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first bulk grow experiment
    #11197767 - 10/07/09 01:26 AM (8 years, 1 month ago)

so after going through the archives, reading teks, and asking questions on here (btw thanks to everyone that helped me out with an answer) i've decided to give a try on a bulk grow.  i was going to use coir and coffee but i couldnt find coir anywhere, petco might have been sold out because i was there looking and one of the employees even helped me look and we couldnt find anything, i also tried walmart and a few other stores but no luck.  however because its halloween season walmart had straw on sale for $3.97 so i picked up some of that.  i then mixed the straw and coffee (roughly 60% straw and 40% coffee) in a pillow case and let it sit on my stove in water for about 2 hours i kept the temp between 170 and 175.  it was actually on the stove for about 3 hours because it took an hour to get the temp right, i didnt want to turn it up too high so i slowly increased it until it stayed steady.  while that was pasteurizing i figured i'd need a place to put this stuff.  i read some teks on using plastic tubs lined with tin foil or garbage bags but i'm trying to do this as cheap as possible so i took a styrofoam cooler and lined it with a plastic bag and some tape.  i'll punch some holes in the lid with a screw driver rather then the cover with tin foil and use a fork technique.  i then took some colonized cakes and broke them up into bags.  right now i'm just waiting for the straw and coffee to drain and cool, well its drained pretty good, i already rang it out by hand a couple times but its still warm, then i'll probably go about 4 inches deep and alternate layers between the substrate and the crumbled cakes.  i honestly dont know how well this will work, but i figured i'd try it feel free to chime in with what you think i should or shouldnt do, but i'll keep this up to date with what happens.  heres some pics.







like i said i'm trying to do this as cheap as possible, so heres the cost...

styrofoam cooler - $0 it was laying around left over at my moms work i actually have like 3 of them

coffee grounds - $0 again my moms work, shes a chef for a hotel and they go through a lot of coffee so i asked her to start bringing it home with her, its usually 2-3 pounds a day.

garbage bag - $0 didnt fit the garbage can at my moms work so she brought them home

pillow case - $0??? it was in a bag for rags, maybe cost a dollar back in the 1970's

water - $0 used the neighbors hose

straw - $0 stole from walmart otherwise $3.97

electric to use the stove - $idk what do they charge for a couple hours on temp setting number 2.1?

colonized cakes - priceless, actually on my first grow i invested about $80, verm, brf, jars, plastic and duct tape to build a grow room, shotgun terrarium, fruting chamber, etc. it all came out to about $80 and believe me it has paid for itself and then some, investing that really beats the hell out of paying $25-$40 an eighth from a dealer around here because they're hard to come by apparently.

mountain dew - $1.49

pizza - well the tag said it was $6.25 for a 6 pack BUT i believe its priceless, it was delicious, cooked while i was prepping the substrate to pasteurize, and i am no longer hungry.

anyway, i think i got out of this for pretty cheap,  i still have half a bottle of mountain dew, and 4 pizza's left in the freezer.

any input, negative or positive, is welcome




ps, just in case i'd be at risk for getting banned for stealing from walmart, i didnt really steal the straw from there, i paid for it, i probably couldve just filled my pockets with some though because i have a ton left over but i guess it'll get used either way.


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Re: first bulk grow experiment [Re: tictactone]
    #11198184 - 10/07/09 02:37 AM (8 years, 1 month ago)

so the pillow case full of straw and coffee finally cooled and i couldnt ring anymore water out of it so i threw it in there, every other layer is crumbled cake.







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Re: first bulk grow experiment [Re: tictactone]
    #11198196 - 10/07/09 02:40 AM (8 years, 1 month ago)

Quote:

tictactone said:
styrofoam cooler - $0 it was laying around left over at my moms work i actually have like 3 of them
coffee grounds - $0 again my moms work, shes a chef for a hotel and they go through a lot of coffee so i asked her to start bringing it home with her, its usually 2-3 pounds a day.
garbage bag - $0 didnt fit the garbage can at my moms work so she brought them home
pillow case - $0??? it was in a bag for rags, maybe cost a dollar back in the 1970's
water - $0 used the neighbors hose
straw - $0 stole from walmart otherwise $3.97
electric to use the stove - $idk what do they charge for a couple hours on temp setting number 2.1?






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Re: first bulk grow experiment [Re: tictactone]
    #11198251 - 10/07/09 02:57 AM (8 years, 1 month ago)

Banned for stealing from wall mart?!?

No my friend, you will be applauded!
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Re: first bulk grow experiment [Re: FoxFire]
    #11205412 - 10/08/09 04:01 AM (8 years, 1 month ago)

started another one, but with this one i used coffee, coir, and a little bit of straw.  cooked at 170 for just over an hour to pasteurize then added some crumbled cakes in.





i'm going to start another one tomorrow sometime, probably with a little gypsum in it, i gotta find some first though, if i cant find it then i'll still be starting another one.


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Re: first bulk grow experiment [Re: tictactone]
    #11205490 - 10/08/09 04:32 AM (8 years, 1 month ago)

wheat straw?


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Re: first bulk grow experiment [Re: brand0n]
    #11205602 - 10/08/09 05:06 AM (8 years, 1 month ago)

sure?  it just said "straw" on it, it didnt say if it was wheat or not


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Re: first bulk grow experiment [Re: tictactone]
    #11205609 - 10/08/09 05:09 AM (8 years, 1 month ago)

was it yellow, green, or brown?


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Re: first bulk grow experiment [Re: brand0n]
    #11207073 - 10/08/09 01:09 PM (8 years, 1 month ago)

yellow


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Re: first bulk grow experiment [Re: tictactone]
    #11207335 - 10/08/09 01:54 PM (8 years, 1 month ago)

that shit looks dry...


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Re: first bulk grow experiment [Re: dancefloordale]
    #11208932 - 10/08/09 05:54 PM (8 years, 1 month ago)

its quite moist, when i took a handful of it i could squeeze it and a few drops would trickle down to my wrist.


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