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Third Grow!

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4 months ago
VEG
LED / 108W
Light
FLO
LED / 108W
Light
Indoor
Room Type
Soilless
Medium
LST
Technique
FIMing
Technique
Defoliation
Technique
Photos & Videos
Grow Conditions
Week 7
Flowering
43.18
inch
cm
Height
17
inch
cm
Height
20 hrs
Light Schedule
24
°F
°C
Day Air Temperature
75
°F
°C
Day Air Temperature
6.2
pH
48%
Air Humidity
Normal
Smell
21
°F
°C
Solution Temperature
70
°F
°C
Solution Temperature
23
°F
°C
Substrate Temperature
73
°F
°C
Substrate Temperature
22
°F
°C
Night Air Temperature
72
°F
°C
Night Air Temperature
7.13
gal
l
Pot Size
27
gal
l
Pot Size
45.72
inch
cm
Lamp To Plant Distance
18
inch
cm
Lamp To Plant Distance
0.15
gal
l
Watering Volume Per Plant Per 24h
0.55
gal
l
Watering Volume Per Plant Per 24h
Nutrients
Commented by mikemobes mikemobes
5 months ago

8/11
-As the trends been this grow--both plants have responded very well to waterings. Im watering every other day allowing the substrate to dry out a little bit which encourages really good root growth.
-I looked back to my previous grow diary to compare this grow to last at week 6 and oh boy am I blowing my old grow out of the water. Learning is a wonderful thing.
-Stilts I put Cheese on seem to be working very well. Im starting to see a stretch on Cheese! Going to do some more LST to further even out the canopy.
-Cream Cookies is really filling out and its undergrowth is really growing well. It's also starting to develop a strong odor! Awesome!

A little bit about the nutrients: I ABSOLUTELY LOVE THESE NUTRIENTS! Not for the pH perfect technology but for how easy it is to feed my babies with these nutrients. I used to use General Hydroponics flour duo (micro and bloom) and that was such a huge pain in the ass to mix solutions. Every week would be a different ratio of both Micro and Bloom. Super confusing and really easy to screw up. This Sensi line from advanced nutrients is insanely easy. You just add an equal amount of both Grow/Bloom A+B in a specific concentration and that's it. All the necessary nutrients that the plant needs will be available for it if it needs it. It also doesn't burn my plants at all. At the beginning of my grow I was thinking of buying an TDS meter to tune the concentration of my nutrient solution. As a chemist, I felt I didn't need this as I can do the math and calculate TDS based on the species present in the concentrated nutrient solution--I never had to do this. Ive found that the best concentration to feed is around 13 mL/gal. Anything more is just too concentrated and my plants did not like it. SUPER HAPPY WITH THIS NUTRIENT LINE. LIFETIME CUSTOMER NOW.

8/14
-Both plants doing extremely well still with no issues. No Ca/Mg deficiency spots observed on any more leaves.
-Canopy is getting quite thick once again-going to do defoliation this week.
-Both plants are stretching like crazy--probably going to lower Cheese to encourage more of a stretch.
-LST worked wonders evening out the canopy.
-Cream Cookies is starting to really smell!
-Going to sprout 2 more cream cookies plants this week with the hope to keep plants in a flowering rotation. The hope is to always have flowering plants under the lamp!

8/15
-Did some defoliation to create some breaks in both canopies to allow for some light to penetrate to the lower leaves
-Original fan leaves started wilting and turning yellow so I trimmed them.
-Trimmed lower fan leaves on Cheese: they were so big that they were blocking a huge amount of light to the newer growth. Id rather light hit the new growth than the old growth.
-The differences in both plants are starting to show. There is a little satire (~30%) in Cream cookies and you can see it in the fan leaves. They just aren't as fat as cheese. Cheese fan leaves are so short and fat its really cool. Cheese is also growing a little bit shorter than cream cookies.

-Makes sense since Cheese is a heavy indica auto flower while cream cookies is a indica dominant hybrid.

8/16
-Boy are both plants stretching. Lamp raised from 15 to 18 inches.
-Flowering is in full swing for both plants.
-Every other feeding cycle is going very well. Going to increase to 600mL next feeding. Curious to see how they'll respond.

8/17
-My last grow has all sorts of issues so I think its kind of comical that all of my entries this grow are about how nice the grow is going day by day. Really is awesome seeing the things you learn over time come to fruition.
-Have three weeks of time lapse video, when you speed it up 8 times you can really see the explosive "stretching." it happens almost so quickly that it looks like the video skipped forward in time. Cant wait to post the final time lapse video at the end of the grow!

Grow Questions
mikemobes week 9 started grow question 5 months ago
Found a small spider web in the corner of my grow room. Should I pull it down or leave it up? I don't have a pest problem at all and this spider just seems to have already been in my place. Extra pest protection im thinking. Can anybody think of downsides to leaving it up?
Resolved
Techniques. Defoliation
GreenMachine answered grow question 5 months ago
If you are sure it is a spider then it wont hurt anything to leave it in there. Natural predators are the best pest control you can get. He wont hurt anything.
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Comments
DenzelFreegreen
DenzelFreegreen week 7

That's a beautiful bush you got there. So many amazing bud sites. Fantastic work. Keep doing what your doing and best of luck the rest of the grow.

DenzelFreegreen
DenzelFreegreen

@mikemobes, agreed. Been apart of many internet communities but none as friendly and supportive as this one. A truly wonderful place

mikemobes
mikemobes

@DenzelFreegreen, Thank you so much! Its so amazing to be part of such a great community such as this one. I feel blessed.