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Forum: Organic Soil 10-23-2018, 11:59 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 990
Posted By bigbadbiddy
Shit, you are right. What were they...

Shit, you are right.


What were they called in the common tongue, water bears or something? Tardigrades I believe was their scientific name.


Not sure if "micro animals" and microbes are in...
Forum: Organic Soil 10-22-2018, 10:19 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 858
Posted By bigbadbiddy
I think the canary in the coal mine thing is...

I think the canary in the coal mine thing is great with regards to worms.


In my previous grow I had put them into my 5 gal smart pots for flower with my faulty soil mix using those messed up...
Forum: Organic Soil 10-22-2018, 10:07 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 990
Posted By bigbadbiddy
Hm ok, so the pile would have to be laid out...

Hm ok, so the pile would have to be laid out really thin for it to "flash freeze" completely through quickly.




I always thought when the top few centimeters of the soil freeze solid gradually...
Forum: Organic Soil 10-19-2018, 10:34 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 990
Posted By bigbadbiddy
That's what I meant by "freezing through" or...

That's what I meant by "freezing through" or "freezing solid", right?


If the pile is thick enough that it doesn't freeze at the core, then the microbes survive there and can repopulate the outer...
Forum: Organic Soil 10-18-2018, 11:22 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 990
Posted By bigbadbiddy
Could also cover it with a tarp, should be fine...

Could also cover it with a tarp, should be fine as well (if the tarp is fixed somehow and doesn't get blown away by wind or pulled away by critters).


You want to keep the soil alive which means...
Forum: Organic Soil 10-17-2018, 02:38 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,348
Posted By bigbadbiddy
I had something similar going on with my soil mix...

I had something similar going on with my soil mix previously. But it was buckwheat hulls instead of coco.
The Buckwheat hulls were a more organic alternative to perlite, same as coco is an...
Forum: Organic Soil 10-17-2018, 11:11 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 9,017
Posted By bigbadbiddy
I rather have to lower my plant count ... ...

I rather have to lower my plant count ...


Sitting at 34 veglings in 1 gal veg pots right now.
Add the 15 G13 testers (8 of them above ground already) and it will be a tight fit. Might have to...
Forum: Organic Soil 10-16-2018, 12:44 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 9,017
Posted By bigbadbiddy
Oh I meant the soil when I said they are ready...

Oh I meant the soil when I said they are ready for nutrients.
Not much nutrients in the jiffy plugs/water. Enough for early seedling stage but once they have a set or two of serrated leafs, I think...
Forum: Organic Soil 10-15-2018, 10:09 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 9,017
Posted By bigbadbiddy
Yeah, the Blueberries were a bit weird. I...

Yeah, the Blueberries were a bit weird.


I called it on the remaining seeds and dug them up if they hadn't come up yet.
The Karma Squad King Mamba were pretty much ungermed. I sometimes...
Forum: Organic Soil 10-10-2018, 01:32 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,568
Posted By bigbadbiddy
Cement mixer was also what I was going to use on...

Cement mixer was also what I was going to use on my farm if that materializes.


In the meantime, in my small setup, I use one of those "handheld" concrete/mortar mixers (you know, the ones that...
Forum: Organic Soil 10-10-2018, 11:46 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 9,017
Posted By bigbadbiddy
Quick update: 10 out of 11 G13xSkunk MRN above...

Quick update:
10 out of 11 G13xSkunk MRN above ground (the last one won't make it, I accidentally clipped the tap root when removing it from the paper towel ...)
11 out of 11 Crumbled lime from...
Forum: Marijuana Strains and Breeding 10-10-2018, 11:35 AM
Replies: 453
Views: 91,430
Posted By bigbadbiddy
While I really enjoyed dealing with Mike from...

While I really enjoyed dealing with Mike from Peakseeds and have given them many shoutouts, I have to slightly throw some shade here ...


I grew out 2 females of his C99 and they both were...
Forum: Breeder's Laboratory 10-09-2018, 02:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 674
Posted By bigbadbiddy
I remember reading a post, I believe it was here...

I remember reading a post, I believe it was here on IC, about a guy claiming this was some kind of best kept secret in the seed industry or something and that we only ever get sold the lower seeds...
Forum: Organic Soil 10-08-2018, 02:36 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 9,017
Posted By bigbadbiddy
Thanks for the feedback y'all! @Paulie ...

Thanks for the feedback y'all!


@Paulie
I skimmed through the ROLS thread previously but did not read it in depth.
Will do that and also check out the other thread you posted. Thanks for that!...
Forum: Organic Soil 10-05-2018, 11:00 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 9,017
Posted By bigbadbiddy
From the experiences I made, I can see the allure...

From the experiences I made, I can see the allure of mixing a fresh batch every time, not bothering with recycling, reamending etc.

But that is what I am aiming for.

I chose 5 gallon containers...
Forum: Organic Soil 10-05-2018, 09:56 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 9,017
Posted By bigbadbiddy
Thank you a lot for the Feedback Yamaha and...

Thank you a lot for the Feedback Yamaha and Microbeman!


@Yamaha
I also started out with a "less is more" mentality.
I have slowly upped the amendments in half cup increments over the last 3...
Forum: Marijuana Strains and Breeding 10-02-2018, 09:57 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,123
Posted By bigbadbiddy
I tend to agree with Sign. You have to...

I tend to agree with Sign.


You have to keep in mind that even IF a set of independent groups of people would say "yeah this bud is good for fooking" (which, they don't), that wouldn't meant it...
Forum: Organic Soil 10-02-2018, 09:51 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,568
Posted By bigbadbiddy
If you only wish to test your soil's PH, you...

If you only wish to test your soil's PH, you likely won't have to go through a lab for that.


Most DIY and gardening supply stores here will do a basic PH soil analysis for free in their shops.
...
Forum: Organic Soil 10-01-2018, 09:54 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,568
Posted By bigbadbiddy
Even if 3 labs use the same standardized Mehlich...

Even if 3 labs use the same standardized Mehlich III test, you will get variance in results between the three labs.


The method I proposed is to ensure that the tests/labs themselves are not...
Forum: Organic Soil 09-28-2018, 12:15 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 9,017
Posted By bigbadbiddy
Alright, then as a first step going forward, I...

Alright, then as a first step going forward, I will refrain from using dolomite lime and oyster shell flower when reamending the soil and will replace those with epsom salt (maybe I go a bit low on...
Forum: Organic Soil 09-28-2018, 11:46 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,568
Posted By bigbadbiddy
Well you could continuously measure with all 3,...

Well you could continuously measure with all 3, also after each adjustment.


If you have three starting readings of PH 6.1; 6.3; and 6.7, then you know your actual PH is likely somewhere in...
Forum: Organic Soil 09-27-2018, 10:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 596
Posted By bigbadbiddy
Did you use a dessicant? It is super...

Did you use a dessicant?


It is super important to keep them dry.


Even without a fridge, if you keep them away from light and use a dessicant, afaik they can last for years with 100% germ...
Forum: Organic Soil 09-27-2018, 09:57 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,568
Posted By bigbadbiddy
Like I said, it wouldn't hurt, wouldn't it? Only...

Like I said, it wouldn't hurt, wouldn't it? Only if you misinterpreted the results could it hurt.


The drawback is what you mentioned. Soil tests aren't cheap (50 bucks is already on the lower...
Forum: Organic Soil 09-27-2018, 09:32 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 9,017
Posted By bigbadbiddy
Unfortunately not ... I could set up a rain res...

Unfortunately not ... I could set up a rain res myself but would have trouble getting it to the grow room. Not really an option unfortunately. Plus the rain is reportedly also not great around here...
Forum: Organic Soil 09-26-2018, 02:37 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 9,017
Posted By bigbadbiddy
This is friggin awesome man, thanks so much for...

This is friggin awesome man, thanks so much for taking the time to write all that!


I am familiar with some of the stuff, like low stress training etc., and have also been trying my hand at it...
Forum: Organic Soil 09-26-2018, 12:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 596
Posted By bigbadbiddy
How do you store your seeds? Makes a huge...

How do you store your seeds? Makes a huge difference...


Correctly stored they can last 5 years in the fridge easily and retain close to 100% germ rate.
Correctly stored in the freezer they can...
Forum: Organic Soil 09-26-2018, 11:49 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 9,017
Posted By bigbadbiddy
Hey HBF, thanks for the feedback! Shit...

Hey HBF, thanks for the feedback!


Shit that was exactly the kind of feedback I was looking for during the last year or so xD


I will get a water analysis from the municipality, post the...
Forum: Organic Soil 09-26-2018, 11:39 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,568
Posted By bigbadbiddy
I think a soil test can never hurt (unless you...

I think a soil test can never hurt (unless you run wild with misinterpreting the results), I personally feel like they only make sense once you reach a certain size.


Maybe to be clearer:
I...
Forum: Organic Soil 09-26-2018, 11:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 570
Posted By bigbadbiddy
A worm bin should probably be item 1 on the list...

A worm bin should probably be item 1 on the list of any organic farmer.


No matter the size. Even if you have a small 1 cloiset grow, just get a smaller worm bin. But the earth worm castings are...
Forum: Organic Soil 09-26-2018, 11:17 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 9,017
Posted By bigbadbiddy
Well not in cf but in L is what I do. The...

Well not in cf but in L is what I do.


The recipes I got were all in cf, obviously. A cubic foot is around 28 liter.


I made my base mix with that in mind and aimed at roughly 20 liter per...
Forum: Marijuana Strains and Breeding 09-25-2018, 10:45 AM
Replies: 300
Views: 24,984
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, 10:34 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 9,017
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, 10:19 AM
Replies: 300
Views: 24,984
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, 11:56 AM
Replies: 300
Views: 24,984
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, 11:13 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 9,017
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, 11:19 AM
Replies: 300
Views: 24,984
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, 09:19 AM
Replies: 300
Views: 24,984
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, 10:28 AM
Replies: 300
Views: 24,984
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, 10:35 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 9,017
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, 05:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 662
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, 10:07 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 9,017
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, 09:35 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 9,017
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, 09:51 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 9,017
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, 09:42 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 9,017
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, 04:59 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 9,017
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, 12:34 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 9,017
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, 09:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 707
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, 10:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 707
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, 03:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 707
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, 10:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 707
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...
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