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    #16
    Count me in. I just put three autos seeds in to germinate on Saturday evening.
    Soil: Coast of Maine Stonington Blend, perlite; Seedlings: CoM org potting soil
    Indoor: 2 x 5.5 x 8' Closet grow
    Viparspectra XS2000; EnjoYield 220W full spectrum light added during flower
    Various size fabric grow bags
    Cal-Mag & GH Trio if needed; Flower Fuel & molasses during bloom; ReCharge
    4 clip fans. Exhaust into attic is vented to the eaves
    Current grow: Wild Thai sativa photoperiod, 3 White Widow Fast Fem photos

    "Joker, smoker & midnight toker, I sure don't want to hurt no one"

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      #17
      Hey Canuck147 Are you tempted to top them after the first two real nodes? I'm just wondering since we're dealing with really healthy looking autos, perhaps sooner might be better?

      How does everyone feel about those closely following this thread posting a few pics of our real-time auto training efforts? Three of my babies just popped their first leaves and I'm planning to do what you do in the early stages of this grow. "Value Add," or the dreaded "Thread Hijack???"
      I grow exclusively in large pots using soil comprised of the compost I make combined with Foxfarm or other quality commercial soils as an amendment. Appropriate nutes as needed. State of the art LED lighting and an evolving system of environmental controls allows me to pamper my plants and let them tell me what they need.
      My goal is epicurean quality rather than high yield.
      I'm learning how to create cannabis tinctures and hashish and I almost always use a vaporizer to spare my aging lungs.
      Despite my avatar name I'm generally amenable and helpful. So, if there's a question I'm qualified to answer, hit me up!

      -Grouchy

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      • Canuck147
        Canuck147 commented
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        Nope - I'll be topping off at the sixth node.

        Start your own thread.

      • App
        App commented
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        I started germinating 2 auto flowers 17 days ago. Now they are 2 inches tall one has 3 leaves the other has four.I am growing inside with a grow light.Am I rushing things I think they should be farther along? App

      #18
      If @Canuk147 does not mind it's his call. I'm getting confused already with excess babble.
      Smoke Ganja create Peace Respect Nature don't trash the Planet

      Soil grower with coco/perlite mixed in
      indoor/outdoor grower
      1 36"x36"x66" tent- Viparspectra P2500
      1 3x3x6 tent- used in late spring for seedlings both veggies & weed. I have 2 viparspectar 450r for that tent.
      I use a t-5 & 54watt CFL for seedlings
      Sometimes i use plastic sometimes i use fabric grow containers
      Currently using fish/guano during veg growth & FF Grow Big 6-4-4 teens to bloom. Once i see pre-flower i switch to
      Age Old Organics Bloom 5-10-5

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      • Puglover1
        Puglover1 commented
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        budgal - my NL seed popped overnight, now for the two Gelatos. This thread is perfect timing for me to follow.

      • TOKABIGONE
        TOKABIGONE commented
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        Sorry SoOrbudgal, all of us are having a little fun with it. If it ain't fun, why do it, lol. Sometimes sophism can be a little confusing without a sense of humor. I'll butt out if you wish....

      • SoOrbudgal
        SoOrbudgal commented
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        TOKABIGONE I had to look up that word as i'm not as sophistocated in knowing these terms. Here's the babble i'm talking about useless. Sophism def.= A fallacious argument, especially one used deliberately to deceive. Next?

      #19
      Group pic shows em dry and ready for watering - me likey.

      About time you showed up - and no they aren't dry enough yet. Doncha remember that little experiment we did this morning? The one where we weighed the carcass of a harvested plant with the totally dried out pot. Then we weighed Bruce for comparison. Click image for larger version

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      ​​​​​​3 X 3 gorilla. Promix soil . Green Planet Nutes
      Mars Hydro
      Vortex in-line 6" fan

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      • JeffInCanada
        JeffInCanada commented
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        Cool, we have the same mass determining device. BTW, I'm following along as well, the world says I am equal to about -1 persons.

      • Catfish22
        Catfish22 commented
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        That is how I make SURE I don't overwater, weigh em all. Fortunately for myself I have time to do it, I know others don't.
        However you sir have plenty of helpers in your tent, rather crowded in there...

      • Canuck147
        Canuck147 commented
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        Lots of elbow room - for now. LST will probably spread them out.

      #20
      Looking forward to seeing the grow develop 👍🏻
      Just because people are over 50 doesn’t mean they know everything.
      You can teach a old dog new tricks - But it will still think the old ways are the “best” lol

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        #21
        LSD is supposed to be a colorful plant - i plan on letting her have a solo overnighter outside - when I can count on what the temp will be.

        My question to anybody - at which stage do I do it? Fully in flower or just as the flowering begins?
        ​​​​​​3 X 3 gorilla. Promix soil . Green Planet Nutes
        Mars Hydro
        Vortex in-line 6" fan

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        • Canuck147
          Canuck147 commented
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          Read up and Nebula says later in flowering.

          Anybody else grow it?

        • SoOrbudgal
          SoOrbudgal commented
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          never grew LSD auto

        #22
        Took the girls out to the kitchen sink for watering - gets a bit warmer I'll take them outside.

        Bruce was the tallest at 3.5 inches - couldn't find the tape measure with metric sorry Captain - other 2 were at 3 inches

        Started with plain water and last watering had a smattering of nutes - today they got full strength nutes. One of the girls had her first single leaves snipped off- they were looking ugly.

        I know I said I wipe the tent down every time I take them out - discussions ensued and we all decided that 2 days ago we wiped the tent down really good - so we'll work on cleaning it once a week instead.

        Pics are taken before watering and I'll be back in a few days when t he LST begins. Hopefully topping as well.

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        ​​​​​​3 X 3 gorilla. Promix soil . Green Planet Nutes
        Mars Hydro
        Vortex in-line 6" fan

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        • CaptainWiese91
          CaptainWiese91 commented
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          No need for sorry my friend. They look good.
          I always enjoy seeing your auto grows to be honest.

        #23
        I have been away for a bit as I didn't want to ruffle any feathers or confuse anyone. Me and Myself just slept. We and All did the chores. Number 6 wants to join in but None and It objected. Everyone loves your little girls!
        Started 9/9/21: 2nd grow: Hawaii Sativa MAUI auto x 3
        Finished Grow: Critical Mass photo - fem x 3 plus 1 clone same
        Medium: FF Coco Loco plus 30% Perlite in 5 gal cloth bags
        Space: 30x48x62 DIY cabinet lined w/space blankets
        Lighting: Bloomspect SS1000 Quantum board x 3 - 300 watts actual draw total
        Soil Supplements: Worm Castings, Guano, Crab Shell, Oyster Shell, Neem and Karanja Meal, Volcanic Basalt Dust (for minerals), Recharge root micros, ACV for organic pH down as my filtered tap water runs over 7.5 pH
        Ventilation: Vipospar 4" Exhaust Fan w/RH controller, 12" Carbon Scrubber
        Reptile Humidifier/Fogger w/same RH controller, bottom intake fan, 6" heater
        Cabinet on screen porch. N AZ @ 4000 ft.
        Old hippies never go away, they just
        Grow Their Own

        My salute to all who have served
        Semper Fidelis!

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          #24
          Looks like they enjoyed the nutrients.


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          Mars Hydro
          Vortex in-line 6" fan

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          • SoOrbudgal
            SoOrbudgal commented
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            Boy they sure show growth quickly

          • bboyfromwayback
            bboyfromwayback commented
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            Do you always use 2 gallon pots for indoor autos? I haven’t found my happy place with autos yet.

          • Canuck147
            Canuck147 commented
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            Always 2 gallons - try and limit their size a bit.

          #25
          Bruce is working on node 6 - the 2 others 1 node behind. Not topping today - but - did start LST on Bruce. Removed the first nodes branches as well as the second nodes fan leaves - easier to attempt the training with them out of the way.

          After this little chop - chop I'll see how she reacts - then off with her head.


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          Mars Hydro
          Vortex in-line 6" fan

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          • CaptainWiese91
            CaptainWiese91 commented
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            Looking good !
            They loved the nutrients alright

          #26
          I see they are growing fast.
          Light: Viparspectra P2000, Viparspectra P1500, Viparspectra XS2000, KingLed 1500
          Medium: organic, Fafard perlite, Fafard Urban Garden organic mix, Organic compost shrimps.
          Nutrients: Alaskan Fish, Advanced Nutrients Big Bud, Advanced Nutrients Ancient Earth, Advanced Nutrients Sensi Cal Mag Xtra
          Seeds: 9 GG#4 autos, 9 Amnesia Haze autos
          Grow room : 8X12X10, 2 industrial fans, 1 dehumidifier, 1 Vivosun carbon filter & controller
          And trying to grow Mexican landraces in the Yucatan. Well why not eh !! https://forum.growweedeasy.com/core/...lies/smile.png

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          • Farmbuck
            Farmbuck commented
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            So tell me they can be topped right ? Photos I don't have any issues but autos I'm curious.

          • Canuck147
            Canuck147 commented
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            Topping at the sixth is impending.

          • jamesphoto
            jamesphoto commented
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            I'm a new grower. 2nd grow inside a 2x2x4 tent. Growing autos as well. Following advice given here I top at the 5th. So far no issues at all. All my plants are healthy before topping. I'm in Michigan (legal state) so it's a fun hobby.

          #27
          I just removed 2 fans on 2 plants that are very healthy autos. But they have short bud site stems so i don't want those yet to LST i may not at all ? Hey Canuck147 is it OK to talk about our autos were doing on this thread, maybe you can answer some things? Do ya wanna ?
          Smoke Ganja create Peace Respect Nature don't trash the Planet

          Soil grower with coco/perlite mixed in
          indoor/outdoor grower
          1 36"x36"x66" tent- Viparspectra P2500
          1 3x3x6 tent- used in late spring for seedlings both veggies & weed. I have 2 viparspectar 450r for that tent.
          I use a t-5 & 54watt CFL for seedlings
          Sometimes i use plastic sometimes i use fabric grow containers
          Currently using fish/guano during veg growth & FF Grow Big 6-4-4 teens to bloom. Once i see pre-flower i switch to
          Age Old Organics Bloom 5-10-5

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          • Canuck147
            Canuck147 commented
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            Ask away - invite anyone.

          • Canuck147
            Canuck147 commented
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            Give those shorts shoots a few days and they'll be ready - probably similar to the pic above - third mode stems are too short for the LST yet.

          #28
          Bruce was topped today - Cookies and Lucy are still a bit behind. The way Bruce is growing tells me she was a good candidate for topping. Now Lucy has nodes growing very close together - tells me if I top her she just may be indignant enough to stop growing vertically altogether. I have grown 9 inch tall autoflowers in the past - although they do get bushy - but difficult to train cuz my fat fingers get in my way sometimes.
          ​​​​​​3 X 3 gorilla. Promix soil . Green Planet Nutes
          Mars Hydro
          Vortex in-line 6" fan

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          • grouchyoldman
            grouchyoldman commented
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            Not gonna bother with a pic, but I've got a BBanner and a GGlue seedling stretching their heads up into the light. A Girl Scout just poked her helmet haid above soil too. All Autos. Bruce is insanely Leggy, like three inches tall and 1/32" wide! Following your progress intently Canuck147.

            Post a pic of Bruce topped?

          • Canuck147
            Canuck147 commented
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            okay - I'll see what I can do.
            How far away is your light?

          #29
          Snipped off no more than 1/4 inch of growth in topping Bruce


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          Mars Hydro
          Vortex in-line 6" fan

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          • JeffInCanada
            JeffInCanada commented
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            This is great! Step by step, thanks!

          • Canuck147
            Canuck147 commented
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            already chopped off the first node.

          • SoOrbudgal
            SoOrbudgal commented
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            Looking good at least your working with real good genetics sure plays a big part.

          #30
          It'll be interesting to see what an auto Bruce does before it's mature. I've grown photo Bruce before and it took over the whole tent and blocked the lights for other varieties. Luckily, it produced well enough to placate me.
          Project Murcott:
          4x4 tent, Platinum LED P4-XML2. Four female Crockett's Tangies in coco for seed.

          Project Deuxberry:
          3x3 tent, Platinum P300 LED. Four Dutch Passion Blueberries in coco for seed. Three females, one male. Harvested and drying.

          Coco/Perlite/worm castings/mycorrhizae mix.
          Megacrop for seeded grows, Down-To-Earth dry amendments for regular grows.

          Coconut Grove: Vegging Super Lemon Haze, Purple Kush, Peyote Z-----z, Pineapple Express, Wedding Cake and Alien Technology fem photos in new 4x4 tent under new Platinum P4-XML2 LED.

          Nursery: 32"x32" tent with T-5 fluorescent panel. Photo seedlings waiting their turn: G-13, Purple Urkle, Sweet Zombie, Cloud Walker, Chocolate Mint OG, Romulan plus Cheese Auto, Magnum Auto and four BC Mangos for Project Ambika

          On deck: BC Mango plus assorted feminized seeds. Have over 1000 homegrown Ghost Train Haze seeds and hundreds of Skunk #1 available for trade.

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