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    #16
    My personal preference is to switch to 1- 2 tbsp/gal unsulphured molasses (here is a good one IMHO) with water I pH down to around 6.0. I also hit it with a bit of CalMag. And IF the there is a lot of yellowing I will add a tiny bit of something with N in it. I find it lets me prolong the finish so they eat up all the other nutes.

    Since doing this, the ash in the bowl is much more white and there is a more complete burn of the flower. And as others have said - cuts significantly down on the harsh. I have never found that there is any "couchlock", myself, from letting it go longer. I find that the difference is that the flowers of the strain get an opportunity to more fully express themselves.

    Part of the art of the grow is in predicting when the time to start this phase of feeding/watering. IMO it is around two weeks from harvest, maybe even a bit earlier, which is probably why my own experience teaches me to add a touch of CalMag and N. But I will say starting earlier and letting them "finish", even if you start early, produces a superior cured smoke than feeding too much too deep into the harvest window.

    Once you get a few grows under your belt you will see it.


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      #17
      There is *NO* scientific evidence that flushing improves cure. Maybe it does. Nobody knows.

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        #18
        Are you sure they’re autos? I don’t grow them but after 6 weeks you shouldn’t be seeing a lot of bud by now..

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          #19
          As it says on the packet...
          600W LEDs (when growing indoors)
          70% John Innes #3 compost. 15% Perlite. 15% coir
          10 inch (3 gallon) pots


          "I can resist everything, except temptation"
          Oscar Wilde

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            #20
            https://www.rxgreentechnologies.com/...lushing-trial/
            Current Grow:
            https://forum.growweedeasy.com/forum...ew-grower-here

            Past threads:
            https://forum.growweedeasy.com/forum...plant-training

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            • JeffInCanada
              JeffInCanada commented
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              This is great...thanks for posting!!

            • PeterMatanzas
              PeterMatanzas commented
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              most excellent read. Thank you for sharing.

            • welshweed
              welshweed commented
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              That's flushed the whole flushing thing down the pan, then!

            #21
            oh for god's sake, I was talking to a grower today about @Mr.furley's article and she said some people were talking you need to add pineapple juice to the flush water. I don't know WTF is next, folks.

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            • SoOrbudgal
              SoOrbudgal commented
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              I hear ya PeterMatanzas why don't they just suck a piece of hard candy and puff on one? I'm keeping my weed smelling like weed, nice and greasy thick swirly smoke rings no perfume or funky shit .

            #22
            After that illuminating article from Mr.furley , I say fuck the flush. I'm going with the flow (of nutes)
            Been an interesting thread though! Thanks.
            ww
            600W LEDs (when growing indoors)
            70% John Innes #3 compost. 15% Perlite. 15% coir
            10 inch (3 gallon) pots


            "I can resist everything, except temptation"
            Oscar Wilde

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              #23
              With all due respect to Stephanie Wedryk, PhD, Director of R&D at Rx Green Technologies, my 14 day flush will be done by next Saturday at which time i will be chopping and trimming.

              Maybe she should have added a bit of unsulphured blackstrap to her flush, and a bit of calmag

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                #24
                Can I ask a favour of you billyboy and get you to post a couple of close-ups of your buds. It would be very useful for a first-time grower like me to see what buds look like two and half weeks before harvest.
                600W LEDs (when growing indoors)
                70% John Innes #3 compost. 15% Perlite. 15% coir
                10 inch (3 gallon) pots


                "I can resist everything, except temptation"
                Oscar Wilde

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                • billyboy
                  billyboy commented
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                  Happy to. I can find a few I am sure. 2 -1/2 week out I need to go to the grow archive as I am a few days from harvest on this grow. I'll get some together and post. Will be fun to look at some old grows and compare them.

                #25
                Here are a couple autos that are approx 2wks out.... The trics are mostly cloudy & the pistols are curling up & turning.
                Attached Files

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                  #26
                  Nice photos JDU
                  So - even though you've got about 50% red/brown pistels, you're still two weeks out from harvest? I thought that was about optimal.
                  600W LEDs (when growing indoors)
                  70% John Innes #3 compost. 15% Perlite. 15% coir
                  10 inch (3 gallon) pots


                  "I can resist everything, except temptation"
                  Oscar Wilde

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                  • JDU
                    JDU commented
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                    Thanks!
                    Me personally- even though I'm a sativa guy I don't like it too racey. Pistils n trics are good indicators that better growers than I rely on, but I like to wait until the purpleing & they don't feed as fast. Or at all.

                  #27
                  Autos i flush with unsulferated molasses last 2 wks. or call it a finale waterings with just molasess. I don't harvest till all cloudy trichs and 30% of the heads of trichs get amber. That's what i shoot for, else i look at the plant eating it self, draining the chlorophil/green out of it's leaf and i write down when i first see budlets.
                  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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                  #28
                  These pics were 15 days before harvest:

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                    #29
                    Lovely pics billyboy, and thanks - that's a great help to a novice like me.
                    600W LEDs (when growing indoors)
                    70% John Innes #3 compost. 15% Perlite. 15% coir
                    10 inch (3 gallon) pots


                    "I can resist everything, except temptation"
                    Oscar Wilde

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                    • billyboy
                      billyboy commented
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                      A couple of grows and you'll be here giving advice and guidance :-)

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