First grow! KushXL autos from Growers Choice

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Did you get one wet?
One is completely water proof they are both about a month old and the the other has never been wet above the cap line… 🤷🏻‍♂️ Actually neither have been fully submersed. Both have new batteries as well. Calibrated with the same Milwaukee solutions 7 and 4 PH. One is a TDS / temp / PH meter
 
AmokNewb

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Day 23: River and Clara are growing really fast now. However, I did notice the darkening of some of the new growth tips and a potential N burn. I believe this to be from a faulty PH tester I bought from nutetools dot com. Junk! So back to my old cheap meter.

I will have to empty and clean out my reservoir today and make some more sauce for my plants so that I know it is PH’d correctly. What a pain in the ass. Also, just to note I’m not emptying and cleaning my res due to the PH problem. It is just getting a bit cloudy and dirty as well.

I am going to have a chat with them this afternoon for perhaps a replacement. Other than that onward and upward.

River Song:
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Clara:
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Tent cam:
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AmokNewb

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Day 24: Not a whole lot to say today.

Filled the reservoir yesterday. Sat and tried to figure out how to LST these super squat plants. I am thinking a couple haircuts are in order today. I think this will be beneficial to the little bud site that are partiallly blocked, but also for me to see what the structure looks like to get a better idea what I am working with 🤪

I am also thinking of upping my watering schedule to 4 times a day during lights on. I feel they are starting to drink a lot more and are probably just about to go into flowering mode.

I want to scrog these soooo bad but so far they have been so short (but with lots of branches) that it just isn’t feasible yet.

River:
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Clara:
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Tent:
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AmokNewb

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Day 24:

So I took the plunge and did some major defoliation and retied up all the LST work I did previously. They look so pissed off at me now… lmao. 🤬 You can see the before pics in my previous post from this morning.

River:
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Clara:
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Also, I am now able to get a better pic of just how close my nodes are on these plants. Not sure but after looking at some other Kush diaries some were pretty squat and short. Super hard to LST to get more good flowering sites. You can see in the pictures the nodes are not any wider than my pointer finger.

River:
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Clara:
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Little garden shot.
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AmokNewb

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Day 25 06/25/2021 - Today should be pretty hands off. Just letting them do their thing after the harsh treatment they got from me yesterday. (Defoliation and LST). I’m assuming they will need a couple days to recover, but, I will say they do look a bit less pissed off today than yesterday.

Still no signs of sex. the tops are a nice bright green and the leaves are starting to deform like it really wants to flower. Hopefully, I didn’t screw it up by defoliating. The wait for flower continues.

River:
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Clara:
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Garden:
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AmokNewb

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Day 26: These plants have bounced back awesomely after my heavy handed defoliation and LST. Putting on an inch a day and growing faster by the minute. They must have loved my nutrient ratio last feeding. I am going to do the same mix again today to refill the reservoir.

Speaking of reservoir and watering… I think I am watering a bit munch per feeding as I am going through 5-6 gallons every 2-3 days for two plants. So I think today I am going to finally go to a 4 feed per day schedule and drop the time from 1min 10secs to 40-50secs or so. They should realistically only be getting a gallon a day a piece and still get good runoff to avoid any salt buildup.

Have a 4inch and 6inch stretchy scrog nets ordered as well. Other than all that I think this first grow is going great so far!

River:
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Clara:
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Garden:
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AmokNewb

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Day 27: Another day of mostly hands off and just watching the stretch.

If my scrog nets come today I will hang the first one and that is about it today.

Last night however, I did find a few pistils on Clara the smaller of the two and the no longer late bloomer. 🤓🥸 Sorry about the bad pics waiting in my usb microscope.

I also got my new Milwaukee MW804 4in1 ph/ec/tds/temp pen. Excited to have a reliable testing tool. One more grow day in the books! Cheers!

River:
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Clara:
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Garden:
 
AmokNewb

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Day 28: Well this is the last day of week four. I was really hoping they would have started flowering by now, but we will continue hope for week 5.

I got my scrog nets late yesterday afternoon and I put the first 4” net up. As you can probably see by the pics I really have no clue what I am doing. Also these plants are so so squat and compact I almost wish I had a 2” net. But, I think they are in stretch mode so we will see how that might effect my ability to scrog these a bit better.

My plans for today are to do a quick clean and rinse of the reservoir and refill with a new batch of mutes I mixed up in the middle of the night last night. Then just let them grow I suppose. Not much else for me to do. 🤷🏻‍♂️Now on to week 5 tomorrow and continue to have a good grow. Cheers! 🥃

River:
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Clara:
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Garden:
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M0nStarNuggety

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Ladies are looking beautiful.👍 You are right at the point of flower. Just depends on the genetics. I've had some start flower at 20-25 days, others have gone 30-40 days before. With how they look now, you can expect some beasts after their full stretch. Growing like a champ there sir👊👍😎
 
AmokNewb

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Try the critical purple I had fantastic results with that strain also the pineapple growers choice is pretty Rock solid in my opinion all pics look fantastic
Aloha nui loa!!
Aloha!

Thanks for the reco’s and compliment! I have about 10 strains I think on page 2 of this thread that I will be choosing from. Any reco’s on those?

Cheers! 🥃
 
AmokNewb

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Ladies are looking beautiful.👍 You are right at the point of flower. Just depends on the genetics. I've had some start flower at 20-25 days, others have gone 30-40 days before. With how they look now, you can expect some beasts after their full stretch. Growing like a champ there sir👊👍😎
Thanks man!

These are KushXL or basically just OG Kush autos from growers choice. I did see some pistils on my runt Clara the other day and it looks like River is starting to get some sex organs in the nodes. 😜 Fortunately these are really squat plants but thicc. And I have kept them just a few inches over the top of the pot just in case they do decide to zoom on me.

I wish I knew what my yields will be close to. I am going to guess 2.5 oz per plant. Might be a bit optimistic for my first grow. LOL… But I do have a max of 450w from the wall for them to bloom under. so far I count about 10 colas per plant right now that I can see.

Cheers and thanks for stopping by with the kind words!
 
M0nStarNuggety

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I run 2 at a time in RDWC, in a 2' x 4' x 5' tent. With 400-600w, depending how much the plants can handle. Harvesting today actually, but last harvest, a single plant, gave me about 14oz cured.
But in soil grows my average is around 5-6 oz cured depending on genetics.

If all is well and stays on track you will be pleasantly surprised.
 
AmokNewb

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I run 2 at a time in RDWC, in a 2' x 4' x 5' tent. With 400-600w, depending how much the plants can handle. Harvesting today actually, but last harvest, a single plant, gave me about 14oz cured.
But in soil grows my average is around 5-6 oz cured depending on genetics.

If all is well and stays on track you will be pleasantly surprised.
LOL I’m going to hold you to that! J/K… I am in a 2.3x2.3x5.6 foot tent with a perfectly fitting sf-4000 so 🤞🏼… I post daily so come back and check back on the harvest results in a couple months. 🤪
 
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Day 29: Welcome to week 5 friends! Still not flowering but growing like crazy and drinking like fish. Not much to do at this point but tuck leaves and scrog as they grow larger.

I think I am feeding rather heavy as I just changed to 4 fertigations a day. But I went through 3 gallons of water just yesterday alone. I am going to have to watch runoff and cut feed time to probably about 40 seconds each feed. I am making more nutrient solution as we speak 🤦🏼‍♂️

Other than that everything is turning up Milhouse. I just can’t wait until flowering time, like seriously can’t wait any longer lol…

River:
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Clara:
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Garden:
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Cheers!
 
SweetLeafGrow

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It looks almost like you got the exact same scrog net that I did. I am very happy with mine over the cheap one that came with my tent kit. And a pretty good deal too from what I could tell. With the discount, I got two nets, one 6" and one 4". Very nice quality. Small business guy in Colorado and I always like supporting small business.


Keep up the great gardening Brother!
 
AmokNewb

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It looks almost like you got the exact same scrog net that I did. I am very happy with mine over the cheap one that came with my tent kit. And a pretty good deal too from what I could tell. With the discount, I got two nets, one 6" and one 4". Very nice quality. Small business guy in Colorado and I always like supporting small business.


Keep up the great gardening Brother!
Yeah, I think I got the same as you then. Mine came with the same 4” and 6” nets and hooks. It was way way easier to install over the cheap net that came with my tent. I could not get it tied and to stay in place. I would highly recommend the stretchy nets!

Cheers!🥃
 
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Day 30: Today feels like another auto pilot day. I will check the reservoir PH but probably will not do much beyond that. I will also keep an eye on the plants today for any deficiencies or other signs of nutrient stress. Since I changed my nutrient mix to a flip to pistil mix.

I would like to give them another haircut, but considering they are not in flower yet I do not want to stress them to much. I pulled just a few under canopy stems and leaves yesterday but only like 5-6.

cheers!

River:
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Clara:
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Garden:
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AmokNewb

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Day 31: Other than staring at my plants yesterday all I did was adjust PH in my reservoir and pull a few bottoms leaves and stems off.

I will probably make another 6 gallons of special sauce for the ladies today and top off my reservoir. I’ll probably use my late vegetation recipe as some of the leaves are looking like they are a bit faded. That mixed with my flip to pistil recipe should be a perfect balance for the stretch period they are in. But yeah, stretch = early flowering.

I am pretty pumped that both plants are showing sex and ready to flower, or rather in transition to flower mode. To the moon we go! I feel like I am missing something… oh well if I think of it I will update…

River:
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Clara:
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Some closeups:
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AmokNewb

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Day 32: River has been on a slow decline the last couple days. Just starting to yellow a bit and a little wilty. Looks to me like a nitrogen deficiency, which is weird because both plants are the same strain and get fed the same are the same size etc. I did have a pretty low PH the other morning on day 30 or 31.

I am thinking I should turn my lights down a bit, and maybe give some higher PPM vegetation nutrient recipe. I hate to waste all the nutrients I made yesterday. But I, need to See if I can bring her back before it is to late. Other than all that Clara is still looking good for now.

Any advice is appreciated.

River before:
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River today:
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Clara:
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Garden:
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