Discussion in 'Vertical Growing' started by OneHitDone, Apr 21, 2016.
Veg batch #2 update:
Not bad for 7 days - System is performing Flawlessly
Coming up on the start of week 3 shortly and the big girls will get a full leaf strip. They are getting very thick!
Finally came up with an economical drip ring setup that I am satisfied with. Was looking at FloraFlex products but they only have a stalk opening of 2" and those of us in this section of RIU know that it is not uncommon to have plants get fatter than that when growing vert
And a shot of the big girls from the Horizontal side of the garden
yep, hard to fit, they should make it two pieces that snap together.
Not sure what the hell happened there, should not be in a double quote.
Oh well you still get my post,
I honestly have no idea how many gpm are hitting each plant site. I can test it tonight when lights are on.
I'm using a 160gmh pump split into 4 1/4 lines that run from the res all the way to the plant buckets. The flow coming our of those lines is is just dumping into the drip rings.
Note the big holes I drilled on the top of the drip rings to prevent them from building pressure and causing any flow / vapor lock issues on pump start up.
I'm not getting a pressure stream out of all the holes on the bottom of the rings, just giving multiple places where it can run out into the media vs a single open 1/4 hose on each side of the stem.
The gallons don't matter, your running hydro, I run DTW which needs to be a bit more concise, I think.
Found this when I was looking at for you grow system!
It was 9 zips off the SCH and 6 off the WW.
Day 14 and the Leaf Strip is done.... here is the chassis I am working with to build my nugs on
Plants are 55" tall from the Hydroton
Fresh res and we are off to the races for week three
Built a couple single plant Dwc buckets to fill in around the big girls and be easily movable out of the way for maintenance.
Just 2 days in after transplanting from top drip pots of hydroton and being stuffed in the net pots and the roots are banging - ya baby !
Went back to Plan A with the hoods in the corners. It is just better geometry.
I will be adding a third lamp in a cool tube that will only run part time on the back of the plants as in my original architectural quality sketch
A little DinaFem Critical Cheese anyone?? I think this is my keeper.
So far I give this breeder 5 Stars. All the beans I purchased of their gear popped and grow beautifully with no nutrient pickiness BS and all look very respectable in quality / structure
I guess this is 12 Days since last update on the veg plants and things couldn't be going better.
Not much to report on the big plants till they start filling back out and packing on some nug volume.
Everything is running smoothly in there.
On a sad side note, all 5 DinaMed's started showing Bananas and male traits
Had to chop them all - like putting your dog down but it's gotta be done.....
On to the next in the CBD hunt. Luckily I have a solid CBD strain in the stable already
Got some seeds coming from a friend, high CBD. Says the plant makes the most lovely,
smelly, thick and gooey buds that will not get you even a little buzz. Said they are using it for an MS patient and a lady with hormonal driven breast cancer. The MS patient is doing very well on it but the breast cancer lady is only beginning to show some response to it.
He also has back issues like mine an says it provides good relief from constant pain.
Do you know what the genetic make up is?
I have Suzy Q in the stable as my "Known CBD Cut"
This is a quote from my friend that is sending me the seeds.
" It's a strain I stumbled upon a cross between a pineapple express auto and a unknown Hawaiian strain, (I think is was the 90 day wonder male) Long story short insane pure sativa look that's thick with frost but won't get you high. It's what I'd call a semi-auto. My outdoor plants (and my friends) started to flower July 8th 70 days after planting the seed. It's a 9 to 10 week flower period."
That's all I have on this strains, but going to do a run of it.
A little update from the jungle - we are just into week 4
Update for tonight:
Second and final system has been installed in the flower box. All 4 big girls in place
Things are about to get interesting, now to finish the details and get lamp #3 into operation
That's just what I'm looking for! My daughter's neck was broken in a car wreck when she was 11. She healed pretty well, didn't lose any function but now at 32, she is having a lot of pain in her neck and shoulder.. CBD seems to help, but it is so expensive. She will not take pain pills, so I would love to be able to extract from a pure cbd plant! I've grown a few "cbd" plants, but so far haven't found one with low enough THC.fpr daytime use. If you end up making more seeds, hit me up!
Not sure where you are located, but you may want to hunt down a cut of Suzy Q
I have it in my stable and it has been a savior for my woman dealing with nerve issues and possible MS.
Seeds have not arrived yet, not sure how many he is sending.
They have not had the CBD/THC tested, so very hard to do with the federal laws, so I am just going by what I was told.
I do have about 6 zips of a strain the I was giving to make oil with. It is beautiful tight, sticky and smelly buds but he says it will not get you high, so I will make a batch of oil and see what it does. No seeds here just buds.
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