GreenThunder dips into hydro


#21

Hey i noticed about 15 days back u posted a pic of your ppms reading, i see that there is no check mark indicating your pen is calibrated. I have the same pen and when its not calibrated theres no check. Just thought i would let you know. Good luck and i hope they flourish for you. @GreenThunder


#22

I hadn’t noticed (or thought about it) so thanks for pointing that out. I bet my pH meter needs it too :upside_down_face:


#23

Hydro Tina has a root!!! And it’s long!

Let the growth spurt begin

She’s got a lot of catching up to do if she’s going to outdo Cooco Amy…


#24

Laughing Buddha x2 moved into the tent

Will probably need toconvert to an rdwc setup to control temps in the bucket


#25

I bet Tina catches up quickly with that root growth starting. Good luck


#26

Roots are coming along though with a bit of gunk due to the water temp being too high.

And up top she just looks sad

I’ve added a 2nd air stone and beefed up the insulation on the bucket a bit.

And I set the bucket on a riser with a fan blowing under it

I’ve got everything I need to convert to rdwc except an arbor for my hole saw (or a new saw)

Oh… and this project has been moved into the closet with the qb light.


#27

Lookee here…

One of my grape ape clones (in rockwool) has roots!! :sunglasses::green_heart::woman_farmer: I honestly didn’t expect it to happen :astonished:


#28

Nice! Extra plant for experimental training or whatever. Take that any day :facepunch:


#29

You’ll have a lot better luck with the clone in rockwool in the DWC, I think its hard on them to put plants all nekkid into the clay balls, the rockwool gives you a little bit of buffer


#30

I use cork bored disc that I make they brake down perfectly when the ladies are done and done need it for support at base


#31

Hay @PurpNGold74 look at this ladie she’s got your name lol

Oh ya also the flush has begun


#32

My my my… more frosting then a little debbie honey bun on that bud :heart_eyes::heart_eyes: whats she smelling like?


#33

A sweet grapy minty smell


#34

@GreenThunder I tried something different with my current round of seedlings… I actually soaked the rapid rooters in water that had nutrients in it… 1ml of the GH Trio and 1ml of Calimagic and Armor Si in 5 gallons of water… came out to 200ppm.

I wanted to see what would happen… well… so far I’ve had the fastest root development on any seedlings I’ve done in rooters thus far. Normally I go a whole week before I see roots reach down into the water in my cloner, but I’ve already got roots in the water on all of my seedlings, and a couple of them are only 5 days old.

It’s too early to really know and it’s only one batch of plants so not enough data to make any real determination, but I thought I’d share. Between the rooter and the seed itself I didn’t/don’t think you need to soak them in nutes, but…who knows.

My rooters are getting long in the tooth too… I wonder what the shelf life of rapid rooters is.


#35

Are these similar to rockwool?


#36

You certainly didn’t mess around with that hole saw. I dropped $300 on dewalt drill about 8 years ago, never again! It still works, but has been replaced with Milwaukee as all subsequent power tools. I’m up to drill, circular saw, 1/2” impact, and cordless screwdriver.


#37

Well it turned out I don’t have the arbor to be able to use that one with my drill so I picked this up for $6

My dad is a home builder so I’ve been taught respect for good tools. I worked for him a little in my early 20s. We were recently laughing about it, him claiming I cried daily and me reminding him if that’s true it’s because of his tendency to throw sawhorses and such in anger and frustration :smile::roll_eyes::laughing: Good times


#38

They’re peat based, I think. I love rapid rooters! I feel lost w/o them.

I usually add a rooting solution, voodoo, and b52 to h20 then soak my rooters for a few minutes. Then, I wring them out, like a sponge I’d want to use for wiping down a counter. Damp, but not soaking…or too dry. They’ve completely changed my germination game.


#39

It took me a bit to understand just how much to wring them out, but once i figured that part out… super easy and effective to use.


#40

I use to love them for soil but I make my own out of 1/8 in Corkboard little discs I cut. They last long enough to get a root ball started in my netti pots then they brake down perfectly with no debris in my water