Gpaw’s Grow #6, NL Autos
This is a Royal Queen Seeds Northern Lights Auto grow.
Flowering time: 5 to 7 weeks
Harvest 9 to 10 weeks after germination.
(10 weeks = Aug 14)
And a big thanks to @George_The_Vault for the kind donation of seeds and SWAG
So here is the plan:
- 5 Gal. Cloth pots with structured soil profile
- Gpaw’s Super Soil Ver 2.1
- micro clover cover crop (started May 22)
- 20/4 light cycle
Pop 3 seeds into expanded jiffy pucks (honestly, I know better, but I am still batting 1000 and - I’m a little superstitious…)
I found 20/4 (with my light setup) was a little better for the plants than 18/6 was previously
Once the seeds pop I’ll plant the jiffy pucks in the pots and “let ‘er rip – boy!”
There should be enough nutriments in there to carry them with margin to the finish. Now, I am using Wegener’s Organic as a tea substitute (because I haven’t got my worm farm yet). This stuff is great, Unless you are running 50 plants, stick to the half liter bottle.
As a tea: (watering 1.5 ~ 2 L add 12cc) = full strength
I use this ‘as required’ through veg and early flower
Following so far?
Now here’s the plot twist, that nice cover crop of micro clover? Its going to be ‘green manure’ in the end.
It will be ‘plowed under’ when I top dress with base soil and the Gaia Green ferts.
And the surprise
My soil mix has been known to sprout fungus gnats (by the hoard) so I was happy to try a suggested cure, Mosquito Dunks. (Special thanks to @beacher & @GramTorino for pointing dunk out to me in January) The active ingredient is Bacillus Thuringiensis, a nice predatory dirt living bacteria that infects a variety insects.
So, according to the Stoners’ Guide of Infinite Knowledge, Wiki:
I prepped my latest 5 gal pots and before I planted the cover crop, I ‘cheese grated’ a bit of a dunk puck onto each pot and mixed into the top 1/2”. A quick check showed I used about 0.2gm on each pot.
Beans are 3 for 3. Xplanted in the 5 Gal. pots.
10 days since prepping the pots and treating with dunk. ZERO fungus gnats! I checked the yellow sticky paper – none. This is like Silent Spring. Dang! This shit works, so little did so much!
All three are ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ (wearing their shells)
Each has the inner membrane attached to the Cotyledons and the shell, once it dried out they popped off with minimal impact.