Trying to grow some herbs and make a journal about it.

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Here is my backyard growing area. Put down some cover crop seeds nearly a month ago, wasn’t sure if to early but it seems to be going well.

Been spraying vinegar water and ~compost tea to get the soil going and the pH down.

pretty much unused soil in a really long time other than I grew some plants back here last year. About 12 hours direct sun in the heart of summer, so, it’s a pretty great spot. The sun only gets to the tree now though, so a couple months I think for good sun.

I have just started putting in some ~winter crops today to see how they do.
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well, good luck! You gonna have your hands full
Thanks. It seems like the fuller they are the better for the plants, since I can’t mess with them so much.
 
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apparently it’s only been a week which is good because I thought it’s been two. Got some of the males outside and unfortunately my 2 healthiest bigger plants were males, my golden canary x underdawg Kush cross and I don’t have any more golden canary seeds, so, I’m gonna try and get some pollen from them. I do have some golden canary pollen that I used on the red pure cbd plant that has a few weeks to go, hopefully get a few seeds from that.
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the good news on it only being a week is mostly that they seem to be recovering from the poor pH quicker than I expected but then again, maybe not.

probably gonna start putting some autos in the ground outside soon, after a a few colder days (according to weather forecast), coming up soon.
 
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Almost another week. Up potted some plants, got rid of some others. Here is current picture
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Almost all green.

Here is where I have been putting the plants that I messed up to bad. And 2 males in the back I’m waiting to get pollen from one and was testing something on the other. They were in freezin weather just a couple nights ago.
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Just got this think used off amazon for 7 bucks, actually amazing, just put a little vinegar in it and my hose water comes out 5.7pH. Should be really good for the veggie garden. My normal water is 8.0 ph 300 ppm
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dude, water your plants. LOL! their starving and the soil is so dry that its cracking.
Yeah I’m not sure, my worst looking plants are the wettest ones but I check everything by weight 2 times a day a least and all top soil is wetted as well

nothing shows improvement when watered more. And the small pots in the sun and warm tent, top soil cracks fast.

anything looking bad is still the pH is not good.

I still think a couple more weeks for stuff to be looking good.

Did you see my hose end sprayer?
 
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Got a new vivosun 4x8 tent a couple days ago from amazon, not sure if the price was good or not yet because it was a return or something and it says “major cosmetic damage”, for the discount. Gonna open it up Saturday I think. Really excited to see what the damage is. The price was good enough that I’m a little worried lol...

I also finally thought of a use for this giant (for my standards), water filter, gonna use one of my fans to make a scrubber for inside the 4x8. Got another inline 4” fan, still trying to figure how I’m gonna set everything up but I think I’m about there.

also grabbed another updayday so I will have 2 in the 4x8, not sure about the 4x4 yet for lighting but I think just the 80 watt dimmable will be fine.

Also grabbed some seeds, should be here soon and in a while.

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Got a new vivosun 4x8 tent a couple days ago from amazon, not sure if the price was good or not yet because it was a return or something and it says “major cosmetic damage”, for the discount. Gonna open it up Saturday I think. Really excited to see what the damage is. The price was good enough that I’m a little worried lol...

I also finally thought of a use for this giant (for my standards), water filter, gonna use one of my fans to make a scrubber for inside the 4x8. Got another inline 4” fan, still trying to figure how I’m gonna set everything up but I think I’m about there.

also grabbed another updayday so I will have 2 in the 4x8, not sure about the 4x4 yet for lighting but I think just the 80 watt dimmable will be fine.

Also grabbed some seeds, should be here soon and in a while.

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So I got the tent set up a bit, ~mostly. Feels like the whole day I was looking for something because I only did like 20 minutes of actual work.

here it is first set up. Pretty tight, bearly got it on, perfect once it stretches out a bit
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Vivosun filter in vivosun tent.
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ducting, lights and anti bend over platforms in
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plants in when I thought I was done for the day
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then I made a mount for some meters/controllers. seen in action in the second photo. Can’t find the power cable for my 2nd in-line fan and one I just ordered and should have been here today is m.i.a.
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got a power strip with a timer but it has like a 4’ f’ing cord, however that is a thing. Still thinking a way to make it work.

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Got some more of the tent done today, last fan I need (for exhaust out of house), still didn’t make it.

finished the platform and repotted some plants. Light on left nearly lowest on dimmer, veg setting and the other in 50% flower mode. You may be able to see my light meter there. Highly acc
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before, though I was gonna tighten it up a tad
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after, new idea eliminates the need for one 90, i think I’m gonna get 4 hard 90’s just because I think it will get much better airflow. Vivosun filter there, I should have a filter sock floating around somewhere

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inside the tent, looking at this I just realized I should add another strap or two but here is the other side of that filter, coming into the tent, fan, muffler then using is for air movement on the plants. Need 2 hard 90’s here for better airflow i think
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this is how I start seeds now, mostly starting this for seeds other than cannabis, that are smaller and difficult to start but I’m testing it with cannabis seeds as well.
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hanging out in the sun
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4x4 tent current condition, not pretty
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and I found the other power cable for my fan, just need to clean up the cables and stuff, then that’s done.
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Wanted to make note of pollenating some plants. Not great plants, not much pollen but incase I get some seeds

red hot cookies got ez cheese x super haze pollen, Tropicana poison got golden canary pollen and big auto tao got royal purple pollen
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got this done today, I know it doesn’t seem like much but also working on a few other things. That is in the 4x4. Cut and painted the plywood by just guessing size, could have been a tad bigger. Need to clean up all wiring but that’s not even final location for some cords etc maybe. Wait till everything is installed.
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Feels like I must have done more than that today

I drew this up last night. I think the only problem could be humidity but I’m only at 40% now, so maybe in the winter that will be an issue. Just gonna run the filter in the 4x4 down low. Not gonna have water in there and
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There will be no visible duct work when it’s done. Just waiting on some pipe clamps to get here (tomorrow), then maybe everything can get finished up. Still need to fix the power strip location also.

melt me know all the things wrong with my design if you’d like.

I also drew up these possibilities as well but decided on the current one.
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started some more seeds. Not using more of the really small cups for cannabis but they are still great for some other seeds I have, think I have 5-7 ounce cups now.
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starting tomorrow plants go outside at 8am probably inside around 430pm. So 3.5 hours indoor lights only for flowering plants, should have 4x4 set up tomorrow for younger plants more light.

got a tower fan, should be here monday I think.
 
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From a different thread of mine, looking for help on ideas.

Also the plant I thought was Tropicana poison is actually peach tree , from pollination yesterday.

link to be able to see pics. https://www.thcfarmer.com/threads/help-with-4x8-connected-to-4x4-design.137089/#post-2770052
Got it done today, made a few changes. Only thing I’m not happy with is this one fan I got is to loud. made a few bad decisions, that only caused extra work fortunately

Start at the start, intake - right wall, coming from the window, passive (looking now, I should make this 6” pipe, the 4x4 tent is caving in with fan on low).

you can also see (loud), fan and filter there, sending air to the 4x8.
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Filter sock on intake. Also decided to use the 4x4 for drying and soon germination. I could cut the bottom half from that dryer and hang it off the table too.
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better look at fan and filter in 4x4, leading to 4x8
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other side of that, inside the 4x8 has been revised a little, maybe. That is a carbon filter for water.
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Inside the 4x8.
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on top. Flash from photo made me realize I need to clean, will do tomorrow with some light. View attachment 1224667

might cut the excess ply off so it’s lighter.
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I swear I read tobacco plants can spread disease to cannabis plants?
 
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Hi guys I’ve been getting a lot of request for a video of my set up so here it is.


Starting noticing I’m about 50 plants short not including males so I’ve been starting a few seeds. Maybe I’ll take better pics of decent plants tomorrow.

but yeah, been starti...
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I think I actually do like the tiny solo cups for weed seeds. I slice them in half and put inside another one, for easy transplanting, works great. About a week in there then into 6” pots, then one gallon to finish. Tobacco leaves on the dryer. Just cut down my bloody skunk x royal purple, it’s above the leaves, hoping for a few seeds from it crossed with golden canary
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As you may have seen in the video, my tower fan came, works great and very quite.
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pov of new fan.
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Been getting a lot of request to see my males, here is most of them. They are in shade most the day. Mostly autos.
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here is some other plants. Mostly if not all autos.
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Hi guys I found this in my garage and I got a inkbird controller coming today. Haven’t used co2 in forever and never for growing in a tent, so it should be fun learning.(Actually came with a used super closet I bought of someone).

this bottle has 700psi, anyone know what fraction of a full bottle that is?
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I just put the other end into the back of the tower fan
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not co2 tubing, how long will it last?
 
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Been getting request for this and that.. just looked back and only 2 weeks since pollen on those plants and already seeds trying to drop off almost.


here is my compost pile. Have to break into it sooner than I thought, running out of my other soil. Did drench it in my tree leaf water, smelled pretty bad, I think the plants will love it but it needs another couple weeks. Maybe 40 gallons of soil, I think I should get a bag of wood chips to mix in and lighten it up a bit
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little update on the grow master, things are moving right along.
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I pulled the males a while ago, everything already got pollenated by royal purple x dark cream cross or bloody skunk x royal purple cross.
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Auto Girl Scout cookies got cheese pollen
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Auto Kush with cheese pollen also
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Tropicana poison auto, kush pollen
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Auto cheese with kc 45 pollen
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top of the peach tree, could be worse but not much.
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still way better than anything I can buy around here lol
 
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Update on some stuff/pics.

Males currently. Mostly same autos as before plus and minus a few. Lots of pollen coming off them
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Letting everything in flower stay outside now and starting to supplement veg time indoors. Need to start more seeds Friday.

Sun is up 10 hours now and longer everyday and tired of being so many plants back and forth.
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had a bunch of seeds not germ (user error), there should be double the amount here.

cut a few down but will try and get some flowering pics tomorrow

seeds

red pure cbd x golden canary x under
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red hot cookies x cheese and peach tree x golden canary.
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