Growing in the southwest

Discussion in 'New Mexico (NM)' started by nmkush, Jan 6, 2012.

  1. GATXBUCK

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    New Mexicann in Santa Fe and Sandia Botanicals in ABQ.There was talk @ New Mexicann of possibly making it a monthly or bi-monthly thing...TBA.The clones came from Sandia.They also have some 4 weeks younger,about 12"H,for half the price of the larger ones.They have 2 Flo's out right now about 18"-20",wide & bushy and a nice dark green.The grower said he was going to flower the 2 I bought,a super silver haze and an ak-47 high cbd, in about10-14 days.Got a 4' dbl bulb t5,54 watt high output w/8900 lumens for $40 and $10 per bulb.Bought a 100' ext cord for $15 and cut 15' off w/the plug,figured I may need the leftover cord down the road.
     
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  2. GATXBUCK

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    Does anyone know where to get good qaulity 5 gallon buckets for a decent price?Ive been told to stay away from Home Depots buckets,the intense light has em cracking in no time.
     
  3. StonerCasper

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    oh ya I got a clone/plant from sandia botanticals "cloneing exchange class" about a year ago. It was a nice healthy looking clone/Plant. I enjoyed the class and people I met. Now about a couple weeks later I was infested with spider mites and I had never had them befor in the years of growing. So after i started inquireing around about SB and found out that they have a real bad spider mite problem and idk y itherthey cant get rid of them or they dont care.. iv learned not to listen to rumers but i got an infested plant from them and it hurt my garden bad. did you have a problem like this at all?
     
  4. GATXBUCK

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    The grower told me they have mites because they grow organically and can only control them but not completely get rid of em.I nuked em 3 days ago and havent seen any...I'll be staying on top of that.They have one of those cloning classes coming up soon I believe.Ive got a 78x78x78 tent arriving tomorrow...huntin a light system now.I'm thinking 600 watt hps w/air cooled hood.I'm cookin co2 w/ sugar & yeast,is there any chance of giving them too much with that setup?I stuck the air tube in a small fan thats blowing on them.It kicks a little bubble out 50x per minute.
     
  5. StonerCasper

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    wow, so then they sale there buds with mites on them?? I f you have a spidermite problem in your flowering room then the buds are going to have them all in side.. or am i wrong?

    im not to expierenced with Co2 but I believe there is always a chance of overdoing it. toxic level for everything. (ecept Cannabis) lol. but i am diping into it now a little bit and I am a quick learner. Are you in the Albq. area??
     
  6. GATXBUCK

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    No,they did't have mites on them when sold,just a few eggs.The grower let me know he had treated them (organicaly) and told me what to look for and some options for control/extermination,I appreciate his honesty.I see my original quote was a little misleading.Optimal amount of co2 for mj seems to be about 1500ppm or so.Too miuch will hurt them.The air we breathe is 450-600 ppm's so you need to get it upwards of 1000 ppm's to make a noticable difference...or thats what Ive gathered from digging around on the internet.I don't think you can over do it w/ the small sugar /yeast setup but not 100% on that yet (not sure I'ts making enough to do much good either,I'll revisit this issue in a week or so after I'm up and runnin).I thought picking out a tent was tough but lights have me stumped a bit.Magnetic or digital/600 or 1000 watt/what type hood/a very wide price range.I am pretty much sold on an air cooled hood, runnig the charcoal filter through the same duct.I need to get em too the flower room next weekend so I have a little time to look around some more.Probably a hood online but I think I will pay a few more $ and get a ballast locally (ABQ) because of the hassle and costs associated with returns/warranties thru the mail,assuming the "store" is even in buisness in a year or 2 when your equipment blows up.They sure took to the transplant and the happy frog nicely...kicked into another gear.
     
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  7. StonerCasper

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    wow i think even eggs are not good?? wow. oh well anyways . the problem on your light set up i would go with digital of course and I personally like to buy light from HTG Supply. they got good prices and great warranties.... every time i seen a local price it is always more then what I can get from a reliable source online. have you heard of the CO2 Bags that they sale for the grow room? have you had any experience with them? I was going to try them out on my garden and see. what you think?
     
  8. GATXBUCK

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    I almost bought one of those c02 bags for this 2nd grow but decided to wait untill my next one and I will be able to get a better idea how much if any difference it makes.Unless I can find a cheap c02 bottle and regulator when I make a trip home (west tex) in a few months.Most info Ive found on the bags seems to be positive except that they are only good for a certain amount of time after they are made so if they have been on the shelf long they could be near worthless.From what I understand,they have no expiration date on them but that info could have been a few years old.I keep forgetting to look for an expiration when I go to my hydro supply,maybe they date them now.

    To follow up on those first 2 clones,I had a small problem w/mites,but PM ended up being my biggest battle (my fault from running 2 humidifiers most the time just to get my humidity up to the upper 30's and letting it get past 80% twice).Managed to get it under control and wound up with a larger yield than expected.I'll put it this way,for every $1 I put into this 1st grow totally from scratch (tent,lights,fans,filters,nutes etc) I got back $5 worth of bud @ dispensery prices,and that was only 2 plants,half my limit.Cigar wraps are now my greatest expense,with butter & coconut oil being a close 2nd :jointsmile:
     
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