CygnusX1’s first Grow - ILGM Gelato Auto

Some update pics below.

Open as always to any and all input. Particularly around if any further defoliation should be performed, any of the little bud sites should be removed way down low, etc.

That said, current situation:


Alright, another quick update.

I was away from them for the weekend and the RainPoint irrigation worked like a champ again.

Not much else to report other than flowering continues.

Speak up if you see anything that needs attention. Still unsure if I should considering trimming any of the really small bud sites or not but barring any feedback I’m letting them ride it out.

Great learning experience so far and I’ll definitely be shooting for a more even canopy next go round.

They seem to be really liking the SF1000. Raised it a little as they still seem to be praying. A lot of conflicting info on that but best I can gather I may be riding right on the line of too much light but I’m not seeing any bleaching or burning so I think it’s ok?


Quick update pics.

No major changes. SF1000D still at 100% 12” above top bud site.

Diluted the Jacks just a bit for next watering as I have some slight brown tips which I assume to be the start of a little nute burn. I could probably keep running full strength and will go back to that for the following water / feed but figure a slight break with a milder mix may be wise.

Some very minor defoliation here and there but mostly tucking larger fan leaves when needed.

Input always welcome.


Looking nice and healthy


I’ve been saving some fan leaf trimmings in a ziploc in the freezer. Mixed up some basil and fan leaf pesto with them!


Update time.

Looks like I may have a little bit of a calcium deficiency. Which is a little surprising to me given I’m using RO water with 3ml of CalMag per gallon (even when feeding with jacks).

Also maybe a little nute burn on the tips.

Watered yesterday with 5ml per gallon (RO) of CalMag and no jacks.

Hopefully that heads any problems off.

Light is still 1” from the top bud site. Getting stinky and sticky. :sunglasses:

Input welcome per usual!!

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Do a soil slurry for pH…just to make sure she’s not locking out …if she is, do a proper calcium flush and feed immediately …:sunglasses::v:


@Arrow - Slurry PH is at 6.5, runoff PH 6.2 (Apera meter).

I did do a decent flush in case I have a salt problem in the roots / pots.

Next feeding will be with the Jack’s 3-2-1 & CalMag (upping from my typical 3ml to 5 on the CalMag (1 gallon RO)).

I typically don’t given its straight RO with the nutrients and I’m running in soil, but will check PH for this next feed as well.

Only other change is that the buds have gotten pretty firm very quickly. Hopefully that isn’t an indicator that she’s done stacking and is starting to get ready to finish, but we’ll see. Welcome any feedback on the ideal progression here given its still my first grow. :slight_smile:


Those look good…keep her fed, may be she’s just extra hungry…all strains differ…some will give you phat assed yields…some won’t…:sunglasses::v:

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Absolutely, and I didn’t mean to imply any level of disappointment, I’m thrilled with this plant’s progress as well as my own. Its just interesting to see the developments as they come having not experienced a full grow first hand.

I never expected this particular seed to make it this far, even if yield ends up low, I’ll be QUITE happy as long as I get some nice smoke from her. Still plenty of opportunity to screw the pooch before she’s finished, dried, trimmed, cured…

And I’m not rushing it at all, just trying to make sure I give her space to do her thing and don’t inadvertently end up misdiagnosing something that may not even be a problem and doing more harm than good as we start to near the end of this race. :wink:

I didn’t expect the buds to start to really firm up for a few weeks yet, but they are sure starting to “feel” dense for their size.


You are on point …stay the course …:sunglasses::v:


Some update pics for posterity.

She’s hanging tough and though small, some of the lower buds look mighty frosty.


Clearly not directly related to the current grow, but AVB Peanut Butter Cups:


Fed yesterday with RO, Jack’s, and CalMag.

Fresh pics


My sincere apologies! I thought I had this set to watch… turns out I didn’t… :pensive:

Buds are looking lovely my friend! Frosty! :cold_face:

You should be pleased. Looks like you have a similar grow space to me, quite compact.
Despite a little leaf discolouration the buds look great and I think (hope) you will be pleased with the end result.

Keep going, man! :muscle::muscle:


As long as I get some good smoke out of her I’ll be quite happy. Already looking forward to the next grow.

I’m still debating keeping the 2x2 for one more round vs upgrading now.

Seriously thinking of running an auto and photo in this space in 3 gal pots and seeing what I can do with it.

Learned so much over the last few months, I’m sure there will be new challenges but it’s going to be interesting to see how applied knowledge impacts a fresh start.

Also still deciding if I want to stick with the HF again or make the switch to coco.


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I’m really thinking of doing the same already (on the medium switch

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Happy 4th!! About 12 hours on the smoker.


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Wow! :drooling_face:


Ok, update. I still seem to be fighting a calcium deficiency. Fed today with RO, full strength Jacks and 6ml CalMag (gallon of RO).

PH: in 6.5, out 5.9
PPM: in 1110, out a surprising 1800!