A while back I thought about an alternative to perlite as a soil aeration substitute.
Clever me (insert sarcastic cartoon sound here), didn’t want to buy another bag of
perlite because I’m a cheap prick so I thought about lava rocks. Unlike perlite, I can rinse off and reuse pumice stone in short order after a successful grow.
So on this attempt I’m taking 2 identical seeds, Strain and origin is unknown so they make for prime contenders. I’m NOT going to experiment on quality seeds like the
bunch I picked up from ILGM, so these will do.
I bought some really impressive street crap a long while back and the buzz was very KILLER. Tasted like crap but the effect was very very impressive. Lucky me there were seeds in this bunch and I certainly picked out every one I could find to stash away and try to grow later.
So here we are, making a run at that experiment.
Unknown Strain and origin.
Indoor grow, Mars Hydro 2.7X2.7X63 tent
CLW 450 COB LED & Carambala 600w Full Spec LED
Fox Farms Ocean Floor soil
Cloth 3 gallon pots
I named the plants for easy comparison.
Meet Ronny and Rita the regs. (Regs= regular non specific street green)
Ronny has a soil pot filled with about 25% - 30% 1/4 Pumice stone for aeration
and Rita has 25%-30% Perlite mixed in.
The theory = With a greater surface area, I’m hoping that Ronny had a better
environment to grow an impressive root ball. More room for air, more room for root anchor, a solid porous zone for Myco to grow and thrive and a much heavier pot.
Both plants have a dose of Great White at their root base, both plants will be under
the same light. Both plants will be getting the EXACT same watering and nutrient
solution of 1/4 power Dyna grow and Dyna Bloom. (not until the 5th or 6th week to start). Will be dosing each plant with pH’ed water @ 6.5 - 6.8 with Rhino Skin every
3rd watering. Will be giving the soil a feeding with Myco chum one week before the
I think this will be fun to watch and see what happens.
Keep your fingers crossed and wish me luck!
Oh my! It’s FRIDAY!!!
Hope everyone will have an INCREADIBLE weekend
and take some time to relax and spend time with a loved one
OR treat yourself to some peace and quiet.
Best wishes and regards