My overly ambitious first grow!

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GREAT hacienda set up for all of your diverse plants, I think that is really great. How about planting some kind of companion plant like bean sprouts in your indoor grow also basil to help keep away bugs. I'm not a scientist but didn't like how one of my plants was yellowing through the whole grow which didn't matter to the bud quality at the end so for this grow I bought liquid nitrogen and added to the water (and pee) during all of veg....the plants responded by being super green and healthy. I'm curious what you do with all the trim at grow's end? What else is new? I think Labor Day weekend most farmers are away from their keyboards....and trying to stay cool. Have a good one
Yeah, thanks. I was JUST trying to take a picture of the cannabis plants. Almost a where's waldo of greenery in our garden right now. I do have beans climbing my cannabis plants as well, which I'm conflicted about. It's all a bit too close.

And I was with you until the pee. Not saying you're wrong, or denying your results, just not going there personally.

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Decided to defoliate and get ready to flip to flower soon. I wonder if i should do another top dress of veg nutrients for the stretch or think about flower nutrients? (Happy Frog 6-4-5 for veg, Royal Gold Bloom for flower)

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Thanks all for looking, and helping me learn! It's been a process. :)
 
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Decided to defoliate and get ready to flip to flower soon. I wonder if i should do another top dress of veg nutrients for the stretch or think about flower nutrients? (Happy Frog 6-4-5 for veg, Royal Gold Bloom for flower)

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Thanks all for looking, and helping me learn! It's been a process. :)
Some would say follow directions on the supplement from the manufacturer -- but most say use 1/2 the recommended dose. Currently using Organics Terp Tea and am using it as directed and supplementing with 'other' natural nutes like coconut water, spriulina, and molasses coming up for the last feeding. More folks can chime in and offer more advice...your plants look nice and healthy.
 
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Some would say follow directions on the supplement from the manufacturer -- but most say use 1/2 the recommended dose. Currently using Organics Terp Tea and am using it as directed and supplementing with 'other' natural nutes like coconut water, spriulina, and molasses coming up for the last feeding. More folks can chime in and offer more advice...your plants look nice and healthy.
Thank you! I'm switching to the royal gold veg nutrients line (Crown Jewels?) next round to keep things in one company. Still going to start with the fox farm soils though, until I'm ready to go no till. Eventually.
 
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An update. Finally sick of the fungus gnats, decided to try DE on top of the Canncontrol root drenches. Seems, unsurprisingly, to have helped. Must keep up every four-ish days to kill off the larvae? Something like that?

Flipped indoor to flower a few days ago. Pics for pre/post stretch comparison

Outdoor grow continues apace. Another several weeks there.

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And the outdoor plants in the zone 4b sunrise:
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Outdoor, wet. :/

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Hoop frame ready to go up tomorrow maybe, a few more days rain coming. Then hopefully some sun. Hopefully.
 
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Dealing with same here wet wet and more wet lows in the 40ds
 
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Dealing with same here wet wet and more wet lows in the 40ds
Yeah, temps are still high 30s here. However, 31* on Saturday night has me wondering, for real, whether to cover the hoop frame or just chop tomorrow. In light of that, below are trichome pics. Not asking for how much longer, perse, so much as what percents amber you see. I tried to include only pics that avoided sugar leaf trichs. Thanks to anyone who looks!

These are two plants. First ones are granddaddy purple, last ones are lavender.

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Thanks again. Your opinions are all welcome.
 
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🕥🕥🕥🕥🫁🫁🫁🤺🤺🔪🔪🔪 (translation) time for the weed to come off the tree and into your lungs. CUE Kansas City Chiefs fans....really nice grow Bat!
 
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🕥🕥🕥🕥🫁🫁🫁🤺🤺🔪🔪🔪 (translation) time for the weed to come off the tree and into your lungs. CUE Kansas City Chiefs fans....really nice grow Bat!
Thanks for the comment. Pretty much at the chop anxiety phase. All input is good input, I've never grown outdoor, this is my first grow (second harvest), and it's getting cold!

Edit to say, perhaps the true question is:. Based on the above pictures, is it reasonable to harvest now because I'm too lazy to throw plastic on the hoop frame? :)
 
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Understanding your character as well as possible leads me to believe that you are (possibly) TOO LAZY to put the plastic on the hoop and you were looking for an easy way out. That being said, the trichomes look good and unless you are really needing couch lock it won't hurt to yell timber. The other thing you could do is harvest the top 2/3 if you feel the lower have room to run. I did this on my last indoor grow and it really gave the low hanging buds a second lease on life. It is October 15th here and the weather is changing for sure -- you don't want them to get rained on, hence the plastic hoop/loop.
 
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Oh shit, it happened!

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And a bud wash too. 1/4c lemon juice and 1/4c baking soda per 5 gal. Two rinse buckets. Swirl, twist, dunk, whatever. Then hang. No idea if that's right, but I done did it.

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I got the GDP washed, and almost half of the Lavender. The rest tomorrow.
 
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Oh shit, it happened!

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And a bud wash too. 1/4c lemon juice and 1/4c baking soda per 5 gal. Two rinse buckets. Swirl, twist, dunk, whatever. Then hang. No idea if that's right, but I done did it.

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I got the GDP washed, and almost half of the Lavender. The rest tomorrow.
Looks like you obtained the assistance of the QUAKER OATS man to get the job done, excellent choice. I'm happy for you and looking forward to seeing pictures of the cured flowers...
 
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The oat man seems to have provided.

Outdoor harvest ended up at ~28oz A and B bud, as well as about 5oz C bud/larf. Some trim for edibles as well.

Only hiccup was two nugs that had mold during trimming. Unfortunate, but immediately tossed anything near it. Since I'm curing in mason jars and two grove bags, i figure that might help limit losses in case I missed something? :/

Thanks all for help along the way and encouraging words!
 
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The oat man seems to have provided.

Outdoor harvest ended up at ~28oz A and B bud, as well as about 5oz C bud/larf. Some trim for edibles as well.

Only hiccup was two nugs that had mold during trimming. Unfortunate, but immediately tossed anything near it. Since I'm curing in mason jars and two grove bags, i figure that might help limit losses in case I missed something? :/

Thanks all for help along the way and encouraging words!
You might want to break up any of the large buds and triple check. Even part of a mouldy 1 could F%$#% up your storage. Too early to tell how it is smoking#) give us a report at the end.
 
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Thanks all for looking. The last round from my first grow is coming to a close. Fall colors, gnarly fan leaves, and some amber in the trichs tell me we are getting there. I wanted a solid amber effect this time as all my previous harvests were technically ripe, but only just, so I'm trying to be patient.

Two Lavender plants right at week ten of flower:

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And as they started to fade, a week or two ago:

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And trich pics from 11/26:

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Thanks again everyone for comments and thumbs up things! :)
 
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