I’m gonna start by posting this first - it will be easy to reference for future uses that way.
What strain - **ILGM New York Diesel and Super Skunk** Method: **FFHF, have FF Trio, FF Bloom Trio and Sledehammer, CalMag Supplement** Vessels: **4gal plastic low/wide landscaper pots** PH of Water **6.3-6.5 going in, upper 5's coming out** PPM/TDS or EC **900-1100 going in, super high coming out, 3000+** Indoor **2x4x6 Spider Farmer tent** Light system **Spider Farmer SF-2000, SF-1000 combo, 2000 - 202.3W±5%@AC120V 196.7W±5%@AC240V 196.6W±5%@AC277V, 1000 - 100.5W±5%@AC120V 98.8W±5%@AC240V 98.39W±5%@AC277V** Temps; **Day - 76-79F, Night - 68-69F** Humidity **Day - 55-60%, Night - 70-75%** Ventilation system - **2 pole mounted fans, 4" SF carbon filter/exhaust (6" AC Infinityw/Controller OTW)** AC - **Lung Room consistent 70-ish and 50% humidity** Co2 - **No**
As I stated in the header - the boring part is over! Seeds sprouted in mid-June and went into the 4gal with FFHF on the First of July. I’m in the 5th week of veg.
I originally started with 4 in the tent - 2 NYD and 2 SS.
Out of fear I waited until it was possibly too late to do any training or LST. The third plant was done on the 29th of July. At this point I discovered the second Super Skunk was not going to be easy to LST as the first bend I went to make resulted in a snapped branch. I taped it up as well as I could and after a closer inspection of the plant I decided to vote it off the island. The stems and main seemed a lot stiffer than the other SS. I have to blame the soil. I ran out of HF after filling my outside pots for the grow out there and I had to substitute with crappy MiracleGro Performance Organics. It’s NOT supposed to have the slow release nutes and I didn’t notice any of those little beads when mixing in the perlite. But side by side you could see the difference in the plants. At any rate, she’s doing great on the back deck and has nearly doubled in size this week. It seems hanging with the big girls has given her that “engine that could” desire to grow. LOL!
This thread will focus on the indoor tent grow, although I may show off the other ladies on occasion!
The 2 bushy ones are Granddaddy Purple, the thinner one and another that’s hidden are NYD. Can’t see the booted Skunk in this photo. I’m quite happy with the way things are progressing out here!
Back to the inside grow -
Here’s where I stand. The 3 plants have been flattened and trained out and just about cover the footprint wall-to-wall.
The canopy is almost level all the way across and I raised the lights to where it’s 21" +/- from the highest top and 26" +/- from the lowest. The last plant that was trained, and also has the lowest growth, is in the center.
**I think at this point my main question is - Should I trim out some of those larger fans to expose the younger, smaller shoots into more direct light? **(just wanted that to stand out from the fluff! LOL!)
These things are BUSHY and I’ve pretty much run out of places I can tuck them where they’re out of the way. And at this point I do have leaves touching the dirt. i did pull a few of those today while watering.
Obviously I won’t be doing a traditional SCROG but I plan on using the net to support the stems and buds as they grow up and through.
I have close ups and profiles of each plant if needed/wanted for reference.
They have been getting mainly distilled water with Calmag and Ph’d to the 6.3-6.5 range - I’m getting better at hitting the target! We got screwed out of 12 cases on our last order and I had to do treated tap water with CalMag and Ph’d to range for 2 waterings. They’re currently drinking about a gallon every 6 days.
I’m wondering if the thick leaf coverage isn’t slowing down evaporation too. It just seems like plants this large should be drinking more than that! Lord knows I do! LOL!
I have not started the FF trio yet. At week 5 they’re not really showing any deficiencies yet. Apparently I got a couple of bags of VERY Happy Frog. LOL!
Any questions I can answer for you or if you need any additional views I’ll be glad to help.
And I thank you in advance for yours!!
I’m sure I’ll think of more as soon as I hit reply! LOL!
BTW - Both NYD are showing full on pre-flowers and I’m pretty sure the remaining SS will be showing in a day or two. I see some suspicious activity in there!
All the outside girls, bar the recently added SS are showing.
Thanks Agin for any help you can offer and Happy Growing Everyone!!