NYGC Desserts: Humboldt Seed Company Jelly Rancher
Microbial focused tent grow
- Soaked (2ea) Jelly Rancher feminized seeds in Zeus Juice for approximately 8 hours
- Placed in paper towel, ziplock bag and in vegetative area covered with a cloth.
- Sprayed vegetative room with photosynthesis plus. This is where seedlings are housed.
Ok so I have the ladies in there home for a little while; also posted some macro photos I took tonight so I figured I would share. It's absolutely fascinating. See below for the Jelly Rancher infants.
Final Pot Preparation
- Poured the final 5 gallon container with Stoningtons Blend to climatize soil/microbial climate to its growing environment while seedling is developing and I pot up.
- Mixed 5"x5" square pot with starter soil and Stonington placed in center of 5 gallon pot. This will be the pot that is used to pot up from the 4 inch jiffy, and allow to develop microbial/bacteria while waiting.
- Empty 5"x5" pot will used to replace pot in center of 5 gallon after potting up. Bait and switch cannabis style.
Ky's Tip: Just as the earth is layered I try to layer and mix soil as well. This is a very rudimentary form of biomimicry it but at the layer of divide between the medias scratch the surfaces and blend the medias together to give the roots a warm and fuzzy about reaching out into new territory
IPM (Mammoth P CannControl, Dr. Zymes)
Weekly IPM treatments typically happen on the weekends for me but I noticed my sensor card had more of the the little demons we call fungus gnats than usual so I decided to do a little preventative maintenance. With IPM I am sure we have all heard Docs friend Zenthanol/Synchangel discuss how important it is staying on top of preventative. You WILL encounter pests at some point in your growing experience. Don't panic it's more common than you think as it does not reflect you as a gardener. I believe being a preventative and a responsive gardener will heed all pests as you encounter them. I use them as a teaching point for myself to learn about something new. Baby steps
- 8ml of CannControl per 1 gallon of water, sprayed growing area lightly
- physically inspected top layer for severity of infestation.
- Light water with spray bottle PH [6.4] as needed throughout the day.
- Removed Jiffy pots from solo cup for approximately 2 hours upon lights on
So since there is not much activity going on with the seedlings I decided to start looking into the beneficial bacteria that are in the the inoculant I use. So i chose the following for today [Bacillus Subtilis].
Bacillus subtilis is another anti-fungal bacterium that occurs naturally in healthy soils, but instead of fighting off Fusarium, it is known to attack blight, gray mold, and mildew. It’s approved for use in organic farms and grows and causes no adverse effects on plants. Look for this fungicide under the brand names QST 713 for foliage applications or GB03 as a preventative soil treatment.
What is Fusarium?
Fusarium can wipe out entire cannabis crops. Once it enters the soil, it starts clogging up the xylem and prevents cannabis plants from uptaking nutrients and water. Without these key resources, plants soon begin to keel over a die, a condition known as Fusarium wilt.
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