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Forum: Organic Soil 09-18-2020, 07:21 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 735
Posted By Rico Swazi
I am skeptical the microbes are actually doing...

I am skeptical the microbes are actually doing all the work when additives and inorganic salts are being used, (why the added phosphorous ?)

same with inorganic salts





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Forum: Organic Soil 09-18-2020, 07:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 735
Posted By Rico Swazi
The patent makes mention of anaerobic and aerobic...

The patent makes mention of anaerobic and aerobic propagation methods but reading tween the lines says fermenting for 3 days may be your best bet. Wish I had and could use a microscope correctly....
Forum: Organic Soil 09-18-2020, 06:54 PM
Replies: 637
Views: 34,189
Posted By Rico Swazi
beautiful surreal and terrifying at the same time...

beautiful surreal and terrifying at the same time
Could use a shaman to help me wake up from this long strange trip called 2020


pics of the wind and skies...
Forum: General Gardening 08-15-2020, 06:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,181
Posted By Rico Swazi
Comfrey, flowering stems instead of root pieces ...

Comfrey, flowering stems instead of root pieces



https://www.icmag.com/ic/picture.php?albumid=79870&pictureid=2062360&thumb=1...
Forum: Organic Soil 08-15-2020, 06:05 PM
Replies: 637
Views: 34,189
Posted By Rico Swazi
Potatoes are a great crop for container no...

Potatoes are a great crop for container no tills also. Endo myccorhizal . I grow them in rotation with peas when not growing cannabis. We prefer new potatoes over larger ones. They seem to...
Forum: Organic Soil 08-10-2020, 12:19 AM
Replies: 637
Views: 34,189
Posted By Rico Swazi
started a makeover of the hooglie in late Jan ...

started a makeover of the hooglie in late Jan
have a ton of half rotted wood so why not

https://www.icmag.com/ic/picture.php?albumid=79870&pictureid=2062355

Soil came from the trench in the...
Forum: Organic Soil 08-09-2020, 11:31 PM
Replies: 637
Views: 34,189
Posted By Rico Swazi
That is good news on the columbine, hope the cbd...

That is good news on the columbine, hope the cbd plants take notice and get with the program. I totally spaced you were in a climate with different growing conditions and seasons. Funny how I...
Forum: Organic Soil 08-09-2020, 11:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 719
Posted By Rico Swazi
Must have culled thousands before I found this...

Must have culled thousands before I found this one and no doubt 'bout it brother after 32 yrs marriage she is still a freak in the sheets !!
on the hunt for that ideal pheno so maybe I can keep up...
Forum: Organic Soil 08-04-2020, 12:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 576
Posted By Rico Swazi
I believe high P is bad for mycorrhizae, no? ...

I believe high P is bad for mycorrhizae, no?
the magic is these plants survive some of the crazy things done to them
my main point being you made no mention of temperature when testing for pH

...
Forum: Organic Soil 08-03-2020, 08:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 719
Posted By Rico Swazi
Sorry to have given you the impression Luther was...

Sorry to have given you the impression Luther was working with cannabis, as far as I know he hadn't. The quote was Robert Clarke referencing Luther on what had to be done to get a desired result.
...
Forum: Organic Soil 08-03-2020, 08:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 576
Posted By Rico Swazi
possibly overloaded? a little clay goes a long...

possibly overloaded? a little clay goes a long way IMO and personally would use one or the other but not both
healthy soil comprising of organic matter and micro-organisms, including ...
Forum: Organic Soil 07-26-2020, 03:53 AM
Replies: 637
Views: 34,189
Posted By Rico Swazi
we'll know you've lost it when you start trying...

we'll know you've lost it when you start trying to smother the sedge with it ... or snort the dust.



Good to see some of them growing. Hoping for good things. Why no mulch in the containers...
Forum: Organic Soil 07-26-2020, 03:32 AM
Replies: 637
Views: 34,189
Posted By Rico Swazi
Swordfish or marlin would be bad too......most...

Swordfish or marlin would be bad too......most hated would be''baby shark' over and over :biglaugh:




Here are some pics of the rest of the garden. Celebrating 25 yrs on this property this...
Forum: Organic Soil 07-26-2020, 03:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 719
Posted By Rico Swazi
Not sure how much influence overcrowding would be...

Not sure how much influence overcrowding would be on herming, didn't test for that. I believe genetics play a larger role .The herm issue for us was the use of an unknown male that bumped uglies...
Forum: Organic Soil 07-24-2020, 01:29 AM
Replies: 637
Views: 34,189
Posted By Rico Swazi
Betting you are into the circus too! What kind...

Betting you are into the circus too! What kind of fish do you catch in winter ?
Just in case your inner child(Palin) wants to have a go at your senile side (Cleese)
here's a short intro on...
Forum: Organic Soil 07-24-2020, 01:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 719
Posted By Rico Swazi
Not indoors , but I did 50 seeds with friends ...

Not indoors , but I did 50 seeds with friends outdoors in July 2018.
25 Jack Herer seeds in each 35 gal tub July 18th pic (47 popped)
Approx. 2 inch spacing in rows with peas to promote...
Forum: Organic Soil 07-03-2020, 11:00 PM
Replies: 637
Views: 34,189
Posted By Rico Swazi
Haven't been fishing in years, fresh or...

Haven't been fishing in years, fresh or saltwater? do any good?
40, I can't speak for the others - for me juvenile behavior beats that demented senile shtick every way but loose and has become...
Forum: Organic Soil 06-20-2020, 07:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,335
Posted By Rico Swazi
thanks for the pics, looks a very nice place with...

thanks for the pics, looks a very nice place with views,

hope things went as planned and the plants are thriving


I was thinking the only thing I would add would be 6 inches or more of mulch...
Forum: Organic Soil 06-20-2020, 06:38 PM
Replies: 637
Views: 34,189
Posted By Rico Swazi
Logan's doppelganger and the mutton chop bop ...

Logan's doppelganger and the mutton chop bop



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yG0oBPtyNb0


wishing everyone a safe, happy and healthy estival solstice...
Forum: Organic Soil 04-12-2020, 08:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,678
Posted By Rico Swazi
Dude !!! chewing pine tar is bad ass! Any...

Dude !!! chewing pine tar is bad ass! Any relation to Theophilus G ?



just havin fun:biggrin:
Forum: Organic Soil 04-12-2020, 08:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,678
Posted By Rico Swazi
Not a trend, more of an awareness Some...

Not a trend, more of an awareness
Some gardeners call it feeding the soil instead of plants ...
essentially maintaining a healthy balanced living soil and environment for other plants to...
Forum: Cannabis Concentrates 04-11-2020, 07:04 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,920
Posted By Rico Swazi
we only heated one knife and put a small drop...

we only heated one knife and put a small drop from a pin on the other then pressed it onto the hot knife. Sometimes straight from the pin now that I think back on those glory days. Friends dad was a...
Forum: Organic Soil 04-03-2020, 03:32 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,335
Posted By Rico Swazi
Thanks. looks like great drainage. Are you using...

Thanks. looks like great drainage. Are you using gypsum on the trees? What other ferts have you been using on the trees and surrounding area? Any soil tests over the 30 yrs? Must be doing...
Forum: General Gardening 04-02-2020, 10:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,781
Posted By Rico Swazi
Starke had a great looking and working hydro grow...

Starke had a great looking and working hydro grow that you are describing here-
https://www.icmag.com/ic/showthread.php?t=360727
perfect for brightening up a dingy basement or room.


People...
Forum: Organic Soil 04-02-2020, 10:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,335
Posted By Rico Swazi
pics of the lay of the land as it sits now would...

pics of the lay of the land as it sits now would be helpful but not needed if you can describe the soil properties well enough but pics always help.

Have the citrus and avocado trees been removed...
Forum: Organic Soil 04-02-2020, 09:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,678
Posted By Rico Swazi
true , short soak=secondary metabolites while ...

true , short soak=secondary metabolites while long soaks (ferments) = elements
but why would people limit themselves to composting or botanical extracts and teas ?


Ever eat a pine tree?...
Forum: Hobbies and Interests 04-02-2020, 02:22 AM
Replies: 4,144
Views: 149,318
Posted By Rico Swazi
St Phatty you mentioned inoculum...

St Phatty



you mentioned inoculum earlier, the phrase they are using to say the same thing is viral load



having a discussion about it over here-...
Forum: Cannabis Concentrates 04-02-2020, 02:13 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,745
Posted By Rico Swazi
harvest window AND/OR overheating can make the...

harvest window AND/OR overheating can make the oil dark
I have to use a thermometer to make sure it stays just over 172F or my oil darkens. I don't decarb the oil for smoking but do my 'weed oil'...
Forum: Cannabis Concentrates 04-02-2020, 01:43 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,920
Posted By Rico Swazi
In the 70s we used kitchen knives and a paper...

In the 70s we used kitchen knives and a paper towell tube as the straw. Never used spoons as they took too long to heat up.
my hot knife setup consists of a surgical steel chisel ground down to a...
Forum: Hobbies and Interests 04-01-2020, 10:15 PM
Replies: 4,144
Views: 149,318
Posted By Rico Swazi
bat shit crazy people thinking they are gonna...

bat shit crazy people thinking they are gonna take from me when they run out
they got another thing coming



after the fight and if they win they still have to figure out which ammo has the...
Forum: Cannabis Concentrates 04-01-2020, 09:34 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,920
Posted By Rico Swazi
so.... I suggested hot knives based on...

so....


I suggested hot knives based on the OP stating what I thought to be the easiest and most readily available. The bold is what I saw as important. No need to jeopardize your health at this...
Forum: General Gardening 04-01-2020, 09:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,781
Posted By Rico Swazi
1200 bucks and nowhere to go gave a half dozen...

1200 bucks and nowhere to go gave a half dozen friends the idea to grow lettuce and other veggies completely indoors. I gave them what I had in the way of seeds to get started. What changed their...
Forum: Organic Soil 04-01-2020, 08:56 PM
Replies: 637
Views: 34,189
Posted By Rico Swazi
Thanks, flying blind here without a microscope I...

Thanks, flying blind here without a microscope I have no way of knowing if there are flagellates bacteria/archaea , fungi, protozoa, nematodes et al in my compost. Just to be sure, I let it set and...
Forum: Cannabis Concentrates 03-31-2020, 09:19 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,920
Posted By Rico Swazi
hot knives

hot knives
Forum: Cannabis Concentrates 03-15-2020, 08:58 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,745
Posted By Rico Swazi
spot on mexweed long soaks extract too many...

spot on mexweed

long soaks extract too many impurities



The OP needs to pay attention to purging temps as I bet he burned off many of the terpenes along with the EtOH
Forum: General Gardening 03-15-2020, 08:40 PM
Replies: 955
Views: 130,618
Posted By Rico Swazi
Crazy warm here too all winter then boom !!! ...

Crazy warm here too all winter then boom !!! snow in mid May ?
Been on this property 25 years , hailed enough years past to cover with white but not measurable snow this late.

Makes that job...
Forum: Organic Soil 03-14-2020, 10:18 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,731
Posted By Rico Swazi
That Mango Haze sounds a treat and gonna have to...

That Mango Haze sounds a treat and gonna have to give it a go. Jack Herer is my everyday smoke and always looking for something of the kind



Not fond of big plants either mate, as you say,...
Forum: Organic Soil 03-14-2020, 09:37 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,253
Posted By Rico Swazi
thanks Organilush ! I was only able to copy...

thanks Organilush ! I was only able to copy those and a few others from a dead hard drive. A friend suggested I plastic bag it and put it in the freezer overnight then see if it would spin up. It...
Forum: Organic Soil 03-07-2020, 08:27 PM
Replies: 637
Views: 34,189
Posted By Rico Swazi
Looks as good as my thermophilic compost without...

Looks as good as my thermophilic compost without the work monitoring and turning for a month.

I don't mind the work as I detest the lazy stoner stigma, always have.

...
Forum: Hobbies and Interests 03-07-2020, 07:54 PM
Replies: 4,144
Views: 149,318
Posted By Rico Swazi
Gubment propaganda funded by big pharma my...

Gubment propaganda funded by big pharma my friend. next they will be trying to tell you that it has no accepted medicinal value even though been used for hundreds of years (sound familiar?)


...
Forum: Hobbies and Interests 03-07-2020, 06:18 PM
Replies: 4,144
Views: 149,318
Posted By Rico Swazi
I purposely cultivate it in my garden. Been...

I purposely cultivate it in my garden. Been drinking mullein tea nearly ten years now along with nettle yarrow and lemon balm. 1 Tbsp/12 oz boiling water steeped 10 min is my way. My immune system...
Forum: Hobbies and Interests 03-06-2020, 11:12 PM
Replies: 4,144
Views: 149,318
Posted By Rico Swazi
there is another weed you can grow that has been...

there is another weed you can grow that has been proven to help with TB , pneumonia and common cold



https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2952292/


overgrow the planet with...
Forum: Organic Soil 03-06-2020, 10:40 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,253
Posted By Rico Swazi
mini hugels from 2014, no need to knock yourself...

mini hugels from 2014, no need to knock yourself out if you want to grow guerilla

was a dry year and the 3x6 ft beds needed very little water
managed to grow moss at wood level as shown in 2nd...
Forum: General Gardening 03-06-2020, 10:28 PM
Replies: 955
Views: 130,618
Posted By Rico Swazi
You butternut last year was perfection so no...

You butternut last year was perfection so no doubt you will do the same with the sweetmeat.
I'm hoping you like it tho you might want to have a butternut as a back up. Just in case ya know?
...
Forum: Cannabis Growing Questions 02-25-2020, 07:21 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,325
Posted By Rico Swazi
pretty flowers and THC percentage makes for a...

pretty flowers and THC percentage makes for a perceived value in the marketplace


Somewhere along the line, the idea came about that a nine foot cannabis plant is 'better' than a 2 ft auto grown...
Forum: Indoor Grows - Soil 02-24-2020, 09:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 508
Posted By Rico Swazi
a couple pics of the whole plant in natural light...

a couple pics of the whole plant in natural light would be useful

I agree overfeeding is one issue but to me it looks like might be the onset of PM or other pathogen.
(Old eyes here is why I...
Forum: Cannabis Growing Questions 02-24-2020, 08:36 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,325
Posted By Rico Swazi
as others have stated, too many variables...

as others have stated, too many variables starting with one's own definition of 'decent quality bud'



Until you can qualify that threshold or meaning that everyone can agree on,
there is...
Forum: Medicinal Cannabis Forum 02-23-2020, 08:33 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 9,471
Posted By Rico Swazi
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Forum: Medicinal Cannabis Forum 02-23-2020, 08:30 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 9,471
Posted By Rico Swazi
You are welcome. autoimmune disease...

You are welcome.


autoimmune disease sucks, each of them having their own way of messin with ones quality of life.



You can fight back with plant based immune boosters

most lists...
Forum: Medicinal Cannabis Forum 02-22-2020, 09:58 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 9,471
Posted By Rico Swazi
Thats about the same time my friend got it hiking...

Thats about the same time my friend got it hiking to his 1999 end of the world hideaway.
Sorry to hear your wife has this 'crappy disease' as my friend calls it. Says it makes him feel crappy and a...
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