Took in few more close-ups today, my gut feeling says to wait a little longer.
Another week to 10 daysOk so today marks day 56 and 8 weeks of flower, Really working my patience gene on overtime. lol
Here are some more close ups and some blossom shots. My thoughts are today is the day but also open to second and third opinions from experts who know way more than me.
Great information. Still thinking about it but I am def inclined to chop today and go for max thc. Not sure if the terps will change much going forward, which might cause me to wait a while longer, but I think she is about ready.So if I am going for complexity, I flower longer as a rule. If I am going for maximum THC harvest, IMO you have reached that point on the pictures shown and can harvest now. Lower buds may not be as far along, you might want to take a close look where the lighting is not penetrating.
Go for it.Great information. Still thinking about it but I am def inclined to chop today and go for max thc. Not sure if the terps will change much going forward, which might cause me to wait a while longer, but I think she is about ready.
I'm one of those guys who doesn't bother with larf. If any makes it to the end, I just throw those branches away. I don't think I could be this aggressive without access to all sides of the plants. In all my spaces, I can get all the way around. Not sure if you can figure a way to make that happen in your space? Alternatively, leave the net off until necessary, and spin the pot in the 13 gal res and do each side individually from the front.So I chopped yesterday and everything hanging out to dry presently. I tried to take a few photos, we'll see how they came out when I have time later. Looking at what is hanging, I do not think there will be 10 oz but what is there is super dense and very terpy. Even most of the lower buds were really tight and hard, I don't expect them to shrink up that much as they dry. There was some larf and I learned a lot about branches I should have taken out. I did try fwiw but I was not prepared for the speed of the hydro grow and it got away from me, especially the back of the tent where I couldn't reach as easily. I hope to do better next time with the training.
I didn't have time yesterday but I am going to clean out the system today. Do you guys recommend breaking everything down to clean better? Going to pull the water pumps apart and clean them and thought it might be a good idea to run some clean well water through the system after I get everything clean and put back together. Also wondering if I should throw some H2O2 in there during that final rinsing out?
I have an unrelated question, but thinking ahead to what I will be doing in my grow room. The question is, is it wise to run two different grows in the same room where one is in flower and one is in veg? Different environments but do you think it's doable? I would like it if I could keep zero downtime in my hydro grow and I do plan on having TWO hydro grows at the same time in the near future but I'm wondering if they need to be somewhat synchronized. My thoughts are I could clean out this system and get another grow going in the same tent, same hydro system, and then in about 6 weeks start up another hydro grow, the one that I have been talking to Moe and Aman about. If I did that, this one just starting will likely be in flower by the time I start the new one in 6 weeks, which will obviously be in veg. Do you think it wise?
Thanks again guys for all your help, no words of gratitude cover it! Once this flower is dried I do plan on getting it lab tested to see what I have here. I will post that once I have that test in hand.
I'm one of those guys who doesn't bother with larf. If any makes it to the end, I just throw those branches away. I don't think I could be this aggressive without access to all sides of the plants. In all my spaces, I can get all the way around. Not sure if you can figure a way to make that happen in your space? Alternatively, leave the net off until necessary, and spin the pot in the 13 gal res and do each side individually from the front.
Perfect, exactly what I was wanting to know, thank you.Cleaning is one of 2 things - I wanna sterilize, or I wanna maintain my existing BB colony. Since we had a bout with potential root rot on this grow, I would lean towards sterilization. Just drain and refill the system, then dump in a bunch of H2O2 and run it for a day. Everything will be dead. Then just fully flush and refill. I also get in there with a toilet brush kinda thing while the H2O2 is running to break up the biofilm on all the surfaces.
To clarify, I just would like to be able to run both tents in the same room and wondered if this would be difficult with one tent in veg and one in flower at the same time, not so much concerned with a "perpetual grow' per se, just don't want to see a full tent and hydro set up sitting idle for very long. For my situation, I can run soil in other rooms of my house but I only have one room that I dare run hydro because of all the water involved and the chance of spills etc. Also convenience. I have my 50 gal RO res in the same room as my hydro tent and it's super easy to get the water from there to the system with a small water pump. I also have a big utility sink that room that is also super useful and helps me keep the mess to a minimum which is important to my wife.I'm not sure I understand the flower / veg question. In general, you need 3 growspaces to properly do a perpetual harvest with photos.
Tent 1 - veg. Plants stay in 1 month, then move to
Tent 2 - flower. They will stay here until harvest - about 2 months. In the meantime, start another grow in the veg tent.
Once the 2nd veg is done, it goes to
Tent 3 - flower. Where they will stay for 2 months.
Now, you need to restart the veg tent with the 3rd grow. That will take 1 month and will be ready to move to flower at the same time Tent 2 is harvesting.
Anything less than that you will just have to fudge things around to meet the current needs. You may end up painting yourself into a corner with stuff ready and no where to go, so you have to get creative with clones and revegging in that scenario.
Hey Cash-@SweetLeafGrow what did you end up using to boost alkalinity and keep your ph stable? Im trying to make my res last longer yet didnt have good luck with "silica blast" although it might just have been a bio film and not a silica film.
Ok so mine slowly drifts down in the pots I have issues with. My evo res has never drifted down.Hey Cash-
Not sure if I fought root rot the whole time or not but the trend in this grow once I switched to GH nutrients was for the first day a steady drift down in ph. I used a silica product by Humboldts Secret called Tree Trunk. After about a day, it would stabilize but still drift down 2 or 3 points during a 24 hour period. 3 mL of the Tree Trunk would bring me back to about 6.1 and I would let it drift down to about 5.7 before I would adjust back up but I would have to do that most every day. From what I understand, the norm is a steady drift up in ph? If that is true, the my steady drift down would be more indicator to me that I did have a bout with root rot over this grow but was somehow able to get to the finish line.
Just drain and refill the system, then dump in a bunch of H2O2 and run it for a day.
Haha, you don't want to ask me. I dump in 1/2 a gallon of 12%.OK, so I got everything emptied out and filled back up. I added 1 cup of H2O2, I think it's like 3%, whatever they sell in the grocery store is what I have. Do you think that enough?
Well, it is most active when it is first introduced. But it stays a while and continues working. Any time you can clean is a good time to do it.Cool, do you know how long the H2O2 is active? In other words, how long till its broken down into h2o and o2 and no longer considered hydrogen peroxide?
I guess I am wondering because if it breaks down quickly I would think it important to do the scrubbing etc right then while the h2o2 is most active and not several hours later? Maybe a dumb question but I'm full of em