Serious Happiness rDWC


#1

I just finished my White Widow grow and I’m moving on to some Serious Happiness from Serious Seeds. Is a limited issue cross between their Worlock male and their AK47 mother.

It’s going to be a minimal veg time due to the clones being in the thing for 3 weeks waiting on the WW to finish.

Problem #1. Since the clones have been in there so long the roots are already too much to feed through the net pots (I think). I might have to cut the roots… YIKES!

I read up on it and it turns out to be an often used technique with some plant/flower species. So might be so bad after all. I’m sure they’ll go into shock, but as soon as they recover I’ll start 12/12.

Here we go…


White Widow (Greenhouse Seeds) DWC
#2

I’ll try to find you people with experience with hydro. @Hammer has been doing it forever, and @ktreez420 grows some nice stuff from clones. They look great to me, but I can’t speak on experience.


#3

Why don’t you fill out a support ticket do they have everything they need to know to help? I’m attaching a template.

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#4

I’ve heard of root pruning but I’ve never heard of root cutting so I’m going to be following this closely

I’ve had serious happiness from a local dispensary twice the first time it was great! it one of my favorite weeds the second time there was nothing to it no hi no nothing ?

I’m sure you’ll do a great job with it and I’ll be following because I have one seed of it from the dispensary weed so I might grow one too ?
-best wishes


#5

This is a grow journal. I have some experience. Is there a specific section for grow journals (hydro) by experienced growers. Or is this site strictly for 1st timers? Please advise.


#6

I say keep the info coming , I’m gonna be starting hydro pretty soon and always enjoy seeing how other people do things…weather your a newbi or an old timer all of the information shared between us is priceless , I would love to watch your grow all the way to harvest… So far looks great… Best wishes…

:v::sunglasses:


#7

No, this is thread for grow journals, unless the beginner part bothers you


#8

I would hope you are not mad about the beginner aspect of this forum. Coming on you would have to gather that this is an online community with both experienced and beginner growers, mainly to help those with the passion to grow regardless of level.

To your question of root cutting. It will be beyond a stressing out of your plants. I have grown DWC for years. 80+% of the time if you cut your roots away your plant will die or hermie.


#9

If I were you, I would take a good long hard look into the net pots, and how to get your roots through without too much stress.

I know people root prune, I believe @hammer is experienced with this technique. As for me, I would NEVER do it. It just doesn’t make sense to me, but hey don’t let me steer you away from the idea!

Can you snip parts of the net pot so that the roots could be pulled through? I know for me when I grow in my 6" net pots, the roots that will grow through the slots of the net pot and the roots will actually break some pieces off because of how thick the roots will get.

I think if you took some time to think about the nets pots I bet you could figure out a better way than to cut the roots. Hope I helped! :v:


#10

No problem at all with the beginner aspect of the forum at all. Just trying to make sure I was in the right place ;-).

I’m def worried about cutting/pruning the root system. I have read that when the root is cut it produces a hormone and over compensates with massive root growth. I have also heard that root trauma can and will shock/kill your baby.

If it gets any more than this White Widow (Greenhouse Seeds) DWC I might not want to lol.

I was thinking of breaking one of the bottom spars of the net pot to make a bigger hole to more easily slide the root system through.


#11

Welcome to the site BTW.


#12

Thanks:+1:


#13

If you radically cut the roots they will not be able to supply the plant and it will die almost immediately

That said I’ve had to cut some Roots back in my hydro days and no problem if it wasn’t too severe, some I didn’t notice anything at all, it all depends how much you cut


#14

Thanks bro. I think I’ll try to slide them through the net pot. I’ll pour water from the top while feeding the roots through. Hopefully they slide right through.

Wish me luck…


#15

I’ve transplanted a few from soil grow to hydro, so pretty big root mass to deal with as you can imagine, 8" pots is what they were in. Also from clones out of a super cloner, I used the same technique on both, obviously had to carefully wash all the dirt off the transplanted soil grow first which was a daunting task.
all i did was 3/4 filled the net pots with 50/50 vermiculite perlite mix, soaked with the growing solution i was going to use, then popped the cleaned plants the were aprox 12" to 18" tall into the net pots then topped the pots with clay pebbles, within 7 days the roots found their own way through the pots into the growing solution. Same technique was used with the clones.
BTW i had the water level aprox 1/3 of the way up the net pots to start with. Happy to report i didnt lose any of them and they are now all in flower looking extremly healthy.
hope this helps


#16

I got them in there.

I cut one of the ribs in each net cup creating s small open section. Then I fed the air and water lines through it and then fed the roots of each clone through. I had to do some twisting and poking of the root system on each, but trauma should be minimal.

Once they recover I’ll prune them back and veg for one or two weeks.


#17

@GreenMachine .Sorry guys it took so long to get here but have ing internet prob’s . will be working on it for a day or two .so if replie is slow just hold on .:smile: Now as to root cutting …Yes i have done it Many Many Many times …i have some mothers that if i don’t cut them soon theyll cease to got enough air up and the room i just finished up all 3 strains had their roots cut ,as to the fact that i left them in the bubble cloner i made to long .

Hammer


#18

And to address the next realm of thought …No not one morphed either . the strains were Borderliner ETRM , Rain Bow kush and Super Silver Haze .all bought thru Roberts and AMS … AS a matter of fact i tried unsuccessfully to use colloidal silver method induce flower’s on a couple of lower branches and applied 3 times .and no Banana’s ? But if it is a temperamental strain it may push it to far …I think knowledge and technique goes a ways . And since this is a journal i wont post a pict of these 3 days before the axe … unless asked Not my journal … Hammer


#19

No prob brother, post it here. I’m surprised you didn’t get nanners using the CS.

After a couple years of growing I’m very interested in the more advanced techniques.


#20

@ GreenMachine .Had to shirink it . hope it goes .LOL

still learning the new camera… Hammer … Ps look in back left corner . It 7 !/2 ft