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Forum: Indoor Grows - Soil 08-18-2018, 07:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 686
Posted By SilverSurfer_OG
They were the first to flower and finish by a...

They were the first to flower and finish by a couple weeks last season outdoor so they early girls for sure... but perhaps its a combination of stress n genes!
Forum: Indoor Grows - Soil 08-18-2018, 03:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 686
Posted By SilverSurfer_OG
Thanks dudes. I was a bit worried they were going...

Thanks dudes. I was a bit worried they were going hermie but seems like regular male and female flowers. :)

Will make sure they get enough root space.
Forum: Indoor Grows - Soil 08-17-2018, 10:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 686
Posted By SilverSurfer_OG
Its a 400w CMH and about 30cm from plants. Seems...

Its a 400w CMH and about 30cm from plants. Seems super bright

The pots were the tree seedling type small, square and long. Just repotted into square 1 litre pots. These i use all the time and...
Forum: Indoor Grows - Soil 08-16-2018, 04:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 686
Posted By SilverSurfer_OG
Seedlings on 24hour light pre flowering WTF!

High peeps.

Having this weird issue that i thought i would bring to your attention.

I have a small tent and in there are some seedlings approx 4 weeks old. They have been on 24 hours of light...
Forum: Cannabis Growing Outdoors 05-06-2018, 10:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 669
Posted By SilverSurfer_OG
Thanks dudes... i forgot to mention the plant is...

Thanks dudes... i forgot to mention the plant is in a small pot so i have moved it inside more to be out of the elements. It Cherry Bomb x Burmese x Blue Moon Rocks or it was a few seasons ago. Its...
Forum: Cannabis Growing Outdoors 05-05-2018, 06:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 669
Posted By SilverSurfer_OG
Seeds outdoors - plant is going mouldy

High peeps :tiphat:

Gotta nice little girl loaded with seeds. Some are ripe some are not and still green...

The plant is slowly moulding but reckon i can keep it mostly healthy for a couple...
Forum: Organic Soil 04-02-2018, 03:08 AM
Replies: 872
Views: 161,933
Posted By SilverSurfer_OG
Great idea with the cement mixer xet! You...

Great idea with the cement mixer xet!

You won't make biochar with carbon as mulch but it will slowly break down into humus. This is mostly due to fungal activity and for sure biochar can increase...
Forum: Organic Soil 02-14-2018, 02:57 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 10,974
Posted By SilverSurfer_OG
Oh and thanks Tim for putting this thread uP!!!...

Oh and thanks Tim for putting this thread uP!!! :tiphat:
Forum: Organic Soil 02-14-2018, 02:55 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 10,974
Posted By SilverSurfer_OG
Thanks Tad awesome work! Just listened to the...

Thanks Tad awesome work! Just listened to the first Coot interview and great to be able to put a name and a voice to this living legend!

Regarding malted barley the best advice is now not to...
Forum: Organic Soil 01-26-2018, 01:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,234
Posted By SilverSurfer_OG
My preferred mix these days is roughly 1/3 peat...

My preferred mix these days is roughly 1/3 peat moss or coco coir, 1/3 high quality soil/compost/worm castings and 1/3 perlite. I mix and match a bit and add high quality organic amendments like...
Forum: Organic Soil 01-26-2018, 01:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,234
Posted By SilverSurfer_OG
Check this out bro...

Check this out bro https://www.icmag.com/ic/showthread.php?t=212514
Forum: Organic Soil 09-28-2017, 08:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,533
Posted By SilverSurfer_OG
It is very suitable as the ageing process is...

It is very suitable as the ageing process is complete and the char will have a neutral ph value and won't dramatically raise the ph of your medium like fresh char will...
Forum: Organic Soil 09-26-2017, 02:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,533
Posted By SilverSurfer_OG
Good to go bro! :peacock:

Good to go bro! :peacock:
Forum: Organic Soil 09-26-2017, 02:14 AM
Replies: 872
Views: 161,933
Posted By SilverSurfer_OG
Good to go dude if that mix is already working a...

Good to go dude if that mix is already working a wee bit of kelp/fish won't be too much of a worry. Sometimes i add some apple cider vinegar to counter balance the basic kelp/fish. But 10% char WILL...
Forum: Organic Soil 09-13-2017, 04:31 PM
Replies: 872
Views: 161,933
Posted By SilverSurfer_OG
Made a fresh batch including a bucket of various...

Made a fresh batch including a bucket of various bones i had collected. It burned for about 5 hours and i added lots of chopped up dry tree branches... started pissing it down with rain about an hour...
Forum: Organic Soil 09-11-2017, 07:47 AM
Replies: 872
Views: 161,933
Posted By SilverSurfer_OG
Hey chambabird thats rad and just the kind of...

Hey chambabird thats rad and just the kind of information we need good job. Got any pics?

Been thinking about getting my char on now its spring time in these parts.

Got a big ass pile of dry...
Forum: Organic Soil 04-09-2017, 08:12 AM
Replies: 872
Views: 161,933
Posted By SilverSurfer_OG
Actually i guess in heavy clay i might end up...

Actually i guess in heavy clay i might end up with a bit of a pond... but thats cool i would just have to scoop out the char with a net or something... the water would drain away eventually. I want...
Forum: Organic Soil 04-09-2017, 08:08 AM
Replies: 872
Views: 161,933
Posted By SilverSurfer_OG
Thinking the easiest way to make large amounts of...

Thinking the easiest way to make large amounts of char hassle free is just to dig a big hole around a metre or so in depth (preferably with some kind of machine but could be done manually no worries...
Forum: Organic Soil 02-06-2017, 11:56 AM
Replies: 872
Views: 161,933
Posted By SilverSurfer_OG
Hey MicrobeMan! Yeah soil porosity is a big...

Hey MicrobeMan! Yeah soil porosity is a big problem here in the summer... got some nice rotten wood for a couple new spots and will add some of my char/compost mix for good measure! ;)
Forum: Organic Soil 01-30-2017, 06:08 AM
Replies: 872
Views: 161,933
Posted By SilverSurfer_OG
This is a fantastic idea and I'm going to...

This is a fantastic idea and I'm going to implement v.soon! :tiphat:
Forum: Organic Soil 01-10-2017, 05:23 AM
Replies: 872
Views: 161,933
Posted By SilverSurfer_OG
High guys :wave: Thrilled to see this had...

High guys :wave:

Thrilled to see this had now had 100k+ views.... awesome!

Make it, crush it, compost it. Cant go wrong ;)
Forum: Organic Soil 12-07-2015, 10:53 PM
Replies: 872
Views: 161,933
Posted By SilverSurfer_OG
Nice work! I have been screening my mature...

Nice work!

I have been screening my mature compost and finding lots of char too lumpy for the sieve. This will be crushed again in my half-oil drum and added to my new heap i'm making in the next...
Forum: Organic Soil 12-28-2014, 12:37 AM
Replies: 872
Views: 161,933
Posted By SilverSurfer_OG
Hehe blabber away mate. Which question are...

Hehe blabber away mate.

Which question are you referring to?
Forum: Organic Soil 12-26-2014, 12:32 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,374
Posted By SilverSurfer_OG
Make char out of the pine thats old and dry and...

Make char out of the pine thats old and dry and mulch with the pine needles and whatever vegetation is available. The char will take care of the acidity and is very lightweight if packing it in......
Forum: Organic Soil 12-26-2014, 12:23 AM
Replies: 872
Views: 161,933
Posted By SilverSurfer_OG
Well i guess you are a 'dip shit know nothing...

Well i guess you are a 'dip shit know nothing then ;) haha

Theres certainly plenty of biochar products i have seen advertised as being fully innoculated and charged etc. I even saw this one that...
Forum: Organic Soil 12-24-2014, 10:06 PM
Replies: 872
Views: 161,933
Posted By SilverSurfer_OG
Will the biochar remain nitrogen charged if...

Will the biochar remain nitrogen charged if allowed to dry fully? Yes i think so. Will it remain biologically active if allowed to fully dry? That one is a maybe. I know reliable char users who...
Forum: Organic Soil 12-01-2014, 07:09 AM
Replies: 872
Views: 161,933
Posted By SilverSurfer_OG
Good advice from CTguy. Did you make the...

Good advice from CTguy.

Did you make the char yourself?

Better to be safe than sorry if using freshly made char. Soaking it can bring down ph but this is temporary. However 5% should be good...
Forum: Organic Soil 11-12-2014, 05:59 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 20,339
Posted By SilverSurfer_OG
The recycled char from your spent carbon filters...

The recycled char from your spent carbon filters is good stuff. Because its well aged the char will have come back to neutral and can be added at high ratios. 5% is good for a base mix but i have...
Forum: Organic Soil 11-05-2014, 08:14 AM
Replies: 872
Views: 161,933
Posted By SilverSurfer_OG
In regard to the environmental impact of making...

In regard to the environmental impact of making biochar there are good points on both sides. Hobby/small scale makers (such as myself) maybe adding potentially harmful gasses to the atmosphere when...
Forum: Organic Soil 11-05-2014, 07:54 AM
Replies: 872
Views: 161,933
Posted By SilverSurfer_OG
Powder goes further so is better if you have...

Powder goes further so is better if you have limited amount. Small fragments (pea size or so) are better for drainage and if one has lots of char to crush.
Forum: Organic Soil 11-03-2014, 04:58 AM
Replies: 1,536
Views: 233,618
Posted By SilverSurfer_OG
Neem doesnt always outright kill but disrupts the...

Neem doesnt always outright kill but disrupts the insects ability to feed or mature, breed etc

It is the ONLY thing (neem seed meal) that has guaranteed my indoor grow is fungus gnat free...
...
Forum: Organic Soil 10-27-2014, 11:58 PM
Replies: 1,536
Views: 233,618
Posted By SilverSurfer_OG
I have recently been following Steve Solomon's...

I have recently been following Steve Solomon's advice on liming. Which is 50/50 ag lime and gypsum. He recommends more heavy use of this mix for clay soils initially for the first year or three. Then...
Forum: Organic Soil 03-11-2014, 01:22 PM
Replies: 872
Views: 161,933
Posted By SilverSurfer_OG
I am finding a combo of biochar, rockdust...

I am finding a combo of biochar, rockdust (basalt) and peat moss plus a good topdressing/amending with worm castings and red scoria/lava rock to be a kick ass medium to grow in.

The acidity of the...
Forum: Organic Soil 12-15-2013, 02:55 AM
Replies: 872
Views: 161,933
Posted By SilverSurfer_OG
Its much more of a problem to under soak/charge...

Its much more of a problem to under soak/charge your biochar with nitrogen. There is only so much it will adsorb and the rest will stay in the bucket.

Sail forth and show no fear me old sea...
Forum: Medicinal Cannabis Forum 12-02-2013, 05:08 AM
Replies: 873
Views: 185,181
Posted By SilverSurfer_OG
Yeah living organic soil for the win! More...

Yeah living organic soil for the win! More terpene and essential oil (resin) production and diversity. Its win, win and certainly better medicine than aeroponics if grown well...

Aeroponics main...
Forum: Toker's Den 10-25-2013, 10:56 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 15,326
Posted By SilverSurfer_OG
Bad shit all round. Hope the system isnt...

Bad shit all round.

Hope the system isnt too rough on him.

United we stand, divided we shall fall...
Forum: Organic Soil 10-18-2013, 01:16 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,247
Posted By SilverSurfer_OG
Make yer own with whole barley seeds. Sprout em....

Make yer own with whole barley seeds. Sprout em. Soak em for a few days in plain water. Dilute (50/50) ish and apply. Couldnt be much easier...

:smoweed:
Forum: Organic Soil 09-24-2013, 09:06 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 23,603
Posted By SilverSurfer_OG
I have moved from coco to Lithuanian peat moss....

I have moved from coco to Lithuanian peat moss. Iys great and exactly the same consistency. Its also much cheaper buying it in compressed 4ft square bale. I really like the fact i can use biochar...
Forum: Organic Soil 09-24-2013, 09:02 AM
Replies: 78
Sticky: Microscopy
Views: 53,116
Posted By SilverSurfer_OG
Whats the $'s i would need to drop on a half...

Whats the $'s i would need to drop on a half decent usb microscope?
Forum: Organic Soil 09-24-2013, 09:00 AM
Replies: 226
Views: 9,549
Posted By SilverSurfer_OG
Protozoa rule! Have you ph tested your soil...

Protozoa rule!

Have you ph tested your soil mix Frozenguy?
Forum: Organic Soil 08-02-2013, 06:23 AM
Replies: 872
Views: 161,933
Posted By SilverSurfer_OG
High guys :wave: Heres a cool page from...

High guys :wave:

Heres a cool page from Hawaii which has links to worldwide biochar projects and also links to all the best DIY kilns/retorts etc.

https://ahualoa.net/ag/notes_biochar.html
...
Forum: Organic Soil 08-01-2013, 09:46 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 23,603
Posted By SilverSurfer_OG
I would be hesitant for the liming effect. But...

I would be hesitant for the liming effect. But yeah i aim for a mixture of dust to pea sized pieces.

In a peat based acidic medium you could use the 10-30% recommended for good drainage.

I...
Forum: Organic Soil 07-30-2013, 10:17 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 23,603
Posted By SilverSurfer_OG
Yeah cool. Also in coco i would say 5% total...

Yeah cool.

Also in coco i would say 5% total volume of char would be about perfect. Certainly no more than 10%.

:smoweed:
Forum: Organic Soil 07-29-2013, 09:08 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 23,603
Posted By SilverSurfer_OG
No specific way for coco. But the main issue...

No specific way for coco.

But the main issue with biochar is even the well made stuff is alkaline. It has a fairly strong liming effect and so shouldnt be mixed with too much dolomite etc.

I...
Forum: Organic Soil 07-27-2013, 01:22 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 23,603
Posted By SilverSurfer_OG
Depends on plant using up soluble N and its...

Depends on plant using up soluble N and its chlorophyll levels before the chop.

It is possible to restrict water in the last couple weeks and get em to cure in the pot. Running the same strains...
Forum: Cannabis Growing Outdoors 07-23-2013, 02:40 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 10,593
Posted By SilverSurfer_OG
Blumats all the way! Big pots and living...

Blumats all the way!

Big pots and living soil is the way for me from now on. :smoker:
Forum: Organic Soil 05-30-2013, 09:28 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 37,809
Posted By SilverSurfer_OG
Also looks like bergamot. I grew it this year and...

Also looks like bergamot. I grew it this year and could have sworn it was a nettle. Makes nice herbal tea for humans... :smoke:
Forum: Organic Soil 05-29-2013, 07:56 AM
Replies: 1,498
Views: 128,741
Posted By SilverSurfer_OG
Yes no probs just gave some to 1 day old...

Yes no probs just gave some to 1 day old seedlings diluted around 5/1.
Forum: Organic Soil 05-29-2013, 01:01 AM
Replies: 872
Views: 161,933
Posted By SilverSurfer_OG
Sounds good Rancho mate. That will be one sweet...

Sounds good Rancho mate. That will be one sweet compost heap.

The main point to remember is:

Run through the compost and forget its there.

Its only the nutrient soaks and using the char...
Forum: Organic Soil 05-28-2013, 03:32 PM
Replies: 872
Views: 161,933
Posted By SilverSurfer_OG
https://www.bigw.com.au/home-garden/bbqs-accessorie...

https://www.bigw.com.au/home-garden/bbqs-accessories/bbqs/bpnBIGW_0000000007071/weber-compact-kettle-charcoal-grill

I can get this one locally. Looks pretty nice...

You mean making char from...
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