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Old 02-11-2018, 04:18 PM
EricLikezTomato EricLikezTomato is offline
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The Maiden Grow - Avery and Annabelle

Starting my first grow yesterday with two Durban Poison clones.



Clones came in 2x2" pots w/ Coco fiber, though I plan on immediately moving these to 6" Huge blocks.

Built a 8'(H) x 4'(W) x 3'(D) grow tent out of PVC w/ a 315w/ Lighting system to drive growth for the two plants.

Using a traditional Ebb and Flow setup.

After the first night, the temperature has risen to 84 degrees and the clones seem to be drooping slightly more than yesterday

Annabelle after first night:

Going to keep an eye on it this, but plan on transferring the clones to the Hugo blocks this morning.

Will pre-soak the Hugo blocks in 5.5 pH water for 1-2 hours before making the transfer, and am going to use some of the same 5.5 water to gently cleanse the clone roots before transferring.

Still don't have a definitive answer on how long or how much I need to presoak the blocks, so if anybody has recommendations, it would be greatly appreciated.

It also suggested to use Recharge to help the clones following the transfer from Coco fiber to the blocks.

Once I get the clones transferred, going to be using the FloraSeries Recirculating Nutrient schedule starting w/ Week 1. I am still considering starting with week 2, but might start light.

Will update once I get the transfer complete!

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Old 02-11-2018, 05:37 PM
Humidity too low for clones?
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After the first night, looks like the humidity might be too low?

Any suggestions on getting this up quickly before the transplant?

Old 02-18-2018, 03:15 PM
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In regards to my last post to adjust humidity.

I patched up some parts of my tent to make it a little more air tight. This seems to allow me to control the temperature a little better with two small fans im using to bring temperature down.

Additionally, I am using a humidifier to keep RH up during the light hours which seems to carry well into the dark hours.
Old 02-18-2018, 03:25 PM
7 days post transplant
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Its been 7 days after transplanting the clones into the 6" blocks and things are looking optimistic!

Both plants have grown considerably since transplant and I am starting to get an idea of the nodal structure I will be working with.

Immediately following transplant, I used a 20/4 light schedule for 2-3 days and then have transitioned to an 18/6 schedule now.

I initially saw what looked like either pH or nutrient burn on some leaves on both plants. Additionally along with the drooping, I also saw some twisted growth on both plants.

To treat this, I did an initial flush w/ 5.5 pH balanced water and then mixed 2 gallons of Week 1 GH FloraSeries nutrients to flush out any hot/heavy mix from the previous feeding. This seems to have worked as the plants have responded well and perked up.

In the next day, I plan on transitioning from manual top feedings to automated floods, so I will need to mix up a big batch of the week 2 nutrients.

Additionally, I am torn on whether I should top these or not as they seem to already have a good node structure and potential new tops coming out. Will make this decision likely over the next 24-48 hours.

Heres a look at the girls!

Old 02-19-2018, 04:29 PM
24 hours after first flood
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As mentioned in the previous post, I was planning on mixing up a large batch of week 1 nutrients and doing my first flood.

Everything seems to have gone well.

Within 8 hours of the flood, some of the leaves were drooping. I am attributing this to potential overwatering as since then, most of them have recovered. A few of them still seem to be drooping.

In addition, I believe some of the leaves may be starting to suffer from lack of light due to being blocked by leaves above them.

I might look into LST to try to bend the top leaves out of the way.

One of the prominent leave clusters is still twisted pretty drastically. I am unsure if this has just remained from being twisted before, or has recovered and then began twisting again. Will need to keep an eye on this.

For the foreseeable future, Im going to stick to flooding every other day and keeping lighting on 18/6.

Here is a look at the girls morning after first flood.

Old 02-24-2018, 03:59 PM
Reduced Stretching and First Top
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Plants are growing pretty quickly, decided to top.

The plants were showing some significant signs of stretching. Did some research and had hunch that the light was too far from the plants, so I moved it from 10" to 8" and it seems to have made a pretty successful impact as they are no longer showing stretching during light hours.

However, in the morning when the lights come on, the plants are still stretching. Going to try to reduce the difference and fluctuation in temperature of the grow tent by adding a space heater and see if this helps fix the stretching once and for all.

Before reducing light-to-plant distance. (Notice the significant stretching)

Plants topped and light-to-plant distance reduced. (Notice stretching has been significantly reduced).

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