RDWC-The Fruit Baskets


#223

I am left with 2 maturing plants in flower. So I left them alone, moved all my other young stuff together in a different area, closed it up, & put them all on 24 hour light. It’s been just 2 days and I can already see growth getting faster.


#224

Nice! Hope the 2 you have left grow huge buds for you.


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#226

@bryan
The huge volume of nutes is always a problem I haven’t been able to work out before I start my own rdwc. What do you believe is the best alternative? My only go around so far is just do SOG, flowering plants only need that high P-K ratio which cuts out the vegative nute ration with a higher N in the N-P-K, that to me means less flush of res, and easier nute maintenance.


#227

Best alternative, in hindsight, is to go as simple as you can and only run one 27 gallon reservoir. I can probably go full grow in one for about $100 of nutes. It is how often ya change out the res, cuz once you try to replace the ppms it requires alot of fertilizer.


#228

@BLZD Did a ton of research on dry water soluble nutes; cost vs value kind of thing Been using Maxi Series With all things being basically similar, I went with a 5 lb bag each of 30-10-10 and a 0-50-30, total cost $38. Maxi averaged $16 for 2.2 lb, went with growmore brand


#229

my mango skunk rdwc in back, monster cropped clone across the front; in soil.


#230

Here’s those pics of my hybrid soil/hydro self watering systems… :wink:


:v::sunglasses:


#231

I like this a lot. Got my brain working on a new direction, which is fun. I am trying coco for the first time; CocoLoco with 1/3 perlite mix. If I use 1 1/2 inch pipe, drill a bunch of holes in bottom 6 inches or so to let water in and out, then put into coco pots and water through the pipe?


#232

The white bucket is the resovior , black bucket is the planter , blue cup is the wick , PVC pipe is the fill tube… there is a hole in the side of the white bucket for an over flow , so there is no way to overwater the plants… :wink:
Works like a charm , I’ve grown huge plants in these systems , but now I just let my wife use them to grow veggies and stuff… :wink:

I make a super soil so that all she has to do is go out and fill it up with clean water once a week and pick veggies… :grin:

:v::sunglasses:


#233

super soil hydro hybrid? hydro in soil and just add fresh water? i love it…


#234

Ya , no air stones either … and the other cool thing about them is , if I dont get my super soil mixture just right and start to see some deficiencies , I can just add liquid nutrients to the resovior and get it fixed fast like in hydro… :wink:

:v::sunglasses:


#235

Thanks Peach. I got a new plan for a 2 inch pipe in coco and cloth pot. Yoknow how impulsive I get. Gonna drill holes in bottom 6 inches and water thru pipe. Just moved 2 clones into 3 gallon cloth pots last night, so off to play with my tools


#236

i want to know everything about your build. starting with a complete parts list. i have to build this. i bet u get crazy growth as good or better than hydro.

the water is continuously flowing through your system?


#237

No , not with this system… it’s just basically bottom watering when ever they want… so they get to drink as much as they want without drowning… :wink:
It’s the best of both worlds… only 4 parts needed… 5 gallon bucket , 3 gallon bucket , cup from the dollar store , 2 foot of 1 1/2 pvc… that’s it… :wink:
And a soldering iron to make holes… :grin:

:v::sunglasses:


#238

Really like idea of bottom water feeding. Having water absorbing upward seems to virtually prevent overwater. I have a plastic plant holder with 3 gallon cloth pot sitting in it. Drilled holes in half side of 2 inch pvc, from bottom and up 6 inches so watering will begin there. Made 3 so far, 1 in soil, 2 in coco


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#240

I have 3 plants that were pollinated with Wild Thai. A pineapple chunk, Girl Scout cookie Auto, and Blueberry Auto. All gave seeds, and now 4 plants are growing from the seed. Kinda cool to have 4 plants. Have 2 identical blueberry Auto X Wild Thai plants, so I put 1 in soil, 1 in coco; side by side


#241

I’m curious if the autos will still auto flower after the cross breed.


#242

Don’t really know. I expect they will only get half as much Auto genes when crossing a photo pollen with an Auto plant