Killing Autoflowers and Learning to Grow Organically :p

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Fair amount of growth this week. #2 put another 6" on and is throwing out a ton of flower sites. The photos are getting overgrown and need some heavy trimming. I had a loose plan for some maintenance today, which turned into a 3-hour project after changing gears midway through and setting up a second tent.

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Blackstrap Auto Day 63 | Flower Day 24
68° | 46% RH | 700 µmols | 45 DLI

The autos got a moderate defoliation today. Standard fan leaf removal, cleaned up the center larfy bits and lollipopped the lower branches. After defoliating and planning to keep the autos in the 4x8, I suddenly felt compelled to rehome them to the 3x3 tent since it's staying in the 40-50% RH range in the basement. I went a little minimalist (for me) on hardware and am not heating or using de/hu units in the 3x3. It will be interesting to see how they respond to the cooler temp range since I typically don't let it get below 70 in the tents. #1 appears to be having a "bad reaction to the inputs". Might let her go w/ just water the rest of the way.

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It's pretty cool to see how different the secondary structure is between these two.

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Ethos Mandarin Haze Day 63 | Veg Day...49 😲
75° | 63% RH | 250 µmols | 16 DLI

I guess that could be the name of this strain, it just says it's Mandarin Cookies crossed w/ Haze. It was a freebie pack 🤷‍♂️. Whatever it is, #1 has been growing like a madman. I thought about letting it fill out and flowering it solo in the 4x8, but I really want to get through a bunch of seeds before summer. I took a few clones, did an extreme defoliation, hacked down a bunch of branches and topped everything that was left. If they recover soon, I'll flip them in a couple weeks and hopefully have them drying by the end of January.

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All it takes to grow autoflowers is patience, no transplantation, a nice light food botanacare pro is good, a fan, and a flower agant, Atami Bloombastic, feed light, don't stress, and as long as the beans were bred correctly ur good, keep it simple.
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