Drinking from a Cattle Trough

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All my flowers drink from a cattle trough.

It's been about 15 years since I've done a grow diary here so I figured it was time to update things. Like a lot of my fellow growers here I'm getting old and my health isn't good. Ruptured disk etc. found myself getting way fat and taking a handful of meds. Something had to change.

I had a room in my detached garage that was not being utilized so I decided it was time. I designed and built what works for me, it's antiquated to say the least. Low tech would be an understatement.

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The goal was to build a perpetual grow. 3 flower chambers built on top of 4' x 12' frame. For the first several months I used one of the 3 for veg until i could figure out where there was room for a separate veg. The entire dimensions for the room is 7.5' x 15.5'.

Each chamber has a 1k air cooled HID and a 4" fan/filter. Air from the lights is pulled from and dumped back into the detached garage this room is in. The air for the chambers is recirculated from the room all the systems are in. The lung room has gas heat and AC.

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This system is based off of a 28 day cycle. 3 chambers gives me 12 weeks flower time for each. The problem comes with having something ready to flower every 28 days. Not just a vegging plant but one that's ready to flower.

The original plan was to have Trainwreck going into this flower chamber.

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Mistake #783 - Cold front came through and dropped temps in this tent to 65. I had placed soaked germinated seeds into the rockwool so I know the seeds were good. Ended up with 1 of 7 seeds making it. That was plan A

Mistake #784 - I'll take some clones and see if I can get them ready. yep, another cold front came through and severely stunted the growth of these clones

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went through each clone and cleaned them up and checked close to see just how they were doing. Decent clones, 12/12 living, but not remotely close to being ready to flower

Plan C - I've had to resort to plan C more times than I want to remember: Flower What Ya Got

What I had was 2 Amnesia Haze clones and 1 remnant of a plant that I had cut most of the GG6 clones from. I don't expect much from her on this grow but she is living so in she goes.

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The design of this system is modular. Meaning you can pick up a clone in it's pot and move it to veg. Time comes move the plant/pot to flower. All 5 flood trays run at the same flood depth. Once your in flower just remove the skirt.

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fill with rocks

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finally cover with cheese cloth

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Was looking at the Amnesia Haze 24 hours after transfer and realized they needed the lower trellis installed, much earlier than a seed run. Started to get some string out of the cabinet and I remembered there might be some jars of Amnesia from a previous run.

My lucky day! Took way longer to get that trellis up than it should have lol.

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After a couple bowls and some coffee I finally got the string installed

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Weekly update

Girl scout Cookies Extreme - week 9
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Bruce Banner - week 5
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Amnesia Haze - <1 week
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Veg

Train wreck - Tallest - To be cloned this week
Bruce Banner - Middle - Clones from flower
Do-Si-Do - Smallest - Next clone mother
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Cloner - GG6
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These clones hit 21 days and to be honest they look like ass, as my boy so graciously stated. They have only been in this chamber for 7 days spending their first 14 days sitting on the grow room floor in your basic f/d set-up. No lights, no nutes and 68 F water. So basically just basic life support with a 50/50 chance of survival
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Pulled the worst clone out, no roots. Pulled the next worst looking clone, roots. Ugly plant but roots. So now it's down to 10 and I'm hoping for 8
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Trainwreck maxed out this veg system at 38 days so it's cloning day.

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GG6 had to be moved over to the veg side. Made 12 cuttings, 11/12 had roots. 3 of those 11 had tiny roots and mostly dead tissue so 8 made it to veg. 5 of those 8 are decent plants. So 5 out of 12 or 42% success rate for a batch of abused clones.

Trainwreck gave me 10 really solid cuttings. Pulled 2 from Amnesia at 7 day flower to make it a full run and keeping Amnesia alive in veg.

This is the first batch of clones placed in this system. I've tried to isolate all the environmental factors I can. No direct light 12ppfd, air temp 74 - 78, water temp 74, ph balanced tap water at 100 ppm, Clonex on the cuttings.

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Thanks for stopping by @Weedolae

Feel free to ask any question you have my friend

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I do enjoy a Sativa, but growing them...well not so much. The trainwreck clones I cut are scheduled to go in the chamber that now holds Bruce Banner. Bruce Banner is a Sativa dominant plant and she is showing her genetic traits in this grow. Topped at 8 stems and trained on a 2 trellis system to spread out those branches. With plants stretching this much I will, reluctantly, trim out the lowers if the majority of the stems are at the top trellis. Remove the lower trellis and start cutting, simple but this requires binding and I grow for pain meds for my back. Seems counter-productive but it is worth the effort at times.

Plants are 5 weeks 3 days into flower.

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I do enjoy a Sativa, but growing them...well not so much. The trainwreck clones I cut are scheduled to go in the chamber that now holds Bruce Banner. Bruce Banner is a Sativa dominant plant and she is showing her genetic traits in this grow. Topped at 8 stems and trained on a 2 trellis system to spread out those branches. With plants stretching this much I will, reluctantly, trim out the lowers if the majority of the stems are at the top trellis. Remove the lower trellis and start cutting, simple but this requires binding and I grow for pain meds for my back. Seems counter-productive but it is worth the effort at times.

Plants are 5 weeks 3 days into flower.

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We can talk în private if u have a bit free time ? Really ur a pro grower. I wanna to ask u mamny things. Thx
 
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Gorilla Glue was a seed run with 2 plants vegged under MH and 2 under LED. All flowered under a 1K HID Dual Spectrum bulb.

14 Days after cutting its time to trim.

18.5 grade A
3.5 grade B
1.0 trim
1.0 (8 oz wet) fresh frozen
24 total product

It's the grade A number that's important. Industry says you should be hitting 16 from a 1K light, this run hit 18.5 so it was a little above avg. I process the B grade and trim into oil. One of these days I'll get some dry ice and deal with the collection of fresh frozen in the freezer.

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GG6 - Gorilla Glue Pheno #6

Planted 8 Gorilla Glue Seeds from ILGM back in late October. I was transitioning to a 3 flower chamber rotation and had just installed the veg tent with an LED. First 4 seeds went in under a MH, 2 germinated. Dropped 4 more seeds into the tent and had 3 of those come up. Came time to flip this chamber and I had 4 decent GG's and a single Chocolope plant. The fifth seedling, GG6, was just too small and I had a feeling it wasn't going to make it so I stuck her in the back corner of veg, where she stayed.

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