For Veg good
For flowwer bad
I am just trying to understand the thinking that went into this attempt.
This is honestly a very first for me. I’ve seen people grow in pc cases, closets, and refridgerators. Everywhere, cept a cardboard box. I Just don’t see why you are trying soooo hard to hide 1 plant in a pile of boxes. You are trying to hide it from someone man. if you want to be safe, try changing the locks on the area the plants are in and get em out of the dadgum cardboard box/ fire hazard.
HOW LONG DOES IT LAST? This process is a temporary solution, not a permanent fix. The big advantage to cardboard is that it doesn’t stay there forever, getting locked up in soil layers. I’ve seen the cardboard disintegrate after 6 months. But in other spots it’s still been there a year later.
A free, biodegradable alternative to landscape fabric is to use simple old cardboard. The idea is derived from the concept of sheet mulching. In permaculture, sheet mulching can be done to reclaim an area of land that might have been weedy or even covered with grass.
THINGS TO AVOID: To reduce feeding sources for termites, it’s best to avoid all wood mulches and chips. That includes ones that might seem to be termite resistant like cypress or cedar. Eventually, the protective compounds in the wood will leach away and termites might feed on the wood particles.
A BIODEGRADABLE ALTERNATIVE:
USE A THICK LAYER: Some people mention using newspaper as an option. It’s a great way to manage weeds on your regular garden beds. To suppress a weedy or grassy patch, you would need multiple layers and a substantial mulch application placed on top. I prefer cardboard in landscape beds, using 2 layers (standard thickness). A single layer should work well if it’s extra thick.
PAIR IT WITH THE RIGHT MULCH: If you want to work with a wooden mulch, then cardboard is a great option. But it isn’t a good barrier for use under stones or rubber mulches. It would work for initial suppression. But afterwards, the cardboard would decompose while the mulches would remain intact, slowly sinking into the dirt of your bed.
Video: Landscape Fabric Finding an Alternative
CONSIDER THE SOURCE: In reality, termites serve a vital function in our ecosystems. Once a tree or woody shrub dies, termite colonies move in to break down the massive networks of buried roots. So if you are afraid of attracting termites to your property, then you might think twice about cutting down any trees or large shrubs on your lot. That is where the real termite invitation comes into play. A single medium tree will have deposited much more cellulose under ground than those few sheets of cardboard that you are contemplating.
In many residences, wood based mulches are customarily applied on top of fabric. But the biodegradable nature of wood causes the mulch to slowly break down, forming a layer of soil. That upper layer can be a perfect rooting medium for fresh weed seeds that find their way into your beds. Before you know it, you’ve circumvented your weed barrier and weeds just grow right on top of it!
This guide is done with a small and a big eket, but you could do it with two large ones to allow longer vegging, in this case you can do the second eket for vegging with just 2 panels instead of 4.
(The attachements below are also downloadable throughout the guide)
The normal power usage for this build is below 50w total, which means less than $5/month for veg (4€) and $3/month in bloom (3€).
The new cardboard compression chamber of the blower allows for a quieter build and makes the carbon filter setup much simpler.
Welcome to the website guide of the Eket V2 build video guide.
With two separate chambers this build can do continuous supply in a very small package.