Grow #2 - First ever tent attempt (say that after a few)!

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One bit of advice, have your red tray right under the fabric pots not under the floating floor. I find its better for hydro uptake. I end up watering less.
keep it up dude.

This is interesting as was how I originally planned to do it but read lots of being better to lift them for some air circulation underneath. A bit horses for courses/subjective maybe?
 
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I'd say around 14 days since they started blooming, give or take. The cold spell stopped them all in their tracks for a while but now the environment is sorted they are going for it. I'll do a little removal of older/dead leaves just to tidy them up.

I've got the lights on 60% intensity and 2ft above the highest canopy atm. That seems ok? Read so many different opinions on intensity and height!
Hello mate.

What light are you using?
I use the SF1000 which is Samsung diodes and I think 100w but I've had mine at 100% for the past week. That's what the instructions said to go to but I could have had mine up sooner, I was just waiting for the straggler to get into bloom.
The only time I went higher than the manufacturer instructions I got a bit of burn so turned it down and I've stayed with manufacturer instructions since (-10/20%. Never allowed a positive margin of error). Hope this helps a bit
 
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Hello mate, thanks for the the reply.

I've got the below Samsung (AC Infinity) 240w light.


The instructions that came with it were wildly over the top on the intensity side (think I mentioned it in my first grow thread) so on advice from others here kept it as low as possible at around 1.5 - 2ft, give or take.

The thought of whacking it up to 100% scares me (currently 60%)...lol! How high are your lights from your canopy?
 
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Hello mate, thanks for the the reply.

I've got the below Samsung (AC Infinity) 240w light.


The instructions that came with it were wildly over the top on the intensity side (think I mentioned it in my first grow thread) so on advice from others here kept it as low as possible at around 1.5 - 2ft, give or take.

The thought of whacking it up to 100% scares me (currently 60%)...lol! How high are your lights from your canopy?
That's a very nice bit of kit!

In my mind, if the manufacturer says to have it at say 100% for bloom, I'd want to get it there. But I'd be care. I took mine up slowly and went by the furthest behind plant and the 2 I wanted it there for seemed to have absolutely loved it when it did go up.
My thinking is these light have "full spectrum" and I suppose different parts of that spectrum become stronger/weaker at different power settings.

How high are your lights from your canopy?
Apart from the outlier, the vertigo living up to its name, my 2 are about 24 inches away. The vertigo is about 6 inches away but I can't move the light any higher
 
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DAY 85
Time for some closeups, taken yesterday. They are coming along nicely and beginning to smell delicious! 🙃

What could have been though without that cold spell but you live and learn and we're still going to get some lovely weed out of this. Also have to begin to think about the drying as last time was not great. I have a vague plan.


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Also been further researching the lighting more after getting the env dialed in and have a PAR meter and a guide now! See here:


I'm already planning and itching for my next grow!
 
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Wow auto flowers are fast. Your twenty days behind my plants and yet more than an month ahead in flowering.
crazy
 
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Yeh, they definitely don't hang about and they would be further along (and larger) if hadn't stunted them with the cold. Looking lush I have to say.
 
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I finally found the macro camera setting on my phone after reading a thread on here about something similar, I think?! Anyway, so I took some more yesterday.

All looking delicious but the Froot Fuel is getting triiffid like! 🙃

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Hehe, I know right, look beautiful. I do have a loupe, yes. And I think the FF is just about ready to go as seeing some amber in there (even through my phone). Tomorrow or this week for sure will be the day.

But in the meantime let me tell you a story... 😬
 
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So I hadn't updated for a while as I'd been away with the family for a week.

Anyway, I left the watering with a trusted neighbour and apart from one moment where the heater (attached to the Inkbird) just decided to stop working so we had 7/8 hours of high humidity and cool temps, which was mostly in their dark period give or take, all should have been well.

I came back last Thurs to this:

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What the actual F@CK!?!? 😲 I have no clue why this happened, would it be nutrient burn, too much light/intensity (was within parameters), over watering?!

Any input/thoughts from those growers far more knowledgeable than me would be greatly appreciated here (@Captspaulding , @Greenjourneyman ). I was leaning towards maybe nutrient burn as I fed them before I left but had been fine previously so not convinced. Did the the neighbour waaaay over water them or something else?

The SMC which is smaller is absolutely fine and very healthy looking but these two, particularly the FF looked terrible.

Anyway, once I got over the shock I gave them gave them both a good haircut as you can see below. I think will be ok, touch wood.

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Hey man,
Returning home to plants in a much different state than you left is always a shock and huge annoyance. So I have a couple of theories but I don’t now if we can prove them. First, there is a natural fading / yellowing that occurs new end of cycle, think of trees in fall. However, this is pretty severe so if this is apart of the color change it is only a minor one. I do know that autos can fade more, I don’t work with them so I’m not sure what the normal amount for autos is.
Second: you’re right it does look a little like nuts burn OR massive pH in balance. Is your neighbor the good intentioned type? Would he have tried to “help you out” by adding fertz or something else to the water? Did you pH the water before leaving? Was your last feeding Liquid or topical, as there could have been a nute pocket in the really yellow plant?
It’s a pain but I think you will still be able to finish the run, keep close eye on the trichombes,

🧬🌲🧚🌱
 
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Hey @Greenjourneyman , thanks for the reply.

I feel like I know (or can recognise) the natural fading and although there is definitely a little of that this feels like so much more.

Don't think the neighour would have done anything else other than water twice (and they say they didn't) so no reason to disbelieve them. I've been racking my brains and I watered them the day before we left as per usual schedule and then a top-up the next morning very quickly just so the neighbour wouldn't need to do so many visits. So maybe a possibility but feels unlikely to me.

The nute burn, I fed them for the second time (previously 10 days before) on 28th Jan (we left on the 2nd Feb) with the liquid flowering booster below. Now thinking about it, instead of putting 2.5ml per quart in I remember in order to save time (oh dear!) I stuck 5ml in a single quart then just watered an additional quart on top of that. Would that higher, concentrated amount in the initial quart caused the issue maybe? I did think, uh-oh that might not be a great plan, afterwards.

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They're still showing it again after a few days. Chop time may be coming sooner rather than later...lol!

Oh and lastly, the SMC which I haven't pictured but will had the exact same regime and looks fantastic, no issues at all. Just a much shorter plant (currently) than the rest.
 
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Nice!!! Looks like everything turned out pretty well for you!!!

I seen earlier in this thread, a discussion on lights. I was wondering, does anyone else during flower start to lower light intensity for the last few weeks before harvest? I found this article a year ago and is what I've been doing since, instead of 100% till the end. Thought others might find it interesting.

 
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yeah man,
Plant sensitivity, if you are giving the same doubled nuts to other plants, this one is just more touchy about the dose. If you grow the same strains over and over you’ll get a feel for what they want
 
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So I hadn't updated for a while as I'd been away with the family for a week.

Anyway, I left the watering with a trusted neighbour and apart from one moment where the heater (attached to the Inkbird) just decided to stop working so we had 7/8 hours of high humidity and cool temps, which was mostly in their dark period give or take, all should have been well.

I came back last Thurs to this:

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What the actual F@CK!?!? 😲 I have no clue why this happened, would it be nutrient burn, too much light/intensity (was within parameters), over watering?!

Any input/thoughts from those growers far more knowledgeable than me would be greatly appreciated here (@Captspaulding , @Greenjourneyman ). I was leaning towards maybe nutrient burn as I fed them before I left but had been fine previously so not convinced. Did the the neighbour waaaay over water them or something else?

The SMC which is smaller is absolutely fine and very healthy looking but these two, particularly the FF looked terrible.

Anyway, once I got over the shock I gave them gave them both a good haircut as you can see below. I think will be ok, touch wood.

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May I ask what your feeding schedule was, as well as the length of your wet dry cycle?

I have a feeling she was too wet down low. Seems the plant stunted. I’m certain when you pull that plant, maaaaaybe 40% of the pot wil have not been colonized by roots.
For that plant, that’s a bit large a pot….is that a 5 or a 3?
 
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@Captspaulding

So feeding schedule was basically twice only and done 10 days apart, that was it.

Wet/dry cycle was usually around 3/4 days between waterings. Would just try the soil up to my second forefinger joint and if dry enough, water them. Very basic but seemed ok?!
 
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@Greenjourneyman @Captspaulding@Bilber @bloodeye

Day 101

So the Froot Fuel is chopped. She was definitely ready, good amount of amber in there.

Here's some pre/post chop and pre/post trim pictures. Smells absolutely deeelicious.

129g wet weight, so sticky and dense.

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Nice!!! Looks like everything turned out pretty well for you!!!

I seen earlier in this thread, a discussion on lights. I was wondering, does anyone else during flower start to lower light intensity for the last few weeks before harvest? I found this article a year ago and is what I've been doing since, instead of 100% till the end. Thought others might find it interesting.


I didnt but I'm pretty new to this game so definitely other, more journeyed growers can answer that better I would say. Have definitely read of that being a method to try though.

How do you think it has affected your grows/harvests?
 
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@Greenjourneyman @Captspaulding@Bilber @bloodeye

Day 101

So the Froot Fuel is chopped. She was definitely ready, good amount of amber in there.

Here's some pre/post chop and pre/post trim pictures. Smells absolutely deeelicious.

129g wet weight, so sticky and dense.

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Good looks man! Nice pile of nuggz! 🌲🌱🌲
 
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