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5 days ago
Indoor
Room Type
Soilless
Medium
LST
Technique
LED (200W)
Vegetation Lights
LED (500W)
Flowering Lights
Weeks
VEG
1
week
VEG
2
weeks
VEG
3
weeks
VEG
4
weeks
VEG
5
weeks
FLO
6
weeks
EMPTY
7
weeks
EMPTY
8
weeks
EMPTY
9
weeks
EMPTY
10
weeks
EMPTY
11
week
EMPTY
12
weeks
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Grow Conditions
Week 6
Flowering
45.72
inch
cm
Height
18
inch
cm
Height
18 hrs
Light Schedule
24
°F
°C
Day Air Temperature
75
°F
°C
Day Air Temperature
5.8
pH
800
mS/cm
PPM
TDS
1.6
mS/cm
PPM
EC
50%
Air Humidity
Normal
Smell
21
°F
°C
Solution Temperature
70
°F
°C
Solution Temperature
23
°F
°C
Substrate Temperature
73
°F
°C
Substrate Temperature
23
°F
°C
Night Air Temperature
73
°F
°C
Night Air Temperature
3
gal
l
Pot Size
11.36
gal
l
Pot Size
45.72
inch
cm
Lamp To Plant Distance
18
inch
cm
Lamp To Plant Distance
600 PPM
CO₂ Level
0.5
gal
l
Watering Volume Per Plant Per 24h
1.89
gal
l
Watering Volume Per Plant Per 24h
Nutrients
Commented by TheWeedMan TheWeedMan
5 days ago

Things are starting to pick up now! We got BUDS!..Well the start of buds forming on these lovely ladies. Each plant has multiple tops forming on them. If I counted correctly one plant has 20 tops and it’s sibling has 16 tops. You can see the start of all the colas taking form this week and building up on the stems - I recommend taking a look at the video Review for the week as I provide some high quality footage in 1080P like previous weeks. It’s going to become a sea of nugs on these two plants in the coming weeks.
I’m super excited to see these develop.

The smell of the garden is developing nicely, I really missed the smell of freshly flowering cannabis. When I opened the tent this afternoon to inspect these ladies, I was met with a lovely & stinky rush of scent that flooded my nostrils and the room quickly. It’s hard to distinguish any exact scent yet since there is a few strains growing and flowering at the same time. Flowering Cannabis is definitely one of my favourites smells - wouldn’t you agree!?

I’ve been able to keep up on the training of these plants through out the flowering stretch which kept the plants short and fat. One tip that I have for growing in fabric pots is using plant twist ties and some safety pins for training. I don’t see many growers doing this and it is a really cheap and easy way to effectively train plants and have a tie down spot available literally 360 degrees around the plant ! By doing this strategy I was able to keep the canopy height of the garden almost exactly level. One of my GorillaGlues by fastbuds from a different journal had a wild stretch in one night and is taller than the rest however. Fast buds is definitely living up to their name with these seeds, big strong healthy plants that shape up quickly and deliver buds.. fast..!

I’m really pleased with the development this week, it’s always exciting to see and smell flowers forming. It’s also nice to be done training plants for a while. I bet I spent 3-4 hours on each plant minimum trimming, leaf tucking and LST’ing since they were started. I think it makes a difference in final yield , training plants typically results in high quality and potency.

Constructing the ULTIMATE Light!

Required Items:

* 10 CXB3590 3500K
* 10 Ideal Solderless Holder
* 10 lenses or reflectors
* 10 thermal pads or thermal paste
* 10 heatsinks 120mm
* 2 Meanwell driver HLG-240H-C1400B
* 2 10K potentiometer 
* 2 electrical connecters
* 2 electrical grounded plugs
* 16 gauge(1/16”) angled aluminum
* 18 gauge solid core wire 30’
* Power drill
* Drill bits - various
* Chop saw or hack saw
* Wrench / Ratchet
* Measuring tape
* Marker
* Rope ratchet hangers
* Wire nuts
* Zip ties
* Bolts
* Nuts
* Washers
* Money, lots.

*Note - All the electrical parts can be sourced from alibaba.com for a decent price or you can alternatively find pre-made DIY kits on EBay with a markup. I recommend sourcing the remaining items from a hardware store like Lowe’s or HomeDepot. You can also buy a prefabricated light like this from timbergrowlights.com but you will pay double to triple the price.*

I highly recommend watching videos on YouTube by “LEDGardener” or “GrowMau5”.
Their videos helped immensely with the project and if they somehow see this - I owe you guys one! Both of them have great instructional videos on the DIY process and core required knowledge.

Phase One - The Frame:

1. Visit the hardware store and get the stuff. You will need time and a place to work on this as well. It will take multiple hours.
2. Measure, mark and cut your 16 gauge angled aluminum to desired lengths. I highly recommend a chop saw .. it makes quick work (I made my light 3’x3’ - so I needed eight 3’ pieces.)
3. Do a rough build of your project , line up the pieces to make the shape on your desired frame. Mark where you will need holes to assemble the frame. Make sure to take accurate measurements here .. you need EVERYTHING to line up.
4. Drill your holes. I recommend starting with a small drill bit like 3/16” and progressing up in size to the desired size needed. If you have a drill press your life will be easy - if not a standard power drill and muscle will work too.
5. Assemble the frame loosely - hopefully you were careful - everything should line up!
6. Get your passive heat sinks and place them around your frame , try to get it symmetrical for even light coverage.
7. Once you have your light placement figured out , get out that trusty marker and mark where you need to drill holes to secure the heat sink/COBs.
8. Disassemble the frame and take back the aluminum pieces to the drill and make the holes.
9. Build the frame this time - securely. Then drop in those heat sinks. Hopefully these all line up too!
10. If they line up, great .. now I recommend working on Phase Two - The Electrical!

Ok that’s this is where we will stop for this week! I think that’s enough information for everybody to absorb for a week and get started..

Stay tuned because next week we go over the COBs, electrical work and assembly!

You’ll wanna see this stuff too, trust me!
Happy Growing!

-TheWeedMan

Grow Questions
TheWeedMan week 1 started grow question 1 month ago
As a first time coco coir grower what are some things to look out for or make sure to do? This is my 3rd growing experience, my previous two grows were done in soil. So I’m not a complete noob. Please provide a good break down on the coco coir growing experience for me.
Other General Questions
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TheBudWhisperer answered grow question 1 month ago
Dude - no reach out on this? I found it on a browse and I’ve been thinking on a Pure GSC strain for a while now! Both ironic and Sweet! Will follow. Now with respect to coco - IMO it’s not much different from soil but I trust you’ve already seen that it’s got much better drainage properties. The key difference is it’s nutrient holding power in relation to soil as well as appropriate supplementation of the nutrients that soil has, that coco lacks (ie. calmag). As long as you supplement for the first month or so with calmag and keep a close eye out for nutrient burn (go easy/not full strength with nutrient formula for first run) it should be very similar to a soil grow. That’s the best I got for ya. Made the switch to coco myself because I like hand watering but would prefer a slightly faster growth rate. Cheers broski and looking forward to this one growing out!!!:facepunch::+1:
TheWeedMan week 5 started grow question 1 week ago
Any comments, feedback or critiques are welcome. Please feel free to let me know how you think this Grow & Journal is going. Let me know if there is anything I can be doing better , thank you!
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Athos answered grow question 1 week ago
Your plants look great. The only thing I believe you should improve is training: a more agressive use of LST and super cropping to keep the plant squat. Good luck mate.
Comments
Mrs_Larimar
Mrs_Larimar week 6

PLSssssss

for ypur next construction . do pictures.. you made a nice shopping list and costruction plan, the only thing i miss are some pictures thy

TheWeedMan
TheWeedMan

@Mrs_Larimar, I added some pictures of just my frame build to help show what I was talking about!! Thanks for the reminder ! :) and yes I have pictures for next week as well :facepunch::skin-tone-2::+1::skin-tone-2:

Mrs_Larimar
Mrs_Larimar week 6

Yaay

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Mrs_Larimar
Mrs_Larimar

@TheWeedMan, you did. and yes i think about it

TheWeedMan
TheWeedMan

@Mrs_Larimar, well if you decide too , I can help answer any questions :facepunch::skin-tone-2::+1::skin-tone-2:

Mrs_Larimar
Mrs_Larimar

@TheWeedMan, thy but i would take some time next autumsn i think , got alil project running

SpinnerGrow
SpinnerGrow week 6

Really !? You even shows us how to build a light :drooling_face::+1::clap::kissing_smiling_eyes::grin: that's a huge sharing bro.
I wanna see how to make shatter : you show us :grin::kissing_heart:

TheWeedMan
TheWeedMan

@SpinnerGrow, haha thanks bro! I might have an idea for the final harvest..! My friend has a $10,000 Pure Pressure Rosin Press.. I might pay him a visit to press some of the final flowers into concentrates :sunglasses:

MosephVonMo
MosephVonMo week 6

Your plants are gorgeous!:heart_eyes:

TheWeedMan
TheWeedMan

@MosephVonMo, thanks! I think they look stunning too! :flag-ca::fire:

Budzablazin
Budzablazin week 6

Oh baby, they are gorgeous!

TheWeedMan
TheWeedMan

@Budzablazin, very much appreciated bro :facepunch::skin-tone-2::sunglasses:

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