First grow journal purple bud

I think a valve jammed open with my auto pot and emptied my water butt which I had just filled :face_with_symbols_over_mouth:. I super cropped last night so they’re around 2 foot tall now. I got caught out with my last grow and ended up with a heap of larfy buds. Not happening this time, just checking out the pros and cons of whether to defoliate or not

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It hard for me to not leave them alone so I’m probably not the best one to give defoliation advice… Lol but I’m not going to pluck like a usual do on my auto’s and see if it makes a difference. removing leaves let’s in air and light in just don’t take more than 30% when it gets closer to the end you can get aggressive with it. There are some who grow and looks like they never touch them and have HUGE yields… All those leaves it what make the photosynthesis happen.

I think I’m with you on this one. I will remove for air and light. The rest can stay for a while yet

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Just a wee update on how my girls are doing. I’ve just super cropped them so they’re looking a bit sorry for themselves

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Out of likes but they growing and green so you’re doing well.

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Thank you @Oldtimer69. I check my runoff PPM constantly. If it falls below 4-500 on the 500 scale I feed. I mix my nutes and it takes my PPM back up to around 2500 then I watch it slowly fall as I water :sunglasses:. I use the same process on my miniature rose and my bonsai tree that are in the house and they’re starting to look really good :blush:

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2500 in?? you’re getting 400/500 out? What’s your ph out? What nutes and what’s the schedule say to feed right now? How often? Because with ppms that high nute burn comes fast and I’d hate to see you turn yellow… :flushed::flushed: Just looking out for you

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Bugger, should’ve worded that a little better. I have in my head what I needed to say but it gets lost sometimes. I feed the nutes in at 2-2500ppm then plain water from my barrel which I monitor as it starts to fall over the coming days. When it gets close to the 500ppm I think about adding more. I usually leave them at the 500 for a day or two to dry out a little then start again. I really should use a chart but this way works for me. Do you use a high PK as you head in to flower, bloom booster or similar.

That’s what I like about this forum. We look out for each other, just love it and thank you

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I’m a little different because I use compost and worm castings, my ppm is higher than most. I keep my PH around 6.5/6.8 that way my uptake is good.

The problem with running high ppms from nutes is if you’re not following the schedule for the nutes your using you’re not flushing like you should and salt will build up and lock out the uptake of nutes. Or you’ll be too high and get some burn and problems on the high end… And when it goes south it will happen fast and no growth will happen… No need it any set backs or stand stills . They give us those to follow for a reason… Lol they are trying to look out for you too and believe me they know how there nutes work. If you look on the schedule it shows when, and how much you should be feeding… Just because they look ok now doesn’t mean it will be Ok, it takes a little while for issues to show in soil compared to coco or hydro. Do you know your ppms going in and out? And the same on the ppms… Its VERY IMPORTANT. Trust me this isn’t something to be lazy about it can ruin EVERYTHING and it usually happens towards the end… If you keep those to good you’ll make it to the end. I’m only stressing its VERY IMPORTANT… Lol😉

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Bugger, I have a chart there I will have a look tomorrow. I have been using the dosage instructions on the bottle and never go over so I figured that it would be fine. I measured my ph tonight and it was 6.9 - 7.0 but can never remember what it’s supposed to be. The stroke has robbed me of a fair chunk of memory and I forget to do things or I miss things out completely :roll_eyes:

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Man so sorry to hear that. Use a note book or something and just makes some notes that helps me out. Man your plants look GREAT so you’re doing it all right!! I was just pointing out to keep a eye on ph more than anything. 6.5 to 6.8 if you’re in soil. :v::v:

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Thanks for that man. I just love growing. I will have a look at the chart today just to see if I’m on point. My plants look healthy enough so I’m close, either that or I’m just lucky.
It’s a funny thing, I went to the shop the other day to buy a pad and other bits and bobs. Came out with bottled water, bird food and a parking ticket. None of which I went in to get as we had enough at home :crazy_face::crazy_face:
It’s business as usual as far as the brain goes. Just means I have to learn the same things over again each time I do them. Some things stick and others don’t. I think of my memory like a crowded table top with no space. If I put something on there it’s like something else falls off :crazy_face:

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L​:stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye::stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye: it happens to us all… Sounds like me some times… My wife messes with me… Lol I’m off to work and will ck back this evening. Have a good day bro!

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Thanks man, wife does the same. Enjoy and take care :sunglasses:

@Oldtimer69 forgot all about checking my feeding chart. Did it last night and I’m on the money. I missed my biozym which helps release/breakdown organic matter but I’m adding that now. I’ve also started feeding with Sulphate of Potash today (10th) as thats my flowering started. It’s k value is 48% so I’m full alert for nute burn. Watch this space :sunglasses:

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Sounds great, Can’t wait to see the swelling up! :+1::+1:

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Bought two elasticated nets yesterday and fitted them last night (14th). My ladies keep reaching for the sky and getting burned. I will pop in over the next few days and start tucking leaves in. Is there anything else I should be looking for or doing that would help.

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Just bending and tucking to fill out the net. That will help also with the burn… You won’t have those limbs that are closer to the light than others.

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That was my thinking as well. I’ve tried twice to do it without the net but I’ve decided the only way to keep those limbs down is to net the buggers. Just need to pull everything over to fill the gaps now. I’ve been doing a fair bit of reading on scrogging. Fairly straightforward by the looks of things

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