First grow! KushXL autos from Growers Choice

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Day 63: Here we are yet again at the end of another week. I feel like I have been growing these plants half my life already. 🤪 We are on the last day of week 2 flower for River and week 4 for Clara. Not to much to say today. Stayed hands off yesterday and probably today as well. I do have another diary at grow diaries and I maxed my text input limits for my daily updates this week. I guess I’ll have to make my daily entries shorter LMAO.

River is packing on the flower now, still hoping this will speed up some like Clara did. But all things considering she is looking fairly well. I will have to top a couple more colas, but it is what it is. I still have hopes she is going to be a good producer. She is now starting to show some trichomes but not quit “stacking” yet.

I can now at least I think see Clara swell a bit. The colas are definitely getting dense and they are all about a foot to a foot and a half long. In the pics all you can see is maybe the top 1/3 to 1/4. I know to never go by breeder recommendations for flower time, but if I did today would be the day for the big chop chops. I think she has a minimum of two weeks left. Starting next week I will start keeping track of the trichomes and all that jazz.

My reservoir came in this morning at a PH of 6.01, I’m totally letting that sit until tomorrow before I adjust it. I am going to come up with an automation for that chore as well. I Have all the probes and dosing pumps to make it happen from all my aquarium gear. I’ll make a different thread for that. 🤓 I want PH adjusted automatically and more than likely I’ll have my H2O2 done as well, that will be a bit easier than the PH.

That’s it thats the post. 🤷🏻‍♂️

River:
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Clara:
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Garden cam:
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SweetLeafGrow

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Yeah I got a bunch of them. Like 50 gram bags 20 8th 40 1/2’s 20 QP’s etc etc. 😜
I was checking these out on their website. Sounds like a great way to cure everything.

Do all those bags they sell regulate humidity for the cure? I noticed some of the bigger ones don't say that on the outside like the smaller one in your photo.

Also, how long do they last? Are they reusable?
 
AmokNewb

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I was checking these out on their website. Sounds like a great way to cure everything.

Do all those bags they sell regulate humidity for the cure? I noticed some of the bigger ones don't say that on the outside like the smaller one in your photo.

Also, how long do they last? Are they reusable?
From what I have found in my research is yes all the terp lock bags regulate the humidity. The bags are also heat sealable. As long as you don’t do that I see no reason why they can’t be reused. I gave a friend of mine an oz bag for his tobacco and he reuses it and says it is one of the best things he has gotten for his loose leaf rolling tobacco.
 
AmokNewb

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Day 65: Well looking back it looks like I misnumbered my days around day 61. Oops. Today is day 65 and is the start of week 3 flower for River and week 5 for Clara.

River is still gaining height… a few of the branches I didn’t top with the others are on the edges and have now surpassed the light height. I’m going to leave them like that for now I think. Other than that the flower growth is noticeable by the day, and she looks healthy enough lol.

Clara is being Clara… Flower growth has slowed some especially vertically. Most of her colas are well stacked now and the 6-8 inches I can see over the canopy anyway. I did remove some fan leaves to get some more light down to the lower flowers yesterday. Not a lot but enough I hope. I can’t wait to cut her down!!!! I turned my IR/UV light back in her at 50% intensity. I’m gonna get her as frosty as I can even if I burn some leaves in the process. 🤷🏻‍♂️

Reservoir is starting to get some buildup in it. Dosed some H2O2 this morning. It PH’d at 6.11 so I’m leaving it for the day. I’ll probably do a cleaning at the end of the week if it can stay clean enough for me that long.

Some side stuff: I got my new drying/veg tent the other day. I set it up but have not hooked it to my other tent yet. It is a vivosun 2x2x3. I have to go on a trip next week and need to be gone for at least 5 days. 😢 Pretty scared to leave the plants that long with PH drift in the reservoir etc. So I ordered some Advanced Nutrients Sensi Bloom A & B and some big bud all for coco. I was hoping to have a few 3-4 days to swap out nutrients before I leave and get them dialed in and see just how stable the PH actually is and use those while I am gone. Anyone think this is a bad idea? A good idea? Any advice using these nutrients at all would be very helpful right now. I’m so close to a harvest I would hate for this to ruin them.

Well that’s it for today. Have a great day everyone!
P.S. all of Claras flower pics are from different colas. 🤓 and the trichome pics are just my camera on my phone so not great.

River:
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Clara:
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AmokNewb

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Day 66: Good morning earth people and space people ( @ComfortablyNumb ) 😬

Not a lot to report today… which for me I think is a good thing. It means I didn’t manhandle my plants or accidentally cut off some plant limbs… My trim bin and accessories got delivered today, along with my advanced nutrients sensi bloom a+b. I’m still waiting for anyone to give me a go or no go on switching my nutrients for my vacation 🥺

For River not much to say that the pictures don’t. She is a mega bitch! But even from yesterday’s pic of the same flower you can see she wants to make big colas and is doing a good job. I just wish she wasn’t a 5000 foot queen.

As for my dear, dear Clara… She is great… also I can confirm the burnt leaves are totally from my IR/UV light that thing is a beast! It’s only at 50% and 2 feet from her. I’ll be turning the intensity down a bit and I’ll be turning the color from all UV/IR to a cooler red today. I want the frost but I don’t want to sunburn my little lady.

As for my reservoir it is now clear again and PH was at 6.11. I adjusted it to 5.8 again and we now are just waiting for it to get empty to try some different nutrients.

ok kids go outside and play we will talk to you tomorrow…

River:
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Clara:

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Clara looks cloudy to me closeups:
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Schwer

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I see I was lumped in with Earth peeps again, but whatever...

I'm pretty sure River is trying to escape. If you notice a branch reaching for your car keys it might be time to lock her down.

Clara is looking mighty frosty in those pics too, damn.
 
AmokNewb

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I'm pretty sure River is trying to escape. If you notice a branch reaching for your car keys it might be time to lock her down.
Lol I literally had to tie her back! Not sure if you can see it in the pictures but I will take another. I had to tie her to the left side poles of the tent so she would stop leaning over Clara and blocking all her light. :)
 
AmokNewb

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Before I do my daily update.

So woke up to check in on the plants this morning. And low and behold my timer was not turning on my pump for feedings. I believe this to have been happening for at least a full day. River is a lot bit wilted. I am in 5 gallon pots so that might have saved me vs if I was in tiny 1 gallons drying out all day. I did a manual watering with the pump until I got at least 100% runoff to rinse any salts. I think I set my timer back into auto mode. I think the problem is with this timer if you hit mode to turn it on manually, then, you have to go to your program and re-confirm it to get it. to work again. I will check back at my next feeding around 11:30. Scary times my friends scary times.
 
AmokNewb

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Day 67: As my previous post already states. My plants have not been watered for at least a day maybe 2. Ugh. River took it the hardest the first photo is her peking up quit a bit even after only a few hours after I gave them a good soaking. Verified my timer is working so hopefully she can recover. Clara didn’t even look like she missed a beat. 🤷🏻‍♂️

Not much more to be said about river at this time. She is really loosing some of her green I’m pretty sure is due to the watering issue. But the flowers still look to be doing ok. I might need to step up the N a bit for awhile. Maybe the advanced nutrients I’ll use for vacation next week will help her out.

Clara I think is almost done flowering. I am going to have to give her at least one more week after this since I will be gone most of next week. From the microscope most of her trichomes look to be mostly cloudy, still not seeing any amber though. The highest flower time I have seen for her auto is 60-70 days from seed to harvest. I’m going to give a minimum of 80.

Reservoir was still half full lol. But PH’d at 6.1 lowered it just a bit. I’ll be doing one more small top off today with terpinator mixed in since I will be emptying and cleaning it for my switch to AN for coco.

River droopy:
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River with a coulple of the overgrown sites:
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Clara:
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AmokNewb

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Day 68: I am super tired today so not much of a check in today.

River is slowly bouncing back from the watering fiasco. She is deeply malnourished but is getting greener slowly. I do not want to just throw nutrients at her, but instead let her feed normally.

Clara still looking good, if anything the watering issues made a few pistils turn brown prematurely. But, that could also be me not able to keep my hands off them 🤷🏻‍♂️.

Reservoir is now getting closer to emptying lol wonder why… 🥸🤓 It was sitting at 5.91PH today so I’m going to let it just empty without any adjustments today.

River:
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Clara:
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Cam:
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AmokNewb

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That is some scary stuff man. I'm glad this wasn't happening during your vacation. 😳
Yeah my friend I am super lucky and glad I caught the error when I did. You can count on me triple checking before I do leave though. 😜 I am still scared to be switching nutrients with only 3-4 days to dial them in but, with great risks come great rewards right? lol…
 
FourPlants

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Yeah my friend I am super lucky and glad I caught the error when I did. You can count on me triple checking before I do leave though. 😜 I am still scared to be switching nutrients with only 3-4 days to dial them in but, with great risks come great rewards right? lol…

I am still waiting to see where I am at when its time to flip mine because right now its looking like right before vacation. That wouldn't leave me a lot of time to dial in... I'm debating just pushing it back and flipping when I get back. Gonna end up with some monsters.
 
AmokNewb

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I am still waiting to see where I am at when its time to flip mine because right now its looking like right before vacation. That wouldn't leave me a lot of time to dial in... I'm debating just pushing it back and flipping when I get back. Gonna end up with some monsters.
Yeah you will if you wait. But I think it is advised to continue the same veg routine for a week or so after flip. I would think you would be ok. Your not scrogging right?
 
FourPlants

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Yeah you will if you wait. But I think it is advised to continue the same veg routine for a week or so after flip. I would think you would be ok. Your not scrogging right?

I will be, double layers.
 
FourPlants

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Yeah that could be a different ballgame then after flip. But might be ok as long as your not gone for like 2 weeks. 🤷🏻‍♂️😜

Less than a week. I have someone who will look after system but I hope I can fill system fresh right before I leave and get away with a single top off while I'm gone. If I have to flip before I leave I have to flip, the plants will tell me.
 
AmokNewb

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Less than a week. I have someone who will look after system but I hope I can fill system fresh right before I leave and get away with a single top off while I'm gone. If I have to flip before I leave I have to flip, the plants will tell me.
True true on the plants letting you know. I don’t have anyone to watch the garden, so I am relying on being able to put 20ish gallons into my clean and disinfected reservoir before I leave and have it be ok. My biggest concern doing this is PH drift. So I am going to switch to Advanced nutrients for coco and few of their Bene’s. Big bud, B-52, etc. They claim a good week of stable PH and the ability for plants to get nutrition even if it climbs to 8.0PH. I guess we will find out.
 
AmokNewb

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Day 71: I missed a few days/updates. But I’m back now for a few days at least. :) So biggest thing in the last few days is I switched nutrients to advanced nutrients. Made the mistake of using their calculated dosage at full strength for first watering. It was a whopping 2400+ ec. Using the coco connoisseur a+b with big bud and b-52. Plants almost instantly burnt. Cut it to half strength now and we will see what happens. They seem to not be burning anymore as far as nutrient burn.

River is really getting cooked under the lights because she is so tall and there is no more room for her. I didn’t clean up the canopy or anything in the pictures so you might be able to see it pretty clearly. She needs more room so I can get her away from those lights.

Clara got a bit of a nutrient burn too, but I think I caught it in time. She. Seems pretty good this morning. I will be checking trichomes on her later today as I think she is getting close. I also really need to make some room for River. So that being said if Clara has almost all cloudy or all cloudy or even a few amber she is getting chopped.

My reservoir was at 6.23 this morning I will not adjust it because I want to see if AN is telling the truth about the PH stability and for plants supposedly being able to pull nutrients even at 8ph hard to believe I know. When mixed at full strength the AN nutrients where ate 2400* ec and a PH of 5.94. About half strength and we sit at 1400 ec and 6.2 ph. I also forgot to add some H2O2 yesterday so I will be doing that today as well. Or should I add hydrogaurd instead since I will be gone for awhile?

River:
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Clara:
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Cam:
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