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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
Day 43: With appearances by a 10 day old Blue Dream'atic that looks like she could skip a couple grades already.
Day 44: I tried to make this all about the crack. But Blue Dream'atic dont play
Day 44: after Defoliation
Day 45: bounced back nicely from defoliation yesterday.
Night 45: pressing my luck and took another round of leaves. I'm pretty happy with the current spacing.
Night 45: so many bud sites! Too many?
Day 46 8am: I'll never doubt her again. This Green Crack is a beast! Managed to keep the BD back with be a security gate this time.
Day 47: so I know I said last defoliation... About that. Took a couple extra leaves past night, and boy does she seemed to have liked it. Maybe finally starting the stretch? Also, Blue Dream'atic and a feeling put upon Cheese.
Day 47
Day 48: she looks happy. Going to do some tucking, but that's most likely all.
Day 48: the whole family
Day 49: Today is a big ppm bump. We'll see how she takes it.
Day 49: Canopy
Grow Conditions
Week 7
Flowering
13.97
inch
cm
Height
5.5
inch
cm
Height
18 hrs
Light Schedule
23
°F
°C
Day Air Temperature
73
°F
°C
Day Air Temperature
5.8
pH
850
mS/cm
PPM
TDS
1.7
mS/cm
PPM
EC
47%
Air Humidity
Weak
Smell
21
°F
°C
Solution Temperature
69
°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
62.23
inch
cm
Lamp To Plant Distance
24.5
inch
cm
Lamp To Plant Distance
1.5
gal
l
Watering Volume Per Plant Per 24h
5.68
gal
l
Watering Volume Per Plant Per 24h
Nutrients
Grow Technique Usage
LST
Technique
Defoliation
Technique
Commented by DWCbadassquestionmark DWCbadassquestionmark
2 years ago

Considering everything I've been through during this grow, I'm starting to feel like I've found my groove. I only hope that my learning by braille hadn't stunted this one too much. Although I do think she's looking pretty solid right now. Hopefully the stretch kicks in for a while longer.

Day 44: everything is feeling/looking good to me. I wish I had the balls to Defo her more, but I think I've already potentially stunted this girl enough. So I'm just tucking leaves at this point, but in some places it seems almost detrimental due to air flow/space restrictions. Edit: bit the bullet and have her her last defoliation. Wish me luck! :wink:

Day 45: she's bounced back from Defo. I don't expect anything spectacular to happen today, but you never know. Night: Well she grew into her new spaces quickly, so I took another round of leaves to open her back up a bit. Most likely my last defoliation. Do you guys have any thoughts on having "too many" bud sites? Or is that never a concern?

Day 46: everything seems on track. Last night's defoliation went over like gangbusters. I'll not hesitate to defoliate this late again, it's seems to have done wonders. Should be quiet, but yesterday was supposed to be as well... Edit: took 6-7 leaves last night before lights off.

Day 47: so I took some leaves last night, and she seems to have enjoyed the exercise. Shes praying like a champ, and stretching for all she's worth. I'll keep tucking, but with the stretch it might be hard to keep my canopy as even as it has been, we'll see.

Day 48: I was planning on changing her bucket out tomorrow, so I decided to see how hungry she really is. I topped her of with some Flores, Terpenator, and Golden Tree. Her bucket stands at [email protected] currently. We'll see how she reacts to this change, and I'll adjust accordingly tomorrow at bucket change. Edit: seems last night's top off was a bad idea. I think the Terminator feeds my existing root rot issue. Made a new bucket, now v running DM Zone as well. We'll see how that works out.

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?
Resolved
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.)
Resolved
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?
Resolved
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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Comments
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Not too shabby considering you having to learn the ropes.
Good job so far :)

DWCbadassquestionmark
DWCbadassquestionmark

@UmFzbXVz, thanks for the insight. Just making sure my eyes weren't bigger than my tent (?), Shit analogy. Just wanted to make sure I want over extending her. Thanks again for the helpful knowledgeable.

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@DWCbadassquestionmark, Regarding the "too many budsites" question, there's really no such thing -- as long as they all get sufficient light. There are videos on youtube from a guy mainlining his single plant into 100+ tops and it worked out super well.

DWCbadassquestionmark
DWCbadassquestionmark

@UmFzbXVz, Thanks! Definitely going to have to run this one again now that I've figured some of the finer details out. But I think it'll be a decent harvest as long as she keeps stretching.

Huggomadd
Huggomadd week 7

She's going to make tasty udz'... I can sense it. :+1::green_heart:

Huggomadd
Huggomadd

@DWCbadassquestionmark,
If at first we don't succeed, we drop another bean (or two or five) That's how we do. Good vibes on your next too. I'll keep an eye out for it :sunglasses:

DWCbadassquestionmark
DWCbadassquestionmark

@Huggomadd,

Thanks man! Im sure hoping you're right. Gonna run this GC over again, just to make sure i get it right. Plus I love this strain.