The true test: my first no-till.

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

  1. Ya, for sure, but that’s what insurance is for. Might get to move back in in a week or so.

    Thanks, I gotta keep an eye on Jack the Ripper, my supplier had a couple herm out on him.


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  2. Plants look good man! Glad your okay! Fighting Aphids on my roses outside, did a lady bug release after a week of spraying to get the population under control. Lady bugs are cheap and easy to keep in place and start breeding if you spray them and the plants you release them on with molasses. I use them indoors too.


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  3. Got some on the way, this was a pretty bad year for them. I have them on a couple of my other gardens too. The ladybugs should do the trick. Thanks!


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  4. I usually do two orders of lady bugs because they’ll eat everything, including their own eggs and larva.
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  5. Lady bugs come today. It’s been in the 90s for the past week and it’s not showing any signs of cooling down soon. Did a topdress of ewc and compost with some neem and kelp about a week ago. Watering everyday with plain, and setting down the greenhouse to raise humidity to cope with this insane summer. Plants show no signs of stress, the cherrygasm popped out a pretty cool leaf mutation. I’ve never seen one like this, anyone else? [​IMG]
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  6. Covered the roof , it was over 105f and it was just past noon. Also released ladybugs. Hopefully this will take care of some heat stress and the aphids still hanging around.




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  7. Plants are happy, 2 1/2 gal of water per pot every 2-3 days. If it’s in the 90s I cover the roof for the hottest part of the day and spray down everything. There growing super fast and getting tall! I’m going to throw a trellis across the top while I still can, and train from below the canopy. Got kinda tight in the past week. I’ll have some spots cut out to stand up too. [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]




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  8. Put a trellis in to get a good spread and support. Four are at about 5 ft tall and one (dark helmet) is getting close 4.5ft. [​IMG]I have to get down and “squat walk” to prune and train. There are some openings by every plant so I can stand up and get a good look from all angles. They’re already smelling really good, with the right wind I can smell them across the yard [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]




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  9. I have one branch on one plant doing some funky stuff. It’s growing but all of the new growth is twisting. It was real hot a week ago (90-100f), but it has been pretty nice lately. Started 3 days ago. Last foliar spray was neem meal tea (at night). I noticed it before I sprayed but it wasn’t half as twisty. [​IMG]
    Any advice welcome, going to get a better look tomorrow.




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  10. #52 Nugz626, Jul 25, 2018
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  11. Get a magnifying x100 loupe and check that plant closely, I think curly leaves MAY be a sign of broad mites. (they are super tiny so you need at least x100 scope to see them)
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  12. Ya I was leaning towards that too, I have thrips right now, they’re dieing off, killed the aphids in the beginning, I’m waiting for a new scope, mine got tossed when we had the fire. Really hope it’s not them bastards. I’ve been cycling through neem, insecticidal soap, azamax, and green cure for mildew. I need to get some Spinosad. I also have some more lady bugs on the way. Should be here today. I’m gonna keep them dormant till I get this under control.
     
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  13. So far so good, pests are under control for now. There are no new twists. Scoped a lot of leaves and found some eggs. I’ve been alternating sprays every 3-4 days. Seems to be working for now. Released ladybugs 3 day ago. Some have left some stayed. Plants seem to be stretching so I did a topdress for flower; ewc, compost, neem, kelp, crab meal, alfalfa, and rock dusts. Also added some aeration and some more lime. Should be set for flower. [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]




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  14. Top dress kicked in! They’re growing fast, might have to take the roof off if they don’t slow down. Sprayed them last night with some soap. So far nothing to out of control as far as pests.. There was weeds taking over all around the greenhouse and I wasn’t sure if this would be a beneficial decoy or if it was bringing bad bugs in.. I smoked one and decided to chop them down. Also a couple of days ago I started my first ferments. Banana ffj and a local pear ffj. Gonna start these once a week (alternating)Tuesday or Wednesday. [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]




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  15. Sprayed them with some spinosad tonight after seeing some two spotted mites under a leaf. Lady bugs should be here tomorrow. Going to release 1500 and keep 1500 dormant for a week then release. As far as feeding is going, nothing crazy, I’m testing a banana ffj on a tomato plant then possibly using it for a feeding. My pear is defiantly more active. I’ll post some pics tomorrow of the plants, they have really stretched out and a couple are just forming little flowers




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  16. I use a Banana FFJ once a week normally. Not this cycle because I pushed to hard last cycle with new soil, started foxtailing on me. Plants love it though and it really helps pack on some weight!


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  17. Gave them there first feeding of banana ffj this morning. Also released 1500 lady bugs. I have 1500 more in the fridge and predator mites will be here next week.. Hopefully my army takes care of business!




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