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by Toaster about November 9 - report

Soil to hydro is one thing, little hard requires patience and definitely being careful, but dwc to soil.... definitely cake walk! What was your most nerve racking attempt when growing you didn’t think you would pull of but did?
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  • 13.406

    pipeman69 13.406 points - November 9

    I saved a ton of money switching to geico!
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    • Odin
      Odin
      2.837 points -
      November 9

      I'm with the water buffalo. I'm taking the bridge...

    • SanBoisLee
      SanBoisLee
      10.744 points -
      November 9

      If you was a lizard you could really check them plants out...

    • Toaster
      Toaster
      447 points -
      November 9

      Ahh hell yeah

    • hydrogirl629
      hydrogirl629
      332 points -
      November 9

      I should have had a V8 juice.

  • 1.642

    bill59 1.642 points - November 9

    I switched from dealers to a tent. Took a little practice, WP questions and GWE reading but I did it! 

    For growing, not very stressful but amazing was my Master Kush last year. At harvest, we noticed the main stems were floppy and fell over as soon as I cut my scrog strings. Turns out two of the main stems were snapped in half. I have no idea how long they had been like that but training had stopped about 6 weeks before in early to mid flower. Amazing plant just kept growing and was my best yield and smoke of the three strains. These were not stems that I taped up and grew knuckles. They just sat there cut half way through and grew normally without us ever noticing the problem.

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    • SubterraneanHomesickBooze
      SubterraneanHomesickBooze
      2.707 points -
      November 9

      Amazing billl59! so you flowered a plant with a broken stem? very cool!
      also a good tent beats a dealer any day!

    • Toaster
      Toaster
      447 points -
      November 9

      That is pretty dope.

    • SubterraneanHomesickBooze
      SubterraneanHomesickBooze
      2.707 points -
      November 9

      thats a testament to how resilient marijuana is!

    • bill59
      bill59
      1.642 points -
      November 10

      Yeah booze, I have a photo somewhere. Hopefully they will upgrade one of these days and allow us to attach photos on replies.

  • 2.831

    Texasbob 2.831 points - November 9

    I think just getting started was the most challenging thing. The first indoor grow I tried I knew nothing about lighting or nutrition so I ended up turning the plant into a hermie. Once I stumbled upon GWE I realized I had been doing so much wrong . My next grow was a little better but know I know I harvested way to early. Other than that I have always grown in soil and stick to what works for me with small improvements each grow.
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    • Toaster
      Toaster
      447 points -
      November 9

      I was the same way, I didn’t know jack when I first started back in april

  • 2.707

    SubterraneanHomesickBooze 2.707 points - November 9

    Ive been toying around with growing directly in big cubes of rockwool from seed to flower. ive had some success, but im surely working the kinks out of it. my last grow i harvested two nice Nnorthern Lights from rockwool and i have three going on my currrent grow. Its usually clones so i chalk it up to practice

    I might consider transitioning to ebb/flow for the rockwool cubes one day. I think thats the next reasonable step

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  • 10.744

    SanBoisLee 10.744 points - November 9

    No, I'm 0 for 30. No success but I've some brilliant effing ideas by gawd!

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    • SanBoisLee
      SanBoisLee
      10.744 points -
      November 9

      I'm thinking about turning my guerilla grow over to a gorilla.

    • GrogFrog
      GrogFrog
      316 points -
      November 9

      SBL must have some banana leaves on his plant ! Lol

    • thisisme
      thisisme
      3.370 points -
      November 10

      SBL.. don't.. I tried that with my cats and catnip.. it was a disaster.

    • SanBoisLee
      SanBoisLee
      10.744 points -
      November 10

      Ha Ha, I have cats...disaster is right...catatonic even, lol!

  • 10.919

    stick 10.919 points - November 9

    This will be boring to you liquid nutrient growers but my biggist challange was when I went from the way many of you grow to the way I grow now.

    The switch to nutrient rich soil that you only water with filtered of distiled ph'd water was most difficult after adding chemical fertilizers for max yield,max growth adding way too much way too often as I now feel happens most often with most growers.

    I now know you can grow in nutrient rich soil. That adding any aditional additives or nutrients is counter productive. The first time I grew with water only as" Kind soil" instructs I followed their instruction to a T, never watering to runoff, PH'ing water with citric crystals instead of the acid most commonly used was most difficult. But I did it and continue to do it to this day with higher yields than my previous methods. Oh I still have the urge to ad Bloom enhancers and other chemicals as previouslt programed, but I  have managed to refraign. I've since added the blumat automatic watering system so I can leave the plants unattended for longer periods of time to live life. Last grow I was away 6 days on a motorcycle trip into the mountains.Upon my return I was happy to see healthy plants that didn't miss me. By adding a larger water Reservoir one could be gone longer if need be.  I call it lazy man growing and can't for the life of me figure why others don't do the same.  Happy Growing.

    http://www.kindsoil.com/

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    • airplane
      airplane
      19.472 points -
      November 9

      check-out - " Build-a- Soil.com" excellent products all organic Ordered a few thing from their myself (Top Dressing, Compost mix, Kelp)

    • OldFart
      OldFart
      417 points -
      November 10

      I was in the hospital for 10 days. Perfect plant! Does that count?

    • stick
      stick
      10.919 points -
      November 10

      I do talk to other cultivators,that's where I found out about the Blumat watering system. Thank you @ airplane for the Build a soil link. I've been working on my own compost with plans of growing in my own soil eventually.At least thats the plan.

    • stick
      stick
      10.919 points -
      November 10

      Oh yea OldFart , of course your 10 days matter.

  • 18.572

    harley24 18.572 points - November 9

    I was another grower who had to switch from growing outdoors to indoors. There are so many more variables you have to deal with when growing indoors. My first indoor grow was bubblelicious from Nirvana. I germinated 5 seeds and only 4 popped, but they all made it to harvest. I had to learn how to train plants, learn about temps., learn about relative humidity, container size, lighting, etc., etc., etc. My first grow was a success, but only because i had help from "Experts." Peace

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  • 584

    TychoMonolith 584 points - November 10

    Is harvesting 30 plants out of 500 "pulling it off"? lol


    Just ask and I'll post my 30 Lessons Learned.

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    • SanBoisLee
      SanBoisLee
      10.744 points -
      November 10

      Ok I'll bite...and that's what you get trying to move Jamaicans to Canada, lol!

    • TychoMonolith
      TychoMonolith
      584 points -
      November 11

      Here they are SBL. lol
      https://weedportal.com/articles/295/2018-season-s-post-mortem-and-best-practices

      BTW, Jamaican never made it past 2 weeks in the field. Honduran was a bust about the same time. 10% of the Giant NL Autos made it (1 lbs plus each), ...  more

  • 356

    cornchip294 356 points - November 10

    My disaster story is way back when long time ago in a far away place in my bedroom closet I grew my first bag seed in potting soil under a florecent light. Back then no information was avaliable. Internet had never been heard of,Pagers were in the future, heck only the military had portable phones and they had to carry a huge battery pack. I used mircle grow. For months I filled the closet with vegatation but nevwer any buds. Did know about light cycles. The apartment next door was raided by the Narks,  next day mine went to the dumpster. That was the end of growing for several years for me..Couple years later I picked up a paperback called How to grow Marijuana. It was my instiration to one day return to growing.

    Growing outdoors I've fed the deer many a pot plant. Outdoors can be tough. Plant 50 harvest 20 if lucky. I'm done with outdoors I think for now anyway. Thats my story and I'm sticking to it. Boring huh?

    • Score: 0
  • 134

    BubbaGump 134 points - November 10

    Glad the narcs missed you. I used to grow a few outdoor plants for a number of years. I switched to indoor hydro after the county bought a small private airport 3 miles from me in my very rural area. They proceeded to locate a sherrif substaion with a helo pad there. Outdoor grow, done. Was paranoid enough with the little private Cessnas flying around all the time. Still very careful tho. I have super insulated the attic space above my grow room. Not seeing a noticable heat signature when i test it at night with one of those digital infrared 'guns'
    • Score: 0
    • bill59
      bill59
      1.642 points -
      November 10

      Can you test it from above? How would you get an angle on the roof to measure heat?

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