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Bloody Skunkus Amungus

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1 year ago
Indoor
Room Type
Soil
Medium
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Technique
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Grow Conditions
Week 3
Vegetation
10.16
inch
cm
Height
4
inch
cm
Height
20 hrs
Light Schedule
28
°F
°C
Day Air Temperature
82
°F
°C
Day Air Temperature
6.3
pH
50%
Air Humidity
No Smell
Smell
23
°F
°C
Night Air Temperature
73
°F
°C
Night Air Temperature
2.2
gal
l
Pot Size
8.33
gal
l
Pot Size
38.1
inch
cm
Lamp To Plant Distance
15
inch
cm
Lamp To Plant Distance
800 PPM
CO₂ Level
Nutrients
Commented by Philindicus Philindicus
1 year ago

Week 3 A bit more progress with growth. Still using minimal watering only once every 3 days. The one is still a bit on the light green side so I started doing a foliage feeding twice a week at lights off of 1/4 tsp Dyna-Grow 7-9-5 mixed with 1 gallon water ph corrected used a few drops of baby shampoo as a sticker they all seem to like it. I will start with feeding beginning of week 4. I lowered the lights a bit PAR reading of 350-450 umoles.
I had to go to extremes with these fungus gnats. Trying to avoid using chemicals. First I removed the top inch of soil with a vacuum cleaner then sprinkled mosquito bits ( Bacillus Thuringiensis Israelensis) over the surface and soaked a 1/4 cup of them in a gallon of water overnight then watered the top few inches of the pots with it. I then covered the surface with about an inch of clean fine sand. Next issue was I'm using air pots so the they are also entering the sides so I tightly wrapped the pots with plastic wrap to stop them. I will remove the plastic in a week or so hopefully. Lastly they are entering from the bottom of the pots and laying eggs. So I mixed a small tub of 1 part hydrogen peroxide 4 parts water and 2 table spoons neem oil then dunked the bottom 3 inches of the pots for about 5 seconds then let them drain. I'm trying to avoid flooding the whole pot with too much water since the root system is still small to soak up that much water. Lastly I place yellow sticky traps in each pot. Take that you bugs!:persevere:

Grow Questions
Philindicus week 3 started grow question 1 year ago
About those fungus gnats, I definately won't be buying bags soil from the same distributor next time. Since this pest is something most growers wind up with on occasion so do you try to add preventatives to your soil mix every time or take some other steps?
Resolved
Techniques. SoG
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Thee_HoffGuyy answered grow question 1 year ago
What I will do is any time is see one first thing I will do is either make a cinnamon tea or even put a little cinnamon powder on the top soil they hate the smell and won't go in an lay larvae. It doesn't kill the adult so sticky traps are great. and to make the cinnamon tea you just take any where from 2-4 tbs of cinnamon powder and add it to hot/boiled water the water needs to be pretty hot. Add powder to hot water in a jug you can shake it up in then after shaking let sit and cool for 12-24 hrs then strain and you are left with a cinnamon smelling "Tea" you can spay it on the Tent, plants, outside tent pretty much anywhere you want and it smell likes cinnamon an deters them from going near there.:+1: If they are really bad and already in the soil then Diotamacious Earth works great to kill anything trying to come up or into the soil it cuts them up as they try. Also another good easy preventative is to have some companion plants that have insecticide like properties like basil a lot of pest hate the smell of it so they stay away there is a bunch that can help look into it it pretty neat:blush: Happy growing!!
Philindicus week 6 started grow question 1 year ago
Does anyone out there feeling the same way I do about too much nitrogen in nutes during bloom causing buds to be too leafy and with a 8-9 week auto flower would week 6 or week 7 be better to give them a bit of extra P/K yet leave enough time for a 10-14 day flush?
Resolved
Techniques. Defoliation
Caribbean answered grow question 1 year ago
I would add it on week 6 and stop it on the end of week 8 to have 2 weeks of pk boost for the plant. I agreed that too much nitrogen can lead to leafy plants but I also observed that phenomenon when I was using a 6-6-6 Npk nutrient , the plants ended up more leafy and green than usual , the taste was affected by too much chlorophyll
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Comments
Sweet_Seeds
Sweet_Seeds week 3

Oh yeah!
You are doing a good job. Very good control of the bugs! :muscle:

Thank you very much for sharing your ways to fight the Sciaridae! :clap:

Sweet smokes!

-Apolo

Philindicus
Philindicus

@Sweet_Seeds,Thanks brother fight the good fight:facepunch:

Thee_HoffGuyy
Thee_HoffGuyy week 3

Looking good looking good! Hope I was able to give you some ides to help with the Gnats they are a pain hope you get em! Happy growing an Plentiful Harvests!!:sunglasses: