Grow Dots and Recharge for the Real Growers Challenge 2022

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So you think you overdid it with the nutes? That's quick turn for the worst, might have more than one issue that's been building for a while... have you flushed?
 
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TSD;

Not a traditional flushing because of my AutoPots and Grow Dots (in-soil time-released nutes). However, I did pour through quite a bit of a proper pH'd Recharge water.

There is good news today. Very little advancement in leaf degradation. A few leaves look a little worse, but they were already in the process of getting bad.

From here on out, I am going to feed very-low dose RO water.

The Double Grape is tossing off trichomes like crazy, but you can tell both are in a little shock still.

I'll keep the VPD on point and see where they go from here.

So you think you overdid it with the nutes? That's quick turn for the worst, might have more than one issue that's been building for a while... have you flushed?
 
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Day 67 & 62 - Photos

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Day 68 - Update

• Tonight, I ran about a gallon of RO water through each pot to lower any concentrated EC.
• I salvaged any washed out EC, I filtered it and returned it to the 12-gallon reservoir.
• The EC in the Rez is under 1.0 EC, so hopefully there are plenty of Grow Dots still in the pots.
 
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Day 70 for Super Skunk & Day 65 for Double Grape

It Ain't Pretty Edition


• The Damage Seems to Be Done
• Now it comes down to do I have enough green leaves to support flower production?
• Will the Flowers Create Enough THC after this Hell-ish Grow?

• In the end, it doesn't matter ... I am growing these plants to 10% amber if they get there.
 
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Keep working it brother… I’ll bet your buds will taste way better than expected when it’s all over- look forward to your entry into the dry and cure process!
 
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Day 68 - Update

• Tonight, I ran about a gallon of RO water through each pot to lower any concentrated EC.
• I salvaged any washed out EC, I filtered it and returned it to the 12-gallon reservoir.
• The EC in the Rez is under 1.0 EC, so hopefully there are plenty of Grow Dots still in the pots.
Seems like it would be a good idea to let those ladies rest a couple of days after the RO flush and before feeding them again. Maybe turning the lights down a bit, too, during the rest period. My novice 2¢✌️
 
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ritoMox:

Thanks for the input. I would gladly do that, except that you have remember the "feed" is already in the soil with the Grow Dots breaking down over 16 weeks.

I can back the lighting to 30 DLI. Once flowering kicked I put the lighting at 40 DLI for 20 hours.

Seems like it would be a good idea to let those ladies rest a couple of days after the RO flush and before feeding them again.
 
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Sorry about that🤦‍♂️ Learning this way for me will hopefully make it a much less painful experience when I drop some beans👍✌️
 
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ritoMox:

I started a year ago this month growing my own. I just love the whole process.

I have had some really nice grows.

Sep 2021

Jan 2022
  • Double Grape
  • OG. Kush

Mar 2022
  • Irie Genetics Mystery Grow (turned out to be Inspector Royale)
  • California Snow Auto (added in because had to pull males from Mystery Grow)
  • Purple Haze Auto (added in because had to pull males from Mystery Grow)

July 2022 - Current

Oct - 2022 - Planned
  • Knows Candy Auto - Mendincino 20
  • Grizzly Breath Auto - Span Lion Genetics
  • Critical Purple Auto - Grower's Choice
  • Purple Lemonade Auto - 42 Fastbuds

The October grow is still up in the air, but it is likely to be one of each as listed, or 2 each of 2 of them. I'm limited to 5 plants in my state. So, I shoot for 4, leaving room for a robust seedling that I have a hard time taking to the executioner.

Also, I have some Irie Genetic regular seeds (Space Force & Sunkiss) I want to run, but there is that male/female issue. I don't mind spending the $15 a plant to get them sex-testd so I don't waste time waiting for "balls."

As for sex testing, I have used Farmer Freeman and Rimrock. Both are equal in service, etc.

As of now, I still enjoy growing Autos and Regulars. Obviously, I prefer fem regs, but sometimes to get to a special genetic you have to jump through some hoops.

Sorry about that🤦‍♂️ Learning this way for me will hopefully make it a much less painful experience when I drop some beans👍✌️
 
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Day 72 - Photos and Updates

Recharge Day

  • I made 2L of Recharge and added in a little molasses to split between 2 plants.
  • Kept repouring it back through the Coco.
  • Left the Valves to the 12-gallon closed to ensure the mixture is taken up through coco.
  • Will turn back on RO water in the AM and leave these girls alone to keep flowering.
  • Turned back DLI to closer to 35 on the wannabe colas. 30 DLI on the main canopy.

I will make these sick looking girls look great again!




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Day 75 (SS) & Day 70 (DG) - Update

(1) Drained, filtered, and returned the AquaValve compartment (AVC) water to the main reservoir
(2) In that water's place I made a 1 liter each "Recharge" batch that included:
  • Recharge
  • SLF-100 Enzymes
  • Mr. Fulvic
  • Mono-Silicic Acid
(3) After 1 liter drained through, I passed it back through Coco one more time
(4) Adjust pH in the AVC to 6.00
(5) Left off Main Reservoir valves, so that plants would take-up all of the Recharge Mix throughout the day
(6) This evening, I'll turn on reservoir water, which is lowly charged with an EC of 0.580
(7) "Low" Charge is only from flush-water passed through Grow Dot media recycled and returned to Main Reservoir

Good News:
  • Double Grape is really stacking up the flowers
  • Super Skunk is slower to the flower-making party, but coming along
  • Pictures This Evening
Future News:
  • Not going to look at trichomes until the 29th
  • That's when I leave for 9 days
  • Sister-in-law will only be in charge of water in main Reservoir and Humidifier
  • They are drinking like crazy now - but by then may be only sipping from the trough.
  • May not even run humidifer for the 9 days
 
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Day 82 (SS) & Day 77 (DG)

They keep chugging along. I'll do close ups this evening to fully capture the trichomes. I wobble too much to focus with a jewelers loop.

Both plants, especially SS, are mostly popcorn buds. They'll add up. I hope all of the stress and damage doesn't affect the THC too much.

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