Grow Update - Week 5 Flowering

2 months ago

Greetings everyone!

Five weeks behind us and progress is visible on a daily basis. White-haired buds are fattening up and everything is sticky icky. Plants stopped with growth, only colas are getting wider and stronger carrying all that mass. Activities around garden involve removing all the unnecessary fan leaves to make airflow more efficient and regular watering and that's really it. Bring it to the end and don't make any sudden moves.

My bulb went broke during the startup despite the fact it's only three months old. Shit happens. Luckily, I was terribly hungover so I went earlier from work, just around noon when the light goes on, so I changed to 400w after only 15-20 min of the extra dark. Anyways, got the new one the same day and after a minor light stress girls are again under 600w.


A bit of a #nugporn, from top to bottom: Honey B, Chocolate Mint OG, Wedding Cake, Lemon Shiny Silver Haze Royal Critical and Bubbas' Gift


Lighter is here only for comparisson

Irrigation And Nutrients:

Still drinking every three days. Only Bubba's Gift drinks less, every six days cos it's in a regular pot and half as much as Critical in the smart-pot same size.
EC is still between 2.0 and 2.2 and pH: 6.0 - 6.3

Nutrients and additives used:

Plant Magic Bio Silicon - stems and leaves strengthener
Canna CalMag Agent - soft water buffer
Mammoth P - nutrient liberator
Plagron Green Sensation - additive, booster
Atami Bloombastic – PK booster
General Hydroponics Diamond Nectar - fulvic acid
General Organics Diamond Black - humic acid
Advanced Nutrients Connoisseur - basic bloom nutrient
Plagron Sugar Royal - additive, enhancer

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You obviously put a lot of love and work into your plants. Congrats! :D

Are you running the same strains again next time? If you do, I strongly suggest you try an experiment with two of the same clones.

Run one the same way you normally would
Run the other using a creep up method during veg

During veg, just after rooting, start with 50% of the nutrients you normally would. Every 2-3 feedings, increase the percentage closer to what you normally would feed at the same stage. Yes, it may grow a bit slower than it's twin, but no worries because it will catch up.

As you get closer and closer to 100% of what you're feeding the other clone, keep a close eye on growth rates and leaf color. Each bump up in strength is going to see a little bit faster growth from the plant.

At some point, you're going to bump up the nutrient strength and not see a growth rate increase. Next feeding, go back to the previous amount. Look at the leaf color of the plant. This is the color you want for this specific clone, it will tell you it has just enough food to perform extremely well.

Once you go beyond this color, you're providing excess in the root zone and this is not good with cannabis. Cannabis is used for "Phytoremediation", because it is very good at absorbing and retaining excesses found in the root zone. As a grower of cannabis, our job is to ensure there is no excess available for it to absorb. Cannabis locks these excess elements/molecules away in new growth, in a way which prevents the majority of them from ever being flushed out.

What you'll find with the test is a larger yield, significantly smoother burn and higher cannabinoid/terpene content. :) It's a great trade off for saving money on nutes as well. :D

I can't wait to see the results. You're going to love them.

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Resist the Dark Side :D

Here you go, I put up a post with more detail on what I mean. :)

Hope that is more clear. :D

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This is very interesting info, didn't know about creep up, but doesn't fit me for a few reasons:

  • I never do clones, nothing against it just don't see it practical on a small scale like mine, so can't actually test it
  • rotation, the same strain repeats every 2-3 grows, this way I keep open slots for new together with some old strains
  • my feeding schedule is already super light at the beginning with only a half dose of additives to be added in the first few weeks and basic nutrient from week 4

But, who knows... If times change...

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Interesting. So no worries, you can do the same thing with repeated strains from seed. They're all overfed, so you can modify the schedule for those a bit the next run. :)

You're looking for a medium shade of green in your plants. The dark green is VERY common in cannabis photos everywhere, and it's not a 'quality' color for cannabis.

Granted, there are genetics which are naturally a darker green than others. There are also some which are naturally an amazingly light green color. Most cannabis is a medium green, when it is producing awesome quality cannabis.

Cannabis is great at phytoremediation, which means it is able to absorb and pack away excess elements, while looking perfectly healthy. This is why the creep up method is successful, because it's based on growth rates. Once you know what minimum nutrient levels produce the fastest growth, you're already on the safe side of quality. ;)

Keep BEing Awesome! :D

They look like they are on a rave party; put yoour hands upp!!' Lookin deliciously hot, but really are they hot?. Dude on!

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Yeah, they are still a bit hot but they got used to it. More resin xD.

Wow that's a crowded grow room!

Looking good man, Sucks you had the light issue. Good thing it was not a long time under extra dark like you said.

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Yeah, it was only briefly. That's all for more resin xD.

That thing has a STALK on it! Nice. As a connoisseur who doesn't grow, I never get too into the veg photos, but when the flowering photos come along, I love that shit!

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Veg is interesting when growing, you can manipulate them and everything but boring to watch. Flowering is opposite, boring when growing but enjoyable to watch.

Thats a very healthy looking group of ladies.

"Lighter is here only for comparisson". Idk maybe im over medicated but it made me giggle

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What a mouthwatering selection .

You have some mad looking plants mate, they look amazing. I bet you cant wait to sample them, thanks for the update. Bong on bro. :-)