OK, it's 25 Days Veg and I totally was not expecting the growth rates of Chemdog..
I was hoping to get a 30 day veg out of them before flowering, but looking at this screen, I better flower now or the screen is going to become over full, and hurt the yield almost as much as under full... Like with the Sensi Star side of the screen... lol
Sensi Star is not that good for SCRoG, unless coming from clones, but straight from seed like I did, personally I would not do it again...
Hard to get height measurements under the screen... BUT.......
If I had to guess, Chemdog is around 28" and Sensi Star is about 16-18"es..
Nutrient Change for Flowering
Heavy 16 BUD
(basic NPK nutrients)
(Vitamins B1, B3, B5, and B7)
(concentrated liquid mycorrhizal)
(this contains a whole list of organic compounds, and in my
personal opinion, Nirvana or Liquid Karma is an essential)
(is just a basic rooting hormone containing plant extracts and amino acids)
(enzymes which aid in breaking down of matter again in my opinion, essential to growth rates)
(is just that... a few different forms of sugars and supplies carbohydrates to the plants and mycorrhizal)
(silica is used by plants strengthen cell walls and also does SO MUCH MORE for your plants)
Bud X Factor
(the active ingredients are Chitosan
and Salicylic Acid
, also contains a Harpin Protein
, and what these elements do is trigger the plant's Systematic Acquired Resistance
WTF is Systematic Acquired Resistance
There are many, many, many Scholarly Articles for systemic acquired resistance which have been wrote over the years......
In short, the Systematic Acquired Resistance (SAR) is triggered and promoted in plants through a complex series of reactions. This Resistance is elicited through the foliar and/or root zone application of a variety of additives which create a phantom pathogen invasion - a sort of alarm signal is then sent throughout ALL of a plant’s cells. This alarm heightens the natural defenses; creating defensive enzymes, antibiotics, proteinase inhibitors...In the process it actives oxygen, increases growth hormones, increases nutrient uptake, and in general speeds up a plant’s metabolism. This response is because the plant is preparing for an attack. ..This phantom enemy does NO harm to the plant, and we the growers reaps the benefits of the plant's heightened internal systems.
Now why Silica????
There is a very good write up about Silica, how, and why it's needed by plants
Silica plays a vital role in the health and well being of the cannabis plant, it has been well documented by botanists and materials scientists alike, so the use of silica is not my personal opinion, and yet another essential for the health of your plants....
Going to start the flowering with the following levels....
1050ppm (1.5ec) @ a 5.8 pH.
Water 2 times a day with one gallon of nutrient per plant..
25 Days Veg........................... (screen is 12" from soil line)
Starting Flowering tonight after a 25 day veg.....