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    I will be testing some autos for Female Seeds to help update their descriptions. So, I dropped four White Widow x Big Bud seeds in plain ole tap water. They were then placed in a dark cupboard overnight.


    The next day, the seeds were gently placed in a rapid rooters. I flip the rooter upside down, poke a new hole, and gently insert the seed just under the surface using tweezers. They were then placed on a seedling mat, covered with a dome, and left under low light to sprout.


    These will be going into 5-gallon pots of recycled living soil. The pots will get a top dress of vermicompost, a clover cover crop will be sown, and a straw mulch layer will be added. Once these sprout, they will get a light dusting of mycos and transplanted into their final containers.

    Now we wait...
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    #2
    Best of Luck my friend! Your soil always puts out nice plants, I bet you'll get the most out of these. Pulling up my chair front row brother.
    Obey the nature of things and you will walk freely and undisturbed.


    Stay Hazed,
    JaKe

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      #3
      I love the possibilities in a new seed. So much potential in such a little package. After around 48 hours we have the emergence of the cotyledons. 100% germination. They got a spritz of RO water and the dome cracked a bit.

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        #4
        Good Afternoon ReikoX! Hope all is well my friend

        Firstly, thank you for documenting this new adventure on ICMAG, much appreciated.
        And secondly, you got a 100% germination rate which is the best way of starting a new adventure! Cheers to that!

        I am sure we will have some fun and I am gladly joining this ride in order to support you, if and when needed.

        Thanks again and Very looking forward to seeing some more in the next weeks!

        All the best,
        Mr B.



        Originally posted by ReikoX View Post
        I love the possibilities in a new seed. So much potential in such a little package. After around 48 hours we have the emergence of the cotyledons. 100% germination. They got a spritz of RO water and the dome cracked a bit.

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          #5
          These 5-gallon pots are being prepped for these WWxBB autos. A layer of homemade vermicompost was added to the top of the previous harvest's leaves, a clover cover crop was sown.


          The pots were then mulched with barley straw and watered in with kelp, fulvic, aloe, and silica. The seedlings were moved into the cabinet.
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            #6
            After adjusting to life without the dome for a day, they were gently transplanted into their final homes with a bit of VAM mycorrhizal inoculant.

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            They were then watered in with a sprouted barley, fulvic, aloe, and silica. The lights were up too high for the small plants, so I had to drop the intensity to half.
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              #7
              I'll tag along.


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                #8
                Another week and these girls are starting to get their roots settled. WWxBB 2 Struggled a bit, but is coming around now. I have just been keeping the top misted with plain water. I increased the intensity of the veg lights to 50%.


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                  #9
                  I install for the show;
                  dude, you re one of the best natural micro grow maker here
                  always a pleasure to read yours threads.

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                    #10
                    Few questions if you have time and patience to answer. Why flip rapid rooter over and make new hole? Better balance? Original hole too big?
                    What does the clover cover crop do for you?
                    And what does the mulch accomplish? I know these are noon questions, but I've never seen this strategy indoors before. Thanks!

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                      Originally posted by BakedBandit View Post
                      Few questions if you have time and patience to answer. Why flip rapid rooter over and make new hole? Better balance? Original hole too big?
                      What does the clover cover crop do for you?
                      And what does the mulch accomplish? I know these are noon questions, but I've never seen this strategy indoors before. Thanks!
                      I'm happy to answer any questions in this thread. I flip the rapid rooters for balance and there is no hole on the bottom.

                      The clover cover crop does several things for me. First it helps with water retention, second the roots aerate the soil, and third they pull nitrogen out of the atmoshere.

                      The mulch provides water retention and a source of carbon so when I chop leaves or clover, they begin to compost in place.
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                        #12
                        For anyone interested, here is my soil mix and watering schedule. It's all based off Coots and Buildasoil.

                        The base soil mix is compose of:

                        1/3 Sphagnum Peat Moss
                        1/3 Compost or Vermicompost
                        1/3 Aeration

                        For each cubic foot (7.5 US gallons) of soil add:

                        1/2 Cup Kelp Meal
                        1/2 Cup Neem Meal
                        1/2 Cup Crustacean Meal
                        1 Cup Malted Barley Powder
                        4 Cups Mineral Mix
                        6 Cups Biochar

                        Once mixed and added to the container, sow a clover cover crop and add a straw mulch layer.

                        At the beginning of each cycle and right before flowering top dress with 1/4" of vermicompost.

                        Watering Schedule:
                        Watering is done every two-three days. Every other watering is one of the following teas:

                        Sul-po-mag - Once a month
                        1 Gallon Water
                        1 Teaspoon Sul-po-mag
                        Add an airstone with the water and sul-po-mag and let set for a couple of days until soluble.

                        Neem/Kelp tea - Once a month
                        5 gallons Water
                        1 cup Neem Meal
                        1/2 cup Kelp Meal
                        1/4 teaspoon Aloe Powder
                        5 ml Silica
                        Place neem and kelp in a tea bag (I use a bag my worms came in) and steep overnight. Add aloe and silica before drenching the soil.

                        Malted Barley Tea - Once a week
                        1 gallon Water
                        1 oz. (28 grams) Malted Barley Powder
                        15 ml Fulvic Acid
                        1/4 teaspoon Aloe Powder
                        5 ml Silica
                        Grind malted barley powder in an old coffee grinder and place in a tea bag. Steep for no longer than four hours. Add fulvic acid, aloe, and silica before drenching the soil.

                        Coconut Water Tea - Once a week
                        1 gallon Water
                        1 teaspoon Coconut Water Powder
                        15 ml Fulvic Acid
                        1/4 teaspoon Aloe Powder
                        5 ml Silica
                        Mix all ingredients and drench soil.

                        Foliar Spray (IPM) - Once a week
                        1 gallon Water
                        15 ml Neem Oil
                        1/4 teaspoon Aloe Powder
                        10 ml Silica
                        In a small shot glass add silica to the neem oil and stir until completely homogenous. Add to warm (at least 75F) and mix thoroughly. Add aloe and spray immediately before lights out.

                        List of amendments and their benefits -

                        Aloe Powder - Adds saponins, rooting hormones, and salicylic acids.

                        Aeration - Can be perlite, pumice, lava rock, rice hulls, etc. I use a mix of 60% lava rock and 40% rice hulls. Adds oxygen to the root system, gives surface area for microbes to live on, and prevents compaction.

                        Biochar - Adds a lot of surface area for microbes and I creases CEC.

                        Clover Cover Crop - Adds nitrogen fixation, reduces erosion, and loosens the soil.

                        Coconut Water Powder - Adds enzymes, auxins, and micronutrients,

                        Compost - Adds microbiology, water retention, humic acids, and pest and pathogen prevention.

                        Crustacean Meal - Can be shrimp, crab, krill, etc. Adds macro nutrients, calcium carbonate, and chitan.

                        Fulvic Acid - Fulvic acid (Ful-power) enhances nutrient uptake, cell division and elongation, and enzyme activity.

                        Kelp - Adds macro and micro nutrients, chelating substances, and plant growth hormones.

                        Malted Barley Powder - Adds enzymes such as phosphatase, chitinase, urease, and amylase.

                        Mineral Mix - Equal parts of oyster shell flour, gypsum, basalt rock dust, and glacial rock dust. The gypsum provides calcium and sulphur. The oyster shell flower provides calcium carbonate and helps balance pH. And the glacial and basalt provide an array of micro nutrients and minerals.

                        Neem - Adds macro nutrients as well as pest suppression.

                        Silica - Adds pest and disease control, strengthens stems, and can be used as an emulsifier (i.e. use with neem oil). Pro-TeKt and agsil 16h are good brands.

                        Sphagnum Peat Moss - Adds microbiology, water retention, and high CEC.

                        Straw Mulch - Adds water retention, reduces erosion, home for soil life, and adds carbon for decomposition.

                        Sul-po-mag - A mined mineral that adds sulfur, potassium, and magnesium

                        Vermicompost - brings everything in compost with even more beneficial microbes as well as calcium carbonate.
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                          #13
                          These autos are at about three weeks from seed now. All except for the runt are doing well. Two have already started to show preflowers. I turned on the flowering lights to about 25% intensity.


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                            #14
                            Loving the style so far man... Should be awesome.. I just started some WW x BB myself... THinking about throwing all 4 into 1 7g growbag, and doing organic topdress.

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                              #15
                              Hope everyone had a good holiday. Things have kind of been on auto pilot this last week.

                              Here we have the BBxWW, four weeks since they were dunked in water. I bumped up the flower lighting to 75% intensity now. In one more week I will have them at full power. They just got a coconut water, fulvic, aloe, silica tea today.


                              WWxBB 1, this is what I had hoped all four would look like now, tall and barely starting to flower.


                              WWxBB 2, this one is the runt, even the cover crop seems to be doing bad.


                              WWxBB 3, small but flowering...



                              WWxBB 4, again small, but flowering. Also the lower leaves are yellowing.


                              Last round, the biggest plant was also the one with the WWxBB in it. It has been suggested that, perhaps, I'm getting compaction and that is why the plants have stayed so small. I'll add more aeration next recycling of this soil.
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