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Old 05-29-2011, 09:45 PM #11
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not in soil but i do it in coir. if its uncool to post this because this is a soil thread i will delete it just PM me. (although i dont see why soil is any different in this instance)
also because i have been doing this for 8 or 9 crops running, i think its fair to say i grow in a 50/50 mix of coir and hemp roots. haha

one week after harvest, (10 day flush before that)
i take the dried out plant, cut the rootball out, pop another one in, fill in the gaps with some recycled coir.
the first watering after transplant does include a small dose of imidocloprid, started doing that a few years ago after root aphids.

otherwise its straight back to normal feeding.


Cutting out the old one


old roots, all the little roots are just part of the new coir


new plant 1 gallon pot


3 weeks from rooted clone


just needs a defol and ready to go







12 weeks later....chop and repeat.

and i should add that i have CROPS of some kind of mushrooms in my coir for the last few grows....whatever is going on in my medium, its more complex than it was when i brought that coir home.
I appreciate the input.
Your data builds the case this will work out as well or BETTER than "reprocessing" the soil.

I will,however, probably increase my pot size to at least a 5g, since if I don't have to fuck with several hundred gals. of soil, it is not really an issue any more.

This is good news.
I think this could make our lives a lot easier!

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i like that he is using the old roots for structure. this is one of the ideas behind the living mulch.
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Assuming you have a high quality medium that is full of living organisms, well aerated and nutrient rich, I don't see why this would cause a problem.
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Here's a plant in a 5 gallon no-till. All good.

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Old 06-02-2011, 09:21 AM #17
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Im sort of doing this with a plant out doors. This winter I did a breeding run and stuck all the pots outside when I was done, and in 3 of the pots seeds must have fallen into them and sprouted up... 2 of them I re potted and they got eaten by slugs :( but the third is still in the original pot and doing well!

Hope its female and I have an extra plant come harvest!
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I know this is old thread but I am testing 1.5l, 2l, 3l, 10.8l, and 12l no till containers. Everything is going fine at this moment in 3l and up containers. I dont have mother plant that I can use to get cuttings to 1.5l containers yet. The seeds that I use to get mother have germinated some time ago and are growing first set of true leaves, few are growing second ones. I will post pictures of containers and plants in them when I get my other pc. (Today or tomorrow)

Plants in 3l and up containers are autoflowering type. Sour60, White Widow, Northern Lights, Amnesia Haze and Ripley's OG.
2 of them have showed sex and is flowering, 4 have just germinated and 3 are growing maybe 3th or 4th set of true leaves.
Plants in 1.5l containers will be photoperiodic. I have not chosen which strain. I think I just choose most vigorous one out of all photoperiodic plants.

Have any one else tried micro no till? How did it go? I think that it has to work. There is so much microscopic life in small amount of soil.
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i was attempting to flower in 2 gallon grow bags last winter and it was headache after headache. i gave up after 4 runs w constant issues.

fwiw ive kept moms and vegging plants in 1/2 gallon and 2 gallon no tills for several cycles without issue. topping off with awesome homemade castings at transplant time.

both experiences were in coot style mixes.

i think larger soil volumes are more stable and forgiving.
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How long did you veg your plants? What kind of problems you encountered? Nutrient problems?

My plants seems to be happy in their pots. But they were transplanted into them few days ago and this is first cycle.
Only thing that bothers me is heat stress that at least biggest Sour 60 is experiencing.

I plan to keep my mothers in party cups if it works out. If they start to seem stressed I will transplant them into 1,8l containers. I hope I can keep them in party cups at least until I have flowered clone of them so that I can choose best ones other ways they may take too much space.
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