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Week 2 flowering. The ladies are starting to develop nicely. I don't see any real issues except for a couple brown spots that I am waiting on calmag to be delivered to correct this issue. Couple bottom leaves starting to Yellow but these were some of the first leaves on the plant so I'm sure they are just old and the plant may shed them naturally. They are thirsty ladies and I'm hoping this is a good indicator of potential yield because from what I was reading online cannabis can take up to a gallon of water per day per expected pound of yield. Now I do not expect to get anywhere near a pound of a plant on my first grow however they are using roughly 3/4 gallon of water per day per plant. Bud sites are starting to stack up nicely, even starting to get a couple of the leaves right next to the bud site developing what looks to be white little crystals on them. I'm really looking forward to smoking some of this, as of 2 days ago I'm out of Bud and I refuse to pay the prices they charge for bud. This one plant is absolutely insane, it uses the most water and has eight or nine Tops on it. It's hard for me to decide if I like that one better or the one with just four tops as it is so symmetrical. I was just thinking to myself yesterday at these plants are such nice plants, even if they weren't cannabis they just grow so nicely and would make a nice addition to any Landscaping.
 

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4 weeks into flowering and I hope they are done growing because I cannot lower my table anymore or raise my lights. These things are turning out pretty good and I really look forward to smoking some of my own homegrown Bud for the first time. 😁 the only issue I'm having is yellowing leaves on the bottom which I haven't been able to correct with nitrogen however I think the damage was already done when I added cal-mag and didn't realize that it would drop the pH. The pH is back up in 6.5 – 6.8 range so I'm good for now on that. I have gave them nitrogen several times via fish fertilizer but it didn't really seem to help because I think the pH locked it out. Definitely something to remember on the next batch, I made the mistake of abruptly changing from Veg to flower nutrients then I suppose I should have been using some nitrogen for the first week or two. It is some of the oldest leaves on the plant and is only at the very bottom so I am not too concerned for now. As long as they keep creating and buds I'll be happy and try to do better next time.
Couple of these things are absolutely covered in trichomes, you can't touch them without getting sticky all over.
 

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The yellow, last pic dark green I think from the nitrogen
 

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Could be a bit root bound too but that happens. Or light isn’t reaching the leaves as much so the plants opts to put its energy into growing what the light is getting to. We have all been there with worrying.
 

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Could be a bit root bound too but that happens. Or light isn’t reaching the leaves as much so the plants opts to put its energy into growing what the light is getting to. We have all been there with worrying.
They very well may be root bound, when I removed one from the bucket before switching them to flower there was a pretty big mass of roots at the bottom of the bucket. I bought 7 gallon fabric pots for the next batch.
 

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Watered 2 days ago after letting the leaves droop the entire way to the top of the plant so I knew the soil was really dry then hit them pretty hard with nutes. Fish fertilizer, Big Bloom, Cal-Mag, all @ double dose and Ph'd the water before using it. I noticed after that an almost immediate improvement. They dropped a couple leaves and then what was above any of those seem to actually improve. Yellowing seems to have stopped so I'm thinking that the soil was just depleted and I wasn't using full doses on the plants so it was a nutrient deficiency all around. These are some pretty decent size plants so I'm guessing in general I just underestimated my nutrients. Top that off with root balls at the bottom of the buckets, a couple have outgrowing them
 

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Reading other people's threads and their deficiencies it kind of really makes me wonder from some of the previous things that I've posted. I can't wait till these things are done and then I can actually pull them and see the root balls compared to the buckets amongst many other things to study about the plant. Trying to soak up as much as I can on this first grow so it doesn't happen again next time, I hate it when my plants don't grow right.
I had a rose bush out back there was nearly destroyed by my wife's father when I was out of town for a couple years. I almost lost my s*** and actually tore the whole back porch off as a result of it and rebuild it. Not to mention it was Mother's Day so it was kind of a present but just to compound that I made a scene of it and it really worked out. I milked that thing for five years and it's just as big as before I left. 2x4x4 ft tall roses. Recently where I got the Grape Ape that couple gave me their Garden Croton to care for well they were going and they said it was hard to grow, I re-potted it, Fed it cannabis fertilizer and it nearly doubled in size in the two months they were on vacation. I really don't like it when plants don't grow naturally but maybe it's just me.🙃
 

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Almost, not bad for the first grow. Research pays off. Thank all of you, you are the greatest! Updates to come.
 

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I'm not sure how to take that...:rolleyes:...I'm not that crabby am I...;)
Crabby? I’d say a little crabby but that makes you, you. I’d say more critical in this case you know pretty weed when you see it and don’t mind saying it… I know if I put something out there with flaws, you see them right away and don’t mind telling me about them and although i may not be happy with myself, I always appreciate your honesty And add a lesson to my book of mistakes. Plus I kinda dig your grouchy a$$ 🥰
 

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Crabby? I’d say a little crabby but that makes you, you. I’d say more critical in this case you know pretty weed when you see it and don’t mind saying it… I know if I put something out there with flaws, you see them right away and don’t mind telling me about them and although i may not be happy with myself, I always appreciate your honesty And add a lesson to my book of mistakes. Plus I kinda dig your grouchy a$$ 🥰
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