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First Grow - Royal Dwarf

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LED / 95W
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FLO
LED / 95W
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Indoor
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Soilless
Medium
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Grow Conditions
Week 7
Flowering
14
inch
cm
Height
5.51
inch
cm
Height
18 hrs
Light Schedule
24
°F
°C
Day Air Temperature
75
°F
°C
Day Air Temperature
65%
Air Humidity
Weak
Smell
24
°F
°C
Solution Temperature
75
°F
°C
Solution Temperature
20
°F
°C
Night Air Temperature
68
°F
°C
Night Air Temperature
5
gal
l
Pot Size
18.93
gal
l
Pot Size
40
inch
cm
Lamp To Plant Distance
15.75
inch
cm
Lamp To Plant Distance
0.5
gal
l
Watering Volume Per Plant Per 24h
1.89
gal
l
Watering Volume Per Plant Per 24h
Nutrients
Commented by moshcann moshcann
2 weeks ago

Day 42. I counted 30 budsites. Is that a normal amount?

Day 46 - I left her without any water until she felt very dry, and I just gave her the Bloom nutritions. Will update later with pictures of how she takes the water and nutritions :)

Grow Questions
moshcann week 6 started grow question 2 weeks ago
This is my first grow. Is it reasonable to water her 1 liter water now? Water means tap water with 4 ml of each Advanced Nutrient pH Perfect Sensi Coco Grow A and Advanced Nutrient pH Perfect Sensi Coco Grow B.

She seems very thirsty.
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MarcXL answered grow question 2 weeks ago
I would reccomend watering every few days when the first leaves start to hang down and the coco feels dry. Then add water slowly till the pot is saturated and you get some drain. That should do the job for several days. The roots get nutrition when wet and some oxigen when the coco is drying, thats what you should aim for. Much better than watering every day.
Also I see your plants are saturated with nutrition, the leaves are dark green what tells me they are full of nitrogen. No problem till now but when you see burnt leaf tips its time to lower the nutrition dose. I wouls try 2ml/L of nutes the next weeks till the colour brightens up a bit or when first undernutrition signs show up.
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happytrees
happytrees week 7

Unfortunately, your autofllower is now heavily stunted due to all that stress during her most vital phases.
The dry spell stunted it even further while she was trying to pick up from previous stress.

This week was crucial to get dialed in for that recovery :disappointed_relieved:

You absolutely cannot let coco dry at all.
Doing that will also spike your salts, forcing you to flush.

Being an autoflower under that much stress in the first half of her life, this has tremendously stunted growth.
You will still get buds, but your auto is way past her stretching phase right now and is putting energy into budding.
The thing is, there isn't much real estate to bud on and you already have a few pistils turning amber.

A stunted autoflower that far in age and size, will probably get you 7-14g of popcorn nugs if you're lucky.
That's not bad for a personal yield that gets you first time learning experience.

Autoflowers are very particular and sensitive to stress, which makes it much harder for beginners to learn with.
If you get a bad week with an autoflower, that's it. You lose that week.
They continue transitioning without recovering much of what they lost that week.

A photo period plant with a bad week is much easier to recover from, as they 'backtrack' to regain what they lost.
A good example of that are the growers you see, adding a recovery week following a stressful training phase like topping.
Topping and training delay the veg phase, which doesn't work for all autos.
Super-autos are a different story with longer grow cycles that allow topping/fimming when timed right.
Those are usually 10-14 week strains.

I probably sound like a blabbering know it all and I don't intend to insult you.
I also started with an autoflower my first time about 10 years ago.
You DO NOT want to see what I ended up with.. LOL
It was a hard lesson learned and guidance was tough to find.

Since you are using AN, do a search on "Tangs Easy Auto Feeding Schedule"
That should help you stay in line on your feed and rates.

I would totally plan on starting over with your newfound experience.
Grow this one out and see what you can get out of it though!

P.S
Don't foliar spray/or spray water, or whatever that is, in flower.
Budsites should never get wet.
This could lead to mold issues and budrot.

Also again,

NEVERRRRR LET COCO DRY! :sweat_smile:

moshcann
moshcann

@happytrees Thanks a lot, again :) I will try to get a hold of non-autos. I actually bought some auto seeds because I thought it would be easier, but as of this experience, changing the light cycle is not the most advanced part :)

happytrees
happytrees

@moshcann, Photoperiod indica dom strains are definitely very forgiving to the beginner grower. Blue mystic is one of those. Have grown it a few times. Very relaxing.

If you go with the auto version, check out this feed schedule. I followed it to the T around the year he made that post and it worked out great.
There may be an updated one out there, I'm not sure. This one worked for me and I averaged roughly 3oz chopped, seed to harvest in about 2.5 months.

https://www.autoflower.net/forums/threads/tangs-new-improved-feeding-schedule.34408/

moshcann
moshcann

@happytrees Thanks a lot, I don't take it as an insult at all. I am very happy for your comment, it makes me learn this stuff. Thanks a lot for all these tips. I will definitely incorporate them into the next grow which will probably be an blue mystic auto from RQS. Or maybe I will even go with a photoperiod. Sounds easier to start with actually :)

Edit: This has also been an experiment to see what it takes to grow a plant :) Again, thanks a lot for the comment, it really makes me thrive for more knowledge :)

happytrees
happytrees week 7

Decent recovery for an autoflower around that phase. You have a normal amount of budsites.
I noticed up top, it says you're still using grow nutes. Switch to bloom nutes asap if you haven't yet.
Those leaves are very rich with nitrogen right now. That shows in the dark green shade of the leaves.
The leathery looking texture is also another factor, but also can be strain/pheno related.
Don't worry though, not trying to freak you out lol. You'll be fine when you switch to bloom.

Let's try this,

What light spectrum are you currently running?

Feed bloom with 20% runoff and check ppm.
Lets see where she's sitting at compared to your feed.