Hello everyone. I have been secretly reading this forum for months getting my courage up to dedicate time and resources to a grow so here I am.
I own a small farm off grid in the Nv high desert. I love weed and have been smoking it regularly since I was 20. I aim to try producing my own for once.
Firstly thank you for being an awesome community and helping me learn some basics.
I live in Nevada where we recently acquired right to grow, horray!
I picked up 8 clones. One of them looked very ragged and died within first 3 days. Noooo! With 7 left going strong I feel things picking up.
A closeup of the drip system install. 3 concentric circles at 4 2 and 1 foot dianeters. The drip is fed from a single 300gal IBC tote as my farm is off grid and we truck in our water til we get a well dug.
All seven survivors planted in their forever home! I performed transplant at 10pm and soaked each rootball in a wormjuice and water solution before putting them in the ground. They are about 4 weeks in my posession so far.
Hoping to get some info on how to prune and chop lower branches to stimulate large growth! Will keep updating journal as time goes on. Here’s hopin!
Wow @HighDesertFarmer That’s an impressive set up. Welcome to the forum and being from NV I think lucky #7 for your grow is appropriate. We have a couple of off grid members here as well who will be helpful. @Willd@Ragnar Looking forward to following along.
@Ragnar Thank you. Nice to see someone else enjoying the off grid life.
Update 3, bug guard
Upon inspecting this morning I found a leaf with a cocoon nest on it of sorts. Plucked it and have prepared bug defense. I imagine the challenge of outdoor growing presents more bugs to deal with. I hope that being in the high desert with low humidity it will narrow the spread down of species I have to contend with.
Here’s what I use in the garden and have for years. Works great for tomatoes and lettuce.
1 tablespoon olive oil
3 teaspoons of dawn soap
1 tiny jar of mint oil
15 squirts of cholula
Lots of crushed garlic
Welcome to ilgm…
You could also substitute olive oil for canola oil … because canola oil is a lot cheaper and does exactly the same thing especially when your plants get really big , no sense in wasting good virgin olive oil…
Good lord it’s scary to see this sun damage. I wish that I had established shade before transplant but se la vie. I will be getting a 30 foot stretch of shade fabric, digging down and installing some 2x4s as piles in the ground then suspending the shade directly above for high sun.
Question, should I pull crisped leaves or wait for plant to drop them on their own? Here’s hoping my mid strains aren’t doomed!
On a positive note my garlic pepper bug spray worked wonders and no signs of that swarm. I’m hoping it isnt cuz the bugs are saying ‘eh these plants are doomed let’s move on fellas’
The plants with major burn, I’d trim the fully burnt leaves off, and the partially burnt leaves I’d just trim the burnt part of the leaves off, So the plant can concentrate on getting the un burnt parts back to health. Probably a long shot tbh.
Whatever you decide good look. Looks a harsh environment out there.
It’s a funny business this, we are all brought together here over this plant, but all have different issues that we are fighting. Mine is mainly making more heat, though that in itself is an issue where the we get warm spells, as I’m set up to keep heat in, so my house goes a little mad when the sun appears. Operation many many fans has to kick into gear.
Side note, I one of my “smart” timers didn’t turn on this morning! Very strange, but it will mean, I’m going to have to leave the pants on overnight, for at least one full rotation. 18/6. Will need to keep an eye on that.