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FastBuds GreenCrack x6 SuperSoilStyle

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4 days ago
Indoor
Room Type
Soilless
Medium
LST
Technique
LED (400W)
Vegetation Lights
LED (600W)
Flowering Lights
Weeks
VEG
1
week
VEG
2
weeks
VEG
3
weeks
VEG
4
weeks
FLO
5
weeks
FLO
6
weeks
EMPTY
7
weeks
EMPTY
8
weeks
EMPTY
9
weeks
EMPTY
10
weeks
EMPTY
11
week
EMPTY
12
weeks
Photos & Videos
Grow Conditions
Week 6
Flowering
162.56
inch
cm
Height
64
inch
cm
Height
20 hrs
Light Schedule
24
°F
°C
Day Air Temperature
75
°F
°C
Day Air Temperature
6.5
pH
450
mS/cm
PPM
TDS
0.9
mS/cm
PPM
EC
55%
Air Humidity
Normal
Smell
20
°F
°C
Solution Temperature
68
°F
°C
Solution Temperature
23
°F
°C
Substrate Temperature
74
°F
°C
Substrate Temperature
22
°F
°C
Night Air Temperature
72
°F
°C
Night Air Temperature
5
gal
l
Pot Size
18.93
gal
l
Pot Size
60.96
inch
cm
Lamp To Plant Distance
24
inch
cm
Lamp To Plant Distance
900 PPM
CO₂ Level
0.5
gal
l
Watering Volume Per Plant Per 24h
1.89
gal
l
Watering Volume Per Plant Per 24h
Nutrients
ml/l
ml/gal
tsp/gal
Epsom salt
2.46 ml/gal
Brown sugar
2.46 ml/gal
Botanicare - Cal-Mag Plus
Cal-Mag Plus
4 ml/gal
ml/l
ml/gal
tsp/gal
Commented by Smowkabowl Smowkabowl
4 days ago

Green Crack; #2 in a 5 gallon bag is 64 inches, #3 in a 5 gallon bag is 51 inches, #5 and #6 in 3 gallon bags are 54 and 46 inches, respectively.
End week 6
Day 42
Light: 20/ 4 cycle with 675w Perfect Sun COB and just added 4 AutoCobs (3500k, 60w each) to the mix (currently: approx. 18 inches from Kolas and 24 inches from canopy).
Medium: Coco 80%, perlite 20% mixed with Nature's Living Soil concentrate (top 2/3, 1 lb/ 5 gallons medium; bottom 1/3, 1+1/2 lb/ 3 gallons medium).
Feed: 1/2 gallon RO water with 4ml CaMg+, 1/2-1 tsp brown sugar and 1/2-1 tsp Epsom salt/ gallon/ day, temperature 66-73 F, pH 6.2-7.0.
Room Temperature: 72-78 F
Leaf surface Temperature: 68-82 F (always below 85 F).
RH: 45-60%
CO2: Lights On: 800-1200, Lights Out: 350-450

Holy Skyscrapers Batman! #2 just won't quit growing! She has been on a 3-4 inch/ day growth spurt since the beginning of the month (2/1) and when I started measuring every day. I'm afraid she has grown to close to the light, although, she is growing off to the side of the light. I can get another 5 inches or so if I change the light rigging, but I need them to stop stretching before I decide. Hell, #3 hasn't even started flowering yet but I think she is close. IMO, I think she will be the beast among the GC, her structure, size, color and 9 fingered leaves make her stand out from the rest. #2's height is impressive. I'm not sure why the whole garden has gotten so big. I'm sure it's a combination of factors.

My first garden was malnourished from the beginning compared to this run (look at my 1st diary week to week and there is no comparison). They were under fed, nutes and water. Too much light by getting to close to soon. Not knowing any signs of stress or deficiency I can only go by what I observe and read. I was lucky to have a harvest last time. I harvested 4 plants out of 9 attempts. Not to good. I started with 2 FastBuds GC, 2 FastBuds WCOG and a SensibleSeeds OGK. They all died within the 1st five days except a WCOG. Not wanting to waste anymore FastBuds until I learned to grow from seed to harvest I reworked my medium. I added perlite and more living soil concentrate and put 2 seeds directly in the mix without a buffer just like you would sow a seed in your outside garden and I put 2 in a nutrient depleted ball of coco that was placed in the living soil. Only one of the latter survived (I'll never germinate that way again). So, now I know why only one of the first five survived. Also, during the first grow I was obsessed with getting the light as low as possible as fast as possible. I think I may have stunted the plants and actually caused them to stop growing at times. I say this only because of the research and info I read after I harvested and before this grow. And I think I under watered the garden, not wanting to over water I was overly cautious. Not knowing how to grow with coco I treated it like soil and you can't do that. I waited for the pot to get light before watering. If you do that with coco you waited too long. The bag or pot should feel heavy, just don't over do it like I did. There is a balance you can only learn by observing your plants. And by waiting to long to feed the plants were obviously deprived and could have been better. This is still the hardest thing for me. How much water do they need per day. That's one reason I'm trying the Hempy Buckets. I like the idea of being able to measure how much water the plant takes in each day by feeding them the same amount every day and measuring the runoff. eg. 1 gallon in. 3/4 gallon out. Plant took in 1/4 of a gallon. I put in 1/2 gallon a day right now and getting a little over a quart back (check out my OGKushAutomatics diary).

This grow, 9 of 9 germinated and all survived until week 2 and I decided to overwater everyone and basically kill 2 of my GC. They eventually started growing again but it was to late and I had started my Hempy Buckets and replaced their space and pulled them from the grow room. Regardless of my mistake, the garden continued to grow and overflow the boundaries of the light and I was getting worried about loss of yield due to poor lighting on the edges. BTW, my grow room is 8'x8'x8'6" and my light is good for 5x5 veg and 4x4 flower realistically. And she was starting to push the 5' barrier. Well, we couldn't really afford it just yet but the wife gave me the okay to purchase some more lighting (the plan was to expand when I built the room anyway, just not this soon) so I ordered some AutoCobs to supplement my current light and actually test them as stand alone 60w COBs. I have seen some growers get amazing results with these lights. I'm using single COBs over each Hempy bucket, Tangie'matic and one combined with my current light. Everyone is happy now. BUT, my biggest issue now is height. I'm running out. I don't really want to super crop any of them but I will if I have to. So, I'm sure the way I used my light this grow had something to do with how tall these plants are (considering my first grow max height was about 29 inches for the OGK and 15 inches for WCOG).

This grow I decided to be more aggressive with the watering and see how hard I could push it. I learned quick, you can over water coco, be careful. I let'em dry out a couple days and all but 2 rebounded quickly. I thought maybe I had stunted them for the rest of the grow. I was completely wrong and soon they were at a quart a day then 2 quarts. Last couple days, I'm at 3 to 4 quarts a day. I'm pushing 'em a little bit going into flower because I want them at max capacity (I think it's 3 quarts, 4 may be too much) so they can produce as many bud sites and as much flower as possible. Obviously, a more aggressive water schedule has made a big difference too.

Now the biggest difference, imo, may be the Supersoil and living soil mix I used this time. Last grow I did a basic living soil mixture. This grow I used the living soil mix (which had been mixed and cooking in a tote for about 3 months before use) with a super soil mix (that was mixed 7 - 10 days prior to being placed in the bottom 1/3 of each grow bag) and the results speak for themselves. Size, structure, color are all phenomenal. No tip burn or deficiencies that I have noticed. I may have hit it out of the park with this mix, not sure, but I like the results so far. Question is, does it have enough to bring it all home? We'll see in about 5 or 6 weeks. What do y'all think?

Thanks for tuning in everyone. All questions or comments are greatly appreciated. Peace

2/15 **UPDATE** GC#2 gained another 3 inches to 69 inches. I installed new rigging for the light fixture and gained 6 more inches. Maximum height for the light is now 7 foot 3 inches. It is now 18 to 24 inches from the Kolas and 24 to 30 inches above the canopy. Just about perfect if they would stop stretching. Peace

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