@BoilerGuy Congrats on the harvest! looking niceeee
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.
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.
Ya got em looking very happy.
Looks nice and healthy!
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!
11/16/20-- FEEDWATER TIME
Also defoliated a little bit more
Water until fully saturated and I see a good amount of run off!
Many more bud sites to come!
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
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?
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… your plants looking good. I assume some photo updates after trim job?
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!
Yeah that was a partial harvest. Got that in the hanging pic ×3 curing now but test smoke was pretty frigin awesome.
As advertised! Dang! @Bow4Buck you’re doing it up right!
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.
11/27/20– DEFOLIATION DAY! AND WATER DAY!
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.
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.
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
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
I agree with only defoliating a healthy plant. It helps ensure your recovery goes quickly and well.
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.
Agreed! Unless its after you fixed your problem and you are cutting yellow leaves off because they won’t ever go back green.