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A Few Snaps Of My Favorite- Again...

Posted: Sun Jun 07, 2009 9:42 pm
by jkochuni
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Re: A Few Snaps Of My Favorite- Again...

Posted: Sun Jun 07, 2009 9:49 pm
by Matt
Wow, those are really gorgeous. I can't wait to get mine from BCP. What are the growing conditions for yours right now Jason?

Re: A Few Snaps Of My Favorite- Again...

Posted: Sun Jun 07, 2009 10:05 pm
by jkochuni
Here are a few pics of the setup. I grow the majority of my plants in a small greenhouse, but for the plants I use for TC I grow indoors with the aid of the following setup...

Three inches from light source
Two T12 cool white bulbs
Humidity dome over tray
Top water

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Re: A Few Snaps Of My Favorite- Again...

Posted: Sun Jun 07, 2009 10:17 pm
by devon
wow :shock:

Re: A Few Snaps Of My Favorite- Again...

Posted: Sun Jun 07, 2009 10:22 pm
by jkochuni
Now if I only had one flowering size. I so want to get a Bohemian Garnet culture going. :(

Re: A Few Snaps Of My Favorite- Again...

Posted: Sun Jun 07, 2009 11:44 pm
by Matt
jkochuni wrote:Now if I only had one flowering size. I so want to get a Bohemian Garnet culture going. :(
I hear ya!

Do you have any problems with mold with the indoor setup? How long have they been growing like that? They look awfully wet and I was wondering how you're able to keep algae, mold and fungus away from them.

Re: A Few Snaps Of My Favorite- Again...

Posted: Mon Jun 08, 2009 1:41 am
by afh928
yeah, i'm gonna need a division of one of your BG's man, name your price lol. :mrgreen:

Re: A Few Snaps Of My Favorite- Again...

Posted: Mon Jun 08, 2009 9:15 pm
by Adam
Yes, please do let us know how on earth you don't have nasties like algae, damp off, mildew and fungus growing in there yet! :shock:

Maybe the top watering is the trick?

Re: A Few Snaps Of My Favorite- Again...

Posted: Mon Jun 08, 2009 10:51 pm
by lozone31
that is a fine looking plant! 8-)

Re: A Few Snaps Of My Favorite- Again...

Posted: Mon Jun 08, 2009 11:44 pm
by jkochuni
I think Grant is right when he says top watering is the key. I also try and keep the plants out of direct sunlight. So far I have not had any problems with mold and such. They have been growing in these conditions for at least 3/4 months, and I try and top water the plants ever three/four days. I do not keep any water in the bottom of the tray.

Re: A Few Snaps Of My Favorite- Again...

Posted: Tue Jun 09, 2009 12:50 am
by jkochuni
I think another key is making sure to remove the dome once per day for several minutes.

Re: A Few Snaps Of My Favorite- Again...

Posted: Tue Jun 09, 2009 9:41 pm
by grant
jkochuni wrote:I think Grant is right when he says top watering is the key. I also try and keep the plants out of direct sunlight. So far I have not had any problems with mold and such. They have been growing in these conditions for at least 3/4 months, and I try and top water the plants ever three/four days. I do not keep any water in the bottom of the tray.
I think that top watering was actually the problem. Maybe if you only top water; and dont bottom water at all, things will be ok. But I was using a spray bottle/mister AND bottom watering; which led to mold and mold gnats (or whatever they are called).

Re: A Few Snaps Of My Favorite- Again...

Posted: Tue Jun 09, 2009 10:39 pm
by afh928
if you alternate watering from top and bottom you have to make sure that you don't do both at the same time, meaning..if there is water in the tray, don't use your mister/spray bottle. Let your tray dry out for a day, THEN top water. Then, when the soil is almost dry, fill the tray. pretty simple but REALLY effective to keep mold and stuff in check. it's what i do.