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    Quote Originally Posted by KingThomas View Post
    I have a ton of experience growing hydroponic cannabis.
    Wanna go into partnership?
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    Quote Originally Posted by nocturn View Post
    Do you add a couple handfulls of hydrated lime when you turn over your dirt? Its good practice to do so. That will absolutely stop End Rot.
    I haven't used lime yet - I'll give that a try when I rotate out the crops. I add my own compost when I turn the dirt over and that usually does the trick, but it ain't enough for the Marzanos. Not having any issues with the peppers, cucumbers, corn, other tomatoes, etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Salty Dog View Post
    I haven't used lime yet - I'll give that a try when I rotate out the crops. I add my own compost when I turn the dirt over and that usually does the trick, but it ain't enough for the Marzanos. Not having any issues with the peppers, cucumbers, corn, other tomatoes, etc.
    I would suggest doing it every time you turn the soil. Calcium is thee most utilized element in tomatoes. More than any other. You'll also notice a much improved flavor, color and faster ripening to them.

    You've probably stripped the soil of availible Ca. or what those Marzanos think is a suitable level.

    In the meanwhile you can mix Hydrated Lime with water (h2o soluble) and pour directly onto the root system unlike standard lime. You should give that a try. You'll notice results in about a week.
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    And dont worry about over doing the Lime, it wont burn the roots like a fert. The plant will only absorb what it needs and at its own rate. The bag will tell you the app ratios. A 5# bag runs about $4 at your local full service Garden Center. You wont find it at a Big Box. They usually only sell pelletized lime which is a slow release and meant for lawns, not veggies.
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    Sounds good - thanks!

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    When I lived in SoCal my dad told me we needed to treat my soil with lyme and for my plot I used two 5 lb. bags. It worked great. That summer I had a tremendous yield.

    I also made my own compost that really helped when I planted my starts. The slugs were the problem I never solved in. Early spring. The idea was to get my plants far enough along so the slugs couldn't hurt them . My green bean starts (my absolute favorite vegetable) were the ones the slugs went after. It is why I never went with my own starts and just got them from Lowes or Home Depot.
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    I can't grow a ton of stuff being that the wife and I are in an apartment. Which is also north facing. So its mainly succulents and few other things.

    My plumeria are all at my parents house in Hermosa. I did receive a bag of plumeria seeds if anyone is interested in some. I've never grown them from seeds though. Let me know if anyone is interested.
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    OK kids, how come the crops?

    We're mowing Green Beans/Squash/Eggplant like mad at my crib, and the Maters and Cucumbers are coming in where we may be canning here in a week or two.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KRC1221 View Post
    I can't grow a ton of stuff being that the wife and I are in an apartment. Which is also north facing. So its mainly succulents and few other things.

    My plumeria are all at my parents house in Hermosa. I did receive a bag of plumeria seeds if anyone is interested in some. I've never grown them from seeds though. Let me know if anyone is interested.
    I have a couple of Plumeria's from Hawaii but I have never seen a seed pod, would love to try growing them. If they are still available I will pm you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrm55 View Post
    Wanna go into partnership?
    LOL

    Until the Feds say it's cool (or at least approved for recreation at our state level), I'll stick to micro-scale cultivating for my family's medical needs with our Cali approval. I was associated with a care provider collective a few years ago on a larger scale growing facility, but was not interested in making money while still a federal crime, so I got away once the dispensary thing took off. I was literally in it for helping patients in need, and it was a fun gardening hobby.

    I am more than happy to answer any questions you may have though. I spent hours concocting nutrient solutions, messing with lights of all kinds, ventilation. I've done ebb and flow, drip, aeroponic, hybrid systems with rock wool, hydroton, lava rock, coco. You name it. Anything from pump brands to light wattage, coverage, heat exchange. I've kept journals!

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