitDone

    OneHitDone Well-Known Member

    My interest in the topic is for locations where there is not enough physical sq ft to have a lamp on both sides with proper clearance to keep from toasting things. :peace:
     
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    ttystikk

    ttystikk Well-Known Member

    I saw a rotating table for horticulture many years ago at a trade show and never saw it again.
     
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    PKHydro

    PKHydro Well-Known Member

    Yes your correct, 1 light in each corner, and 1 in the middle. This means each plant has 3 bulbs around it.

    O X O
    X O X ........ X=Plants
    O X O

    I'm sure rotating the plant could work, but it's certainly not ideal. I support my plants by tying branches up to an overhead grid, turning a plant 180° would certainly cause issues. Also I couldn't turn the bottom bucket due to drain lines, so I would have to somehow lift the plant and root ball together, spin 180° and put the plant back down.

    Having 1 bulb and rotating the plant will work, but it's not going to be efficient or allow the plant to develop to its full potential as one half is always going to receive less light.
     
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    PKHydro

    PKHydro Well-Known Member

    How much room are you working with?
     
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    OneHitDone

    OneHitDone Well-Known Member

    5' x 9'
     
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    PKHydro

    PKHydro Well-Known Member

    That's tight, how many lights do you have?

    I can see 3 bulbs with 2 plants, all in a row.

    O X O X O

    But you might be better off with a couple of overhead overhead bulbs and a good scrog in that space...
     
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    OneHitDone

    OneHitDone Well-Known Member

    Merry Christmas @PKHydro !
    Can you tell me what size hose you are running from your plants back to your res?
     
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    PKHydro

    PKHydro Well-Known Member

    Merry Christmas to you as well. I believe they're 3/4" return lines.
     
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    OneHitDone

    OneHitDone Well-Known Member

    Thanks bro, are the fittings you are using on the bottom of the buckets hydro store stuff or something you put together at the hardware store?
     
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    PKHydro

    PKHydro Well-Known Member

    No problem man @OneHitDone I picked the fittings up at the hydro store...not sure if you would be able to find them at the average hardware store. I think they're called thru-hulls. I have the 90° thru hulls in the bottoms of my buckets and just the straight thru-hulls in the side of my res.
     
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    gr865

    gr865 Well-Known Member

    They are called bulkhead fittings, you can order direct from Banjo fitting, they have them all.
     
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