In these pages we will explore questions submitted regarding grow problems.
We will share our data and the vast resources available to us, please share with
your tips and experience with us. Lets make this truly a site of, by
and for the people.
“Dirt vs. Hydro”? Wrong. Dirt or hydro?
Better. In the experience available to us, we could argue either
way, there are good things about both.
Hydro. Or not to Hydro,
that is the question. More CONs & PROs.
Hydro: lightweight growing medium, always
watered-no guessing if it’s too wet or too dry, fewer potential for bugs
and bug habitat, lots of new products to try.
Dirt. PROs & CONs;
It's a dirty job, but some like it.
more stable medium … temperature,
ph, etc., less “how-to” knowledge to start off, organic benefits of the
earth (depending on where you get it) easier access to
growing materials, i.e., Fred Meyer, etc., more readily available information
on “how to do it in the dirt”.
Feed. Nutrition and other
Fertilizer FAQs. Including formulas.
Pests. (aside from the
Big Blue Mean Ones) The Not-so-mighty mite, among others …
(Breaking down the set up) step-by-step; from Cheap to Keep.
For the apartment dweller (classic closet grows!) and those who can barely
afford sunshine (or to wait for it, rather) as well as those with long
term systems. FAQs by System Component or Area, like …
High Tech (pun intended), including …
Totally Auto Grows; automatically watered, remote camera observed and
PC controlled systems. Also, grows shared on-line. Which would
lead to …
On-line Pictures and Video clips; both on
the set up of various types of systems as well as the sprouting and maintenance
of the plants themselves. Such as …
'spreading' - pinching or clipping the 'grow end'
'sexing' - separating the female/male plants (and
<glossary for the vocabulary of the newbie>
How to use a looking glass (microscope or
other lens) - what to look for.
The grow cycle; how much hours & when?
Ventilation and …
Odor Control …
Sources! And Networks
… how about the Classifieds? Caveat Emptor! Some tips about
used equipment. Also, Gro-lite stores, Nurserys and other OMMA friendly
biz. And beyond! Seeds, Sprouts & other sources …
the 'Clone Ranger';
what is a 'mature' plant, what is a seedling -v- a clone -v- 'immature'?
How do you get them and, of course, what is the law on this matter?
Just to name a few! We may even have time for a chuckle
or two along the way. Email us your topic today!!
INDEX to - Chapter 1 - HYDRO SUPPLIES AND BASIC GROWING TECHNIQUES