hi all. i’m thatguythatgrows. but my friends just call me guy. and sometimes guy on the couch. i’m here as 2 young ladies enter into a journey. i aim to journal the journey and at the end, smoke them. this journey began in another forum where it will stay. just adding this forum for now as the participation seems much better. i tend to be very detailed and sometimes “extra” with my choice of words, but with a somewhat limited attention span myself, i will try to be brief.
they are grown in ff ocean forest with a healthy heap of perlite. they started in rapid rooters and advanced to solo cup with holes, to a half gallonish pot and finally to the final pot, a 5 gallon bucket cut down to 3.5-4 gallons. i want to make my own square bonsai pots, but that is for another journey. this was started to be a perpetual grow. i am unsure if i will continue that. with the prices of seeds being so low, i could just grow a different strain every time. so i am undecided, however you will see below that i did take 2 clones from each plant. i am using sensi grow during veg and sensi bloom during flower. they balance the ph perfectly. i am also giving big bud during flower. i haven’t had much experience with scrog, and to be honest, i dont really like it. i would rather have one massive ass bud that dries to a full zip than 40 grams of a bunch of different buds. this is all for me so i dont care about quantity. quality is my only concern. but it isnt over yet. i have a feeling when i pull 250 grams out of this 2x4 space, i may be singing praises to the scrog.
i will tell you about the mobile scrog i built as it seems this stirs interest regularly. if you are uninterested, feel free to skip to the pictures.
they are built from 100% cedar to help ward away bugs. i need to figure out a custom drip pan to fit the bottom with drain plug for flushing… if i continue to scrog. the total height is 16" from the ground to the top of the scrog net. these were built with short and compact in mind. they are 20"x20" wide leaving plenty of room for airflow and moving around. the reason i went with a mobile scrog was because i built 2 flowering rooms which i will explain in the setup summary next.
i set up quite possibly the smoothest compact perpetual grow possible. this is how it goes. although i am setup for 4 strains, i am only growing 2 because I wanted to tweak and make everything perfect before germing 2 more. there is a seedling and veg box in one closet. right now i only have cfl bulbs in there. they have always done me justice so i use them. tight nodes and rapid growth. so start 2 plants there either seeds or clones and for 5-6 weeks thats where they live. then i move them under the t5 which you will see later. and start 2 more seeds/clones. they veg for 3 weeks under the t5 and then flower for 2-3 weeks under the t5. then, as they move below under the quantum board for their last 5-6 weeks, the others are following right behind, with another batch of clones/seeds behind. this setup allows 200ish grams harvested every 6 weeks while only using up approximately 10 square feet of floor space. thank you… please save all your questions until we are through.
here are the ladies for which this story was written.
Holy Grail Kush and Granddaddy Purple
ordered from attitude
here they are at 2 weeks old. this is when i started giving sensi grow.
june 1 2019
here they are at 5 weeks
june 22 2019
here at 45 days, they got tied down and placed under the 6 bulb t5. this turned out to be too much for this 2x4 space so i ended up switching 2 of the bulbs off.
july 2 2019
a couple of days later i transplanted and put them into their mobil scrog setup.
july 4 2019
after a few days, i cut clones and switched to 12/12
july 6 2019
here they are on day 18 of 12/12
july 24 2019
and here we are at day 28 of 12/12 and 28 days since the clones were cut. the kush got frosty much faster than the purp and already has alot of hairs turning amber. i am wondering if she will be finishing sooner than expected. i’ll start watching the trichs closly in about 2 weeks to determine when to flush. i’ll look to flush as soon as trichs start going milky. they are receiving sensi bloom and big bud now. they are under a 4x qb120 build.
august 3 2019