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Forum: Cannabis Infirmary 07-21-2015, 07:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,833
Posted By puff adder
OUCH! In all my 30 years of growing I've...

OUCH!

In all my 30 years of growing I've never gotten broad mites. I've read about them and dreaded the day I got them.

I'll loook at things under a microscope and see.

I've read that...
Forum: Cannabis Infirmary 07-19-2015, 05:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 639
Posted By puff adder
Leaves curling on my cookies!

Outside, in dirt, PH around 7, Pura Vida Grow and Cal Mag at or below 500ppm (every other watering) but I'm getting this leaf curl on my cookie plants.

Any ideas or help would be greatly...
Forum: Cannabis Growing Outdoors 09-03-2014, 03:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 524
Posted By puff adder
WORMS!!!

I'm having a hard time with the worms this year. Anyone else?

Spraying with BT but still experiencing lots of damage, mainly to the biggest tops and colas..

Bug zapper is full with moths...
Forum: Cannabis Growing Outdoors 08-29-2014, 06:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,274
Posted By puff adder
No, they for sure are laid by something at night....

No, they for sure are laid by something at night. I think it's moths.

I go over my gardens in the morning and remove the eggs that are visible. This helps a lot, but I still get some.

BTI...
Forum: Cannabis Infirmary 08-28-2014, 07:40 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,362
Posted By puff adder
My employee who ran one of my places grew some...

My employee who ran one of my places grew some very special super mites, by doing half-assed sprayings of everything, including Forbid. Mites became resistant to Floromite, Pyrethrens, Avid, Forbid,...
Forum: Cannabis Growing Outdoors 08-28-2014, 07:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 8,960
Posted By puff adder
Regalia is supposed to work against PM, mold,...

Regalia is supposed to work against PM, mold, Fusarium, and other molds/fungi.

It's supposed to cause the plant to produce it's own defenses. Safe to use up to day of harvest.

I was told...
Forum: Cannabis Growing Outdoors 08-28-2014, 07:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,274
Posted By puff adder
No issues at all. I placed the zapper up...

No issues at all.

I placed the zapper up high, and put a board between the zapper and the garden so no direct light from the zapper could shine on anything.

I researched before getting the...
Forum: Cannabis Growing Outdoors 08-26-2014, 09:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,274
Posted By puff adder
I got my bug zapper a week ago, and it seems to...

I got my bug zapper a week ago, and it seems to be working wonderfully!

Lots of moths zapped, haven't found a single egg or worm on my nugs.
Forum: Cannabis Growing Outdoors 08-22-2014, 10:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,274
Posted By puff adder
Bug Zappers to fight bud worms/catterpillars

Anyone tried using bug zappers to kill the moths that lay the eggs that hatch into those fuckin bud worms that cause damage outdoors every year?

My friend uses them and says the zappers helped...
Forum: Cannabis Growing Outdoors 08-22-2014, 10:26 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,375
Posted By puff adder
When the dirt in the pots dries a bit, take a...

When the dirt in the pots dries a bit, take a shovel, and whap the sides of the pots with the backside of the shovel.

This fractures the dirt and lets a lot more air into the soil down deep.
Forum: Cannabis Infirmary 08-21-2014, 05:02 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 326
Posted By puff adder
Catterpillars outdoors. Anyone tried using bug zappers?

A friend of mine is using bug zappers around his outdoor garden to keep the moths away that lay the eggs that hatch into those catterpillars that eat our buds here in Norcal late in the game.

...
Forum: Cannabis Infirmary 08-21-2014, 04:58 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 64,315
Posted By puff adder
I found this stuff called Regalia that you can...

I found this stuff called Regalia that you can spray or water in, and it's supposed to be effective against mold and PM.

It's a plant extract that's supposed to cause the plant to produce it's...
Forum: Cannabis Growing Outdoors 08-20-2014, 04:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 8,960
Posted By puff adder
I used it as a soil drench. Every year I get...

I used it as a soil drench. Every year I get late rains that forced my hand a little early. Not this year though. I've used this Regalia, and I'm building hoop huts over my gardens in a bit to...
Forum: Cannabis Infirmary 08-12-2014, 04:06 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 120,495
Posted By puff adder
I found this stuff called "Regalia" that is a...

I found this stuff called "Regalia" that is a plant extract and is safe to use up to day of harvest.

It is supposed to make the plant produce it's own defenses against most molds and PM.

It...
Forum: Cannabis Growing Outdoors 08-12-2014, 03:50 PM
Replies: 527
Views: 46,984
Posted By puff adder
You can get boxes from the U-haul store to put...

You can get boxes from the U-haul store to put the plants in. OR, you can wrap each plant in plastic for moving them.
Forum: Cannabis Growing Outdoors 08-12-2014, 03:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,217
Posted By puff adder
Still loving life with my Minidoser! I've...

Still loving life with my Minidoser!

I've used it to feed, and to add whatever I need (preventative fungicide, and pesticide if I need to).

My friend has his gardens set up automated with...
Forum: Cannabis Growing Outdoors 08-12-2014, 03:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 8,960
Posted By puff adder
"Regalia" for mold and mildew prevention. Anyone tried it?

I was recently told about Regalia, by some growers from Santa Cruz and up North in Humboldt. They said they tried Regalia, and even with late rains and overcast that lasted a week, they still got no...
Forum: Cannabis Growing Outdoors 08-12-2014, 03:27 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,375
Posted By puff adder
I had Fusarium indoors once, parts of plants...

I had Fusarium indoors once, parts of plants would die like in the OP pics, affected branches were grey in color and dry as a bone. It's like it stops any fluids from traveling up the stems.

In...
Forum: Cannabis Growing Outdoors 08-02-2014, 09:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,217
Posted By puff adder
That video shows how the Minidoser works. On...

That video shows how the Minidoser works. On mine, I fitted adaptors so I could hook garden hoses up to it and it flows a LOT more water than in that vid.

It can also be set up for automated...
Forum: Cannabis Growing Outdoors 08-02-2014, 09:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,217
Posted By puff adder
Here's my small garden. Everything's about 8...

Here's my small garden. Everything's about 8 feet tall, SFV OG in 100 gallon Geo Pots.

It takes me most of the day to water my gardens even WITH the Minidoser. Best tool I've bought for...
Forum: Cannabis Growing Outdoors 08-02-2014, 06:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,217
Posted By puff adder
I'm not trying to impress anyone. I'm just...

I'm not trying to impress anyone. I'm just trying to help other growers with something I found that has totally changed the game for me, and made my life a LOT easier.

Here's a link to the...
Forum: Cannabis Infirmary 07-26-2014, 03:33 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,227
Posted By puff adder
I'm a proffessional root aphid and fungus gnat...

I'm a proffessional root aphid and fungus gnat grower, pretty good at Spider Mites too! LOL

Every time I've found root aphids, it was after noticing I had a LOT of fungus gnats flying around.

...
Forum: Cannabis Growing Outdoors 07-25-2014, 10:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,217
Posted By puff adder
I'm surprised no one has commented on this. ...

I'm surprised no one has commented on this.

The Minidoser is a LIFESAVER! No more mixing resevoirs, just adjust the mixture, drop the suction filter into your plant food, and water you garden...
Forum: Cannabis Growing Outdoors 07-10-2014, 01:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,217
Posted By puff adder
This thing is saving me SO much time and hassle!

My friends have used these for a couple years now.

Now that I have a couple larger outdoor thangs, feeding is a HUGE job, until I got one of these.

https://hydrosystemsco.com/product/minidos/...
Forum: Cannabis Growing Outdoors 09-29-2013, 05:09 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,950
Posted By puff adder
I chopped 80% of my one garden 2 days ago using...

I chopped 80% of my one garden 2 days ago using the Twister trimming machine. That machine works a charm! At $1200 a day, I was hoping to do it all, but the machine showed up an hour late.

I...
Forum: Cannabis Growing Outdoors 09-25-2013, 05:42 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,950
Posted By puff adder
Chopping this weekend as well. I also am finding...

Chopping this weekend as well. I also am finding some mold, but not too much. I'm going to hold out til Friday.

Renting the Twister trimming machine because just too much to do. Not a bad...
Forum: Cannabis Growing Outdoors 09-24-2013, 05:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 803
Posted By puff adder
Trimming machines

Anyone tried any type of trimming machine? Local shop rents the Twister for $1000 a day. Stupid expensive rental, but I'll save $6000-$8000 in trimming costs.

I'ma gonna make my own trimming...
Forum: Cannabis Growing Outdoors 09-23-2013, 05:24 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,950
Posted By puff adder
I got one of my gardens tied up before the rains...

I got one of my gardens tied up before the rains and it did OK with just a few broken plants/branches.

My other garden though, oh Man I wanted to cry! All that work, and soo close to done, all...
Forum: Cannabis Growing Outdoors 09-22-2013, 02:19 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,950
Posted By puff adder
FUCKING RAIN!

Every year it always happens. Seems to also be on a friday. Late in the season, usually a bit before everything is really done, there's a one-night rain storm that throws a wrench into the works.
...
Forum: Cannabis Infirmary 09-18-2013, 08:40 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,264
Posted By puff adder
I used MET52 and it worked on one run, but then...

I used MET52 and it worked on one run, but then didn't work on another. I suspect I didn't use enough the second time though, it IS expensive.

I have battled RA's for many years now. What has...
Forum: Cannabis Infirmary 09-14-2013, 08:08 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 14,988
Posted By puff adder
Before discovering Eagle-20, I once got PM late...

Before discovering Eagle-20, I once got PM late in flower and won the battle with Dutchmaster Zone and Saturator mix.

Found a thread here about it, do a search.

I found that 3 or 4...
Forum: Cannabis Growing Outdoors 09-05-2013, 09:39 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,732
Posted By puff adder
I've noticed the same thing! Blue Dreams are...

I've noticed the same thing! Blue Dreams are getting hit with eggs and worms and the SD's are not.

One thing I do to keep the worms/cats at bay is to inspect my plants early every morning for...
Forum: Cannabis Growing Outdoors 09-05-2013, 09:21 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,372
Posted By puff adder
Is this to prevent black mold, or powdery mildew?

Is this to prevent black mold, or powdery mildew?
Forum: Cannabis Growing Outdoors 08-22-2013, 08:47 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 88,887
Posted By puff adder
One thing I have done to limit the caterprillars...

One thing I have done to limit the caterprillars that works is to pick the eggs off the plants before the worms hatch.

If you go out EARLY, you can see the tiny, spherical eggs on top of the...
Forum: Cannabis Infirmary 12-30-2012, 09:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,707
Posted By puff adder
I switched to using the ANNUAL brand Tree and...

I switched to using the ANNUAL brand Tree and Shrub after Bayer changed their formula. I don't know enough about the other stuff in it, plus it's only half as strong now. The Annual stuff has the...
Forum: Cannabis Infirmary 12-29-2012, 04:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,707
Posted By puff adder
The Bayer Tree and Shrub I've used was always...

The Bayer Tree and Shrub I've used was always white in color.

It seems recently they've changed their formula. The old BTS had 1.47% Imid, and also had some nutes added.

The new formula...
Forum: Growing in Coco Coir 12-08-2012, 10:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,431
Posted By puff adder
I built a drip system for one of my rooms, and...

I built a drip system for one of my rooms, and while it worked well, it also needed some extra work to get it working.

Here's what I concluded.

Use straight drip lines, no emitters, they...
Forum: Growing in Coco Coir 11-17-2012, 04:54 PM
Replies: 455
Views: 66,298
Posted By puff adder
I'd like to see real data. Test all these brands...

I'd like to see real data. Test all these brands of coco, take a beer cup, poke holes in the bottom, fill with coco from the bag, and pour either RO or tested water and test the runoff.

"i use...
Forum: Growing in Coco Coir 10-17-2012, 08:58 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 13,175
Posted By puff adder
I've been using coco for many many years now. ...

I've been using coco for many many years now. There's clean coco, and there's dirty coco.

I tested House and Garden which tested pretty darn clean, Canna tested the best at only 100ppm above...
Forum: Nutrients and Fertilizers 10-09-2012, 02:45 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 9,413
Posted By puff adder
I've been using 0-6-9 for years now in coco,...

I've been using 0-6-9 for years now in coco, maybe 20 different strains. I usually start cutting the micro out around week 6 or 7 on an 8-9 week strain (with 1 week flush after that). Usually,...
Forum: Growing in Coco Coir 09-30-2012, 09:44 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,914
Posted By puff adder
I've used Canna for years without any probs. It...

I've used Canna for years without any probs. It always tested the best. Recently I had issues that ended up being due to B-cuzz coc, which tested like 2000ppm's out of the bag.

House and garden...
Forum: Cannabis Infirmary 09-30-2012, 09:29 PM
Replies: 3,689
Views: 760,809
Posted By puff adder
Great Pics!! RA's seem to have many...

Great Pics!!

RA's seem to have many stages, and I've seen them in all stages and colors (white, red, green black, brown). I even wonder if one type of RA can actually be many types. I've seen...
Forum: Nutrients and Fertilizers 09-30-2012, 08:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,546
Posted By puff adder
I've used Flower Dragon to limit stretch mainly,...

I've used Flower Dragon to limit stretch mainly, and of course for the claims of better yields. It made the nugs hard and hairy, but it Did stop stretch.

I used Gravity once or twice, seeing if...
Forum: Cannabis Infirmary 09-25-2012, 09:36 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 13,245
Posted By puff adder
I've had RA's for years. Never could totally...

I've had RA's for years. Never could totally erradictae them. What has worked well though is IMID, it knocks them back enough to not be an issue.

In one of my rooms, I did have to scrap...
Forum: Growroom Designs & Equipment 09-25-2012, 09:19 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,511
Posted By puff adder
8" fan, with a large scrubber, in the room,...

8" fan, with a large scrubber, in the room, venting into the attic or outside. Maintain a negative in the room, make sure all air exiting room is scrubbed, issue solved.

I have many rooms that...
Forum: Nutrients and Fertilizers 09-17-2012, 08:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,546
Posted By puff adder
Bushmaster, Dr. Nodes, Phosphoload, Early Turn,...

Bushmaster, Dr. Nodes, Phosphoload, Early Turn, and Flower Dragon, all contain Paclobuzitrol and another PGR. All these listed have varying amounts of Paclo, but not too much, whereas Gravity has...
Forum: Growroom Designs & Equipment 08-14-2012, 09:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,187
Posted By puff adder
The draw for the heat/AC is in the house, so air...

The draw for the heat/AC is in the house, so air is sucked from inside the house, heated or cooled, and blown back into the house-independant. Air from the garage is only used for the furnace and...
Forum: Growroom Designs & Equipment 08-14-2012, 07:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,187
Posted By puff adder
This room, initially, is going to be a big veg...

This room, initially, is going to be a big veg room, so odor will be low.

I think if I keep a neutral pressure, I shouldn't need to do anything special.

I'm thinking one 8" fan pulling...
Forum: Cannabis Infirmary 08-12-2012, 08:10 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 64,315
Posted By puff adder
At my local store, they sell Actinovate, and...

At my local store, they sell Actinovate, and another similar product called Actino Iron. The Actino Iron seems to have a LOT more of the same active ingredient. Actinovate contains .0371% and Actino...
Forum: Growroom Designs & Equipment 08-12-2012, 07:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,187
Posted By puff adder
No worries about the appliance maintenance, I'd...

No worries about the appliance maintenance, I'd be doing any of that, plus, the landlord is totally cool and knows what's going on, he even offered to help!

If I built an enclosure for the...
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