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Second grow, very interesting start. More to come.
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Hey brother when you post your pic,,click on Insert and then click Full Image.
This is a frequent refrain from you. lol. I would add that if your insert multiple pics, you need to select the small boxes in the upper right hand corner of the pic to insert full images of all the pics. Posting pics isn’t as intuitive as it was before the update but I think we are learning.
 

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Wanted to touch back on this second grow I have going here. I have given these some nutrients much earlier than I did the other plants and it seems to have a big effect on them and by big I mean they have grown more rapidly and are as large as my other plants were when I put them into flower but have not yet shown sex when the other ones had already shown at this point. I would imagine this will allow for much larger plants and much better yield. I don't know if it was the nutrients or the fact that I'm growing these ones and fabric pots that are 7 gallon as opposed to 5 gallon plastic buckets but either way the plants seem to love it. Overall I took what I learned from the last grow and I have been pretty careless with these but they are tough. I have done some training and have not been gentle about it in any way shape or form. I have broken several stems and just simply rested them on sticks I stuck down in the dirt to support them and they healed up on their own and actually created very thick parts of the plant which I hope will hold weight better.
During this grow I changed up the soil I used at the advice is somebody else on the forum and went with the Miracle-Gro twice as big soil as well, the soil is much better than my last soil is it as much lighter which I'm sure allows for better root penetration. I also mixed the soil with old soil from the last grows male plants along with a large amount of peat moss beneficial microbes and compost manure mixture. Using this different soil mixture is a whole new ball game for me as it's only my second grow but I am liking the results so far.
The last grow as you may be able to tell from the videos the plants became top having they had to be tied up with string so when it gets to the point on this grow where they need to be I will be employing screen of green hopefully given that I have enough room and I'm able to get it set up in my grow tent. That's what I have to do anyway but we'll see how that transpires. If it becomes a problem and doesn't allow access to the room then I will simply tie them up like I did the last ones. Right now there are 10 plants that I suppose I only be left with half of them so I will probably have the room in my tent to use a screen.
These ones I have running under 600 watt high pressure sodium running at 100% now which is also different from my last grow in which they used 5K LEDs which is white light. Also on this grow I am trying to trim a lot more off of the bottom of the plants and focus the energy to the top and preparation for scrog. Right now they are around 15 to 18 inches tall.
 

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Learned a lot from getting involved in a couple other threads and discovered that I was not giving my plants enough water. Despite the fact that they grew perfectly well I think they would benefit greatly from a lot more water and I think they are large enough now as well that I can start giving them fish fertilizer. I gave my other grow fertilizer at this point and I think it did them well.
 

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How far along are they. I am in a soil less medium (promix) and I stat nutes (1/4th) strength within 10 days of showing roots. About the same with seeds. Fish emulsion is good in veg but light on flower nutes....5-1-1.
I'm appx. 70 days into veg. I've given them nutes lightly twice so far. MG twice as big potting soil mixed with other stuff listed above
 

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70 days seems like a long time for that size. Can you inform me on your setup? Lights, soil, ferts....
Roughly 70 days, from seed I'd say 2-3 weeks older so maybe 90 days, And these are HEAVILY topped. These will have probably 8-12 tops. I'll measure and update a pic tomorrow
During this grow I changed up the soil I used at the advice is somebody else on the forum and went with the Miracle-Gro twice as big soil as well, the soil is much better than my last soil is it as much lighter which I'm sure allows for better root penetration. I also mixed the soil with old soil from the last grows male plants along with a large amount of peat moss beneficial microbes and compost manure mixture.
 

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