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Old February 23, 2017   #61
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looking great. nice lettuce too!
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Old February 23, 2017   #62
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They are doing fine in my little bucket nursery....lol....cheers....
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Old February 25, 2017   #63
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That bucket nursery was a great idea.
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Old February 25, 2017   #64
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The Brandywine bucket nursery is working real nice, white inside for reflection, keeps in heat and humidity and I have spacer rings to keep making it taller if required. Then off to my SIP buckets. cheers......
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Old February 25, 2017   #65
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The light going through the plastic makes it look real cool. If you want larger plant cuttings you should look into air layering. Thank you for the pics.
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Old February 26, 2017   #66
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I drilled a 1/4" hole in the side of the bucket and inserted a temperature probe....works real nice....cheers.....
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Old February 26, 2017   #67
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Cool, how long are your lights on? I keep mine on 12-18 hours depending on if there are fish nearby.
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Old February 26, 2017   #68
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Cool, how long are your lights on? I keep mine on 12-18 hours depending on if there are fish nearby.
I just have the lights on for 14 hrs right now....and only have 2 - 13 watt CFLs 6500k in the bucket right now, but seems to work good in the close space....the 23 watt CFL's would add some higher temperatures.....
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That is so cool looking. I have a mutant plant that reminds me of that. You should look into air layering. An easy way is to turn a plastic bottle into a planter and wrap it around one of those large suckers. You could get a large healthy plant in a few weeks.
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I just have the lights on for 14 hrs right now....and only have 2 - 13 watt CFLs 6500k in the bucket right now, but seems to work good in the close space....the 23 watt CFL's would add some higher temperatures.....
Thanks, I don't use reflectors much so I have more powerful bulbs.
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Old March 4, 2017   #71
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Kind of stressing out, just got back home from work and noticed the top leaves are spotted and a bit dry....gave them some Cal Mag to see if that perks them up.....
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Hopefully the Calmag will be the pick up that the plant needs. If not, post a picture of the plant in natrual light so that we can better see just what is what with your plant.
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Old March 23, 2017   #73
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Chugging along, just got home and top leaves are a bit dry.....cheers....
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Righand your plant is showing signs of Magnesium deficiency and/or Potassium deficiency. Both of these cause the yellowing of the leaves between the veins. Potassium deficiency also causes they dry brittle edges on the leaves. I would water them with Epsom salts, 1 tablespoon to the gallon and a good dose of a high potassium fertilizer.

Look here for the symptoms http://www.haifa-group.com/files/Gui...ato/Tomato.pdf
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Thanks. MissyS....I just got home from 3 weeks in camp and will give them a dose of Epsom salts...cheers....real nice....cheers....
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