Cannabis

Discussion in 'Around the Campfire' started by Ritzy, Oct 20, 2018.

  1. Standingstones

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    Buying your pot from the Pennsylvania dispensaries is ungodly expensive. You can however buy CBD flower from companies over the internet. This is much cheaper. The CBD flower does not have the potency of THC brands. I prefer CBD for my aches and pains.
     
  2. coubob

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    The stuff I grow inside seems better than when o get it from the dispensary. Maybe cause it's fresh at 1st
     
  3. pigfarmer

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    Got some seeds from a friend. Gotta figure out where the hell to start. neither of my thumbs are green. If you had a weed problem and wanted it all killed and removed I'd be the right guy for the job. I figure there is some expertise in here and thought I'd just ask directly.

    Going to go find a large pot(s) , get some potting soil. Seems obvious. Not too big, we might be moving it. Haven't figured out a grow location yet. Was thinking of a few pots and rotating them out to the back deck daily. Is that stupid?

    How much water, how much sun per day? Any special instructions ?
     
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  5. pigfarmer

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    We ordered some sort of overpriced starter kit that's taking forever to get here. In the meantime a friend hooked me up with some advice and seeds. Two seeds, to be precise. I don't know how to grow anything and am ignorant of the most basic procedures but if I develop an interest in something I'll pick it all up very quickly.

    Going to start small and I don't have much room. Germinate the seeds in something relatively small that has drainage for transfer into a 5 gallon grow bag. I'll make an enclosure out of rigid foam insulation that I already have and germinate with an incandescent bulb, switching to an LED grow light afterwards. 12-18 hours a day. Got a recommendation for fertilizer my friend uses for use after a couple of weeks - says 1/2 strength for the first 2-3 applications.

    Compared to @coubob this'll be pretty crude but like everything else, can be refined over time.

    Anyone have any 'you forgot about this' or 'no don't do that' thoughts on all this?
     
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  8. coubob

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    20220609_201803.jpg This is only my 5th grow, and i watch a bunch of Kyle Kushman on https://www.youtube.com/c/HomegrownCannabisCo and go to a cannabis forum Cannabis Growers Community - Purplenovagroup . I start off with 2 18watt natural daylight led bulbs till there big enough to go under the leds and i put them in fabric pots with Fox farms ocean forest soil. Than train the plants if you want (what i need to learn more of). Its mainly keeping track of the waters ph, and the vapor pressure deficit. theres a nice app for your phone called Tent Buddy i use alot. along with a 3 way tester for soil ph, light meter, soil moister. that i only use for the light meter. and my biggest issue at first of flower was light leaks. 2 out the 3 plants that i have going are 55 inchs high, they were 18in high a month ago when i switched to flower.
     
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  9. pigfarmer

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    Been doing a little research.

    Space is at a premium. Decided to start small with a grow box. Was going to DIY but I'd have to buy some plywood and basic stuff and it turns out that just buying a small 24" square by 48" height grow tent was the cost effective way to go. Going to add a 2' Feit full spectrum grow light and two 4" duct fans circulating from bottom to top. It's already coated with mylar or something reflective but if I need more turns out the stuff I've been using as a heat barrier on the old Chevy firewall is the same stuff. Already got a roll.

    Probably start two seedlings in it. Keep one in there and transfer the other outside. I've got some sunny secluded spots out back that are tempting. Dunno if I'll need a cage for it out there or not - no idea if they're tasty to random critters.
     
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  10. coubob

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  11. pigfarmer

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    A pile of stuff arrived yesterday. I'll post some pics when it's all together.

    The grow box/tent is well made and was easy to put together. Tube steel frame, plastic corners and heavy canvas with a zipper and a reflective coating inside. Two 6" and one 3" opening for duct fans, power cords etc. There's a sort of draw cord neck extension thingy around them inside and out so they can be sealed very well. I got two small 4" inline duct fans and have to spend a few minutes scratching my chin looking at the wall full of duct parts at HD - and good or bad I have a lot of time on my hands to do this. The 2' LED full spectrum grow light fit in there easily and can be adjusted up/down as needed.

    I will probably just get an appliance timer but was looking at Wyze smart plugs for about $20 that I can set a schedule on, just for the sake of fooling with them. I'll give it 18 hours a day of light and ventilation. I am more than a little paranoid about fire having fans and lights inside a fabric tent all the time but it seems pretty safe.

    I'll germinate three in there, Leave one, put the other out on the deck and the third in a secluded spot in the woods out back. Never tried to grow anything before but I can plan and build stuff so we'll see how this all goes.
     
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    A month into flower today, cant wait to open it up. probably need to water tonight. I have noticed that the local water is now the ph i tend to go for. 6.5-6.8ph. the last couple of years before all the growers around the city water was 7.8ph. odd i think, but keep double checking my ph testers.
     
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  16. pigfarmer

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    Got it all put together, will post pics in a day or two. Ordered a cheap soil tester and will order a variable fan speed controller. I've got two 4" inline duct fans @ 100 cfm and think they need to be dialed down a little, not making a tunnel for aerodynamic testing.

    A little paranoid about having that run when we're not here - may not let it. But generally it'll be on the appliance timer I got yesterday. The LED light is 19 watts, each fan is 14 watts.

    A factor I hadn't considered. Got some potting soil in an unopened bag in the garage. My dog is drawn to it, wants to stuff her face in the bag every time we go past. Hopefully this will not result is tragic comedy later on ..........
     
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  17. pigfarmer

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    Keeping a spreadsheet on all this like I do with most projects. I was just going to go full blown cheap and do it with whatever's on hand spending as little as possible but had no good answer as to why. On the other hand now that I look at this it's like any other hobby - some go absolutely over the top nuts. So as of right now I stuck $275 into all this, exclusive of the seeds. My wife bought some in a starter kit - probably don't do that - and a friend gave me some. Figured I may as well take a decent crack at it and work with the space I have, which ain't much inside. Failure won't be due to design or lack of something.

    Without really understanding what I'm doing, does 'automatic flowering' or 'feminized' seeds mean the plants won't produce seeds? Are they like mules or seedless watermelons? The stuff we buy rarely if ever has any in it but I had assumed that was deliberate.
     
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  19. pigfarmer

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    I started three seeds on June 15 and two of them took off like gangbusters. Both are White Widow. The third is Purple Kush and it just don't wanna do anything. So I took the failed (small) pot full of dirt and found a nice sunny spot out in back for it. Made a nice clear spot in the undergrowth and dumped it in the hopes that maybe it'll just do it's thing. I have one PK seed left and right now it's in a plastic container wrapped up in wet paper towels. My friend said he had a hard time with them and I guess this is what he was talking about.

    Small grow tent with a full spectrum LED light that I leave on 18 hours a day on a timer. I have an intake and exhaust fan on a variable speed controller on an appliance timer but I think it's much too soon for that. They're only 2-3" tall. I'll post some pics when they get bigger. I'll transfer them to grow bags - leave one in the tent and the other will go out on the deck in a secluded sunny spot.
     
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