i feel ya on the led lights,im not wild about them either,guess im just old school and love my hid lights,i run the 400 watt in my 2x4x5 tent and it does very well for me,i do have to grow by season dates though,were i live the hid light and my setup pretty much outdoors without the sun,heat over takes all even with the led lights.Morning tokers and growers, hope your all well, time for a weekly update on the three plants. Week one of flower has passed, and not stretched as much as last time? Don't know why. I'm starting to think that LED is not as good as HPS in flower, as the HPS fills my grow space, but the LED hasn't in flower as yet. With the HPS, the space was packed, with the LED the plants are a lot less chunky, thinner stems and branches, and the colour is not as good in flower as the HPS, so if this run doesn't pack it out with the LED, then I'm off back to HPS for my next grow, and a nice, less than a year old LED light is going on Ebay, your a long time making your money back on your light if you don't sell off your surplus, which I don't don't being a small grower of personal cannabis, so we'll see what happens later on in this grow, week two of stretch starting this morning. But on a brighter note, the Juan Herer looks like its keeping up, the trunk damage is not as bad as it seems, as the JH is slowly growing out of it. The Pure Kush grew through veg looking like it was going to finish its very short life as a male, but its pushing out the first sign of white hairs, so it should look very girly by next week, or produce some danglers. Another one to watch out for. The Zkittles is a well bushy plant, and has some decent branching, I would think the Amnesia Lemon would have been buried by it, as the AL is a smaller plant in its finished size, and the Zkittles is a tree. Was in the workshop having a bong, as you do when your searching for five minutes peace, and stumbled along some thing I'd been waiting to fettle, but just didn't find the time, but in the end, made some , what was it? Find out at the end of this update if I don't run out of space. Lets have some pics.
Pure Kush. Just finished week one of flower.
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Juan Herer. Trunk is looking better, it has been held back a little by the trunk issue, but it has great colour, so should produce some thing.
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Trunk is fattening, confident the Juan Herer will produce the goods.
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Zkittles. A bushy thing.
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Other things. Had this oil lamp given a few years back, it was a keep sake from when my friend passed away, I was offered a lot of his things, but this thing was timeless, and slightly historic, but useful. When he was ill before he died, he told me about this lamp, and how back in 1977, it was packed away after some strikes and power cuts, but I'd forgotten about it until helped his family sort out his belongings, he did well to make 80. Well, as I was going through some cupboards, I found the glass chimney for the lamp, and buried at the back of the cupboard, exactly where you'd expect it to be, so you could put your hand on it in the dark, was the brass lamp base, wrapped in a 1977 news paper, and in it was news of the 77 strikes, I've kept the paper purely for the history of it, and I'll try to keep it together with the lamp, as together it is history. The lamp in question is a Super Aladin, produced between 1927 and 1957, all brass, with a glass chimney. I started off gently seperating the parts to give them a good clean.
This is the lamp, brass base and working parts, and glass chimney. As you can see, the mantle has burnt away, so first thing to do was order a couple of mantles, and while I was at it, I ordered a new wick.
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Stripped and cleaned the burner, quite a bit of crap clogging things up, as the oil sets like varnish over time.
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New wick in.
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Gave the insides a good splash round with some fresh oil, and this is what washed out.
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After fitting the wick, its time to fit the new mantle, as you can see, the old one is destroyed. The blue is some protection while fitting, as the mantle is seriously fragile after its fired up.
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Time to set the flame, a gas like blue flame is what we're after, as this indicates a clean burn. I find these lamps need to be left to warm up before you get the best from them.
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Pop on the mantle and give it a minute to warm up. BEWARE! the mantle flares up a foot while the coating burns off.
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Put the chimney on, let the glass warm up, and then your off, bath in the light. The Light was to bright at its centre for my camera to take a pic of, and whited out. lol
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And give it some burn.
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And that is it, plants are updated, and a lamp that's not shone since 1977 shines again, I ask you, where else can you go to for this kind of entertainment other than the Farm. Time to get on with some garden chores, so tune in next week and see what's happening with my grow, until then, just keep toking folks.
i have 3 of the kerosene lamps myself mate,not only are they great for light but they provide warmth too in storms in the winter time,i keep a few windows barely cracked to let fresh air in and co2 out, this past spring i spent a whole lot of time fixing and cleaning lamps and stove,only place i could find stove parts was old coleman stove parts .com. anyway got the gear ready for the next power out if there be one and that stove was bought when i was 7 years old,been threw a lot in my life too hahaha.
plants looking great my friend,hope the best for you with the led light,i just havent found that i care for them dont be swayed by my thoughts on them though