I was feeding at 6.0. Flushed on Friday with 6.5, just flushed again today about 10 gal each plant with 6.0, but still only got them to 7.0 at end of flush. I just fed a regular dose of bloom nutes to 6.0. thanks for info on emergency flush. I will check again next weekend, and if holding at 7.0 I will just water with 6.0, would rather not do another flush.
Using well water that I treat down. I don’t have my PPM meter yet, so not sure mineral level, but that may also be a bit high. I do run through water softener. I have stream behind house, I will check PPM levels of stream water when I get meter. Thanks for help.
Oh, yeah, I wee I made a typo above refering to bloom nutes at 7.0. Good catch
Depending on how your water softener works (what method it relies on), your softener could be causing issues, as well.
I use solar salt. I realize that the salts may be an issue. We used to have awesome well water, unfortunately had to replace well about 15 yrs ago when I had to build a new septic system, couldn’t get the engineer to budge on location, and was a couple feet too close to existing well. Have had sediment issues and hard water ever since.
Runoff is still close to 7.0, and nute runoff was around 340 ppm, but overall things aren’t looking too bad. Into week four of flower, and starting to sugar up nicely.
Another two weeks or so. Hope they fill out a little, but what’s there is dense. PH finally down to 6.8-6.9. PPM around 710. Definitely a little burn going on in some of the smaller sugar leaves, but not much to do about that now. found a couple live worms in water runoff after today’s watering. I wasn’t expecting there to be any live ones anymore from the compost I added when mixing this soil in August.
Looking VERY good. Digging those colors!
Getting so close. tichs on sugar leaves beginning to amber up, couldn’t quite tell if I was seeing amber on a couple of the buds (may have just been wishful thinking. Still see some clear, so not quite ready. May turn this into a double harvest since quite a few popcorn buds underneath. Forgot how tough it is being patient in this stage of the game, although we never used magnification, just relied on pistils and instinct. It’s cool getting a closer look at the structure of the trichs.
Definitely check the bud trich. Sugar leaves amber a bit earlier
yup, but hard to get good viewing angle on the buds. A buddy has a real microscope, so might employ that soon
Works to take off a small piece of bud and lay flat somewhere u can check steady
still quite a few white pistils left anyway, so I just gotta sit tight. I did pinch a bud last night and let it dry on top of LED last night. Very smooth smoke this afternoon
@PurpNGold74, compare these photos to the ones I posted on Oct. 16th. Hard to believe they are the same plants, especially considering up until a week before the 16th they were only under one 2" T-5, and also all of the PH problems I had along the way. Thanks again to all the help I got from @PurpNGold74, @Myfriendis410, @raustin, @blackthumbbetty and @peachfuzz, plus all of the other fantastic folks on this site willing to impart knowledge and maintain such a fun community to be a part of. This is the only social media platform that I have ever really taken a part of. More photos to come as harvest time draws closer.
No problem at all my friend. And ur still early yet. In another month u wont eben recognize the ladies
At this point would you recommend another dose of big bloom> I’ve never used nute solutions like this before, and always relied on heavy doses of bone meal tea and rock phosphate near the end. Now that I have PH back in line I’m thinkin another small dose, and see how the plant reacts. At this point the main stem has gone back to green from purple, and starting to see new lighter green growth appearing and even the dark dark green leaves have eased back into ever so slightly lighter shade.
For next grow trying to decide whether to use my own compost again or not. It’s nice knowing that I have earth worms still alive in there, but worried about other pests. At this point I’ve just started to see a few small flies in there, haven’t caught any yet to see what they are, but no damage yet. I have DE, and will get sticky tape so I can catch a few and see what they are. From what I’ve sen they almost look like fruit flies or gnats, but my bet is I’m not that lucky. Anyone else use compost from outside?
I bake my soil and always have to deal with a few pests when i pot up. DE em too hell. N my nutes are super not like anyone else. Not comfy recommending… how far into flower n long do u think u have?
Again sorry if ive askd before. Pothead memory
Interesting difference between indoor and outdoor harvest is while the signs are the same as to ripeness, with outdoor grows I was always paying closer attention to the whether and other environmental factors, and waiting for bud to fully ripen was always a luxury. With indoor it’s harder to be patient, since you’re not worrying about those other factors.