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Forum: Marijuana Strains and Breeding 09-25-2018, 09:45 AM
Replies: 268
Views: 18,251
Posted By bigbadbiddy
To me it's the same as someone paying 1K for a...

To me it's the same as someone paying 1K for a truffel or caviar or whatever, know what I mean?


It's a very specific niche market that these people cater to. Call them collectors or rarity...
Forum: Organic Soil 09-25-2018, 09:34 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,899
Posted By bigbadbiddy
Peace HBF and thanks for the feedback. I...

Peace HBF and thanks for the feedback.


I had done a previous post a year or so ago, asking for people to help me find the right RO system but didn't get much feedback.


Gonna get this thing...
Forum: Marijuana Strains and Breeding 09-25-2018, 09:19 AM
Replies: 268
Views: 18,251
Posted By bigbadbiddy
I could see it. When "Elite Clones" are...

I could see it.


When "Elite Clones" are being sold for 20k a pop, might as well sell "Elite Seeds" for 2k a pop, no?


The Cannabis scene is very vulnerable to that kind of artificial price...
Forum: Marijuana Strains and Breeding 09-24-2018, 10:56 AM
Replies: 268
Views: 18,251
Posted By bigbadbiddy
I don't think they were ever nor are they now a...

I don't think they were ever nor are they now a "breeder" where you can just run their whole stable and rely on their breeding expertise to hit gold everytime.


They always F2ed other people's...
Forum: Organic Soil 09-24-2018, 10:13 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,899
Posted By bigbadbiddy
Nice man, I will come back to this in the near...

Nice man, I will come back to this in the near future!


Yes, an RO filter has been an item of interest for me for a while now.


I just started to tackle the setup in other places first and...
Forum: Marijuana Strains and Breeding 09-21-2018, 10:19 AM
Replies: 268
Views: 18,251
Posted By bigbadbiddy
Yeah that was quite the culture shock for me...

Yeah that was quite the culture shock for me coming back to "the game" after a ~20 year hiatus.


Back when I last grew, Nirvana was considered thieves, copycats and no-good bootleggers. Everybody...
Forum: Marijuana Strains and Breeding 09-20-2018, 08:19 AM
Replies: 268
Views: 18,251
Posted By bigbadbiddy
I didn't mean there was no CBD before. ...

I didn't mean there was no CBD before.
Obviously those guys didn't magically coax an active compound out of a plant that wasn't there before.



I meant nobody cared about it or paid it any mind.
Forum: Marijuana Strains and Breeding 09-19-2018, 09:28 AM
Replies: 268
Views: 18,251
Posted By bigbadbiddy
Let me attempt a summary so far: To OP's...

Let me attempt a summary so far:


To OP's original question: They stack up well. Nothing today is going to "blow the old stuff out of the water" or vice-versa. But there are definitely nuanced...
Forum: Organic Soil 09-18-2018, 09:35 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,899
Posted By bigbadbiddy
My first run in the current setup was done using...

My first run in the current setup was done using well-water which was close to 0ppm.
I carried that shit every week for my plants ;)


Was all fine but the second run I did, I didn't have time to...
Forum: Organic Soil 09-17-2018, 04:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 410
Posted By bigbadbiddy
Wow, usually the strain lists in these types of...

Wow, usually the strain lists in these types of threads turn me off real quick (because I assume people didn't do their research when I read them).


This is something else, interesting and good...
Forum: Organic Soil 09-17-2018, 09:07 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,899
Posted By bigbadbiddy
Yep, I would not have started PHing my...

Yep,


I would not have started PHing my water if I hadn't begun seeing deficiencies in the plants.


My water is unfortunately quite hard. up to 700 ppm on bad days, around 300ppm on average....
Forum: Organic Soil 09-14-2018, 08:35 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,899
Posted By bigbadbiddy
Watering wands I feel are pretty much the ol'...

Watering wands I feel are pretty much the ol' faithful of this.


I have been using a small res with a submersible pump and a watering wand as well with good success. Pretty much all you need.

...
Forum: Organic Soil 09-12-2018, 08:51 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,899
Posted By bigbadbiddy
Sourcing the blumats isn't all that easy. ...

Sourcing the blumats isn't all that easy.


The are all produced in Austria and they supply the whole world with them through various outlets.


To my dissatisfaction, the Blumat guys were not...
Forum: Organic Soil 09-11-2018, 08:42 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,899
Posted By bigbadbiddy
There is a huge thread here on the board about...

There is a huge thread here on the board about blumat systems.


But it is mainly concerned with the pros and cons, finding the right dimensions, installation etc.


Haven't seen too many grow...
Forum: Organic Soil 09-10-2018, 03:59 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,899
Posted By bigbadbiddy
Have used them as emergency supplies during...

Have used them as emergency supplies during vacation before but not with canna.


What really convinced me was the pressurized system.


Basically you hook a pump and accumulator up to your res...
Forum: Organic Soil 09-10-2018, 11:34 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,899
Posted By bigbadbiddy
I had the same base mix in my first run (coco,...

I had the same base mix in my first run (coco, perlite, peat).


Can't say if it helped or not but in my second mix, I left out the coco and had better results (surely I did some other stuff...
Forum: Organic Soil 08-03-2018, 08:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 601
Posted By bigbadbiddy
Thanks man, very helpful stuff! I never...

Thanks man, very helpful stuff!


I never got a clear cut answer on when to add which amendment in which form once I start running from the prepared soil batch ..


Only ever heard "just...
Forum: Organic Soil 08-02-2018, 09:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 601
Posted By bigbadbiddy
That's how I ended up with buckwheat hulls though...

That's how I ended up with buckwheat hulls though ... by buying what is locally available.
And that didn't do much good..



I checked the updated recipes on kis organics and build a soil and to...
Forum: Organic Soil 08-01-2018, 02:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 601
Posted By bigbadbiddy
Alright I'll have a look on their lists. ...

Alright I'll have a look on their lists.


Problem is, I still can't order from them. But maybe they list different ingredients now with their updated recipes. And maybe I can get those better...
Forum: Organic Soil 08-01-2018, 09:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 601
Posted By bigbadbiddy
Coot's mix - Blood, Bone, Fish meal question

Howdy folks,


in the process of mixing up a new batch of coot's mix, struggling to get blood and bone meal for agriculture around here.


What I keep running into is a Fish, Bone, Blood meal...
Forum: Marijuana Strains and Breeding 08-01-2018, 08:49 AM
Replies: 259
Views: 47,512
Posted By bigbadbiddy
And I would call it a general rule of thumb that...

And I would call it a general rule of thumb that while buying seeds, you get better chances at good genetics the closer you buy from the source and worse the farther away you are from the source.

...
Forum: Organic Soil 07-31-2018, 09:38 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,899
Posted By bigbadbiddy
I think the step back I needed was to figure out...

I think the step back I needed was to figure out that the buckwheat hulls need to go.


They were the only constant factor I hadn't changed through all this. I tried "stretching" the soil mix with...
Forum: Organic Soil 07-30-2018, 12:25 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,899
Posted By bigbadbiddy
Again, I am always appreciative of any feedback. ...

Again, I am always appreciative of any feedback.


That being said, I don't get where you guys come from with me overcomplicating stuff, trying to improve on other people's stuff and throwing...
Forum: Organic Soil 07-25-2018, 10:33 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,899
Posted By bigbadbiddy
Thank you all again for the help and feedback! ...

Thank you all again for the help and feedback!


I have decided to scrap the old soil and mix a fresh batch of coots mix without buckwheat hulls this time.


For ease of use and availability, I...
Forum: Organic Soil 07-24-2018, 03:31 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,899
Posted By bigbadbiddy
The malted barley is indeed mainly for the...

The malted barley is indeed mainly for the enzymes.


I includeded them in my aerated compost teas after listening to a few podcasts with clackamas coot. Wasn't aware this could negatively affect...
Forum: Organic Soil 07-24-2018, 12:48 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,899
Posted By bigbadbiddy
Howdy ho folks and thanks for all the feedback...

Howdy ho folks and thanks for all the feedback and suggestions!


@Microbeman
Thanks man.
Pumice was not easily available for me in my current hobby setting so I went with perlite.
My farm is...
Forum: Marijuana Strains and Breeding 07-20-2018, 10:13 AM
Replies: 293
Views: 61,239
Posted By bigbadbiddy
https://www.icmag.com/ic/showpost.php?p=7671308&po...

https://www.icmag.com/ic/showpost.php?p=7671308&postcount=11


Thats a post I made in another thread where that came up.
The thread is about Sweet Skunk but we talk about the BB among other stuff...
Forum: Organic Soil 07-20-2018, 09:58 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,899
Posted By bigbadbiddy
Thank you both for the feedback. ...

Thank you both for the feedback.


Obviously I disagree on the whole "you can't do it if you can't manage a closet" thing but let's leave that argument for another day, not really the scope of...
Forum: Marijuana Strains and Breeding 07-19-2018, 04:06 PM
Replies: 293
Views: 61,239
Posted By bigbadbiddy
I germed 5 of peak's blueberries but made lots of...

I germed 5 of peak's blueberries but made lots of errors in that grow.


1 female survived and flowered out. Was very disappointing.
But again, lots of errors on my side during that round. Still...
Forum: Organic Soil 07-19-2018, 03:48 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,899
Posted By bigbadbiddy
Howdy Paulie, thanks for checking in and...

Howdy Paulie,


thanks for checking in and showing interest!


Unfortunately: Short answer is no, no updates.


I had "real life" creeping up on me and had to leave my toys alone for a month...
Forum: Marijuana Strains and Breeding 06-25-2018, 09:27 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 13,664
Posted By bigbadbiddy
Yes, that's exactly what MRN is for. This kind of...

Yes, that's exactly what MRN is for. This kind of stuff.
Confused as to why people ignore them...


When it was Sensi's Silver Pearl, it was with Shanti and Nevil on board.
When they left, they...
Forum: Organic Soil 05-03-2018, 08:58 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 880
Posted By bigbadbiddy
I did not "piss about" with PH to begin with. ...

I did not "piss about" with PH to begin with.

However I noticed several issues in the second round with the same soil.

Back then, one of the more plausible advice given to me on this very board...
Forum: Organic Soil 05-02-2018, 08:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 880
Posted By bigbadbiddy
Howdy folks, thanks for all the feedback! ...

Howdy folks,

thanks for all the feedback!

Quick clarifications:
- I grow in organic soil, meaning my food sources are in the soil. I fail to see how it pertains to the subject of this thread...
Forum: Organic Soil 04-30-2018, 05:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 880
Posted By bigbadbiddy
Alright, I will check into those. But then...

Alright, I will check into those.

But then my assumption is correct that this is NOT from the citric acid but leftover residue from the time the water went bad with the vinegar...

Bummer, will...
Forum: Organic Soil 04-30-2018, 04:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 880
Posted By bigbadbiddy
No nutes, water only.

No nutes, water only.
Forum: Organic Soil 04-30-2018, 08:51 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 880
Posted By bigbadbiddy
Anybody else got issues with citric acid as PH down?

Howdy folks,

I was looking for an organic PH down solution and read somewhere that I should try apple cider vinegar.

That was really bad as I later found out. It created this sort of "sludge"...
Forum: Marijuana Strains and Breeding 04-17-2018, 11:47 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,108
Posted By bigbadbiddy
I don't think I ever said cheap is bad or...

I don't think I ever said cheap is bad or expensive is good. Quite the contrary.

I just wanted to illustrate a line between "actual" breeders and those selling F2s of other's work etc. .
Mind you...
Forum: Marijuana Strains and Breeding 04-16-2018, 02:33 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,108
Posted By bigbadbiddy
What would you call Nirvana, WhiteLabel etc. then...

What would you call Nirvana, WhiteLabel etc. then if not B-listers? Sorry if the term offended you.
Discount breeders? Sounded more harsh to me.

Nobody said you can't get good stuff from them....
Forum: Marijuana Strains and Breeding 04-16-2018, 10:30 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,108
Posted By bigbadbiddy
I find it interesting that nobody mentioned the...

I find it interesting that nobody mentioned the price point of seeds so far (aside from one mention that spending 500 bucks on a 10 pack is ridiculous).

While I would say the price point is...
Forum: Organic Soil 03-28-2018, 09:26 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 8,806
Posted By bigbadbiddy
Howdy heady blunts, thanks for sharing your...

Howdy heady blunts,

thanks for sharing your knowledge and ideas!

Yes, I was considering to root prune the veglings in the 1 gallon pots and considerably cut them back before transplanting (as...
Forum: Organic Soil 03-27-2018, 11:34 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 8,806
Posted By bigbadbiddy
I think I will also try my luck with perlite this...

I think I will also try my luck with perlite this time around.
Had trouble sourcing both pumice and small lava rock granules and wasn't looking forward to added weight either, since I have to move...
Forum: Organic Soil 03-26-2018, 09:53 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 8,806
Posted By bigbadbiddy
wouldn't they be a bit too coarse/big (the...

wouldn't they be a bit too coarse/big (the granules) when going for landscaping lava rock?

I think on a farm they would be fine, large outdoor beds or the like.

In Pots, aside from the weight,...
Forum: Organic Soil 03-24-2018, 09:31 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 8,806
Posted By bigbadbiddy
Thing is, the arguments against perlite in an...

Thing is, the arguments against perlite in an organic no-till setting make absolute sense.

Everyone attempting no-till, be it in small or large containers, does it for the long haul.
And in the...
Forum: Organic Soil 03-20-2018, 01:50 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 8,806
Posted By bigbadbiddy
I've tried this with 5 gallon smartpots over 5...

I've tried this with 5 gallon smartpots over 5 grow cycles in roughly 2 years now.

My results:
I asked several times if I don't need to topdress or somehow reamend the soil after each round...
Forum: Organic Soil 03-15-2018, 08:19 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,150
Posted By bigbadbiddy
Quick update after my talk with slownickel: ...

Quick update after my talk with slownickel:

We talked a bit about this and that and as luck has it, he knows some people who are farmers near the area I am looking at and offered to get me in...
Forum: Organic Soil 03-14-2018, 02:24 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,150
Posted By bigbadbiddy
I agree that people are the same everywhere, to...

I agree that people are the same everywhere, to an extent. They are also different everywhere.

Example:
The locals do not have money to buy land but they do have money to drink 5$ cappucinos at...
Forum: Organic Soil 03-14-2018, 08:55 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,150
Posted By bigbadbiddy
Well I am not talking about starting a farm in...

Well I am not talking about starting a farm in the US.

I am talking about starting one in a country where the legal framework is being changed as we speak.
A new and emerging market.

Think of...
Forum: Organic Soil 03-12-2018, 04:11 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,150
Posted By bigbadbiddy
Nice h.h. what do I look for as the result...

Nice h.h.

what do I look for as the result of the percolation test?

Say I dig a 30 cm hole (that's what they told me the soil sample should contain, first 30 cm), how fast should it drain?
I...
Forum: Organic Soil 03-12-2018, 09:04 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,150
Posted By bigbadbiddy
Thanks for the pointers folks! The area is...

Thanks for the pointers folks!

The area is full of farms and as such has lots of farm supply stores around as well. Should be able to source everything locally.

Regarding zoning and general...
Forum: Organic Soil 03-05-2018, 08:26 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 8,746
Posted By bigbadbiddy
Interesting. I too have similar issues under...

Interesting.

I too have similar issues under a 630w cmh ...

My theory was that all the N issues can be tracked back to the buckwheat hulls.

I don't have enough drainage now in my soil and...
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