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Fleintrollet
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NYGC Soil-Peat: Two 4x2 No-till Living Soil Beds

I run two 2x4 no-till raised beds containing around 200++ gallons of soil. The soil mix is a coot's mix
The Beds are on their 4 round and will be at the 5th when this journal is done.
Mulch with straws and weeds from the wild, leaves, and greens and always got some top dress going in it to keep the mulch alive and get feeder roots. Done a few mycorrhiza products I hope could have taken hold.

Quick overview of ingredients used in the past
1/3 pumice
1/3 homemade compost/wormcastings and one store-bought (damn good quality)
1/3 peat

Amendments used: Neem Cake, Kelp, Guano, Basalt, local 3-3-3 composted chicken&lupin pellets, Malted Barley, Gypsum, CH2O3, Sea Shell Flour, and roughly grounded Sea Shells, Charge (Insect Frass) ++

Supplements used and used in the soil and foliar: Bioag Ful-Power, Ful-Humix, TM-7, Cytoplus, Fresh Aloe Plants, Agsil 16h, Homemade Lab and EM-1 Ferments (using kelp and wood berry ferments the last year), Amino Acids, Soluble Kelp and Soap nuts ++

IPM: Beneficial Bugs mostly, worked like a charm, and have gotten rid of most of my problems. But have had trips over the years but mostly gone sometimes a leaf or two, here and there. But been spotting some worrisome signs of pests lately and the beneficial dealer doesn't send before over new year so that sucks

Environment: 3x Mars Hydro SP-3000.  Doing 18/6 in veg. Temps around 25-27c and 60-70rh in veg and in flower I lower the RH to 50-60 trying to keep the VPD in mind. Got an Inkbird controller connected to a humidifier and a fan controller with a temperature sensor for my ducked fan and an oscillating fan.

Strains: Lavender OG and Rockbud from Soma Seeds and Gummy Punch from Sunoma Seeds are growing now from clones, done these strains a few runs in these beds and soil. HashGooBerry and Hella Lit I was thinking to germinate for the NYGC.

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Current status of my beds and the seeds for the NYGC

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Posted : 12/20/2022 3:45 pm LSLarf and HappyCultivator liked
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Fleintrollet
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Due to a spider mite infestation in my flower room i panicked and delayed the whole grow. Going to harvest in 1 to 2 weeks so i have dared started germinating the new seeds and i hope i am not to late to the party.

I have now germinated 8 new seeds, 4 of each Hella Lit and HashGooBerry and got one clones each of the others mentioned. (Rockbud, Lavender OG and Gummy Punch). I am now 1 week and 5 days into germination and have transplanted the HashGooBerry into it's first pot. Hella Lit is in it's first pot yet. I germinated in regular peat soil, found that works best for germination or better that my regular soil(coot's mix) and switch as fast as i can when it pop up.

Also got 4 unknown bag seeds germinating there . Planted them just to test the waters. Now i have a hard time not to flower them out. They look like the same plant, could be from an old grow also. I had a few seeds in my harvests in the start of my journey but could also be something entirely different. I bet i will plant one of those in the end.

No spider mites as far as i can see 🙂 And btw i got a Amnesia Haze from Soma Seeds grown from seed to, not entirely sure what to flower out this round yet

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(not sure if or why the picture is upside down, fixing it at a later stage)

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Hella Lit in round pots and HashGooBerry in squared pots

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Fleintrollet
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Today i transplanted  the 4 Hella Lit plants into bigger pots. Using perlite because i was out of pimice.

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I had to use the humidifier in the drying room of my current harvest so the RH has gone down to 45-50%. I considered to make some kind of dome to keep the humidity up but so far i have done nothing in that department.

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Gummy Punch, 2x Rockbud, Lavender OG and Amnesia Haze first picture, Hella Lit, HashGooBerry on right picture

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I have now transplanted the 4x HashGooBerry's over to bigger pots, would normally just transplanted them directly into my large beds but would like to get some time without plants in the beds so the mites would get time to die. Also just sprayed down all plants with Neem Oil so now they have a shine to them and switched to my Mars Hydro SP-3000 light. They are growing like crazy now and are soon ready to e topped.  Also got a Amnesia Haze clone ready rooted.

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Had some environmental incidents like the humidifier runs dry and the humidity plummets to 30-40% and a few times i have been a bit to late to water the plants but all in all they are growing nicely.

Yesterday i topped all HashGooBerry and Hella Lit.

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I have now transplanted Hella Litt Pheno 2 and 4, HashGooBerry pheno 4 and Rockbud into bed one (closest to the wall) and HashGooBerry pheno 2 and Hella Litt pheno 1 into Bed 2.

Having trouble identity the sex of the last ones. Two spots left in bed 2 and i have 4 potential candidates to fill em in. Going to make a choice and transplant the lat two this week.

Hella Litt pheno 1 in bed two stretch like crazy, like twice the size of every one else and that is going to make problems.

Also released 1000 lacewings (Chrysoperla Carnea), 10mil Nematodes and 2000 predatory Spider Mites (Phytoseiulus Persimilis). Fucked the nematodes up and found them all left rotting in my watering can the next day 🙁 I did not stir well enough.

Also a bit concerned about the moisture in bed one because the mushrooms grows like crazy and the cover crop germination rate was bad

But all in all it looks okay

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Has to be said again, I am really concerned about this BIG Hella Litt pheno. I think I have to trellis the hell out of her and pray to something that she will not stretch too much during flower.

Also transplanted one more plant, Gummy Punch. One spot left in the bed beside the HUGE Hella Litt pheno, maybe I should not plant anything there, so she gets all the space she can. Or else I am going to plant an Amnesia Haze clone there.

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I have removed a few plants in the mulch and a few leafs on HashGooBerry pheno 4 and Hella Lit pheno 2 with something that looks like spider mite damage. Everything looks good now, but have to go into scouting mode and going to order one more round with predatory mites in a few weeks.

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Identified the last female, HashGooBerry pheno 1. So 6 out of 8 which is not too bad 🙂 Don't look too happy but give here a few weeks and she will shine. I thought it is a male, so she did not get the care she should.

Also, top dressed 20 liters compost around the base of every plant in Bed 1 and 2 and chopped down plants in the mulch that are getting too big. I like to have a living mulch until the flower, when the cannabis plants are getting so big that no light get's down there. My experience is that the living mulch is keeping the soil happy.

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Long since an update now, been busy and that have neglected the garden somewhat. Should have flipped several weeks before I did. I am now at Day 15 of flower or Day 100 total, so flip to flower date was 27. may. Did a top dress with 20 liter compost each bed a few days before the flip. And the week before flower I sprayed down the whole plant every other day with soap and oil I got at the IPM store and when I flipped I released 2000 predatory mites (Phytoseiulus persimilis) and 1000 lacewings (Chrysoperla carnea).

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The second week in flower, I struggled with temps up to 30c, and you could see the plants were not happy with it, but is now corrected.

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Day 17 flower
Day 102 total

Hella Lit Pheno 1 is really stretching now and looks like the tallest tops have gotten too much light

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Fleintrollet
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Today I did a lollipop on the gang, and I am almost scared of the amount I removed! Also NO Spider Mites🎉🎄 🍸 
Also pruned so some of the smaller and lower bud sites get light. Hope I did not overdo it!

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No work to be done and nothing bad to report, just watering every few days. They are looking stellar, I have high hopes for this one now!

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