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Indoor QB - Blue Cheese Auto

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28
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1462
3 years ago
VEG
LED / 250W
Custom
FLO
LED / 250W
Custom
BioBizz
Nutrients
Atami
Nutrients
Indoor
Room Type
100%
Soil
Grow medium
LST
Technique
Photos & Videos
Grow Conditions
Week 4
Vegetation
20
inch
cm
Height
7.87
inch
cm
Height
18 hrs
Light Schedule
24
°F
°C
Day Air Temperature
75
°F
°C
Day Air Temperature
60%
Air Humidity
16
°F
°C
Night Air Temperature
61
°F
°C
Night Air Temperature
2.64
gal
l
Pot Size
10
gal
l
Pot Size
60
inch
cm
Lamp To Plant Distance
23.62
inch
cm
Lamp To Plant Distance
0.13
gal
l
Watering Volume Per Plant Per 24h
0.5
gal
l
Watering Volume Per Plant Per 24h
Nutrients
ml/l
ml/gal
tsp/gal
ml/l
ml/gal
tsp/gal
Commented by Stoukie Stoukie
3 years ago

28 Days have passed since germination. The week started strong but ended on a low note...

I'm adding this to my diary in the hope that someone will read it and not make the same mistakes as I did.

Mistake 1, do not cut off you big fan leaves, fan leaves acts as batteries for the plant, they store energy in the fan leaves to later use for flowering. Rather tuck the fan leaves if you are scared it will be in the way.

Mistake 2, I know it is fun fiddling with your auto, don't :yum: Leave the auto to do its thing, if you want to end up like me breaking branches go ahead and bend them :yum:

So yes, decided it was a good idea to bend some branches, at first it looked fine, went to work, came back and noticed the one top cola was broken, I immediately mended it with tape, but I fear I lost the whole branch...

Started the week with a beautiful looking fast growing plant, ended the week with a plant that is probably stunned and now has a broken branch...

Learn from my mistakes please!

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Hey man, if I may, I don't think it's a bad thing to cut fan leaves, I have done it many times with photoperiod plants and they love it. It does "annoy" the plant for a few days of days but then they explode with new growth.

It looks like it could be a problem for autos because they have such short veg period that those few recovery days are critical to the final structure of the plant, and you need every day you can to make the plant as big as possible before starting to flower.

I am a noob at autoflowers, but from what I read it seems that any technique that has the potential to slow down the plant in any way is dangerous. Including topping, defoliating and transplanting. It may be a good idea to germinate the auto seeds in their final pots to avoid potential stunting from transplant. Not saying this from experience, just read it on the internet :)

Still they look very healthy to me and the LST has opened them up in a way that the plants will still be able to grow big buds. Onwards and upwards! :D

Stoukie
Stoukie

@Lucimago, thank you for the feedback, appreciate it. This is only my second auto so I'm still making mistakes, but at the end of the day how else should one learn :blush: