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First Grow - DWC - Green Crack

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2 years ago
VEG
LED / 205W
Custom
VEG
LED / 54W
Custom
FLO
LED / 205W
Custom
FLO
LED / 54W
Custom
Botanicare
Nutrients
Canna
Nutrients
Terpinator
Nutrients
LST
weeks 4,5,...
FIMing
week 3
Defoliation
weeks 4,5,...
Photos & Videos
Grow Conditions
Week 4
Vegetation
10.16
inch
cm
Height
4
inch
cm
Height
18 hrs
Light Schedule
23
°F
°C
Day Air Temperature
73
°F
°C
Day Air Temperature
5.8
pH
701
mS/cm
PPM
TDS
1.4
mS/cm
PPM
EC
55%
Air Humidity
Weak
Smell
20
°F
°C
Solution Temperature
68
°F
°C
Solution Temperature
20
°F
°C
Night Air Temperature
68
°F
°C
Night Air Temperature
3.5
gal
l
Pot Size
13.25
gal
l
Pot Size
91.44
inch
cm
Lamp To Plant Distance
36
inch
cm
Lamp To Plant Distance
Nutrients
Grow Technique Usage
LST
Technique
Defoliation
Technique
Commented by DWCbadassquestionmark DWCbadassquestionmark
2 years ago

Working on getting this week updated. Ill be back with some goodness as soon as I get all my pics uploaded and tagged. And then here I am typing until the....ahh the word min.

Day 24: if it's not obvious by now, I don't know WTH I'm doing. Removed 3 old/dead fan leaves that were blocking light. If I squint just right I can see a nicely laid over gal in there somewhere.

Day 25: I'm concerned that my attempt at FIMimg hasn't worked. And with the LST that I'm doing there won't be enough "explosive" growth before flowering starts. I take that it's too late to FIM again, so any ideas please comment below. Thanks!

Day 26: Plant looks good. Shes drinking a lot, but ppm hasn't risen but 10 ppm overnight. New growth looks healthy, and I seem to have cleared up my deficiencies by switching to tap water from RO. I let it sit outside for 24+hrs, and drop 1/5 of a campden tablet in each jug. (1-2.5 gal) Straight tap, for me, comes out @ 356 ppm. This last bucket I went 50/50 tap/RO since I was low on treated tap water. PPM was 256, which was a great starting point considering the ppm of my nutes and desired final count. 4:00pm: You can see the 7 potential flower sites coming through. I'm interested to see how the top turns out after everything we've been through together so far. *sniff*

Day 28: Changed buckets again yesterday. No smell, but signs were pointing to some rot setting in. Weather changed drastically and jumped 25°, throwing my whole setup of overnight. Also changed out a shitty airstone, and trimmed 4 fan leaves that were blocking light.

Grow Questions
DWCbadassquestionmark week 1 started grow question 2 years ago
Newbie looking for info
Im using RO water, that being said; how long does one generally wait until upping the nute levels past that of tap water ppm?
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Feeding. Schedule
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gdogfunk answered grow question 2 years ago
I have never done DWC before, but I do use RO water for my feed water and since I grow under LED, I always add some Cal-Mag at the very least. I don't think you want to use plain RO for very long, since there's nothing in it for the plant. I would think a mild nutrient solution of 1-2ml/gal would also be a good thing after she develops her first set of true leaves.
DWCbadassquestionmark week 4 started grow question 2 years ago
I FIMed in week 3, and everything seemed to go swimmingly. I don't know that there was any real slowing of growth. I was worried I had taken too much off.
Week 4 comes around, and there is top growth like nothing ever happened. Any ideas?
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Techniques. FIMing
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Wicked_Stix answered grow question 2 years ago
It is hard to tell if you have any tops splitting off with the angle of that last photo but it looks like you may have fimmed the FIM. :grin: I think you may have cut a little high and not hit the main stem. I have tried to fim plants before but it was unpredictable for me. I just went back to the old school topping technique and I am more than happy with the results I get. Good luck with the rest of your grow!
DWCbadassquestionmark week 7 started grow question 2 years ago
When is the proper time to discontinue LST? I am still spreading and tieing down the tallest shoots, when should I stop, or release the tie down, or should I just keep them tied down the duration? Thanks in advance!
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Techniques. LST
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Wicked_Stix answered grow question 2 years ago
I continue lst all the way through the flowering stretch. As long as you can spread her out to keep opening up the budsites to light then keep up the training. It will help your yield and quality in the end. And you want to keep her tied down through the entire grow. Just keep an eye on your tie downs periodically and readjust them so they don't grow into the branches as they expand. Looks like you are set up for a nice canopy. Just try to keep them even as she stretches and she will reward you in the end. Good luck!
DWCbadassquestionmark week 8 started grow question 2 years ago
My question is concerning the use of LST, and it's correlation to longer than usual harvest times. It seems all the growers I follow whom train/defoliate their plants consistently harvest as much as 6 weeks later than what the breeder calls for. Any thoughts?
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Techniques. LST
Techniques. Main-lining
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TheBudWhisperer answered grow question 2 years ago
Not silks but I'll lend my own insight anyway; it may well be that those you follow are harvesting later than breeder recommendations BUT it's likely not due to a low stress plant training method. LST generally does not apply any kind of stress to a plant whatsoever - hence the term "light". It does allow for more pronounced branching and growth tip exposure thus, resulting in the plant growing outwards moreso than upwards.

Respecting harvest dates in relation to breeder recommendations. It serves the breeders purposes from a marketing perspective to suggest that their strains are ready for chop after X weeks of flowering - the "X" being the shortest amount of weeks they've experienced. That said, I've personally found that breeder suggested flowering weeks are generally understated by about 1-2 weeks on average. It's important to keep in mind that the plants environment and limiting factors such as light type, power, ventilation, indoor, outdoor etc. will play a huge role in determining how long a plant will take to flower. The breeder recommended flowering times are more MINIMUM guidelines rather than a specific time frame written in stone. You also have to be careful here because everyone will start the week count for flowering at different times. I start counting the moment I flip the lights to 12/12 whereas others will only start the flowering week count once they actually see pronounced pistils post-transition. It very much depends and ultimately, the only true judge of the right time to chop will be the grower. This is why I like to refer to picking the right harvest time as more of an art than a specific "time". Hope that answers your question. Cheers.:facepunch:
DWCbadassquestionmark week 9 started grow question 2 years ago
Transitional flush and its effect on beneficial colonies.
If one is growing in Coco, and using bennies (Mammoth P, Great White), would a flush during transition be detrimental to those colonies, or would it be an irrelevant variable? (Sorry, I have 2 questions just sitting here, might as well use them.)
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Feeding. Other
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RealMedicine answered grow question 2 years ago
I always flush a few extra gallons a week before flower. Helps get rid of all the extra salt. I also check my ppm runoff every water. If my ppms get to high I'll add a little more water than usual. Every water should have some runoff.
DWCbadassquestionmark week 9 started grow question 2 years ago
Lollipopping
When should one lollipop an auto? Also, what characteristics would lead to you to think a certain plant is a good subject for lollipopping?
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Techniques. Defoliation
Removed answered grow question 2 years ago
Short answer: when the plant has fully stretched.

The typical answer is ~3 weeks into flower. During this phase, the plant has put out several buds along the stretched-out shoots. Lollipopping involves removing these side-buds from the bottom up, trimming off 1/3 to 2/3 of the plant's bottom mass.
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Ballsy move to FIM an auto!

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@DWCbadassquestionmark, The FIM didn't take? Never heard of that, lol. Better not experiment with more HST techniques this late into autoflower veg :grinning:

DWCbadassquestionmark
DWCbadassquestionmark

@UmFzbXVz, as it turns out, my FIM didn't take. Here I thought I might have taken too much, and turns out I might not have taken enough. LOL. Oh well, think it's too late to try again, going to stick with LST only from here on out.

DWCbadassquestionmark
DWCbadassquestionmark

@UmFzbXVz,, LOL! I hear you on the mishaps, Ive had me share of mine. Also had my share of calculated risks that seemed to have worked out (see Hydrated Lime, FIM). Kinda flying by the seat of my pants, but to be honest thats kinda how I roll. I could have started in Coco w a 2 part nute regimen, but no. DWC with a shit load of nutes for me. I like to learn by Braille. Also, thanks for all the input. It nice to have some one to converse with about this shit. Im loving the site so far.