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Discussion in 'Grow Journals' started by cardgenius, Oct 27, 2019.
Day 43 of Flower:
Things are looking good. Buds are stacking and starting to put on weight. Had the first branch fall over from the added weight so that’s good, luckily it didn’t break off. Trichomes are starting to get cloudy, maybe 10-20%.
Since I’m going with an organic grow with these next plants I figured what the **** and fed them a mixture of the Bloom amendments and earthworm casting for what should be the last feeding. The timing was right and I’m tired of playing Russian Roulette with the bottled nutes.
Had to cull out one of the bagseed seedlings. It had weird growth and was lagging behind the others quite a bit. The other seedlings going strong and just got transplanted to 1g pots.
Day 53 of Flower:
Everything is still going strong. Plant on the right has about 80-90% cloudy trichs, no amber yet and hasn’t started to fade while the other is only at 40-50% and is starting to fade. It needs more time so I’m thinking about putting in a few Tbs. of earthworm castings to keep it good for another couple weeks while it gets closer to being ready. I purchased the new light, tent and have had the plants flowering in it for a few days now.
The tent is another Vivosun that’s 3x3x6. It seems they’ve lowered there quality cause thing is flimsy, has quite a few micro holes in it and the vent covers were cut to the wrong size. I’d return the **** thing but I don’t have an alternative to use so I’m just gonna deal with it. I patched up all the holes and taped up the vents so no light is leaking into it. The clip on fans oscillating feature just **** the bed and also happens to be made by Vivosun so that’ll be the last thing I buy from them. Had that thing for only 3 months!
Light is the Spider Farmer SF-2000. Everything about this light has been great. More light(par), less electricity and no noise! Its a little rough around the edges but I liking it so much I’m getting rid of this Vivosun 600w soon so I can get the SF-1000 for the vegging tent.
Plants got the chop and have been drying in the tent for 5 days now. It’s dry around here so I’ve had problems in the past with them drying out too fast and never getting rid of that hay smell. So this time I left all the leafs on to help lengthen the drying time and it seems to be working as that terrible smell is fading.
The “Blue Dream” and random bagseed plants are doing good but could be better. Been having some cal/mag issues due to this new medium, Tupur. No matter how much cal/mag I throw at it I can’t get it to fix itself. So I’m just gonna do a side plant here and there with the Tupur till I can get it figured out.
I got to pick up a pack of seeds from one of the large dispensary’s close by. It’s a cross of Jah Kush, Cindy White and Graper Ape. Haven’t smoked any of these strains before so it’ll be interesting to see how they turn out. Guy at the dispensary didn’t have a clue so no help there.
Dropped 5 seeds into some Happy Frog and EWC to get them going and they just popped up a couple days ago.
Trimmed up the buds after drying for 6.5 days. I’d like to get that number closer to 8 days so I’ll probably put the fan on a timer next time so it’s not running 24/7.
Got a total of 4.3oz from the 2 plants. The shorter plant produced some nice dense colas with very few popcorn nugs. The other one was the exact opposite. It produced just as much popcorn nugs as it did “large” ones so I don’t think I did as good of a job lollipoping this plant as I did the other.
Upgraded the light in the veg tent to the HLG100 v2 by Horticulture Lighting Group. It’s another QB LED like the Spider Farmer but made here in the USA which is always a plus.
I was originally going to go with the Spider Farmer SF-1000 but they have raised the price up to $180 this last week so I started looking into other lights. It’s probably the better of the two lights with it’s 3500k spectrum instead of either 3K or 4K with the HLG and it has infrared diodes while the HLG does not but the Spider Farmers are made in China and I was not impressed with the build quality(aluminum back plate is bowed out jus a bit) of my SF-2000 to justify the price hike. Paid $150 for the HLG100 and it’s great. It’s dead silent and only pulls 100w from the wall while putting out 450 PAR at 18”. Either way it’s a better option for my 2x2 veg chamber than this out dated VIVOSUN 600w LED I’ve been using which pulls 260w while barely putting out 500 PAR and is extremely loud.
I was going to eventually add another SF-2000 to my 3x3 but they raised the price on that also by $40 so I’m now looking into the 260w QB v2 Rspec kit from Horticulture Lighting Group.
Moving right along. Congrats on the harvest!
Keeping it nice and clean up there.
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