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Megacrop, J. R. Peter's, and other dry nutes

09 July 2018 - 04:25 PM

Just wanted to let everyone know that's been at the mercy of all the bottled nutrients and getting forked over a ton of money on different products such as calmag, silicon, part a, b, c etc to give these dry nutes a shot.. I did and haven't looked back at dynagro or GH or any of em. Unfortunately I've spent and used a lot on and of em but just felt compelled to make a post to anyone that wasn't aware that some of these complete dry nutes are great, and you can still add your homemade calmag with Cal nitrate and mag nitrate, kelp meal, etc, but for a fraction of the price! Totally happy with Megacrop [emoji769] after trying Jack's classic (j. R. Peter's [emoji769]) but still had good success with their products, namely their bloom booster. 22lb bag for $55! Makes 2000-4000 gallons depending on concentration and ph's with no additives, 18 amino acids, kelp, silicon, a true complete 1 part! Cal and mag (6.5%cal and 1.9%mag),as well as all the trace elements! This is not an ad, I'm just overwhelmed at finally finding an affordable and complete solution! 10-5.5-14.5,which if you look at nutrient uptake curve for pepper and tomato actually matches the proportions on point! Even includes b-vitamins and chitosan which is derived from crab shell and such and repels certain pests! Not to mention they offer free 230g samples which is how I got started, $3 and change for shipping.

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Beneficial microbes and fungi solutions

18 May 2018 - 01:22 PM

Hello, I am trying to make a once per week tea to flush out my nute salts after my feed feed feed water schedule and to add beneficial microbes and fungi in addition to the salts flush. I have hi-brix sugarcane hydro/soil molasses, an air pump with stones, and EWC and a few other amendments I will get my hands on today.

What is a cheap/cheaper way to add the microbial and fungal innoculants besides paying an arm and a leg for specially prepared products for canna ($$ growers), and keep things affordable? I've already spent an arm and a leg and don't have the funds nor the will to keep giving my $ away for things like fungi and bacteria! This is for my DTW coco, and my 5-1-1 plants if it matters. 94f2cd2d48d6ca33612dbb27e5e5bf15.jpg

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Coir media blends for DTW outdoor growing

11 May 2018 - 12:20 PM

I figured this would be the best place to post this, but was wondering if anyone has experimented with adding something to Coco coir pith in addition to fiber/chunks to retain more moisture to create a more consistent nutritive container media. I use a combo of coir pith 50%/fiber+chunk coir 25%/and the rest castings and perlite.

Was thinking of adding Course vermiculite, or some promix (peat)? Also because during this heat, eliminates dry spells when I can't water 3 to 4 times a day in smaller containers(I use fabric pots right now) to create an environment where hydroponic nutrients are available most of the time instead of inconsistent as goes with hand watering and the great outdoors..

For growing indoors I would see no benefit to vermiculite or peat added to the coir as much; as it takes long enough as it is to dry out before being able to feed again. Now that things are outside I really want to max out the benefits this media can provide. I never see any of the commercial companies offering coirs with added vermiculite, but I do see PT horticulture(promix products) has a blend of pear and coir+ husk chips in their "Chunk Coir blend". No ratios listed..


Defoliating-the redneck way

09 April 2018 - 05:35 PM

At least this overpopulation and overmodified plants serve a purpose other than garbage can.. XTREME PRUNING!! 22lr style.. Btw I'm a pro plant life person so don't take this the wrong way0cde4808e813dd67975a9baefd99a1c7.jpg6adc480fdf3fb90733d174325de13d37.jpg95434b3b98a6823d7542effbb7603645.jpg


Problems with my plants-twisting, and other issues

29 March 2018 - 11:46 AM

So.. This has been going on and off for a while, twisting leaves here and there on new growth, and my plants are signaling signs of multiple micro and macro deficiencies.

Things to note: they are growing in Ocean forest + lots of perlite added, ocean forest which has a lot of organic matter and is relatively hot, and has lots of peat in it(acidic).
They have stunting/twisting on some/most of the newer growths as it has been growing, and some of the leaves have a chunk out of them or grew malformed (reapers).
Also see the picture of the brown crunchy hole-looks like manganese Deficiency to me (those holes are only on the reaper plant).
Mottling on some leaves, and light spots when I hold it up to light and look at leaves from backside. I have also had an issue with white saporophytic fungus since the moment I started using that soil no matter how much I let them dry out, have two fans blowing on them, etc. I've been watering them solely with ro water but will be adding calmag I just bought. There's also no lime in that soil too (wishing right about now I mixed some in!). The soil retains more moisture than I'd like and I've been keeping watering in check (let get real dry then hit em).

My thought is either some pest down below I cannot see, or ph being low, I have a tester that ph's water and nutes and stuff but not sure how that accurately can translate to testing the actual soil ph. I have GH flora series I have not used yet, but thought as hot as that soil is I shouldn't need it til after a month. Shows signs of calcium deficiency as well and mag, but wondering if that is because of ph lockout or a true deficiency. Have a few relatively newly potted in 3.5"'ers that are yellowing on the veinal areas while interveinal is still green, and on my bigger plants (the early jalapeños) just the opposite on a few leaves.. Some yellowing of lower leaves on a few as well (early jalapeños). Any help greatly appreciated as I'm losing my mind and getting really bummed at my wits end. Attached File  IMG_20180329_111027378.jpg   98.3KB   14 downloadsAttached File  IMG_20180329_110835285.jpg   76KB   14 downloadsAttached File  IMG_20180329_110704131_HDR.jpg   84.42KB   14 downloads71ef33fc663fad04226aee626c20a9e2.jpg247db92c57953c099901be000642aa70.jpg50df02fac0c79279ab2b6ab67d575ee3.jpg