|Basic Grow Guide with The Buddha|
Growing Basics with the Big Buddha!
Hi there readers, I am going to demonstrate what we would do using the most popular single light a 600w and a grow space of around a metre square, We think this is on average what space personal growers have and in the end result , will have adequate personal smoke to see you through till the next crop as well as enough spare to cover the costs and plenty of enjoyment for you and your friends, Ok we have already cloned a tray of 24 plants allowing for a few mistakes you will eventually only need 16 the rest could either make a nice gift or go into the mother room.
From clone they are put into 1 litre pots of good Dutch high grade soil mixed with perlite to the ratio of 60soil/40perlite turning the mix into a very light mixture which will hold plenty of air, this will be its home for the next 3 to 4 weeks.
Good Dutch soil
The ratios we put in each are around 35% each both coco and soil 20% perlite then about 10% worm castings, bat guano you only need a handful for each pot, but make sure its well mixed in, We have put this mix up against using pure soil and pots using only coco and this mix above, always outperforms both!, its like having the best of both worlds.
We like to buy good quality brands rather than buying more cheaper products here in Spain we still bring in quality Dutch soil rather than the cheap local stuff, this is the same in the uk normally compost is made outdoors intended for outdoor use so when potting indoors with cheaper outdoor made compost there always chances of getting pests and larvae's in the mix , with the Dutch specialised for indoor use their soil is kept in warehouses with UV lights killing all pests and larvae's so there never any problems with pests later on, for spider mites, we spray every 3 days till pests are totally gone, also, we like to change sprays to a different brand/formula, so the spider mite are constantly barraged with different killer mixes, after spray has worked ,we spay with clean water then order some Phytoseiulus, top predators, then we set them onto the plants cleaning, up every last pest , in flowering , check the spray, your using , but usually you can get away with pest sprays up until around 4 weeks into flowering if you get mites during the last crucial weeks get some predators fast, if infestation gets worse try using a vacuum cleaner, hold buds, lift up underside of leaves and let the vacuum nozzle suck off the mites using your hands to protect the bud.
Ok we fill the first 5 to 10 cms of the pot with clay pebbles, make sure they have been washed through with water, then we put the mixture in, pot up and place into room, for the next 2 weeks you only need to feed water, before its first week of flowering nutrients at half strength over the years we have experimented with many different nutrients from all over Europe, We have several crops continuously going on around Europe and nutrients are varied, one nutrient we have all tried and like is Advanced nutrients from Canada, we noticed that overall there were consistently better yields and healthier plants using Advanced, they have also a great range of totally organic nutrients, so it is well worth taking a look.
Drying and curing
Enjoy much peace and love