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OfflineBuddy Guy
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Which Way to Grow Soil or Hydro Question. 2010 Growery Version.
    #392828 - 03/30/10 04:39 PM (6 years, 8 months ago)

This thread is about seeking a more modern and contemporary answer to an age old question "Which is better to grow in soil or hydro?"
2010 Growery style!


Please, if you would like, take the time and explain which do you prefer and why?
In your opinion or in your experience what are the pros and cons in comparison and contrast to each other?
All input, advice, knowledge, and wisdom is welcome and greatly appreciated.


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this thread is protected by the First Amendment "Freedom of Speech"
an d canot be closed due to differences of opinion, off-topic discussions, or flaming...lol
That being stated..
FLAME ON BROTHERS AND SISTERS!
Which way to grow soil or hydro. 2010 growery version
You may choose only one
Hydro!
Soil!


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Re: Which Way to Grow Soil or Hydro Question. 2010 Growery Version. [Re: Buddy Guy]
    #392844 - 03/30/10 04:50 PM (6 years, 8 months ago)

First of all, if this thread digresses into flaming you bet your ass it will be closed :lol: 

However, I sure hope it doesn't come to that :christ:

I prefer hydro. It grows faster, more potent, and higher yield. I don't see how there could possibly be a downside


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Re: Which Way to Grow Soil or Hydro Question. 2010 Growery Version. [Re: Buddy Guy]
    #392847 - 03/30/10 04:52 PM (6 years, 8 months ago)

oh damn, that was my 1000th post in cultivation. Congratulations, you thread wins the prize!


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Re: Which Way to Grow Soil or Hydro Question. 2010 Growery Version. [Re: Harry_Ba11sach]
    #392856 - 03/30/10 04:59 PM (6 years, 8 months ago)

I just want to bookmark this page.  I really have nothing to add sense I have only done a few small plants in soil.


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Re: Which Way to Grow Soil or Hydro Question. 2010 Growery Version. [Re: Buddy Guy]
    #392884 - 03/30/10 06:03 PM (6 years, 8 months ago)

Visions of hydro dance in my head.
But until I get more experience and the economy gets better.

Soil is were I'm at.


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Re: Which Way to Grow Soil or Hydro Question. 2010 Growery Version. [Re: KaptKid]
    #392888 - 03/30/10 06:28 PM (6 years, 8 months ago)

Hydro ftw, will never touch a bag of soil again unless I go guerilla.


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Re: Which Way to Grow Soil or Hydro Question. 2010 Growery Version. [Re: coda]
    #392891 - 03/30/10 06:38 PM (6 years, 8 months ago)

Soil is messy. :tongue: Hydro ftw!!!

Dibs on discorex as mascot for the Growery Hydro Club.

:discorex::discorex: Growery Hydro Club :discorex::discorex:


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Re: Which Way to Grow Soil or Hydro Question. 2010 Growery Version. [Re: KaptKid]
    #392899 - 03/30/10 07:41 PM (6 years, 8 months ago)

Quote:

KaptKid said:
Visions of hydro dance in my head.
But until I get more experience and the economy gets better.

Soil is were I'm at.




Hempy buckets are hydro and they're both cheaper and easier to use than soil


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Re: Which Way to Grow Soil or Hydro Question. 2010 Growery Version. [Re: Harry_Ba11sach]
    #392901 - 03/30/10 07:45 PM (6 years, 8 months ago)

Quote:

Harry_Ba11sach said:
Quote:

KaptKid said:
Visions of hydro dance in my head.
But until I get more experience and the economy gets better.

Soil is were I'm at.




Hempy buckets are hydro and they're both cheaper and easier to use than soil





I been reading up on hempy buckets and think I may start my hydro that way till I get the cash and time to build some ebb+flow tables.


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Re: Which Way to Grow Soil or Hydro Question. 2010 Growery Version. [Re: Damion5050]
    #392907 - 03/30/10 07:52 PM (6 years, 8 months ago)



Yah, I can't complain much about them myself :smile:


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Re: Which Way to Grow Soil or Hydro Question. 2010 Growery Version. [Re: coda]
    #392932 - 03/30/10 08:30 PM (6 years, 8 months ago)

After being away for 2 weeks I can honestly say I would prefer hydro.

It's hard to go anywhere for 2 weeks at a time if you grow in soil. You have to get someone to water your plants and that is neither easy or ideal.


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Re: Which Way to Grow Soil or Hydro Question. 2010 Growery Version. [Re: DrGreenThumb]
    #392943 - 03/30/10 08:57 PM (6 years, 8 months ago)

How would leaving your hydro plants for 2 weeks be any better? :justdontknow:


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Re: Which Way to Grow Soil or Hydro Question. 2010 Growery Version. [Re: DrGreenThumb]
    #392949 - 03/30/10 09:12 PM (6 years, 8 months ago)

yeah I think if you're gone for 2 weeks you pretty much just need to plan on having someone check on them for you :shrug:


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Re: Which Way to Grow Soil or Hydro Question. 2010 Growery Version. [Re: Harry_Ba11sach]
    #393100 - 03/31/10 09:21 AM (6 years, 8 months ago)

How will leaving them for 2 weeks hurt? As long as they get watered and fed then what is the problem?

Personally, I don't think it very beneficial to touch and play with your plants every other day like many people do. Plant's really don't need YOU to make them grow. They need light, water, nutrients. Everything else comes natural.


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Re: Which Way to Grow Soil or Hydro Question. 2010 Growery Version. [Re: DrGreenThumb]
    #393110 - 03/31/10 10:17 AM (6 years, 8 months ago)

There's not much much natural about growing cannabis indoors under artificial lighting. If you just have whoever feed them and they are not up on PH/EC they could very well kill your plant a week before you get back.


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Re: Which Way to Grow Soil or Hydro Question. 2010 Growery Version. [Re: DrGreenThumb]
    #393111 - 03/31/10 10:20 AM (6 years, 8 months ago)

It can hurt because if you don't have your system completely dialed in then they'll consume nutrients faster than water and starve. Or water faster than nutes and burn up.

You don't have to touch them and play with them every day, but it's very clear that you've never done a hydro grow by your "set it and forget it" attitude towards them. After you've done the same system and strain a couple rounds it's very possible to leave them for a week or two, but new hydro systems require frequent monitoring and adjustment to keep everything running as well as possible.


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Re: Which Way to Grow Soil or Hydro Question. 2010 Growery Version. [Re: Harry_Ba11sach]
    #393131 - 03/31/10 11:47 AM (6 years, 8 months ago)

Quote:

Harry_Ba11sach said:
After you've done the same system and strain a couple rounds it's very possible to leave them for a week or two, but new hydro systems require frequent monitoring and adjustment to keep everything running as well as possible.




QFT. Could not have said it better myself.

So much shit can go wrong in a hydro setup it's not even funny.


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Re: Which Way to Grow Soil or Hydro Question. 2010 Growery Version. [Re: TomCollins]
    #393453 - 03/31/10 10:38 PM (6 years, 8 months ago)

I prefer Hydro using coir as a substrate, you get the best of both, the production of hydro and convenience of soil (able to move pots, cater to specific plant needs ect ect.. much like bucket systems without extra parts.


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Re: Which Way to Grow Soil or Hydro Question. 2010 Growery Version. [Re: Union420]
    #393485 - 03/31/10 11:26 PM (6 years, 8 months ago)

I voted soil because it can't get any easier.

No fancy contraptions. Just a pot and dirt.

Someday I will try hydro but for the time being I'll be a lazy bum.


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Re: Which Way to Grow Soil or Hydro Question. 2010 Growery Version. [Re: Union420]
    #393654 - 04/01/10 10:27 AM (6 years, 8 months ago)

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I prefer Hydro using coir as a substrate, you get the best of both, the production of hydro and convenience of soil (able to move pots, cater to specific plant needs ect ect.. much like bucket systems without extra parts.




Co-signed.

If you keep an eye on BIG grows around the net you've seen coco steadily taking over the game. I see just as many traditional hydro/aero growers changing to coco lately as I do soil growers, and yet for different reasons. Growers change their mediums all the time, but coco is the only one I see people flocking to and never away from. At some point it will win most of you guys over too. Just my two cents.


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