What’s up, I decided to say fuck it and upload this after I got busted by the neighbors and police. I did have my personal producer permit. All is well and I will never quit what I love doing.
Pictures are hopefully in order.
Humboldt Seed Organization – Amherst Sour Diesel
THSeeds – Darkstar
Brothers Grimm – DC99
Brothers Grimm – Grimmdica (Duke Diamond – Afghani x Hash Plant)
I had Jack Herer, Blue Dream, Chem 91, Kandy Kush, Martian Mean Green, Cherry Cream Pie, Citrus Sap, and Skywalker OG plus all these others. I was a little over my limit for sure. I was able to keep a cutting of the Jack, Blue Dream, Chem91, Grimmdica, two phenos of DC99, Amherst Sour D, and a Memory Loss though! Each plant was at least 5′ tall, a couple over 9′ tall which is what got my caught paired with the smell and me smoking joints all the time, and all it took was a neighbor to complain to the police multiple times and they had to make a visit after a certain amount of complaints. The police were just doing their jobs and no-one was harassed.
On a brighter note:
This was a 10’x20′ recycled organic bed using Peat Moss, Coco Coir, aeration like pumice and perlite whatever I had, local made mushroom compost, worm castings, and a good handful of amendments. If you want to follow the soil recipe I used, follow BuildASoil and use their “extras” which are fish bone meal and a malted barley (next round I’m going to use equal parts malted barley and rye because barley gives more fungal benefits while rye introduces more phosphatase (enzyme that breaks down phosphorus). Last year I did the full-monty DIY BuildASoil for 3 cubic yards, and this year during late late spring I remanded the soil with a DIY “BuildASoil re-amend kit” at a single shovels depth, I dont till when the ground is dry, and I dont till below the single shovels depth, this is less disruption to our microbe rhizosphere or whatever we’re calling it, lol.
The way I feed the plants, I pretty much use Rootwise Microbe Complete once every 2 weeks, a strong alfalfa kelp molasses tea once every 2 weeks. And I use a compost tea drench with fish hydrolysate (I use ThriveN.) paired with FulPower, BuildASoil 6 pack, craft blend, and TM7 to get a diverse microbiome going, I start off with the compost tea, then Rootwise, then Alfalfa Kelp tea, then an Aloe Powder drench, repeat, with regular waterings and skipping waterings depending what the top few inches of soil needs beyond the mulch layer. I also do a seed sprout tea with alfalfa seed during veg once per week or so, if I can I’ll do it in between the compost tea and the microbe inoculant to give the hard workers some real energy to use.
During bloom I feed almost the same way as veg, I just switch a few things up and I stop feeding alfalfa kelp teas at the end of week 3-4 of flower depending on how long the plant wants to finish. I pretty much use Rootwise BioPhos once every two weeks. I do the same strong strength Alfalfa Kelp Molasses tea until the end of week 3-4, I like to hit them harder with the teas one a week during flower because it helps the set up the plant and soil for flowering in many ways. The compost tea I begin to introduce Phosphorus Bat Guano in the same ratio as the other compost mixes, and I choose to throw in a Nutri-Mulch(turkey manure/bedding compost) in the tea in the same ratio, and I use this compost tea up until the end of week 5 once every week or two depending on what goes on. I substitute the Aloe water drench with a Coconut Water drench and try to do this once per week if my budget allows(this one I can go through $200 or more during an outdoor grow easily), and I use this until the end of week 7. I like to switch the seed sprout teas to corn one week and milled malted barley+rye the other week, I stop this at the end of week 6. It is critical to top dress in fish bone meal and a preferably fungal dominate compost mulch (mushroom compost, composted wood mulch, barley straw) 1-2 weeks before the first initial week of flowing when the plants really begin their stretch mode (or incorporate Fish Bone Flour into the compost teas at the end of the brew to make it very bioavailable.) I have not done this yet but I plan to incorporate Build-A-Soil’s BuildABloom fish hydrolysate during the beginning of the compost teas as opposed to switching between molasses and ThriveN.
I like to use two different predator mites to keep the pests down, I incorporate worms, and I will be incorporating Beauveria Bassiana in my soil mix soon to ensure no mess ups.
Pest Management: I use silica, neem oil, and aloe, as a foliar spray during veg once per week religiously coating every leaf bottom until it drips and the top of every leaf until its coated. If I see mites (which usually only happens to me indoors during the summer heat if I have slacked on this basic schedule) on my plants I will bust out the essential oils with the aloe and silica, I use two drops of each bottle per gallon Rosemary, Peppermint, and Spike Lavender. And I’ll hit the plant during night once every 2 or 3 days for one week and continue with the Neem. If I haven’t been able to conquer thrips at this point I don’t know what to say other than use Spinosad 3 times during a week the same way you’d use neem using the package instructions, or maybe rebuy the thrips predator mites and maybe try the Beauveria Bassiana as a foliar spray.
I don’t use many bottled products, nor do I believe in many any longer. Dr Faust BioAg Ful Power, Therm X-70, Botanicare Hydroguard, Microbe Life Vegetable & Fruit Yield Enhancer, Fox Farm Big Bloom, Dyna Gro ProteKt, Garden Safe Neem Oil, and Clonex are the only bottles I use on my organic setup. If my containers are smaller than 7 gallons I WILL use pH up or pH down in my water before I add any microbes to the water (I’ve notice the microbes don’t survive pH swings so well or respond well with high doses of immediate available phosphorus in unison), this is because there is not enough of a mass to create much sustainable life for the microbes otherwise you have to inoculate once a week in these smaller pots to keep up with the nutrient uptake (rather than every other week or once a month even) and it’s usually advised to start with 2 gallon fabric pots and move them to 20-25 gallons of soil per plant to have a healthy rhizosphere in a true organic situation.
Hope you enjoyed the read and info, and maybe inspired some people to try True Living Organics! Have a good harvest and a great rest of the year grow fam. Fuck people, follow your dreams. Peace!