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    #61
    What the heck Canuck, go Full Monty and drop one of those little bboyfromwayback scrog screens on top!

    You've clearly got command of these autos enough to train them under the screen and it should be less stressful than additional LST anyways. Set a Little 18"x18" grid at leaf level & just keep tuckin shoots under the screen till they won't let you anymore?

    Everyone bitches about how "Fast" autos are, but you've shown that they can be trained without problems. And you're obviously babysitting these little ones assiduously.

    Great experiment, Never seen it done before...
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    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!

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    • Canuck147
      Canuck147 commented
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      No scrog - I like being able to take my plants out of the tent - not having them held down where it's nearly impossible to trim.

    • bboyfromwayback
      bboyfromwayback commented
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      I tried to scrog my last autos and I removed the screen after a week. Once autos start to flower the get hard really quick so the screen was holding them back. The tomato ring on its own made itself useful to keep everything spread out

    #62
    2 Amnesia haze auto,1 sickly dark devil auto, 3 la berry fruita females won't use outdoor for autos again in winter to difficult for me to keep temps up in a screen in patio. 40f on temp gage in the tent it's 60f. Also won't use the folgers cont. anymore unless i have dwarf seeds. Had not trained any do to enviornment.
    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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      #63
      I definitely want to see auto training. So far, out of my dozen or so autos, I have accidently broke the top off of 2 around 3 to 4 weeks grow. One went one to produce massive flowers, one just couldn't really recover. So my interest is piqued. I also have questions on WPM. I am in Missouri. Grow outside and you'll have some form of mildew at some point due to high humidity here and tons of mold and mildew spores everywhere. But indoors it has never been an issue. I am wondering if control of the reasons you have wpm wouldn't be better than sprays. Like complete tear down and clean everything with bleach, sorry if I came on board late and missed that detail, for me I have to do it every 6 months, it has made a difference. Looking forward to seeing how flowers turn out
      I bet Bob Marley's mansion
      has a garden in the back
      Where he's growing something special
      Some celestial homemade hash
      we'll sit down on his front porch
      And listen to the angels band
      Until then I'll sing I'll fly away with a fat onefin my hand

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      • Canuck147
        Canuck147 commented
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        Tent broken down and cleaned with bleach - did that - but I'll keep wiping it down every chance I get. I don't accidently lose the tops of my plants - I deliberatley cut them off

      #64
      They're doing so well with the full strength nutes we decided to water and feed them with the same nutes. They all lost a few leaves.

      Lucy


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      • SoOrbudgal
        SoOrbudgal commented
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        Looking much better than my auto grow these are reg. seeds and not real good luck with getting fems. Out of 4 i got 2 males and 1 looking male maybe 1 female. I should of just tossed them wasted time not doing fems. La berry fruita 6 seed replacements 4 more males.

      • JeffInCanada
        JeffInCanada commented
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        Very nice work!

      • CaptainWiese91
        CaptainWiese91 commented
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        What a progress! I’ve been away for some weeks.
        Looking really good

      #65
      Nothing like training practice on males LOL figures. Not tossed yet but 2 more days all should show there sex better.
      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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      • SoOrbudgal
        SoOrbudgal commented
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        Sorry for the crappy pics can't get good closeups blurry

      • Canuck147
        Canuck147 commented
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        It's all good

      #66
      Something I've been meaning to tell my girls - courtesy of that Canadian Hoser = Mike Myers - "Take off eh" - which is also the polite Canadian way of telling someone to f-off
      ​​​​​​3 X 3 gorilla. Promix soil . Green Planet Nutes
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      • SoOrbudgal
        SoOrbudgal commented
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        Love that phrase

      • JeffInCanada
        JeffInCanada commented
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        Take off eh, ya hoser....go get yourself some beer and back bacon. Watch some hockey eh...chug, chug. chug some of that sweet sweet maple syrup. Have a draw, puff, puff. Screech you in out in Newfoundland. All good bro

      • Canuck147
        Canuck147 commented
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        Party on Jeff
        Party on Garth.

      #67
      Here is a comparison for the topped 00 kush auto, topped at day 30 and now at day 34.
      Apologies for the burples!

      2X4X6 Quictent
      1.5x3x5 Gorilla tent
      600w LED (80)
      1000w LED (180)
      2 X Viparspectra P-1000
      2 X 4" fan with carbon filter ducted to unused boiler chimney
      6" battery/usb fans
      Mother Earth 70/30 coco/perlite
      GH trio with Calimagic
      Lung room humidifier
      3 and 5 gal plastic buckets Nebulas coco for autos nute schedule.
      ArmorSi, kelp when needed
      Running at pH 6.0

      Grow 3
      Northern Lights auto
      (Seedsman)
      auto 00 Kush
      (00Seeds)

      Grow 4 8/23
      2x Northern lights auto
      1 auto 00 Kush
      1 Critical photo


      Don't just "grow weed",
      Cultivate a masterpiece.

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      • Canuck147
        Canuck147 commented
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        Looks great.

      #68
      Group shot today - busy baking and cleaning - watered with a tea blend today - been re-setting their bindings twice a day - today they didn't need much resetting - me myself and I all think we got em right where we want em.


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      • SoOrbudgal
        SoOrbudgal commented
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        Hey those are looking great. And i got 3 females out of my reg. auto seeds blooming really helps on these tiny little pollen sacks i even tried with a huge magnifieing glass. I did'nt take time much for training on them, sorry Weed Master i will do much better next go on them. Branchs now are scary stiff i don't want to snap a bud site off LOL may make me cry cry.

      • Canuck147
        Canuck147 commented
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        Batting average just went up.

      #69
      here is sour diesel auto by seedsman. it was a freebie. well see how it handles being topped and mainlined. i think im try nebulas manifold style. i am also going to manifold one of my gorilla girl XL autos. seems to be a good strain for the training.
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      11th grow
      mimosa evo x orange punch x1
      layer cake x chocolate nightmare x1
      mimosa evo clones (monstercropped) x2
      dos-si-dos 33 clones x1
      red hot cookies clones x1
      strawberry mimosa evo x1
      12th grow
      layer cake x chocolate nightmare x 2
      mimosa evo x orange punch x2
      mimosa evo x1
      strawberry mimosa evo x1
      somango x 1
      strawberry banana auto x2

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        #70
        here is what i did this morning to my gorilla girl XL auto p1 (plant 1)

        i was going to do the manifold like nebula but there was an issue. one of the branches topped itself.
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        11th grow
        mimosa evo x orange punch x1
        layer cake x chocolate nightmare x1
        mimosa evo clones (monstercropped) x2
        dos-si-dos 33 clones x1
        red hot cookies clones x1
        strawberry mimosa evo x1
        12th grow
        layer cake x chocolate nightmare x 2
        mimosa evo x orange punch x2
        mimosa evo x1
        strawberry mimosa evo x1
        somango x 1
        strawberry banana auto x2

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          #71
          Took the kids outside for a group pic



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          • Catfish22
            Catfish22 commented
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            I've got a couple huge fan leaves that came from the last node below the topping site. I want to remove them to open up the bud sites underneath.

            My concern is will I have enough fans to go 7-8 more weeks in flower?

            Will the flowering stretch period also grow the existing fan leaves larger or are they as big as they are going to get?

            How many of the smaller fans that come out with the bud sites can be removed?

            Apologies, just stuff that has come up during this training experience.

          • Canuck147
            Canuck147 commented
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            I find with autoflowers the leaves grow back - they won't grow back late in flowering.

            I have no hesitations removing fan leaves.

          • Catfish22
            Catfish22 commented
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            Thanks, just thought I would check, I've read you have to be careful in late bloom because they don't grow back but I had not seen anything about flowering stretch.

            Time for a haircut!

          #72
          pics from yesterday - been raining for a few days and what do I spot on one leaf? Dreaded spot of WPM - cut that leaf off and today sprayed them with Defender Garden Fungicide by Safer's. Tent pic is after watering with full strength nutes and sprayed.

          They usually lose a few leaves everyday - but today we decided to leave the top fan leaves that are blocking a few bud sites- cuz it looks like maybe the underneath branches might grow out enough to get more light.



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          • Canuck147
            Canuck147 commented
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            Just gotta pay attention to one's grow. - doesn't bother me - I expect it to show up sometime. I've resigned myself long ago to losing 10% of every grow to some kind of mold or rot .
            WPM likes to show up during any wet weather.

          • Catfish22
            Catfish22 commented
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            Yeah it sucks when you see the conditions developing and there is not a dang thing you can do about it.

            At least we have remedies for most things but it sucks having to put anything on our plants after all we put in to them. You are an excellent grower though, I know you'll get it straight.

          • Canuck147
            Canuck147 commented
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            All those leaves I sprayed will eventually be trimmed off .

          #73
          Lucy here - after a slow start she's become the most fun to watch and LST. I'll see how many branches grow up from those branches I've been laying down - I topped her but something has grown up in the middle - go figure.



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          • Canuck147
            Canuck147 commented
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            I see in that pic above she's growing knuckles.

          • Catfish22
            Catfish22 commented
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            I've noticed that quite a few autos still retain that drive for apical dominance even after they are topped.

            I presume that is part of whatever Ruderalis genetics are present .

          • Canuck147
            Canuck147 commented
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            Ruderalis is what makes em shorter and automatically flower.

          #74
          Took the girls outside for watering and full strength nutes - looks like we're on to the next stage- flowering - my plants will do a bit of a stretch - but we've got their stage set now it's up to them to show me how much of a stretch - I would say Lucy could use a decent stretch - but we'll see.



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          • SoOrbudgal
            SoOrbudgal commented
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            Looking real healthy they sure do like your care. It really makes a difference understanding MJs likes and dislikes. Thanks Canuck

          • Canuck147
            Canuck147 commented
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            Thanks SoOrbudgal

          • CaptainWiese91
            CaptainWiese91 commented
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            How many days now ?

          #75
          Not bragging - but - i think I've got the right nutrients mixed into the correct soil mix that my cannabis plants thrive in. Just gotta watch out for bugs or other stuff
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