Update November 21, 2017
GCA and BBA 1 & 2
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After going away for a couple of days and returning to find some minor issues, the tent seems to be back on track. It’s more of a challenge than I wanted but growing three plants at different ages is turning out to be an acceptable amount of labor. Always remember, I am a Lazy Gardener and a burnout so daily chores in the tent are not my goal.
GCA Day 47 from Sprout (from coco)
The G. Crack auto plant (not ILGM Genetics) has rebounded and is growing wonderfully. I’m looking at 8 inches in growth in the past 7 days. I switched the plant to full bloom nutes on 11/12/17 which I am sure has slowed the “stretch” so I am curious what it’s size might have been had I given it another week of nutes. Twelve days ago there was no sign of flowering. Eight days ago I saw significant pre flowering and she is in full flower mode now!! I’ll call it 47 days from sprout and 9 days in flower. I did some more gentle LST on this plant yesterday.
BBA1 Day 34 from Sprout (above coco)
This gal and her cousin (BBA2) are my first ILGM genetics. I grabbed up the 10 plus 10 BBA special in July! BBA1 is enjoying the autopot in my opinion. I started the air and auto feeding on 11/10/17. Her reservoir is still boasting Grow nutes with the final batch of silicate enhanced solution. I expect to refill the res with another 4-5 gallons of Grow formula bumping up the Sensi Grow A&B to 7.6ml/gallon and the MagiCal to 5.7ml/gallon, omitting the Silicate going forward for this plant. I did some LST yesterday and I am a tad concerned about the funky, twisted new growth. Researching.
BBA2 Day 24 from Sprout
This Gal is doing well. I lack an autopot Tray and Valve for this plant so I am still hand watering her. Her pot does have an airdome and air line in it and I have started the supplemental air. The “pan” I have the pot in is similar in size to the autopot tray (causes the bottom 1.5 inches of the pot with clay balls and air to be continually full of nute solution). I plan to order a small pump and timer that will handle “seconds” so that I can program a pint or so of nutes to pump into the tray 2-3 times/daily. Should work to mimic the autopt system to a degree.