Hawk's Granddaddy Purple & THC Bomb Grow Journal - 2023

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Itscheese94

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Had thc bomb before where top smoke, by th look of the pics soil looks dry a good water wont do any harm
 
Harpua88

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I'm sorry you didn't get much feedback over the last month+. I would have said you were probably overwatering.......they don't need misting, very early on seedlings like some humidity but they don't like wet stems. Light, fluffy soil, thoroughly moist.......but not wet. After a few days start actually letting the soil dry out a bit between waterings. You don't need to put lights right on them right away (unless it's flourescents, seedlings like flourescents), and it's not super easy to transplant young seedlings outdoors..... it's like sending a kid off into the work force. ;). Rain, wind, the sun is too strong at first......better to wait another week and get them accustomed. Keeping them in the same pots for a bit before going into the ground is good though.

All of these things are really about fine-tuning, adjustnents, experience. This is why a journal is so good. You can go back to it over the next grow, and the next, and you'll say "yeah I don't do that any more, and I'm better at this......".

But you're doing just fine.
 
Harpua88

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Why not transplant into the ground? There are some conveniences for using large pots outdoors......maybe. But outdoors is a bigger ballgame. 5, 7 gallon pots probably won't be big enough. The first time you rip a thick, tree-like stem and roots out of the ground after 5+ months, you'll see the kind of root space a 6, 8ft+ tall plant needs.
 
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6/14/23 - I’ve had quite a few comments suggesting that the soil itself could be better. So, I just purchased some Fox Farm Ocean Forest soil and Perlite. Thoughts about transplanting both plants into whatever size gallon pots the 1.5 cubic foot bag of FFOF (+ perlite) will fill? Not sure what size pots would work - either two 7 gallons or a 5 and 7 gallon pot. Would transplant asap.
 
Hawk518

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I'm sorry you didn't get much feedback over the last month+. I would have said you were probably overwatering.......they don't need misting, very early on seedlings like some humidity but they don't like wet stems. Light, fluffy soil, thoroughly moist.......but not wet. After a few days start actually letting the soil dry out a bit between waterings. You don't need to put lights right on them right away (unless it's flourescents, seedlings like flourescents),
Thanks for your comments! You think the spots on the leaves could be due to overwatering? Just bought a soil meter, so hopefully that won't happen again. Planning on transplanting them into bigger grow pots and using better soil (FFOC/Perlite).
 
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6/19/23 - Decided to transplant the GDP from the 1 gallon fabric grow pot to a 7 gallon fabric grow pot. Mixed some perlite into the Fox Farm Ocean Forest soil and misted the soil. Then layered the soil and perlite til the 7 gallon was filled. Had a lot left, so instead of transplanting the small THC Bomb into a 5 gallon pot, decided to do another 7 gallon pot. Still had enough FFOF soil to refill the two 1 gallon pots. Amazed at the difference between the FFOF soil and the normal potting soil. Night and day difference in quality! Gave both plants a full dose of GeoFlora nutrients. Watered the two plants with rainwater. And within 1.5 hours, it started to pour with rain. I’m hoping the thorough soaking will help them out.

The GDP still has issues w. coloration of the bottom leaves. What to do to fix this issue? Should the problem leaves be clipped or let alone?

Since I still have two 1 gallon pots with the good soil, I decided to start up with two more Granddaddy Purples. Started germinating two more seeds in a shot glass of distilled water. Put them in a dark cupboard and will check daily for the taproot. Hopefully, this 2nd attempt will go much more smoothly than the 1st attempt. Think that I’ll plant them directly into the 1 gallon pots outside and see how it goes.

Pictures taken after the rain - that's why the plant leaves are wet.

As always, any tips, suggestions, comments are greatly appreciated. Thanks!
 
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Had the same issue with these two!!!
I am also a first timer and I started seeds May 5th
I also had a few slow sleepers in the bunch!!
One is pineapple Xpress other is Froot by the foot!
Mine have started the bud process about 2 days ago.
Auto flower….whoops

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Flauxilady

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If I have read anything more than ever it is the PH level and “YES” overwatering!!!
I have had a hard time not overwatering it seems!!!
 
Hawk518

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6/24/23 - Placed tin foil over the 7 gallon pots to try to keep all the rain off. The GeoFlora seems to be helping – both plants look bushier. The GDP still has issues w. the lower leaves.
 
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6/28/23 - This is week 9. Both plants seem to be doing much better since put in 7 gallon pots and given more GeoFlora nutrients. However, they’re both quite small considering their age. Clipped a small branch off the THC Bomb that looked spotted. Think this is from the tin foil being left on too long. Sunlight might have hit the foil and burned this leaf? Very surprised to notice the pot smell from these two small plants outside! Very strong – wonder what it will be like if I decide to go with a grow tent.
 
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Flauxilady

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Mine have since flourished since the last post
Even my midgets have come along
 
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7/12/23 - Returned from 9 days out of town. Grow #1 is doing great. Much larger than when I left. It's been brutally hot here in N. VA, but they seem to have thrived while I was gone.

What is the next step here (besides patience)? Low Stress Training? Fim?

As always, any help / advice is greatly appreciated!
 
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Hawk518

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7/15/23 - These 2 (GDP & THC Bomb) are nearly 12 weeks old now. Didn’t really start to grow until they got a couple doses of GeoFlora nutrients. My question is very basic – what do I do now? What is the next step here (besides patience)? Low Stress Training? Fim? Just leave them alone?

As always, any help / advice is greatly appreciated!
 
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I did top one of mine and I am happy I did. Three others I just left alone. I read that pruning and stressing out autoflowers can be a bad choice. I did trim some of the lower bud nodes and leaves but other than that I have completely left them alone. One of them is almost 6f oot tall now and I am scared my neighbors might see it!!! The 2 that are budding like mad are OG Cush autoflowers and the other 2 are Pineapple Express. I have basically just watered and gave REEFERTILIZER 3 tier system.Other than the little bit of pruning mentioned above.
I am certainly not a good person to get advice from as this is only my second grow.
I am however very happy with the results thus far.
I will keep updating as I move along.
Would love for you to do the same. I love seeing others grows!!!
Cheers
 
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Hawk518

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7/12/23 - Returned from 9 days out of town. Grow #1 is doing great. Much larger than when I left. It's been brutally hot here in N. VA, but they seem to have thrived while I was gone.

What is the next step here (besides patience)? Low Stress Training? Fim?

As always, any help / advice is greatly appreciated!
 
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7/20/23 - looked more closely at my two plants today and noticed a couple problem leaves. I've been advised that it's probably from thrips or mites. Need to find some Neem Oil or other spray to deal with this.
 
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