Across the Ditch - Ireland & Wales

G’day Sir Jimmy.

I hope your troubles and tribulations are short and your wants and needs lead you to fulfil your destiny.


Light, let there be (plenty of) Northern Lights to comfort THE Dragon.

N’aie pas peur, mon brave, On va se débrouiller.

We fight the good fight.

Stay well, my friend.

Jaque O’whee

Rolling on.

Good old Northern Lightsunnamed-1

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I have been stuck in bed for the last six days.

It is very worrisome regarding overfeeding my male plant.

It would be devastating if my experiment turns into a bag of tits.

I hope you are well my friend and bathing in luck.


Stay well my friend.

We have a lot of grow experiments to do.

I decided to split my indoor grow into a new thread for 2019 as the whole 2018 thread was becoming very disjointed and confusing.

The grow plan is evolving but on track.

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I’ve moved your request to make sure my topic Outdoor Grower TRYING Indoor Winter Grow 2019 stays on topic.

I’m not growing auto’s this year. But if I was, I’d choose Passive DWC using the Kratky method for the grow.

Two reasons. Very low maintenance and once the nutrients and PH are set no adjustments are required because the PH remains stable throughout the grow.

This is what “I” would do.

Invest in a good sized reservoir tank (15 quid from Homebase)


145 litre with 4 heavy duty wheels.

Cutout 5 holes in the lid for securing net pots.

Buy hydroponic veg and bloom, calmag and silicon additives.

Ph meter, Ph up+down mix

Get 5 x 2-litre plastic bottles and make Kratky pots.

How my hypothetical grow :wink: would work:

Germinate and grow seedlings in soil until 3 or 4 real leaves show.

Prepare the Kratky pots with the weakest solution of veg nutrients and transfer the seedling. Gradually increase the veg solution until week 4 or 5 or strong signs of flowering.

Move the plants to the main tank filled halfway to a third with a 3/4 strength bloom solution, calmag and silicon.

2 weeks before cropping. Syphon out the tank, fill and syphon and fill with clean water.

I would expect a most bountiful crop.

Jim, that’s what I would do.

Very best of luck with your soil grow.



thank you for your advice viz a viz nutrients, I have Bookmarked your info for next year …Dioch .

next year i will be celebrating 50 years of my love affair with Ganja and I intend; Inshalla, to Kratkyise some Kumaoni plus that insane looking Bergmans Goldleaf .

My acre was blown to bits by the storm, how did your Poly-Tunnels fair ?

Again, thank you for the guidance.:sunny:

I enclose this info for you, they look easy as anything to cobble together as they are not readily available in our rapidly fragmenting United Kingdom…:boom:

Gro Pro certainly has a good marketing team.

My Dad used to use a small upsidedown pot in the bottom of his tomato pots way back in the '60s. As a young lad, I can remember helping him fill the pots. He did it to get better drainage.

Spend your money on fabric air pots.

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Spend your money on fabric air pots.

what size would you recommend ?


I have an almost 90% failure rate when growing in soil.

Believe me, any advice I give regarding soil growing will probably only make things worse.

The Mister,
it is quite possible that you have a reverse electro-magnetic humanoid effect on the bio-nuclear elements and sub-quantum elements of Irish soil, the missus only has to look at a clock and it stops ticking etc etc
But ta for yer help.

The Mister

Saved for next time I’ve got the munchies…


Namaste J

I saw this and thought of you in your Irish Glade, this is the bollocks


don’t do that which makes you worry about the outcome, in the first place !..:pray::sunglasses::v:

One large “air-pot” made from scrap wood and an unattended builder’s rubble bag that I rescued.

Should be good for one plant in this year’s outside grow.


What kind of material is you “rescued” bag? They always advertise the fabric bags as “non-woven”. I wonder how thats relevant

I’m not sure Base. The bag is porous, so there must be tiny air gaps all around the sides and I punched/cut holes in the bottom to improve drainage. Rescuing unattended/unbranded items or livestock is, to be fair, an Irish tradition dating many, many generations :wink:


Oic… u r upholding tradition lol I hope ur grow works out well

I’m in the 5th week of flowering.

It’s been a problematic grow and I’ve definitely got a bad case of “growers jitters”.

Relax, don’t worry… everything is going to be all–right.

I know any major changes to nutrients, light schedules or pest prevention could turn a potential good grow to a bag of shite.

I needed another, non-cannabis growing project.

So, I decided to concentrate on, drying, curing and the longtime storage of my harvest.

Drying nets - Already got from previous seasons.
Curing - I’ve got airtight jars and brown bags.
Longtime storage = Mila bag and common sense.

I’m fairly well covered.

The only thing left was to go “(F)artistic” and inventive with the glass curing jars.

A recycled push-on coffee jar with an exterior polymer clay covering layer.

Light protection and cooling with ease of opening that will make “burping” easy.

This is the prototype.

Anyway, it’s been a slow night and an even slower grow.

The harvest is mine.

If I keep my nerve.