Jones Organic Indoor Journal

Ok so I started over fresh indoors this time! The girls are 8 days tonight all autoflowers. 5x5 gorilla tent with a hlg 650r sitting at the top. Raised bed with kis organics biochar mix started in fertil pots with coast of maine sprout island mix. First pic is from a week ago others are from a couple hours ago. Red is gsc, yellow is west coast og, and purple is crystal meth all from fastbuds.

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Nice! So what is that you lined the tent with to hold the soil? What is the advantage to doing it this way over pots? Obviously it should hold water longer. I thought roots coming together could make them stretch. Is that living soil?

So many questions. I have never seen this method before, and I am extremely curious.

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Liking the looks of your bed design also your selection of autos. Along for the show should be pretty interesting .

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Nice looking set up. Interested in how things go. I am along for this grow.

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Thanks for the interest guys! The tent has custom sized raised bed for my 5x5

From what I’ve gathered from the KIS organics podcasts is roots like to stretch outwards more so i figured this should help maximize yield along with yes living soil im new to this so im just gonna wing it and see how it goes :pray:t2:

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That’s awesome! I’m gonna watch and see how this goes, looks like there could be several advantages. Thanks for the thread. I just wonder if it will work the same for photo period plants. Guess the difference would be in the richness of the soil.

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Most of those seedlings look very yellow, how high is your light, might be a bit close, or your soil is a bit low on N. If it’s very new soil it may need time to break down your ingredients and make them available, nice set up with the one raised bed :+1:

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Thanks for bringing the focus back to where it should be. I was so entranced by the setup, I didn’t notice that!

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So I noticed that yesterday they yellowed a little more after cranking the light to maximum output (the light is pretty close to the ceiling it’s a quantum board hate adjusting the height its a pain). They were a bit yellow not as bad as yesterday’s photos but after turning the light up they yellowed a bit I assumed maybe they’re photosynthesising and drawing more nitrogen? I changed light schedule from 24/7 to 20/4 last night seems to have slightly greened up some and some weren’t yellow at all. Think ima start the compost tea today and brew it overnight, was waiting on a water test to see what im working with but ill give it a go been anxious to try my new toy out anyhow!

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I would turn the light down a bit for a week, see how they go, might be light burn starting. Those HLGs are pretty strong.

The tea will definitely help get the bacteria get running on all cylinders, speed up the nutrient breakdown. They may be just trying to keep up with the chlorophyll production if they are growing fast, but if it were me I would err on the side of caution with the light until I knew for sure.

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@Shadey Was reading 400 micromoles in the center turned it back to 200 it was reading 67 couple days ago before the adjustment. You think wait a week then crank it back to full? Thats me measuring the light at the canopy.

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Well I would see how they do and incrementally raise the amount of light as they grow before whacking it up to full power again. I dont measure micromoles so not sure how strong that is, strains are different as well so some will handle more light than others. When I built my LEDs this year for vegg, I was burning my plants up not realizing how strong they were, I thought it was a deficiency, so started adding supplements, so now my soil is too hot and I have had to break my no till pots down and add more peat moss and perlite to bring them back into balance.

Its better to go slow and sure with organics until you know how its all gelling together, especially with autos, if they stall out because of light burn you will probably lose more growth than just having a lower light level for a bit.

I found it will take a full grow for the soil to get into its prime if you are using macro nutrients. Are you adding cover crops?

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Alright thanks for the advice. I was actually going to water the next time with coconut water its supposed to have a bunch of macro nutes and I do have a pack cover crop seeds was debating whether or not to put them in i think i went with to many girls in the space idk yet.

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They look good, stick them in, it will speed up everything, once you have a good root web in there, it really helps. I use clover and alfalfa.

I use coconut water on and off, dont use it straight, mix it with water, I would use 250 mil in 5 gals of water. The sugars help the bacteria breed up plus all the enzymes. Is it a dry mix, or a drink out of a can?

I have got the dry and its almost impossible to make it soluble, I also use dollar store organic drink versions.

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That soil looks a bit dry on the surface to me. I would use a some kind of wetting agent next watering. Something like aloe, yucca, or soap nuts. A mulch layer will help as well.

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I mixed some up last night cuase I notice it takes some time for the aloe and coconut to totally dissolve

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It is ive been hand watering just around the pots I have a 60 gallon brewer of compost tea I wanted it to absorb as much cause ill have quite a bit leftover and I’m not sure what to do with it yet. Got busy so ill start it tomorrow I have some of this as well for a mulch layer

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@ReikoX also just added a nice layer of worms & castings that were apparently finished lol I didnt know just got them couple months ago first time with them.

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I think tea is normally best when used at its peak. Alot of guys will just put the leftover on plants around the yard, or on their lawn.

Nice, I wish I had a large brewer like that somedays.

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Get that straw on there, it will make watering more even and retain moisture for the cover crop to come in. :+1::seedling:

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