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Re: Container grow

Post by odam2k » Sun Jan 12, 2020 5:38 am

Thanks for the tour, nice work!

Do you have a backup generator or some form of power backup? I imagine the table would freeze up pretty quick if the power went out...

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Re: Container grow

Post by zoicster » Sun Jan 12, 2020 11:47 am

Nice video mister, I am green with envy. Greener than your plants, LOL
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Re: Container grow

Post by Jefferson1977 » Sun Jan 12, 2020 4:58 pm

odam2k wrote:
Sun Jan 12, 2020 5:38 am
Thanks for the tour, nice work!

Do you have a backup generator or some form of power backup? I imagine the table would freeze up pretty quick if the power went out...
No that's one thing I don't have. I'm looking at buying a propane heater one like you would buy for ice fishing hut in case that eventuality ever happens. Both of my thermostats will alert me if they go offline though so I will have notice. Also it is very well insulated. Winter has been super mild so far too.
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Re: Container grow

Post by Growerofmids » Sun Jan 12, 2020 8:44 pm

Super cool..Thanks for the real nice video,that wouldn't fly here as i'd go broke heating that in sibera.We lose power anytime of the year..i couldn't sleep at night.Tho alarms like you have are a must

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Re: Container grow

Post by Jefferson1977 » Mon Jan 13, 2020 1:04 am

Yeah here in Northern Ontario Muskoka it does get down to -35 at times and usually it's far more constant than this year. I do have a generator 5 kilowatts that would probably work but I haven't bothered to set it up and installing an automated transfer switch sounds like a lot of money. I did put about 3 in of spray foam inside so I can heat it at - 20 with just the dehumidifier and about 400 watts of heat turning on and off. So it is really efficient. Yes the thought of losing power bothers me but our power here is consistent and maybe goes out once a year for a few hours. The thought of my house burning down and insurance not covering it worries me more hence the container.
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Re: Container grow

Post by Jefferson1977 » Fri Jan 17, 2020 4:06 am

Went into the container tonight....somehow the plug for the pump had become unplugged and the girls were dying of thirst....they will recover though. Dang, so glad I went in there tonight, tomorrow would have been a day late and dead girls everywhere...!!!! Shit is still lookin good though.
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Re: Container grow

Post by odam2k » Fri Jan 17, 2020 4:23 am

Glad you caught it in time!

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Re: Container grow

Post by Jefferson1977 » Fri Jan 17, 2020 4:51 am

Some wilted but alive! Increase in terps in those ones due to stress!! :-D
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Re: Container grow

Post by Jefferson1977 » Thu Jan 30, 2020 10:01 pm

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5 weeks today and 5 weeks to go.
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Re: Container grow

Post by zoicster » Thu Jan 30, 2020 10:04 pm

Sweet, I swear I can smell it from here. Well maybe that is mine I smell, ... but still.
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Re: Container grow

Post by Jefferson1977 » Wed Feb 05, 2020 9:40 pm

Six weeks today....other than some wind damage from the fan when the pump quit and a bit of nute burn, they are fattening up nicely. I will post a pic later with the lights on. What is getting me is how little nutes they are using. Today I put 40 gallons in the reservoir with no nutes (lakewater has a bit of nutes) just to bring the EC back to 1.4. Anyways they are looking amazing and starting to pack on some weight.
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Re: Container grow

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Re: Container grow

Post by Jefferson1977 » Fri Feb 07, 2020 8:35 pm

Orange Sherbet 6 weeks


Next two are Blue Gelatto41 6 weeks

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Re: Container grow

Post by Jefferson1977 » Sat Feb 08, 2020 6:21 pm

I have zero powder mildew this round and all I did was disinfect the room with ozone and give my plants a preventative baking soda and water spray before flipping them into flower. So I'll probably stick with that protocol from now on. Although in the summertime I will probably not grow in the box at all and just rely on my outdoor it is too much trouble trying to fight the heat and bugs and mildew. Plus I could actually use it as a Bunkie in the summertime.

If I time everything exactly correctly I can get four grows out of the box per year.
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Re: Container grow

Post by Jefferson1977 » Thu Feb 13, 2020 11:45 pm

So something crazy just happened we have an extreme cold warning here and I took the 200 feet of hose out of the house after drilling a hole in the lake with an ice auger unraveled it ran it to my container started pumping and I pumped about 5 gallons before the line froze solid. Wow it's a good thing it's not usually -35 here every night. Although in Winters past it has been extremely cold for a number of days and weeks even so I probably should figure something out.
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Re: Container grow

Post by zoicster » Fri Feb 14, 2020 3:54 pm

Plumbing antifreeze, non toxic, get it from an RV supply store.
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Re: Container grow

Post by Jefferson1977 » Fri Feb 14, 2020 7:08 pm

LOL I ain't putting that in my reservoir...I grow in hydroponics remember. Thanks for the suggestion but you can try it on your plants first lol :mrgreen:
Actually I think what happened was my pump was not far down enough in the hole and pumped ice sludge into the line which eventually packed tight enough that it froze. I'll try again today now that the hose is unfrozen.
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Re: Container grow

Post by zoicster » Fri Feb 14, 2020 8:06 pm

I understand. My Dad used it at the cottage to winterize the lines from the lake to the pump.
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Re: Container grow

Post by odam2k » Sat Feb 15, 2020 5:23 am

You just get the hose out when you are going to use it? Will you be making it permanent and bury it for next winter? That should work...

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Re: Container grow

Post by Freedom Seed » Sat Feb 15, 2020 12:55 pm

FWIW I live in a country house and mould spores are ubiquitous in the environment here. It’s really tough to avoid. I don’t do indoor but did keep a couple of clones from last season. Tons of fungus gnats outside this year so it got them out of the coconut coir I rooted them in and put them in kitty litter/hydroton/perlite mix, bottom water by hand with aquarium water. I had to add a bit of organic granular tomato fertilizer because I keep my tanks pretty clean, last check was 98 ppm on a tds meter.

The thing with the tanks though I add bacteria. Usually Septo Bac. See the huge thread on monster fish keepers forum “probiotics in aquaculture”. I use ro water with some hardwood ash, dolomite lime, and Epsom salts reacted with CO2 (left standing in jug). The septobac gets brewed for a couple hours and added straight to the tank. Fish love it.

I have a 400 gallon tropical pond outdoors in the summer and it gets the same deal. Use it to water all the gardens. Our well has too much sodium and barely any calcium/magnesium due to oilfield practices. The well water causes a lot of issues with plants in the summer heat, and alkalizes the ground (sodium bicarbonate).

Would you believe that I never get pm? The neighbours sure do. The only budrot I had last year was caused by a budworm and I caught the bugger too.

There is only two ways: Absolutely full of life, or completely sterilized. And keeping something completely sterilized is a lot of work.

I’ve designed and installed ozone systems for commercial water treatment, be careful with that stuff. It is very bad for you.

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Re: Container grow

Post by Jefferson1977 » Sat Feb 15, 2020 3:31 pm

I actually do use a beneficial bacteria as well and I don't sterilize the lake water which I imagine is full of beneficial bacteria? I wonder if one reason you never get p.m. is because the ground is alkalized with the sodium bicarbonate which incidentally is what I used to alkalize plant leaves to prevent p.m. or even reverse it.
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Re: Container grow

Post by Jefferson1977 » Sat Feb 15, 2020 3:34 pm

odam2k wrote:
Sat Feb 15, 2020 5:23 am
You just get the hose out when you are going to use it? Will you be making it permanent and bury it for next winter? That should work...
Yeah unfortunately that's not an option for me there's a steel retaining wall and the ice is about 4 ft thick so it would mean undermining my retaining wall and I just don't have the time or money to get that done. Pretty sure it's just a fact I hung the pump not far down enough in the hole so it sucked up all the ice crystals.
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Re: Container grow

Post by Freedom Seed » Sat Feb 15, 2020 6:32 pm

The ground gets alkalized from the well water if you use too much in the heat of summer. Sodium ion plus all the bicarbonate does it. Really stressed out plants.

If you are sucking out of the lake don’t take the black muck from the bottom, I’ve seen some real farming failures from using stagnant, black water to irrigate. Bennies would fix it though.

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Re: Container grow

Post by Jefferson1977 » Sat Feb 15, 2020 7:51 pm

I add some bacillus amyloliquefaciens to the res... The water I use comes from a great lake so it's generally not stagnant. in the summertime if I use it for indoor cultivation I usually chlorinate the water and then add Benny's afterwards.
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Re: Container grow

Post by Freedom Seed » Sat Feb 15, 2020 8:29 pm

That’s a pretty good program. The one I seen they were watering vegetables with canal water. There were so many pathogens in it the vegetable plants were rapidly overtaken with disease.

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Re: Container grow

Post by Jefferson1977 » Sat Feb 15, 2020 9:17 pm

I just snuck into the container and how to look at my babies they are both 7 and 1/2 weeks in buds are hard as a rock and resinous as hell. I have got to wait until my better half gets back from ice fishing so I can use the ice auger and water them. These are supposed to be 9 to 10 weeks strains but I could totally harvest them now if I wanted. I am a big fan of flushing my indoor the last week or so but I do it gradually so I'm starting to add just water.
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