Soil vs hydro update week 8

I’ve got another update on the soil
versus hydro test got the hydro side over here and the soil over that side
and both coming along quite well its been about four weeks I think since the last update and they were both about the same size then I think I kind of held back
the hydro side because I’ve been top feeding manually and they probably
hadn’t been getting the consistency of moisture and feed to progress as well as
they should but the roots are down there plants are nice and tall and leggy and
yeah let’s have a closer look start over here with the hydro side and
see that they are pretty tall and stretched we’re going to have a closer
look now and the flowers were just starting to appear you can see hopefully some of the flyers in there started to
boot so yeah it’s quite a big distance between internodes it was kind of the 80
mil 3 inches distance which as a result of as I say in quite a bit of stretch I
just have to raise the light a little bit today you can see you’re getting a
little bit of light damage there in the center directly underneath that was Ida
baked but half the distance it is now which is about 40 centimeter so it’s
about 20 centimeters or 8 inches we started getting a little bit of light
burning we put a few problems as well since the last one on the hydro site so
I noticed one day I came in and did an inspection there wasn’t as bigger as
bubbling from the tanks the pots as there should have been and I checked the
stones and there was a little bit of slime in the stones
check the bit of slime of the tanks so I had to clean it not a big fire to
cleaning out these things I’ll just show you here the the bottom of the pots the
interconnecting pipes do not reach the bottom so these do not mt8 into the main
which is a real pain so you have to what the way I was emptying it was using the
circulating pump adding a garden hose pipe fitting to the outlet of the
circulating pump and pumping as much of the liquid out of the tanks as possible
to the drain and then having to manually go in and scoop out all the individual
tanks clean them out and then mop the mouse and then like breach solution to
clean them out and then refilling them which is it’s an error really to do the
job it takes an error and you’ve got to get all the fittings together and all
that stuff so it is a real pain hey did that refilled nutrients backup pH
balanced all that stuff and about a week ten days later I found these things
blocked again clean them but they just weren’t getting weren’t working properly
so I have to get new ones so I got balls this time so I got them in there now
we’ll have a look at them to see how it’s going I don’t know how well you can see in
there but it’s a decent demand of bubbles and that’s a nice big love match thanks not lifting the plants up because
they’re so tall and delicate that if I do I’m afraid of breaking them so
they’ve got a decent root system and we’re gonna have a look at them in the
end yes well than that that the operating
temperature environment to be running between 25 and 30 as a result the liquid
temperature has been about 20 21 I’ve been running it with quite high
humidity up to this point and notice that low humidity these plants the
leaves are very droopy and they didn’t look very happy so I had humidity up to
about 80% and I was doing that just by basically pouring liquid onto the floor
so stop that now let’s start to flower and drop into your energy back it’s 54% so our max mins here are 29 and then it
dropped to 12 and mine’s still pretty cold here in the metro
that’s the hydro side I would say if I was to guess between the two I would say
the hydro plants are maybe about 25% bigger in volume and height than
everything a little bit more flowers of the soil side curiously but that’s about
the only or the difference so outside then my comfort zone really easy I
haven’t done much captain just a simple little water pump here and a simple
little timer and just drip feeding it’s three times a day now five minutes just
to keep you moist again I was running this with high humidity for quite a
while so this was at 80% humidity liquid down and there in the tank here on the
floor and yeah it’s running good high level of humidity and the plants that
seen a pretty happy with that now after back down at their flowering
it’s at 56% so yeah well no things are going well I
would prefer they’re a bit dancer not a bit stronger because these long branches
are little too weak and a couple of them have fallen off under their own weight
which is just checking the cell board which is a little bit frustrating things
are going well it’d be very interesting to see home flowers and which proofing
we get so that’s it for now signing off take
care see you later

41 thoughts on “Soil vs hydro update week 8

  1. I'm all about living soil, I use a super soil mix where I create a living soil to feed my plants, i dont force feed them like hydro does, i even educate others on Living Organics for clean, safe medical marijuana…also look at the ecological damage caused by bottled nutrients in Hydro grower disposing of their waist Waters in the damage it's actually doing… but I do like discussing people wanting to grow in Hydro vs. Living soil and the difference in terpene and flavonoid profiles

  2. Soil. Hydro never carries the taste well. Thanks Shane! Everything looks great.
    If you add rocks to your hydro the mineralization will help with a lot.

  3. Soil for quality. Flavors and aromas are best when grown in organic soil. Less work too. Transplant once or twice and topping with amendments will get an average gardener thru to an amazing harvest. pH practically maintains itself. Watering and pruning all you need.

  4. Nice one.. wear can a get them lights am looking to upgrade ma 150watt hps for ma veg tent.. much r thay m8? Day thay ship to glasgow

  5. Actually hanging a light and growing with it is where the rubber meets the road. After this can your repeat the test so we can see how you do with your MIGRO Led?

  6. COCO is the best MIGRO; prove me wrong!
    There's no competition when your watering game in unlocked, best results come from perfect waterings, run-off and underwaters fluctuate the mag/cal levels.

    Been at this for years, you'll see COCO is near hydro quality if not better. ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. Your leggy plants could be do to the varieties your using . Some pepper plants grow leggy like that and some grow short and compact .

  8. if you run individual buckets ( not rdwc ) you can pup the id and place plant in a new bucket. Also if you screw up your nutes, you won't loose your whole garden. also you can run two air pumps, so every bucket has two stones, that way if a pump fails you have a buffer before failure.

  9. KNF is the gold standard for organics. Here is Korea using hydro salt based nutrient feed solutions.

  10. Recirculating hydro can be a lot of work, maintenance wise. I prefer drain to waste but its not an option with rdwc ๐Ÿ˜‰


  12. Last year I grew 4 sweet pepper plants in a single 15-gallon tote in Deep Water Culture and a single small bubble stone. In a 27" x 27" grow area. Trained the plants to single vines. Tied them to an overhead wooden bar. Each plant was in a 2-inch net pot, no stones. Using a grow light I made myself from 20 feet of LED strip lighting.

    Never changed the nutrients. Never adjusted pH.
    Just measured ppm and added once a week.
    Plants grew taller than me and produced 104 peppers.

    Sometimes I think we get too technical with our hydro setups.

  13. Great update video fam , thanks for the comparison. Cheerz fam stay growen stay medicated ๐Ÿค™๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ

  14. Thank you Shane. This reinforces my love for the simplicity of coco and a basic canna line up with a couple of other bits and pieces for my micro scale cupboard+closet set up. The high price of the nutes isn't even an issue when it takes over a year to go through a couple bottles of A&B lol…

  15. I found that problem making some guano/kelp tea, w/air stones. Gave up, lol.. There are several different types of aerators, some to avoid the slime buildup, etc. They have some disc shaped aerators, that look like a screen, with solid material around it(?), someone knows their name.. Forgive me Shane. Great video, as always!

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  17. What's are growers views on Water Usage?

    With Soil you could use 70-90% more water than with Hydro setups and I had a discussion on whether that's wasteful or not. What are peoples opinions of this?

  18. if you are set up properly hydro is LESS work, Less worry about water level. And way more yield. Needing to clean in the way you are describing has to do with bad nutrients and an unsterile environment. The roots look ok. Droopy leaves likely has to do with too high EC and/or not high enough oxygen level.

  19. Its good to see which is better for winter gardening but now that summer is coming we can start to grow ower plants outside which gives me an idea of growing plants in ditches with slow flowing water,i assume they wouldn't get neutrants if they where floating in pots but if they was in the soil beside the water they would get some,anyway I think I'll do a vs grow medium test

  20. I went and brought a new commercial vac so i drain my pots and refill through same machines tank it's a blessing

  21. If you need to increase your humidity, just pour it on the fooking floor Oasis biggest band in the fooking world!

  22. Soil is out. Coco is in. Next time use Ocean forest or coco loco mediums against hydro. I use a 60/40 mix with added perlite. That would be a fair comparison since most pro soil growers only use fox farm.

  23. You need to compare it to a full bed, 5/10 gallon pots is not enough. Also soil quality has a lot of variables.

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