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Invisiblecaptain.koons
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who grows in straight perlite?
    #371297 - 02/23/10 02:41 AM (6 years, 9 months ago)

mmm I'm looking into maybe a top fed drip grow with pure perlite as the medium or maybe something that utilizes perlites wick action... is it enough to keep some bushes fed though?

I've only got one grade which is fairly fine, it's indicated as medium grade.  I loaded up my friends truck with some 110L bags just now because the local wholesaler changed their bags and decided they would just give this stuff away. Now to play with it.

thus far top fed perlite has my vote. going to try to keep everything nice and sterile using GH 3 part nutrients and DM zone.


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Re: who grows in straight perlite? [Re: captain.koons]
    #371312 - 02/23/10 04:17 AM (6 years, 9 months ago)

Look @ HB's hempy bucket thread.


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Re: who grows in straight perlite? [Re: Crusty Ass Bastard]
    #371332 - 02/23/10 07:40 AM (6 years, 9 months ago)

perlite is a great medium in my opinion

it provides support, plenty of water/nutes for the plant

it has my vote over hydro any day..im not a hydro fan too much


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Re: who grows in straight perlite? [Re: mhbound]
    #371359 - 02/23/10 10:08 AM (6 years, 9 months ago)

Perlite doesn't provide nutrients.  If your growing in straight perlite you need to add nutrients to you water otherwise they will die.



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Re: who grows in straight perlite? [Re: Hawksresurrection]
    #371360 - 02/23/10 10:10 AM (6 years, 9 months ago)

I know...So its basically hydro in a soil type medium


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Re: who grows in straight perlite? [Re: mhbound]
    #371364 - 02/23/10 10:16 AM (6 years, 9 months ago)

I'd call growing in straight perlite hydroponics. :justdontknow:


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Re: who grows in straight perlite? [Re: DungenessDank]
    #371365 - 02/23/10 10:17 AM (6 years, 9 months ago)

yea i mean it essentially is.......but this is my damn story. :lol:

its just not what first comes to mind when you say hydro


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Re: who grows in straight perlite? [Re: Crusty Ass Bastard]
    #371386 - 02/23/10 11:04 AM (6 years, 9 months ago)

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Look @ HB's hempy bucket thread.




I'm not so much interested in hempy buckets although they utilize the wicking action to some extent.

I'll be sure to ask Harry how often he waters/how much he waters.


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Re: who grows in straight perlite? [Re: captain.koons]
    #371390 - 02/23/10 11:13 AM (6 years, 9 months ago)

pretty sure you have to water pretty well daily.


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Re: who grows in straight perlite? [Re: the man]
    #371392 - 02/23/10 11:16 AM (6 years, 9 months ago)

there's a reservoir in the hempy buckets that's 2inch deep (traditionally)

that's supposed to last 2-3 days as far as I know but I'm not sure.


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Re: who grows in straight perlite? [Re: captain.koons]
    #371394 - 02/23/10 11:36 AM (6 years, 9 months ago)

Get some good expensive rope from a local boating place, I got mine from our old sail boat...It hold water very good, its very durable, its thick and firm...Hang that below in the bucket to get the nutes(have an airstone for oxygen) and run with it. Works alright - minor adjustments throughout.


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Re: who grows in straight perlite? [Re: mhbound]
    #371418 - 02/23/10 01:18 PM (6 years, 9 months ago)

Perlite is supposed to be a fairly good wick on it's own.

I think I'd rather use straight perlite if it gets the job done.

I'm leaning towards a drip system as all I'd need to do is fill my flood and drain table with perlite testing out a wick system would be nice for the outdoors I want to set up a greenhouse for my food eventually. I might try a wick system at school as I'm working at the greenhouse this semester.


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Re: who grows in straight perlite? [Re: captain.koons]
    #371701 - 02/23/10 07:23 PM (6 years, 9 months ago)

:awesome: greenhouse

wish there werent so many hunters in my area


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Re: who grows in straight perlite? [Re: mhbound]
    #371711 - 02/23/10 08:04 PM (6 years, 9 months ago)

if I built a greenhouse on my property it wouldn't be for pot.


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Re: who grows in straight perlite? [Re: captain.koons]
    #371714 - 02/23/10 08:05 PM (6 years, 9 months ago)

of course not. i don't grow weed


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Re: who grows in straight perlite? [Re: mhbound]
    #372026 - 02/24/10 12:27 AM (6 years, 9 months ago)

I grow in straight perlite a la hempy buckets and I have no complaints thus far.  Once the roots really grow in you have to water them more often, but the perlite does a fine job of retaining and providing moisture for the plants.


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Re: who grows in straight perlite? [Re: coda]
    #372033 - 02/24/10 12:29 AM (6 years, 9 months ago)

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I grow in straight perlite a la hempy buckets and I have no complaints thus far.  Once the roots really grow in you have to water them more often, but the perlite does a fine job of retaining and providing moisture for the plants.



I'm liking it so far :awesome:


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Re: who grows in straight perlite? [Re: coda]
    #372109 - 02/24/10 01:34 AM (6 years, 9 months ago)

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I grow in straight perlite a la hempy buckets and I have no complaints thus far.  Once the roots really grow in you have to water them more often, but the perlite does a fine job of retaining and providing moisture for the plants.




yea perlite is like the best wick every...i was kind of talking about a wick system to feed soil

i have been thinking...now work with me here...

take pvc pipe about 1-1 1/2 cram it full of perlite...stick one end in the soil through the bottom of the bucket and stick one end wherever you need it to go...and since pvc pipe can be fitted with all those little pieces and shit the possibilities are endless.

i love wisk system becayse they are set and forget practically and are much more forgiving in my experience

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Re: who grows in straight perlite? [Re: mhbound]
    #372281 - 02/24/10 10:11 AM (6 years, 9 months ago)

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Quote:

coda said:
I grow in straight perlite a la hempy buckets and I have no complaints thus far.  Once the roots really grow in you have to water them more often, but the perlite does a fine job of retaining and providing moisture for the plants.




yea perlite is like the best wick every...i was kind of talking about a wick system to feed soil

i have been thinking...now work with me here...

take pvc pipe about 1-1 1/2 cram it full of perlite...stick one end in the soil through the bottom of the bucket and stick one end wherever you need it to go...and since pvc pipe can be fitted with all those little pieces and shit the possibilities are endless.

i love wisk system becayse they are set and forget practically and are much more forgiving in my experience

any thoughts




Consider mixing the perlite with higromite too, that stuff is even better at wicking.


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Re: who grows in straight perlite? [Re: Crusty Ass Bastard]
    #372287 - 02/24/10 10:13 AM (6 years, 9 months ago)

higromite never heard of it...will look in to it and i think i will do a grow with this type wick system in this thread just for fun in the box i just build out of random shit i had


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