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Forum: Cannabis Botany and Advanced Growing Science 07-13-2018, 08:26 AM
Replies: 431
Views: 22,033
Posted By Arnold.
I'd like to give this a swirl, got chem grade...

I'd like to give this a swirl, got chem grade CaCO3 99%+, 0.24µm partical size.

Do you add anything else instead of RO water? An acid to get around 6 pH?
At what rate do you find it easy on the...
Forum: Organic Soil 06-21-2018, 01:45 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 628
Posted By Arnold.
My chicken manure says 4-3-3 + 9Ca0 Don't...

My chicken manure says 4-3-3 + 9Ca0

Don't know what cow manure would do to the equation.

Chicken manure pellets are quiet nicely balanced. If those hybrid chickens wouldn't get a quality feed,...
Forum: Cannabis Botany and Advanced Growing Science 06-06-2018, 11:59 AM
Replies: 431
Views: 22,033
Posted By Arnold.
Probably not the answer you wanted to hear but...

Probably not the answer you wanted to hear but this most likely depends on your source. But yes, SRP can have a metal imbalance, but so do all the composts, EWC's, kelp etc. Unfortunately (where I...
Forum: Cannabis Botany and Advanced Growing Science 06-05-2018, 05:25 PM
Replies: 431
Views: 22,033
Posted By Arnold.
Nice starting point, isn't it? :) Just need to...

Nice starting point, isn't it? :) Just need to bring that K up during veg and flower.




I tried, but I don't get what you are saying here. Is this for case 2? And if so, how did you get to...
Forum: Cannabis Botany and Advanced Growing Science 06-05-2018, 11:07 AM
Replies: 431
Views: 22,033
Posted By Arnold.
I looked at the field soil samples of my guerilla...

I looked at the field soil samples of my guerilla patches and I have two curious cases.

CASE 1: This is unworked heavy clay soil.
The ratio Ca/Mg here is more than 8.
Should I add Mg? (to this...
Forum: Cannabis Botany and Advanced Growing Science 06-02-2018, 02:26 PM
Replies: 431
Views: 22,033
Posted By Arnold.
In this discussion, which chemical/synthetic...

In this discussion, which chemical/synthetic fertilizers are considered to bring those consequences?

I came from an organic background where every non-organic-listed fertilizer was considered...
Forum: Cannabis Botany and Advanced Growing Science 06-01-2018, 04:49 PM
Replies: 431
Views: 22,033
Posted By Arnold.
He GrowingCrazy, Can I ask a few questions...

He GrowingCrazy,

Can I ask a few questions about your schedule here?

I think there is an inconsistency in your above lines with the PK booster. Veg week 7-10 is the last 3 weeks, right?

Did...
Forum: Cannabis Botany and Advanced Growing Science 06-01-2018, 02:26 PM
Replies: 431
Views: 22,033
Posted By Arnold.
For your current mix what I see is this: -...

For your current mix what I see is this:

- P<<<K!
- I didn't run the numbers, but at first sight I would suspect you can up Ca as well with that Mg level

and Micro's:
- Fe/Mn > 0.8
- B < 4...
Forum: Cannabis Botany and Advanced Growing Science 05-24-2018, 07:18 PM
Replies: 431
Views: 22,033
Posted By Arnold.
I did not yet have time to calculate the needed...

I did not yet have time to calculate the needed input of fertilizers. Busy time atm, that will change in a week. I'll post what I come up with.

I did make your feed mixes. Thanks a lot for that...
Forum: Cannabis Botany and Advanced Growing Science 05-24-2018, 06:47 PM
Replies: 431
Views: 22,033
Posted By Arnold.
You want some? Brought home some North-East...

You want some? Brought home some North-East Indian seeds from the Lepcha villages around Kalimpong. They almost flower half a year :)




Great post! A lot of folks seem to do the 18/6 + 12/12...
Forum: Cannabis Botany and Advanced Growing Science 05-24-2018, 10:58 AM
Replies: 431
Views: 22,033
Posted By Arnold.
The effect of Neville's Haze is not liked by all....

The effect of Neville's Haze is not liked by all. I would vote for Mexican or if you want to go the haze route try to find tom hills haze.

Mextiza is a wonderful combination of Mexican, Jamaican...
Forum: Cannabis Botany and Advanced Growing Science 05-23-2018, 04:17 PM
Replies: 431
Views: 22,033
Posted By Arnold.
I'm not an expert myself, but I'm surrounded by...

I'm not an expert myself, but I'm surrounded by people whose passion is NLD. And I guess they would all agree with you on this.
Forum: Cannabis Botany and Advanced Growing Science 05-19-2018, 12:39 AM
Replies: 431
Views: 22,033
Posted By Arnold.
Happy day! Test results are in. What'ya...

Happy day! Test results are in.

What'ya think?
This is 5 parts blonde Latvian peat + 1 part 2 year old leaf mold + 5g 34% Ca Maerl/l of moist soil

https://i.imgur.com/yVjBBrm.png

Excel...
Forum: Cannabis Botany and Advanced Growing Science 05-16-2018, 01:01 AM
Replies: 431
Views: 22,033
Posted By Arnold.
I was wondering the same. Need the soil results...

I was wondering the same.
Need the soil results from the lab first. I'm not mixing anything atm, just mixing idea's, trying to put the puzzle together.

Good info on the nitrate.
Forum: Cannabis Botany and Advanced Growing Science 05-15-2018, 08:44 PM
Replies: 431
Views: 22,033
Posted By Arnold.
0.3 is way off 3.6 and I misunderstood...

0.3 is way off 3.6 and I misunderstood paradoxlost so I toyed a bit further.
Decided to give bonemeal a vinegar soak and use it in the feed mix. That brought down the sulfate level and eliminated...
Forum: Cannabis Botany and Advanced Growing Science 05-13-2018, 11:07 PM
Replies: 431
Views: 22,033
Posted By Arnold.
You think that 100ppm P vs 300ppm S from SO4 is...

You think that 100ppm P vs 300ppm S from SO4 is too crazy for a water feed? :)
Forum: Cannabis Botany and Advanced Growing Science 05-13-2018, 02:11 PM
Replies: 431
Views: 22,033
Posted By Arnold.
Thanks for clearing that up paradoxlost. ...

Thanks for clearing that up paradoxlost.
Thought so, but had difficulties finding the good terms to google it.

VonBudi, the vetshop tip was indeed a good one, found some, but too expensive for...
Forum: Cannabis Botany and Advanced Growing Science 05-09-2018, 09:21 AM
Replies: 431
Views: 22,033
Posted By Arnold.
Thanks for that quick and clear answer...

Thanks for that quick and clear answer paradoxlost :tiphat:

Can high SO4 easily lead to excess sulfide? For example when using micro-bacterial tea's/inoculants? Or does this reaction not take...
Forum: Cannabis Botany and Advanced Growing Science 05-08-2018, 09:06 PM
Replies: 431
Views: 22,033
Posted By Arnold.
So 5g/1l of 36% Ca Maerl brought my mix up to...

So 5g/1l of 36% Ca Maerl brought my mix up to 6.3pH. Since I will be using bonemeal, that will probably suffice. Sample of 5 part Latvian peat + 1 part 2 year old leaf mold of my garden + Maerl is...
Forum: Cannabis Botany and Advanced Growing Science 04-30-2018, 08:43 AM
Replies: 431
Views: 22,033
Posted By Arnold.
Oh f*ck! That is horrible news. Are you sure...

Oh f*ck! That is horrible news.
Are you sure you lost all your files? Most of the time the hard disk is still fine so you can take it out and open those files with another computer. You just need...
Forum: Cannabis Botany and Advanced Growing Science 04-29-2018, 01:48 PM
Replies: 431
Views: 22,033
Posted By Arnold.
Which peat do you use growingcrazy? This lime...

Which peat do you use growingcrazy?
This lime number seems very low to me.

Or did you lime your peat beforehand?

I started off with that number, but my pH did almost not move in my mix. Did...
Forum: Cannabis Botany and Advanced Growing Science 04-26-2018, 11:03 AM
Replies: 431
Views: 22,033
Posted By Arnold.
All right, got the medium mixed up. After cooking...

All right, got the medium mixed up. After cooking I'll test the pH, measure bulk density and sent it to spectrum.

Which medium pH do I shoot for? Around 6.8?

And what is the difference between...
Forum: Cannabis Botany and Advanced Growing Science 04-26-2018, 02:06 AM
Replies: 431
Views: 22,033
Posted By Arnold.
So you say peat-perlite only? I can do a small...

So you say peat-perlite only?
I can do a small side by side.

Which lab/test would you recommend for my peat sample?
Forum: Cannabis Botany and Advanced Growing Science 04-25-2018, 11:54 PM
Replies: 431
Views: 22,033
Posted By Arnold.
Yes, I will go that route. I like the buffer...

Yes, I will go that route. I like the buffer capacity that compost brings.

I do not have a soil pH meter. How do I measure the pH for this kind of soil?
With volume? 1 part soil + 1 part...
Forum: Breeder's Laboratory 04-25-2018, 08:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,067
Posted By Arnold.
Breeding for high CBD low THC does not follow the...

Breeding for high CBD low THC does not follow the easy mathematical rules.

Normally you won't find high CBD low THC individuals in F1.

This paper should shed more light on the matter:

The...
Forum: Cannabis Botany and Advanced Growing Science 04-25-2018, 01:04 PM
Replies: 507
Views: 18,244
Posted By Arnold.
Fantastic thread Biggred! Thanks for sharing...

Fantastic thread Biggred!

Thanks for sharing all this. If you pm me I think I can share a valuable tool for you.

Is there any lab on earth you can recommend at this point in time for a peat...
Forum: Cannabis Botany and Advanced Growing Science 04-25-2018, 12:00 AM
Replies: 431
Views: 22,033
Posted By Arnold.
Aha! I assumed the low EC on the bag meant a low...

Aha! I assumed the low EC on the bag meant a low CEC as well, but that is clearly not right. Just not a lot of available nutrients.
And thanks for the info on the Ca in that case my Maerl is indeed...
Forum: Cannabis Botany and Advanced Growing Science 04-24-2018, 06:11 PM
Replies: 431
Views: 22,033
Posted By Arnold.
My maerl has a fine grind that would help with...

My maerl has a fine grind that would help with breakdown. But I just read upon lime and learned something new: I always thought any lime was CaCO3, seems to be wrong.
If you talk about high Ca lime,...
Forum: Cannabis Botany and Advanced Growing Science 04-24-2018, 01:44 AM
Replies: 431
Views: 22,033
Posted By Arnold.
I'm afraid not. It is a long distance for soil, I...

I'm afraid not. It is a long distance for soil, I guess it would be too expensive to import since there are peat bogs not too far from here.

I do have every element in fertilizer form and I do...
Forum: Cannabis Botany and Advanced Growing Science 04-24-2018, 12:39 AM
Replies: 431
Views: 22,033
Posted By Arnold.
That probably is a good suggestion Jidoka, but I...

That probably is a good suggestion Jidoka, but I do not have access to the sunshine 4 mix.

Some people who love this plant do not live in the USA ;)

I do have access to chicken manure pellets....
Forum: Cannabis Botany and Advanced Growing Science 04-23-2018, 06:42 PM
Replies: 431
Views: 22,033
Posted By Arnold.
I'd like to make myself a good peat based mix. ...

I'd like to make myself a good peat based mix.

Your compost is composted chicken poop, right?
I guess a plant based compost pile will be less nutrient dense, isn't it?

I'd like to use leaf...
Forum: Cannabis Botany and Advanced Growing Science 04-23-2018, 12:58 AM
Replies: 431
Views: 22,033
Posted By Arnold.
Fantastic GrowingCrazy! How could I have misted...

Fantastic GrowingCrazy! How could I have misted this thread?

I've yet to take it all in, but it's running too late atm :)

You are a true gent. Sharing that detailed information is remarkable.
...
Forum: Cannabis Botany and Advanced Growing Science 02-28-2018, 09:27 PM
Replies: 4,243
Views: 678,359
Posted By Arnold.
That was a nice discussion, didn't see a lot of...

That was a nice discussion, didn't see a lot of numbers on the feed mixes before.

What do you all reckon is 'balanced micro's? Is everyone's take the same?

I'll take a guess, for a well...
Forum: Organic Soil 02-24-2018, 03:24 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,609
Posted By Arnold.
I don't agree with that. For example what...

I don't agree with that.

For example what the USA or Europe defines as organic is different. Which of the two is the 'real' organic in your view? Standards vary world wide.

Of course if you...
Forum: Marijuana Strains and Breeding 02-24-2018, 11:17 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,959
Posted By Arnold.
I think it is interesting how certain treats seem...

I think it is interesting how certain treats seem to be lost due to chasing hypes.

Keep valuing seed lines, keep valuing diversity.
Forum: Marijuana Strains and Breeding 02-24-2018, 11:12 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,890
Posted By Arnold.
You can smoke test males too. Of course...

You can smoke test males too.

Of course before you had any flowers.
Forum: Girl Scout Cookies 02-24-2018, 11:08 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 13,801
Posted By Arnold.
ApeOrigins also has a forum cut S1 Anyone...

ApeOrigins also has a forum cut S1

Anyone knows how the S1's compare to the cut?
Forum: Auto Flowering 02-24-2018, 11:04 AM
Replies: 540
Views: 128,507
Posted By Arnold.
I just read your story, nice one guys! Live...

I just read your story,

nice one guys! Live the dream.
Forum: Auto Flowering 02-24-2018, 10:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,574
Posted By Arnold.
So yes, those super auto's can be quiet late, but...

So yes, those super auto's can be quiet late, but just start them early or get them rootbound and you'll be safe.

Other nice sativa high's:
Durban, WildSuper07, Ultra Early Love, Hells Angels x...
Forum: Auto Flowering 02-24-2018, 10:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,574
Posted By Arnold.
I did an extensive search for sativa highs for a...

I did an extensive search for sativa highs for a Northern outdoor time frame. 52N, Belgium.

You can start seeds at least one month earlier here, I germ most of mine April the 1st.

This is...
Forum: Auto Flowering 02-24-2018, 10:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,574
Posted By Arnold.
At what latitude/country are you growing...

At what latitude/country are you growing Boogieman?
Forum: Auto Flowering 02-24-2018, 10:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,904
Posted By Arnold.
Nice looking lady LBH!

Nice looking lady LBH!
Forum: Auto Flowering 02-24-2018, 10:47 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 8,018
Posted By Arnold.
Seeds need more P than flowers. Silica and...

Seeds need more P than flowers.

Silica and metal balance are important too.

But don't over do the silica otherwise your seeds will be rock hard and need to get a peroxide or sandpaper treatment.
Forum: Organic Soil 02-24-2018, 10:43 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 37,443
Posted By Arnold.
Thanks for the links guys!

Thanks for the links guys!
Forum: Organic Soil 02-24-2018, 10:41 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,609
Posted By Arnold.
It is indeed not organic. But then, one has to...

It is indeed not organic.
But then, one has to ask himself, if he accepts the reasoning behind all the omri listed organics and the ones that aren't omri listed.

You could choose to accept their...
Forum: Organic Soil 02-24-2018, 10:33 AM
Replies: 34
Sticky: Root Exudates
Views: 13,293
Posted By Arnold.
great write-up Microbeman!

great write-up Microbeman!
Forum: Organic Soil 02-24-2018, 10:31 AM
Replies: 230
Sticky: ALOE VERA
Views: 110,674
Posted By Arnold.
I would not recommend using aloa every watering. ...

I would not recommend using aloa every watering. It is not because something is good, you should always have more of it.

It is said to outbalance the jar/sar responses.
...
Forum: Grow Diaries 02-24-2018, 10:28 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 15,134
Posted By Arnold.
He Verdant, Nice setup! is there a...

He Verdant,

Nice setup!

is there a reason you don't 'lollypop' the scrogged girls? Remove the small lower branches...
Forum: Baked Beanz 02-24-2018, 10:25 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,265
Posted By Arnold.
I'll be following along Nino! Some...

I'll be following along Nino!

Some interesting genetics you got there.
Forum: Baked Beanz 02-24-2018, 10:22 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 12,569
Posted By Arnold.
Nice elephant garlic! (amongst other plants :) )...

Nice elephant garlic! (amongst other plants :) ) I'm trying to get these one for a while, but they always seems unavailable
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