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First Grow - Organic Blackberry Auto

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4 months ago
Indoor
Room Type
100%
Soil
Grow medium
LST
weeks 3,4
Topping
week 3
Defoliation
weeks 3,5,...
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Grow Conditions
Week 3
Vegetation
11.43
inch
cm
Height
4.5
inch
cm
Height
18 hrs
Light Schedule
30
°F
°C
Day Air Temperature
86
°F
°C
Day Air Temperature
6.8
pH
295
mS/cm
PPM
TDS
0.59
mS/cm
PPM
EC
43%
Air Humidity
Weak
Smell
23
°F
°C
Solution Temperature
73
°F
°C
Solution Temperature
24
°F
°C
Substrate Temperature
75
°F
°C
Substrate Temperature
22
°F
°C
Night Air Temperature
72
°F
°C
Night Air Temperature
5
gal
l
Pot Size
18.93
gal
l
Pot Size
74.93
inch
cm
Lamp To Plant Distance
29.5
inch
cm
Lamp To Plant Distance
0.25
gal
l
Watering Volume Per Plant Per 24h
0.95
gal
l
Watering Volume Per Plant Per 24h
Grow Technique Usage
LST
Technique
Topping
Technique
Defoliation
Technique
Commented by Automaniac Automaniac
6 months ago

Coming into week 3 off an amazing first two weeks. I was nervous last week because she droops for a while after the lights come back on, but nonetheless her growth is fantastic.

She is growing bushy with lots of lush green vegetation. Her nodes are stacked closely together; no stretching at all. Her stems turned a deep purple color and she smells fruity.

She will get topped this week. I was planning to top above the 4th node, but I may top above the 5th instead, because her 6th node is already coming in. We’ll see.

:white_check_mark:Day 15: Gave 64oz of water. For the first time there was a small amount of runoff. Now I know for sure the soil is thoroughly damp. I’ll let her dry good before watering again.

:white_check_mark:Day 16: No water. Her 6th node was well enough established for me to squeeze in there with the clippers and top her above the 5th node. :scissors: Let’s see how she handles it.

:white_check_mark:Day 17: No water. It’s been one day since she was topped and she hasn’t slowed down one bit. Growth has been fantastic over the past 24h. She is strong! :muscle: :muscle:

:white_check_mark:Day 18: Gave 64oz of water. She is growing very compact and bushy. Lots of new branch growth hidden underneath. I did as much leaf tucking as possible to expose it.

:white_check_mark:Day 19: No water. We are officially in pre-flower! :hugging_face: Lots of small pistils are growing from the calyxes at the base of her growth tips. I first noticed them 3 days ago.

:white_check_mark:Day 20: No water. She is growing rapidly. Started the week at 2.5” tall and now 7” tall even after topping her 4 days ago. Pistils are growing in the ends of her growth tips now.

:white_check_mark:Day 21: Gave 96oz of water. No runoff. Even more pistils showing in her growth tips now. She is getting close to flowering. I did LST and defoliation today!

Week 3 is a wrap. The LST and defoliation happened 1.5 days sooner than planned, but I decided not to wait because she was so bushy. The 2 lowest branches weren’t growing due to lack of light and space. I wanted to get those 2 branches growing ASAP because she is close to flowering. The remaining 8 branches were bent horizontally, and the fan leaf at the base of each of those branches was removed. This opened her up very nicely. The 2 lowest branches that are stalled now have full access to direct light. :sunny:

I was too aggressive when bending 2 of the middle branches which caused them to slightly separate from the main stem. :cry: This obviously isn’t ideal, but the injury looks minor.

I was worried LST and defoliation at the same time might be too much stress, but one hour later all the horizontal tips already bent back vertically towards the light and she ended this week strong!

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Comments
Fruitgrower
Fruitgrower week 3

That's a huge amount of light for one plant, are you sure it's not the sf1000? Would be the reason why she's not stretching...

Automaniac
Automaniac

@Fruitgrower, we’ll see how it turns out in the end. :wink: She seems very healthy. And very good progress compared to other diaries of this strain in soil.

Fruitgrower
Fruitgrower

@Automaniac, that's very excessive bro. As I said before this will be the reason she's droopy and not stretching how you'd like. :+1:Just an observation

Automaniac
Automaniac

@Fruitgrower, yes it’s the SF-4000. :sunglasses: It’s pulling 454 watts from the wall. I have photos of the light and setup under Week 1.

xbabybitchx
xbabybitchx week 3

Looking great! Humidity is low though, i'd bump it up to the higher 50s!
My first girls were more droopy with 40% RH due to makeshift closet and once i got a proper setup and 50%+ they were mad perky n stoked!
Otherwise making really great headway into the beautiful girls! :alien:

Automaniac
Automaniac

@BabyxBitch, thanks! I recently started watering every 3rd day. At the 3rd day, the pot feels very light and the top inch or two is almost completely dry. 64 ounces of water at the 3rd day wets the soil thoroughly, but not so much where there is runoff. I think the watering is dialed in now. :slightly_smiling_face: She is always droopy when the lights come on, but she eventually perks up very nicely about halfway into the day period and stays perky until the lights go out. :man-shrugging:

xbabybitchx
xbabybitchx

@Automaniac, OK so i'm still also a noobie, this is my 4th grow, But when I look back at your previous posts some things stand out.
You are watering pretty frequently and your heat is high.
Plants can get droopy n sad when over watered as well as underwatered. Sticky line to walk haha.
I would try increasing your humidity as well as letting her dry out a bit more between watering just to see if there is any change.
My first grow I thought iIwasn't watering enough and turns out I actually was drowning her.
Good luck!!!! :)

Automaniac
Automaniac

@BabyxBitch, thanks for the kind words! I appreciate it. :slightly_smiling_face: I thought about humidity too. The humidity inside the tent rises to 55% for 6 hours while the lights are off. However, the plant droops even more so during that time, so I thought maybe low humidity isn’t what is causing the drooping in my case. Thoughts?

Tripledrop
Tripledrop week 3

I agree with GreenBean / be careful not to overwater. As I learnt from a pro on this community, if the leaves are drooping and look puffy between the veins you have almost certainly overwatered her.

Automaniac
Automaniac

@Tripledrop, it’s also worth mentioning that she starts drooping while in the dark period and then perks up again, every day, about 10-12 hours after the lights come back on. From what I’ve read, it’s not uncommon to have droopiness during lights out. Just not sure why it would take her 10-12 hours to perk back up after the lights come back on.

Automaniac
Automaniac

@Tripledrop, great tip on looking for puffiness between the veins. Thank you! :sunglasses: She is really starting to grow very fast now. Looking at some LST soon.

ElNino
ElNino week 3

Dear Automaniac,
grats, we go for the same plan
challenge accepted.
gl&hf
I'll come back later again

Automaniac
Automaniac

@ElNino, sounds good! Thanks for checking in. :sunglasses:

Grow_yyz
Grow_yyz week 3

Nice job.

Automaniac
Automaniac

@Rcarvalhor, thanks friend. :+1: I hope it turns out well.

MaryJaneUSA
MaryJaneUSA week 3

Very healthy indica

Automaniac
Automaniac

@MaryJaneUSA, thanks. I think she’s doing great!

halluminaty
halluminaty week 3

Following , wanna see the results of here topped ;)

Automaniac
Automaniac

@halluminaty, she has also been LST’d and defoliated now as well! :sunglasses:

GreenBeanGrowMachine
GreenBeanGrowMachine week 3

Great setup your having mate!
Have a great grow .
The droopy leaves looks like overwatering to me. Maybe try to let Them dry out a bit more so the roots search for water in the medium. But that's up to you . Great start and wondering how the Harvest is going to be !

Automaniac
Automaniac

@GreenBeanGrowMachine, thanks so much! Yes, definitely looking forward to the harvest. :sunglasses:

CachimboDaPaz
CachimboDaPaz week 3

great report in your diary brother....great job too...really inspiring...have a safe grow bro!
be blessed