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    Bigger Britches For My Ladies

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ID:	17794839 Today I’m putting the finishing touches (hopefully lol) on my room as all year I’ve been planning on expanding my garden so it’s on a schedule instead of personal fun. I was growing in 27 gallon SIPs but the growth rate of the plants ends up being over grown before I can get them in a room to bloom because I run things all willy nilly. If stuff was on a schedule and I had more soil, I think things would improve. I also wanted deeper containers so I found HDX 70 gallon totes that are two feet deep I am hoping to put two plants in each one. The room is 6x9x9’ so I think I can fit three totes inside it and have a foot space in between each one and the walls.

    I am not sure what kind of lights I’ll put inside there but I’m warning you now they’ll be old and cheap. I will have more info at the end of the day about that but I’ve been wanting to start this new journal because I have been a little one light grow show for over seven years and I wanna level up by year eight. I want to focus more on yield and production than my disorganized but super fun grow. I need to pick strains to cull because I can’t have one plant each now in the room so it’s more mono crop, less veg area traded for more bloom area, schedules, work, and a ton of trimming. I don’t currently trim my pot at all. I like it natural myself. I am excited but I am pretty bummed all the same so I’ve been dragging my heels all 2021.

    I should probably pepper my post with some bud shots and plant pics so you can see the beginning.
    Bigger Britches For My Ladies (2021-current)
    Thai's Blooper Reel ~ 2018-2021

    Some days you eat the bear; other days the bear...well...he eats you.

    #2
    Are you gonna put a SIP in those totes? Takes 6", leaving 18.
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    Dr. Tuggle's Compound Syrup of Globe Flower

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    Things just chug long when those microbes are happy........scrappy

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      #3
      Originally posted by flylowgethigh View Post
      Are you gonna put a SIP in those totes? Takes 6", leaving 18.
      Yeah there’s SIPs inside. My drainage pipe is only four inches and the water level in the automatic fill up sips are an inch and a half maybe? So there’s a few inches between the water and the soil where the perlite and pipes are at. The totes dimensions are 22” tall or what I said was two feet. The soil will be about twice as deep than the old SIPs so I’m pretty happy.
      Bigger Britches For My Ladies (2021-current)
      Thai's Blooper Reel ~ 2018-2021

      Some days you eat the bear; other days the bear...well...he eats you.

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        so here’s some pics I dig up to show the inside of what the plants will be going in and the plants in the first post are in the older design.
        Bigger Britches For My Ladies (2021-current)
        Thai's Blooper Reel ~ 2018-2021

        Some days you eat the bear; other days the bear...well...he eats you.

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          #5
          What is the plan after chop? You gonna leave in the rootball and plant over it?

          With that much tub height, IMO you could go thicker on the perlite bed. My waterfall is at 6", and the perlite is 8". Wicks nicely. With the 7 gallon tubs, my Blumat sensor is reading 30 at 4" down (3" up). That is what a fresh top water would read just afterwards. The soil is really moist. I bet there may be a need to tweak the ratio of drainage material mixed in, to control the wicking - depending on the soil height.. Maybe not.

          Also consider that you will possibly need a bigger reservoir, or autofill.
          Last edited by flylowgethigh; 03-08-2021, 00:00.
          ______________________________ __________________________
          Dr. Tuggle's Compound Syrup of Globe Flower

          https://youtu.be/x0BinEFCp38?t=74

          https://youtu.be/NUmIO_MG5IU?t=87

          Things just chug long when those microbes are happy........scrappy

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            #6
            Originally posted by flylowgethigh View Post
            What is the plan after chop? You gonna leave in the rootball and plant over it?

            With that much tub height, IMO you could go thicker on the perlite bed. My waterfall is at 6", and the perlite is 8". Wicks nicely. With the 7 gallon tubs, my Blumat sensor is reading 30 at 4" down (3" up). That is what a fresh top water would read just afterwards. The soil is really moist. I bet there may be a need to tweak the ratio of drainage material mixed in, to control the wicking - depending on the soil height.. Maybe not.

            Also consider that you will possibly need a bigger reservoir, or autofill.
            i posted a bunch of pics showing moisture by inch in my other thread so if your soil is seven inches deep and overly moist, it shows how my deep soil design is gonna work better.

            why do you think i need a bigger reservoir? i can fill up the sips and the garbage can on fresh transplanted clones and come back in three weeks to refill. i can have plants deep in stretch which high water needs refilling once a week. i think that is fairly good myself.
            Bigger Britches For My Ladies (2021-current)
            Thai's Blooper Reel ~ 2018-2021

            Some days you eat the bear; other days the bear...well...he eats you.

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              #7
              I didn't know that you had a garbage can reservoir. My 10 gallons is only good for 4 days, as it is now drinking 4 gallons every 2 days. There is no way I would have put that much water to the plants, and because of that usage, I have been using more on the others that are being top watered. I never get any runoff from the bags, that sit on drainage spiders and saucers.
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              Dr. Tuggle's Compound Syrup of Globe Flower

              https://youtu.be/x0BinEFCp38?t=74

              https://youtu.be/NUmIO_MG5IU?t=87

              Things just chug long when those microbes are happy........scrappy

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                #8
                your system will suffer water loss from the perlite wicking moisture up to areas that are not covered by the fabric bag and release humidity into the air. if the fabric pots sat hugging the sides of your containers more snuggly, you'd have less water loss from evaporations and less humidity in the grow room environment. i think i shared pics of my reservoir in the beginning in the build section. i'll go check and if not i will make sure to add it in.
                Bigger Britches For My Ladies (2021-current)
                Thai's Blooper Reel ~ 2018-2021

                Some days you eat the bear; other days the bear...well...he eats you.

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                  #9
                  There is about 2" around the 7 gallon bags. The net time will be 10 gallon bags, and a tighter fit... but still air can get to the sides. Being able to puck up the bags and reposition them has already shown benefits. That will end if I put a SCROG on.
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                  Dr. Tuggle's Compound Syrup of Globe Flower

                  https://youtu.be/x0BinEFCp38?t=74

                  https://youtu.be/NUmIO_MG5IU?t=87

                  Things just chug long when those microbes are happy........scrappy

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                    Jack Herer stinking up the joint Click image for larger version

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                    Bigger Britches For My Ladies (2021-current)
                    Thai's Blooper Reel ~ 2018-2021

                    Some days you eat the bear; other days the bear...well...he eats you.

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                      #11
                      Donny Burger struggling with a hopeful transplant cure....only time will tell.

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                      I originally had six plants but i tossed two of them (orange apricot mac) because i wasn't happy with the buds it grew. they were ok and nice flavor but there is so much leaf that keeps growing back after defoliating i just don't want to deal with the larf. so i am thinking i may plant some veggies in a couple spots....i dunno.

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                      the bulb on this double ended setup kept causing the ballast to not fire up? i bought a new ballast because i thought that was the issue but it was the bulb. so i am not buying Digilamp brand bulbs again. i got an Ushio hps now. heres the plants a week before i transplanted them.

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                      setting up the SIPs and redoing the ventilation in the room.
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                      Bigger Britches For My Ladies (2021-current)
                      Thai's Blooper Reel ~ 2018-2021

                      Some days you eat the bear; other days the bear...well...he eats you.

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                        Bigger Britches For My Ladies (2021-current)
                        Thai's Blooper Reel ~ 2018-2021

                        Some days you eat the bear; other days the bear...well...he eats you.

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                          Bigger Britches For My Ladies (2021-current)
                          Thai's Blooper Reel ~ 2018-2021

                          Some days you eat the bear; other days the bear...well...he eats you.

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                            #14
                            Nice! Moving right along since the last update

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                              #15
                              Yeah...slowly like a turtle 🐢 😂 because those pics are like a month old and the plant is hanging in a drying rack half shriveled.

                              I have hit a speed bump in the road of life and my garden has suffered because of it. If I can finish this round and start another one, it will be a miracle. 😞
                              Bigger Britches For My Ladies (2021-current)
                              Thai's Blooper Reel ~ 2018-2021

                              Some days you eat the bear; other days the bear...well...he eats you.

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