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Commented by Padrino Padrino
5 days ago

gave very mild dose of nutrients after transplant and haven't given them anything since. will introduce a full dose of nutrients and calmag end of this week.

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Padrino week 2 started grow question 2 weeks ago
When to transplant?
What day do you guys think I should transplant these bad boys. Also when transplanting should I water the medium I’m transplanting into or do I want to transplant dry and maybe bottom feed the first week or so?
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Techniques. Other
GrowingGrannie answered grow question 2 weeks ago
You're going to want to transplant these dry and then soak the entire substrate so there are no dry pockets at all... you'll probably have to add more soil once you've done that. From there on, bottom feeding/watering is a great way to keep the soil from compacting too much and allowing oxygen into the roots.

Good luck!
Padrino week 2 started grow question 2 weeks ago
Another question about the transplant process. Do I water the substrate completely with nutrients after I transplant or just with PHed water? Also should I top?
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Other. Other
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GrowingGrannie answered grow question 2 weeks ago
At this stage, I would concentrate more on giving it a root enhancer rather than regular nutes although a LIGHT dose of nutes wouldn't be bad unless your soil already has nutrients in it... You need to give it some time to recover from the stress of the transplant. So this week, I'd water with just some root enhancers and then next week you can start the nutes...

As for the topping, you don't want to do that right away either since that is also a very stressful technique and the plants are far too young... let them recover from the transplant first and then when they have 5 or 6 nodes, you can top.

Red stems, btw, simply indicate stress and that is generally a nute stress or pH out of range... some purple strains will have naturally red stems so don't confuse the two.

Good luck!
Padrino week 3 started grow question 2 weeks ago
Red/purple stems and Stunted grow
Girl Scout monkey and Funky Magnifera have red stems. I gave nutes a few days ago and it cleared all the red stems except for these two. My PH is 6.3 so idk why this is?? Blood orange haze seems little small and can't tell if its stunted. Should I wait or plant another?
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Plant. Stem - Red or purple
GrowingGrannie answered grow question 2 weeks ago
Red stems can occur naturally in some strains - I'm not familiar with these two but you can do a bit of research on it... other than that, red stems will indicate some stress is going on but, like - for example - a calcium deficiency will leave marks on leaves, even when you correct the deficiency, the leaves that are damaged won't be repaired... so some stems may just never go back to being the normal, good color. If the new stems that are coming on are a good color, I'd take that as a sign you've solved her problem... if they're all red, I'd look into the genetics.

As far as height is concerned, Blood Orange Haze may just be a smaller plant than the others or it may have been stunted - I would personally think she's just a smaller plant at this point. And even if she was stunted a little bit, I certainly wouldn't replace her - she can still give you a good harvest down the road.

Good luck...
Padrino week 3 started grow question 2 weeks ago
Alright so this morning from 8am to 4pm my power was out. I transplanted last night and soaked the medium pretty well. Will this power outage hurt my girls. Did the temps being 10 degrees lower all day hurt them. How soon will I know if I get root rot or anything of that nature?
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GrowingGrannie answered grow question 2 weeks ago
The lower temps might have slowed them down a little but not much... I wouldn't worry about anything - especially root rot! Not from that length of power outage... root rot is going to come from them being overly watered for days and days at a time... Soaking them for a transplant isn't going to be an issue!

Good luck....
Padrino week 4 started grow question 5 days ago
Opnions?
I really feel like two of the girls are stunted have not really had any new growth and already showing pistils. The other two seem small and not much growth maybe from transplant shock. while the last 2 are booming and doing excellent and way larger than the others. Opinions?
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Plant. Too short
Stonedin604 answered grow question 3 days ago
In my opinion you would be surprised how much stretch you can get after sex shows.

A little LST and you could do quite well with these plants…. Sometimes doing less will help I know you just want them to thrive and they will, I don’t like transplanting autos as it causes me too much stress, mephisto genetics are resilient and will bounce back in my experience. Maybe try and add some worm castings. But if you decide to restart I would suggest try using your final pot and just water around the seedling and just use more water as they get bigger.

Good luck!
Padrino week 4 started grow question 5 days ago
Should I replant 4 out of the 6 or if anything else the two smallest ones? or should I stick it out? they just don't seem to be doing well compared to the others. They all are already showing some small pistils so unless they take off soon I just don't know. Thanks again everyone
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Plant. Other
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Creepy_Steve answered grow question 5 days ago
if you plant more than 1-2 you will inevitably encounter this problem.. and less often when doign 1-2 too.

so, it's a godo idea to plant an exta 25% or 50% and then you can cull the weak and ensure you have the right numbr of healthy plants accodingn to plan.
Padrino week 4 started grow question 5 days ago
Also I have another question. Ive been using my tap water in my humidifier and here in norcal we have tons of minerals in our water and the ph is almost 8. with my humidifier running one and off all day could it be affecting my plants in a negative way?
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Setup. Strain - Autoflowering
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Creepy_Steve answered grow question 5 days ago
nah... you aren't goingn to have ramifications from hard tap water beyond your humidifier wick (if that top) degrading sooner or just more white dust settling on things if you have the other type.

use a deminarlization cartridge/tablet, if worried. pH is no concern in this context either... given common ranges of tap water.

the real concern would be a dity/tainted reservoir... keep it clean or you'll blast pathogens all over the place.
Padrino week 4 started grow question 3 days ago
Using same medium
Alright so Ive made the decision and i am going to pull the 4 stunted autos tonight and replant 4 new seeds of the same strain. My question is can I just pull them and replant right in the same pot assuming a small rootball comes out and I can just add a little bit more soil?
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Plant. Other
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Organoman answered grow question 3 days ago
Personally, I would not ever re-use any soil, no matter how little use it has had and always plant new plants in new soil.
This prevents disease and pest issues as well as avoiding any problems with fertilizer salt build up, pH etc.
The soil is usually the cheapest part of any grow, so why risk the quality of your plants by trying to save a few dollars?
Padrino week 4 started grow question 3 days ago
Organic/Bottled
Is it possible to pre amend the soil with gia green organics for the first couple weeks of the plants life and then switch to my advanced nutrients? So I don't have to worry about giving them too much advanced to start or waiting to long to give them any?
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Feeding. Schedule
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GrowingGrannie answered grow question 3 days ago
I'm definitely with Organoman here... I see you've just pitched some autoflowers and if you decide to go this route, you'll be pitching these as well. I start all my autoflowers (and so far, they're the only things I grow) in ProMixHP which has zippitydodah (zero) nutrients because I want to control the what, the when and the how much of any nutes they get... And autoflowers do not like nor do they need any nutrients at all for the first couple weeks of their life.... and when they ARE introduced to the plant, I start them out with 1/4 strength to make sure they're going to be tolerated.

So, as far as your plan is concerned, I'm not in favor at all... sorry!

Good luck
Padrino week 4 started grow question 2 days ago
Grow Light distance
Does it matter what heights I have my grow light at as long as my pfd is where I want it? For example could I have it closer and less power or do I want it further with more power. Feel like it would be better for the light the less power being used.
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Creepy_Steve answered grow question 19 hours ago
i shouldn't have said "if X" away is optimal.."

... you still want the highest ppfd at canopy as you can provide.... this is the most important area to maximize... shifting elswhere will probably be a lower return, relatively speaking.
Creepy_Steve answered grow question 19 hours ago
more power while maintaing similar PPFD at canopy will provide more light to lower areas --- more sphotons bouncing off walls at more obstuse angels. basica geometry at play... Now, this will technically increase the light hitting lower areas but also much less efficient use of watts -- way more lost to absorption and each doubling of distance traveled decreases intensity to 1/4th of what it was half way back to the light (inverse sqaure law applies.)

e.g. if you find the optimal point for PPFD is 18" away... then you raise light 24" that is a 1.33 incremental change (6/18 = .33). 1 / 1.33^2 *100% = 56.5% of previous intensity at 18" and specifically measuring within same area of canopy as before... just from a 6" increase in distance.

going other way is just as sdastic.. 6" less is 1/.66^2 *100 = 230% increase in intensity lowering from 18" to 12"....

But, a law of thermodynamics tells us no energy is lost or gained...

so, those phtons are still there.. they are just spread out more... more bounces off a 90% reflective wall means more photons that will never hit the plant (not technically "lost"). More light will hit at very obtuse angels and then hit the gound etc etc... scatted all ove the place -- this is why it should increase light to lower areas.. is it worth it? i don't know... at some point the cost won't justify it.
Iainishere answered grow question 2 days ago
would be better to run the light at lower levels and it doesnt matter if your plants getting the right amount of light but when you move the light that close it makes it harder to get an even coverage of light and avoid the hotspot in the middle of the light, just need to balance the plants need for light across the area you need the light with how close and at what power you run it
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