Lophophora's spare bathroom

Welcome to my spare bathroom. I have been refining this space for indoor horticulture over the past year. The bathroom offers the very obvious benefits of adequate plumbing and drainage, and also comes equipped with a bidet- I’ve heard there are benefits to bottom watering. The small room is also great for climate control and has a door.

The most recent upgrade to my space is a bridgelux LED array I built with a little help from OG.

I also started some organic soil which I intend to eventually use in some no-till containers, but I am going to recycle the soil until I can establish what container size or layout really works best for me.

I am presently running a few plants from seed under 12/12 lighting as an experiment which should be finishing in the next week.




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Thats a nice setup you got started there.

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Love the ingenuity! Pretty good use for a spare bathroom I’d say

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Nice work @lophophora.ca at modifying and refining that spare bathroom. That’s awesome that you’ve built a light with those bridgelux’s too. I’ve heard nothing but great things and a buddy of mine close by built one not long ago. I’ll be following along, with your blessing of course :pray:

Can’t wait to see the fine plants you grow in there :smiley:

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You are too funny.

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Cool setup, makes me rethink not wanting to use empty spaces I have. Hopefully anything grown in this room will be “the shit” :stuck_out_tongue:

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Good use of extra bathroom. :+1:
:green_heart: :seedling:

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I have a second bathroom that I have thought would be perfect, just need to kick a few people out of the house and its mine!

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I’ve never had this many people in my bathroom before, I am truly flattered.

I long ago convinced my family that the fixtures don’t work, thus ensuring my continued dominion over the grow space.

Took these ladies down today. In my left hand is diamond OG (allegedly), and in my right hand is a strain referred to only as chocolate (I traded someone for an ounce of bud riddled with seeds).


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Tuning in and taking notes :nerd_face: :call_me_hand:

Cheers
G

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Very interesting use of space…and all the other clichés they use on home makeover shows. :grin:

After you convince the fam the fixtures don’t work, the odors coming from the space are easier to explain. “Must be sewer gas…I’ll turn on the exhaust fan”

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This week I chopped down a pollenated female. I wasn’t sure how much extra flowering time if any would be needed for seed production until the seeds began to rattle loose from the plant on their own. Turns out an extra week was plenty in this case.

I decided to try making some seeds after growing thirteen male plants in a row. The first six plants I took the time to train and grow surprised me with balls once they began flowering. Successive failures prompted my decision to start plants under 12/12 to aid plant identification. Sixteen seeds later I was out of weed, out of seeds, and had only three females. After what felt like a practical joke mixed with a statistical anomoly I decided to sacrifice one of the ladies for experimentation.

Pollenation was performed the old fashioned way- I gathered half a dozen males, gripped the selected female by the base of the stem, and whacked all the males with the female until the cloud of pollen settled. I have since learned a great deal about pollenation here on OG (I never know what search terms to use until after I’ve solved a problem), and the good news is that my technique has lots of opportunity for refinement. Hopefully next time I will be able to preserve some pollen as well.

The real measure of success for this project will be having something worth growing, and worth sharing.

Finally for an idea of the timeline I originally planted on 2021/04/20, pollenated on 2021/05/28, and harvested on 2021/07/20.

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Seeds look fantastic!
The general consensus here is 6 weeks minimum from pollination so you nailed that.
:sunglasses: :+1:

Cheers
G

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The little auto that wasn’t

I want to take this opportunity to derail my own topic. The following has nothing to do with lophophora and does not take place in my bathroom.

I have never before grown any auto plants until somebody recently blessed me with a blueberry auto. From the day the plant first appeared in my yard it was different, sporting three fingered and disfigured leaves, and baffling growth patterns. At seven weeks I see no signs of flower. I’m confident the original grower planted autos as I saw his plants from the same seeds earlier today and they are certainly flowering.

Is it possble that childhood trama prevented this plant from flowering? Can auto plants re-veg themselves? Is it likely that this plant will respond to photoperiod changes and flower in autumn?

I figure the 5 gallon pot is sufficient to flower an auto for 8 weeks but I’m starting to second guess the pot size as the 8 week mark looms on the horizon. Would this pot see a plant through to October? Would it be best to transplant straight into the ground? The soil in the yard has lots of clay and rocks, but the weeds seem to thrive with no problems.

There is also the option of just administering a bunch of LITFA and allowing nature to take it’s course. I’m not on any schedule and this unexpected orphan plant has already exceeded all of my expectations.

If any of the seasoned auto growers here have any insights or advice to share it would be greatly appreciated.

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