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austin87

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pH meter recs? Need to test soil and water and how to adjust

17 October 2018 - 08:49 AM

Title says it all. Looking for recommendations for a pH meter that can be used for soil and water.

I did some research online and think my tap water at home is about 8.5 pH.

Ive been using it on my plants and think I have some nutrient lockout.

If I find that is the case, so I get some General Hydroponics pH down and then flush the pots and re-fertilize with corrected pH water?

Any guidance here would be really helpful.

Genetically modified insects (leafhoppers, whiteflies, and aphids)

04 October 2018 - 04:52 PM

https://gizmodo.com/...an-a-1829525862

 

Not sure where this should go, but it is really interesting.


Aphids!

03 October 2018 - 07:28 PM

Found some little bastards on one of my seedlings. That live on the roof of my apartment.

The closest plant is an oak tree in front of the building at least 20 feet away.

I squished the ones I saw with my fingers and AzaMaxd the crap out of all the plants. Have no idea where they came from.

Daisy Cutter

28 September 2018 - 06:12 PM

I understand this is from Matthew Arthur and I think it's a just a selected strain 7 pot Jonah but I cannot find much more about it.

Is it hotter? Different shape? Different/better flavor? Who has grown it side by side with the Jonah and what can you share about the differences?

Roots stuck in seed coat

14 September 2018 - 09:44 AM

I recently started several seeds and planted them out. I noticed that one (Jamaican Hot Chocolate) was growing much more slowly than the others. It developed it's first set of true leaves but stayed smaller than a dime and was not growing

 

Since I germinated in rock wool cubes and then planted the cubes in dirt, I was able to move the dirt away from the rock wool cube and gently pull out the seedling.

 

The roots were still bound up inside the seed coat! I gently pulled off the soft seed coat, stuck the roots back down in the rock wool cube, covered the cube with dirt, and watered it in. Hopefully the now unconstrained roots will be able to take hold and the plant will start growing normally.

 

Has anyone ever had this happen? Should this plant be considered a dud, or if it starts growing normally will it be fine?