Weed growers thread

The_Mowgs

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I have used mainly 25 litre food grade plastic buckets in the past this year however I'm moving over to fabric pots which is superior.
Thanks. Is there a particular size? I will probably go down to the hydro shop close to you to buy.
 

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I planted a few seeds in July as a trial and this is what they look like now.
I still have quite a few more seeds.
Please help with some advice. The flower box. Is it too small? Should I rather invest in larger containers or should I rather plant in the garden?
I've quite a few of these plant boxes and would like to plant the seeds in them but if I'm doing the wrong thing, I would like to hear from you.
Your roots can go up to a metre deep if there is soil for it, so in the garden is ultimately best.

But a large pot or bucket will also work well enough and makes for a smaller more manageable tree.

Ultimately depends on your wants/needs. If you have garden space, go for it.
 

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Which size would you suggest?
I actually wish they would make a 30 litre pot. The size of the pot will determine the maximum size of the plant up to a point. Just from my own personal experience if you use a 20 litre pot your plant won't go over 1 to 1.2 metres. From the pics online with a 40 litre pot it goes quite a lot bigger. Just very expensive if you're using organic soil as you would need twice the soil per plant but you will have bigger yields.
 

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I actually wish they would make a 30 litre pot. The size of the pot will determine the maximum size of the plant up to a point. Just from my own personal experience if you use a 20 litre pot your plant won't go over 1 to 1.2 metres. From the pics online with a 40 litre pot it goes quite a lot bigger. Just very expensive if you're using organic soil as you would need twice the soil per plant but you will have bigger yields.
I dont need the biggest yield ever but think I will buy a bigger pot than the 20 L and mix the soil to bring costs down a bit.
 

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I dont need the biggest yield ever but think I will buy a bigger pot than the 20 L and mix the soil to bring costs down a bit.
Just a thought, if you use something like Freedom Farms soil and add something on your own you negate any benefits, I would rather mix my own mix and use that rather if you decide to go bigger. Last year I bought a cube of organic potting soil which I mixed with vermiculite and perlite and some other minerals.
 

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Just a thought, if you use something like Freedom Farms soil and add something on your own you negate any benefits, I would rather mix my own mix and use that rather if you decide to go bigger. Last year I bought a cube of organic potting soil which I mixed with vermiculite and perlite and some other minerals.
Thanks for the heads up really appreciate it. Will contact you closer to planting time.
 

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As I understand the female is the one that grows the buds, and when a male is present the plant puts more energy into seeding than growing massive buds ie. leads to lower yields.
I'm a novice tho, better get advice from the old hands..

Thanks

I've located and removed the males from the batch.

Anyone here know if there are any nutrients I need to or should get to help with my grow?

All I've done is throw seeds into a pot with potting soil - Nothing else. They seem to be doing, just wondering if there is anything more I should be adding?

Also, I noticed this morning that one of the plant's leaves are starting to turn yellow at the bottom - Any ideas?


Thanks
 

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Is there perhaps an app that can help a first grower like myself? Something where you add a seed, inform the app that germination is done and let the app remind you when to water, when to move for more light etc?

Does such a thing exist?
 

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Is there perhaps an app that can help a first grower like myself? Something where you add a seed, inform the app that germination is done and let the app remind you when to water, when to move for more light etc?

Does such a thing exist?
Like any plant, you need to give it attention and move & water when it's at the right stage & depending on soil etc. Nothing grows according to such a strict schedule. Don't overthink it - it's just a plant.

What seeds you using?
 

The_Mowgs

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Like any plant, you need to give it attention and move & water when it's at the right stage & depending on soil etc. Nothing grows according to such a strict schedule. Don't overthink it - it's just a plant.

What seeds you using?
Krieg on the forum has been more than helpful with my first grow but I feel bad pestering people all the time and not in the mood to waste R20000.
 

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When I bought my pots etc for my grow I also bought a 3 part nutrient. I have to start adding mpk from next week on but Im not sure if this will push the plants into flowering stage.

I planted in the middle of September and I dont want the plants to start flowering yet as Im only in week 7 now.

I have attached a picture of the feeding schedule to help make sense of what Im asking.

Im growing outdoor.
 

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When I bought my pots etc for my grow I also bought a 3 part nutrient. I have to start adding mpk from next week on but Im not sure if this will push the plants into flowering stage.

I planted in the middle of September and I dont want the plants to start flowering yet as Im only in week 7 now.

I have attached a picture of the feeding schedule to help make sense of what Im asking.

Im growing outdoor.
If it's not in pre-flower, then dont bother with mpk. You'll be wasting nutrients. Continue with current feeding till you see a couple of hairs. Also feeding mpk wont cause flowering. Only the light cycle will start the flowering phase (unless you're growing autos)
 

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If it's not in pre-flower, then dont bother with mpk. You'll be wasting nutrients. Continue with current feeding till you see a couple of hairs. Also feeding mpk wont cause flowering. Only the light cycle will start the flowering phase (unless you're growing autos)
Ah ok thank you very much for the help, really appreciate it.
 

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Some pictures of my ladies. The ones in the fabric pots were germinated on 17th of September, the lemon haze and the sour grape I have no idea how old they are, they were given to me by a friend.

 

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Some pictures of my ladies. The ones in the fabric pots were germinated on 17th of September, the lemon haze and the sour grape I have no idea how old they are, they were given to me by a friend.

Bro you are expert on weed
 

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Anybody cooking their own super soil? Had to skip on blood meal as I couldnt find it locally. Am supplementing with coffee grounds to get the N up. Just going to take a lot longer to cook.

Anybody know where you can source blood meal locally?
 
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