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Old 11-10-2013, 11:38 PM #21
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Late Spring / Early Summer:

After greenhouses were built, it was time to start filling them up! This first season was a big testing bed to experiment and see what was possible, how the climate was, how the plants performed in various places etc.

We did the following,
Test native soil in pots and beds,
test various pots (smart pots, airpots, standard square and round pots of various sizes, Pre-bought Growbags of various sizes,
Making large grow bags from Soil Bags,
Different soil mixes,
Soil recycling,
Plants inside transferred outside,
plants outside for the duration,
Plants brought inside to finish.
We monitored feeding/watering frequency,
Tested various nutrients,
Made self watering systems,
Saw what vermin/insects and pests there were,
Recorded dates of when photoperiods started to flower, and importantly the key periods for best AF growth
Temps/humidity etc

We put a few AF's outside in Mid-April as a test, (started inside until they sexed) the weather didn't really turn good until June here, Trust us to come and experience the wettest, coolest Spring since the 1890's. Still, can't shake a stick at some free buds to smoke.





The sunshine also brought about lots of other pretty flowers around the property, Also our cacti flowered twice over the season, briefly but nicely, something I hadn't seen before.



1 greenhouse starting to fill out:


To be continued soon, cheers all.
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A joy of a thread!
I just love to see a man turning his dreams into reality.
Well done Mitch and if you need anything i´m just around the corner.
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A joy of a thread!
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Well done Mitch and if you need anything i´m just around the corner.
Hi Paulo, good to see you here
I've missed my icmag buds
I hope life is treating you well these days!
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WOW! what a mission!!! absolutley insane! Love It! looks like something I wanna do back home in jamaica...inherited 50+ acres, hills and valleys with two rivers!! Anyways whaaaaaaaasuuuuuuup! mitch?!! this is what happen when I leave??.....LOOONG STORY! ,not like yours tho...excellent reading....finished a whole splif...holla @ me....one love!
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Mid Summer:

Here is a greenhouse that filled out, we had started and pollinated some plants inside, and they were brought outside to finish for 4-5 weeks to allow seeds to grow and mature.
Others had been outside from sexing, that weren't selected either to be pollinated or reversed and these would go towards the smoke or hash pile.
The 5-6 litre square pots that we often used indoors for tents, were way too small for outside use, they dried out too fast to keep on top of during periods of really warm weather.


After the greenhouses were built we had a little time to start improving them and developing them, below we ran a power cable up to the plot to allow the pump for feeding, and oscillating fans within greenhouses to be used.


Here are a few close up shots of some different pollinated autos at that period:




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Later on in summer, the greenhouses had been smartened up a little with some numbers!


At this point we were exclusively using 13-18 litre growbags, after sexing transplant.
Some of these Auto's were started indoor and were a little stunted due to some very high temperatures, whilst we were getting aircon in order for our mainroom, however raising decent plants indoor during a spanish summer, I was pretty happy with the way the growroom design and lights on at night was working out.


Here's an auto from a different greenhouse, further along the cycle:


And, no rest for the wicked, here was the second outdoor plot we started to develop at the bottom of the property as a test


ta for now,mitch

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When everything was in full swing, and problems were under control (relatively), we had a week where the main water pump for the house broke and it took a little head scratching and ingenuity to rectify,
We were able to have a play with some things, have a crack at pressing the kief for example:
We played around with tubes, heating them, with another plunger in the middle and a metal plate, but the best way we found was with this:


Which produced around an ounce, square piece of pressed hash.
The hash on the left was after a few attempts, the kief was heated in a metal tin on the stove gently, with a little alcohol added to help it stick together. It became nice and sticky and held together well for the duration until it was all smoked.
The hash on the right, was an earlier attempt, and although it will keep its shape, it breaks apart and crumbles quite easily. It was fun to try.


It was our second run in the main indoor flowering room, and although not fully dialled in, we had made improvements and the second run was vastly smoother than the first. A couple of images from plants at the time.

Our C99 cut


Kromes the white, fertilised with OG Ghost Train haze pollen


Here is an small introduction to our company.


Cheers for now, Mitch
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