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Hi all! Been a member on another forum for a while and recently came across Percys. Happy to be here. I'm currently 6 weeks into flower growing in hempy buckets. I'd watched others doing it for a couple of years and decided to give it a bash. I usually grow in soil. 

For anyone not familiar with hempy buckets it is a passive hydro method of growing. Cheap and cheerful. Essentially you just fill a bucket with perlite, drill a hole 1.5-2" from the bottom (creating a reservoir in the bucket) and away you go. Some people use pure perlite and others a mixture of perlite, coco, clay pebbles. I went with pure perlite and ended up adding a layer of clay pebbles on top. 

Watering is done daily to runoff in order to refresh the reservoir. Treated like hydro for pH etc. 

Anyway. Here's some pictures of my grow so far. It's in a Mars Hydro 70x70cm tent with the Mars Hydro FC3000 light. I used 2.5 litre paint kettles to make my buckets but have just transplanted one into a 5 litre bucket as she was struggling in the small bucket. I knew I'd be pushing it. They aren't perfect but this has been a learning run for me and it's been pretty fun. 

Strains are Skunk, Pungent Skunk, Pennywise, Platinum Cookies and Godfather OG. 

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Posted : September 9, 2022 2:16 pm
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@vetsmoke Looking good mate!! Looks like  you have this medium under control, the plants have done very well in it : )Would love to see a diary of the process from start to finish 

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Posted : September 9, 2022 2:20 pm
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@macky thanks mate. They're doing okay. The two skunks grew much bigger and I think they've just become rootbound. Will be interesting to see how the Pungent Skunk reacts to being in the 5 litre pot now. I think I might do one more hempy run before I give coco a try so I'll do a full journal next. Got some great beans to pop for that. Stopped at Milo's stand at Product Earth and got me some Original Cheese. Got some Purple Dick, LSD, Watermelon Zkittles and Forbidden Fruit to choose from too. Think I'll do 4 X 5 litre buckets next time. 

 
Posted : September 9, 2022 2:31 pm
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@vetsmoke this method looks interesting to me too. I agree a grow journal would be great to learn more.  Please start one on your next grow and I will follow it!

 
Posted : September 9, 2022 2:34 pm
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@bkr no worries. Will do. If you have any questions in the meantime just give me a shout and I'll try to answer them. This is my first full hempy run though. I did 2 autos in hempy alongside my soil grow on the last run and found it fun, so decided to go full hempy this go around. 

Autos in hempy buckets under an LED I designed and had manufactured myself. These were 2 litre buckets and they yielded me about 5oz in total. 

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A few of the nugs. 

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Posted : September 9, 2022 2:45 pm
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@vetsmoke all top notch strain choices too well done 👌

I feel like a, like a slice of butter... melting on top of a big-ol' pile of flapjacks... yeah.

 
Posted : September 9, 2022 3:02 pm
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@bubblehok thanks mate. I haven't tried any of these before so I'm really looking forward to harvest. Then the excruciating wait for a bit of curing. 🤣 

 
Posted : September 9, 2022 3:12 pm
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Welcome to Percys @vetsmoke , great looking grow you’ve got there mate 👍

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Posted : September 9, 2022 3:31 pm
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Thanks guys. The Godfather OG and Platinum Cookies are starting to look a little cheeky now. 

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Posted : September 9, 2022 10:22 pm
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Looking delicious! 

 
Posted : September 9, 2022 10:23 pm
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