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    Tika #4 Indoor Grow Journal

    This Time: Im going to post the essentials on the forum, log all the details into the PDF (in Word) since the last 3 journals -under my subscription has 3 PDFs (minus our chatting ) to see the environment and equipment that remains the same. NOTE: I have to extend a huge thanks to Nebula-who somehow manages to shrink wrap my PDF to a postable/ copyable document. SO #3 is now a PDF as well as the other two.
    SO: here we go ...again.

    Tika #4-Indoor Grow Journal
    6-2017-

    Germinated: 6/30/2017
    1st container: 5x5 x 6 plastic pot
    5 gal fabric SmartPot Transplant:

    Flower environment:
    5 x 9 x 6’ 11” Gorilla Grow Tent (not using extension)
    4-P600 Platinum LED Grow Lights
    Carbon filter/ scrubber
    6” – 435 cfm Dura fan (out take / exhaust)
    Dura fan 4” input fresh air

    Vegetation environment : separate from tent
    4 2’ (4 bulb) T5 florescent-good for 8 5 gal pots

    Medium:
    Cyco Platinum Series Coco Coir, Vigoro Perlite
    Approx. 3 coco to 1 perlite

    Germination: seed into moist Rapid Rooter or Root Riot plugs, into plug tray, into tray for tray with dome upon heating pad. Grow seedlings in 5” plastic pots for 3 weeks.
    Next time will put rooters- with seed - directly into pre-moistened 5x5 plastic coco/perlite filled pots and germinate directly under T5s.

    5 Gal Smart Pots : final home

    Methods: Topping, LST, Defoliation, hand feed

    Nutrients : GH Flora Trio, CaliMag, Terpinator (drain to waste) Liquid Kool Bloom when flipped to 12/12

    Preparation: at germination; Platinum Cyco coco coir / Perlite . Prepare the 5 x 5” pots for the rooter, moisten the hole area with pHd 6 water ..and start the endless waiting game J


    Strains : (GERMINATING)
    1 Critical (by DINAFEM)
    2 Blue cheese (by DINAFEM)
    1 Blue Cheese ( J?
    3 Afghan kush (by World of Seeds)
    3 Gorilla cookies (by Expert Seed Bank)
    1 God bud (by BCBD)


    8/8/2017 Day 41 of veg
    Well-that time flew buy with harvesting last grow and now curing. VEG: 9 plants are currently in veg-not enjoying one Blue cheese, God bud doing her usual “Weird” so saved an Afghan kush just in case.
    The Afghans and the Blue cheese are all different in structure and the little one is “marbalized”. All new growth is as well so don’t think it’s a disease. Seeking even canopy is going to be interesting. Split the main trunk of a Blue cheese (Gorilla taped back together) yesterday while LSTing.

    CONSIDERING: allowing the plants to get taller while still seeking even canopy. I get so freaked about too tall (even with indicas) that I bend them really early. I have started the LST but this group is rather wide and airy in their structure to start so I may let them get taller. I can afford the space.

    Plan to do less defoliation in veg as they are pretty open. Did take one monster Gold leaf fan off and pressing it/drying to save…for something. Ill remove the floppy lower fans but plan the major 1st defoliation before I go into flower (Nebula Style J ) along with lollipopping. Then 3 weeks after into flower.

    This is going to be another strange grow, not really excited about all their same strain DIFFERENCES but-another growing challenge. Also not eager to get into flower as I am currently still thumped from the last one-happily-but thumped.

    Thanks for stopping by
    Gorilla cookies Afghgan kush (whimpy) and Critical
love her 3rd Gorilla cookies and Blue cheese God bud forever strange and Blue cheese with split trunk and batshit growth anyway Afghan kush just transplanted(late)  into smart pot from 5x5 who has marbalized leaves. I think that is just her way.
    Indoor- Coco coir & Perlite - 5 gal Smart pots
    Veg-T5s Flower- Platinum LEDS
    GH Flora Trio Cali-mag, Terpinator Liquid Bloom
    photoperiod feminized seeds
    http://www.growweedeasy.com/sites/gr...ow-journal.pdf
    http://www.growweedeasy.com/sites/gr...o-May-2017.pdf
    http://www.growweedeasy.com/sites/gr...ow-Journal.pdf

    #2
    Hi Tika ...I hope you are well.......how is the cyco platinum? ......I recently had to re-stock and tried really hard to get cyco coco but apparently, the boat it comes on was stuck in customs??...so I had to choose otherwise as it was an emergency lol....plants look great....some v.big leaves.......is there a process to drying the leaves to keep?.....I think some of them look really cool


    ​​​​
    Smile

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    • Sammy
      Sammy commented
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      Go for the cyco nutrients they freaking Rock

    • Tika
      Tika commented
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      Sammy I would enjoy hearing why you like the Cyco nutrients and compared to what you have used before? If any.

    • Sammy
      Sammy commented
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      Hey Tika, I've used of course the General Hydroponics with decent results nothing spectacular switched over to Dutch Master wound up nuking everything until I got the right dosage. I actually won the cyco nutrients at my local Hydro customer appreciation day, then of course there's three extra products to complete there line of newts it was a bit overwhelming at first so many different bottles of this and that, bottom line there are no and I mean no deficiencies with these nutrients they have got this shit covered they were designed specifically for growing marijuana and I can't say enough good things about them.. I am having a slight issue in my dwc right now a little bit of sudsing and foam residue at the top of the reservoir however I contacted cyco and they basically asked me are the plants healthy well yeah the healthiest thing I got. I would definitely recommend them. If you need any more info on them I'd be more than happy to share what I know, oh yeah by the way your plans are gorgeous I'm so jealous I wish I could go outside ☮️

    #3
    You really don't even stop to take a breath, do you?

    Subbed!
    My first grow
    Nirvana ♀ Northern Light photo
    Outdoors
    Kind Soil/Roots Organic Original
    5 gal. Smart Pots

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      #4
      Well Aloner .I consider veg to be a break it is an interesting and forgiving time. I forget what not growing is like...IF I could sleep in no matter what I might consider a pause but the dogs would t have it anyway.
      delighted to have you hang with me...thank you
      Indoor- Coco coir & Perlite - 5 gal Smart pots
      Veg-T5s Flower- Platinum LEDS
      GH Flora Trio Cali-mag, Terpinator Liquid Bloom
      photoperiod feminized seeds
      http://www.growweedeasy.com/sites/gr...ow-journal.pdf
      http://www.growweedeasy.com/sites/gr...o-May-2017.pdf
      http://www.growweedeasy.com/sites/gr...ow-Journal.pdf

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      • furrysparkle
        furrysparkle commented
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        Trust me a break from growing is agonizing! Can't wait to get back to tending plants again!

      • Aloner
        Aloner commented
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        I believe it! I'm only about a week into flower and I'm already plotting my next grow. 😂

      #5
      Wooo-Hooo

      In for what will surely be a great ride!
      The Great and Secret Garden Indoor-Hydro-LED-Perpetual

      The Ganja Ged Thread
      Water Curing Experiment
      My E&F System


      If you get confused, listen to the music play!

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      • Tika
        Tika commented
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        Love your company!

      #6
      Is this seat taken ?

      I love your line up of strains. Those are some good picks.
      I had some Blue dream that made really tasty hash.
      I say good luck, but I'm not sure you need any 😉

      Cheers Californiakid
      "Life is not about being dealt a great hand but playing a poor hand well"...

      Vermifire in 5 gal root pouch
      Kind LEDs
      4" can fan

      "There are only two tragedies in life:
      One is not getting what one wants, and the other is getting it."-Oscar Wilde

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      • Tika
        Tika commented
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        Thank You Californiakid! Every one needs a little luck and I appreciate your offer of it.

      #7
      FOR THE RECORD: a few issues:
      since I can't answer most needs on the forum as not all grow as I grow the best thing I can do to help others is to post what I do if they are doing it. I answer what I can when I can. It appears that I am all about me but not. There are 3 PDFs available on the forum available to read, print, etc. If nothing else I hope to supply a little humor with in the forum and enjoy the feed back immensely. Think I've said that more than many times.
      It would-indeed be easier to not do a journal, not do a PDF and just surf and turf.
      I do get some paranoid flack from those near me and continue to ride the bull anyway with wishes to help some one some place. Not many subbed, several surfing...I still do what i do AND like to show what I have done visually-it is in my nature.
      I also DO read and value many members more than they can imagine-some gone way back and miss them. Equally my heart goes out to new growers..been there...still there- every grow is a new WTF experience- always insecure, always frustrated, always happy to be here-with you guys
      That was a launch-needed to be done I guess
      just to be clear


      Indoor- Coco coir & Perlite - 5 gal Smart pots
      Veg-T5s Flower- Platinum LEDS
      GH Flora Trio Cali-mag, Terpinator Liquid Bloom
      photoperiod feminized seeds
      http://www.growweedeasy.com/sites/gr...ow-journal.pdf
      http://www.growweedeasy.com/sites/gr...o-May-2017.pdf
      http://www.growweedeasy.com/sites/gr...ow-Journal.pdf

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      • Vapo69
        Vapo69 commented
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        I am glad you continue the bull ride amongst the flak Tika , you humour is always warm and welcome, it wouldn't be the same without you

      • alltatup
        alltatup commented
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        Words so well spoken, Tika.

      #8
      8/12/2017 Day 45 of Veg

      Feeding time and 9 plants that are crowding the veg space SO: had to choose. The Blue cheese that split down the middle and who is rangy, lanky and without promise per the space she is and would be taking up-went OUTSIDE!!! (hubby changed his mind…again). Whacked and thumped and transplanted into a sack of roots organic. I have no hope for her as there is also light contamination. However-it will be an experiment, I didn’t cull her and she is sitting with Yellow Kangaroo and 2 whimpy ass tomato plants I potted.

      The God bud and the late to transplant Afghan kush are small and since I need the space I chose to keep them. 6-8 colla LST wires on each plan except for the small ones, have not yet defoliated (new concept) waiting til right before my flip into flower. Everyone is pissy after working the ties or readjusting them. I cannot bring them out much wider.

      Truly enjoying the plant risers: sure makes drain to waste more efficient in time and energy. I can see that the pot is done dripping! Only have to move her back to her home saucer once.

      Also: got my next seeds-fine delivery for a pretty penny in a dinosaur fossil casting kit . Pretty penny for these ones for sure!

      Also pressing 2 God bud fan leaves that are humungus!. I know she will not produce much bud but what she does present will be interesting. Her terpines are already quite present-so specific! May shadow box a leaf or two. One of the leaves pictured has been pressing for a while-the other just went into pressing. They are like huge mature spinach leaves.
      There it is for the day
      Hope you are having a fine day-weekend. Really - I DO
      Indoor- Coco coir & Perlite - 5 gal Smart pots
      Veg-T5s Flower- Platinum LEDS
      GH Flora Trio Cali-mag, Terpinator Liquid Bloom
      photoperiod feminized seeds
      http://www.growweedeasy.com/sites/gr...ow-journal.pdf
      http://www.growweedeasy.com/sites/gr...o-May-2017.pdf
      http://www.growweedeasy.com/sites/gr...ow-Journal.pdf

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      • alltatup
        alltatup commented
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        Oooooh girl, you got the grandaddy purp!!! You did shell out some big bucks!!! Can't wait to hear about that one.

      • rockman
        rockman commented
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        Once again, a fine collection Tika! It will be interesting to see how your outdoor experiment goes. Here in Mass, the photos are finally making buds! 😊 Enjoy your day! 🍷

      #9
      Hooray for outside grows!
      My first grow
      Nirvana ♀ Northern Light photo
      Outdoors
      Kind Soil/Roots Organic Original
      5 gal. Smart Pots

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        #10
        alltatup YESSSS...seriously boned on that GDP. Since I don't have a "clothing " budget and heading into yet another dreaded birthday I GIFTED MYSELF
        Aloner and it is really nice - day 2 to see and at 44 days smell a lady outside. At the same time I don't plan on success but taking her as far as I can go
        ​​​​​​​thanks for your company folks
        Indoor- Coco coir & Perlite - 5 gal Smart pots
        Veg-T5s Flower- Platinum LEDS
        GH Flora Trio Cali-mag, Terpinator Liquid Bloom
        photoperiod feminized seeds
        http://www.growweedeasy.com/sites/gr...ow-journal.pdf
        http://www.growweedeasy.com/sites/gr...o-May-2017.pdf
        http://www.growweedeasy.com/sites/gr...ow-Journal.pdf

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          #11
          Hi Tika , plants look great, those are some huge fan leaves......the risers look ace, where did you get them from please?...they would be ideal for me too .......good choice of strains too, I hope you like the Ayahuasca purple as much as we did
          Smile

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          • Californiakid
            Californiakid commented
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            It looks like pronounced iawaska to me.
            But I don't know for sure. Sure sounds good.
            Cheers Californiakid

          • Tika
            Tika commented
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            Vapo69 here is where I ordered the risers-no regrets-very handy

            Gro Pro 725675 NX Level Pot Elevator, 13" from amazon

          • Vapo69
            Vapo69 commented
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            I have to get some on order, thanks Tika , it's eye-a-hwa-ska
            Last edited by Vapo69; 08-14-2017, 10:06 AM.

          #12
          Hiya Tika , I'll be subbed in here watching, paying attention and offering my infinite wisdom where applicable. Hehehe Those risers are great looking indeed. I find one does need something like that with the fabric pots. The risers I use are from old propane bbq's - the little grate thingie on the side burner, just lifts off.
          3 X 3 X 7.5 Gorilla
          G8 240 with 90 watt flower booster
          Viparspectra 300
          3 gallon fabric pots - soil - Sunshine Mix #4
          White Widow
          BlackJack
          Sour Diesel
          Delicious Candy
          All autoflowers 20/4

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          • Tika
            Tika commented
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            REALLY STOKED to hear from you Canuck147
            I just use them to feed then back into their tight ass saucers. The roots love this process...busting out the fabric more than ever for some reason.
            Stay close please

          #13
          I admire the way you treat all your plants the same, while keeping an open mind to new things. I enjoyed your Canna grow but I can see how in tune you are with the
          Flora trio. I haved learned something new from every one of your grows. I always sub your grows and won't stop until you stop growing!!

          3x3x6 Flower Tent
          2 GalaxyHydro 300w LED & 1 Viparspectra 300w LED

          2x4x6 Veg Tent -1/600w Viparspectra Led

          2-5 gallon bubble buckets with 5 gallon Reservoir
          GH Fora Trio
          Armor Si
          CALiMAGic
          Orca by Great White
          Hydrogaurd

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          • Beach_Town_Brit
            Beach_Town_Brit commented
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            Well said, I second that emotion

          #14
          8/18/2017 Day 53 of veg-FLIPPED to flower

          Realizing that the veg station was not providing enough light for how long I wanted to remain in veg-I flipped today. Did the “right before flipping” defoliation yesterday. Ideally I will wait til 3 weeks in flower to defoliate again. Have the Little Afghan kush and the EVER STRANGE God bud as shortest-the Afghan got transplanted the latest…it will be what it is.

          Outdoor Blue cheese is about 2” taller, loving the sun (as much as we get any given day being coastal) and has leaf hoppers here and there.
          Indoor- Coco coir & Perlite - 5 gal Smart pots
          Veg-T5s Flower- Platinum LEDS
          GH Flora Trio Cali-mag, Terpinator Liquid Bloom
          photoperiod feminized seeds
          http://www.growweedeasy.com/sites/gr...ow-journal.pdf
          http://www.growweedeasy.com/sites/gr...o-May-2017.pdf
          http://www.growweedeasy.com/sites/gr...ow-Journal.pdf

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          • Tika
            Tika commented
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            Thanks Sheesh I know I will have to deal with leaves after the 3rd week but since these plants outside the God bud are not densely bushy I thought I'd give it a ridged try.
            Thanks for following

          • alltatup
            alltatup commented
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            Your setup looks so perfect!!!

          • Beach_Town_Brit
            Beach_Town_Brit commented
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            As always your ladies are the picture of good health Tika.

            For vegging I'll admit that I've been really happy with the cheapo Roleandro LED I use. I don't think it's highly efficient and I let it go down to 16" from the canopy at times. Overall it does the job.

          #15
          Good Sunday Morning all
          just finished "Jacksons". After Jackson Pollock
          2+ oz bud & a dash of hash basic sugar cookies (with ginger).
          hope every one enjoys the eclipse and have a safe & happy Monday
          t
          Indoor- Coco coir & Perlite - 5 gal Smart pots
          Veg-T5s Flower- Platinum LEDS
          GH Flora Trio Cali-mag, Terpinator Liquid Bloom
          photoperiod feminized seeds
          http://www.growweedeasy.com/sites/gr...ow-journal.pdf
          http://www.growweedeasy.com/sites/gr...o-May-2017.pdf
          http://www.growweedeasy.com/sites/gr...ow-Journal.pdf

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          • Aloner
            Aloner commented
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            Looks delish!

          • alltatup
            alltatup commented
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            The third pic is a true work of art.

          • Beach_Town_Brit
            Beach_Town_Brit commented
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            You are so industrious Tika!
            All this and you smoke weed too, it's a miracle.
            Once the chocolate was introduced I was hooked, now I'm just staring at them ... I'm sure the answer to world peace must be in there somewhere.

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