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  1. OldManRiver

    Wondering whats going on with my babies

    Because when you do it the 'simple' way, you get poorer results. It boils down to your level of motivation, and a lot of people can't find the motivation to understand some fairly simple things. Growing weed is easy. Try growing shrooms if you want complicated.
  2. OldManRiver

    Wondering whats going on with my babies

    Nutes, in particular nitrogen, washing out reasonably quickly is what you want when growing weed. I think they are washed out less quickly than you think, certainly if you are in the ground, rather than pots, as I am. Nutes aren't food, they are more like vitamins. An excess of nutes is much...
  3. OldManRiver

    Wondering whats going on with my babies

    I am curious as to why you would say this. Rain is just relatively pure, slightly acidic water, and this statement makes no sense to me. Fertilizers broadly exist in two types, highly soluble, and somewhat insoluble. The timed release fertilizers and organic fertilizers, which depend on...
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    Wondering whats going on with my babies

    Follow the directions, but use less. For a 16 oz solo cup, a slightly heaping tablespoon would be a good place to start. Sprinkle on top, water in thoroughly, wait a few days, then measure again. Use half as much the second time. It doesn't mater which you use, it's the sulphate part that...
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    Wanted Can someone tell me of a good seed bank...

    I have used Nirvana Seeds for many years. Their seeds are reliable, quality is top notch. They will take your Visa card, or you can use cash. Everything is stealthy.
  6. OldManRiver

    Wondering whats going on with my babies

    Soil pH of over 7 will lock out nutrients. Aluminum or iron sulphate will fix that. BTW, the last batches of Happy Frog I got were both well over 7, and I won't use them again.
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    Hungry, PH issues or heat/pest stress? Outdoor.

    Could be either way, I was going from the bark. Either direction will make nutrients unavailable. I have alkaline water as well, still had a problem with low pH from some soil I added.
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    Hungry, PH issues or heat/pest stress? Outdoor.

    She might be a little hungry, and that might be due to some pH issues, since you are feeding. Fading lower leaves are generally a sign of not enough available nitrogen. Since you are feeding, that shouldn't be happening, which suggests lockout, usually due to pH being out of range. Get one of...
  9. OldManRiver

    Temp Manipulation to induce Ripening

    I don't see Ed really directly addressing the effects of cold on the plant. As an outdoor grower, I observe an acceleration of flowering that is coincident with decreasing temperatures. The cold temps at the end turn buds purple. I always leave a few colas of plants to make this happen...
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    Temp Manipulation to induce Ripening

    I don't see Ed really directly addressing the effects of cold on the plant. As an outdoor grower, I observe an acceleration of flowering that is coincident with decreasing temperatures. The cold temps at the end turn buds purple. I always leave a few colas of plants to make this happen...
  11. OldManRiver

    OldManRiver's 2021 PNW Outdoor Girls - White Widow and Blue Dream

    Time to string the first layer of netting. Doing well, but the internodes are pretty long. I saw this last year, but it didn't seem to hurt yield.
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    Does anyone put epsom salt in the water you give to plants or foliar only?

    You should search up my old posts.
  13. OldManRiver

    Wondering whats going on with my babies

    Given the bark on top, I'd guess that the pH is pretty low, because a lot of bark used in soil mixes is acidic. OP, you can get a pH test meter from the big box stores or amazon for 15 bucks. Water the soil, put the meter in, give it five min to settle. I'll bet a six pack it'll come in about...
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    Does anyone put epsom salt in the water you give to plants or foliar only?

    Epsom is completely chemical, man. Blows your organic out of the water immediately.
  15. OldManRiver

    Male vs Female that is the question...

    Last one first post, def boy, the others, not clear yet to me in a quick pass.
  16. OldManRiver

    Why is Water ph rising?

    WTF are you adding aloe vera to your water, and how do you expect your nute manufacturer to anticipate that as they are designing the buffering? They do the best they can to buffer the pH correctly, but when y'all start emptying the remains of your salad bowl in, well, that's hard for them to...
  17. OldManRiver

    3rd design on my hydro grow.

    Increasing the size of the reservoir is always good. For spider mites, I have good luck with Azamax, mixed as recommended, sprayed in three day rotations, at least 4 treatments. I add a few drops of dish detergent as well.
  18. OldManRiver

    Standalone IR & UV lights, recommendations?

    Be very careful around UV. It's harsh stuff
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    OldManRiver's 2021 PNW Outdoor Girls - White Widow and Blue Dream

    I haven't heard of anyone being busted in Washington for a rec grow in years. I have a friend who lives down the street from a cop and has been openly growing a couple plants outside every year for the past five years.
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    OldManRiver's 2021 PNW Outdoor Girls - White Widow and Blue Dream

    Coming along. Just topped them. They are loving this warm spell.
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