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2-17-2018

 
Update:
 
Well, there are still a few sprouts still living, so I guess I haven’t completely failed yet.
 
Earlier in the week, I forgot to water for a couple days, and half of the sprouts I had going, shriveled up and died on me. I’m not sure if that means the remaining survivors are drought-resistant strains, or just hardier pheno’s.
Either way, the weaker starts have been culled, and these sprouts are all starting to develop more leaf sets. So I am going to wait a few weeks before I start to germinate any more seeds. I guess this is the first time gap between rounds. I’m trying to time them 8-9 weeks apart, so that I can eventually get in to a cycle of perpetual harvests. 
 
The sprouts seem to be a lot happier since I brought the second LED fixture back down next to the first one. 
 
They’ve just been getting straight water since the first feeding and I will probably give them their next feeding in a couple of days. 
 
I used some old cut-up zip-tie pieces as support stakes because I had them laying around and didn’t want to spend more money on coffee straws. 
 
Surprisingly enough, the Douglas County Heirlooms are showing the most vigorous growth. Keeping my fingers crossed with those- it would be great to be able to keep them around for a future breeding project and return some of the same genetics to my stepdad. He’s not big time like he was back in the 70’s, but he still has a small medical grow 
 
 
Note: I recycled some of the starter soil for my resurrected Hawaiian Ti plant. A few days later a cannabis sprout pops up out of the soil. It’s out by the back door, so it gets the inside heat, but still gets some of the morning rays of sunshine. I’m gonna keep it and see how it does, even though there is no way of telling what strain it is now...68895_B31_0663_44_BC_A4_BF_D3_F90_F1_A7_
 
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Good evening Medical Manny! 

 

I'm grateful to see that your sprouts are still living, and the little one that COULD!! :)

 

how far away are you running your LED fixtures? are those the lights from HD?

 

looking good! 

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On 2/18/2018 at 8:51 PM, AfternoonJones said:

Good evening Medical Manny! 

 

I'm grateful to see that your sprouts are still living, and the little one that COULD!! :)

 

how far away are you running your LED fixtures? are those the lights from HD?

 

looking good! 

Hi there!! 

 

I forget what brand they are, but I got them at Jerry’s in Springfield for $45/each. They’re on a wire shelf in my bathroom, and they are about 14inches from the top of the one plant I have under them now. The rest were transplanted and moved under my CRX Sunny 1000


 

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Hello everyone,

 
Sorry it’s been a few weeks. I have been kinda busy with the home life. But I do need to keep my grow journal updated, even if it is only for my own record keeping. 
 
I transplanted 6 of my plants in to bigger pots, a little over a week ago. I couldn’t find the quart-size pots that I was looking for, and the next size up that I had on hand was the tall 3 gallon. Another rookie mistake...
 
As soon as I transplanted them, I put them under a bigger light. The 6 teens are now under a CrX Sunny 1000w LED. It says 1000, but it’s probably actually only giving off about 300-400w, which is still good enough for my needs 
 
I have been giving them the NFTG nutrient line, I need to go down to Constant Gardener and grab a couple things soon, cuz I have 8 out of the 9 of their Greek God themed line. Another buddy of mine recommended that I only use NFTG pH adjusters while I am using that product line (cuz the GH stuff I got might mess with the microbes...)
 
Under the advice of another friend, I started to do foliar sprays. They get the (Floralicious + Super Thrive) 2x a week. They get the (Dr Bronners Peppermint Soap + SNS 211) once a week.
It’s been kinda tricky getting the pH adjusted to where I like, cuz the kitchen sink water is usually up around 8.2 and the bathroom sink (where the plants are) is down closer to the low 6’s. 
 
A few of the younger sprouts that I had started dried out and died. I’m kinda bummed out about that because one of the Cyber Grape x Midnight Express seedlings was displaying the 3branch per node trait that I have been searching for. 
 
I need to look in to some of the older grow guides or threads here on the forum. Half of the teens have the leaves pointed down at the tips. I know that’s a specific deficiency, but I cannot remember which one it is. My best guess is that the plants may not be absorbing that specific nutrient because they’re not quite happy with the pH that they are at. I’m gonna cut back on the feeding and try and just focus on getting the water pH more precise. 
 
After I transplanted the 6 into their big new pots, I waited about a week to water them. The reason for this, being that I used two different soil mixes and the bottom soil (filthy rich) was a lot more damp than the top layer (black gold starter mix).
 
On a side note, I have my soil base sitting in two kiddie pools in my shed, waiting to be amended. Working with what I already had on hand, equal parts: Coco Coir, Sunshine Mix #4, and large chunk Perlite.
I’m going to read through the Rev’s TLO Book again to get my amendment recipes 
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Hello hello, garden gurus and greenthumbed friends. Another quick little update to my grow journal. I finally got some help and lifted up my light fixture about a foot higher, because some of the leaves in the canopy were starting to get a little burnt. The one Aquatic Ape that couldn’t fit below, was kinda scraggly so it had to be sacrificed to save the shelf space. 

 
None of the big ones have died yet, so I guess I’m not Doing too bad. They really seem to be responding well to foliar sprays, and all the bending and low-stress training, especially the Tenderheart in the far back corner. 
 
They still aren’t showing sex yet, but I am keeping my fingers crossed. Just 5 more weeks of veg time, and it will be warm enough for me to place them outside for this year’s Summer Light Dep. EA3584_D7_56_A6_40_F4_B784_27854828_DDB639_A0_E9_C0_FB44_47_AA_B3_D9_09_B5410_FEE63799_B8_FC12_43_DB_9_D2_A_987_C64_BED0B0272_E51_A506_4268_A8_A8_D1_D27_B66_E7964_E92_FC4_4_A9_A_4_DD3_9353_9_C3614454_

 

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Hey friends!!

 
Another update. 
I took some clones about a week ago, they aren’t really looking too well. I would have liked to have been able to use my aero cloner bucket, but I didn’t really have the space for it, and honestly I was kinda lazy to put all the parts together. 
 
I have had my soil mix cooking outside in the shed for about a week and a half. I was able to get the contractors to dig four deep holes for my plants, when they replaced our fence last week. Those 4 holes are each 2ft deep, 1 foot in diameter. I have another wider hole a little further back, about the size of a kiddie pool.
 
Side note: when the contractors hauled away the yard debris, there was nice layer of composted plant matter on the ground, where the oldest pile had been. (Not sure how long it was there composting, that pile was already there when we moved in last year). 
 
I have most of the rest of the equipment purchased for the bigger veg and flower areas that this extra bedroom will be made in to. 
 
Plants aren’t too happy with me right now. I gave them rain water that had collected in our kiddie pool, but didn’t check the pH on it or anything, cuz i thought straight rain water was like as good as it gets. So now I’m waiting just gonna try and get them to calm back down a little by giving just water for the next couple weeks, but will pay a lot closer attention to the pH of the water. 
 
Side note: i thought it would be a good idea to keep a premixed bottle of water and pH down in the grow area, for last minute minor pH adjustments. Today, I observed some kind of thin film floating on the surface of that water. It smelled kinda like aloe (not really rancid or stinky). 
 
 
Forgot to post this last update so 
 
I will just add today’s entry to it. 
 
About a month ago, I noticed some yellowing and browning around the edges of some of the lower leaves, on all plants. I’m not sure if this is a sign of lockout or burn, but I think my ppm was a bit too high, my first few feedings. So for the past few weeks I have tried to flush them out a bit with just water. A few days ago, I gave them a bit of hygrozyme and microbe life yellow stuff.
(Shout out to the Homey’s at Oregon’s Constant Gardener for the free sample size bottle of microbe life)
 
None of the clones survived. Definitely going to use the aero cloner bucket setup next time. 
 
I flipped the seedlings into flower about 10 days ago. 3 of those revealed their sex as male, so they got the axe (not a complete waste leaves went in to the juicer, and stalks went in to the compost) 
This leaves me with 3 females :
1 CraZy Horse (by Canna Fam Seeds)
1 Tenderheart (by Canna Fam Seeds)
1 Douglas County Heirloom (locally sourced)0_CBDF4_BD_91_A5_41_AF_9_A22_DDBD0_AC0_C
 
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-it would be way too much time and effort to pull tarp every day, Doing a light depo for just three plants. So I’m just going to finish these three off in my bathroom. 
 
Which leaves me kinda empty handed for the outdoor long season. 
 
So I popped a few more beans, tossed them outdoors and crossed my fingers. 
 
There are:
4 Beldia (Morroccan Heirloom indica)
8 Toxic Healer (a pheno thAt is supposed to have a ratio of 1:1 THC to CBD) 
 
And a few others, courtesy of the PIF Seed Bank:
1 critical impact x Hash Bomb
1 Grape Skunk x (Casey Jones x Purple Urkle) 
Hash Bomb x Bubble Gum
 
4 of the beldia are in holes in the ground, because if they turn out to be males, I will be saving their pollen for breeding purposes. All the other new sprouts are in small pots in the backyard 

 

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Thanks for the update, looking good.

 

peace,

tw


California 215 compliant grow

 

Currently Growing: White Nightmare

 

Lighting:  start/veg 2 - 190w LUSH Herbal Vador 2x, 2 - 435w LUSH Lighting Dominator 2x

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Hello folks!!

 
Hope all is well with everyone. Been a while since my last update and this will be my final update for this grow thread. 
 
I cut down my plants about 10 days ago. I only took one good pic of them. 
 
There was still a bit of yellowing/browning in a few of the leaves, when they finished. I remember one of the dudes from Constant Gardener telling me that giving one of the NFTG food bottles too easily would make the plants hunger for even more of the same stuff so it would give the appearance of a deficiency. Not sure whether that was the case this time, or if there really was a deficiency. When I cut them, 2 of the plants had slight yellowing/browning on a few leaves (not all). The Tragic (Douglas County Heirloom) had little to no discoloration. 
 
That being said. This has been my best run, to date. Shitty ventilation in the half-bathroom I was growing in, just the cheap generic LED growlight I got off of Amazon, and they still finished with NO BUgs, NO Mold, NO Mildew, NO other major problems. 
 
 
Thank you to everyone who took the time to read this thread, especially those of you who commented with your own pro tips. 
 
-MedicalManny8_F51003_D_297_C_4_DF0_8_A80_7_D248370_A

 

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7 hours ago, MedicalManny said:

NO BUgs, NO Mold, NO Mildew, NO other major problems. 

 I always get at least one of these problems with my inside grows.  This year I won't though, cause were not growing. Its good to see you'll have some awesome buds, 

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Wooow Manny-Nice Job !  Unfortunately I'm Done Grow'in Inside And Probably Outside Too,

 

Health Concerns Have Taken Me Down. Best Of Health To You Kind Sir And Family. T/Y Will...

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Oh MMM Stop It You Big Tease ! SWEEET ! Gosh They Look Well Done. Lots Of Trichs, Color Looks Great And The Structure Is Very Nice As Well.

Thanks MMM. Peace, BW

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