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4th Grow - Gorilla Girl

2
18
7
107
5 months ago
Indoor
Room Type
LST
weeks 1,2,...
Topping
week 2
Photos & Videos
Grow Conditions
Week 1
Vegetation
18 hrs
Light Schedule
27
°F
°C
Day Air Temperature
81
°F
°C
Day Air Temperature
5.8
pH
60%
Air Humidity
25
°F
°C
Solution Temperature
77
°F
°C
Solution Temperature
25
°F
°C
Night Air Temperature
77
°F
°C
Night Air Temperature
7
gal
l
Pot Size
26.5
gal
l
Pot Size
1000 PPM
CO₂ Level
0.25
gal
l
Watering Volume Per Plant Per 24h
0.95
gal
l
Watering Volume Per Plant Per 24h
Nutrients
Grow Technique Usage
LST
Technique
Commented by Samson420 Samson420
7 months ago

After the success of my 3rd grow I've decided to push myself a bit with the 4th grow. I've ditched the 2x4 tent and finally put a door on the walk-in closet. I've decided to expand my footprint a touch and expand my garden to 6 plants. My light is stated to handle a 5x5 footprint but I thought 8 plants would be a little too much for a number of reasons, and I wanted to leave the girls room to flourish. I bought some 3/4" electrical conduit and a hand pipe cutter from Home Depot, and connected them together with canopy fittings I bought on Amazon to make a "frame" from which to hang my light and fans and run wires.

This strain actually replaced the 3rd strain I had originally chose to grow for my personal 6pk Challenge. I received this strain 'sort of' through this wonderful site that we all share.

I received a chat message from Sweet Seeds looking for diary submissions to qualify to test some seeds from them. I submitted and was selected. One of the strains I chose was Gorilla Girl.

Breeder's stated Flower time is 63 days.

I really wanted my 6 pk Challenge to be all different strains, by all different breeders, but wanted to keep all the plants withing a reasonable harvest time of each other and try to keep a nice balance between Indicas & Sativas. The Sweet Seeds seeds arrived just in time to help me round my challenge out as Gorilla Girl replaced my tried and true "control group", Critical Kush, that I have grown in all my previous grows to this point.

A shout-out to Sweet Seeds for the love. I hope I do you proud.

For me Day 1 is the first day that the plant pops up from the soil/coco, or in my case this grow, the Rapid Rooter. I do not begin to count Week 1 until I have changed the light intensity from Seedling to Vegetative strength.

The seed was placed into it's wet paper towel to germinate and the plastic topped container was placed on top of my refrigerator (Friday). On Sunday I placed the sprouted seed into a Rapid Rooter. Initially my plan was to leave the sprout in the Rapid Rooter and leave the rooter in my tray and under the dome on a heat mat...but I didn't have a temp controller for my heat mat and after about 2 hours of leaving them only in the rooters I got paranoid and placed the rooters into some small peat pots with coco for an additional layer between the heat mat.

The rooters were soaked in a nutrient solution consisting of 2ml CalMag+ and 2ml each of Cyco Bloom A & B per 1 gallon of distilled water. Yes, I did mean to type BLOOM. The person that designed the feeding system that I currently use believes that in the seedling stage of growth, the Bloom nutrients are more beneficial because the plant is able to use the higher amounts of potassium and phosphorus to develop it's roots faster. She received about 30ml of this mixture per day for her first 7 days.

On Day 8 I decided to switch to Grow nutrients. On Day 13 I transplanted from the small peat pot into a 7 gallon fabric pot and watered just down directly under the plant, maybe a little bit wider. I did this because I saw a video where a grower believes that this promotes the roots to grow down, before growing out. According to the video this will give the plant a stronger anchor into the pot. I decided to try this because in previous grows I have seen roots in my plants roots "reach up" where I was seeing roots rise above and then got back down into my coco. I didn't believe that my plants were very well anchored until much later into the grow. We shall see.

Day 14 was a Sunday and started Week 1. I setup my CO2 tank and timer and switched my light to it's Veg setting. Each day my circle of watering got a little bit larger until I the entirety of the pot had been watered.

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Comments
RastaMouse
RastaMouse week 1

Good luck with the grow bro :beers:

Samson420
Samson420

Thank you @RastaMouse. Much Love!

Sweet_Seeds
Sweet_Seeds week 1

Thank you very much for sharing a new diary with one of our strains. :blush:

We hope you enjoy it. :yum:

Sweet smokes,
- Apolo