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6 days ago
Indoor
Room Type
Soil
Medium
Topping
Technique
FIMing
Technique
HID (315W)
Vegetation Lights
HID (315W)
Flowering Lights
Weeks
VEG
1
week
VEG
2
weeks
VEG
3
weeks
VEG
4
weeks
EMPTY
5
weeks
EMPTY
6
weeks
EMPTY
7
weeks
EMPTY
8
weeks
EMPTY
9
weeks
EMPTY
10
weeks
EMPTY
11
week
EMPTY
12
weeks
Photos & Video
Grow Conditions
Week 4
Vegetation
30.48
inch
cm
Height
12
inch
cm
Height
20 hrs
Light Schedule
27
°F
°C
Day Air Temperature
81
°F
°C
Day Air Temperature
61%
Air Humidity
Weak
Smell
22
°F
°C
Night Air Temperature
71
°F
°C
Night Air Temperature
3
gal
l
Pot Size
11.36
gal
l
Pot Size
106.68
inch
cm
Lamp To Plant Distance
42
inch
cm
Lamp To Plant Distance
0.12
gal
l
Watering Volume, per plant per 24h
0.45
gal
l
Watering Volume, per plant per 24h
Nutrients
Commented by Sgtoso Sgtoso
6 days ago

Day 21: Watered the plants.
Day 22: Took some photos. One of them is a close up showing the successful top. Everything is on cruise control at this point.
Day 23: Took a lot of photos. Plants are starting to show sex. Most of the tops are sprouting additional nodes. Decided to defoliate the lower heavier fan leaves. Got a little over zealous with the trimmers. Foliated with a quart bottle and 10 ml of Heavy 16 Foliar. I'll post recovery photos later.
Day 24: Made a tea with products from both Primordial Solutions & Advanced Nutrients. Used as a soil drench.
Day 25: Added some photos.
Day 26 Added a video. Plants are between 12-15 inches tall already. Observed a lot of pistols on pre-flower sites.

Comments
Quexos
Quexos week 4

Great strain to grow! I really like the diesel strains. The aroma and taste is great! Oh yeah, its very potent!

I have a question on topping autos. I've read that you never top autos. Due to short veg. period, it shocks them too much just at pre-flower? You obviously have done this before. I'd like your thoughts on it since you are a pro-topper! My auto is a week old, and if I decide to top, it will have to be really soon.

Sgtoso
Sgtoso week 4

I've read a lot of things about autos too. I've read that you shouldn't top them, shouldn't transplant them nor clone them. I've read that you can give them 24 hours constant light.

I've grown the following auto strains: Northern Storm, Grand Daddy Purp, Pineapple Kush, Carmelicious and now Sour Diesel. Northern Storm was my first. I had 3 seeds. Only 2 were viable plants. I topped one and not the other. I got 3.5 ounces off the one I topped and around 2 oz off the other.

Then I grew the GDP & Pineapple Kush. Didn't top any of them. My harvest between 8 plants was roughly 6 oz. Pretty poor results if you ask me.

Next round I did the Carmelicious and Pineapple Kush. I topped every plant. For whatever reason the PK didn't top well meaning that it didn't split into 2+ colas. All of the Carmelicious topped well. The final harvest was 9+ oz of the Carmel and 3.4 oz of the PK. A significant improvement over the previous harvest. 8 plants total again.

I've looked at all of the tops on my current run. 2 of the 8 plants didn't split into 2+ colas.

I think the results speak for themselves whether you should top or not. I imagine the mindset is that growers want the maximum size plant at the end of veg and anything to stunt that growth is viewed as a negative.

If you are going to top your auto my recommendations are: Only top it once. Wait until the plant is sturdy and healthy and has 3-4 true nodes (I don't count the starter leaves as a node). Somewhere between 15-18 days from seed.

Good luck!

H_SOLO
H_SOLO week 4

Nice looking girls. Nice leaves. Best wishes for your grow.

Juicegrower
Juicegrower week 4

Looking beautiful mate :) Keep up the good work!

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