Made it through my 1st grow!!! With lots of help from so many great people here at ILGM, a lot of… research, diligence & devotion … TLC … and above all ‘listening to my plants’. Even with all that in the mix it wasn’t all easy-breezy–not by a long shot… each of the ladies had their own sets of issues and there were plenty of mistakes made on my part. I didn’t keep my online journal updated so am including pic’s here to show/recap details.
The grow was 2 Auto’s; WW & GG#4 in Hydroponics/DWC Bubbler (1 gallon buckets)… 3x3x6 Tent… Meizhi 450W LED Reflector Series… GH FloraDuo Nutes, ArmorSi, CalMag. Medium; grodan/hydroton in 3" netpots.
GG & WW… Early on
GG & WW… last night together as roomies
Combined Dry Weight Yields: 450 grams
[Buds: 170g … Leaves: 280g]
WW was the 1st to harvest @ 90 days old/9 weeks in flower!!! She’s my favorite … amazing smoke and made some potent canna oil.
Her dry weight yield; 145 grams (60g of bud).
WW ready for the cut after being on ice & in darkness 48 hours.
This bud’s for you
WW Coconut Canna Oil
WW in her jars
GG: 112 Days Old/9 Weeks In Flower; was a two-part harvest as I wanted her lower half to mature a bit more. She had A LOT of issues starting early with the taproot growing outside of grodan cube…she was super stunted for nearly a month… had root rot, rust mold… in late bloom got infested (quickly) with fungus gnats in roots, and, she ‘hermied’ 2 weeks before harvest & never developed a center cola! But she was hell bent on surviving and that she did!!! My largest yielder of the two.
Dry Weight Yield (part 1 & 2 combined): 305 grams (110g bud)… over twice the amount my widow produced.
Part 1 Of Harvest
A Lotta Weed!
GG Part 2 Of Harvest
GG manicured verses uncut
GG Right before harvest… note: ‘no center cola’… the 3 largest showing here is what I topped on her.
A GG Cola… She’s beautiful… her smoke is potent but too much Indica in this phenotype for my liking… makes super oil & edibles tho!!!
GG recap of some issues dealt with during the grow… many began once she was in late flower.
GG on right… here she’s 28 days in veg… so stunted I didn’t think she would make it.
Her sudden explosive growth surprised the hell out of me! She grew her very own jungle in tent once she got it all to herself lol
GG a few days before harvest… she grew into a heavy girl… she literally bulked up during sleep one night… found her toppled over upon opening tent one day!! She really pulled some ‘unexpected’s’ on me!
Below are a few issues which showed up in late flower
Diseased Leaves… research indicated I was dealing with ‘rust mold’.
If in fact rust mold it set sights on the sugar leaves more so than power leaves
After discovering fungus gnats in tent and inside bucket I began finding leaves like these daily.
I found the dreaded unthinkable … hermied on 2 sides of plant with 2 weeks to go till harvest.
I popped open a couple ball sacks (far from grow room)…
Next day found pollen spill on couple of leaves…
This grow was a remarkable journey for me… it has truly enriched my spirit. Through all of the curveballs tossed in… mistakes made… I’m so ready for Grow 2 … it’s in germination right now… this time all “feminised photo’s” and I’m bringing lessons learned from the first go round with me.
Thanks again everyone for all of your guidance, encouragement and awesome information on helping me with my very first grow from start to finish.
MLHAR/Much Love, Honor, and, Respect,