Bunny Jane's Second Grow

Greeting friends,

I learned a lot during my first grow and received great advice from everyone here! Last grow was 5 plants and they averaged 1.5 ounces of bud each and 1.2 ounces total of larf - time to check out @CalamityJane 's edibles thread!

Here is my grow ticket:

Plants: 2 Train Wrecks (Union and Silverton), 2 Tangy Dosidos (Clementine and Trefoil) and Gary 2.0 – a weird looking clone I made of a Skywalker. It is stunted and then went into flower/reveg for some reason. Those singles leaves are gnarly. I also have and a mint and a marigold plant in there since they are supposed to repel insects. Two came with some light burn and another with what looks like a mag deficiency.

Tent: 4 x 2 x 5 Cloudline set up in the basement. I used zipper wax on the threads and open very slowly since I read about zipper sticking problems with nearly every brand of tent. I also wiped it down with 10% bleach before using.

Ventilation: Cloudline system with a carbon filter for exhaust.

Lights: Three cheap blurples (do not hate please).

Containers: 3-gallon fabric pots

Soil: I reused the soil from my first grow and sterilized it in the oven because I experienced fungus gnats and spider mites last round. I amended the soil with coffee grounds, perlite and ground up eggshells - my family was certainly happy that I make quiche every weekend! One Train Wreck and one Tangy Dosido also received a special amendment from a crazy inventor friend of mine. I have some compost tea brewing to feed them tomorrow and hopefully get the beneficial microorganisms growing again.

Temps run about 70-75. I have not been able to find a humidifier that doesn’t have some kind of light, so I hang two wet towels and run 45-55%.

Nutrients: Again, do not hate. Using up the miracle grow regular and bloom food from last grow augmented with mosquito bits, cal-mag and pH’d to 6.3.

I know I have a limit on tags so please do not be offended if I missed you.

@MeEasy
@emgoldslo
@Calizona
@MoBilly
@Calizona
@mobilly
@Mark0427
@Amazon66
@sirsmokesalot
@Nicky

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Looks like this can be fun.
I yielded 7oz from 2 plants with 2 purples in a 2x4 tent.

I wish you the best and I’m gonna follow along. Hiding in the background though as I have no clue how soil grows work.

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Picture before transplant

The weird one in the middle is my new Gary. He may move outside after Memorial Day.

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Hello there Ms @JaneQP hope all is well with you and your family. Looks like you have a good start on your new ladies. I’m all set to watch :popcorn: :face_with_monocle:🧋

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Wicked! Thanks for the tag @JaneQP! I’m totally set to watch and wishing you all the luck and good weed you could ask for!

1.5 ounces is a great yield IMO! I’ll see if I can find the link to that cookie recipe I used and post it here for ya!

I do enjoy a bit of Train Wreck :drooling_face: Never tried Tangy Dosido…? :thinking:

Can’t wait to see how these babies do! Goooood luck!!! :crossed_fingers::crossed_fingers::v: xx

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Here, this is the Cannabutter recipe

And here is the cookie recipe i used (I think…)

Hope you find them useful! xx

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Thanks for the tag @JaneQP ! Set to watching! I am about to dive into the edible making so thank you as well @CalamityJane!

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I made the cut! Yahoo lol.
If you have any questions or concerns please tag me as it can get hard for me to follow all the posts but I try

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Awesome! I’m in like Flinn!
I’m pulling up a chair.
Please pass the chips!
If you think of more friends to tag, start a new post with 10 more tags.

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Good morning everyone! Thank you for your previous help and I already have a what the “heck is going on?” question.

Three of the plants were transplanted last weekend (the other two yesterday) and were only given pH’d water after transplant. Yesterday I gave the three 3-knuckles dry a drink of compost tea and 1/2 dose of MG nutrients, cal-mag and mosquito bit water.

I opened the tent today and it reeked of AMMONIA! I looked around and the intake vent is near the cat boxes (I do have a cat named Gary - but I digress). I emptied and scrubbed them. The smell persists. I thought maybe a cat wondered in when the tent was open and used a pot as a litter box but nothing is disturbed.

Anyone every encounter an ammonia smell during a grow?

I am taking MoBilly’s advice and tagging another 10 growers.
@BStarr
@Covertgrower
@Skydiver
@Dave101
@Willum
@STC_Cultivator
@LuDog
@Holmes
@HippieRunner
@Noobgrower95

Peace.

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Looking forward to following @JaneQP

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It’s that Cat Pee x Skunk #4 strain you decided to grow.
I told you not to. :slight_smile:

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Do all the plants appear to look the same?
Smell the soil of each plant. Maybe Gary snuck in sometime a thought he was doing you a favor.
Super stale air maybe? Make sure the vent is sucking air out and not pushing litter box air ‘in’.
These are all only guesses. I really don’t know…

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Can you elaborate on how you brewed the tea?
Ingredients, time it brewed, pump and air stones used.
Did you smell the tea prior to using it

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Negative. No smell.

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Thanks for the tag @JaneQP but I’m no help on the ammonia smell either. Maybe has Gary sprayed on your tent at all??

That’ll get cha every time! :rofl::rofl::rofl:

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Hahahahahaha! That’s funny. I don’t use external fans in my tents because of that. With my kids two male dogs snd a cat I try to stay away from those. However I do run fans inside with vents open. I have a small grow area right now though. Now I know I had that smell in my water. Smell whatever jugs you keep your ph water and nutes in. See if they have a similar smell?

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@Skydiver
@HippieRunner

I made the tea the way we do for our vegetable garden. I filled a gallon container halfway with compost (it is about 2 years old), added water and let it sit overnight. Then I strained it and applied about 1/2 cup to each of the girls to “liven-up” the sterilized soil.

It just smelled organic to me - no hit of ammonia or sulfides.

I smelled the soil of each plant and none have the smell. The soil just smells like wet earth. The plants look the same as when I transplanted them. The smell just seems to be generalized and not localized.

A couple of things:

We had a big rain last weekend and half our basement flooded along with the crawl space - we do have funky odor issues right now - I sloped the lawn with soil and covered the foundation with a tarp since we are in the middle of another three-day rain. We are getting the roof and gutters replaced this summer since the gutters are corroding and dripping on the soil next to the foundation - patching held them together for a few years.

Maybe the tent is just off-gassing? Kind of like the “new car” smell?

Maybe my ventilation is set up wrong? I followed the directions but maybe I did it incorrectly? I pull in room air with the fan (inside tent) then it goes to the carbon filter (inside tent). I am not venting back out to the room from the tent so the tent does bulge not collapse in.

Also I did find some info on another site about an ammonia smell in soils and it could be due to anaerobic microorganisms (I’m a chemist not a biologist so I know little about microbes and such) . It was suggested to aim the fans at the base of the fabric pots to hasten drying out the soil. Last resort is using hydrogen peroxide and killing everything :frowning:

Right now I’ll continue to keep an eye (or nose) on the situation.

Thanks for your questions which really helped my research into the topic.

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@BStarr That’s an idea - we also have Mokie and Ripley - all males (I am way outnumbered in this household!). Ripley’s mom is gone for a few days and he may be “pissed” at her- LOL. I’ll sanitize the inside and outside again tonight.

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@MoBilly

I survived Sour Diesel the first grow and thought the Cat Pee x Skunk #4 could not be any worse…next time I will listen to you :slight_smile:

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