Works for me.UB, I just checked out that link. Do you recommend using that spinout spray?
I have no experience with feminized seeds. My thoughts are, if you're paying for a service or product and it doesn't deliver, then the seller owes you. Other than the inconvenience of having seeds to mess with, I don't turn down my nose at seeded pot. I think it is every bit as potent as the too often hyped "sensi". I have planted many a seed, not feminized, and had few hermie problems. Hermies seem to arise with Mex and other equatorial sativa strains. You just learn to live with it.Also, do you have any personal experience with feminized seeds? Im growing one, and there have been some light cycle moments when the timer wasnt working properly, as well as some potential light leaks coming from my mothering chamber, and I hear all these horror stories about feminized seeds turning hermie. WHen they DO go hermie, is it the entire plant? Or one branch? Ive also taken some clones from this mother. Do I need to toss them immediatly if I find that the mother has turned hermie?
Whether or not you toss hermie seeds is up to you. Me, I wouldn't keep them unless they have attributes (phenotype) too fine to lose like excellent potency, vigor, plant structure, etc.
And thanks for the thanks.Thanks, UB, for this awesome post and the thread that follows.
Yeppers, another satisfied customer who knows what he wants and is doing what needs to be done.Less really is more... I'm in my first grow, but I've been gardening avidly for 15 years. When I started growing weed, I tossed out everything I knew for "the mystique and voodoo" you mention. Well, just for a couple weeks -- I quickly pulled my head out, shook off the fog and said "it's just a damn plant, man!", and my plants are kickin' ass now. They're starting to freak me out with how much space they're filling.
Absolutely, same goes with plant food or light. You measure a plant's needs based on factors such as size, vigor, color, etc. A plant in the seedling and late flowering stage "needs less" when growth is the slowest.Just a couple little things to add:
1) People either don't know or forget that plants are water pumps. So, the bigger/smaller the plant the more/less water you need.
No shit. I've had to water plants in 3 gallon pots twice a day with at least 1/2 gallon each watering. It all depends on the amount of the foliage, overall bulk and of course temp, RH, etc. Plant culture is dynamic, it is ever changing from the beginning to the end. A master gardener learns to adjust to plant needs/requirements accordingly.Therefore, the watering regime you had a week ago no longer works with a fast-growing plant like MJ. I've gone from 8-10 day watering intervals at seedling stage to barely keeping up at 4 weeks old with every-other-day waterings. They just suck it up.
Uhhhhhhhh, you know where that "pro" who recommended that drill can stick his finger. Best bet is water when the pot feels light to the lift. After a few gardens, you don't even need to do that, you just know when the plants need water based on their looks.2) .....that top inch of soil is going to be dry within hours of watering while you may have a root-killing swamp developing down below (thus confounding the "place a finger an inch into the soil" measure).
You're welcome! And to quote our good friend potroast, "thanks for playing along."Thanks again, UB!