5. Soil and LED

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    newgrow16

    newgrow16 Well-Known Member

    IMAG00385.jpg Start of a new grow.
    soil - FFOF
    5 gallon fabric pots
    RO water purchased $.30 per gallon
    General Organics nutrients including Cal-Mag
    Timber Framework, 3500K vero29 v7 cob, three at 400 watts
    Three - 3X3 bins in 4X12X7 outdoor shed
    Two 440 cfm fans, intake and exhaust
    two 12" hurricane fans inside
    Seeds - regular m/f - BC Bud depot - 2 girl scout cookies and 2 headband 707, Humboldt seeds - 2 master Kush, 1 gorilla glue bag seed, Swami up north - 3 blue orca haze and 2 cherry bomb.
     
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    auto1dwc

    auto1dwc Well-Known Member

    And what do you want to know???
     
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    newgrow16

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    Headband seedling decided to use clover style, three leaf structure, first time I have seen this.
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    newgrow16

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    Okay, soil was not amended this time, no extra perlite or lime. Straight from sack. Started using GO nutrients right away. I am using RO water and have checked and adjusted the PH using PH up or PH down from general hydrophonics. I have read somewhere that adjusting the ph that way is not good for the nutrients and soil that I am using. Should I keep adjusting PH with these products?
     
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    redeyedfrog

    redeyedfrog Well-Known Member

    I use granulated sulphur and lime for my ph but you need time for that process but once you are stable it stays that way if I want a quick way I use liquid sulphur to raise acid levels and lime works pretty quick but I never use ph up and down that is mainly used for hydro not soil. In saying that I generally don't worry about my ph the soil should look after itself acid/ ph issues are usually a result of using soil that hasn't been allowed to compost for long enough.
     
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    Kerovan

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    You've got to be extremely careful adjusting the ph in RO water. There is no buffer in the water if it's real RO water so even the smallest amount of ph additive can cause crazy swings in ph. Is the water really horrible where you live? Just use tap water and adjust the ph if you want, but it's isn't all that necessary in a good soil with lots of decaying organic matter like FFOF.
     
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    newgrow16

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    Water tested at about 650 ppm, and we get lots of calcium carbonate and such on water faucets, coffee maker and pans. I think that caused some lockout late in my prior grows. Glacier brand machine at grocery store which tested at 15 ppm.
    I did adjust PH after adding GO nutrients and Cal-mag. Maybe a little more stable?
     
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    newgrow16

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    Other problem is that there's chloramine in the water, can't air it out.
     
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    Kerovan

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    The chlorine/chloramine in the tap water is not harmful at all for the plants.
     
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    tyke1973

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    Sounds like you have a Plan,Dude.
    And a pretty nice one at that,I have grown most of these strains,You may have a few problems with different growth patterns,if your growing them all in the same area.Other than that go for it keep us up dated with your progress,and may you get a tidy end weight,Aint done the last two though .Don't Over complicate thing's,There Plants,If the tap water is good enough for you then it would be fine for the plants,I use my tap water ,and have never had any problems.Too Many growers over complicate things when there is no need,To be honest i have found that they do well with a bit of Neglect .
     
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    newgrow16

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    Started flip a week ago, have removed 5 males from shed. Not a great ratio, have three females, gorilla glue, master kush and headband 707. One cherry bomb was male but three blue orca haze have not indicated as well as one cherry bomb. 7 of twelve remain. Here is male master kush and male cherry bomb:
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    newgrow16

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    Close inspection last night and all three blue orca haze and one cherry bomb showing lady like features, yum.
     
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    newgrow16

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    Gorilla Glue turned out to be a total hermaphrodite, male flowers at every female. That was the one bag seed I tried, not again, though.
     
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    newgrow16

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    Two weeks from light flip, six females. Master Kush which had a two weeks more vegging

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    newgrow16

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    Headband 707
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    newgrow16

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    Blue Orca Haze, stretched out with nice flowers started
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    newgrow16

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    Cherry Bomb stretched out and skinny with leaves a little light in color.
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    newgrow16

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    Cherry and BOH from swami in wild northland, all from seeds. Crappy phone pictures though
     
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    newgrow16

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    Master Kush, cherry bomb and boh almost a week later.
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    newgrow16

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    Week 4 after flip to 12/12
    Master Kish
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    Headband 707:
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    Cherry Bomb
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    Blue Orca Haze
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