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

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JohnBlazr

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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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Just seen that you fed calmag, that should help.
 
Imzzaudae

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I have been looking over this chart. And at your picture.

As this plant is in flower and this problem is very low on the plant, I'm leaning towards Potassium rather than Calcium. As you have already given her a good shot of Cal-Mag. It may not hurt to give her a watering with something high in Potassium like 3-6-12. Then carry on with your regular flowering mix. What flowering mix are you using?

Please give the chart a good review. See what you think. I am on my 3rd Martini so it's best you look your plant over and do what you think is best.
 
Hawk518

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Thank you @Flauxilady, @JohnBlazr, @Imzzaudae !!

Gave them some CalMag yesterday. I’ve been feeding them GeoFlora Bloom (3-5-5) for the last two weeks. I already have two items I can feed them for high Potassium – MegaCrop (9-7-14) OR Sea-K Soluble Kelp Extract (0-0-18). Which would be better at this point? They won’t get any more GeoFlora til next Monday. Also, do I continue to give them the CalMag each time I water them? Thanks again!!

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Hawk518

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9/1/23 - Watering last night brought the leaves back to life. Still a couple problem leaves. Sprayed them both w. very strong black tea. Both sides of the leaves and the soil. Hopefully, this will kill off any of the insects that were ruining the leaves. Figured the tea can only help and not hurt anything. Plus, my plants now smell of mint.

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Imzzaudae

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Thank you @Flauxilady, @JohnBlazr, @Imzzaudae !!

Gave them some CalMag yesterday. I’ve been feeding them GeoFlora Bloom (3-5-5) for the last two weeks. I already have two items I can feed them for high Potassium – MegaCrop (9-7-14) OR Sea-K Soluble Kelp Extract (0-0-18). Which would be better at this point? They won’t get any more GeoFlora til next Monday. Also, do I continue to give them the CalMag each time I water them? Thanks again!!

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At this stage your plant is in flower. You don't want to trow a bunch of Nitrogen at her. So I'd say no Mega crop 9-7-14 at this time.
Consider the Kelp extract it should be 0-0 -2 in that range. Then continue with a low nitrogen high Potassium and phosphorus solution.
 
Hawk518

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9/6/23 - Extremely hot day. Watered them both w. added CalMag. Still issues with the leaves. This is my first grow and I gotta admit, I’m confused. What am I doing wrong OR what can I do to fix these issues? Not really sure what to do at this point.

Looks like possible Nitrogen or Potassium deficiency? Looks like probable issue with thrips. Is the insect problem minor enough that I can just leave it alone? OR should I spray either Neem Oil or Captain Jack’s Deadbug Spray (Spinosad) while they’re in flower? I'm guessing that isn't a good idea. Spray strong black tea instead (or is that crazy)? OR should I buy one of these instead: SNS-209, SNS-203, SNS-217?

So many questions - any / all advice is greatly appreciated!

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9/7/23 - Looks like there are more problem leaves and that they’re moving higher up the plant. Not sure if I should start to panic.

Any advice?

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Hawk518

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9/10/23 - This is the third day of Rain. Must have been extremely windy – both plants are leaning the same way. Tried to fix them both, but still a bit of a lean.

9/11/23 - Both plants are still leaning from the recent storm. Added 2/3 cup of GeoFlora Bloom to both plants. Did not water today since soil still very wet.
 
Hawk518

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9/12/23 - Fed them Sweet Candy [0-17-28] to help with the problem leaves. Hopefully, this should fix up the leaves quickly! Exceedingly pungent today. Could smell it IN the house! Will have to set them up farther from neighbor’s house next spring. Sunny all day. Monsoon at night. When I checked on them, once again a very strong lean. Moved them close to the wall to protect them from the storm.

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Hawk518

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9/13/23 - Looks like it’s going to pour again. Brought them into the garage late afternoon. Need to support them so they can stay upright on their own.

9/14/23 - OMG – the pot smell in the garage is overwhelming! Incredibly strong. Brought both plants to the backyard again. Need to set up a support for the THC Bomb. It’s still not standing straight.

9/15/23 - The THC Bomb still has a pretty serious lean to it. But propped up against the fence. Had thought that a tomato cage would work. Then I noticed how small the circles were. Thought you could unhook the circles to make them bigger, but…Not the case. Need to figure something out asap!

9/17/23 - Yet more rain. THC Bomb leaning again. Will try to tie it up tomorrow.

9/18/23 - Tied off the THC Bomb to the fence with yarn. This should hold the plant up and stop the leaning. Hopefully, I’ll get a chance to spray them with SNS-203 tomorrow! Real life keeps interfering. Not finishing work til already dark.
 
Hawk518

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9/19/23 - Water meter read Dry. Watered them a gallon each w. added Sweet Candy [0-17-28]. Really hope the issue w. the leaves start to go away.

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Hawk518

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9/20/23 - Mixed a gallon of the Sierra Natural Science 203 and used the new sprayer to really spray down all my plants and soil. Hopefully, this will get rid of all the insects!
 
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9/22/23 - Water meter read Dry. Watered them a gallon each w. added Sweet Candy [0-17-28]. Sprayed the leaves / soil with SNS-203.

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Hawk518

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9/25/23 - Need to get both of these plants stabilized. They're leaning far too much. At this point, is it ok if I put a pole next to the stalk to tie plants to OR would that totally damage the roots?
 
Trash_2002

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9/25/23 - Need to get both of these plants stabilized. They're leaning far too much. At this point, is it ok if I put a pole next to the stalk to tie plants to OR would that totally damage the roots?
It's ok :-)
 
Hawk518

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9/25/23 - Both plants are still leaning from all the rain. Added 2/3 cup of GeoFlora Bloom to both plants. Did not water today since soil still very wet.
 
Hawk518

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9/28/23 - Staked both plants. They’re standing straight / tall again. Sprayed the leaves / soil with SNS-203.

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Hawk518

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9/29/23 - This is approximately Week #7 of flower. Used a magnifier to look at the buds for the first time and delighted to see the trichomes. Realized that getting good pictures of the trichomes is not as easy as I thought it would be! When that high a magnifier, it's nearly impossible to keep your hand steady to take the pics. Here are a couple of pics – are these trichomes considered clear or cloudy at this point? Any guess as to how much longer before harvest?

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