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#41 internationalfish

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Posted 08 January 2019 - 09:51 PM

Yeah, definitely interested in the solutions/nutrients. There's a good-sized basil plant in my office growing in a bottle of water; I'd love to move a pepper plant over to this kind of setup to bring in and match it.



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#42 skullbiker

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Posted 09 January 2019 - 11:04 AM

What nutes are you working with? Inquiring minds want to know...

  

Yeah, definitely interested in the solutions/nutrients. There's a good-sized basil plant in my office growing in a bottle of water; I'd love to move a pepper plant over to this kind of setup to bring in and match it.

These are some of the products that I use, others may have different opinions about what to use. There, the disclaimer is out of the way!✔️ First, my main players with Kratky but also used on my plants in soil depending on conditions. Available from Amazon and other places.

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Next, the add-ons/supplements, the Cal-Mag Plus almost always used with the above. The others are used depending on conditions.

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I use these frequently on indoor plants and my microgreens. For the record, I used the MG Quick Start on two potted plants from seedling through freeze up a few years ago. They never got any other nutrient and they both were very productive(a Devils Brain and a Red Moruga Scorpion).

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These are things I have used occasionally, but, I will say that I am not a big fan of Dyna-Gro. Again, other peoples opinions may differ.

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In my opinion, these tools are VERY IMPORTANT for anything hydro. THEY ARE YOUR FRIENDS

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And last, these are the granular fertilizers I use with my outdoor container plants. This is available at most all farm supply stores and in my opinion the least expensive way to fertilize my container and in ground plants. Around me it usually sells for $20 to $30 per 50 pound bag. I use about a bag of each per year. Some people may not like granular fertilizer, thats fine. I grew up on a farm and it worked for growing crops then and it works for me now. Just choose the right one for the application. Also, you can blend them and have just about any NPK ratio you desire. They have many premixed choices at the farm stores.

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I also occasionally use the liquid kelp and fish emulsion, but as always it depends on current conditions.

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Posted 09 January 2019 - 11:57 AM

Thanks for sharing!  Being pretty new to hydro, I, for one, was envious of your hydro garden last season.  Since I've given up on the community gardens, all my growing will be container, dirt or hydro, inside an enclosure  that will, hopefully, keep the deer, grounhogs, squirrels, birds & chipmunks out.   :pray:  Not to mention stinkbugs and the Spotted Lanternfly, which will probably arrive in our county this year.


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Posted 09 January 2019 - 05:16 PM

Wow, thanks! So are those two floaters (heh) in Greenway and Masterblend solutions?

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Posted 09 January 2019 - 07:45 PM

Wow, thanks! So are those two floaters (heh) in Greenway and Masterblend solutions?


One is a Greenway solution(Masterblend is pretty similar, it just costs more). I will say that the poorer growing of the two is in the EXPERIMENTAL solution that is doing poorly at the present time.

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Posted 11 January 2019 - 01:21 PM

Update on the Rocotos sown 1/1/19, one Montufar PL585273 standing at attention, two Guatamala Orange hookers.

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Posted 11 January 2019 - 03:16 PM

No sense dawdling, here is the Rocoto Montufar potted up and ready to start building roots.

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Posted 14 January 2019 - 04:34 PM

Week 2 update on the three Monzano Orange Rocotos. #1 is doing super good in its solution, #2 is doing OK in its modified soil, #3 is at deaths door in its solution. It may be too far gone but I will change solution on #3 to something different and see what happens.

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Posted 15 January 2019 - 08:34 AM

Three more Rocotos standing at attention waiting for their assignments. Yep, they each get to put their feet in something different. These are Rocoto Guatamala Orange.

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One going into my favorite Kratky mix.

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The other two will go into a potting mix, each will have different nutrient regimens. They are all three almost identical at this time. It will be interesting to see how long that lasts.

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Update on these in 7 days.

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Posted 15 January 2019 - 09:24 PM

Another different Rocoto joins the family tonite.

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Posted 15 January 2019 - 10:23 PM

Nice SB!  I haven't grown either PI355812 or the Hualaga orange. Both were supposed to be in this season's grow, but won't happen after all.  Instead, I'm going to kick my feet up and watch how they go for you.  Enjoying all you have going on and continued good luck with the rocotos!



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Posted 16 January 2019 - 05:17 PM

Great experiment going, SB! And the little seedlings

look really good.

 

I can't believe the stark difference in the two

solutions in the first test. What was in the second

one, battery acid  :rofl: ?


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Posted 16 January 2019 - 07:39 PM

Great experiment going, SB! And the little seedlings
look really good.
 
I can't believe the stark difference in the two
solutions in the first test. What was in the second
one, battery acid  :rofl: ?


Its always fun and interesting to try different things in the off season. It gets too hectic to keep track of everything once the main season gets going. No spoilers on tests until results are conclusive!

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Posted 16 January 2019 - 07:50 PM

:silenced:    :thumbsup:


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Posted 17 January 2019 - 10:33 AM

Looking forward to the 7 day update on the Rocotos.


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Posted 17 January 2019 - 01:29 PM

Looking forward to the 7 day update on the Rocotos.


Funny how things get interesting when you mess with nature!

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Posted 18 January 2019 - 04:27 AM

Wow , thanks for the glog  , really interresting.

 

So many things to try out.


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Posted 18 January 2019 - 03:41 PM

Services were held this afternoon for good ol Rocoto Orange Monzano #3. (He),(Ze),(Hu),(Ne),(Mx),(Hir),(She),(Yo),(They) fought for survival until the very end. Only wishing to please the Plant Experiment Gods. (and if you think I am that politicly correct........I got shit to sell you)🙀

RIP BRAVE ONE

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Posted 18 January 2019 - 05:14 PM

I knew it!   :sick:  battery acid   :D


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Posted 23 January 2019 - 03:27 PM

Update on the two(previously 3) Rocoto Monzano Orange plants. The pre-Kratky in the glass is noticably zipping away from the potted one with experimental feeding(although, that one is starting to look better).

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The one in the glass will be placed in a 10 inch net pot in a three gallon bucket by the weekend.

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GOOD TIMES!👍




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