RDWC-The Fruit Baskets


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Just finished going all “Edward Scissorhands “ on everything after finding a couple of spots of white mold Turned fans on high. I really have no space for any more plants I had 2 Solo cups with seedling and a clone. I was gonna squeeze em in somewhere. Why do we do it? With absolutely nowhere to put them, why can’t we just toss the darn clippings. Now I have a mix of mango, lemon, pineapple, and blueberry clones 30 of them. Wth am I gonna do. But now I have good air flow again.


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squeezed one more into the rdwc. My first ever cross pollinated seedling made it from soil cup to netcup. Now to wait till morning and see if I handled her gently enough during the move. I call her Thai-napple. with my grow areas, she will get no veg time, just straight 12/12 with the other plants.


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I love all the random seedlings thrown in everywhere haha


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About how many gallons of water is in your system? And how much nutrients do you go through per grow? What I’m setting up is 2x 40 gallon totes and a 27 gallon tote reservoir. I’m hoping the larger volume stays pretty stable on ph and temp. But I’m thinking I better buy nutes by the gallon lol.


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I use the General Hydroponics Maxi series. It’s a powder and it’s cheaper, and gives good results. I use 2-20 gallon trash cans for plants and one for reservoir


#89

@Grandaddy013 sounds like our nutes are almost identical. What are doing for Ppm? If using dry nutes Maxi w/additives mine stays near 1200 And yes, I buy 2.2 lb bags So far I have used 4 bags in 3 27 gal res at 7 weeks.


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I have been running around 1000 on ppm. I just got the 16lb container of maxibloom


#91

Thanks guys I’ll look at those. I had been trying to decide on a line but some of them are crazy expensive with the amount I will need making it worse.


#92

damn little spider mites showed up. Soaked everything twice with neem oil.


#93

Aww that sucks. Kill them all!


#94

I managed to kill off the pineapple slick with roots being pulled off after roots went mushy brown. It was growing too big and died before the roots could regrow. I had previously removed roots from 2 plants In same res that were smaller plants that are surviving and growing roots without wilting so far. The 2 lemon alien dawgs in that res are tough.


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Put a clone mango skunk into my soil experiment once roots began to circle bottom of clear Solo cup. I reused 7 gallon cloth pot w/ old Happy Frog from last grow. It was a dried firm ball of dirt. I used a cupful of dry microbe stuff called Bokashi mixed in soil. I saturated with SM 90 and Terpinator in water. Soil is soft spongy feeling again.


#98

im thinking about setting up an rdwc or dwc. is the cost of running the nutes and everything else higher than for soil grow?


#99

My guess is that nutes for soil vs hydro are about 1 to 5, meaning hydro costs five times more in nutes than soil, plus all the pumps


#100

Sucks you lost the pineapple. It was a big plant. Do you keep hydro guard in your system full time?