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AnselAdams

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Made some green dragon last night, it worked! Had a good night watching Airplane!

The one pictured is getting some kind of lockout I think, the EC keeps rising. Even if it's as low as 1000. Gonna read up on it

Some of the pistils are turning brown, which could be a deficiency I think? Ph is 5.9
Looking good there! Do you have them tyed to the net in any manner or are you just using it for support?
You may want to clean up her skirts and get some air moving underneath before the dreaded mold & rot come for a visit. 🍻 😎
 
Bean_Boy

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Looking good there! Do you have them tyed to the net in any manner or are you just using it for support?
You may want to clean up her skirts and get some air moving underneath before the dreaded mold & rot come for a visit. 🍻 😎
I just have the net holding down the branches, I'm not sure if that's an approved method or not?

And I'll clean up underneath, thanks for the tip! I've got my fan pushing pretty hard too
 
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After reading your journal, I can't believe how your plants look at harvest time. I'm trying aspirin in the reservoir too!

lol... thank you. I grew the same weed for 5 grow in a row. Now I have switched to something new and boy howdie 🥳 things are different!. Just enough to throw a few curves. So now i'll do these until i get proficient; then i'll do something else. Those were a hybrid 50/50, these are more Indica oriented.
 
Bean_Boy

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lol... thank you. I grew the same weed for 5 grow in a row. Now I have switched to something new and boy howdie 🥳 things are different!. Just enough to throw a few curves. So now i'll do these until i get proficient; then i'll do something else. Those were a hybrid 50/50, these are more Indica oriented.
Ill come back over and check them out! What are the main differences you've noticed?
 
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Ill come back over and check them out! What are the main differences you've noticed?

The biggest so far is level of nutes needed. The Crystal Meth. requires a LOT more cal-mag. So far my standard dosage looks like i've done nothing at all. I am trying now to change up my Cal-Mag mixture. I am growing Crystal Meth & Candy Cane in side-by-side tent grows. The crystal meth looks sick as hell the Candy Cane is doing much, much better.
 
Bean_Boy

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The biggest so far is level of nutes needed. The Crystal Meth. requires a LOT more cal-mag. So far my standard dosage looks like i've done nothing at all. I am trying now to change up my Cal-Mag mixture. I am growing Crystal Meth & Candy Cane in side-by-side tent grows. The crystal meth looks sick as hell the Candy Cane is doing much, much better.
Good to know, it's something else to watch out for

The seedlings seem to be doing pretty well, only on pH tap water still

On the other hand... This white widow seems to be prematurely turning brown/orange? Im going to keep looking for signs of being a hermie

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beluga

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Nice! They're (seedlings) now under the screw-in LEDs?

I'd maybe think about cutting down your nutrient load... maybe even doing a flush. The bottoms of the plants look pretty burnt and crispy and with the pistils crisping up like that, too..?
Just a thought... Ansel would probably have a better opinion here.
 
Bean_Boy

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Nice! They're (seedlings) now under the screw-in LEDs?

I'd maybe think about cutting down your nutrient load... maybe even doing a flush. The bottoms of the plants look pretty burnt and crispy and with the pistils crisping up like that, too..?
Just a thought... Ansel would probably have a better opinion here.
Yes they are! I'm really impressed, I don't think I'll be going back to CFLs for this. The area is too confined and heat is a concern. Thank you for the pointer on the LEDs, and being able to pop the bulbs off.

I'll back way down on the nutrients and see how they look. I'm still learning how to feed them. Do they normally feed heavy during stretch, and taper down after? I appreciate the help!
 
beluga

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Yes they are! I'm really impressed, I don't think I'll be going back to CFLs for this. The area is too confined and heat is a concern. Thank you for the pointer on the LEDs, and being able to pop the bulbs off.

I'll back way down on the nutrients and see how they look. I'm still learning how to feed them. Do they normally feed heavy during stretch, and taper down after? I appreciate the help!
Eh.. not the person to ask probably.

I imagine it's strain-dependent. I'd bet some like higher feed during veg, some like higher feed during earlier flower, some like higher feed during later.
What I do is just start at 1/4 to 1/2 the recommended dose on the packaging and respond to the plants from there.. just trying to keep them at a lush green - not too light or dark but usually erring on the lighter side because it's easier to feed them more than flush. Not a technical method at all, but it's been reliable for me.

I've only ever used Botanicare's CNS17 duo, so I'm not too in-the-know with all the various additives and whatnot that a lot of companies push.
I've never used a PPM or EC or TDS meter... which, I guess I'm just seriously lucky or the CNS17 formula is foolproof.
 
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AnselAdams

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Eh.. not the person to ask probably.

I imagine it's strain-dependent. I'd bet some like higher feed during veg, some like higher feed during earlier flower, some like higher feed during later.
What I do is just start at 1/4 to 1/2 the recommended dose on the packaging and respond to the plants from there.. just trying to keep them at a lush green - not too light or dark but usually erring on the lighter side because it's easier to feed them more than flush. Not a technical method at all, but it's been reliable for me.

I've only ever used Botanicare's CNS17 duo, so I'm not too in-the-know with all the various additives and whatnot that a lot of companies push.
I've never used a PPM or EC or TDS meter... which, I guess I'm just seriously lucky or the CNS17 formula is foolproof.

Totally agree! i too used the CNS-17 line for the first 5 grows (it is tough to mess it up); THEN i began to monkey with the mixes.!!

I also agree on using only 1/4 to 1/2 of what is listed on the bottle. 🍻 😎
 
Bean_Boy

Bean_Boy

Eh.. not the person to ask probably.

I imagine it's strain-dependent. I'd bet some like higher feed during veg, some like higher feed during earlier flower, some like higher feed during later.
What I do is just start at 1/4 to 1/2 the recommended dose on the packaging and respond to the plants from there.. just trying to keep them at a lush green - not too light or dark but usually erring on the lighter side because it's easier to feed them more than flush. Not a technical method at all, but it's been reliable for me.

I've only ever used Botanicare's CNS17 duo, so I'm not too in-the-know with all the various additives and whatnot that a lot of companies push.
I've never used a PPM or EC or TDS meter... which, I guess I'm just seriously lucky or the CNS17 formula is foolproof.
I'll look into the CNS17, that's good to know that it's proven!
Totally agree! i too used the CNS-17 line for the first 5 grows (it is tough to mess it up); THEN i began to monkey with the mixes.!!

I also agree on using only 1/4 to 1/2 of what is listed on the bottle. 🍻 😎
I'll back that down tonight, thank you both!
 
Bean_Boy

Bean_Boy

After I found out how NOT to dry them, I ended up with this. Probably 3/4 a half gallon mason jar. They're curing now. Not a spectacular yield, but better than last time, and most importantly, improvements to be made for the next go-around.

The one in the tent looks to be putting on weight, I drastically cut the master blend to around an EC of around 850, pH 5.9

Thanks again for all who have helped 💕👽
 
Bean_Boy

Bean_Boy

I screwed up again! I accidentally set the EC meter to ppm, which gave confusing results at the time. I burned the shit out of the seedlings, so I flushed with lower EC solution. I was also overfeeding the white widow in flower....
Always learning ....
Happy Thanksgiving!
 
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