Dirtbags Do-over... 🤪 Back to Organic!

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Dirtbag

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I can definitely see the growth comparing pics taken a week apart.

Planting day
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Day 7 veg
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Day 13 veg.
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Must say im pretty happy with this grow so far. Plants are looking healthy and growing a bit differently than im used to. Not gaining nearly as much height, but still bushing out nicely. Im very excited to see how flower goes.
 
Dirtbag

Dirtbag

Have I mentioned how hard these droop in the dark?🤣

I took this pic a few mins ago while i was firing up the sulphur burner. The first time i saw them do this it really freaked me out, not gonna lie. But literally as soon as the lights come on, they perk right up. Its really wild. I have to assume its related to the nature of the way these plants rely on the soil biology for their eats, shuttling water and sugars to the roots in exchange for food.

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tomatoesarecooltoo

tomatoesarecooltoo

Have I mentioned how hard these droop in the dark?🤣

I took this pic a few mins ago while i was firing up the sulphur burner. The first time i saw them do this it really freaked me out, not gonna lie. But literally as soon as the lights come on, they perk right up. Its really wild. I have to assume its related to the nature of the way these plants rely on the soil biology for their eats, shuttling water and sugars to the roots in exchange for food.

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Do hydro plants not do that?
 
Aqua Man

Aqua Man

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Mine didnt.. Not to this extent anyway.
My theory... cause we always know Aqua has a theory about everything. The difference in o2... hydro and coco have amazing air exchange and holding capacity. During the calvin cycle the plants switch from photosynthesis to respiration where they use o2 and sugars produced by photosynthesis to make energy for growth. The increased levels of respiration at night means they use more o2. We can see this as plants uptake o2 in large amounts at night and give off co2 quite the opposite of during photosynthesis where the opposite it true. I think this is why we see the largest growth in thw first few hrs of the day and over night.

This is Aqua's theory and in no way is claimed as fact. So in essence we see some droop and transpiration slows a lot at night and even more as the o2 is depleted from respiration increase
 
tomatoesarecooltoo

tomatoesarecooltoo

My theory... cause we always know Aqua has a theory about everything. The difference in o2... hydro and coco have amazing air exchange and holding capacity. During the calvin cycle the plants switch from photosynthesis to respiration where they use o2 and sugars produced by photosynthesis to make energy for growth. The increased levels of respiration at night means they use more o2. We can see this as plants uptake o2 in large amounts at night and give off co2 quite the opposite of during photosynthesis where the opposite it true. I think this is why we see the largest growth in thw first few hrs of the day and over night.

This is Aqua's theory and in no way is claimed as fact. So in essence we see some droop and transpiration slows a lot at night and even more as the o2 is depleted from respiration increase
Plants perform respiration day and night. They perform the calvin cycle more during the day than night. Its referred to as the dark cycle because the reaction is light independent, not because it happens in the dark.
 
Dirtbag

Dirtbag

Whatever the case.. They're up now lol.
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And not sure if this is the best idea.. But i figured ill keep my grain spawn jars in the grow shed header house since its not being used at the moment. Temp stays consistently around 23-25 celcius. And ive got a single t5 light set to come on for 8 hrs a day, around 3 feet over the jars. Not sure that it matters, but i read that they will colonize faster with a wee bit of light for 8-12 hrs a day.

Next time.. Ill put a bit more grain in the jars lol.
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Sequoyah Organic Farms

Sequoyah Organic Farms

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For all intents and purposes, proterra is the same as promix, it just has less bugs in it.
And it does hold nutrients for a while yes, i stagger my feedings with plain water feeds too.
Big big appreciate you. I saw you say pro terra the other day and just heard more about promix... I’ll try out the proterra! Do you cook it at all? And if so what’s your soil cook method?
 
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