ILGM Bruce Banner Autoflower Grow attempt #2


Put 4 Bruce Banner auto seeds into water to begin germination. I estimate that my flowering GDP will be done in the next 2 weeks +/- so now seemed a good time to drop the seeds for my next crop.

Equipment:
3x3 mars-hydro grow tent
Ac infinity cloudline T4 4 inch inline fans w/controller 67 x2
(One intake one output)
Mars-hydro FC3000 Led fixture
3.5 gallon airpots x4
LST clips
Apera Instruments AI311 Premium Series PH60 Waterproof pH Meter
Electric water transfer pump for water/feed
TaoTronics Cool Mist Humidifier
Oscillating tower fan and two small clip on desk fans
FFOF soil cut 30% with addtl perlite
FF nute trio as well as trio of dry amendments and calmag
Most importantly- the support of the ILGM forum and guide(s)

My last grow was in 5 gallon fabric pots and I pretty much only filled them with 3 or 4 gallons worth of soil, my plants are plenty large so I think 3.5 gallon pots will be good size. I have seen several side by sides of airpots vs fabric on YouTube and believe they will be the better pot.

More as it comes, likely slow till my GDP is done.

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Hope ya don’t mind if I tag along. I got some Bruce banner photos ill be dropping for outside in a week hopefully. Not putting them outsider in a week just starting them.

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@FullyMedicated Not at all. I was just reading your journal the other day. Love your grow room!

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Update- 100% germination. ILGM seeds are 9 for 9 on germination so far. Made up soil for Dixie cups will plant later this evening.

Update- 3 of the 4 seeds planted have sprouted above soil this morning.

Mindoro had helmet head but I was able to remove it without disturbing her.

Update- yesterday sky was still not sprouted so I went in after her. Carefully removed the soil cm by cm until I found her. She was inverted and stuck fast in her helmet. I gently pulled her hat off and righted her orientation, leaving her head poking out of soil. After 24 hrs she is brown and dead. Dropped another seed into water. GDP grow is days away from harvest, will likely be more active with this journal at that time.

Update. Last seed sprouted yesterday, helmet head removed and fully open. Other three are looking to be potted so will make soil tonight and transplant. .


Anybody know what this is?

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Have been told this will be ok so I will continue on. Transplanted the 3 oldest ladies to their final vessel. I put them in under my ts1000 in the 2.3x2.3 tent while the 3x3 is occupied with my harvested GDP. I’ve decided to keep the 2nd tent up and grow the fourth Lady by her lonesome in it. I’ll get some pics up soon enough. Been kinda busy finishing up last grow.

@Wildfire50210 tagging you to my next project :slight_smile: :grinning:

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Update- Pretty sure I screwed up in the beginning by watering the cups from the bottom. Great way to saturate the soil but I wasn’t thinking about all the nutes that are in FFOF soil. For sure this screwed the PH causing all the yellowing in past photos. To fix this I was told by @Covertgrower to water thoroughly, so I did. Each pot recieced about a half gallon of water. I directed this watering very close to the stem to try and wash away some of the excess activated nutrient from the soil surrounding the root ball. I figured since they started in a Dixie cup, and I had just transfered, the problem soil was smack dab under and surrounding the roots. Everyone is showing signs of recovery, new growth on the yellowing plant is less yellow, old growth also turning greener, and droop is all but gone. Seems to have helped. Will continue regular watering. I used distilled water this time, next also. After that back to the Primo brand water from the filling station at my Walmart. Its like $0.30 a gallon and has a ppm of 3 outta the tap. Its PH is often closer to 8 then 7 but that gets handled by nutes and PH up/down anyway.

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@Covertgrower this is the yellow seedling now. The yellowing never really left, flushed her well twice now and she is taking nutes without burning even been using open sesame, albeit at a 1/2 to 3/4 strength.


Do I need to do anything more for her, aside from continued feeding and flushing?

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I totally spaces this journal. What can I say, my last harvest was 1st class grass and it blows my mind! Ill get some stuff up here in a day or so

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Just keep feeding. 1/2 a 3/4 dose is great, I don’t see much nutrient burn.

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Looks like it’s coming along well. How are you liking those air pots? We were thinking of doing that next go around ourselves. Their commercials look promising.

We finally got ours all into jars curing now. Like you said it’s Primo! So much better than what we’ve been buying and to know we have enough without worrying about running out is mind blowing. With our 6 GDP auto’s we yielded 42 Oz after drying. Wish we could grow money this easily , I would love to see all these jars packed with fresh bills :rofl:.

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I love the air pot! My last grow, when I was tearing off the fabric pots, I was underwhelmed by the root structure. I didn’t use enough perlite last time this time I got it right. You can see the roots under the pot starting to poke out a bit. The pots I got where only 3.5 gallons though so I am already watering every two days. Wish I had gone larger. I bought them though before I understood the sale of seeds lingo…thought 8 weeks flower ment the plant would be done in 8 weeks after seed popped. I was like, no way an autoflower can occupy a whole 5 gallon pot it just 8 weeks…bahahahah! Silly newb!

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LOL must be a common newbie mistake… we were thinking it would be 8 weeks from the seed popped as well :joy::rofl:. Live and learn hahaha.

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God I hope so, would hate to be the only two rubes who didn’t get it :slight_smile:

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nah i was in that group too. although i have learned here that those time frames are only accurate if u have the exact environment as the manufacture. every little thing u have different will affect those times of harvest. i simply use them as an estimate now.

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thats a nice shelf to look at. i strive to have a stock pile after this summertime grow.

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