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 Post subject: Re: EarlyWinter '13 Indoor Glog. N. rustica 'Mohawk' and 'Kessu'
PostPosted: Tue Nov 26, 2013 4:28 am 
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okay the Mohawk seedling died probably because it lost it's heat from the seedling mat. as did the other Kessu seedling.
However, the other two 'runts' are alive, so there is hope.

I noticed Hypoaspis miles or mites growing in my Coffee seedling (Coffea catura or Coffea arabica var. 'Catura') and transferred a few to my big Kessu seedling.

Hopefully, this small colony of mites will reproduce and take care of my fungus gnats. I don't know how the mites came, but they should help with the fungus gnats I've been seeing. no pics of them as they are about a 16th to a 32nd of an inch in size, so my camera won't pick them up I think.


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 Post subject: Re: EarlyWinter '13 Indoor Glog. N. rustica 'Mohawk' and 'Kessu'
PostPosted: Tue Nov 26, 2013 4:55 am 
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okay nvm here's the most current pics of my big N. rustica var. 'Kessu'.

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and my Coffee mites, unsure if they are beneficial or not but they haven't killed my half dead coffee plant.

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with a close-up on the mites!

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 Post subject: Re: EarlyWinter '13 Indoor Glog. N. rustica 'Mohawk' and 'Kessu'
PostPosted: Tue Nov 26, 2013 7:47 am 
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Franglish9265 wrote:
I read it, but wouldn't that rot, then give them(fungus gnat larvae) more food, then more fungus gnats, more larvae?


This is from that article.
"A neighbor recently told me her mother used ground cinnamon to kill fungus gnats and their larvae. I sprinkled some on the soil surface and haven't been bothered by them since. That was 2 days ago with not a gnat in sight. Also, when I lift the pot from the catch tray, there are few dead gnats at the bottom of the tray. Seems like whatever is in the cinnamon kills the gnats, and pretty quickly too. Now I hope to sow my seeds this year in relative peace and less hand-wringing."

Notice she said sprinkle not pile.
Notice it said gnats and larvae.
If both are dead what eats the "rotted cinnamon"
Looks like a cheap solution to me best of luck Lee


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 Post subject: Re: EarlyWinter '13 Indoor Glog. N. rustica 'Mohawk' and 'Kessu'
PostPosted: Tue Nov 26, 2013 8:57 am 
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yes I did apply some powdered cinnamon to my most important plants, however I am still seeing some gnats, so hopefully the mites will take care of the gnats.

I'm not spraying the colony of my anti-gnat army, so that I can add more mites to all of my plants, as time goes on. Cannabis growers use the mites for their plants, to treat and prevent fungus gnats.

I've also applied some micronized Azomite ( a spoonful), Glacial Rock dust (a spoonful), and Diatomaceous Earth (a spoonful) to help with disease and pest resistance as well as help with micro-nutrient levels.


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 Post subject: Re: EarlyWinter '13 Indoor Glog. N. rustica 'Mohawk' and 'Kessu'
PostPosted: Mon Dec 02, 2013 1:07 am 
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I will post an update pic later today. All of the N. rustica var. 'Mohawk' seedlings died I think, most likely because of germination difficulty, and disease, possibly a less hardy cultivar or seeds were weak.

[ Okay, Now Pics]

Large N. rustica var. 'Kessu'

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and the Little 'Kessu'

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The large 'Kessu' is doing well, as is the second smaller seedling. The Large plant is putting out "suckers", and stem is loaded with nicotine trichromes. It may be flowering, but it is too early to tell. The smaller seedling is surviving, I will transplant it into a larger pot soon, hopefully it will survive.

Would there be any use, saving the larger roots for bare-root transplants?

Also, how will I tell when it is flowering and do the 'suckers' normally make leaves on rusticas' or do they just make flowers?


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 Post subject: Re: EarlyWinter '13 Indoor Glog. N. rustica 'Mohawk' and 'Kessu'
PostPosted: Tue Dec 10, 2013 8:54 pm 
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Okay here's my most up to date pics of the Larger 'Kessu' plant, which is budding.

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and a close up of the bud,

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I'm having trouble uploading pics of my other smaller Kessu as the pics are apparently too large.


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 Post subject: Re: EarlyWinter '13 Indoor Glog. N. rustica 'Mohawk' and 'Kessu'
PostPosted: Wed Dec 11, 2013 8:20 pm 
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Okay here is a pic of the smaller 'Kessu', it's really getting bigger and growing quickly.

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and here are some pics of my flower buds forming on the larger 'Kessu'

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