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#1613456 Year of the Ghost 2019

Posted by CDNmatt on 14 February 2019 - 08:15 PM

I was looking on Amazon after you posted that...not sure my wife would appreciate me buying that right now but something to consider, though  I may try and find some cheaper options as well too. It was $59CDN so around $44US for that particular bag.

#1613451 Mattys first ever Glog "Into the fire" 2019 season

Posted by CDNmatt on 14 February 2019 - 07:57 PM

I like the cartons! Maybe put some holes on the sides so they can dry out faster if you notice the bottoms staying wet. Just a thought I had when I saw them. Maybe just on the bottom half so they dry more evenly?


That's a great idea actually....I had also thought aboot adding some holes for abit of air prune effect as well I didn't even take the drying process into consideration.


Good call on that for sure.

#1613441 Mattys first ever Glog "Into the fire" 2019 season

Posted by CDNmatt on 14 February 2019 - 07:11 PM

Winit shipping is usually about 5 weeks for me. Their tracking is useless in the US. It ends once the package reaches the POE. USPS China Post is much quicker. I just got one that came in 10 days. SpeedPAK only takes about two weeks.


I like the milk carton containers. They pack tight, give good depth and the plants can't root tangle if left for a few months til plant out. The bagged plants would all grow together into a big lump without separation.


I can send you a quarter inch of bags as an Int'l letter in the unmarked envelope containing the Valentine  my wife gave me this morning. That will be cheap and at least you'd get to see the bags if you're not familiar with them.


Ok well I wil sit tight for a week or so and see if anything does show up...the seller replied this morning to me.....



"Thanks for your msg.
I am so sorry to hear that and so sorry for all the troubles.
I promise I really have posted your order out when I received your payment.
Maybe it has some delays on the way.
As you know sometimes it just happened.
I know you are a nice person and will understand me.
To protect your profit, I’d like to use a faster and safer shipping way to resend your order all at my cost.
Will that be Ok for you?
Or what else I can do for you?
Waiting for your reply and wish you a nice day!
Best regards
Your sincerely, Customer Service Dept"


So I said sure if they want to resend the bags with a faster shipping service that would be great, but I also added I would like a tracking # or once the 28th comes around which is when I can put in a case with Ebay I will file.

#1613440 Mattys first ever Glog "Into the fire" 2019 season

Posted by CDNmatt on 14 February 2019 - 07:08 PM

Thats the same containers I usually put my tomatoes in for starting. I cut the bottom corners off for them to drain or bottom feed.


I used to use the @l cartons for all of my tomato starts but we don't really buy it that way now mostly just in jugs, but I really did like them and they worked really well.


i did jam a bunch of holes in the bottom via the drill quickly before I started to fill them...they seem to drain pretty decent. I am a tad concerned about them sitting in water for bottom feeding though, not as confident they will not fall apart on me. They held together for you decent though?

#1613281 Mattys first ever Glog "Into the fire" 2019 season

Posted by CDNmatt on 14 February 2019 - 12:10 AM

Got some 'Space saving testers' done tonight..wanna see how the taller 1L milk cartons work out. It has given 22 plants an upgrade in root room and they are a nice small square box that fit nicely together, and the very least the roots can grow straight down for a spell I spose.



#1613280 Mattys first ever Glog "Into the fire" 2019 season

Posted by CDNmatt on 14 February 2019 - 12:04 AM

They coming on the slow boat from China? When were they due? You want me to send you some?


Dee your such a nice guy that literally brought a tear to my eye when I read that....But aye the 'Shanghai Special' as I like to call it...figure I could canoe across the pacific faster sometimes.


The order was placed December 20th an on average it takes about 4 to 6 weeks normally closer to the 4-5 week timeline, but I do often get things around the 6 to 8 week period alot as well. hell I have had 5-6 things show up over 4 months later and even one that showed up a tad over 6 months.


Anyways I emailed the seller and asked for the Winit # since one was not provided and will wait another week or so and if nothing comes in the mail I may take you up on that, but ONLY if you allow me to pay you for the bags AND the shipping I would not have it any other way.... :shame:  Until then I will sit tight and see what happend's.


Your awesome btw and thank you.

#1613198 CaneDog - Off-Season Season 2018/19

Posted by CDNmatt on 13 February 2019 - 06:48 PM

Had to take this one..another ally oop from Paul today



#1613187 sinensis grow log 2019 (with tomato grafting!)

Posted by CDNmatt on 13 February 2019 - 06:05 PM

They would be more then fine and certainly at the very least till plant out, really that was alot of people used (and still do)  was floro's excluding the higher end MH's and HPS fixtures....solid deal btw dude, very awesome

#1613168 Walchit 2019

Posted by CDNmatt on 13 February 2019 - 04:15 PM

What are you using for the PSU now Andy?

#1613123 PaulG 2019

Posted by CDNmatt on 13 February 2019 - 01:25 PM

So....how big (Tall) on average do ya figure they get for ya in the 2L pots?? average of course

And no topping I assume Paul?? sorry for the bombardment today btw

#1613118 PaulG 2019

Posted by CDNmatt on 13 February 2019 - 01:05 PM

Hmmmm interesting .... :think: :think:


I have been saving a few things like old ice cream pales...they are only the 1.5L tubs...We give the kids Choc milk instead of alot of juices so been saving the 1L cartons as well and finally 4L milk jugs which are obviously larger then the other 2 but about 5 inches across or so. I may be able to stick some stuff in the 1L cartons for now and buy some time for some of my stuff anyways..I dont have a ton but maybe 40 or so??


I do have some pots as well of course that are in the range of yours..I will see what I got before I make any rash decisions :flamethrower:


Edit - PT :onfire:

#1613113 Mattys first ever Glog "Into the fire" 2019 season

Posted by CDNmatt on 13 February 2019 - 12:56 PM

Was really hoping that my seedling bags would have arrived already...it would really help on some of my space issues. It would not solve it completely but at least of bought me some time.

#1613111 PaulG 2019

Posted by CDNmatt on 13 February 2019 - 12:53 PM

What size of pots do you aim for till plant out Paul?? Trying to figure out a minimum size I can get away with, without getting too root bound anyways. Some ass went and planted too many seeds and left me with no room on the grow shelf.......... :crazy: :eh:

#1613108 Pickler's Grow Log

Posted by CDNmatt on 13 February 2019 - 12:41 PM

Hey all, here's an update:


I raised the light fixture up about 2" since I was concerned about temps getting too high inside of the grow 'dome'.  I am keeping the light on for 12 hours, then off for 12.  Would you all suggest 14 hours?  Anyways, it's on a timer, set for 7AM - 7PM.  Our house's room temperature is anywhere from 65F-68F; I am finding that if I alternate the light/heat mat (12 hours light only, 12 hours mat only), I keep the soil temps around 80-86F.  So, I think I may have found what works for me, right now.


I'm happy to see that more of the seeds have started sprouting.  The count is as follows: Reapers - 7, 7 Pot - 6 (these came out of nowhere), Scorpion - 1, Habs - 0. 


On an unrelated garden planning note, we're finalizing what we're planting in our plots.  We learned a lot last year about what is/isn't practical for our situation and look to focus mostly on herbs and tomatoes.  We help where we can with the guy who runs it, so we get garlic/onion/fruit/beans/beets/etc. from what he grows.  It's a pretty amazing little place. (~2 acres maybe)  My girlfriend grew a badass herb bed as well; pesto, pizza, and fresh pasta sauce all summer!  Looking forward to another year of it, it's only a few months away from getting rolling.






Think the majority of the folks have the lights on at least 14H a day, but alot from what I have seen are 18-6 or 16-8 which is what I have mine at, only to conserve the electric bill abit more.


It may be debatable whether to have the lights on to germinate...you can find many glogs where they stick them up in a warm (heat mats) dark place and crank on the lights once seedlings have started to come out of their shells.


For me, most of my stuff germ'd in the dark and only had abit under the lights just cause I ran outta room on my mat. In the end just find whatever works for you.


Hope you have a great year though man keep those updates coming eh!!

#1613006 Hot pepper plant - deformed leaves

Posted by CDNmatt on 12 February 2019 - 09:31 PM

Poor little bugger is in rough shape eh...Hope ya gitter figured outs