Hello all! Many of you may remember me from my previous posts and incomplete grow journal.
Since I stopped updating that journal much has happened. It took some hard thinking but I have ended up not taking any money from investors and just doing as much as I can on my own. As such the grow is smaller than I wanted and my lights aren’t ideal but I’m working with what I’ve got.
This is my whole grow table from the end. It is a 3x6 ID botanicare table. If I had known the difference I may have gone with the OD table but this is the one I got. Currently I have nine Light of Jah plants and nine of the Gorilla Glue 4.
These are the Gorilla Glue 4. It’s kind of a dark picture but you can also see these in the first picture.
So, here’s where I’m needing help. I think if I don’t flower these ladies soon that I may run out of headroom. I don’t think they could get much over twice their current height in this setup. I had originally thought that I would “lollipop” them at this point and just grow the main colas but now I’m having second thoughts.
The LOJ are looking real nice but the GG4 seem spindly and real branchy. These girls did get almost a week of 12/12 when I had to move them into the room with the two flowering LOJs I have on the other wall. I finally surrounded those with panda film so that these could keep vegging but I think they started to stretch and got confused.
I guess I’m really looking for opinions on what you more experienced growers would do here. Would you flip to flower? Continue to veg? Scrog? LST? Lol you get the idea. Any and all advice is appreciated!
They are all clones. They were all taken on 12/31 or 1/1. Most of them got transferred to coco in 1qt cups on 1/16, then they were left there until 1/30-1/31 when they had all the coco rinsed off and they were put into their nursery pots and into the table. Most of them had really good roots when I transferred them.
@Filthyhat i always wanted to try flood and drain.that was my original idea because i always scrog my plants but we have too many unplanned power cuts so i couldnt. I wanted to experiment by filling a table with 1gal pots/cups and flip at 6” tall to see what a sea of green would look like and yeild.
Now that’s what I’m talking about! How do you go about making those 18" tall single cola plants? With that kind of spacing I could fit sixty some plants in my table, although that is a whole lot of clones
with clones vegged for 2-4 wks,
your set up would be A LOT of cloning,
a true Sea Of Green is done on rotation to spread out the labor (cloning/harvesting),
my box is 5.5 sq ft and holds 20 SoG plants,
4 get harvested and 4 go into bloom every 2 weeks, about every 2 wks i take 8 clippings (100% root rate), transplant 6 of the rooted clones into 9 oz cups, then pot up 4 into ~1 gal pots (2-3 quarts of coco/perlite), always keeping the most uniform plants for bloom.!
Well it’s going well enough I suppose. I have actually removed six of the plants from the table due to lack of space, and I’m debating on taking about six inches off of the legs of the table… Vertical space is quickly running out. I’ve definitely learned a lesson here.
Flip em faster!
I also discovered the smallest spot of dreaded powdery mildew on two of the plants last night. I don’t know how this could have happened, as I’ve got a dehumidifier in there set on 45 percent and an air conditioner that keeps the temps around 75. My water chiller is set on 68 too if it makes any difference.
I’m hoping that these plants were just exposed before I got the AC and dehumidifier, and that they aren’t seriously infected. I can’t imagine how else I could control the environment in that room.
Regardless I took each plant out last night one by one, put them in the bathtub and drenched them with neem oil. Top of leaves, bottom of leaves, stems and all. I was trying not to get too much into my reservoir, hence the bathtub thing. I’m hoping that this radical treatment combined with the more controlled environment will knock out the PM for the rest of the grow as I really don’t want to spray neem oil or anything else on my buds if I can help it.
As a side note dbrn32, I am very close to pulling the trigger on one of those chinese quantum board kits from alibaba.
Unless you talk me out of it.
The total price is only about a hundred dollars less than what I can get at HLG right now, so I’m a little less excited than I was at first, but that hundred dollars IS the difference between getting the light now and waiting for someday.
is the one that I am looking at. Total price to my door is 260.18 A bit more than the 175 odd dollars that draws a guy in.