Ok so here is my blueberry Auto from ILGM, Claire, in week 9. According to the ‘schedule’ I should start the ripen nutes for two weeks, then flush with water for one - two weeks till done. I’ve never got a harvest yet, but I’m guessing she’s 4-6 weeks from done, so I’m keeping her here for now. I tried to tie down some branches to expose all the bud sites to sunlight. She’s growing in a 3gal fabric pot, coco and perlite, GH Flora trio nutes, no additives other than CaliMAGic. Tips?? @Not2SureYet your autos are more like magic, but what do you think?
Ive never seen lst like that but then again I don’t outdoor grow looks like a cute lanky girl good luck on finishing up
Thanks @GreenSnek I guess because I’m outdoors and not under awesome close lights, this is the result lol. First grow, and I’m sure I was doing the nutes wrong at first, but I feel like I’m back on track, according to the plants, not the schedule though!
It’s actually only week 2 of flower… Going on week three for this girl since first pistols showed
You’ve got the gist of it. You can also start a little earlier and LST the entire plant so that all your secondary branches become tops, like this.
@AloysiusDevadanderAbercrombie That looks great, and I do see what you mean. When would you suggest I begin to get this type of effect? And do you have any specific tips? I’d love to check out any grow journals you have, if you don’t mind
I usually wait until mine have 4 or 5 nodes. You need enough spacing between nodes that you aren’t damaging growth tips when you start training, but if you wait too long the main stem will get too stiff. I Iet that one go until she started stretching in preflower, but she was still small and bendy.
This journal covers more intense techniques on photoperiod plants, but @Arrow has loads of good info and a lot of the techniques he uses can be used or mimicked with low stress training.
And this is my auto journal. I’m still learning too, but this site is great!
I’m watching this for sure…
Seeing how far the nodes are spaced I’d say your sunlight is cut way down by that stuff you have around it.
I would make sure next grow that sunlight isn’t obscured by the netting around plant.
@BetrayedSoul I didn’t think about that. The greenhouse is made of this green netting in between two sheets of plastic? Not sure, but I’m definitely upgrading to a better greenhouse before I start my next run
Thanks and You have it right. But would probably b better off removing the ties you just added and let her grow naturally. By tying her done like that. You just moved all those sites that much farther from the light. Lst is better suited to bushy plants. Or when you start things off early. One you next. I would start the grow with the lights a lot closer. You will not get that long node spacing. You are on the right track though.
@Not2SureYet thanks! I’m not able to use lights, but I’m sure my next grow will be lots better, I’ve learned so much, I hope I learn something new every grow. Apparently greenhouse growing is very different from indoor and outdoor and I’m loving the learning process. I gotta find more greenhouse people and learn some tricks
I think @Cannabian would be a great person to learn from. If you haven’t seen his grow. Have him tag you in. He grows monster trees
And there are those trees!
Well then sir. @Cannabian I have seen your plants. Everytime I search for greenhouse. Massive monsters! I cannot grow photoperiod plants, I would need to be very good at training, no way that wouldn’t go unnoticed. Sigh, goals
You break the stalks low. Keep it growing ground level. Its looks like a crazy bush. Before it was legal here, that’s how my friends would get away with it. The helicopters never saw a thing.
Thanks @Slym3r I do have some bag seeds. I suppose next grow season I could just spend the whole season practicing with them, trying to keep them low, while I’m working on my autos. Maybe I’ll get lucky. Won’t know till I get some going right?
Thats how i started. I took some bags seeds, popped a bunch. Killed a bunch, cloned one strain over and over and over again and grew it in all the methods I knew. Now I know what yeilds the best for my setup. What works the best with my time…