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Purple Urkle - DWC - First In Awhile

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Purple Urkle Custom Breeder & Strain
VEG
LED / 400W
Custom
FLO
LED / 600W
Custom
Terpinator
Nutrients
Botanicare
Nutrients
Indoor
Room Type
Hydroponics
Watering
LST
Technique
Topping
Technique
Defoliation
Technique
Photos & Videos
Grow Conditions
Week 2
Vegetation
6.35
inch
cm
Height
2.5
inch
cm
Height
24 hrs
Light Schedule
25
°F
°C
Day Air Temperature
77
°F
°C
Day Air Temperature
6
pH
45%
Air Humidity
Weak
Smell
25
°F
°C
Night Air Temperature
77
°F
°C
Night Air Temperature
5
gal
l
Pot Size
18.93
gal
l
Pot Size
76.2
inch
cm
Lamp To Plant Distance
30
inch
cm
Lamp To Plant Distance
Nutrients
Commented by PurpleDreamz PurpleDreamz
4 years ago

Week one was successful and they’re finally past the “seedling” phase. I was concerned at the beginning because the room was a little on the colder side ~64F, but it’s now a steady 73-77F with all the equipment running.

My back-ups were running pretty far behind from Week One but grew a solid 2-3” in one week and the first nodes are forming, two more to-go until topping and mainlining.

I swapped the germ-CFL I was using on the back-ups (aka a desk lamp), for a cheap 150W LED I have hung about 30” over them. The 150W is a ~$40 LED from Hytekgro on Amazon a friend gave to me. Despite the light being cheaply made, I can’t take anything away from the results its had over the last week. I will keep it over the back-ups (which are outperforming their siblings in the tent) until I can sex everybody. Not too worried about a height differential since I will be mainlining everything as flat as I can.

Today I’ll finally set-up my pulleys so I can move my 450W in the tent closer to the plants, probably 12-18” off of them. Other than that just prepping my lasso anchors to mainline some baby colas :)

Grow Questions
PurpleDreamz week 2 started grow question 4 years ago
Looking to the future, would it be at all beneficial to set up a scrog net following the mainline training?

Space will be limited and I feel the only way to get real cola separation if I end up with three plants, will be with a screen.

Also for 32"x"32" would 3-4 be too many?
Resolved
Techniques. Defoliation
Show all Answers (3)
Stick answered grow question 4 years ago
Hi @PurpleDreamz! I'm also a big fan of the mainlining method, however I don't use any scrog net after the training is done. Here's why: 1/ The net will make it hard for you to work on your babies. Once everything is tie down to the net, you can't even rotate a container. 2/ The net could be useful to control plant's height, but the mainlining training method already has a big impact on the preflowering stretch, by dividing the main apex to 4 - 8 or 16 colas, you will also reduce the stretch phenomenon. 3/ The main goal of the scrog, besides controlling the height, would be to increase light penetration onto the buds. But light penetration is already very good on a well mainlined plant. Rotating your mainlined plants everyday will help the colas to get homogeneous amount of light. 4/ Scrog implies a lot of daily work, to adjust the new growth and tie everything down, whereas mainlining by itself implies a minimal work. 5/ I've seen some mainlined plants "cracking" when tied to a scrog net, in some circumstances the manifold won't survive to hardcore bending manipulations and you'll break your main stem. So to summup, I'd say that the net could be useful in some cases, not as a real scrog net but more as a stem support, if buds are heavy and stems are weak. The net could also be great if you have a height constraint, but as mentioned earlier, there are other ways to limit this height. It's up to you, now you have all the informations to make your choice and move on. Hope this will help, keep us up-to-date, and happy growing! :facepunch:
PurpleDreamz week 8 started grow question 4 years ago
This is my first time using the FloraNova series and I feel like it's doing a good job. Are the dark-stained roots normal for this series?

My roots couldn't look healthier overall now, but I still don't know if the off coloring is still from the root rot.
Resolved
Plant. Too tall
Show all Answers (1)
The_Projexx answered grow question 4 years ago
Nutrients that have coloured dyes in them tend to stain the roots. Its no big deal generally the stain will wash off the roots anyways . How ever if its root problems they will just break , they will feel slimy the wont be as robust lots of signs to look for when your looking for root rot or the beginning signs of . A good way to assure yourself is that your leaves don't look burned or damaged in any way which leads me to believe that your roots are also fine because usually the damage you would see on the top of a plant would also be the damages in the root mass as well and based of the pictures i see in your diary your rocking and rolling ! I hope this information helps you to understand the dyes some companys use for their products and the signs or rotting roots . -Happy Growing!
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Comments
Stick
Stick week 2

Hi @PurpleDreamz! I'm also a big fan of the mainlining method, however I don't use any scrog net after the training is done. Here's why: 1/ The net will make it hard for you to work on your babies. Once everything is tie down to the net, you can't even rotate a container. 2/ The net could be useful to control plant's height, but the mainlining training method already has a big impact on the preflowering stretch, by dividing the main apex to 4 - 8 or 16 colas, you will also reduce the stretch phenomenon. 3/ The main goal of the scrog, besides controlling the height, would be to increase light penetration onto the buds. But light penetration is already very good on a well mainlined plant. Rotating your mainlined plants everyday will help the colas to get homogeneous amount of light. 4/ Scrog implies a lot of daily work, to adjust the new growth and tie everything down, whereas mainlining by itself implies a minimal work. 5/ I've seen some mainlined plants "cracking" when tied to a scrog net, in some circumstances the manifold won't survive to hardcore bending manipulations and you'll break your main stem. So to summup, I'd say that the net could be useful in some cases, not as a real scrog net but more as a stem support, if buds are heavy and stems are weak. The net could also be great if you have a height constraint, but as mentioned earlier, there are other ways to limit this height. It's up to you, now you have all the informations to make your choice and move on. Hope this will help, keep us up-to-date, and happy growing! :facepunch:

CRiSPrGrow
CRiSPrGrow week 2

hey Purpledreamz, yeah setting up a scrog will be beneficial, try to set up as close down to the plants as you can, touching the sides of the pots is okay. you want to really press the growth down from day one, so the sooner the better to set it up. once these start really stretching you want to tuck in the plants once or twice daily just to make sure they're nice and under the net. this will keep their height down and build an nice even cannopy. you can't go too low at this stage so really go for it. Great idea by the way, you'll see some great yields with this technique if you do it right ! dassit good luck :rocket: