Props and Crops

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Hey folks, KK from all the way down south on the other side of the world in the Land of Oz.

I am a keen vegetable gardener who has discovered what a great plant weed is to grow. It has a lovely form, is pretty forgiving and brings joy to people.I don’t usually indulge myself but many friends do. My vices are good beer and wine.

I stumbled across this site looking for seed purchase info so Props first. It is pretty hard to find reputable seed companies that will deliver to Australia atm. Herbie Seeds thru a link here i believe,do deliver downunder. I ordered some fem GG4, BB3, Gorilla Zkittlez and Amnesia Lemon as bonus, prepared to lose a couple hundred bucks if it didn’t work out. Delivery estimates were 33-40 type days and today I received my stealth delivery after 21 days, from the other side of the world. Fantastic stuff guys, seeds arrived as ordered well inside estimated delivery time. I was also able to pay using my normal bank account instead of sending cash in the mail etc. Another great convenience.

So for anyone looking at ordering seeds and worried about shipping,all I can say is give Herbies Seeds a go. I got mine on the other side of the world in 3 weeks. Major Props.

Now for Crops.

I have grown outdoors the past 3 years. First year, my wife who enjoys the smoke, complained about the size of photos. My tape measure ran out at 12 feet on a couple unknown Sativas. Pounds and pounds. Looked to be 13-14ft all done And we lucked out w fems. I know.
Next year I thought ok, I will get some autos from ILGM, easier to hide etc. No probs,good stuff, short plants but again, outdoors inground and not too well hidden. Bugger.
Last year I went to bags, outdoors, 5 gallon. Too much bloody work shifting them when family and friends come around etc.

Soooo, this year i have splurged some reasonably serious coin on a 7x7 tent system (looks like i should have got 2 smaller tents, 1 veg, 1 flowering. Anywho…) I have also gone the novice road on a hydro system and got the Undercurrent system and nutes. So I could have saved myself a boat load of cash on self building w organic soil in bags in a well lit cupboard but I wanted a decent turnkey solution to kick off. (Don’t judge me too harshly.)

Thumbs up to contributors here, feel like I have found my tribe a bit,you all love what you do, grow great ganja.
Special props to Dirtbag and Kenzeon,you are both inspirations. It’s taken me half a lifetime to read your threads but I have. Thank you both for being so generous w your information And knowledge. DB you are pretty anal about quality control, which I Like. It shows in your beautiful end results. Kenzeon,you are like the mad scientist, chucken pollen at this, killin that, droppin seeds like Skittles at Kindergarden.

I hope to land gently somewhere in the middle between you both. I want some reasonable quality control and in time I might play around genetics just for shits and giggles.

Thanks for reading and any Aussies who want to hang out here,you know where to find me. I dunno whether to start another thread for growing or continue this one but I will work it out.
Happy growing everyone and thanks for making a bloke on the other side of the world feel home in this bullshit flu world we live in.
 
MIGrampaUSA

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So for anyone looking at ordering seeds and worried about shipping,all I can say is give Herbies Seeds a go. I got mine on the other side of the world in 3 weeks. Major Props.
Unfortunately, I disagree about Herbie's seeds. I've ordered from them a couple of times and although they do get them to you rather quickly, I don't like how they package them. I've ordered twice and both times I've had to contact their customer service team and request replacements due to delivering cracked seeds. The hard "craft" beads that are in the ziplock bag with the ordered seeds to camouflage them in the mail can pulverize the seeds very easily. 2 orders, it happened twice. Both times they did replace the seeds but due to this, I'll continue ordering my seeds from Oaseeds where I have never received a crushed seed. I also have the option of ordering from a few US vendors so my choices are probably much greater than those ordering from Australia.

I'm a hobby grower and seed collector living in a legal state. Like many on this board, I've ordered hundreds of dollars of seeds over the years.
 
KingKobi

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Right, more appropriate to be updating here than hijacking other threads. Sorry DB😬
It will be a minute b4 i get things up and running, but sage advice in advance very welcome.

I have a standard Evergrow Hulk Series 7x7x7 tent, 2 light kits, 2x 315w. CMH globes and 2 spares. I already have buyers remorse on the light setup when i see the sweet SF4000 being trialled by @Dirtbag, oh well, one day. The ability to adjust intensity via dimmer switch i like, don’t think these globes have it, must check.

Shelled out some decent coin for a small UC 4 pot system, the newer updated one, thinking i could add to it as i get a few indoor grows under my belt. This will take one half of the tent up, they will be big girls. I. Should be able to scrog this and work the 3 sides not adjacent to side of tent for most of the grow.

I thought about bags and dirt in the other half, but too many variables between the 2 and life is complicated enough. Been reading @Dirtbags Popping a Tent thread and might do the Grodan slab thing instead. In my mind i can use the same nute setup, just need a bigger res tank. Does this sound feasible/correct?

I am thinking i could run a small submersible on a timer from the res tank directly to the slabs, 2 of, 2 plants in each. Haven’t figured the return out yet, I guess the res tank needs to sit lower than everything else to prevent siphoning during the off cycle. Not sure if this will work for the 4 pot setup tho. (Hits think music.) Oh and what do we sit the slabs in for them to drain into for return?

I am thinking the slabs will be the 3 footers, 6 inch w, 3 inch deep on the extreme lhs or rhs of the tent. 2 of these end to end will fit nicely.This should allow me a bit of walk room down the middle of the tent for most of the grow.

Done a LOT of reading around best timing of defol etc. Also, I won’ be reinventing the nute setup, it will be CS by the book (on the less is better side,) until i get a few runs under my belt. I will probably leave things like CO2 until i have a clue, need a baseline/simple first.

We need goals and even though 8 plants in this setup is a luxury, i will be shooting low. Half p/plant would be a great result. Am I reaching as a junior burger or should i be shooting for the stars straight up?

Any advice on what to run with first? BB#3 (someone @Sensible Seeds can’t count, got twice as many as i ordered), GG#4, Gorilla Zkittlez or Amnesia Lemon. I really don’t have a preference, guess I could run one of each in each setup to find out the movers from the shakers. Or just run w one variety first to keep it simple.

That’s it for now, Go Cats.
 
KingKobi

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Hmmm, got 2 old fibreglass aquaponic fingerling tanks that would do nicely to hold the Grodan slabs. They will need to be offset bc they 4ft in length, and the tent only 7ft, but i have them so free. I can put them on builders blocks to elevate, plumb the return and allow me a higher waterline>volume in my res tank which is running both sides of the grow.

If i run both fingerling tanks/slab holders parallel say at 45 degrees or so from the side wall, drainage holes line up for plumbing whilst managing to fit them both into the tent. I have some time, so might sketch it up on some graph paper roughly to scale, take a pic and put it up so you guys can poke holes in it.
 
Justlovetogrow

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Gday mate another fellow Aussie here well from the apple isle anyway good to c another Aussie on here there is heaps of us will be watchin your thread with interest👍
 
KingKobi

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Gday mate another fellow Aussie here well from the apple isle anyway good to c another Aussie on here there is heaps of us will be watchin your thread with interest👍
Hey Jtlg, nice to meet ya. Nervous, big Cats man and big Prelim 2nite against the Demons.
I in the YarraValley but a Geelong boy. Is there an Aussie group as such on the site and how do you generally source seed?
Really seem like a nice crowd here. Where in Tassie you at?
 
Justlovetogrow

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Hey Jtlg, nice to meet ya. Nervous, big Cats man and big Prelim 2nite against the Demons.
I in the YarraValley but a Geelong boy. Is there an Aussie group as such on the site and how do you generally source seed?
Really seem like a nice crowd here. Where in Tassie you at?
Im in Devonport mate and would u believe I’m a mad Cats fan myself I hope we be alright the Dees carrying on like they have won the flag already Selwood and the boys will smash em hopefully mate 🤞 Carn the Catters nice to meet you to mate👍
 
Justlovetogrow

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Hey Jtlg, nice to meet ya. Nervous, big Cats man and big Prelim 2nite against the Demons.
I in the YarraValley but a Geelong boy. Is there an Aussie group as such on the site and how do you generally source seed?
Really seem like a nice crowd here. Where in Tassie you at?
Also I’ve been getting my seed from msnl until I got on here there a few well known members on here that sell seeds at a way better price than the seed banks better genetics to no doubt I been looking at dragonsflame genetics to they look like they have some fire small selection but quality👍
 
KingKobi

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Im in Devonport mate and would u believe I’m a mad Cats fan myself I hope we be alright the Dees carrying on like they have won the flag already Selwood and the boys will smash em hopefully mate 🤞 Carn the Catters nice to meet you to mate👍
Bloody Cats fans. We are everywhere. I been to all the Grannys including the 4 losses ‘89,’92,’94,’95. Been a good run last 30 years since Gazza senior came onboard. Tonight is tough. We need to belt Oliver but nobody does that anymore. If we win, you will hear me all the way down there in Devo.
 
KingKobi

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Also I’ve been getting my seed from msnl until I got on here there a few well known members on here that sell seeds at a way better price than the seed banks better genetics to no doubt I been looking at dragonsflame genetics to they look like they have some fire small selection but quality👍
Yeah i had trouble using SEND for MSNL. I like Herbies which is the default here. 3 weeks delivery from Spain. Your stuff looks great. When i feel a bit more confident I will venture down the elite seed bank route. Tough to know who to trust
 
Justlovetogrow

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Bloody Cats fans. We are everywhere. I been to all the Grannys including the 4 losses ‘89,’92,’94,’95. Been a good run last 30 years since Gazza senior came onboard. Tonight is tough. We need to belt Oliver but nobody does that anymore. If we win, you will hear me all the way down there in Devo.
I’ve never been to a gf been to a couple of prelims at the G against the pies we won by 5 in 07 and got flogged in 2010 watched the great Gazza senior down at Kardinia and Waverley back in the day yea don’t worry u will hear me there in wine country if we win to mate👍 As for Oliver who knows what to do about him but if Stanley can break even with big Gawny it will go a long way to a win I’ll stop hijacking your thread with Cats talk now mate😂
 
KingKobi

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I’ve never been to a gf been to a couple of prelims at the G against the pies we won by 5 in 07 and got flogged in 2010 watched the great Gazza senior down at Kardinia and Waverley back in the day yea don’t worry u will hear me there in wine country if we win to mate👍 As for Oliver who knows what to do about him but if Stanley can break even with big Gawny it will go a long way to a win I’ll stop hijacking your thread with Cats talk now mate😂
Are you kidding, it’s prelim weekend😃 we all good. I was at that prelim in 07. We were sitting exactly where Gazza sharked the throw in to kick the goal to put us in front w a minute to play. Sang the song w family and friends for a good half hour after. Best feeling. Unloaded on us a week later w a bookie at the ground, got even money and i thought we were over the line. We were, 15 minutes into the first q😂
 
Justlovetogrow

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Are you kidding, it’s prelim weekend😃 we all good. I was at that prelim in 07. We were sitting exactly where Gazza sharked the throw in to kick the goal to put us in front w a minute to play. Sang the song w family and friends for a good half hour after. Best feeling. Unloaded on us a week later w a bookie at the ground, got even money and i thought we were over the line. We were, 15 minutes into the first q😂
Yea me and my old lady were there sitting way up the back on the wing we was high fiving and hugging strangers😂 one of the best nights ever there was 98002 people there loud as a Metallica concert loved it bring on tonight I reckon I’ve gotta litre bottle of Jack to celebrate with hopefully👍 Brad Ottens was the man that night hopefully big Stanley can do something similar
 
KingKobi

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Yea me and my old lady were there sitting way up the back on the wing we was high fiving and hugging strangers😂 one of the best nights ever there was 98002 people there loud as a Metallica concert loved it bring on tonight I reckon I’ve gotta litre bottle of Jack to celebrate with hopefully👍 Brad Ottens was the man that night hopefully big Stanley can do something similar
It was our first real ‘BIG’ win in the new millennium. The ground was sure jumping, we were so excited. I was in the bleachers for the Granny, it was a quick kill. Sat on the wing in 09 w my best mate against the aints, coldest I have ever been. In 2011 got standing room in the Geelong section right where Trav kicked the first goal straight out of the blocks. We went fukin nuts, pogo sticks everywhere😂😂. Have a great night mate and let’s hope someone goes old school on a couple of those Demon nancy boy mids….
 

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