First grow AK47

Sorry I took so long to reply. Fighting side effects of a new medication and it is a hard time. I couldn’t concentrate enough to drive last week.

I have found that Amazon has 2x2x5 reflective tents by Yield Labs that was pretty good quality.

I grow a lot in a 17x18x60 inch home-made wooden grow box that has done really well for the last three grows. I am a wood worker and had a lot of good grade plywood available with nothing to do with it. In the 17x18x48" version, I have gotten an average of 2 oz of pot per grow. I super crop and top a lot. Along with LST all the time. I added a 12" “apartment” (addition) to the top during my skywalker OG grow because the plant got so large.

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I’m not sure how I missed your grow(s) in the box, @TxGrowman, could you tag me in your journal, please?

I’m sorry to hear you’re having a hard time with your meds. I hope you get it all straightened out. :v:

Way cool bro It almost looks like we planted on the same day my girl is exactly where yours is. I set this to watching also. I will tag you in my grow journal and we can compare notes. She looks good
I just got a new grow tent from amazon its a 32x32x63 tent it was only 55.00 its made by Cool Grow. Very nice quality tent

Thanks for the feedback guys!

Here is a quick update from today.

The below pic is a close-up of the top:

Lots of growth occurring lower on the main stem it seems like, not much stretching at all, i’m sure I will have to start thinking about quite a bit of trimming soon:

I’m trying not to get complacent, but she seems to need little supervision:

Anyone think I should start hitting her with nutrients yet? I failed at planting the seedling in the middle of the pot also apparently.

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Depends on the soil she’s in if she needs nutes. She looks good.

These are the two that I had good journals on. Hope this helps.

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Quick update, check her out guys:

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I should have made note of the day I began germination, however at this point i’m around 3 weeks. This girl is getting thirstier for sure. Quite exciting seeing the explosive progress. I am going to pick up my digital thermometer and some of those training hooks this weekend. You guys think I should consider topping and removing all of the lower bushy nodes soon?

Edit: I am also definitely already noticing a strong scent is beginning to develop as well. I have a feeling this is going to reek come flower. Here’s to hoping my exhaust setup helps reasonably well. :joy:

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Update:

So i’ve been quite busy with work as of late but continue to monitor the girl closely while being careful not to obsess. I’ve continued to heed prior advice and abstain from using any nutrients at this point and she’s still looking good to me. I think the MG soil amendments may last quite a while as far as that goes.

I do believe i’ve managed to top her successfully from the looks of it:

The vertical growth hasn’t been ridiculous, I think the topping may have helped restrict the stretching:

I’ve also began some conservative defoliating on the lowest mini fan leaves, this next chunk on the second node towards the center of this picture is probably getting chopped next:

I have a feeling she’s going to go at least 3 months at this point most likely.

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@raustin @TxGrowman @elheffe702 @Rayofsunshine

Take a look at these pictures, the first one I touched up showing the current shape of the main stem:

And here is how I currently have the plant placed in relation to the light:

The way my seedling sprouted I feel that I did not plant it as near the middle of the pot as I should have and possibly not at the perfect angle with the taproot from the beginning. Regardless, in my mind if I attempt to keep the plant further to the left then it will naturally grow towards the light correct? with my limited vertical height I believe this may actually be beneficial as the plant growing at a slight angle may save me a couple inches of height ultimately, at least this is my wishful thinking.

What do you guys think?

It probably will begin to tilt toward the light, but I would put the light directly above her, then she’ll grow straight.

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Agree ! The plant will grow straight to the light and you should have no problems.

Thanks for the feedback guys, I moved her directly under the light everyone’s advice. Should I possibly consider some training to anchor the main stem to the side of the pot and attempt to straighten it out?

I wouldn’t worry about her being straight, she’ll be fine the way she is, but you could certainly start training her.

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Took some additional pics today, honestly it looks like she may begin flower any day if she hasn’t already, looks to me like this may develop into four main tops:

Nice shot of the whole plant, at this point the newer fan leaves appear to be a pretty dark green so I think i’m still good on my feed-less watering for the time being:

For some reason two of the main fan leaves off the first node at the very bottom are yellowing but that is about it:

Portions of the main stem have this red hue to them, anything to worry about?

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@raustin @TxGrowman @Rayofsunshine @elheffe702

Taking a close look at her it looks like some of the leaves are slightly taco shaped and I read this could be a possible symptom of light or heat stress. Taking this into account I finally got a thermometer/humidity reader and with the light on it’s showing as 83F - 84F and dropping down to around 74F - 75F at night with the light off at the canopy. I’ve got one of those with the remote sensor for outdoor that I have duct taped to the side of the tent at canopy level. The highest point on my plant is also about 15" -16" from the light currently and does not seem to be growing much higher I don’t believe.

I could raise the light possibly by 2" to 3" at most or I could also possibly turn off the veg switch on the LED or something? Let me know your guys thoughts.

THx

Can you post a pic of the taco leaves? 84° isn’t that hot, it should be fine. What kind of light do you have?

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Light is 600w vipar LED with both bloom and veg switch on all the time on 18/6

I’m also thinking I should possibly start with the bloom soon. Looks to be starting to resemble some flower at the top.

This leaf I can see it a bit:

And here is a better example perhaps:

Overall how she looks atm:

Here’s an idea of the distance from the light:

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You’re gonna wanna run both bloom and vegg switches during flower. And if you can’t get lights any higher, tie the plant down so ur doesn’t stretch into the light

Might want to consider supercropping if it hasn’t been in flowering too long. She will stretch more as she finishes up.

Scrog might be a consideration also. That would spread out the plant and increase your yield.
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I would try to supercrop that top, that will keep it away from the light as she stretches.

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