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    #31
    Hey all!

    Quick little update after last feeding.

    It has been a couple of days now since I gave her the last flushing to correct the pH issue, and I believe she reacted fine to it.
    She has been growing a little, starting to spread out a little, not just growing in a tiny ball like she's been doing for a little while now.
    And that is good!

    I did remove some of the larger leaves today. Needed to clear out some air, was getting a little to "air tight" down there for my liking.
    So I went ahead and cleared it out a little, and removed some of that growth that will never get any light (what would have turned in to some underdeveloped popcorn buds).

    I still left some of the larger leaves, figured I will take them later on. Didn't want to stress her to much, just enough to clear out a little and make room for some nice airflow.

    I also got that old digital camera working. So from now on I'll be taking pictures with that instead of my phone.

    Here you can see how I've removed some leaves, making room for some air. You can also see the two large leaves I left behind (far left and far right).
    I'll take them next week.


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    Here's a picture of the little lady under the light. She's looking happy and fine. Still a few light spots here and there, but I believe that to be "old" marks since it's on the larger leaves.


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    Here's just a picture to show you how she's placed under the light. The reason I did this is because I believe some of the leaves have "edges" like she has been heat stressed.
    But I can't figure out how. Nothing major though. It's just strange with a CFL and all.


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    And here's just a picture to end this weeks updates.


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    What do you guys think? Am I right to assume I'm out of the "pH issue nightmare"?
    She's looking better over all, and she's growing every day. She is getting a little lighter in color, so I'll try and give her a light dose of nutrients next feeding.
    When do you guys start with the Molasses? I've used it during vegetative state before, but someone recently told me it was a waste and that I should wait for flowering.
    What's your verdict?

    Hope you're all having a good week.

    Peace and love!

    - C

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    • GreenhouseEffect
      GreenhouseEffect commented
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      Looking good! Ya, I'd give her a light dose of Nutes, basing food, water, etc. off of how the plant responds, is way better than some stringent nute schedule, in my opinion!
      I use molasses the entire grow now. Reason being, is that it feeds the microbes. Also has some trace minerals in it, my understanding at least. Different opinions on that one for sure, though.
      I'm no scientist, but I grew buds bigger than quart mason jars this last grow, doing that, so I will continue to feed mine Molasses the whole grow. If it is really expensive where your at/ hard to get, then you can wait till flowering and be just fine.

    • 9fingerleafs
      9fingerleafs commented
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      You did perfect man. You are out of he ph nightmare and your plant looks very happy. That leaves getting concave it’s just the way the plant looks when it’s stretching for light. Means the leaves are hard at work. We call it “praying to the light”

    #32
    Looks like a perfect plant in a perfect environment. Great job. Too bad she is an only child, but I know the Norwegian legal situation. Suckolas!

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    • GreenhouseEffect
      GreenhouseEffect commented
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      If they only new what is possible with one plant...
      Granted you got to have the space for it, and the right strain....

    #33
    For your viewing pleasure.
    Don't no body feel bad, I ain't never grown anything quite like these myself, but cool as heck to see!!
     
    Organic Soil,
    with molasses,
    In a Greenhouse with,
    Redneck engineering.

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    • RagWeedDWC
      RagWeedDWC commented
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      Heck, some of those plants are bigger than my first home

    • starramus
      starramus commented
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      Why you could almost build a cannabis cabin!

    • GreenhouseEffect
      GreenhouseEffect commented
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      Ha ha, Ya!! I think I'd live in tree house in one of them if I could, it would be AWESOME!!

    #34
    Hey all!

    Been a hectic last week, so I didn't have the time to pop on here and post pictures and so forth.

    But I took pictures during last week, and during this week. So I'll keep you up to speed nonetheless

    I'll start with last weekend


    I moved her to a larger pot (3 gallon) on Saturday (November 17th). Since her new space was bigger I had to add more soil, which turned out to cause some issues with the pH again.
    But this time I was prepared for it, so I kept an close eye on the whole thing.

    I also watered her with some carefully measured feeding water (due to my expectations of the pH turning bad again) to counter the effects of the low pH.
    So I mixed 3 liters (0,8 gallon) of water, pH'ed to 7.0 and mixed with 50ml BioWorm, 3ml CalMag, 1.5ml BioThrive Grow and 1.5 teaspoons of Molasses.
    The runoff still came out just shy of pH 6.0. So I figured I've done all I could, and left here to fend for her self for a little while.



    Here's the quite happy looking gal in her new home (24 hours after the transplant) and after I gave her a shaving and trimmed away some of the bushy growth covering up much needed space.


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    But only 24 hours after moving here she started to look a little worse. The same symptoms as last time, with the lighter colors between the veins etc.
    (the black spots are soil which got spilled when moving here, and I didn't manage to get it all cleaned up).


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    And that brings us to today (November 24th).

    After a week with peace and quiet, she's grown a bit and don't look to bad for a girl living in a "sour" environment.

    I watered her with regulated feeding water again today, only a little less then last time.
    I mixed 2 liters (0.53 gallon) of water with 50ml BioWorm, 2ml CalMag, 1ml Biothrive Grow and 1 teaspoon of Molasses.
    The feeding water was pH'ed to 7.0 and came out at 6.5 - 7.0, which is perfect.

    Here's the little fighter


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    I let her dry up really good, to prevent root rot, since I gave her so much water last feeding. So she looks a little dry, but still happy.


    And here you can see the discoloring of her veins, but I can't say that it has spread anywhere else, and only the "older" lower growth looks affected.


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    I don't take this to hard, and I'm looking forward for her progress the coming weeks.


    BUT THERE'S MORE!

    Today when I poked my head in I could see a few hairs showing! So she's showing her gender for sure now, and almost everything is ready for me to switch the light.
    I'm only waiting for the pH issue to get a little more stable before I do so. Don't want to start of the flowering with bad pH.


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    So all in all this has been a good week. She's looking good, all things considered, and there's plenty of space for her to stretch and grown from now until Christmas.


    So here's a couple of pictures to end this weeks update.


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    Hope you're all having a good day, and that you didn't blow all your money on the Black Friday sales yesterday. I did a killing buying Christmas presents though, and feel quite happy with this years Christmas preparations.

    I'll be back later today, so feel free to come with some feedback on this weeks events.

    Peace and love!

    - B
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    • starramus
      starramus commented
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      Picture perfect VIBRANT plant. I am certain she wants to live, and replicate her genotype. Of course that ain't gonna happen. Siskel and Ebert would give her four thumbs up only there are only two thumbs presente. Any plans for taking a cutting, and starting a clone?

    • Cocho
      Cocho commented
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      Thank you guys! She's a real fighter this one. Hopefully she will show her Hulk strength when producing trichomes and flowers. Sometimes stress can do that. One can only hope.

      farmerjim this is my second round with the Aurora Indica. First round came out great, even after having to cut the flowering short due to some real life complications. Great smoke. Makes me sleep like a baby!

      starramus Maybe I'll take some clones. I have all the equipment for it. Might need to buy a dome, but those are quite cheap. I'm just not that skilled at it. Hehe!

    • GreenhouseEffect
      GreenhouseEffect commented
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      Man she's lookin' good Cocho! I think your spot on with your plan, to. Get her doin' real good, and flip her, gonna be a little tight with head room, but I'm sure you'll pull it off nicely.
      I'm not very good at cloning either, but there is only one way to get better at it! Take a couple cuttings if you do. Sometimes you can make a dome out of stuff food came in, like the clear plastic containers salad greens are sometimes shipped in, sanitize first in case they have mold spores or pests on the plastic. If you could get your hands on a cfl or two, you could probably come up with a temporary home for the next generation of AI, once you flip the mother to flowering, and need the longer light cycle.

      Cheers brother!

    #35
    Cocho, your photos are always so crisp and clear and the details you provide on the plant history have been enlightening. Much appreciated, a real learning experience for me

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    • Cocho
      Cocho commented
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      Thanks! Really appreciate you saying that.

      I put a lot of effort into my updates, and for every picture I post, I take at least 4.

      And I want to create something useful, both for me and whom ever would find my log and read it.

      So I'm glad you're enjoying it. Puts a smile on my face.

    • 9fingerleafs
      9fingerleafs commented
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      Yeah I gotta second that, I love being able to look at the pictures as I read.

    #36
    Hey again folks!

    Just a quick update from me.

    I trimmed the little girl some today. Maybe too much? And tied her down a little to spread out the "crown", and maybe force through some growth and even more tops.

    But I have a question; how low do you think I should trim away the lower growth? Should I take more, or is it enough as it is? I need to figure it out before I switch her over to flower, because after that one should not do any heavy trimming.

    So here's some pictures for you.



    The finished product after the trimming.


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    And here you can see the lower parts of the plant and how high I've gone this time, and this is were I'm curious to how much more I should take, or if it is enough?
    I don't want to "waste" too much energy on popcorn buds when the end result is due. She might stretch 300% after all.


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    Here's the lower growth a little closer up. Looks promising, but I'm afraid it will get shadowed and never develop enough until harvest, and I can't split it up. I need to take it all in one harvest, two tops (divided over 48 hours tops).

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    Here you can see all the tiny sprouts which hopefully will grow a lot the next few days and maybe reach the others, so that I can spread the "roof" out in a nice "bed" with my SCROG-net after I put her into flower.


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    Other than that her color looks good and healthy. I believe she has overcome the last "hiccup" with the sour soil and really turning the tide here.
    I can only imagine the buds I'll grow, really going strong with the correct nutrients and all the love I can muster.



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    Hope you're all having a good day and enjoying this time before the holidays.

    Much love

    Peace!

    - C
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    • 9fingerleafs
      9fingerleafs commented
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      She recommends the Miami mango style defoliation, lollipoping at flip and defoliating at day 21

    • Cocho
      Cocho commented
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      Yes, she's ready to be flipped into 12/12, but I'll wait a little more. Want to have everything in order before I do that. With the pH acting up earlier and all that. But soon. In the end of this week I guess.

      And thanks guys! I'll hold back on the defoliation for now then. Don't want to hurt the yield by chipping away too much. I've been reading the CFL topping guide, and made my own twist on it to fit my schedule and grow space. I'll use a SCROG-net from day one of flowering, manipulating the colas around to create a even and flat "roof", without having to cut too much.

      I'll also start giving her more Molasses I think. I believe she likes it. How much is too much Molasses do you believe? I've been going easy until now. 1 teaspoon pr liter. And I believe the GHE Organics nutrients are Molasses based like BioBizz. They sure smell and look the same, so it might be enough what I'm giving her now?

      Stay tuned for more updates. We're soon entering the stage which is the most exciting!

      How do you guys stand regarding total darkness the last few days before harvest? I've heard good things, so I might try it.

      - C

    • GreenhouseEffect
      GreenhouseEffect commented
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      A teaspoon per liter sounds about right. If you need to conserve molasses, you can wait till she starts making Buds, if not, go on ahead, in my mind, and experiences, it won't hurt anything, only help. I can't say I am able to give an opinion on darkness before harvest, I personally have not tried it yet.

    #37
    For all the reading and video I have gone through, they are talking 1 teaspoon per gallon or 4 liters. It’s easy to use a heaping teaspoon, the molasses is pretty thick. I also use it in a small amount of warm water first to dissolve it and then add the colder water to temperature. The first time I’d mixed some up and used it after stirring it up really well, there was a small circle of molasses in the middle of the 5 gallon pail the was not mixed it.
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      #38
      Hello everybody!

      I hope you're all having a great December and that you're all deeply invested in the holiday preparations.

      It has been a busy week for me, so I've not been able to come on here and post updates as frequently as I would've liked to.
      But I did take pictures, again, so you'll all be properly caught up by the end of this post.

      Last time I updated this thread I'd just trimmed away some growth to make room for newer growth and to increase airflow around the stem etc.

      Since then I've switched her over to flower (12/12), fed her and trimmed her some more (last time I believe).
      I guess I don't want to do any more trimming after this point, so I'll just be training her with some light LST and the SCROG-net.

      I can't say there has been a lot of changes in the tent since last time, but there's stuff happening.
      Not much stretching yet, and I kind of find that a little curious since she's in week one of flowering, but maybe she'll start stretching next week.

      Here's some pictures from November 30, a few days after I switched her to flower.

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      As you can see, she has filled out a little more and is starting to look normal again (she was kind of scrawny looking after that trimming).
      The color looks a little light in the pictures, but that is because of the CFL.

      You can't really tell from the pictures here, but some of the tips are lightly green/yellow, so I think I'll give her less nutrients next feeding.
      Because I believe I might have given too much, ergo the light tips.


      I also took a few pictures today after I fed her.

      It's kind of a struggle with this SCROG-net. I've forgotten how much of a hassle it was to feed while using this net.
      Because I like to move the plant about when I'm feeding. Making sure every spot gets a little moist.
      And I also feel it's easier to drain the runoff if you can lift the pot up and pour the water into a bucket.
      So later on when she's stretched more into the net and flowers are shaping up, I'll have to get my ladle later on to get rid of the excess runoff.

      So today I fed her, measured runoff (came out at 6.5 - 7-0 pH, which is good), and trimmed her for the last time to make room for some of the lower growth.
      I'm trying to not have her develop too much "popcorn buds", so I'm trying to tie the larger tops down so that the smaller ones can develop and get larger.


      Here's the little lady today. Looks a little droopy, but that is just because I just fed her. She always perks up during the first day, and looks happy again the next morning.


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      As you can see she is still getting used to the net, and I'm hoping she'll fill it out nicely over the holidays.



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      Here you can see how she looks from below. There's still some growth, but I think I'll just leave it since most of it has stretched quite a lot the last week, and hopefully most of it will reach the light now after I trimmed away some and tied the tops down.


      And here's some closeups of the soon to be buds section of the plant. I'm hoping for a lot more of these until harvest, and my guess is that I'll see a 50-100% increase in tops like this until then.
      If my training (LST) and use of the net works as well as last time.


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      That's all from me this week. I'll be on here during the weekend to chat we you guys.
      Hope you liked this latest update, and that the content is to your satisfaction.

      Have a nice day and take care!

      Peace

      - C



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        #39
        Excellent lecture Professor Cocho. We look forward to this weekend.

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          #40
          Are you still planning on taking some clones?

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