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    I transplanted six clones from coco in one gallon cloth pots to the new RDWC on Monday. Two days later they seem happy! One of the GDPs needed a yo-yo until it finds its feet again in the hydroton. I accidentally sheared off a few leaves trying to shoo a small fly out of the tent - I snagged the line before I could stop myself. The fly paid the ultimate price for its impertinence!

    As expected, I'm picking bits of coco out of the pump filter but not as much as I feared would be there. I will let them have the rest of the week to adjust before switching to 12/12. These clones are too big to try manifolding without adding weeks to the grow so I'm going to install a ScrOG net after I trim off some unnecessary stuff from the girls. I'd like this one to finish ASAP because there are strains waiting in the wings I can't wait to try. I'd really really like to get a decent crop of GDP this time too!

    So the bottom line is that you can definitely go from coco to hydro as long as the plants are healthy. I've moved from hydro to coco with two plants before and it works if they are healthy and you use a large enough pot for the root ball. I focus on hydro but I found that coco is great for parking plants you wish to grow slowly and working with it is also fun in a way I didn't expect.

    Next weekend I will be assembling another RDWC for my old 3'x3' tent. I have a friend who recently moved here and plans to get her own medical card and name me as a caregiver so I can double my plant limit and help her out. The first grow will likely be four Seedsman Blueberry clones because BB is her favorite ever. This is a bit of a back-handed compliment to Seedsman but the genetics seem right so far because the mother plant I'm raising is just as nutrient-sensitive as the "official" Blueberry!
    Second state-sanctioned grow. Six plants in flower, three different strains.
    One Bruce Banner, two Granddaddy Purple & three Black Widows all from ILGM
    4'X4' flower tent, AC Infinity 4" fan and filter, Advanced Platinum P300 LED
    RDWC six grow buckets and a reservoir.

    Three Seedsman Blueberries & One Sweet Zombie from Expert in veg.
    3'X3' tent RDWC four grow buckets and a reservoir.

    Aurora Soul nutrients - Grow, Bloom, Infinity, Big Swell.

    On deck: Acapulco Gold & Laughing Buddha from Barney's Farm, Purple Haze from ILGM.

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    WOW good luck that's a big transition way to grow UndergroundFarmer they say they do grow quicker I wonder just how much sooner to harvest?
    Be nice Be humble Smoke Ganja create Peace Respect Nature

    Soil grower with coco/perlite mixed in
    indoor/outdoor grower
    1 4x4x8 tent -veg.& flower - 2 450 viparspectar
    1 3x3x6 tent- seedlings veg t-5, CFL 54watt w/reflector- viparspectar 450 veg. light only

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      Originally posted by UndergroundFarmer View Post
      I transplanted six clones from coco in one gallon cloth pots to the new RDWC on Monday. Two days later they seem happy! One of the GDPs needed a yo-yo until it finds its feet again in the hydroton. I accidentally sheared off a few leaves trying to shoo a small fly out of the tent - I snagged the line before I could stop myself. The fly paid the ultimate price for its impertinence!

      As expected, I'm picking bits of coco out of the pump filter but not as much as I feared would be there. I will let them have the rest of the week to adjust before switching to 12/12. These clones are too big to try manifolding without adding weeks to the grow so I'm going to install a ScrOG net after I trim off some unnecessary stuff from the girls. I'd like this one to finish ASAP because there are strains waiting in the wings I can't wait to try. I'd really really like to get a decent crop of GDP this time too!

      So the bottom line is that you can definitely go from coco to hydro as long as the plants are healthy. I've moved from hydro to coco with two plants before and it works if they are healthy and you use a large enough pot for the root ball. I focus on hydro but I found that coco is great for parking plants you wish to grow slowly and working with it is also fun in a way I didn't expect.

      Next weekend I will be assembling another RDWC for my old 3'x3' tent. I have a friend who recently moved here and plans to get her own medical card and name me as a caregiver so I can double my plant limit and help her out. The first grow will likely be four Seedsman Blueberry clones because BB is her favorite ever. This is a bit of a back-handed compliment to Seedsman but the genetics seem right so far because the mother plant I'm raising is just as nutrient-sensitive as the "official" Blueberry!
      one day you may look back at this as 'playing; but in truth far from it

      yes vegging you can do much as like kids very tough..

      but you must ask why the sudden change of plan.. then tell all

      good luck

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        I took all those clones while their donor plants (the ones I just harvested last Saturday) were still in veg and 8+ weeks until harvest. I took them during an early defoliation and I couldn't bear to just toss them so I decided to get some practice cloning. 13 cuttings went in, 13 rooted. One died because I snapped the stem when transplanting to coco in solo cups. Six of the survivors were given to a local grower looking for a fast start. I put them in coco like I do with plants meant to be mothers so I could slow their growth until I had space to flower them out. They just grow too fast in hydro even with weak nutes and under T5 lights! The plan going forward is to start clones in my aeroponic cloner just in time to move the rooted clones directly into the new RDWC without having to be parked in coco.

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