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

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8/14/23 - As the day progressed, leaves started to droop. Water meter registered as Dry. Switching from GeoFlora Veg to GeoFlora Bloom today. I’m going to consider last week as Week #1 of Flower. Added 2/3 cup of Bloom to both plants and watered thoroughly.

Once again, noticed issues w. a few of the leaves. Any ideas on what the problems are this time? Definitely looks different than when I had thrips or mites a few weeks back.
 
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8/14/23 - As the day progressed, leaves started to droop. Water meter registered as Dry. Switching from GeoFlora Veg to GeoFlora Bloom today. I’m going to consider last week as Week #1 of Flower. Added 2/3 cup of Bloom to both plants and watered thoroughly.

Once again, noticed issues w. a few of the leaves. Any ideas on what the problems are this time? Definitely looks different than when I had thrips or mites a few weeks back.
 
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Are you checking PH?
I cut two down BTW!!!
Yours are looking good besides the few leaves. I waould check PH and if it’s super hot where you are that can be a culprit.
I don’t know much but what I do know that can kill your babies bad!!!
 
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8/14/23 - As the day progressed, leaves started to droop. Water meter registered as Dry. Switching from GeoFlora Veg to GeoFlora Bloom today. I’m going to consider last week as Week #1 of Flower. Added 2/3 cup of Bloom to both plants and watered thoroughly.

Once again, noticed issues w. a few of the leaves. Any ideas on what the problems are this time? Definitely looks different than when I had thrips or mites a few weeks back.
I would for sure check your water and soil PH but the pictures show leaves that look speckled to me. I had same issue and it was thrips and they can ruin an entire run. Even if you keep their population down as long as they are there sucking the life from your plants the poor girls will never grow to full potential. I had them inside in a tent so I got a bug bomb opened up both tents i have and let it go! I had to seal the doors on the room but I wanted them dead and with thrips if you just get them off the leaves new ones will hatch from the soil. So you also have to add diatomaceous earth to your soil. I just mixed some in and then top dressed the plants. The process for sure killed all the dang bugs thank goodness but that was a long battle with lots of wasted time money and energy. I would check the underside of lots of your leaves with a magnifying glass or loop and see what you can find. They then to hang out near the veins and depending on how old they can be translucent -whitish looking. I am sure you can find pictures on.line if you see something and want to sure. Then depending on if you see them there are a bunch of ways to get rid of them. That's just my 2 cents I just want to be sure you don't waste time trying to adjust feeding and light etc when it could be a different issue. I hope this might help and I really hope I am wrong and I really really hope you have a good day!
PS the picture is one I found on line showing the same type of damage to the leaves.
 
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That's just my 2 cents I just want to be sure you don't waste time trying to adjust feeding and light etc when it could be a different issue. I hope this might help and I really hope I am wrong and I really really hope you have a good day!
Thank you so much for your input! GREATLY appreciated. I had thrips (or mites?) a few weeks back. Sprayed 2x with Captain Jack's Dead Bug spray, so I'm Really hoping that's not what it is anymore. Looked at a few leaves w. a loup and didn't see any bugs, so keeping my fingers crossed...
 
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8/17/23 - The water meter read at Dry again. Soil pH at 7. Will water tomorrow morning. Used the jeweler’s loup, but no luck seeing any insects on the bottom of the leaves. So, maybe it’s not thrips again? Wondering what the leaf issue is this time. Any ideas?
 
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8/18/23 - Finally looks like I’m getting some bud development! Overjoyed and Amazed that I’ve kept these two alive this long! Watered them both. There were a few yellowing leaves on the bottom of both plants. Pruned these off.
 
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Looking good!!!!
I will caution you about bugs. I have some caterpillars that I caught really early on.
Start using Neem oil when in Veg, and BT when in bud. Both totally and completely safe for your plants and consumption.
They lay eggs and shit all over the place on top of killing you buds if not caught early on.
Here is a great article on organic pest control.


Your stuff is looking good!!!
Cheers!!!!!
 
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I will caution you about bugs. I have some caterpillars that I caught really early on.
Start using Neem oil when in Veg, and BT when in bud. Both totally and completely safe for your plants and consumption.
They lay eggs and shit all over the place on top of killing you buds if not caught early on.
Thanks @Flauxilady !! Congrats on getting thru a harvest! What size mason jars are those?

Also, thanks for the info on dealing w. bugs. Ever hear of using strong black tea as an insect spray? I've got Neem oil and Spinorad (Captain Jack's Dead Bug Spray). I used the Captain Jack while they were in Veg. Haven't used anything yet now that they're in Flower. But definitely need to use something soon!!
 
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8/24/23 - Even though it rained, the leaves are Very droopy. Checked soil meter and it listed as Dry! So much for the rain…Gave them both a really good watering. Hopefully, the leaves will be back to normal in a few hours. By end of day, the leaves looked fine again. Will have to start checking if they need watering every other day.
 
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8/26/23 - Both looking good. The THC Bomb is now taller than the GDP! At one point the GDP was probably double the size of the Bomb! The top of the THC Bomb is full of buds. Really hoping I’ll be able to harvest something from both these plants!!

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8/28/23 - Big drop in temps today. From mid 90s to high 70s. Fed them GeoFlora Bloom.
 
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8/30/23 - Cut off a couple leaves that weren’t looking very good. Really hope I can get these two plants to the finish line and harvest something from them!!

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8/31/23 - A few more issues with leaves. Held off on spraying them with strong black tea. Wanted to make sure it’s ok while in flower. Noticed that even though I cut off the problem leaves yesterday, there are just as many today. Not good!! Otherwise, they both looked like they were fine without watering.

Checked back about 8 hours later and all the leaves on both plants were drooping / limp. Checked the soil and the meter read Dry. Added some CalMag to a gallon of water and watered both plants. Hopefully, the leaves won’t be droopy tomorrow and the CalMag will have helped with the coloration issues.

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Thanks @Flauxilady !! Congrats on getting thru a harvest! What size mason jars are those?

Also, thanks for the info on dealing w. bugs. Ever hear of using strong black tea as an insect spray? I've got Neem oil and Spinorad (Captain Jack's Dead Bug Spray). I used the Captain Jack while they were in Veg. Haven't used anything yet now that they're in Flower. But definitely need to use something soon!!
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Man I groomed some good ruffage!! It will be a while till it settles in but man it’s good. Just be ever vigilant. The bugs come quick!!!
Yours are looking spectacular!!!
 
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Almost looks like your chem burning.
Slow the chems?
I dunno. It sucks that we are in totally different areas of the country.
I wish I had better info for you.
Anyone else wanna chime in?
 
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Pretty sure she needs more magnesium or phosphorus , some cal-mag may be in order, what medium? @Imzzaudae what you think?
 

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