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Growing the Incredible Bulk

PostPosted: Fri May 29, 2020 12:09 am
by Irwin the Troll

leafly review
Herbal Peppery Citrus
Incredible Bulk is a mixture of three notable indicas. Big Bud combines with Super Skunk and Green Spirit to create the sweet earthy flavors of hash that usher in Incredible Bulk’s relaxing effects. Its sedating effects make Incredible Bulk a great choice to help you unwind at the end of the day. Originally bred by Dr. Krippling for its heavy yields and ease of growth, Incredible Bulk is a very stable plant that makes a compelling case for indoor cultivation. The buds are known to explode in size when grown hydroponically.

Start Date: 5/28/2020
Germination Method: 1.5 inch rockwool cube

Growth Method: single bucket DWC with pond pump circulation.

Lighting: Combination of LED Flood bulbs of unknown origin for vegetation period.
will flower under 2000w equivalent cheap ass chinese fixtures Details

Nutrients: Advanced Hydroponics Perfect PH 3 part @ 2 tsp each per gallon of tap water.
No guages, No meters, Just a tried and true method.
I may up the nutrients(3tsp/gal) during flowering cycle as this strain is known to hog nutes.

Temperature: Room kept at 76F, although temps due vary with poor insulation in hot climate.

PICS FROM OTHER GROWERS
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“Bred to be a heavy weight performer, this plant does not disappoint. Ideally needs to be switched to flower before it is 2 feet tall, or else it can be difficult to maintain indoors. Almost impossible to hurt this plant – it can take a huge range of ph / nutrient fluctuations, withstands extremes in heat and moisture, and joyfully devours any CO2 enhancement. This plant mutates and adapts to its environment – one perfectly grown, big plant can produce upto the same yield of twenty plants of normal size. Boxing-glove sized buds are to be expected on perfect large plants grown in Hydroponics, with CO2 enhancement. ”

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Re: Growing the Incredible Bulk

PostPosted: Fri May 29, 2020 3:25 pm
by Intrinsic
After marking hype, 230 watts. Interesting what have been your yields like with the LED rack.

Re: Growing the Incredible Bulk

PostPosted: Sat May 30, 2020 11:25 pm
by Irwin the Troll
I'm very happy with the way the lights are producing. Seems there is improvement over 400 watt HPS. Definitely better on the electric bill.
May 30: seed has popped and about to breach.

Growing the Incredible Bulk

PostPosted: Mon Jun 01, 2020 5:39 pm
by Irwin the Troll
June 1 2020:

Looks like Miss Piggy would be a great name for this beauty.


:gadday:

Re: Growing the Incredible Bulk

PostPosted: Wed Jun 03, 2020 3:57 am
by Irwin the Troll

Re: Growing the Incredible Bulk

PostPosted: Wed Jun 03, 2020 5:06 am
by Hal 9000
Grow protest Karma

Re: Growing the Incredible Bulk

PostPosted: Tue Jun 09, 2020 12:16 pm
by Irwin the Troll
June 9

Growing the Incredible Bulk

PostPosted: Wed Jun 10, 2020 12:05 am
by Irwin the Troll
Broom Hilda's Brew

Re: Growing the Incredible Bulk

PostPosted: Wed Jun 10, 2020 2:15 am
by rSin
Whats in the mash?

Re: Growing the Incredible Bulk

PostPosted: Wed Jun 10, 2020 12:46 pm
by Irwin the Troll
Corn, sugar, yeast, amalyse b .
Next bucket replaced amalyse with malt barley. This still could be more efficient I got about a quart out of a three gallon.

Re: Growing the Incredible Bulk

PostPosted: Wed Jun 10, 2020 7:21 pm
by Roots
You should take advantage of your three part nutrients.

Growing the Incredible Bulk

PostPosted: Fri Jun 12, 2020 4:24 pm
by Prawn Connery
He should get some decent LED lights, too. Here's my latest rig:



Here's part of my last grow. Sorry for jacking your thread Irwin :toker1:




Re: Growing the Incredible Bulk

PostPosted: Fri Jun 12, 2020 10:12 pm
by Jesús Malverde
I wonder why LEDs aren't more prevalent in the agriculture supplying our local rec market? Most indoor here is still done using slightly better versions of the lamps we had back in OG days.

Re: Growing the Incredible Bulk

PostPosted: Sat Jun 13, 2020 5:08 am
by Prawn Connery
There are several reasons, but the main reason is that a lot of growers still don't trust LEDs as a large-scale option because so many companies sell shitty LEDs and lie about specs that don't live up to the hype. Which gives all LEDs a bad name.

For example, when you advertise something as a "2000W equivalent", when in fact it draws just 230W from the wall and only delivers 180-190W or so to the LEDs (the driver and fans use about 15-20% of the power); claim your LEDs are "full spectrum" when they are not (a CMH has a better spectrum than that); claim they have UV when they don't; claim they are "the closest thing to sunlight" when they are far from it; claim a 700,000 hour lifespan when the LEDs themselves only have a lifespan of 30,000-40,000 hours tops; claim 1800 umol/j at 12" which is clearly bullshit; you get the picture.

Why would anyone take LEDs seriosuly when you read all that ^ and discover just about every claim made about the light is untrue?

Sorry Irwin, I'm not trying to put the boots in, but you have to call that light for what it is. A piece of shit. For almost the same price you could have bought something decent from an American company like HLG. This 135W kit would kill that fixture, Plus it is silent and has no moving parts: https://horticulturelightinggroup.com/c ... ec-led-kit

So that's the first reason growers have been slow to adapt to LEDs – because the industry is full of shit, mostly perpetuated by lying-arse cheap Chinese vendors, and a lot of growers aren't yet sure what they're looking at.

Another reason is set-up costs: good LEDs can be more expensive than HIDs, but that cost is offset by other factors. You save at least 1/3 of your direct energy (lighting) costs, as well as climate control (aircon) in warmer environments; you never have to replace light bulbs; LEDs last for years and do not lose light output as fast as HIDs; better spectrum for the same wattage can mean better yields.

But mostly I think its just a matter of people catching on to the technology. Most growers who switch to decent LEDs never go back. If HIDs were better, I wouldn't have made the switch myself. Indeed, I was as skeptical as anyone that LEDs could replace HIDs, but my first grow detroyed that myth.

Anyway, now that I've fucked Irwin's thread, I'll STFU and let him grow.

Re: Growing the Incredible Bulk

PostPosted: Sat Jun 13, 2020 5:27 am
by Lrus007
Irwin,s skeptical
you better send him a light to prove your point.