Set up -
5 GAL DWC
6 “ net W/ hydroton
4” air stone
Active aqua air pump
4x2 closet white latex paint Panda on one side (closet is divided by panda temp wall)
18/6 lighting Spider sf2000 QB (actual watt 202 equivalent too 400) atleast that’s what google says never put a reader under it
12 “ hurricane oscillating fan mounted near ceiling angled down to hit all flowers in space
6 in fan ground mounted facing toward the bottom of the beast to keep my airflow good (she’s hitting the walls)
SoS hydro guard
Average PH 5.8
Germinated 24 hrs 8/9 (paper towel method)
8/10 transferred to rapid rooter
Feed plain ph tap water 150ppm
Popped 8/13 popped
8/22 moved rapid rooter to net pot one layer of pebbles then rooter filled in clay )continued to fill as necessary till pot was full)
At this point I started to follow the feeding chart in the pictures. Now I did tweak it here and there as I saw necessary but this is close idea of what I did anyway. I have exact notes if needed.
Overall growth started slow but then she took off about half way through week 5
Now it wasn’t until 9/27 till I started to see beginning stages of preflower. At this point I started bumping my flora bloom And cutting back my flora gro.
She continued to stretch and was eatting and drinking like crazy and has massive root growth over the next few weeks. Week 7-8 I started to notice actual preflowers forming. I am now on week 9 and you can see by the pictures the plant size it self is impressive but the flower sights seem to be lacking. Now I have noticed from research that NL is a super slow auto I saw guys pushing 14/16 weeks. And most of the diaries I look at pictures and they are only slightly ahead of mine and are using 3 gal pots which would make sense they would be ahead a bit.
I talked to the breeder he says they won’t want to flower to much till my roots hit the walls or bottom of my bucket. They are finally to the bottom of the bucket and I have noticed more flower build up the last week and a half. I talked to my seed supply guy and he says it could be a mutant. So here is my questions.
Should I continue to feed based off the chart attached?
At 18/6 lighting is it possible that the plant rooted back to its original photo genes and is using the 6 hrs of dark for growth in which case I would obviously need to just flip it?
Should I thin out some of the foliage and possible sites that are under the canopy?
Is there somthing I could have done different because from what I understood I should have had huge buds on it that grew with the stretch?
Feel free to give any and all opinions I keep hearing guys say fuck doing hydro with autos stick to organic for autos but I enjoy hyrdo I like the extra work and control.
I’d also should make note I have other girls in the space with her all autos so if I flip to 12/12 I’m going to screw my yields. I also considered switching to 24 hrs thinking if my big girl went back to photo and is trying to bloom she can reveg I can finish my autos then give her my attention also if it is an auto I’ll know for sure because she will either continue to bloom or reveg. Again still trying to understand how the whole life cycle thing works with the autos I appreciate you guy taking the time to help me out and read my rambling let me know if you need any other info thanks!