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Tentoes1962

Just a noob’s picture of my ghetto-grow

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Hi I just wanted to pass along a pic of some young plants I started recently from seed.  Man they are so pretty....I got the seeds from the Cannabeizein Garden club.  There are two strains here: 1) Tree of Life BX and 2) Pineapple Haze x Second Sight.  

 

Really I just want something to put me in a stable orbit around Nebulon 5....these look like Indicas or at least a big genetic component.

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12 minutes ago, Tentoes1962 said:

Sorry I forgot the attachment.....

 

 

Do you have plans to transplant them soon? They are getting pretty big for those cups. Also, have a small fan blowing by them to help strengthen the stalks up. 

Are they going outside? 

 

Thanks for showing them to us. 

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No they will be staying inside and I never realized that air circulation will work to thicken the trunks and stems....  thanks EK!  

 

I plan to move them under some cfls shortly and to transplant them into bigger pots...this was really a spur-of -the moment idea.

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6 minutes ago, Tentoes1962 said:

I never realized that air circulation will work to thicken the trunks and stems

Not too strong right now, They need to have just a slight breeze. otherwise, they could fall over. Just have your fan lightly moving them. Maybe to the side, not directly on them. soon though you can add more wind as they grow stronger. 

 

Its fun to grow. I know this is just experimental. They are looking really healthy right now. 

 

Ask me anything no matter what about growing these out. I'll keep it simple and cheap. 

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Thank you EK!  I can already see roots at the bottoms of the cups that they are planted in now, so you are right about needing to put them into bigger containers.  

 

I’m a little unsure about what size of container to put them in next.  On the one hand, I like to minimize the number of times that they are re-potted, since whenever I do it, the plants seem to be injured and take about a week to start growing again.  Conversely I don’t want to put them into ten-gallon buckets when they probably won’t be allowed to get very big anyway.  Wow I think I just answered my own question!  

 

BTW in my last grow, the plants were flowered in individual 10 gallon buckets and an autopsy revealed that there was A LOT of root accumulation at the bottom of the bucket, but not so much throughout the rest of the soil volume.  That says to me that I should try and find containers that are taller and less wide than the standard ten gallon bucket, although I don’t think I will be vegging them for that long, given the space restrictions where I am now.  

 

I like using the homer buckets however because the hard plastic of the buckets makes for good, strong tie-down points for doing LST (Low Stress Training) of the plants during the next phase of vegging.  

 

I appreciate and respect the opinions of everyone on here!

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1 hour ago, Tentoes1962 said:

Thank you EK!

My Pleasure

1 hour ago, Tentoes1962 said:

I can already see roots at the bottoms of the cups

I was concerned about that myself. Those cups will not support the plants for long. 

1 hour ago, Tentoes1962 said:

I’m a little unsure about what size of container to put them in next.

A one-gallon container should suffice for Vegging in the house,  You can even flower them in one gal, if necessary.  Use an aerated soil, one with lots of perlites added, this should enable your roots to grow more throughout the soil. It also helps make the soil go further. 

 

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I have only been able to determine the sex of two of the seven plants that I have.  The two that I can identify are plain-as-day females, but the other five I’m still not sure of.   There are two different phenotypes, which complicates comparisons.  I guess I can just switch to flower light-cycle but I was hoping to free-up some space for the girls.

 

i tried to take some pictures of the internodes, but my phone camera has a hard time focusing on them. If I can get a good picture of some of the internodes I will post them...

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Here are a few pics....the first one is a female and the next is an example of one I cannot identify.....

 

Both of these plants are supposed to be of the same genetic heritage, and the second pic sort-of looks like a female, but not like the first one which is definitely female.

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looking good....thanks for the pix


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Hi so here is a pic of one of the girls after switching to flower photoperiod (12/12) for about a week.  I really didn’t think they would kick-in to flower that quickly.

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Let me know if anyone sees anything worrisome, pls.

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Hi so I believe I have a male flower that has appeared on one of my female plants.  I have attached a picture to show what I am talking about.  In the one grow I did, I had these same “bananas” show up and I would just pick them off.  Should I continue to do that or is there a better method to remove them or otherwise take care of them?  

 

I understand that if I were to allow them to flower and spread their pollen, then the resulting seeds would be guaranteed to be females.  If I had more room/time then I would like to experiment with that idea, but for now since I am trying to get the most unpollinated female flower from my plants, then I guess I should just pick these off when they appear?

 

Any advice is appreciated!

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In a past grow, I didn’t find all of these when they flowered and a few pollinated the females in the immediate area.  Now I am using a fan to circulate air and I’m afraid that I might well ruin a whole grow.

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3 hours ago, Tentoes1962 said:

Hi so I believe I have a male flower that has appeared on one of my female plants.  I have attached a picture to show what I am talking about.  In the one grow I did, I had these same “bananas” show up and I would just pick them off.  Should I continue to do that or is there a better method to remove them or otherwise take care of them?  

 

I understand that if I were to allow them to flower and spread their pollen, then the resulting seeds would be guaranteed to be females.  If I had more room/time then I would like to experiment with that idea, but for now since I am trying to get the most unpollinated female flower from my plants, then I guess I should just pick these off when they appear?

 

Any advice is appreciated!

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In a past grow, I didn’t find all of these when they flowered and a few pollinated the females in the immediate area.  Now I am using a fan to circulate air and I’m afraid that I might well ruin a whole grow.

 

@Backdoor Can you help with advice? thanks in advance. :) 

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Ever find those fake "faux" seeds in a bud? You know those all white or tan colored shells with nothing inside, and when met with a flame, they go snap, crackle, pop... Don't yah hate that? I do.

 

Methinks the cause is in front of us, a male "nanner" on a female plant that "isn't all together". If we were to compare the genetic stability of the pollen from a male plant and against the pollen from "female plant" (what you have), which one would win?

 

That said, sometimes experiencing and observing things personally, is the best teacher.

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I totally agree!  Another good axiom that I like is, before you can really know something, you have to teach it....

 

I have decided to just pluck these off whenever I find them since there don’t seem to be very many.

 

I have heard that these male flowers (on female plants) have a higher probability of appearing when:

1) There is some ambient light reaching the plants during their night sleep cycle...or

2) The plant has sustained an injury (like a broken branch, etc).

 

My feeling is that they will just be a fact of life with growing weed.

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1 hour ago, Tentoes1962 said:

Her name is Ashley

 

LOL, Be sure and talk sweetly to her. she is Gorgeous 

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Posted (edited)

I still have a fungus gnat issue.  I tried Neem, along with sticky traps and pieces of raw potato.  I guess I will have to resort to some Pyrethrin to make them depart.

 

Is it okay to use pyrethrin this late in the game?  The plants are all in flower (~30 days into flower) and while I don’t see any obvious damage/injury to the plants, I DO see a lot of adults stuck to the sticky traps every other day when I put new traps out.

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3 hours ago, Tentoes1962 said:

I still have a fungus gnat issue.

Mix one part 3% hydrogen peroxide with four parts water. Allow the top layer of your soil to dry, and then water your plants with this solution as you normally would. The soil will fizz for a few minutes after application; this is normal. Contact with hydrogen peroxide will kill fungus gnat larvae on contact.

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