First grow! KushXL autos from Growers Choice

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Your plants look good your lucky bc GC only sells f2 strains that are not stable, i grew 2 blueberry was completely unstable and would not flower the other was female but would not flower, so i cut the light cycle to 12 12 and got lucky, if your gonna run autoflowers try Methisto you get no bs. This auto is 10 weeks old should be done but it still has a way to go, skip GC there hit or miss.
I went to meohisto’s website but they are not open at the moment. 😢. But I have a bunch of strains by other breeders I will try next. I do have a few more strains from GC but I will save those for another time.
 
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Day 56: Good morning and welcome to the last day of week 1 flower for River and week 3 for Clara.

So not a whole lot going on yesterday since I wasn’t home to pester my plants. Both still chugging along and doing their thing.

Ended up finally turning my main lights down yesterday before I left from 80% to 70%. And my Kessil from 100% to 50% to see if I can figure out if the leaf discoloration on Clara is light/heat stress or whatever. I will be posting some pics of them in a question thread today hopefully.

River seems to have stopped stretching a bit or at least it looks that way lol. She just won’t give up. Lol. But she is definitely going to produce some huge colas if the lights don’t fry her first since she is only a few inches away on quit a few flower sites.

My reservoir is near empty but holding a nice 6.0PH. I will be doing one last 6 gallon top off today with terpinator added since it is due for a cleaning anyway.

Well talk to you all tomorrow for a new week! Cheers!🥃

River:
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Clara:
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AmokNewb

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Day 57: Good morning everyone! Today starts week 2 of flower for River and week 4 for Clara! My babies are growing up!

So basically yesterday was spent whipping up a batch of nutrients with terpinator for my last top off before a cleaning and I did some lollipopping and basic husbandry. You know cleaning up a bunch of dead foliage under the canopy giving them a shave etc…

So for today River looks pretty good, she is growing bigger flowers by the day. Again, these should be a really decent size for a majority of them. I think she has something like 20 nice flower sites. All able to support and grow a 10-12inch cola if she wants to, and I don’t mess it up. 🤷🏻‍♂️

Clara is looking better today with no real new noticeable discolorations after adjusting my lights. I did remove most of the worst leaves yesterday. But the flowers are getting noticeably more stacked by the day. The smell is starting to get stronger and it smells great! She is also nice and frosty almost everywhere. I am drying some of the lollipops I took yesterday to get my first little peek at smoke.

Checked on my reservoir this morning per the usual. It had dropped from 5.89PH when I topped it off yesterday to 5.45PH this morning. I still blame the terpinator, it is cloudy and gross and really messes with PH. I adjusted the reservoir to 5.85PH and will double check it before the afternoon feedings.

Beyond all that today should be pretty hands off and letting them do their thing. I hope you all have a good day in your gardens and homes! Cheers!🥃

River:
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Clara:
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Garden: you can really see the difference in these phenotypes supposedly at least sold as the same Kush auto. River is totally a sativa dominate.
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AmokNewb

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Day 58: So as I said yesterday it would and was all hands off, other than double checking reservoir PH.

River has grown every node she can to within 1 inch of the light and stops them there. WTF is up with that? She is the weirdest plant ever! If she wasn’t LST’d and a scrogged she would have been well over 6 foot. She is loosing bottom leaves like crazy with them yellowing then falling off. I have a feeling it is the lack of N I put her through as well as some lack of light way down under the canopy. I have been cleaning them up when I notice them. But upper plant still looks as healthy as she can be for trying to set herself on fire so close to the lights. I might do some major cleaning of any lower hanging fruit and lollipops this week on her. We will see though.

Now Clara she is a nice short and squat medium yield plant like advertised. I can now see the flowers growing a bit faster after upping my nutrient recipe to more of a mid to later stage flower recipe. I’m hoping river will dig it too. I bet Clara is done in 2-3 weeks. I will say she did produce way more frost than advertised or of any pics I’ve seen of the same strain. Also my pictures are like trying to take pictures of an iceberg, your only seeing the top 1/3-1/2 of the actual flower site for her. I really wish I could blast her with more light.

When checking in on my reservoir this morning the PH had gone up to 6.23 so I lowered it to around 5.9ish. This reservoir should last through the day before it is empty enough to clean up. I will be making more mid-late bloom recipe for the next reservoir fill up. I feel Clara can really use some phosphorous.

But we are all just continuing to truck along!🛻 Be good out there people and don’t let the man get you down…

River:
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Clara:
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Garden:
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AmokNewb

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A literal trip through the jungle. It was so hard to get my phone through parts of it!!! Lmao…
 
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So super defeated right now 😢 I was cleaning up under the canopy and removing some newer small flower sites… traced through the net to cut and snip! There goes one of my medium/large size colas… it is about a foot long. I am going to dry and cure it anyway but it makes me want to give up. What a waste. This thing would be at least a half oz if not more once it was fully ripe. What a friggen bum deal.
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AmokNewb

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Super sorry, my friend. That sucks. 😢

Total bummer! Mistakes are all part of the learning process. Keep on trucking and it will all go away when you first get to enjoy the fruits of your labor.

You can make some edibles with it if nothing else.
Thanks all for the condolences. Yeah I’m just thankful it wasn’t one of the 4-5 bigger ones on the plant. On the bright side I get to actually see the full thing and I am super happy how it was filling out. I am going to dry and cure it anyway just for a sneak peek at how it tastes. If it is not super potent I will make something out of it. I’ll report back with some dried pictures and weights lol… trchnicallly it’s my first harvest, early or not. Lol. I feel I should post it asking if anyone thinks it’s ready to harvest yet. Lol some trichrome pics. :)

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Schwer

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Nice, I see you're making some delicious lemonade out of your lemons. Those look great! Who am I looking at btw?
 
AmokNewb

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Day 59: Oof yesterday was a doozy! So I was pruning some lollipops and I had to reach to the far back of the tent and I took a nice size cola on accident. Oops! We are currently trying to forget about it and push it out of our memory. 😬

So let’s get on with it. River… Oh sweet River… why are you so massive and still stretching! She has now officially hit the lights. I’m at a loss. Either I scrap her entirely, or I need to do some major thinning of her branches and start some HST. I’m so afraid of her turning hermie. What would you guys do? Considering Clara has some weeks left as well. I mean I love the fact she is alive and vigorous but it is now officially out of control.

Clara is still busting out flower and doing her thing even though I cut off one of her appendages yesterday. So not much to complain about there. I can see good flower growth on a daily basis with her. I think I figured out her spotting issue and that should hopefully be getting better now. I believe it to be light stress from the IR/UV I was bombarding her with 20 hours a day. I have now turned off my supplemental lighting and will turn it back on closer to harvest. As for her missing limb. I am currently drying it and will cure the buds. I probably have another 6-7 days for the environment it is in to dry.

Checked on my reservoir this morning. I still have a few more feedings of nutrient solution left so I will let it run before I do my weekly cleaning and refill. The PH this morning came in at 6.23 so I lowered it to about 6. It should be empty after my 5pm feeding so you know what I’ll be doing this afternoon :).

Well I think that is all I have for an update today. I’ll leave you with this little bit of husbandry advice. “Look twice, prune once and only what you want to prune.” -AmokNewb 🤓😜

River:
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Clara:
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Garden: or at least what my cam can see.
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SweetLeafGrow

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Looking good Bro, glad to hear you got the issue figured out with Clara!

I think if it were me, I would just cut those branches off that are stretching, either that or that procedure where you crush the stem between fingers to break the internal fibers up so you can bend them over to 90 degrees and tie them down. That is quite the dilemma you have there, disappointing for sure but you are doing very well and I am sure you will figure this out!
 
AmokNewb

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Looking good Bro, glad to hear you got the issue figured out with Clara!

I think if it were me, I would just cut those branches off that are stretching, either that or that procedure where you crush the stem between fingers to break the internal fibers up so you can bend them over to 90 degrees and tie them down. That is quite the dilemma you have there, disappointing for sure but you are doing very well and I am sure you will figure this out!
I was thinking of the cutting thing, but I feel these should be some of my biggest producers. So that being said I am wondering if I cant bend them if I can almost top them about 6 inches down or so. Not sure how this would effect the plant or output but my only options are those two things. Also would it be ok for me at this point to really clear out a bunch of branches to make room for the HST/Super Cropping? And I mean a bunch of small and medium size branches.
 
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So that being said I am wondering if I cant bend them if I can almost top them about 6 inches down or so.
Personally, I think that is what I would do, but I'm no expert. I would imagine she would put her energy into what is left and would still make some nice flowers. Although, if you wanted to learn that technique of extreme bending, now would be a good time to practice it!

Also would it be ok for me at this point to really clear out a bunch of branches to make room for the HST/Super Cropping? And I mean a bunch of small and medium size branches.
I think yes on this. Personally, I took out most of those smaller branches on my plants to direct the energy at the main stalks. There were still some that I left because they appeared to me making some nice flowers, albeit down below the main canopy. I have several of these and I am not sure leaving them on the plant was the best thing to do or not.

I wanted to add that I wouldn't do this all at once and perhaps do it gradually over a period of time to try to avoid stressing her too much all at once.
 
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So I think I have come to the final decision for my next strain on my next grow. I think I will be doing a round of Alaskan Purple by Seedsman. I think this time I am only going to do one plant as I have not had a problem growing them out to fill my 2.3 x 2.3 foot space. And, I have read it can get quit large. If anyone has any experience with this strain or any tips and or tricks for it please let me know. I have quit awhile yet before I can start my next grow and the wait is driving me crazy!
 
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That Alaskan Purple looks lovely. Great choice!

My next grow will be some Sativa or Sativa-dom hybrid strains. I think I'll be needing to round out my stash jar by then, heh.
 
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That Alaskan Purple looks lovely. Great choice!

My next grow will be some Sativa or Sativa-dom hybrid strains. I think I'll be needing to round out my stash jar by then, heh.
Yeah this strain I am growing now is the Sativa heavy version of OG Kush. I do like Sativas a bit more for partaking, but like you I could use some variety, =] Been smoking a sativa dom Tangerine Dream for the last month!
 
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I have been thinking about this too as I approach the end of this grow. I just bought about 30 some odd seeds from Poekie over in Spain and waiting for them to show up. He had mentioned that he threw in some freebies from Dragons Flame but I don't know what they are yet. Among this order were several different strains because he is low on fem, photoperiod, Indica dominant strains. I did get at least one variety of a Sativa that is supposed to have a shorter flowering time and grows shorter than the normal Sativas.

Here is what I do know about the order, all Photoperiod-
2 MotherLode Fem by Sensiseeds
3 Sunset Sherbert Fem
3 OG Kush Fem
8 Cherry AK Reg
5 Master Kush x Ganesh Reg
5 Warlock x Kwazulu Reg
5 Bruce Banner x Afghan Reg

All this for about $28 which included shipping!
 
AmokNewb

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I have been thinking about this too as I approach the end of this grow. I just bought about 30 some odd seeds from Poekie over in Spain and waiting for them to show up. He had mentioned that he threw in some freebies from Dragons Flame but I don't know what they are yet. Among this order were several different strains because he is low on fem, photoperiod, Indica dominant strains. I did get at least one variety of a Sativa that is supposed to have a shorter flowering time and grows shorter than the normal Sativas.

Here is what I do know about the order, all Photoperiod-
2 MotherLode Fem by Sensiseeds
3 Sunset Sherbert Fem
3 OG Kush Fem
8 Cherry AK Reg
5 Master Kush x Ganesh Reg
5 Warlock x Kwazulu Reg
5 Bruce Banner x Afghan Reg

All this for about $28 which included shipping!
Wow that is cheaper than just 3 seeds I bought from one of the websites! I would love to try the warlock!
 

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