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Forum: Organic Soil 01-24-2019, 06:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 579
Posted By DTOM420
Thanks Tad! Iím going to thin out the mix as...

Thanks Tad! Iím going to thin out the mix as suggested without adding any additional inputs beyond the basic Coot/MM recipe base material.

When I redid the slurry test yesterday I had, as...
Forum: Organic Soil 01-23-2019, 08:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 579
Posted By DTOM420
No sir, KIS did not recommend the microbial...

No sir, KIS did not recommend the microbial inoculants. Unfortunately the biochar I bought was not charged and everything I read said that itís a very bad idea to and uncharged biochar to soil unless...
Forum: Organic Soil 01-23-2019, 07:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 579
Posted By DTOM420
Thanks Tim! I couldn't get my Apera PH20 pH meter...

Thanks Tim! I couldn't get my Apera PH20 pH meter or even my pH test drops because they're in the grow room and the lights went out before I could get them. It'll have to wait until tomorrow.

It's...
Forum: Organic Soil 01-23-2019, 04:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 579
Posted By DTOM420
It is a probe that you stick into the soil. Yes,...

It is a probe that you stick into the soil. Yes, I know that most of them are very inaccurate; but this one was recommended by several good growers I've met and it has matched all the slurry tests...
Forum: Organic Soil 01-23-2019, 04:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 579
Posted By DTOM420
I'm mixing in a steel wheel barrow and letting...

I'm mixing in a steel wheel barrow and letting 1/2 sit in a clear plastic tote and the other half sitting in either the wheelbarrow or a black plastic garbage can. I mixed up two identical batches on...
Forum: Organic Soil 01-23-2019, 02:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 579
Posted By DTOM420
Need soil mix help

I mixed up a batch of soil and it's been curing/cooking for 48 days. I'll post the complete recipe below but its a Coots Mix base that I included all the additional amendments found in KIS Organics'...
Forum: Organic Soil 12-30-2018, 10:23 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,040
Posted By DTOM420
I think you can trust BAS and their mineral mix....

I think you can trust BAS and their mineral mix. If you mixed it the way they advised, your soil should be well balanced. You are likely having watering issues, as previously mentioned. You are...
Forum: Organic Soil 12-21-2018, 04:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 720
Posted By DTOM420
You’re going to have to find someone that’s...

You’re going to have to find someone that’s growing one strain from cuts in one soil mix and that has reasonably identical results cycle after cycle. Otherwise, any so-called test, no matter how well...
Forum: Organic Soil 12-20-2018, 05:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 681
Posted By DTOM420
Ok, Iíll wait a bit but I asked Uncle Jimís what...

Ok, Iíll wait a bit but I asked Uncle Jimís what to do and they said that the best thing to do (just more trouble than most people want to do) is to seperate them, wash them with a gentle shower of...
Forum: Organic Soil 12-20-2018, 05:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 888
Posted By DTOM420
Malted barley is very different than the spent...

Malted barley is very different than the spent grains from brewing. According to what CC said, anyway. When you take a sprouted grain and grind it and add it to your soil or worm bin it provides all...
Forum: Cannabis Growing Questions 12-18-2018, 09:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 234
Posted By DTOM420
Thanks for the info and the links! Iíll...

Thanks for the info and the links! Iíll definitely check them out.

Let me ask my main question another way... is a budsite dependent on the fan leaf below it (in this case the yellow circled...
Forum: Cannabis Growing Questions 12-18-2018, 04:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 234
Posted By DTOM420
Science/theory behind pruning question

Iím trying to learn how to choose the leaves I want to prune; to try and take the best advantage I can. I need to understand what a particular leafís function is.

In the picture below, thereís a...
Forum: Organic Soil 12-18-2018, 03:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 681
Posted By DTOM420
I found out that these are called worm mites....

I found out that these are called worm mites. They are not Hypoaspis miles. The mite specialist at Arbico Organics identified them and Jim’s Worm Farm confirmed it. Apparently their legs are longer...
Forum: Organic Soil 12-10-2018, 06:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 681
Posted By DTOM420
I think theyíre predatory mites like Hypoaspis...

I think theyíre predatory mites like Hypoaspis Miles. Would love a confirmation.
Forum: Organic Soil 12-09-2018, 08:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 681
Posted By DTOM420
Worm bin bugs - need advice!!

I just started my first 2 worm bins, 3 weeks ago. One has 2000 red wigglers in it from Uncle Jimís worm farm and the other has 500 Alabama jumpers from a local guy. I put some wet shredded newspaper...
Forum: Cannabis Growing Questions 11-29-2018, 03:48 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,057
Posted By DTOM420
Thanks yíall! Glad to hear others are doing...

Thanks yíall! Glad to hear others are doing similarly. Just hope it helps the OP. Man, did I ever waste some seeds before I got my system down! Lol! Iím always open to improvements, though. Sure wish...
Forum: Cannabis Growing Questions 11-28-2018, 10:13 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,057
Posted By DTOM420
I feel for ya, I’ve struggled with germination...

I feel for ya, I’ve struggled with germination issues before; and at as much as $15 a seed, that’s a big disappointment and a big stress. The peat pots SUCK, as others have said, for cannabis seeds!...
Forum: Toker's Den 11-26-2018, 12:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 421
Posted By DTOM420
I don’t know ya but I hope the troubles pass...

I don’t know ya but I hope the troubles pass soon! I can totally relate to the BS life can throw at ya. It will get better.

Until then, here’s an old Irish proverb I always loved......

“May...
Forum: Toker's Den 11-25-2018, 09:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 383
Posted By DTOM420
Iíll bet itís not far away. I donít know about...

Iíll bet itís not far away. I donít know about ďrobotsĒ but mechanized growing systems and harvesting machines. Iíll bet somebody at John Deere has already thought about how to modify a combine to...
Forum: Toker's Den 11-25-2018, 08:53 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,638
Posted By DTOM420
I agree 100% Different strokes for different...

I agree 100%

Different strokes for different folks. Letís face it, different people like different things. There are some people who like Keystone light, some who like Guinness and some who like...
Forum: Toker's Den 11-25-2018, 07:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 331
Posted By DTOM420
I spent a few hours pruning. The density of the...

I spent a few hours pruning. The density of the branching was even more insane than I realized. I literally removed 50%-60% of leaves and minor branches and there’s STILL an absolute ton of minor...
Forum: Toker's Den 11-25-2018, 07:22 PM
Replies: 2,113
Views: 171,078
Posted By DTOM420
When crop dusters wake you up by flying 40 feet...

When crop dusters wake you up by flying 40 feet over your bedroom on a regular basis.

When you can walk from your house to your deer stand.

When your buddy picks you up in your yard in a...
Forum: Toker's Den 11-25-2018, 03:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 331
Posted By DTOM420
Good catch on seeing the 6Ē container! So, I...

Good catch on seeing the 6Ē container! So, I learned about this system called the ďinsta-transplantĒ pot that you make by taking 2 matching plastic pots and cutting out most of the bottom and big...
Forum: Toker's Den 11-24-2018, 09:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 331
Posted By DTOM420
Yes sir. Lol! I couldn't find much info on what...

Yes sir. Lol! I couldn't find much info on what to do with the density anywhere I looked. I was pretty sure I needed to thin her branches out but I wasn't 100%.




I have a few cuts I made in...
Forum: Toker's Den 11-24-2018, 08:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 331
Posted By DTOM420
OK, thanks! I'l do that. Do I need to let them...

OK, thanks! I'l do that. Do I need to let them recover after the pruning before I flip or can I go ahead and flip them immediately? I really need to get them into flower so I can get done in time to...
Forum: Toker's Den 11-24-2018, 04:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 331
Posted By DTOM420
Re-veg issues - need advice!

So, I re-veged a couple of photos I grew from seed. I flipped them to 12/12 at about 3 weeks of age and once I found the males I went to 24/0 for a couple of weeks and then to 18/6. Both were very...
Forum: Organic Soil 11-23-2018, 03:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,096
Posted By DTOM420
KIS Organics discount code?

Anyone know if KIS Organics gives an ICMag discount or if there's any discount codes for them? I want to order some 50lb bags of some stuff and could sure use a lil discount if there's a code...
Forum: Organic Soil 11-22-2018, 04:42 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,152
Posted By DTOM420
Great question! I’ll be following how this works...

Great question! I’ll be following how this works out and what the solution is.
Forum: Organic Soil 11-22-2018, 04:40 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 980
Posted By DTOM420
Thanks for sharing! I just started my own...

Thanks for sharing! I just started my own vermicompost bins - 1 with 2lbs of red wigglers and another with 500 jumpers. I’m going to try your trommel design when I get ready.

Question for you (or...
Forum: General Gardening 11-17-2018, 04:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,145
Posted By DTOM420
No sir, Iím not. But I was wanting to turn up the...

No sir, Iím not. But I was wanting to turn up the soil, amend it, get the beds laid out and let the soil cure under a crop of green manure...until mid March. So, by that time, all I really need to do...
Forum: General Gardening 11-16-2018, 07:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,145
Posted By DTOM420
Will the plastic work in winter? We had an early...

Will the plastic work in winter? We had an early freeze a couple days ago but now itís back into the low 50ís at night and upper 60ís/low 70ís in the day. I was thinking thatís make the grass dormant...
Forum: General Gardening 11-16-2018, 05:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,145
Posted By DTOM420
How to get rid of established grass?

How do you get rid of established grass to make a new garden? Iím wanting to build a new garden in a spot on our property that currently has established Bermuda and Jiggs grass on it. I really donít...
Forum: Organic Soil 11-16-2018, 05:07 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 759
Posted By DTOM420
Thanks KIS! Iíll try them if my order from Jimís...

Thanks KIS! Iíll try them if my order from Jimís doesnít work out.



WHOA! That IS expensive! Howís your worm farm going?

Mine ought to be here early next week. Iím going to be making beds...
Forum: Organic Soil 11-16-2018, 04:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 759
Posted By DTOM420
Iím sure thatís the case most places but we just...

Iím sure thatís the case most places but we just donít have a lot of worms here. Itís very rare to see them naturally. When I lived in other parts of the country and other parts of the world, I could...
Forum: Organic Soil 11-14-2018, 07:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 759
Posted By DTOM420
I just ordered 2000 red compost worms from his...

I just ordered 2000 red compost worms from his website and used coupon code 15NOW and it cost right at $30. With shipping it was $41! Heck, those Alabama jumpers were $35 for 1/2 pound. I did finally...
Forum: Organic Soil 11-14-2018, 03:00 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 759
Posted By DTOM420
Thanks for the votes of confidence, fellas!

Thanks for the votes of confidence, fellas!
Forum: Organic Soil 11-13-2018, 06:21 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 759
Posted By DTOM420
Recommend a good worm supplier?

Can anyone recommend a good worm supplier? Iím looking for Red Wigglers and Alabama Jumpers. I ordered some jumpers from one guy 2 weeks ago and havenít received anything and communication has...
Forum: Toker's Den 11-04-2018, 05:32 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 3,064
Posted By DTOM420
I guess a lot of you would call me a climate...

I guess a lot of you would call me a climate denier but I’m really not. I think I’m more in the middle. I believe we’ve had an impact (I have zero doubt of that) but I doubt that the impact is as...
Forum: Cannabis Infirmary 11-04-2018, 02:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 513
Posted By DTOM420
Are you referring to the two seedling plants? Or...

Are you referring to the two seedling plants? Or are you referring to the 2 seedlings AND the adult photo plant as having the same problem?
Forum: Cannabis Infirmary 11-04-2018, 05:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 513
Posted By DTOM420
Really need a couple of diagnosisí

I need some help diagnosing 2 problems. The first is two 17 day old CBD auto strain seedlings. Theyíre in 5 gallon grow bags in a soil mixture but germinated in a 16oz cup size patch of 50/50 promix...
Forum: Organic Soil 11-02-2018, 05:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 858
Posted By DTOM420
I definitely get the point and I agree to the...

I definitely get the point and I agree to the extent that I don’t want to destroy anything. In fact, my job is caring for several large ( tens of thousands of acres) properties and the wildlife on...
Forum: Organic Soil 11-02-2018, 04:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 740
Posted By DTOM420
^^This^^ very well said! @Dog Star as well! ...

^^This^^ very well said! @Dog Star as well!

Any man-made product carries the potential to cause concerns in my mind. Nature made products, not so much. Sometimes I think we look too deep and are...
Forum: Organic Soil 11-01-2018, 04:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 938
Posted By DTOM420
That’s awesome! Thanks for posting the tutorial!

That’s awesome! Thanks for posting the tutorial!
Forum: Organic Soil 11-01-2018, 04:27 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 858
Posted By DTOM420
Well, I ended up collecting 110 gallons of it....

Well, I ended up collecting 110 gallons of it. There’s a little leaf litter mixed in but there was a pretty good amount of mycelium growing on it. When I would flip over certain spots, you could see...
Forum: Organic Soil 10-31-2018, 09:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 858
Posted By DTOM420
Yeah, I should have said that. Lol. Test would...

Yeah, I should have said that. Lol. Test would definitely be in order. Thanks for pointing that out. :tiphat:

I’m hoping el Jeffe, @Microbeman will see this and chime in! I’ll bet the microbial...
Forum: Organic Soil 10-31-2018, 09:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 858
Posted By DTOM420
Natural compost - living soil from nature?

I was doing some work at a local farm this morning and went exploring into the woods down in the flood plain of a creek. Itís FULL of oak trees and nobody goes in there except wild animals and an...
Forum: Organic Soil 10-31-2018, 12:28 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,587
Posted By DTOM420
Thank you for the warning! Luckily, thatís not an...

Thank you for the warning! Luckily, thatís not an issue here that Iím aware of. These cattle (mostly wild) graze on native brush and grasses and are only fed hay in late winter. Iíll ask about the...
Forum: Organic Soil 10-31-2018, 02:22 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,587
Posted By DTOM420
Goddess St. Phatty, donít get him started again!!...

Goddess St. Phatty, donít get him started again!! Itís been nice and quiet for the last 48hrs!! Lol!
Forum: Organic Soil 10-30-2018, 05:56 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 187
Posted By DTOM420
Need grow bag advice!

Iím shopping for grow bags for next yearís outdoor garden and Iím going to be using big bags: 200 gallon and 300 gallon for my photos. We have a very long outdoor season that starts April 1 and...
Forum: Organic Soil 10-29-2018, 05:18 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,587
Posted By DTOM420
Yeah, growing on your compost pile would be awful...

Yeah, growing on your compost pile would be awful lucky, fo sho! These were actually growing out in a horse pasture where I was collecting manure. Iíve thought about buying some spores and putting...
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