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  1. Mar 9, 2017 #1

    Guano

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    I thought I'd share some pics of my first grow and I welcome any thoughts and advice.

    I'll just list the details that I can remember:

    2 Northern Lights and 1 Lemon OG
    FFOF with no amendments -currently in 7gal felt pots
    3 Viparspectra 300w(136w draw) LED
    Veg'd under 24/0 lights on for 60 days
    39" square tent
    4" carbon filter and inline fan + fan for circulation.

    I have been totally organic so far except for some ph-down during veg that I quit using. The only other nute I've been using in flower is AN mother earth super bloom tea @ 5ml/gal and molasses @ 1tsp/gal. I plan on staying the course with this throughout unless I need to do something.

    I was very excited at first but now I am a little disappointed in their size. They are only 20" tall at 20days into 12/12 ( but very bushy). I flipped to 12/12 after 60 days as they were showing sex (pistils). I was expecting a LOT more stretch after flipping but they only grew a few inches. Now, I am not sure what I think of these lights.

    It was pretty cold in my basement after switching to 12/12 (the lights kept the tent warm during 24/0 veg) and it caught me off guard. I was keeping the basement heated at 62 and the tent temps dropped to 58/68 so I bumped it up to 64 and now it 60/70. I put some insulation under them too to get them off the cool floor.

    I also figured I wouldn't do any pruning with this first grow so I can get a baseline to start with and learn.

    Here they are (I hope) :day 40 from seed, day 49, day 58 (2 days before flip), and 3 pics from today-day 80 (20 day into flower.)

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  2. Mar 9, 2017 #2

    bombbudpuffa

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    Good looking grow!
     
  3. Mar 9, 2017 #3

    Dan789

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    Very nice Guano, glad you got your uploads working. :fly:
     
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  4. Mar 9, 2017 #4

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    Looking very nice my friend
     
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  5. Mar 9, 2017 #5

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    Stretch depends on the strain. Looking good so far. Now is when the magic starts happening!
     
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  6. Mar 9, 2017 #6

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    Looking good G, girls look perfect...nice job!
     
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  7. Mar 9, 2017 #7

    The Hemp Goddess

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    Indicas oftentimes don't stretch very much. Your plants are looking very happy and healthy. I would not worry about the lack of stretch. Also, your lights NOT causing stretch is a good thing.
     
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  8. Mar 9, 2017 #8

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    Your plants are beautiful.. nice work!
     
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  9. Mar 15, 2017 #9

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    yes, perfect looking!!
     
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  10. Mar 16, 2017 #10

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    Guano what distance are you hanging those lights at? Unless you've raised them for the Picts, they look a little high (from the canopy). Plants are looking good otherwise.
     
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  11. Mar 16, 2017 #11

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    Hey Dan
    I am currently hanging them at 16"-17" but had them at 24"or more during veg. I almost killed them when they were about 6" tall. I put the lights too close and when they drooped, I thought I may have over-watered them so I let them go another day and they were burnt bad. i learned a lesson there.:doh: I was a little gun-shy after that and kept the lights backed-off. The instructions say 36" for seedlings, 24" during veg, and 15"-18" for flower.
    I am trying to make sure I am close enough but one of the plants seems to be much more sensitive than the others and will bleach quick while the other two don't seem to care. I have the lights staggered some to compensate.
     
  12. Mar 17, 2017 #12

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    Nice looking Girls ya got there G!
     
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  13. Mar 17, 2017 #13

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    Thanks Snook, and everyone else. I appreciate it.:ccc:
     
  14. Mar 29, 2017 #14

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    update for day 40:

    I bought the TLO book on growing organic cannibis indoors by The Rev.
    https://www.amazon.com/True-Living-Organics-All-Natural-Marijuana/dp/1937866092/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1490741400&sr=8-1&keywords=to+organic+cannabis

    I bought a TDS meter, a RO unit, and some GO calmag+ in that order. My well water was around 100ppm and ph 8.3.
    I ditched the AN Mother Earth Super Tea Bloom stuff and have given the ladies a "finishing tea" as per the book..twice now. I also used a top dressing of 50/50 high-p guano 0-11-0 and kelp meal 1-0-2.

    They were having some kind of deficiency (early yellowing) and maybe they still are but they did respond very positively to the teas ect.

    I also put together a TLO soil and followed everything to a "tea" and it is currently cooking in a tote in my living room, currently holding 83f about 4-5 days in.

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  15. Mar 29, 2017 #15

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    very nice fella! very nice!
     
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  16. Mar 29, 2017 #16

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    Nice and frosty. Congrats
     
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  17. Mar 30, 2017 #17

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    YUM. I too had trouble trying to figure out my light distance. We are learning. Your plants still look very nice. TLO is a great book.
     
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  18. Mar 30, 2017 #18

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    I really HATE when they start to Yellow. My blood pressure goes up thinking I fooked up somewhere. It is truly a "Learning Curve!"
     
  19. Apr 2, 2017 #19

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    update.. and advice wanted please.

    My girls are at day 44 and the Northern Lights strain is supposed to be 45-50 days while the Lemon og is supposed to be 8 weeks(56 days). I wasn't putting too much faith into those times and, figured from what I read here that it would take closer to 60 days but, I am starting to have amber trichomes on both plants fairly equally already.
    Do you think I am ready to harvest or should I wait another week or two?? (photo below i hope). This first picture is on the top-most cola and I am assuming the lower buds look less advanced but I haven't checked..i will tonight.
    I included the second picture just because she is so pretty...:icon_smile:

    I hate to chop too early because they are really filling-out every day now.

    Edit: added picture of a lower bud trichomes that are less amber.

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  20. Apr 2, 2017 #20

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    I take mine with a few ambers and no clear. If you want more couchlock wait longer for more amber. If you want head high take them when they are all cloudy with a few ambers.
     
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