Thanks for you interest in my grow and growing organically. First and foremost, I have not used Humboldt Natural in a Hydroponics System. From my experiences, nearly all lines out there will create bio slime, salt build ups, and more. It wasn't until Grower's Secret came out with their METHOD that I decided to give their nutes a run through my hydro and aeroponics systems. In the past I've done Bio Bizz, General Organics, and Botanicare - what I really like about Grower's Secret is that it is 100% Organic, not 100% Natural which means some synthetics are in the mix and preservatives such as EDTA, ammonia, etc... I am really hardcore into an organic lifestyle.
I use Grower's Secret Professional (Patented Mushroom Technology, this is what really sets the line apart from anything else on the market.), Expand (Humic & Fulvic Acid with Kelp. It is a soy based protein hydrolysate), Punch (stabilized earthworm castings), Vitalize (mychorrizea and trichoderma that is the same quality as Great White but HALF the price per pound), Energize (molasses to help feed microbial activity and increase BRIX- Carbo Load), Thicken (kelp, filled with cytokinins which is a natural biostimulant in itself), and Grower's SEcret Nitrogen which is a 16-0-0 plant based, salt free, and available immediately to your plants. I have literally seen some of my yellow leaves during flower - because of too much P & K and not quite enough Nitrogen - go from yellow to turn green in a half hour period. The plant absorbs ALL of the Nitrogen immediately!)
Grower's Secret really has some amazing products that fill a void in the Organic Hydroponics/Medical market.
My partner and I have used every hydro system out there from recirculating to aeroponics. We have seen best results with aero. currently i am looking into fogponics and will probably be running tests here in a short while.
In regards to veg it depends on the strain. As little as 4 weeks and as much as 8. But this also totally depends if we're talking indoor growing or my outdoor trees :-)
Whenever possible, i always go greenhouse because there is not a single light on this planet that can compare to the sun. Yield, trichomes, and overall health of the plant is dramatically better while under sun. I like 1000 watt lights but then u get hot rooms where u needs fans and ducts. Currently testing out a few different LED's to see if they can hold up and produce during flowering. so far a few have the potential.
And for strains, we grow all kinds. The ones you're referring to I believe are the Super Lemon Haze, but at the same time it could be Diablo OG.
I mostly attribute the success of the grow to:
2) Grower's Secret Professional, Patented Mushroom Technology
3) High Quality Organic Nutrients
4) Having the philosophy that the reason we bring plants indoor is to MAXIMIZE and make an OPTIMAL growing environment while keeping in mind the NATURAL PROCESS and doing your best to implement it.
Thanks for your support Mrmm...I love talking growing and love this Industry. Please feel free to ask more questions and let me know anyway I can help man.
MOSTLY SATIVA PLANTS IN THESE PICS.
WE HAVE BEEN DEALING WITH EXTREME HEAT SO YIELD AND PLANTS AREN'T LOOKING AS GOOD AS THEY SHOULD BUT THEY'RE STILL DECENT.
I JUST HAVE VERY HIGH STANDARDS AND LOVE TO GIVE ME LADIES WHAT THEY NEED!
IT WAS WAY WAY TOO HOT SO WE HAD TO BRING THEM INDOOR, EVEN WITH WATER CHILLERS, AC SYSTEMS AND MORE IN THE GREENHOUSE WAS TOO TOO HOT. NEXT GROW WILL BE MORE GORGEOUS
Edited by 420 Organics, 29 August 2012 - 06:48 PM.
adding more pics