First time in a long time

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Jumpingspider

Jumpingspider

Started growing back when Overgrow was around. I was all about organic living soil back then and had some amazing results.

Took a hiatus from growing for about 10 years now I'm back and this time, we're doing things different.

Coco coir as a medium.
Canna A/B, Calimagic, etc..

OGBiowar Compost tea roots and foliar

I used to be all about the LST...
But now we're mainlining

Strains are: some lack luster bag seed that I started 3 weeks ago and miracle alien cookies that I purchased from TrueGritG, all 12 of which are sprouting nicely over there in the background.
 
Jumpingspider

Jumpingspider

Ok so things got a little away from me since you last visited. I can't even recognize these pics.

I didn't realize it at the time but these seeds turned out to be auto flower feminized so mainlining was not the right choice as they are fairly stunted going into flower (maybe a few minor hermie issues - we shall see). I'm Considering getting foliar optic switch and transport to remedy that.

I have since transplanted the autos and germinated some MAC F2s from @truegritgenetics on here which you can see are growing nicely 100% germination.

Enough chit chat... Here's some grow photos!
 
Jumpingspider

Jumpingspider

It didn't take long for me to realize the mac was ready for some more root space so I decided to transplant them to 1 gal pots before starting the LST portion of the mainlining technique.

With these i can take my time while I wait for my autos to finish under 24h light period.

I have 2 tents but while all my plants fit in the one tent I've decided to run both lights in there as well.

I will soon run out of space in this one tent, despite my autos being stunted.
 
Jumpingspider

Jumpingspider

The beginning stages of mainlining the mac went well.

I realized it's good to have some height on the main trunk before the manifold so that you can get the fertigation wand in there without trouble.

That's my new favorite word... fertigation.

Speaking of ferts in using silica, Epsom salt, canna coco A/B, a bit of dip n grow, and care free enzymes for the base, and adding Calimagic for the mac only and bloombastic for the autoflower only.

Ph is at 5.9
Ppm for the autos is around 900-1000
Ppm for the mac is around 500-600

Also every weekend I re-up micros and beneficials with OG Biowar foliar and root pack compost tea with earth worm casting molasses Neptune's fish emulsion sea green and seaplex full strength for the foliar and dilute 1-10 and add orca aspirin and high tide shellfish extract immune booster for the roots.

So with the mac tied down and the autos pretty much set up with 8 tops its a waiting game.

The autos are starting to get a little frosty and packing on buds on a couple phenos.

I actually snapped a couple of limbs on the mac so I lost half a plant and probably stunted a couple more with my clumsiness and poor training technique.

First time mainlining so I'm allowed to make some mistakes.
 
Jumpingspider

Jumpingspider

Alright, it was time to make some room.

Second tent activate!

I can't decide if I want to get a second light for the flower tent. 315w doesn't seem too bright.
 
Jumpingspider

Jumpingspider

I love it when a plan comes together...

Lol at those perfectly symmetrical bud sites.

I wish I could say all my plants are turning out as consistent as this one.
 
Jumpingspider

Jumpingspider

Did some much needed defoliation and upgraded my 5 gallon reservoir to 2 5 gallon reservoirs. I may soon need to up it up 2 10s because these are drinking 2-3 gallons of nutrient solution everyday.
 
Jumpingspider

Jumpingspider

A few shots of the autos... I had to tuck 3 of the 12 macs into the auto tent because it was too crowded in the mac tent.

The color of this bulb is a little warmer. My mac tent is under a Phillips bulb and the autos are under a vivosun bulb. Big difference to the camera sensor at least.
 
SSgrower

SSgrower

The 26th is 5 day's away, your training is remarkable. I always liked Bonzi training & topiary designs. Thanks for the views.
 
Jumpingspider

Jumpingspider

The 26th is 5 day's away, your training is remarkable. I always liked Bonzi training & topiary designs. Thanks for the views.
Thanks for the kind words.

5 days away from the due date, indeed ( if that's what you're referring to) , and I'm seeing a few amber trichomes on the one auto. The other 5 plants trichs are all clear or mostly cloudy. Going to reduce nutrients to 50% on the one that's closest and then 0% after a couple days to get ready for harvest.

This has all been experimental as I've never used nutrient solution before so I'm looking forward to testing the results.
 
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Jumpingspider

Jumpingspider

Ok i decided to put all 12 in one tent just to see if they all actually fit in the 4x4 drain tray...

And they do!

I need to get something to add air around the base of the pots though like those rubber mats in restaurants or some other kind of plastic grid.
 
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