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  • SoOrbudgal
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    Looking good eliz i like the " fat head" those are going to be beautiful colas

  • ellz
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    Today I topped off the reservoir with 5 gallons of water with HydroGuard pH'ed to 5.88

    The girls are in their final days now. Hoping to see them fill in over the next week or so. I plan on repeating week 8's nutrient formula on my next flush this Saturday. I will probably set the pH a bit lower than normal and see how the plants respond. I'm thinking somewhere around 5.6 pH.

    Until next time, happy growing!

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  • ellz
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    As far as that weird stalk, there are now two of them on the Peyote Cookies plant!

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  • ellz
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    Today is nutrient flush day and I will be refilling it with week 8's formula (it's basically a copy of week 7) and will continue with week 8 until the buds are better formed. Once they are, I will be continuing with the regular schedule starting at week 9. I am guessing I have about another 4-5 weeks of growing before they will be close to ready for harvest. Just a guess. We'll see soon! I'm hoping they will be dried and cured by my birthday in October. That seems like it's possible still. As for the pH this time, I went with 5.97 in one 5 gallon jug and 6.12 in the other. This should even out to around 6.05 pH once it's in the reservoir. I may try to lower it some after a day or so but I'm not sure. I'd like to have it around 5.75 part of the time so that some of the elements on the lower side of the scale can be better absorbed.

    Until next time, happy growing!

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  • ellz
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    Quick update from this week:
    On Wednesday, I topped of my reservoir off with 5 gallons of water (which is about how much it had gone through since my flush Saturday) with HydroGuard pHed to 5.85 since I'm sure my pH in the reservoir is high after a few days of feeding. I also had to tie some of the stalks to anchor points because they were sagging but after a couple of days being supported in good light, they are doing better. I'm on week 7's nutrient schedule again (swapped back from week 9's my last feeding to help build up the buds some more) so I am planning on swapping to week 8's formula when I do my flush on Saturday and I may repeat it depending on where my girls are at that time. Until next time, happy growing!

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  • SoOrbudgal
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    I've had wide paintbrush looking top center colas it's very neat to see i hope you get one also.

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  • ellz
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    SoOrbudgal It's like it got to a certain height and said, "Okay, time to grow wide now!"

  • SoOrbudgal
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    Polypoid multihead ?

  • ellz
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    The top of my weird stalk on the Peyote Cookies plant is really interesting...

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  • ellz
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    Bad news...
    While editing together today's time lapse video, I noticed my light randomly kicked on for about a minute part of the way through my dark hours. I have absolutely no clue why it would do that since it's on a timer and set to be off. It's a mechanical timer so maybe a tab is not seated properly.

    I checked the timer and one of the tabs wasn't all the way up (it was just barely protruding) so I pressed it in place.

    The light came on for less than a minute about 2 hours after it went off so basically my girls got 10 hours of dark in a row, not 12.
    Last edited by ellz; 07-30-2020, 08:49 AM.

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  • SoOrbudgal
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    That is a very odd stalk ellz very interesting morph? They are looking really dark green? I'm still training one photo in the tent and getting her a tad bigger before 12/12 switch but yes i will be needing to run my lights nearly same times as you. Very warm evenings here don't look forward to closing up the tent at all and we may have to have heat/cooling pump run.

  • ellz
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    Thanks SoOrbudgal!

  • ellz
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    A few things you've missed...

    On July 26, 2020 I flushed the reservoir and refilled it with week 7's formula (pH was around 6.10) as I feel the girls are still in the early phase of "mid bloom" and I'm hoping it will help fill them out. The heat was so bad that I swapped my light's ON time to 10pm until 10am (approx.) to help keep the room temps down. I was getting upwards of 90ºF before the change and now I'm topping out under 85ºF now. I also made some adjustments to my garage that will allow the swamp cooler to run longer without increasing the humidity as high as before. Still seeing the clawing leaves on smaller growth but it is what it is so we're growing it to the end.

    I've attached a pic from each plant below. You'll notice the OG Kush is frosting up fairly well even with the clawing. Then there is the odd "stalk" that morphed into a bud cluster sight on the Peyote Cookies plant. I really don't know how that happened but it did and it's cool so enjoy! Until next time, happy growing!

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    Last edited by ellz; 07-27-2020, 10:44 AM.

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  • SoOrbudgal
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    Great work @eliz i need to flip mine soon also and it's just gotten real warm here. I've not ever run my LEDs during the summer heat this will be a first with a photo tent and closing her up for lights out. I have to keep the bottom tent vents rolled open the room is closed off and no light will get to them.

  • ellz
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    Another MAJOR update: I'm changing my light schedule based on the weather. The new light schedule will be: ON from 10pm to 10am, OFF from 10am to 10pm.

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