Archive for November, 2011

Ecofactory – Detention Center Hydroponic Greenhouse with Debra Taylor: Part 1

http://www.ecofactory.com – Deputy Debra Taylor gives us a your through the hydroponic greenhouse and fish farm in the Sanford, Florida women’s detention center. As a part of this program, certain inmates are allowed to help with the cultivating and harvesting of these fish and produce, which are then fed in the cafeteria or staff lounge, cutting costs in the prison. This operation is sustainable and gives the inmates a breath of fresh air. Part 1 of 2.

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Boise Home Hydroponic Window Farm

Recently installed kitchen hydroponic windowfarm. Uses water pump to circulate the water from a 2 gallon reservoir through 10 hanging pots. Climbing rope is used to hang the pots. The system is hooked up to a timer that turns it on once for ten minutes every 3 hours to cut down on electricity use and keep the annoying pump noise to a minimum.

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Jungle Juice Nutrients-The Results-Hydroponics Secrets

Advanced Nutrients presents Hydroponics Secrets with host Erik Biksa. In this episode we have a look at the results in a hydroponic garden testing Advanced Nutrients Jungle Juice Grow Micro Bloom hydroponics nutrients.

Advanced Nutrients – Jungle Juice

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Drip Top Feed Hydroponic System Home-made

Advanced Nutrients Big Bud FlowerThis is my first attempt to create a drip based hydroponic system.

I have painted the white bucket black to block light after this video was filmed.

I built this system with a 5 gallon reservoir. The pump is a 6.5 watt 60gph pond pump that if left running 24×7 would cost 8.7cents a month. The system only runs for 30 minutes every 3 hours. The way the system works is when the electricity is turned on the pump pumps water through rock wool, and it drips into the 2 gallon reservoir. As the reservoir fills up the fogger starts running. Once the 2 gallon reservoir fills 3/4 way to the top and overflow drain lets the water trickle back down to the 5 gallon reservoir splashing and creating oxygenation. The rest of the time the roots are in air and nutrient fog which provides plenty of air to the roots. The splashing that occurs when the pump is running oxygenates the reservoir enough. It is important to grow this in a medium that retains moisture as the pump is not always on. Also I build this system to support a single large rose bush. I do not have the space to dedicate to a multi pot setup. If I wanted I could add a Texas Controller to and add more pots to the system.

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How High? Super-Stoner Tips for Marijuana Maximization

In my previous article, I talked about a time when I needed more and more marijuana to feel what I used to feel with less marijuana. Everybody has their own relationship with the healing herb, but me personally- I got to the point that I only felt a mild buzz smoking nearly-pure THC concentrate and could not even feel the strongest regular whole bud.

So I started researching ways to keep on getting high and enjoying it, without causing myself problems. I now offer you some tips to help you make the most of marijuana in your life:

• Take a break. Unless your medical needs require that you dose yourself all the time just to keep pain or other symptoms at bay, try not using marijuana every day. Take a few days break until your brain feels unstoned again. This has the added benefit of clearing your cannabinoid receptors so you feel more of your high, and can better judge how strong your weed is if you’re a buyer or grower. If you want to judge the potency and quality of marijuana, you need a clean brain. Three to five days without getting high is a minimum for that. When you smoke again after a period of cessation, your brain is more neutral and fresh, so you can better evaluate the potency and qualities of your marijuana.

• Use different types of marijuana, different forms of it, and different methods of use. Many marijuana lovers sense that the brain habituates to a particular cannabinoid profile when you use the same strain of marijuana over and over. This might mean that your brain loves that strain and is adapted to it beneficially, or it might mean that your brain after a while no longer gives you anything fun when you use that strain. So try using strains that are radically different from the ones you’re used to. If you’re regularly using Kush, try using a pure Sativa, or vice versa. Mix up the types of hydroponics marijuana you grow or use, and see if it improves your ability to feel and enjoy the high.

Continue reading…

http://bigbudsmag.com/lifestyle/medicine/article/how-high-super-stoner-tips-marijuana-maximization-october-2011

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Hydroponics Marijuana Growers: Kill Your pH Meter Now!

Advanced Nutrients Big Bud FlowerHydroponics marijuana growers have a love-hate relationship with hydroponics pH meters, and for good reason.

Marijuana plants’ roots can’t absorb all the essential nutrients your plants need unless the root zone environment and nutrients water are in a narrow range of pH. People argue about what range that is, but general agreement pegs it at 5.7-6.3.

Problem is, in most places, the water you get from the tap, rivers, rain, wells, reverse osmosis or elsewhere is not guaranteed to be in that ideal range. Out of pH range means your plants have nutrient deficiencies that harm their growth and yield.

And because of that, hydroponics growers have long labored with the hassle and expense of pH metering and adjustment.

Probably you and I could write a book about the hassles we have to put up with because of pH. Here’s a short list: pH meters are unreliable, no matter how expensive they are; pH meter electrodes fail and have to be replaced; pH meter electrodes have to be stored in special liquid that evaporates and then the electrode fails; pH meters go off calibration no matter how much you calibrate them; you can have two expensive pH meters (such as the BlueLab), calibrate them side by side, dip them into the same water, and come out with different readings; you can have two meters properly calibrated, take a reading, wait a few hours, take another reading of the exact same water, and it will be different; you have to use additives to get your water to go up or down in pH and you can often spend 30 minutes watching it ping-pong back and forth; pH adjustment chemicals are caustic and can burn you or your marijuana plants; inferior hydroponics nutrients (the majority of hydroponics nutrients are inferior) interact with water to change pH, especially during the course of a reservoir’s nutrients cycle; each root zone media (such as rockwool, coco coir, Pro-Mix, etc.) has its own way of interacting with pH, and on and on and on.

 

Read more:

http://bigbudsmag.com/grow/article/hydroponics-marijuana-growers-kill-your-ph-meter-now-october-2011

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