I had a dozen bag seeds, 3 sprouted, and one was male. I did no “expert” growing other than not killing them since MARCH. I think they were (by happenstance) on a 12/12 schedule, because they both had cute little colas at about 4" high.
I topped them, then started training the separate stems that shot up. I have 4 cola on one plant, 6 on the other. I already had a 300w full spectrum LED, so I basically spent 9.99 on some Flower Stacker, another 9.99 on a car windshield shade (mirrored kind) and using a 4" desk fan.
The right plant was lolipopped of all the lower leaves during veg just to experiment. The other wasn’t pruned.
Following your grow schedule for the past 3 weeks, based on the stage my plants appeared to be at. So I basically had a 2 month veg. Seeing real progress at end of week 3 of flower (I think?)
Are you giving them any nutrients?
Yes, I am using Humboldt Gold Flower Stacker, because it was inexpensive, and said it could be used throughout the flowering stage.
I am easing them into it (from 2-8ml/gallon over a few weeks. Supplementing with a few drops of molasses.
@Whodat66 They look pretty good. Never heard of that nutrient your using but I guess if it works then so be it. I use dynagro bloom in flowering stage also not expensive as I am on a very tight budget. Took me about 6 months to get what I have and I still need some good fans but kinda expensive so on hold for now.
I had an issue with gnats (and larvae), which is how I found this site. Flushed with diluted peroxide, hung fly paper and put a layer of sand on the soil. Once that was cured (and I had this resource) I got serious. Repotted them and within a day they greened up. Still learning, but this is a closet think done for fun. I have a 100w LED I was using on them before flowering.
I had that problem as well due to my soil staying to wet. The grow above is about to be harvested and my 3rd grow. I started using Happy Frog soil and I have had no bug problems at all and my plant issues were due to me trying to do LST which turned out alright and then I tried a technique called defoliating which also turned out alright. This is all bag seed my nephew gave me and its all been pretty forgiving. I cracked the stem on one, broke several branches and still with all that this has been my best grow so far with the biggest buds.
Is it normal for the lower leaves on the cola to droop?
Is this normal? I have a flower growing at the base of the stem!?!?
For those of you asking about USB microscopes, set your phone or camera to “micro” then get as close as you want. Play with flash on/off, other lighting besides camera etc. then zoom in on your computer or phone.
Still growing and all clear
Last question. Grow area was too small so I moved it. I had the 100w LED just sitting there after I started flowering, so I added it as an “under” light. Worth it or no? This is in a small walk-in closet. Any ideas for improvement?
Edited to add, I only accept ghetto ideas! Yes that is a windshield reflector from the dollar store. My next purchase will be a survival “blanket”. Those Mylar reflective sheets, then put together a PVC frame. Plans for the next grow…
They looking good!
Keep up the good work
The girls are getting stinky
Week4Day3, with some porn…
Looks kind of frosty, is that good?
If this plant stays frosty like this, it is from some MK Ultra. I don’t recall having anything else that was this coated.
Should I trim away any of the flower sites that don’t show signs of pistils yet? Is harvesting the tips first, then letting the lower flowers grow a viable option?
Yes you can harvest top cola,then let lower go another week or so to mature
Thanks! This is such an odd “grow” to figure out. It’s almost like an outside grow shifted to inside, because the lighting was random from MARCH 6 until I figured everything out. I put 'em on an 18/6 schedule for a month then a week easing them down to 12/12, and started flowering on July 10.
So basically a 4 month veg! These have woody stems, and I am seriously considering a way to keep the same plant going after harvest, put it back in veg and see what happens. I am retired, so time is not a concern, and I can harvest each flower as it ripens if needed.
Individual buds on drying racks or hanging, put on a schedule based on harvest date, jarred as needed for curing, etc. Thoughts?
Awesome journal so far! Will be keeping my eye on this experiment as I plan to do one similar.