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Old 07-14-2007, 01:02 PM
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Hi Hempy,
I'm currently givig this a try. I mix mineral and organic here. I hotglued an airstone to the bottom of the bucket. The plant grows like on cruise control. In early stages I use mineral ferts, later on I switch to organic (teas) as I've done it before in soil and coco. It's a very low maintainance system.
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Old 07-14-2007, 02:51 PM
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Great stuff Missile Mike,

She looks happy in the hempy,healthy gal,got to try one soon.

peace MMike,an all.
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Old 07-16-2007, 07:01 PM
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Quick update . The calyxes are swollen, because I pollinated her with some Ogerskush pollen I happened to have att.
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Old 07-18-2007, 01:38 PM
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Greetings, I gotta tell ya, I've tried this method twice so far, and out of two attempts, I've killed two plants.

The 1st was a femenized mazar, after she died early on, I decided not to waste good genes on a experiment so I tried it with a lowrider. Again, it died too after about three weeks. Atleast on the 2nd attempt I got further.

I started from seed previously, and i'd love for this to work, I may try again, but using a plant that was started in soil and is atleast 3 weeks old too.

I have no idea wh thet keep dying.
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Hi every one i thort id add this system of growing i use and have used from the erly to mid 80s , As most of you that know me will all ready know that im a belive in simplicity and things that work and i only realy state facts that i have experencet from hands on.

I like the hempy bucket becouse of its simplicity and the price of the system (ITS FREE ) to make and has no moveing parts that can fail and once the plant has started its root system you can basicly water and forget it for 2 days or 3 depending on temps and you can grow eny strain from sativa to indica in it .

I basicly got the idear from my first hydro kit i ever got that was a tamato hydro kit and i found it realy easy to understand ,It was basicly an aquponic set up and the guy i had got it from i whent back a few years later telling him about my creation and how i got it from his idear and the look on his face and smile sed it all ,Iv spoken to a few people in the hydro industry about it and they all tell me it wont work it will couse root rot so on well there all rong becouse this method works and they say a picture is worth a 100 wards right lol.

I AM NOT SAYING THIS METHOD IS THE BEST BUT What i am saying is its a option and a easy cheep way to grow hydroponicly and nothing more, I have tryed a lot of methods and have all ways gone back to this.


To make a hempy bucket is simple all you need to do is this

Get your self a bucket eny colour but clear as you will end up with algy forming as the nutes react to the light .

The size of the bucket can very from 1 gal (4lt) to 5gal (20lt) ruffly i personaly like useing a 10 lt bucket and have had up to 19 oz cured yield from a single bucket but it depends on the strain and given phino .

Once you have your bucket then get a drill and drill a drain hole in the side of the bucket about 2 inch from the bottom , The drain hole can be around 7/16.

And the medium i use is perlite/vermiculite at around 3 to 4 parts perlite to 1 part vermiculite.You can use volcanic rocks but personaly i found the perlite / vermiculite a lot better in meany ways.

All you need to do now is basicly add the rooted clone or seedling water with nutes and thats it,I would water it daily until the tap root and root system has headed down to the res but once you see a desent growth rate id then start to water every 2 days.

The only thing rong with it is you need to hand water and you get run off from the drain hole thats it and as far as checking your PH well the only time you need to do that is when you mix your nutes i like useing a PH of 6.2 PH .

If you want to ask me questions feel free .


Like i sed im not stateing this methods is the best just saying its a option and a free one and it works and works well ................hempy
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Old 07-18-2007, 05:42 PM
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Hi videoman40,

hempy is the guy who has the best info on this,but what color was your plant?Yellow,green(light/dark).

What nutes,correct dosage?Did they wilt? did they fry? Water amounts?

Is it your first hydro go,have you got any more info ,i am sure this will help you alot better with the more details you supply.

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Old 07-18-2007, 08:05 PM
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I have seen plants with stem rot in hempys and with serious nutrient lockout as well due to ph issues. My guess is ppl tend to overwater which is said to be impossible with them, but given the fact the plant stands in a puddle of water with low ambient temperature, rot still may happen. It's passive 'dro after all, so monitoring the runoff water and adjusting the ph and ec value in advance may be advisable. I have an additional airstone in the bucket that supplies additional oxygen to the roots. A moisture meter is stuck in the perlite and I only water when it says "almost dry". With this regime the plants grow like on cruise control. I have just made a new improved bucket that I'm going to try soon. I call them hempys "pee buckets", because they just are buckets that pee. With my new made one I hotglued a hose in the hole for the runoff water. That way I even don't have to move the plant, because when watering I can point the hose to a vessel, that collects the runoff, no more dripping out of the hole! That runoff can then be checked for ph and ec values.
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Old 07-19-2007, 04:52 AM
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If you are experiencing root rot, deficiencys or killing plants with this method you're doing some wrong for sure.
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Old 07-19-2007, 06:17 AM
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I have not done hempy buckets myself, but am planning on doing an automated perlite grow with drippers and dutch pots, which act a lot like hempy buckets with the built in res.

I do know that perlite is used in many hydroculture food crops and is said to be a good medium

I would suggest people that are having rot issues wait until they see a slight droop in the plants leaves, and only water when this is seen. Doing this will insure no root rot as the roots must be thouroughly dry in order for the plant to begin wilting.

My plants regularly get a little droopy, but since i check them daily I can water them almost instantly when it happens.

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Old 07-19-2007, 06:36 AM
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If you are experiencing root rot, deficiencys or killing plants with this method you're doing some wrong for sure.
You're definitely right about that.

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I have not done hempy buckets myself, but am planning on doing an automated perlite grow with drippers and dutch pots, which act a lot like hempy buckets with the built in res.

I do know that perlite is used in many hydroculture food crops and is said to be a good medium

I would suggest people that are having rot issues wait until they see a slight droop in the plants leaves, and only water when this is seen. Doing this will insure no root rot as the roots must be thouroughly dry in order for the plant to begin wilting.

My plants regularly get a little droopy, but since i check them daily I can water them almost instantly when it happens.

hth

Be safe

Alaska
Same regime here Alaska, no probs with rot in whatever medium I use. A good technique is as well to tip slightly at the petioles and if they're soft, the plant may need water. This does however not apply to older fan leaves that are in the dying off process.

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Old 07-19-2007, 10:18 AM
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