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2 years ago
Auto Northern Lights Custom Breeder & Strain
FLO
LED / 150W
Custom
VEG
LED / 230W
Custom
Fox Farm
Nutrients
LST
weeks 5,6
Photos & Videos
Grow Conditions
Week 6
Flowering
18 hrs
Light Schedule
28
°F
°C
Day Air Temperature
82
°F
°C
Day Air Temperature
6.5
pH
50%
Air Humidity
Weak
Smell
24
°F
°C
Solution Temperature
75
°F
°C
Solution Temperature
25
°F
°C
Substrate Temperature
77
°F
°C
Substrate Temperature
21
°F
°C
Night Air Temperature
70
°F
°C
Night Air Temperature
2.91
gal
l
Pot Size
11
gal
l
Pot Size
45
inch
cm
Lamp To Plant Distance
17.72
inch
cm
Lamp To Plant Distance
Nutrients
Grow Technique Usage
LST
Technique
Commented by Penguin Penguin
2 years ago

So this is the start of week 6 which is the first week on here labelled as flowering. Her growth seems to be good but I really want these bud sites to fatten up as much as possible. I gave her a drink and feed last night of 1L water with .8ml of fox farm trio just to test her out. She seems more than fine and I plan on increasing the amount next time I feed her to about 3ml per L. Haven't done any more LST as I can't see any new sites worth bending her to try an expose yet. Thinking pretty soon she will stiffen up and I won't be able too anyway.

Day 37. She seems to be doing fine. I can't figure out why she is a bit droopy however. Some of the bud sites are getting larger which I am happy about. Weirdly I'm not noticing as strong a smell compared to when she was a little bit smaller. Hopefully that's not a bad sign. She still has a skunky kind of smell, just not as "hot" smelling.

Day 38. Still haven't figured out why her leaves are drooping. The pot felt light again already since the last watering so I gave her another drink this morning and also some more nutes at a stronger dose. I went with half the recommendation on the fox farms feeding schedule since the previous small dose seemed to have no impact. Hopefully she handles it fine. Would love for her leaves to perk up. I also made a big decision and ordered a 60x60x140 grow tent to move her into once it arrives. I am hoping it will make taking care of her easier since I am a beginner and working from the small space of a bucket is proving to be a pain. If I could only get a spider farmer sf1000 where I live, I'd be set for life haha

Day 41. She has been fed twice since last update. The first was at about 1/4 the bottles recommended feed of fox farm trio. The most recent (day 40) was at half strength. She seems to be responding fine to it. No hard signs of burn. I also defoliated a few dead/dying lower leaves yesterday and I am keeping an eye out for any problems. The tent hasn't arrived yet but I'm hoping it makes it easier to keep an eye on her. She is stretching upwards each day and it makes it harder to take her out for watering and inspection. The 60x60x140 tent should be a nice upgrade.

Day 42, I definitely burned her bad with yesterdays feeding, There is some concerning discolouration on most of her leaves at this point. Not sure if I flush immediately or ride it out until next watering and flush her then?

Grow Questions
Penguin week 3 started grow question 2 years ago
Nute burn or deficiency?
Does it look like she is suffering from nute burn in the most recent pictures?
Resolved
Plant. Other
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Afterglow answered grow question 2 years ago
@Penguin, actually, you should not worry about anything. Really. This is your first grow. And for the first grow it looks better than my first experience. Do not give up and get upset. I will get yout first harvest.
Penguin week 7 started grow question 2 years ago
General concerns about the plant health and expectations from her.
Will nute burn have a big affect on my final yield? Are my buds likely to increase much in size? Leaves discolouring normal at this stage? Does she look likely to produce just popcorn bud at this point? Can I do anything about it? Also not many leaves on the plant?
Resolved
Buds. Not fattening
Buds. Other
Leaves. Tips - Burnt
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Wicked_Stix answered grow question 2 years ago
A little nute burn won't affect your yield, but you are starting to lose leaves. Those leaves are what process nutrients to feed your flowers so losing a lot of leaves will lower your yield and quality. Your buds do have the ability to get much larger if the issues you have are corrected. The leaf coloring is not normal at this stage. And yes fortunately you can correct this and get her turned around. I saw that you just gave her a flush. This is definitely what she needed because I think your issues are from excess salts built up in your soil from all of the nutrients. After letting her dry out a lot then you want to feed only every third watering. So feed, water, water, repeat. This will help prevent nutrient and salts from building up around your roots. It also looks like your flowering stretch is about over so you want to back off the nitrogen as much as possible. The plant doesn't have much need for the grow big from here on. I would check out the fox farm feeding schedule and feed half the recommended dose on their chart every third watering. Also make sure you adjust the pH to around 6.5 to avoid other lockout problems. This should clear up your issues. Good luck finishing up your grow!
Penguin week 8 started grow question 2 years ago
Just ordered a 150W Quantum Board, can I swap my Blurple UFO mid grow to the new board? Is it possible to increase flower size this late into a grow?
My Blurple apparently uses 230W actual draw but is advertised as 600W. If that 230W value is correct, does that suggest my new, much more expensive QB is not as good? Will it make a difference to the plants health? What are the benefits from the QB? Thanks!
Resolved
Buds. Other
Setup. Strain - Autoflowering
Setup. Lighting
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OutForReal answered grow question 2 years ago
I have a 150w quantum board from a chiness seller , it's a 3500k with UV and IR , it was supposed to replace my 2 50w ufo "burple" light that was just fine for flowering.
But I decided to plug both my quantum and my ufo's and the result is amazing because the "burple" light are bringing more blue to the spectrum that is giving me short internodes (except when I choose a high distance between the lights ans the plants , then it is stretching ) and the plant are shorter but bushier and like I said if you put the light higher then you will work on the height.

Stop talking bout me : What is the nenefits of a QB ? Better spectrum and basiclu the real full spectrum compared to the purple light ( mostly blue and red ) , they are producing less heat than the other light without using fans for heat disssipation which leans they are noiseless and the fact that they are emitting less heat can allow them to be placed lower in height. The QB are made of a lot of little leds that covers a bigger "area" than the others boards and so a better light repartition than a COB or a HPS that are more efficient in the middle than in the corners ( the light will reach the corners of the box easily ).
The QB wattage is also ALWAYS the real draw compared to the purple light so what you ordering is what you get.

It will make a difference to the plants health ( to me ) as the spectrum is a higher quality one with the QB and the light repartition is more efficient
Penguin week 9 started grow question 2 years ago
Deficiencies at Day 60 or natural, expected fade?
Does my girl look like she is suffering from a deficiency or is it a normal fade for day 60 since sprouting? What can I do as she definitely has a while to finish I feel? Any estimates on how much longer she has before getting close to chop? See most recent comment for details.
Resolved
Leaves. Dropping off
Leaves. Color - Yellow
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OGgrows answered grow question 2 years ago
Hi @Penguin it seems to me over-fertilization, phosphorus or potassium. there are certainly 2-3 weeks to go before it is ready, the buds will still get quite fat, wait about 5/6 days to feed it only with water, you can give a fattening booster and after a few days start making flush. good luck mate :+1:
Penguin week 10 started grow question 2 years ago
First time testing PPM and slightly panicked :c
Runoff was at 2200PPM. I flushed her with 5L of pH 5.8 water. I got the runoff to 1000PPM where I left it. The pH was at 7 though and was higher than before the flush. Why is that? I always pH before watering. Also, is the flush going to cause trouble for her? I kind of panicked.
Resolved
Setup. Substrates
Feeding. Chemical composition
Feeding. Other
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Removed answered grow question 2 years ago
Hi there. First of all, according to your posts, you are growing in soil, so the pH should be between 6.0 and 7.0, not 5.8. Secondly, soil will buffer your pH, which is why our run off is higher. Third, soil runoff of 2200 PPM is quite low, rich soil mixes can have a run off as high as 10.000 PPM (I'm talking from experience); as the plant consumes the soil nutrients, the run off will drop weekly. If you flush the soil, you could end up with soil devoid of any nutrient for the plant to take in.
Penguin week 10 started grow question 2 years ago
Optimal harvest time?
Optimal time to harvest? I can see a few amber trichomes but find it hard to tell the clear and cloudy apart in my best effort pictures. I'd love a stronger head high with couchlock being a secondary trait I'm looking for. Can I achieve this by harvesting at a certain time?
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Other. Harvest - Drying
Other. Other
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rhodes68 answered grow question 2 years ago
Well you want fewer amber trics at the expense of having some clear still around.
Looks like another week, still more clear than one would like on board.
If you are already in flush you timed it well. If not now would be good
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Comments
smallgrow89
smallgrow89 week 6

Not sure if its the same or not but i was mixing nutes like 1/4 recommended strength so when it started budding the lower leaves all yellowed. I started mixing nutes to half strength and it helped. Now to wait and see how it affects the end result.