Second Grow - Organic SIP

  • Thread starter MyGrowYo
  • Start date
  • Tagged users None
MyGrowYo

MyGrowYo

261
63
Not even a full week into flower and things feel pretty explosive. Really is great doing a diary and seeing the last pic to compare all the growth, sometimes it’s hard to tell when you look at them everyday. Lights are now 24” from plant and 90%, I realized they crept up to about 20” away at 80% so I raised the lights and cranked up the power. (That hole in the back middle of the scrog is going to haunt me)
B63B31DB BCEB 43BC 9A09 D893B458592F
FBD7E1EB 5539 4981 8F8A 71798C065D46
 
Last edited:
stp

stp

421
93
Nice to know I’m on the right track then. And yea pictures can be so deceiving at times haha I’ve been creeping your hugel bed grow for awhile, appreciate your input👍

Good call, might just throw an elastic band and some Saran wrap on it haha I’ve had nightmares of fungus gnats swarming out of that tube. And I agree SIPs are super legit, really happy with growth and low maintenanc.
Gnats? How is that? Your soil loaded and they get into res? I have no issues, but u
I have the covers on (this should eliminate gnats, and lots of beneficial predator mites, nematodes, etc. What part of US are you?
 
MyGrowYo

MyGrowYo

261
63
Gnats? How is that? Your soil loaded and they get into res? I have no issues, but u
I have the covers on (this should eliminate gnats, and lots of beneficial predator mites, nematodes, etc. What part of US are you?
I was just being sarcastic about them coming out of the tube. I’ve seen one gnat flying around in their, so I put DE around the stem opening in the cover and haven’t seen them since. I’m in Canada, so bugs love to over winter in our homes, found a stink bug making his way to the broccoli I have growing yesterday.
 
  • Like
Reactions: stp
MyGrowYo

MyGrowYo

261
63
1 week into flower.
I noticed one of my main tops got drowned out somehow when I was cleaning up below the net. It’s basically at the trellis height, should I just cut that sucker off? At this point its 5” shorter than the rest of the canopy, I can’t imagine it just popping up. Would appreciate input their if anyone cares too.
 
8117F3AB CD03 4867 88B6 6866F5B3CAC3
5F44FB93 C30C 4394 A717 C30C0ED2AA3F
ImpulsiveGrower

ImpulsiveGrower

Supporter
1,303
263
1 week into flower.
I noticed one of my main tops got drowned out somehow when I was cleaning up below the net. It’s basically at the trellis height, should I just cut that sucker off? At this point its 5” shorter than the rest of the canopy, I can’t imagine it just popping up. Would appreciate input their if anyone cares too.
Looking good man got a pic of where it’s located? If it’s at the net it’s going to grow some more and if there’s nothing blocking the light it should still turn out nice.
 
MyGrowYo

MyGrowYo

261
63
Looking good man got a pic of where it’s located? If it’s at the net it’s going to grow some more and if there’s nothing blocking the light it should still turn out nice.
It’s basically in the middle but towards the right corner, I moved stuff around to get some light down there. It’s not looking happy, the one at my middle finger. I’ll have to remove some leaves around there tomorrow I guess if it’s going to have a chance.
 
7FA69E9B 2DA0 4213 BC61 9EA91F477575
ImpulsiveGrower

ImpulsiveGrower

Supporter
1,303
263
It’s basically in the middle but towards the right corner, I moved stuff around to get some light down there. It’s not looking happy, the one at my middle finger. I’ll have to remove some leaves around there tomorrow I guess if it’s going to have a chance.
Ya I suggest trying that first and give it a couple weeks. I do a heavy defoliation on day 21 but will remove a random leaf here or there if I see it massively blocking a bud site like what you have going on there.
 
MyGrowYo

MyGrowYo

261
63
Ya I suggest trying that first and give it a couple weeks. I do a heavy defoliation on day 21 but will remove a random leaf here or there if I see it massively blocking a bud site like what you have going on there.
Cheers man. Was going to ask when you defoliate as well, 2 for 1 haha
 
MyGrowYo

MyGrowYo

261
63
Officially 2 weeks since the flip. So this is what stretch is supposed to be… I did not experience this on my first grow since I was drowning them most of the time.
Pistols coming in, and I threw a trellis on top just incase it’s needed. Taking maybe 3-4 leaves a day that are blocking too much, but I’ll need to take more since humidity is starting to get out of control.
BD7063CE 8046 47B8 B67E CB8210B88087
68155215 A15D 49D5 AF2E D767FD34800A
EE242E89 76B1 4329 B89E 877485F65F97
6F4AFED5 9427 48B8 99C4 FD211DA9A40A
C71C3461 81BF 45E2 9B55 67FF084759AB
 
MyGrowYo

MyGrowYo

261
63
Day 21. Things are starting to get a bit more exciting in the tent. Last Friday I did a pretty decent defoliation because I couldn’t get the RH below 70%, it’s sitting stable around 50% now at 27C. The stretch is definitely done, going to do some reading up on how I could have gotten tighter spacing on the nodes for next time.
A9C0960D 3428 41EB A191 E4779A96A3DB
 
7CC2F1F8 9A2C 4DD4 B550 4407D7EBA000
BFE70DF7 51D5 4CB3 B8EE 3D31BC4503D1
MyGrowYo

MyGrowYo

261
63
Big thanks to @SpiderFarmerLED for the 6 inch fan with temp and humidity controller from the giveaway earlier this month. Just got it all set up and its working great. I think this is really going to help me dry my flower in the tent as well with the humidity controller.
 
F6E0D2F9 88FC 43ED 9354 449221457C2C
73272DB2 2C0F 4AC0 9B83 F33B10D07FBA
5717EEC1 6EF4 4403 9332 82CF060EBBD1
MyGrowYo

MyGrowYo

261
63
Day 28, nothing too exciting to report. Gave 1 tbsp of bloom fertilizer from the soil company I use and 2tbsp of Gaia green 2-8-4 to both plants and watered them each with 2 litres of water w/ recharge. The bloom fertilizer has a ton of dolomite lime in it which I was concerned about, you could really smell it. But I guess that’s why they recommend 1 tbsp per 7 gallons of media. Other than that I just keep giving 1 gallon of water every other day when the res dries up.
one plant is showing much less frost but is purpling up, I also noticed the purple plant smells like lemon curd. next 4 weeks should be exciting.
0264FE11 3108 4050 87A0 5F61564AC83C
 
B836F21A 95D4 48A7 AF6E E41F3F52DE57
FFB0CB10 B92E 444C AA37 188317690B73
28417FF9 FFB7 4D9B B97C C0A4AC1B6A5F
404E6F05 3840 47FA 9AA4 70269FFAFCBD
902Hoser

902Hoser

1
1
Your plants look great! I just came across your post, and I'll be following along the rest of the grow. I did a few runs with a SWICK set-up with mixed results and was thinking about trying an earth box.

I'm also Canadian and have been curios about the Stepwell. It's got to be $100 or more after taxes for a bag of it here in Halifax, same goes for the earth box. I already have a large assortment of amendments from Black Swallow in Ontario, but when I run out I was thinking of trying the Stepwell.

Did you add extra perlite or other aeration to the SS?
 
MyGrowYo

MyGrowYo

261
63
Your plants look great! I just came across your post, and I'll be following along the rest of the grow. I did a few runs with a SWICK set-up with mixed results and was thinking about trying an earth box.

I'm also Canadian and have been curios about the Stepwell. It's got to be $100 or more after taxes for a bag of it here in Halifax, same goes for the earth box. I already have a large assortment of amendments from Black Swallow in Ontario, but when I run out I was thinking of trying the Stepwell.

Did you add extra perlite or other aeration to the SS?
Thanks man. Earthbox style planters definitely make for an easy ride. As far as the soil im happy with my purchase for sure. I didn’t add anything to it, it’s a really good light mix, I was impressed with the quality.
 
GetOffMyLand

GetOffMyLand

87
33
i love sub irrigated planters. pretty much autopilot for growing dank
 
MyGrowYo

MyGrowYo

261
63
End of week 7, probably going another 1.5-2 weeks more. Plant on the left looks pretty far behind but both are coming down at the same time. That said, oddly the lower buds on that plant seem to be frostier and riper than the top colas. pretty happy with results though, feels like I’ve figured it out and I can keep fine tuning from here.
40A340DF 9CFE 4718 A03C F917B53EC016
 
F16A1BC7 E106 49A8 BDFC 057D6E6CEF3E
E39FF3CC EF26 49B1 9AE9 9A4297CBA874
F6DC97A1 CB5F 4A97 99AE 5918BE5E303C
D9C171CE 31B4 4879 8D84 5B75B2E37698
D24F8451 54ED 44BF BEAC 619B86C995C7
  • Like
Reactions: stp

Similar threads

N
Replies
22
Views
340
NewGrower42069
N
MyGrowYo
Replies
37
Views
1K
MyGrowYo
MyGrowYo
indogrow420
Replies
11
Views
164
indogrow420
indogrow420
ImpulsiveGrower
Replies
234
Views
9K
SmokeyJ
SmokeyJ
N
Replies
0
Views
91
NewGrower42069
N
Top Bottom