Lid on top of hempy?

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    Bookush34 Active Member

    So I am just starting my first hempy grow. I am using 3gal black
    I have read that the the perlite can grow a algae on the surface. And that this was due to light exposure

    On one I cut a 2” hole in the lid and and letting the plant stick threw.
    I also put a few 1/8” holes in the lid it’s acts like a drip ring while being watered.

    Anyone see a problem with puting a lid on the hempy?
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    rkymtnman Well-Known Member

    not at all. i did the same but with panda film, white side up, cut to the size of the container.

    i would cut a slit in it to the center so that i could remove it if needed.
    maybe something to think about on your end so it could be removed if needed.
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    Bookush34 Active Member

    I thought about using some hydroton on the top to make the media snug up/compress a bit when I put the lid on.

    think it would help with holding the plant?
    I have heard that plants can pull from light dry perlite accidently?

    rkymtnman Well-Known Member

    as long as its wet, perlite is very "sticky" and hard to move around. and you always want water in the bottom up to the drain hole. i don't htink you'll have a problem
    Roger A. Shrubber

    Roger A. Shrubber Well-Known Member

    i've grown in hempys for quite a while now, and getting algae only happens if you keep the surface of the pot too wet. if you're using straight perlite, or perlite and vermiculite, you can water every day and not really worry about it, the perlite dries out so fast.
    i use 70% perlite and 30% promix, and only water twice a week. i have no problems with algae.
    you want to water till you get about 20% run off, to keep the res fresh, and expel used up salts, then wait till its dry at least a couple of inches down till you water again.
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    Roger A. Shrubber

    Roger A. Shrubber Well-Known Member

    if you grow a huge tree, you might have to use some stakes and yoyo hangers to get it to stay up in pure perlite, i have no trouble with the 30% promix, acts a lot more like soil
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    Potmetal Well-Known Member

    Pretty much the same here. My medium is different, but it's hempy so no biggie.
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    zypheruk Well-Known Member

    Putting the lid on the hempy will in turn have the plant send out loads of very fine mico feeder roots, so that's a bonus.

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