Second grow: Gorilla Glue #4 auto.

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Hi all,

It’s been a little over a year but starting my second grow. This time around I am attempting 2 gorilla glue #4 autos from growers choice. My setup is the same as my last grow but I will list what I am using anyway. I am starting this diary already just about three weeks into the grow. So let’s start with equipment.

Lights: Spider farmer sf-4000 at 450w
Tent: Mars hydro 2.3’ x 2.3’ x 5.6’
Medium: 70% coco 30% perlite
Watering: frequent fertigation @ 4 times a day using a 27g tote for the res and halos in the pots.
Containers: 5 gallon fabric pots with dyi grommets for LST.
Misc.: black and decker dehumidifier, small desk heater, to small fans, dyi self draining trays, dyi auto water disposal.
Nutrients veg: GH armor si, calimagic, flora micro, flora grow, flora bloom, diamond nectar, and terpinator
Nutrients flower: advanced nutrients PH perfect for coco bloom parts A/B, big bud, b-52, overdrive, terpinator.
Humidity: 65%
Temp: 75f
Controller: Elitech cloud heat and humidity controller.

I will be using some LST early on to keep the plants the same height and then scrogging them for the stretch. Like my last grow it looks like I got one dwarf plant and one fast grower so this will be a focal point for me this run.

I will post some pictures shortly of the progression so far. Please follow reply with comments and or banter. Cheers everyone!
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Like I said here are a few pictures of my grow so far.

Seed pack:
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Pre planting setup:
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Setup with seedlings:
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Amy and rose week 1 early:
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Amy and rose week 1 early:
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Full setup so far week 1:
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Amy and rose week 1 end:
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Amy and rose week 2 early:
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Amy and rose week 2 end:
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Well this I believe is around day 11 of veg my 2nd week of veg ends Thursday now that I have taken some time to do the math. 🤓

As I stated earlier I am really going to concentrate on keeping these plants the same height as much as I can. I had a hard time with almost the same problem last grow. Where, one plant was twice as tall as the other, even though both plants produced about the same. It was difficult to get enough light to the smaller of the two. That being said I started a little bit of light LST to rose to start that process.

Amy day 11:
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Rose day 11:
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Again any feedback or questions are welcome. 👋🏼
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Here are a few more pictures from this morning.

Side view before and after re-bending the taller plant (Rose):
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Amy and rose close ups respectively:
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Nerd alert… 🤓 Made a little video yesterday of a watering session. It’s like a little over 3 minutes. At the end you can sort of hear/see my auto flush bucket working.



So I am changing my veg timeline. I am officially saying veg started on the 19th of September. This is when my first set of serrated leaves started. That would make today the start of week 3 of veg.

So that makes today officially day 15 of veg and here are a couple pics to celebrate.

Full shot day 15:
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Runty little Amy day 15:
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Explosive Rose day 15:
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Well got my dehumidifier and little ceramic fan heater running and slowly dialing in my environment. Sitting at 58-60% humidity 76-77f with a good breeze. My exhaust is at about 25% right now and I will be ramping that up as my veg cycle matures. Hoping to get my c02 bag in a week or so, I can already kind of tell a difference in growth rate from my last grow.

Little heater on my bucket, it really works well in this size of tent.
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My dehumidifier with waste right into sump below it.
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My cheap but pretty awesome humidity and temp controller.
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Good afternoon growmies!

Today is day 16 of veg, and not a whole lot to report. I did finally start some slight LST on Amy the runt today. As I said before last grow I had some huge disparities between two plants of the same strain, breeder, environment, and all that. Like one was over a foot taller than the other. Both produced about the same however. I am really going to try to keep both plants the same height no matter what 😬.

I also mixed up another 6 gallons of mid veg nutes using 1ml armor-si, 5ml caliMagic, 2.5ml floraMicro, 2.5ml floraGrow, 1ml floraBloom, 5ml Diamond nectar, 5ml terpinator, 5ml H2O2; all per gallon of water. I PH my new batches to 5.8 and let it creep up to around 6.3 before PHing my reservoir.

My lights are at 20” above the canopy at about 25% or so with a PPFD of 400ish. They are on a 20/4 schedule.

I am feeding 4 times a day with roughly 15% runoff with my DTW auto system I built.

Anyway enough need stuff here are some of todays photos.

Day 16 Amy side and top:
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Day 16 Rose side and top:
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Day 16 Amy after LST:
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Day 16 Rose after more slight LST:
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Day 16 More garden and misc close ups:
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Also don’t forget to follow along and let me know what you think good or bad. 🤷🏻‍♂️


Good morning on day 17 of veg.

I seem to have a slight nutrient issue with Amy the runt. Her lower leaves are curling downward and I am seeing small yellow spots become visible. They also seem to be becoming a little brittle. Picture posted below for reference.

I am assuming this is an N overdose? So as a precaution, and I don’t know if this will help, but I flushed her with a gallon of PH’d RO water. I also diluted my reservoir from 650 ppm to 590 in hopes of helping her and not hurting Rose the other plant due to both of them sharing the same reservoir. Any ideas, answers, questions on this?

Day 17 sick Amy:
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Day 17 Amy side and top:
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Day 17 Rose side and top:
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Update on day 18:

Well I seem to maybe have slowed or stopped Amy’s slow dive into sickness. I ended up turning the lights down about 10% back to 20% and diluted my nutes from around 650PPM to 600PPM. So far so good since yesterday afternoon.

I PH’d my res to 6.0 for the day just to make sure it’s in a good spot. Other than that I am just going to let them be today and check in on Amy later this evening.

Some picks after a little man handling and leaf tucking etc…

Day 18 Amy side and top:
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Day 18 Rose side and top:
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Day 18 garden:
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Day 19:

Not much today a little light LST and making sure the reservoir is in the correct PH range.

Amy the runt is still growing her older leaf showing signs of sickness looks worse but it doesn’t seem to be spreading to new growth or any other leaves. So hopefully she will make a comeback.

Day 19 Amy side and top:
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Day 19 Tose side and top:
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Day 19 garden:
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Morning kids!

Well aren’t you lucky you get two days of updates in one. 🤓 Yeah, I am behind a day.

So yesterday was uneventful, all I did was check the reservoir and briefly check the garden nothing major to report. 🤷🏻‍♂️

Day 20 Amy side and top:
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Day 20 Rose side and top:
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Day 20 garden:
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Now on to today day 21 and the last day of week 3 of veg. Checked the reservoir and it is holding well at 595PPM and a PH of 6.25 (keeping it a bit high for more calMag uptake for Amy the runt). Amy is still showing signs of pretty good new growth albeit on the small side. But she is hanging in there. Rose on the other hand is a thickum hard to train her so far. So I think I’ll leave her be for a bit and then do some bending and bondage. I do plan on scrogging these as heavily as I can during stretch. This is reported to be a 65% sativa so I am expecting some height during early flower.

I took some runoff from both plants today as both the trays seems pretty dry for just being watered 30 minutes prior to me checking in on them today. Rose runoff was 700PPM and a PH of 5.7. Amy was a bit different with 620PPM and 6.0PH. I flushed them really well with solution to try to get them evened out. I also raised my fertigation times from 1min to 1m 20sec. I am hoping to get a bit more runoff doing this and keeping them a bit more stable.

Day 21 Amy side and top:
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Day 21 Rose side and top:
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Day 21 garden:
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Thanks for stopping by and on to week 4!!!! My last autos started flowering in week 5 so I am starting to get antsy… Wish me luck!


Well it’s day 22 and the start of week 4 of veg. Week three ended with an oopsie with me breaking off a nice branch from Rose when I was trying to LST. Oops… Other than that I cleaned and rinsed my reservoir and filled her back up with about 14-15 gallons of solution. PH is at 6.0 and PPM is at 630.

Also sorry for the fonts on my phone and I messed something up. 🤷🏻‍♂️😬

Day 22 Amy side and top:
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Day 22 Rose side and top and broken piece:
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Day 22 Garden:
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I am hoping they start stretching end of this week or early next. From my experience so far week 5 seems to be the week they start.

Happy growing all!


Day 23:

Not much to report today. Basically just checked the reservoir and did some light LST on both plants. Only thing to really note is my reservoir dropped almost an entire point in a day and a half. This is the first time it hasn’t drifted up slightly. It could be from me forgetting to add H2O2 when I filled it, added it this morning. So I will keep a closer eye on that.

Day23: Amy side and top:
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Day 23: Rose side and top:
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Day 23: Garden side and top:
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Day 23 Dumb close up looking for hairs :)
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Day 24:
I Did some harsh LST this morning. I say rough because I am not graceful and ended up ripping some leaves lol. 🤷🏻‍♂️ I am noticing that the new growth nodes are finally starting to alternate, my girls are going through puberty. 🤪

Checked the reservoir this morning as I always do. It’s starting to climb over time again so that’s a good sign. I added about .25ml ph down to keep it around 6PH.

All seems good so far!

Day 24: Amy side and top after LST:
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Day 24: Rose side and top after LST:
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Day 24: Garden after LST:
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And just to clarify my gross looking LST… what I am TRYING to do is bend the main stem toward the sides of the tent then spiral it toward the back and then middle of the tent during stretch. All secondary branches I am bending toward the middle of the tent in a semi circle. I will be doing a SCROG a little after the stretch really starts in a week or so.


Day 25:

Good morning all! Today I found the first hair on Rose! Looks like next week I’ll officially call the first week of flower.

Maintenance for today before I go to work was/will be to LST, make 6 gallons of RODI water for nutrients, mix up those nutrients, and then readjust my feeding time from 1minute per feeding to 50 seconds. I am going through a lot more solution than I should be and my run off is more than ample watch feeding.

Amy is doing some stretching it seems. She is glowing up and out fast. But that being said her stems are a lot thinner and softer than Rose. But I think she will do just fine in flower. She her about an inch over night.

Rose is doing well, definitely a stalkier thicker plant than Amy. I think and hope she has some super thick flowers to go with those stems.

I am hoping to put up my scog nets next week, I dug them out of storage and ill be trying to come up with a solid plan for it this year. We will see how that works for me lol.

Now to photos…

Day 25 Amy side and top and after LST:
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Day 25 Rose side and top and after LST:
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Day 25 Garden:
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Well that is all for today! Don’t forget to follow comment and show your babies. I really like seeing others plants especially around the same age as mine. Cheers and peace! ✌🏼


Day 26:

Nothing much to report today other than I gave the plants a little haircut late last night. They bounced back really well. I also found my first few hairs on Amy today. I’ll probably start adding in some early bloom nutes next time I have to top off the reservoir. This will ensure I switch to bloom nutes gradually.

I picked up an exhale bag today to boost some CO2. I raised my lights way up and turned them up to 40%ish sitting at about 460 PPFD. This should produce a bit more heat hence the CO2 just in case. I also turned up my exhaust fan to about 75%.

Currently I am sitting at a steady 77f and 60%RH, 675PM, 6.0PH, 460PPFD…

Day 26 Amy side and top:
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Day 26 Rose side and top:
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Day 26 Garden with lights:
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I hope everyone’s grow is going well goodnight all!


Hey Bro, long time no see! Good to see you back at the Farm on another run. Since I saw you last, I've made a run at hydro and now just starting my 2nd grow and loving it.

Pulling up a seat for the show. 🍿


Hey Bro, long time no see! Good to see you back at the Farm on another run. Since I saw you last, I've made a run at hydro and now just starting my 2nd grow and loving it.

Pulling up a seat for the show. 🍿
Hi there @SweetLeafGrow good to hear from you again. Last year was a weird year for me so I didn’t get a chance at another run until now. Also, the almost 1.5lbs I got from my first grow lasted me a long long time. I made everything from Rosin to cookies to cape juice with it and hoarded it all to myself and my wife (except a few ounces as gifts to friends). But here we are!!! What style of hydro are you using now? Do you have a current diary/thread/pictures? 🤪 I’m stoked to have you keeping tabs on this grow!

Well time to do my daily journal entry… ✌🏼
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