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In Topic: Violentglitter Stumbles Thru 2018

16 April 2018 - 05:14 AM

Hah, sorry guys, I've ended up drowning in work! Hopefully I can get some pics up within the next day or so.


I don't have any amazing progress, other than a serious need to transplant some stuff that is being stunted (like I didn't want to do this year) by my leaving stuff in pots they are outgrowing. (I have 2'-3' tomato plants sitting in Jiffy pods still :shh: ) And I have a bunch of stuff I wanted to start ages ago that I'm running way late on. :tear:


In Topic: Growdown Throwdown 2018 Yellow Brain Strain!

07 March 2018 - 08:15 AM

You sewed those yourself? I was thinking about doing that for mine when I move outdoors, has to be about the cheapest you could get pots for


I did. I didn't measure anything, just eyeballed random lengths of the fabric, folded over and seamed up two sides, then folded the corners of the sack inward and let the soil hold it for now.


I will probably invest a little more time into measuring exact sizes for bigger pots, but I didn't think I needed to worry so much about how exact or even uniform these "step-up" pots were. I suppose I would if I were setting up any true experiment, though.

In Topic: Growdown Throwdown 2018 Yellow Brain Strain!

06 March 2018 - 08:31 AM

I've been pretty busy and neglecting to update, but here are some more recent pics of my YBS. I have them in a few different environments atm to see how differently they grow. I have been somewhat handicapping them, because I have been having a hard time finding the time to eat, much less for potting up plants. I did, however make a couple DIY grow bags from cheap landscape fabric that I would estimate to be around .75 gal. Three of my YBS are in those with a mix of the cheap pennington soil mixed with a healthy amount of perlite and worm castings. The one I previously moved to a solo cup is still in the solo cup and has been on the screened-in back porch for a bit, and was recently joined by the ones in my grow bags. I have one that I am torturing, still sitting under the 45w LED in it's "jiffy-7" or whatever it is pellet. They've all been getting the Epsoma organic start at intervals that I can't quite recall.


Blurry pic from about 5 days ago, when they FINALLY came out of the jiffy pellets straight to these:





The solo cup:


The tortured just in case my grow bags failed me:



All but the solo cup and one of the ones in the grow bags look like they are showing signs of a calcium deficiency.

I need to find time to give these guys the attention they deserve!

In Topic: Growdown Throwdown 2018 Yellow Brain Strain!

03 February 2018 - 12:17 PM

I suppose it's better than nothing... I had bought a few bags of the cheap pennington potting soil from walmart a while back as a generic for growing some stuff I didn't take too seriously. Since it is probably a little more nutritious than a jiffy pellet, I took my runt YBS and threw it in a solo cup filled with the pennington to see how it does.


It looks so very tiny in it's new home. The soil isn't nearly as drenched and muddy as the light makes it look.

In Topic: Growdown Throwdown 2018 Yellow Brain Strain!

28 January 2018 - 02:05 PM




Maybe temperature / airflow?  I used jiffy pellets without a problem.  +1 for potting them up in soil or in a car battery.  :)


There is a ceiling fan in the room that I had hoped would work well enough, but being secluded in a corner and semi-surrounded by other various things the airflow may be a problem. The room temp is on avg 75.