BoilerGuy's Go✔️ILGM-Banana Kush

@BoilerGuy Congrats on the harvest! looking niceeee

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Nice buds! I wouldn’t count on an auto to reveg, a photo plant would reveg from that stump no problem. Part of why I don’t do auto’s indoors, takes away so many options, no cloning, no reveg, no control over flowering, etc… Don’t know why people bother with autos indoors. I see their usefulness in outdoor growing.

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11/5/20-- THANKS :heavy_check_mark:
Everyone!! Thank you for all the helpful advice and opinions! It helps me a lot!
Wanted to update with some pictures!
Stable temperatures and humidity with plenty of airflow through the tent.
Topped them 11 days ago as with their previous watering.
Picture time

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Ya got em looking very happy. :grin:

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Looks nice and healthy!

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11/15/20-- THE LST AND SOME DEFOLIATION!

You know the drill, massage that stem and decided where you want to bend it. I use various different ways to tie down the topped tops.
After they recover and I see the lower branches taking off I’ll apply the net, which will be roughly 2 weeks from the flower FLIP.
I will use about 3 weeks to stage the light schedule taking an hour or two every week until I get to the 12/12 flowering schedule!

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11/16/20-- FEEDWATER TIME
Also defoliated a little bit more
Water until fully saturated and I see a good amount of run off! :heavy_check_mark:
Many more bud sites to come!
6.5PH
340PPM

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11/21/20-- PICTURE UPDATE
Averaging 65 degrees fahrenheit in the grow space.
MUCH cooler than my banana grow.
Also I topped these 3, so I can understand why they are so dang short and bushy.
When I do get to 12/12 and really crank up the lighting and put them through the trellis net I ASSUME I’ll see that 2 to 3 week stretch…

Bottom is Gold Leaf
Top left is Pure Indica
Top right is Chemdawg

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11/25/20-- PICTURE UPDATE
These BUSHES are in store for a pruning and watering!
Maybe tomorrow, I’d like to see them wilt just a bit before doing so
Overall any suggestions or question?

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You seeing any difference in calmag needs on the Gold Leaf? I also noticed in late flower I really had to up the water. Man they were sucking it up. Just got mine chopped.


SCROG is looking like its time to clean and move the clones in…:grin: your plants looking good. I assume some photo updates after trim job?

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Super nice what you got going on! Is that a partial harvest? Beautiful setup!
Not seeing a difference in calmag needs quite yet, however I have noticed that my Gold Leaf has much deeper ridges on the fan leafs vs the others that appear much more smooth.
Yes I’ll have before and after pictures!

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Yeah that was a partial harvest. Got that in the hanging pic ×3 curing now but test smoke was pretty frigin awesome.

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As advertised! Dang! @Bow4Buck you’re doing it up right!

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I’m learning brother. Didnt really wanna do GL again but got 6 clones sitting her in veg for.about 12 weeks. I think I learned enough to do better. You got it going on to though. Got my BK seeds in can’t wait to run those.

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11/27/20–:heavy_check_mark: DEFOLIATION DAY! AND WATER DAY! :heavy_check_mark:
Ok so that’s what I was looking for! I wanted to wait until I saw the plants wilt just a bit for this pruning and watering!
Sure took a lot off the plants but they’ll be just fine!
I look too expose more quality bud sites, eliminating the unestablished sucker branches and lower foliage for more air flow across the top of the soil. :+1:

After the pruning, I watered them. 5gal of water spread amongst them usually gets me a decent amount of run off
As always feedwater at 6.5pH and about 190ppm.

Before



After

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Boiler, I’m curious on your thoughts for defoling when they are wilting/thirsty like that? Just from my initial thoughts as basically a newbie, I’d think it would be best to defol when they are strong so they take on the stress best. Just curious on your thoughts, and pleasure to follow your journal btw :v:

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You know, that’s a REALLY good question… @stlleaf

I’ve sat here and thought long and hard about it and I can’t come up with a logical reason why one would defolate during the time when a plant is beginning to wilt and go thirsty. Like I do.

This is something I’ve almost always done.
My only thought is that it’s a big challenge for the plant to overcome and undergoing stresses like this will only strengthen the plant and make it grow more vigorously once it’s overcome the challenge.
Now I do read that some strains won’t tolerate defolation as well as others, but I still like to maintain a good soil to leaf ratio.

You bring up a very good point and I’d be interested in further research or previous experiences from more experienced growers on this subject. @Covertgrower @Bow4Buck @Zee @Hellraiser @Dr.Zooted @MidwestGuy @SKORPION @CoyoteCody @DivChem

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I agree with only defoliating a healthy plant. It helps ensure your recovery goes quickly and well.

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In my experience, when you switch to flowering, fan leaves are going to go, it’s just a matter of when, unless you feed all the way through. Losing a few fan leaves here and there that block light never hurt anything in my opinion.
I don’t really start to defol until flowering. Anyone can do it at various times according to their personal grow style.

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Agreed! Unless its after you fixed your problem and you are cutting yellow leaves off because they won’t ever go back green.

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