Merlin's Grow Log

Yes, I was, I had a brain fart moment, excuse me :wink:

I think it’s cool :slight_smile:

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For this application, low quality casters, of the sort you might find at Harbor Freight, work fine but I find that I must lubricate them each grow or they don’t rotate nor roll easily.

I had a bunch of rolling plant bases that I took the casters off of. Each base has five casters, one in each corner and one in the middle. You could get by with three but they might be a little tippy when you are moving them around. Four would be quite stable but would not rotate as easily as with five (the one in the center has shims so it pivots very easily around that center wheel).

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I’ve never done a scrog, I’ve done sog, after a few more grows I might give it a try.

Thanks for the info!

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Well, you have me beat…I have never done a SOG and I have not done a proper SCROG yet. I hope this SCROG turns out to be a SCROG.

The previous two efforts at SCROGing turned out to be little more than a support frame for colas that were too tall and needed a lot of support. Actually had to add bamboo stakes to hold things up.

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Very nice! Looking like a jungle in there :call_me_hand:
I see big buds in your future !

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Thanks, Guy…it should yield a few zips of nice big buds.

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Yep …good guess… I followed the parts list you posted a while ago and it all came to $50 and change …BUT… that was full 12’ lengths, enough for ALMOST 3 of @merlin44 s frames… needed the t’s and connectors for the second one…(extra cost) but still cheap enough! That’s just the frame not the base… not gonna use it this grow though as I found that I need a bigger tent to use them… so when I can get a bigger tent I’ll be golden!! Love his idea and it works as you see, I still have time so maybe just one will go in the 3x3… well see… my eyes/hopes were bigger than my tent! Good luck, @pyper looking forward to your grow… mine… is just starting.Lol

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Nice, there looking good! Lot of bud sites goin on! With the help here they will definitely produce for you! I’ll look that the journal and follow it if you dont mind!

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@merlin44, I know that this is a stupid question an I feel like I already know the answer, if I use your soil mixture, do I need to rinse it prior to use? I am thinking no. I have just heard of other people watering until run-off prior to use with some soils. Just wanna make sure I get it right. By the way, I have a vapor rise 2.0 and it’s awesome, even have a bubbler for it. The only down fall is that it’s glass and I am clumsy. Already had to replace it once. I don’t bring it out when people are over anymore. I have really enjoyed following your grows. I have picked up quite a bit of things. Keep on keeping on brother

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I don’t rinse my soil mixture. I do thoroughly water it so that there is initial run off. That is to insure that there are no dry pockets in the pot. I add the water to each 2 gallon batch and mix it with my hands for complete mixing of all of the components including the water.

Feel free to ask any questions you have. You are doing great!

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@merlin44, as always, thanks for your response. I am just trying to get everything as right as I can from the git go. I know to expect some bumps in the road and possibly a few freaking hills along the way. I’m trying to plan/hope for the best and expecting the worse. That way, I won’t be disappointed or I may be pleasantly surprised. I hope that all is well with you and believe me, ask questions, I will.

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I used my “Super Cropping” pliers for the first time this morning. This homemade solution was inspired by @PurpNGold74 @roost1 @AAA @Missiles

On the stems/limbs that were too thick and stiff to squeeze with my fingers, the pliers were perfect. It took me a few times to get a sense of how hard I can squeeze. It also sped things up considerably as it only took about 20 minutes to train the entire room. In the past it would have taken twice that long and I may have broken one or two branches along the way.

It was kind of funny…I had the “Super Cropping” pliers and my pruning shears on my thigh so I had ready access to which ever I needed. A couple of times I reached down, intending to grab the pliers, and did not realize that I had the pruners until I had them in place to use. Stopped just in time before chopping a whole top off (4 or 5 nodes below the top).
Crisis averted…whew!



I am currently on schedule to flip next week (perhaps even this weekend).
@dbrn32 @Haildamaged @Covertgrower @holmes @elheffe702 @Gremmall

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Plus:
@WonkaMan @DoobieNoobie @Teacherttom1 @oldguy @growtus @roost1 @pyper @repins12 @guy @blackthumbbetty

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Supercroping fool! That’s awesome. Can’t wait for the flip.

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Fool…Tool…
That is great, it did not even occur to me. When I need cleverness, I come talk with all of you.

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Very Kool tool. :+1:
I did mine some last nite by finger.:wink:
Couple more weeks for my flip to flower. :grin::v:

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That is so awesome! I love when a plan comes together :grin: Nice job @merlin44 :wink:

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The pliers are clever for sure. Might tey super cropping eventually in flower currently saw the start of hairs last night.

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