Hello. I’m vernal. Long time listener, first time caller. I’ve been doing this off and on for a while now, but I’m now settled in a place of my own in a Great Lakes legal state. Everything in compliance with the laws (which are pretty reasonable). I grow plants for fun, to supply personal medicine, and I make seeds (bit of a seed junky). The original Overgrow era was slightly before my time; I was more into ICmag, though I just lurked.
Here’s the modest setup: Two 4x4 tents, the vegetative tent is on the left and has a 315 CMH 3100K bulb. The flower tent on the right is an air-cooled 1K HPS with a Hortilux bulb. Magnetic ballast, the old way. No worries about fires or radio interference. Both use a 6" Hyper Fan w/ carbon filter.
These are all the bottles I use:
I used to be a Maxi Series user, but the water is far too hard here for a 6% calcium nutrient. And, to be quite honest, liquid is easier to work with. I prefer to keep things simple, consistent, and effective with DynaGro. I like the Cyco pH down because it’s just phosphoric acid and pretty cheap. The Grow More Jump Start is a lot like Floralicious Plus, it’s very concentrated and is a general supplement: aminos, vitamins, humic, fulvic, kelp, etc., plus significant amounts of triacontanol. If you want to buy one catch-all supplement, this is it. No microbes, beneficials, fermented this or thats, or compost teas.
Here’s the seedlings. In cubes for 5 days, almost everything is “up” and shedding their shells:
This round it’s:
11 x NDNguy’s '79 Christmas Bud Afghani IBL via Farmer Joe
6 x [Ohio Deathstar x '79 Christmas Bud] via Jay T
5 x Soraya (Mr. Dank’s Afkansastan x Snow Lotus) via Bodhi
3 x [Triangle Kush x '88 G13/HP] via Farmer Joe
The plan is to find 2 Christmas Bud males and 2 females. I have some of the Hazeman Christmas Bud (erroneously labelled Pine Tar Kush, from same original stock) if I don’t find what I’m looking for. It’s an IBL, so once the runts are culled everything should be fairly uniform. The plan is to make some more Christmas Bud seeds, and try to find female broadleafs to cross to the Christmas Bud male(s). M current goal is to establish a piney, pungent, and powerful broadleaf hashplant line. There won’t be any seeds this round, we’re just looking for P1 plants for now.
Updates to follow as they develop.