Slow Bud Development + Spotting on Leaves + Possible Hermie, First Grow, Day 44 of 12/12

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Watered them at 820PPM, sadly couldn't measure the runoff ppm cause of the whole scrogging situation, but I think the flush was a good idea and will help. The plants needed more than a litre to get to run-off, but I'm going to begin feeding them twice a day starting today, so they were just fed and then 2 hours before lights off tonight I'll feed them again, I think I should need less water to hit run-off then. I also simplified their feed, I figured I don't really understand all of the supplements so I'd rather just stick to the base nutes and try and get this on lock before I start adding a bunch of shit to their feed. Right now they're getting 6ml/gal Micro, 11ml/gal Bloom, 4ml/gal CalMag. I think this should be a good feed for them till harvest.

Would you be doing any defoliation this late in flower (~6 and a half weeks)? There is lots of branching and leaves shading bud sites, I did a couple bigger defoliations early in flower and have since just been removing 1 or 2 leaves every 1-2 days, but I'm worried about negatively affecting my yield. I also picked 2 seeds out of one plant, but I haven't been able to find any others on any other plants, I found what looked to be male pollen sacks lower on that plant as well, but they were dying/wilted/shrivelled up, so I just easily picked them off and threw them away. I think this plant herm'd because I stressed it + the shitty genetics, its frosty af but not an easy one to grow, at least compared to the GELAT.OG...

Also, would you be removing the larfy branches so that the plants can focus on the larger main colas for its last few weeks in flower, or do you think the stress would outweigh any possible benefits? The GG#4 branched out like crazy during the stretch, so I'm expecting lots of bitch buds. Here's a pic of what I mean, I was thinking I could just remove them and smoke them for fun if it'll benefit the plant, but if it's better to leave them I have no problem waiting.

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Just wanted to say thanks for all the advice and I wanted to share some of the photos of the nugs! I'm happy with these girls and I'm super excited for harvest.

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Imo drop 3 ml of the bloom and add 3ml of the grow.

Generally pruning of the lower branches is done before flip. But imo go ahead and remove the tiny branches and the largest fan leaves shading the the plant. Definately clean it up to get good air flow... You don't want mold but do this a bit at a time as to not overly stress the plant

Good call on sticking to basics this grow. Additives make bit of difference but if used improperly can really hurt the grow. Better to get the basics down then mess with the additives.
 
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Imo drop 3 ml of the bloom and add 3ml of the grow.

Generally pruning of the lower branches is done before flip. But imo go ahead and remove the tiny branches and the largest fan leaves shading the the plant. Definately clean it up to get good air flow... You don't want mold but do this a bit at a time as to not overly stress the plant

Good call on sticking to basics this grow. Additives make bit of difference but if used improperly can really hurt the grow. Better to get the basics down then mess with the additives.

Alright, I'll make those changes for the next feed. I'm not hugely worried about mold as I have 2 fans oscillating under the canopy and 1 above thats not oscillating. Humidity is usually around 59%. Wish I had done more defoliation before flip or earlier in flower but I wasn't aware just how bushy they would end up being! Lessons learned for next time for sure.
 
tinyfingerstinyfeet

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Imo drop 3 ml of the bloom and add 3ml of the grow.

Generally pruning of the lower branches is done before flip. But imo go ahead and remove the tiny branches and the largest fan leaves shading the the plant. Definately clean it up to get good air flow... You don't want mold but do this a bit at a time as to not overly stress the plant

Good call on sticking to basics this grow. Additives make bit of difference but if used improperly can really hurt the grow. Better to get the basics down then mess with the additives.

Hey man, just wanted to ask what you thought I should do, the issues are still present and some are getting worse, some leaves are crispy and breaking off easily, mostly towards the top of the plant, along with more spotting. I'm also seeing a large increase in the amount of flying bugs (pretty sure they're fungus gnats) since I started watering twice a day. Here's a couple pics of the spotting and crispy leaves.

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Here's what I've been feeding

8ml/gal Bloom (NPK 0-5-4)
3ml/gal Grow (NPK 2-1-6)
6ml/gal Micro (NPK 5-0-1)
4ml/gal CalMag (NPK 2-0-0)

PPM comes to ~745 everytime
PH to about 6.1 or 6.0 every time, maybe a tiny bit lower or higher but usually bang on 6.0

Really not sure what I'm doing wrong at this point, should I try dimming the light? Raising it is quite difficult as I would have to remove the exhaust fan and place it outside of the tent. Humidity has also been a bit high lately.

Do you think these plants will make it to harvest alright? I'm on day 49 of flower, really stressful now and I feel as though they are massively behind schedule in terms of bud development and size. I was really hoping to pull a pound but that is looking less and less realistic everyday, with the buds being as small as they are... Thanks for any and all advice.
 
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