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#101 stettoman

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Posted 20 January 2017 - 10:15 PM

AHHHH, You got the O.C.D. THING !   Love it ,  Good the with your grow my friend !      :party:


Dude, it's got to where the Darlin' Bride suspects something when I go to the grow room.....every 45 minutes or so.....for a half hour at a time....

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Posted 20 January 2017 - 10:21 PM

:rofl: my ol' lady loves the fact i'm in there half the night , she's got the living room t.v. and her shows to herself . thats cool with me tho 

Dude, it's got to where the Darlin' Bride suspects something when I go to the grow room.....every 45 minutes or so.....for a half hour at a time....

 



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Posted Yesterday, 07:15 PM

 

How do you know? (I got curious)

 

Because I grow stuff she likes ;)  Peppers she can eat, and use to cook in everyday meals. LB (the wife) cooks from scratch, and that's everything. Just call me spoiled, but I spoil right back ;)


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Posted Yesterday, 07:34 PM

 
Because I grow stuff she likes ;)  Peppers she can eat, and use to cook in everyday meals. LB (the wife) cooks from scratch, and that's everything. Just call me spoiled, but I spoil right back ;)


Yep.

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Posted Yesterday, 08:02 PM

When I first assembled the room I spent several hrs every day the first yr....lol

 

6 yrs later...meh.  5 mins, look around, check hygrometer...check bulbs, check power, check out. 



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Posted Today, 11:51 AM

Well, it was inevitable, just wasn't sure how far into the grow it would occur: I got the ol' yella leaf goin' on...Kind of hard to see in this light, but it's there. I've got to get on board with a better watering program. The soil is bagged seedling mixes from Schultz and Burpee, the usual "3-month" dose of standard nutes, I doubt it's a fert issue. I had some discoloration issues, purple/reddish mottling on a moruga scorpion (which continues) and some light burn on the aji's from over-misting, but I'm not paying attention to irrigation, so I'm going with BOTH too much and not enough water.

 

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Posted Today, 12:04 PM

I see everything double cupped....remove bottom cup...let soil drain into those trays when watering.

Idealy no water should be venting after applying water.

Pic up each plant before watering....it should be light and near dry...those big girls dont need constant moist soil now.

A little cal/mag may help.....but i would address watering first.

On aanother note....i dont like foil as a reflector...it acts more like a mirror and can burn the plants.....if you want a mild reflector use that mylar coated bubble wrap insulation or some cardboard and paint it with two/coat of FLAT white paint.

My preference is flat white.


One more note.....i think its time to up pot into 1 gal pots....you should gently look at those root systems. Could be getting tight in those cups by now.

Looking great though :cheers:

Edited by Masher, Today, 12:14 PM.


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Posted Today, 12:20 PM

Thanks for the input! I happen to have a couple 16 inch x 25 foot rolls of that mylar bubble wrap, got it two days ago to line the grow room under construction...

 

The gallon pots are ready to go, available space is in question. But ya gotta do what ya gotta do, yeah?


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Posted Today, 12:37 PM

Check roots first...another week or two wont be a big deal.

But the watering needs attention asap....you got this bud.

I like your progress so far...we all just need the weather to cooperate now.

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Posted Today, 02:39 PM





One more note.....i think its time to up pot into 1 gal pots....you should gently look at those root systems. Could be getting tight in those cups by now.

Looking great though :cheers:

 

Oh man, I really wasn't thinking of repotting yet, but yeah, you're right, time to get off my ass and git 'er done...

 

I read your post and decided to give one of the aji amarillos a peek--

 

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OK, not as rootbound as I've seen with potted trees, but YIKES!! So I decided to repot this one, anyway. The rest will have to wait a little while, anyhow...

 

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The rootball being so tight, I thought it would help more than hurt to give it a gentle rake with a plastic fork.

 

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It never ceases to amaze me how a plant can generate so much root system in an enclosed space without displacing a molecule of grow medium.

 

But it looks happy, I'm sure shock will set in for a bit, but it didn't go limp like the two I separated shortly after birth. I believe, in fact, that this was one of those two...

 

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Thanks for the nudge, Masher. You get a cookie! :thumbsup:


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Posted Today, 02:51 PM

Our water is brought to us via a Culligan system without a bypass, and I'm a fervent believer in rain water being a superior hydrator for flora, so I go the extra step...Only takes a few hours to melt...

 

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Posted Today, 03:20 PM

Oh ya!!!! Up up and away. Root system looked perfect and all lovely white as well.

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Posted Today, 08:37 PM

 

 

 

It never ceases to amaze me how a plant can generate so much root system in an enclosed space without displacing a molecule of grow medium.

 

 

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The crazy things often do that - develop a Godzilla root system before entering a period of explosive foliage growth.

 

Bottom picture - "MUCH better, thank you!"

 

IMO, you did the right thing in gently uncurling as much of the root ball as possible.  Even a bit of root damage is better than leaving the poor things "Circling the Drain" in a futile search for space.


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Posted Today, 09:38 PM

Geo, you and me will one day marry off offspring....

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