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Deluxestogie Grow Log 2020

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Good to know! I was under the mistaken impression that sun curing was the end of the process, at least for turkish. I'll throw the rest of mine in the kiln now too.
While I have you on the topic of perique, I have some air cured Delhi 34 (a flue cure variety) that I don't expect much from, do you suppose it would make reasonable perique?
I think it'll make a reasonable black cavendish.
 

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My impression with Perique is that the final aroma is luck of the (microbial) draw, whereas the nicotine depends on the variety used. With Cavendish, every variety provides its own unique aroma, though again, nicotine is whatever the nicotine content of the chosen variety provides.

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A curious study from RUDN University (Moscow, Russia): summarized the results of 520 studies on the impact of manure on the soil.


Their ideal: 25,000 kg. per 1 ha. =~ ½ pound manure per square foot.

For my 60 square foot beds (5' x 12'), that would be about 30 pounds of manure per bed, annually. They particularly liked pig manure. I'll go with 10-10-10.

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"on average manure was accumulating at a rate of 1.3 gallons of manure per pig per day"

That would come to around 10.4 pounds of wet manure per hog per day. If we assume it will dry down to 1 pound per day of dry manure, Then a single hog could provide enough manure for 700-800 square feet, which would be perfect for my total grow area. [The aroma might be a different matter.] Of course, I would have to feed the hog every day. And perhaps the hog would eventually feed me.

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I'll Have Some Seeds, Please.

These are among the plants I "grew" this summer. The MD 609 was grown entirely in a pot on my porch steps, and is just now forming robust buds. They have been in my enclosed back porch since the weather turned crappy.





This Ainaro was taken from its garden bed just before the first frost, and kept entirely indoors since the cold weather became nearly constant.



I do have bagged blossoms on a potted Olor, as well as on a potted Viqueque. So far, the feeble Liquiça has yet to get any buds going.

Bob
 
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