School Of Dank

You need to log in to create posts and topics.

Deep Purple

I am gonna be growing Deep Purple as soon as i get the seeds in the mail and was wondering if you have any tips for this particular strain? Does it do better under specific conditions? Is it more prone to spider mites or orher pests like other purple strains? Any pointers on maximizng its potency and yield? Thank you for what you do and for your time it is very much appreciated! I am definitely thinking of Growing Purgatory OG again too. Oh i almost forgot one thing i am awful at is making clones. Do you have a process for making clones? If i get a good Deep Purple plant i like with lots of color i am definitely going to want to learn to clone. Thanks again!!!

I've grown Deep Purple myself and it leans heavy on the Indica side. It doesn't require special care other than she's slow in veg so allow for some extra veg time. Stretch I found to be minimal when shifting to bloom. All plants are subject to pests its just some are more susceptible I find because of there aroma. For example, Spider Mites really like sweat fruity aroma's over Diesel smells etc. Just my observations.

 

Ocanabis

Thank you very much i really appreciate it! I am very excited to start growing deep purple and just dodnt know if its as susceptible or more to pests like gdp is. I have always had horrible lick with pests when it comes to gdp.

Pests are always going to be an issue and your best plan of attack is to always be on the defensive side.

Uploaded files:
  • You need to login to have access to uploads.

Beautiful photos! Im already thinkin defensive just got my gallon of mighty wash and green cleaner! Thank you again!!!

The pics are of Deep Purple and good luck

Thank you

Great pics, what are you using to take these kind of pics, my cell phone just aint cutting it for closeup pics like the ones posted.

I have 2 Camera's I use. A Canon D70 (22 megapixel) for bud shots and a Canon XSi (12 megapixel). My preferred lens is a Canon 100mm Macro which I use primarily

Quote from Jedimasterdabber on June 3, 2018, 3:32 pm

Thank you very much i really appreciate it! I am very excited to start growing deep purple and just dodnt know if its as susceptible or more to pests like gdp is. I have always had horrible lick with pests when it comes to gdp.

Whats your growing style? Gonna be using Supersoil?

Quote from Jedimasterdabber on June 3, 2018, 3:32 pm

Thank you very much i really appreciate it! I am very excited to start growing deep purple and just dodnt know if its as susceptible or more to pests like gdp is. I have always had horrible lick with pests when it comes to gdp.

If I may suggest for pests, look into using essential oils 🙂 I use peppermint, tea tree and lavender oils (not in or on the plant obviously) personally. The best part it’s non toxic and totally safe to use. I spray down the floor area with the oil mixture and since I’ve done this don’t have any issues. Russet and spider mites are super notorious in my area and these oils keep em at bay. And just as an example if you’ve heard of “smite”, one of its main ingredients is peppermint oil.

Quote from MichaelSky on June 4, 2018, 9:17 am
Quote from Jedimasterdabber on June 3, 2018, 3:32 pm

Thank you very much i really appreciate it! I am very excited to start growing deep purple and just dodnt know if its as susceptible or more to pests like gdp is. I have always had horrible lick with pests when it comes to gdp.

Whats your growing style? Gonna be using Supersoil?

I have been using foxfarm soil for awhile. To be honest its what i ise because i am on disability and its the easiest  and cost effective soil to get to. Also i im not to familiar with other mediums to he honest.

Quote from Blayzed76 on June 4, 2018, 2:36 pm
Quote from Jedimasterdabber on June 3, 2018, 3:32 pm

Thank you very much i really appreciate it! I am very excited to start growing deep purple and just dodnt know if its as susceptible or more to pests like gdp is. I have always had horrible lick with pests when it comes to gdp.

If I may suggest for pests, look into using essential oils ? I use peppermint, tea tree and lavender oils (not in or on the plant obviously) personally. The best part it’s non toxic and totally safe to use. I spray down the floor area with the oil mixture and since I’ve done this don’t have any issues. Russet and spider mites are super notorious in my area and these oils keep em at bay. And just as an example if you’ve heard of “smite”, one of its main ingredients is peppermint oil.

I am most definitely going to try this thank you so much for sharing. I want to be as chemical free as possible and clean. My area is also very notorious for spider mites. It almost gets me to a point of wondering if i need to replace my tent. Although i did just upgrade to a 1200w full spectrum led and adding an additional 300w led to it.

Quote from Jedimasterdabber on June 5, 2018, 12:21 pm
Quote from MichaelSky on June 4, 2018, 9:17 am
Quote from Jedimasterdabber on June 3, 2018, 3:32 pm

Thank you very much i really appreciate it! I am very excited to start growing deep purple and just dodnt know if its as susceptible or more to pests like gdp is. I have always had horrible lick with pests when it comes to gdp.

Whats your growing style? Gonna be using Supersoil?

I have been using foxfarm soil for awhile. To be honest its what i ise because i am on disability and its the easiest  and cost effective soil to get to. Also i im not to familiar with other mediums to he honest.

Gotcha. That helps. I am disabled, as well. Not so much for lack of ability to be mobile as for an inflammatory condition. I am also having financing difficulties right about now, so I understand your situation.

When I am reduced to new soil (I am a notill specialist) there are a few things I reach for, because of the difference they make.

One, I ALWAYS make compost. Compost is your long range winner. There is no other way to accumulate the soil life that will provide complex biochemical creation for the plant. Bagged soil is primarily organic material, and the soil life will act quickly to fortify the nutrient reserves within it. I use leaf mold at the same time to provide the fungal component. Two compost piles; one for greens and browns, and one for leaf molds. Compost also attracts worms, which will provide protozoa from their digestive tracts, as well as giving mites and nematodes a chance to populate the soil. The more of the food chain you can provide, the better the soil will be at providing the nutrients your Deep Purple wants.

Two, Deep Purple has long been a favorite of mine, because of the pain moderation of the Indica it carries. Deep Purple has shown me some wonderful colors and Terps. I like to encourage all the hidden bonuses to be expressed in it's final product. I learned fairly early that good rock dusts provide food for the rock eaters at the foundation of the biological food chain. Not many soil mixes contain a variety of rocks and pebbles.  With Deep Purple you WANT the trace minerals to be processed!! They will provide the vivid colors and the terp profiles locked away within the genetics to be expressed to their best.

I have tried various rock dusts and always seem to go back to the Humate mix sold by Rock dust local.

http://store.rockdustlocal.com/BrixBlend-Humate-25-lbs_p_17.html

There is the one I like to buy, though given a preference, I would make a mix of several.

The reason I like this one is because of the humates. In packaged soil there is little in the way of active humates, because the organisms haven't been active in it for long. Compost usually brings my humates, but in the beginning some supplementation is very effective. Using straight bagged soil, I'm desperate for humates and this mix solves the problem as best as I am able to provide.

Think of Humates like a "tool box" for the life in the soil, by which they get to work making complex biochemicals which will result in the expression of recessive traits within your genetics. Humates work in conjunction with the life in the soil, so I am persistent with the compost at the same time, to get full effectiveness.

Fear not, using some choice supplementation, you can provide some wicked medicine with simple bagged soil. Get enough life in the soil and you can reuse your soil endlessly, with proper care and diligence. And if my experience is anything to go by, you may find grower friends being mystified by the recessive genetics you pull out of the seeds that they are growing too, with less success. They might start to think that Subcool's genetics "Like you better", for the cultivars you find within them. LOL

?Edit: the soil life brings pest and disease resistance more effectively than any other method, though I do indeed use essential oils if a problem raises it's head.

Edit no. 2, because I can't think worth a damn this morning: Method 1 PPS does a number on mites. I know there is conflicting testimonials about it, but for me it is a magic elixir.

Preventatives is the best way to deal with pests otherwise throw it out and start over is usually the best bet depending on what type of pests you are battling. I dont spray anything on my plants in flowering what so ever like some people do who have pests and try to save their grow... its crazy

Quote from The Envee on June 13, 2018, 8:42 am

Preventatives is the best way to deal with pests otherwise throw it out and start over is usually the best bet depending on what type of pests you are battling. I dont spray anything on my plants in flowering what so ever like some people do who have pests and try to save their grow... its crazy

Dude I was in grow shop yesterday and a guy was in there talking about how he prefers “mighty over green clean cause you can spray it up till harvest day, and if the webs are bad you just take a shop vac to em”   No lie he actually said that, I just shook my head ???. That’s the product being produced by a lot of these dispensaries and sold even here out west.

Quote from Blayzed76 on June 15, 2018, 3:38 am
Quote from The Envee on June 13, 2018, 8:42 am

Preventatives is the best way to deal with pests otherwise throw it out and start over is usually the best bet depending on what type of pests you are battling. I dont spray anything on my plants in flowering what so ever like some people do who have pests and try to save their grow... its crazy

Dude I was in grow shop yesterday and a guy was in there talking about how he prefers “mighty over green clean cause you can spray it up till harvest day, and if the webs are bad you just take a shop vac to em”   No lie he actually said that, I just shook my head ???. That’s the product being produced by a lot of these dispensaries and sold even here out west.

I have fallen into the trap of accepting a clone that is premier. A few days later, my isolation tent (A SUPER good idea!) was showing clear signs of mites.

My health condition saw me in bed for almost two weeks and I couldn't tend to the problem. When I got back to it there were webs and everything was covered in mites. I had several cuts taken from the same person at the same time. I had fruity pebbles, a wicked cut of 24K gold, and some Heirloom strains from the mountains of Va. I really wanted to keep them.

They were getting past the point of topping them, I knew they would be getting out of hand (especially the 24K, which was showing strong sativa traits) and I decided to give them a couple weeks to try to deal with the problem, then flip them after taking new clones. I just wanted healthy, happy plants to take clones from.

I used Method 1 PPS, as directed on the bottle and by the guy who makes it. Ten days later, it seemed like they were beaten. Everything was starting to get out of hand growth wise, but I went for another ten day cycle of Method 1.

Never saw another mite. Had a short bout of Weed Gnats, because my auto watering was running a bit too much, but a surface spray of Method 1 took them out, as well. I had to spray the surface of the mulch on top of the soil every few days for a bit over a week.

Method 1 PPS and such essential oil preparations can work well, but they wreck havoc on the exudates of the leaves. In destroying the pests, they also strip the waxy coatings from the leaves, exposing them to other pests and disease. If you have a carefully controlled grow, they can be fantastic. If you are outside, or are sloppy about cleanliness, prepare for more problems, and possibly a domino series of events that has you pulling your hair out and burning the lot down.

Essential oils also play havoc with the soil life, so after the problem is dealt with, compost, compost, compost, to bring the soil life back up to par.

🙂