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The Mighty Mite


“O lord save us from the wrath of the vikings.” This was first said by a monk staring at the viking horde coming his way. I’m sure your plants feel the same way. It seems like the harder you try to terminate them the more entrenched they become. Lets start at the beginning. One or two of these little darlings found there way into your garden(mite heaven). Over joyed this soon to be mother starts to lay her eggs. Around 300 over the next three days. These eggs hatch and the first wave start to suck your plants dry. So lets say 200 hatch. 150 of them reach the point or reproducing. If half are female (75) and they lay around 300 eggs each thats  around 22,500 mites. You see the problem grows with each generation.

When you find them its usually to late. The best thing to do is stay calm, its not the end of the world. Check all the plants find out how infested they are. You have several options. First rinse the plants. For real, just put them in the shower if you have to. Send the mites right down the drain. Heavy rains are a part of nature, plants recover quick from the shower . Just be sure to place pots in a trash bag to keep them dry. Mighty Wash works best as a first line of defense. If you cant wipe them out with Mighty Wash. Oils would be the next step. Neem oil or Einstein oil works for a wile then the mites build up a resistance. Your plants will not like the oils. It’s very easy to burn/shock/kill your plants with them. Fogers don’t seem to work for me. Don’t Bug Me and Liquid Ladybug can be used up until the day of harvest, so they claim. I would not spray the day of harvest! I would not spray anything after 2 weeks into the 12/12 light cycle. The best thing to do is stay on a regiment. Spray every 4 days. Remember your plants wont like the spray so get the little buggers as soon as possible. Most people settle with controlling the problem, keeping there numbers down and just getting through till harvest. At first this seems to be the best answer. Each grow after that they will be harder to control.

You can also order predators like lady bugs. Don’t release them all at once. Put out a small pan of water for them. After they run out of mites to eat. they seem to disapear or die somewhere out of site.

If none of this works for you there is one more option a complete clean out of the grow-op. Spray every thing with a strong miteacide. Then come back after that drys and do a bleach spray. Wait 4 days and do it again just for good measure. Make sure you clean the whole building. Mites can hide on your clothes so do the laundry too. The key here is to clean/kill everything.

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The Dangers Of Co2 Generators

Co2 is a necessity for the indoor grower. Claims have been made of 20% to 60% increase in growth rate and harvest. Plants that receive Co2 have more resistance to pest and disease. Most growers are growing in there home with grow rooms right next to the bedrooms or in there basements.

When you ad a Co2 tank the risk is minimal, raising your ppm to 150o, which is within human tolerance. When you add a Co2 generator you are now burning gas to produce the Co2 and a by product of this is Carbon Monoxide. In a sealed room these gasses can build up.

Homemade generators can be very dangrous. Using fumes from a water heater or furnace just seems dumb. So does using a propane heater or lantern. They produce Carbon Monoxide which can be lethal. It takes about 5 hours of fresh air to reduce the levels of carbon monoxide in your blood to 1/2.

In the winter people are at a higher risk of Carbon Monoxide poisning. Furnices are being used after a year of sitting idle. We are spending a lot more time inside. If you are using a Co2 generator make sure you have carbon monoxide detectors around the house(one on each level).

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Nutrients For Medical Marijuana

 

Nitrogen, Phosphorus, and Potassium. 

These 3 ingredients are usually listed on the front label of the plant food in the order of N-P-K. A 20-20-20-plant food has a Nitrogen level of 20%.

Secondary nutrients are Calcium, Sulfur and Magnesium. In trace quantities, boron, copper, zinc, iron, and manganese.

Different nutrients are needed at different times. For rooting and germination, levels of high P nutrients with less N/K are needed. Vegetative growth needs lots of N a complete 20-20-20 with trace elements should do it. Watch for calcium, magnesium, sulfur and iron levels too. These are important. One tablespoon of dolomite or hydrated lime is used per gallon of growing medium. It is possible with passive hydroponics, to get nutrient build-up over several feedings, to the point the medium is over saturated in nutrients. Just feed straight water now and again, until you notice the plants are not as green (slightly), and then resume normal feeding.

Use weaker plant food mixtures than normal, maybe 25%, and be sure your leaching once a month and running straight water through the plants at least every other time you water. This applies mainly to plants grown in soil mediums.

Use of light strength Oxygen Plus plant food (or Food Grade Hydrogen Peroxide) allows the roots to breath better and prevents problems with over-watering. Check soil to be sure there are no PH anomalies that might be due to Hydrogen Peroxide in the solution. (Be sure your medium has good drainage. At this point, if your watering soil based plants once a week, you can water every 3-5 days instead if you plant them in a medium with better drainage. Pearlite or lava rock will greatly increase the drainage of the medium and make watering necessary more often. This will pump the plants; they will tend to grow faster because of the enhanced oxygen to the roots. Make sure the plant medium is almost dry before watering again, as the plant grows faster this way.

Stop all plant food 2 weeks before harvesting, so that the plants do not taste like plant food. (This applies to hydroponics as well.)

WARNING: Do not over-fertilize. Always read the instructions for the fertilizer being used. Use 1/2 strength if adding to the water for all feedings in soil or hydroponics if you are unsure of what your plants can take. Build up slowly to higher concentrations of food over time. Novice soil growers tend to over-fertilize their plants. Mineral salts build up over time to higher levels of dissolved solids. Use straight water for one feeding in hydroponics if it is believed the buildup is getting too great. Leach plants in pots every month. If your plants look REALLY green, withhold food for a while to be sure they are not being over-fed.

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Keeping Your Grow-Op Safe

Show no one! That is the first line of defense.

Once you show your grow op to someone they will tell some one else.

That’s a fact.

People want to feel important so in the middle of a conversation things slip that normally wouldn’t or shouldn’t.For this reason alone keep it zipped.

Now there is an exception to every rule.

You may require the help of a consultant if your having a problem with your grow. If your new to growing and your serious about your medication then having someone who can diagnose your plants and teach you about growing will be invaluable.

Keep the number of people who know your growing to a minimum and where your growing at top secret.

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Spring Growing Problems

Soon old foes will soon be out of their winter refuge.

Creep and crawl they will, straight to your nice warm garden. Your garden being the most temperate climate, is prime for early infestation.

Keep an eye out for these intruders. It’s much easier to prevent an infestation rater than remove an invasive species.

I have sticky pads ready for the first catch of the year.

As a preventive maintenance you can spray your plants down with soapy water. A few drops of Ivory dish soap in a spray bottle filled with water is all you need.

Make sure to keep a clean grow room as bugs and other things can easily be overlooked under a pile of leaves left on the floor or some spilled dirt.

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Do you want to grow more or better?

I’ll take better any day of the week.

Higher resin content, higher trichome production, higher THC levels and higher CBN levels all add up to better more potent medication.

Street grade marijuana will become a thing of the past. With today’s law reforms going on all over the states, breeders will be able to work openly with out the constraints of the past and produce new strains all the time.

We have healthier plants with faster growth and more vigorous seedling that have shorter flowering time or auto flowering, because of some hard working breeders.

What is to come from this little weed?

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Keeping healthy plants.

What is a healthy plant?

My definition of a healthy plant is one that is growing at its optimal rate.

Growth cannot always be measured by height because a plant that stretches for light will grow tall but be weak. Rather, judge health by it’s over all appearance.

Healthy is: a nice bright green, thick, healthy leave, free of wilt and nutrient burn with new growth and close branch formation.

We all want our plants to grow big and strong with out any problems.

Less is more with water and fertilizers.

Co2 is hard to over do. Most people need more than they think.

Air circulation is very important. If the air doesn’t move over the surface of the leave then it is stifled in its ability to process Co2 into O2.

Take each grow on a day by day basis. If your a beginner or expert, problems can sneek up on you. Make sure your remedy is measured so you don’t end up with a new set of problems.

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Building Your First Grow Room

 

Where a grow room is built is the most important part of growing.

You have to create an environment that life can thrive in.

Survival and thriving are two separate things. A plant can survive and produce low potency THC or a plant can thrive and reach it’s genetic potential.

That potential can not be met with out the optimal growing environment.

That growing environment can not be had with out first having a suitable room.

Weather your using hydroponics or a dirt system the key is the environment that you grow in.

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My Back Hurts. Will Medical Marijuana Help?

Medical Marijuana gave me my life back

After suffering for so long with extreme pain in my lower back due to a major car accident I finally decided to take my pain management into my own hands.

All the doctors want to do is pump me full of narcotics and opiates that tear up my stomach and make me feel loopy.

I had a close friend tell me to look into medical marijuana. I had never smoked before and didn’t think it was for me.

I was wrong.

There are so many different ways to ingest it other than just smoking and ALL of them took away my back pain. The best part is that I’m able to grow my own medication. Without any insurance I’m saving SO much money.

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