The true test: my first no-till.

Discussion in 'Organic Growing' started by Nugz626, May 9, 2018.

  1. I decided to take advantage of the start of summer by jumping straight into no-till. I’ve done a lot of reading and researching recipes and I believe I have most of what is suggested with a little of my own twist. I have 5 20lb smart pots and 4 10lb. 10s are getting amended, and the 5 20s are getting a fresh batch of the new living soil.

    Soil recipe:
    3.5 cu. ft. Spag peat
    3 cu. ft. of composed cow manure
    .5 cu. ft. of compost I started last year.
    3.5 cu. ft. Of red lava rock

    Amendments: (4-5 cups of each)
    Malted barley

    Minerals: (4-6 cups of each)
    Rock dust
    Green sand

    Made some Biochar on the garden and activated it in some heave fungal worm castings and tossed that in too.

    Cooked soil for two weeks and filled the 20s today and planted alfalfa. Got about a week before I can use the 10s, the obis are almost done!

    I germinated 10 Strawberry coughs(SC) and 5 Super skunks(SS) 2 days ago and put them in straight peat in a mini greenhouse outside (upside down fish tank) Shitty thing is, they’re all reg seeds! I bought the wrong seeds! So my game plan it to keep it simple, keep the “winners,” sex them, collect from a stud male, and possibly use it for breeding down the road. We will see what happens. Hoping the male to female is at least 50/50, really want some SC grown organically.

    Since this is my first no-till, feel free to shout out some tips and pointers!
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  2. Looks neat..

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  3. From my umderstanding pollen dosnt keep long...atleast if never had luck with keeping pollen good luck though
  4. Sounds great! Should turn out nicely for you.
  5. What did you try, I was thinking about freezing it for a couple months then using??

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  6. Hope so!

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  7. Made some changes today.. Bought 5 clones, 5 strains. They are going in the 20gal pots with new soil, and the keepers from the seeds are gonna fit in where they can.

    Clones added:

    Cherrygasm #3 by Subcool
    Dark helmet by Oceangrown
    Shangri-La by Deep Roots Harvest
    Jack the Ripper #3 by Subcool
    Cheese #3 Uk breeder

    Privacy screen coming tomorrow, I have a couple more adjustments to the roof. Then it’s on!


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  8. I've stored pollen in a small plastic bag with a few grains of rice and kept it in a cool, dark, dry place. Use a paintbrush later. I've done this many times. Do not freeze it.
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  9. What's happening to your seeds?

    It might be due to the fact that you're planting them in "straight" peat...
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  10. Couple seeds were moldy, had a pest problem that took a bunch. Little flea looking bugs and slugs. The straight peat didn’t help either. Just a bunch of shit I wasn’t ready for. At least the clones look happy.

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