I’ve got a staggered project going in my 4x4 auto tent and the youngest is 3 weeks in flower and the oldest is 7 and I was thinking about chopping her in a couple days. BUT FIRST let’s her some 0-50-30 beastie blooms then we’ll flush. So I make up a batch and decided I’d use a manual pump for her and her tote mate if you will. At a pretty ass kicking 2200 ppm (yes calibrated). So I pump and I drain and I pump and I drain thinking to myself “finish her” in my best mortal kombat voice in my head. For gits and shiggles I had the meter in my hand and went to the reservoir, mind you I have been just adding to her and I have (3) week three ladies in flower just putting it on. I just about sharted myself when it came up with 3400ppm like nothing is wrong. The two I’m about to chop a week or so apart are by far the beasts and have a wonderful fade going on and for whatever reason everyone else has been just stoked to go along for the monster nutrient ride. I’ll try to get the photos in correct order of , monster dark devil, just about to chop and some bushy blackberrys in green pheno.
I answered my own question and did the right thing by cleaning EVERYTHING. I’m curious what develops now.
Kool buddy, thanks for the tag, very interesting, we’ll see what happens
Love the color of those buds! Very sexy
I think the other plants are going to be angry now that they have to go back to drinking normal water
As for these I think the beastie bloomz will punch them right into the finish line.
@TXCanna I’ve looked everywhere and never seen a pheno of the stardawg this purple
Them are some nice purple hues
Thought I might get some pink but never imagined this. Maybe she did it because she knows I love the purps. I wish our phones had a way to share the smells of our flowers.
I’d of punished that girl to till she O faced all over the tent. But that’s just me and my torturous ways
So boring being awake when the lights are off in your rooms. I just thought the others would appreciate a little ph cleaned water. Since they are all into week 3 I’ll just let her rip and add to her until I put some beans back in. There’s definitely good and bad with the perpetual stagger. My plan is to keep on with the 2200 ppm beastie blooms though. I’ll just keep redirecting the drain to a separate res and using my transfer pump to feed them. I did up the main res today to 1/4 tsp per gallon just to see how far I could push them. I’ll know that story this afternoon.
2200ppm?!?!?!?! I thought a good range was 500-600!! Am I misinformed?? (Havent started growing yet, just reading and gathering supplies.)
In early veg with my autos I run about 800ppm. Transition I run about 1000 and early flower I kick it up to 1300. Being hydro and having VERY intense HLG lights and I’ve learned that you need to go with at least 1.5 times the standard NPK mainly in the form of phosphorus or it’ll lock out. When I was growing in soil my numbers were much lower because of build up. Also note I’m trying to shock my two about to finish up to get them to bulk up and get more resin in their final week.
Aaaaaaah gotcha! So when I set up my DWC, I should plan on closer to 800ppm (too afraid to tamper too much lol)
You’ll end up pushing the envelope as you gain experience. There is a great set of resources and guidelines on this forum but in the end it’s your project and your plants will always speak to you. So much to learn and try to perfect and art which very few actually do.
Dang dude, powerful words. Thank you for your feedback
Yup start lightly… then boost and boost and boost.
AK seeing as how most only showed slightly burned tips… ida kept them in that high ppm mix a bit longer. But wtf do i know . Solid call.
Pushing 2900 ppm towards 2nd week in flower. By the end of flower they will be closer to 3200-3800
4x4x8 tent, they stand about 4 1/2-5’ so far. No defoliating since I haven’t been around much to do anything. Have yet to see the tips burn like I want but as I increase the ppm they should really crisp up a bit.
now i push em. And push em hard. But that is nuclear
My res is back up to 3400 and my dark devils are on some kind of nuclear power trip. Best week three of flower I’ve ever had. They look like my
Usual week 5.
Let me ask you guys a question off topic. I have a 4x4 tent. I frequent grow diaries and they ask the size of your square footage for harvest. Ie. I just got done with the stardawgs and have a wet yield of 984. I measure out to footprint of those two plants and they lived I. 2’x 3.5’ area. Should that be what I put down or the whole space. Either way plant 1 gave me 5.85 dry! And #2 is looking like 4.5 will be the number. Under 260 watts of light in 7 square feet that’s pretty damn impressive for a rookie.
I always use the watt per gram calculation…
But I’ve been able to pull a little over 28 oz’s from a 3’x5’ double scrogg with a 8" xxxl vented hood under a 600 watt 4500 Kelvin hps light with a oldschool magnetic ballist…
That was with a good strain that I worked with for over 2 years…
This is a rdwc system with 6 plants in that space…
Those are dry top shelf numbers…
With trim and stuff , I’m not sure the actual yield…
I mainly grow outdoors, just getting tge hang of indoors, but have got a couple pounds per plant outdoors