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« Reply #20 on: February 20, 2008, 01:39:28 am »

I think it is the salvia being some sort of gateway into other worlds, particulaly insect and blood microbial worlds that has been playing with my mind. Something about mosquitos that is a bit against the idea of humans venturing there. Don't be surprised if sally gives you dreems of meeting strange beings. They look humanoid but when they start doing stuff like walking on their toes and fingers, suspect some multi dimentional overlap. LOL!!!

Might have been waiting for a male. They live off plant juices.
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« Reply #21 on: February 20, 2008, 01:43:45 am »

I think it was Jim Woodrings art that got me. Google some of that.
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« Reply #22 on: April 25, 2008, 01:14:20 am »

Lol, I'm assuming you're with lady D as you type man?  Are you continuing to smoke or do you have something so potent it keeps you going for that long?  If so, plz send me cuttings Cheesy  It'd have to be the white sage heh. 
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« Reply #23 on: May 14, 2008, 04:24:38 pm »

So is it best to have HPS or MH? My many years in horticulture classes and experiences have tought me it would be best to use MH, becuase we're growing for vegetation, but I could go either way.
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« Reply #24 on: May 14, 2008, 08:30:20 pm »

Heres another Question is it better to have a nice high K and sacrifice lumen or vica versa?

Right now I am stuck with Fluorescents but later I will look for MH.

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« Reply #25 on: May 15, 2008, 12:44:55 am »

Wow, that almost sounds like it got a heavy dose of salvinorin A, lol...that would be sweet to get a picture or video of that somehow. It seems like we might be on to something as far as the potential purpose of salvinorin A. If it has that kind of an effect on insects it could be for defense against small insects. However, its strange that the salvinorin A only occurs on the undersides of the leaves. Perhaps when insects such the juices out out plants they reach the salvinorin A...maybe that mosquito thought he landed on something with blood, heheheh.
Both male and female Mosquitoes are plant juice drinkers by design. But you never see Salvia plants scratch a mosquito bite ... or hear them complain ...

And mosquitoes never bite and tell. How much sap can one bug drink? You'll never miss it.

Female mosquitoes only need a blood meal after they've mated: to have the proper Amino acid mix to produce Mosquito eggs. 

If they never screw: they won't bite you.

But all the promiscuous mosquitoes tend to pick on me.
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« Reply #26 on: May 15, 2008, 01:00:33 am »

Lol  Cheesy ^^^
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« Reply #27 on: June 27, 2008, 06:50:44 pm »

So bottom line, for maximum plant and leaf growth, what type of bulb is your best bet?
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« Reply #28 on: August 23, 2008, 03:24:57 pm »

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So bottom line, for maximum plant and leaf growth, what type of bulb is your best bet?

Really depends on how many plants you have and if you want to flower them eventually or not, but if you want to flower i would get a HPS and for extreme vegetative growth I would get a Metal Halide or fluorescent with a high k bulb (say 14000k) ,you could purchase other colour/k bulbs. For example I have an 130w 14000k fluorescent lamp which is good for vegetative growth however I could take the 14000k bulb out and put a 6400k bulb in for multi purpose growth (flowering and vegetative).

-Fluorescent/Metal Halide are good for vegetative growth (but it does depend what bulb you have in there)
-High Pressure Sodium is good for flowering and leggy growth (Longer distance between nodes)
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« Reply #29 on: October 29, 2008, 05:06:49 pm »

Im planning on running several dual bulb T8 fixtures with 6500K bulbs.  Would work well salvia?  I have always been told that for plants you want 6500k and according to that chart it seems to be the sweet spot....so why would you go in a high temp range?
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« Reply #30 on: October 29, 2008, 05:20:57 pm »

I use 1 fixture with two T12 6500k bulbs for my Salvia and they love it. I have about 14 or so plants under there. The charts I have seen show that plants generally use from about 5500k and upwards. Not just a peak around that color. Hope that helps.

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« Reply #31 on: October 29, 2008, 06:01:44 pm »

what is a good photo period for my plants? 
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« Reply #32 on: October 29, 2008, 06:56:03 pm »

The higher the temperature range the better the light is for flowering, and the further the light will penetrate.

The main point one must remember is, for good growth, you want at least 20w per square foot of growing space... This is normally about 1 plant (8" pots spaced equidistantly take up about 1 sqft each).

So, figure out how much space you have, and do the math... More light is better with it comes to fluorescent though.
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« Reply #33 on: October 30, 2008, 11:24:28 pm »

what is a good photo period for my plants? 

18 hours a day on 6 hours a day off. 18/6

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« Reply #34 on: November 12, 2008, 01:19:14 am »

Hey there how are you? im a newbie working on my second plant and the light thing is still confusing to me. Previously i used a  regular 60w white light and it seemed to work. Now on my second plant i bought a cheap "sylvania 60 w spot gro". Will this work? what could i get that is optimal but fits into a regular size light socket?I only have one plant from a cutting that is fairly stout but only about 10 leaves on her as of now.  thanks for the help, love the site its helped a ton so far! look forward to your reply.
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« Reply #35 on: November 12, 2008, 02:04:58 am »

A 100 watt equivalent daylight CFL is the best option in a regular light bulb. I currently am using a 60 watt incandescent plant bulb myself and it's working fine, but I know that with a higher wattage CFL there will be lower energy usage and higher amounts of light emitted. So as long as you have the right spectrum of light and aren't creating an overly hot environment for your plants you should be fine.
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« Reply #36 on: November 12, 2008, 03:22:10 pm »

I've been getting along great with 2 26watt "daylight" (in the package with blue on it) CFL's. They fit into normal light sockets and you can get two of them for about 8-9$ from walmart. The daylight spectrum has the best wavelength of light for making healthy bushy plants. Search the site a bit and there is a light spectrum graph posted somewhere that shows the shades of light that salvia loves to grow in.
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« Reply #37 on: November 23, 2008, 05:49:57 pm »

i agree completly with jarg, my plants are under T12 lights 24 hour on 24 hour off cycle for half of them . and 18/6 for the rest  and the 24 hour ones are verrrry bushy. take a look the hacked up one is the one i took the clones from and toped it. and the oters are almost the same 18/6 narow leafs thoe  it is the "first clone i took" in the vid. it will say that. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SZ09F1jsMQI          enjoy.   


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« Reply #38 on: December 01, 2008, 04:13:40 pm »

I just bought new daylight bulb. Tell me, is it OK or not?






It is PHILIPS TORNADO 20W
ENERGY SAVER
DAYLIGHT
50-60Hz
E27 ES 800h
1250 lumen 125mA

I dont know if it is 5500k or 6200k...

What do you think, is that bulb fine?

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« Reply #39 on: December 01, 2008, 11:05:53 pm »

That looks great! These CFL's just keep getting better and better. The one you have there is very efficient, too.
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