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Bean's HSO Grow

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2 years ago
Indoor
Room Type
Soil
Medium
LST
Technique
HST
Technique
Defoliation
Technique
LED
Vegetation Lights
LED
Flowering Lights
Photos & Videos
Grow Conditions
Week 5
Vegetation
10.16
inch
cm
Height
4
inch
cm
Height
24 hrs
Light Schedule
25
ยฐF
ยฐC
Day Air Temperature
77
ยฐF
ยฐC
Day Air Temperature
38%
Air Humidity
Nutrients
ml/l
ml/gal
tsp/gal
Recharge
2.46 ml/gal
Aloe Vera
2.46 ml/gal
ml/l
ml/gal
tsp/gal
Commented by beanbean beanbean
2 years ago

Week 4 saw good growth spurts on most of the girls. The Blue Dream has taken off and is the clear winner for fastest veg; PT is not far behind, and the Choco is making extreme headway to vie for #3. The rest are growing more slowly, but just as surely. Adjustments made to LST on all the girls throughout the week to maximize canopy spread; the result has been a LOT of tops developing . 3 more weeks of veg to go and then I'm putting these girls into flower.

Comments
EveryGrow
EveryGrow week 5

A rare strain here! Can't wait to see these girls grow!

beanbean
beanbean

@EveryGrow, Thanks bud! Which strain in particular are you checking for?

-beanbean

Dinafem_Mark
Dinafem_Mark week 5

What a nice selection of genetics you have and some beautiful growth.
Can I ask a couple of questions?. I see that these are photoperiod strains, can I ask why have you chosen to do a 24/0 light regime? i,ll be watching this thread with interest as I'm liking what I see with the LST and defoliation, Have you tried the serious defoliation technique?.
A great line up of genetics and a very healthy looking room of some lush green ladies. Nice work and i,'ll be back in soon.

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Dinafem_Mark
Dinafem_Mark

@beanbean, it's a pleasure to be hear mate and thank you for answering my question about your light regime. It as you said personal preference and your plant look to be doing just fine. Really nice dark green colours and no signs of any deficiencies or over feeding.

I have been following several growers who de foliate they plants and with great results. I'll be watching these with interest mate:+1: beautiful work so far and as said a real nice selection of genetics:facepunch:

beanbean
beanbean

@Dinafem-Mark, Thanks again!

Each of the girls has around a half-dozen or more staples holding down various LST points; some of them I could pull out and the branch would just grow more vertically, while others, like the one on the original main stem, really need to remain permanently to keep the new, circular shape of the plant. In addition to that, I've tucked a lot of the fan leaves from very early, mainly to provide light coverage for new, emerging tops; I've noticed a tiny top double in growth overnight just by being positioned with a lot of light and a tucked fan leaf. But in turn a lot of those leaves have yellowed and died, my guess being from a combination of touching the soil bed directly while watering, being underneath any potential light (poor penetration), and lack of airflow. The new growth has all looked good, only the tucked leaves have done bad so far.

So with that being said, the plan was to let them veg with no further training for a week, and then prune anything underneath the bottom-most parts of the canopy, which I would consider staple level (around 2 inches, they are all LST'ed to within 4-6 inches currently, so not a lot of canopy to work with). That really just means a lot of tucked leaves, but they are mostly fan leaves, so I'm worried about the detriment or stress to the plant, taking off a dozen or more fan leaves. Thoughts on that? After a week's time, I'll also be able to tell which new growing chutes won't be able to blossom into tops in enough time for flower, so naturally I'll be removing those too.

So I guess my main concern is whether you'd think removing too much fan leaf would harm the plants at this stage 2 weeks before flower (keep in mind feminized seeds, I don't want to stress them too much), or if there's any general tips and tricks on how you think I should proceed.

-beanbean

Dinafem_Mark
Dinafem_Mark

@beanbean, I've seen some growers do some very serious defoliation taking close to all the larger fan/shade leaves off. Myself I've only done minor lst and taken 20-25% of the unwanted leaves off. I think from what I've seen you will be fine stripping most of the bottom 2inches upto the staple level then also removing 30-50% of the shade/fan leaves should in theory direct that energy to the remaining plant, this producing more buds and a bigger harvest.

Personally I would get this done no later than 7-10 days before you go to 12/12 (flower cycle) this will give the plants enough time to recover and cause the least amount of stress on the plants.

This is a super interesting topic and one in my opinion needs more research. If I was yourself I woukd tinker around taking more leaf material from some plants and less from others. This would allow you to see what is the sweet spot for this growing method/technique.

Thank you for going into so much detail :pray: if you don't mind I'll be along for the ride on this one and will help all I can:+1:.

Very interesting indeed and your doing a fantastic job :pray::+1:

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