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    When you talk about the final push, are you looking for little clusters of bleach white fuzzy hairs forming on the buds red hairs? I'm getting those along with yellow/purple leaves but not seeing much amber. I've been flushing since last monday night, was planning on starting darkness tomorrow. Chop Friday
    DIY 4x12 Farmacy box w/2 4x4x6 grow areas
    TrolMaster HydroX runs the whole show
    Dual tank Co2 injection w/ rain tubing
    10000 btu thru the wall A/C / 5000 btu heater
    50 pint dehumidifier/ cool mist humidifier
    8" intake fan w/ hepa filter / 8" exhaust fan
    2 Timber Fatty-vs COB 950 watt draw fixtures
    w/ added 4 2ft T5 Pure UV bulbs on each fix.
    2 DIY Hybrid DWC 5 gal bubble bucket systems w/ 55 gal reservoirs w/ PH dosers
    2"x4"cyl.stones in buckets, 8"disk in reservoirs
    GH Flora series (entire line) + Orca
    Photo Grow #2 = Blue Dream and Black Widow

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    • BU2B
      BU2B commented
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      Smoklahoma yep, that’s exactly it. The final push will also help to fatten up your buds. Generally you will have 5-15% amber within 7-10 days from the time you first started seeing those little white tufts on buds that once looked finished. That is my preference. You can make buds ripen faster by increasing dark time to 14+ hours. Not recommended if you want the best harvest weight - but it is an option.

    Update 51: November 23, 2021
    Just had a peek at the girls after being out of town. Holy Moly are they getting dressed up for the ball! The fade is on - here are several shots from both plants:


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    Last edited by BU2B; 11-24-2021, 03:45 PM.
    "I can't stop thinking big, I can't stop thinking big. In a world where I feel so small. I can't stop thinking big." Caravan | RUSH
    GWE4ME

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      BRAVO Maestro, another Home Run!
      GWE is a better place for having you here!
      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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        "I can't stop thinking big, I can't stop thinking big. In a world where I feel so small. I can't stop thinking big." Caravan | RUSH
        GWE4ME

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          Update 52: 11.25.21 Week 8 day 4
          The girls are ready! 😃
          Harvest date set for Sunday November 28th 2021
          Two days of darkness starts with lights out on Friday.
          No pictures this update as they look pretty much as they did yesterday.
          Harvest photos will be posted Sunday afternoon or Monday, November 29th.
          "I can't stop thinking big, I can't stop thinking big. In a world where I feel so small. I can't stop thinking big." Caravan | RUSH
          GWE4ME

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            Update 53a: HARVEST DAY! Up first - Banana Kush
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            "I can't stop thinking big, I can't stop thinking big. In a world where I feel so small. I can't stop thinking big." Caravan | RUSH
            GWE4ME

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              Update 53b: HARVEST DAY! Next up - Chocolates Mint OG
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              "I can't stop thinking big, I can't stop thinking big. In a world where I feel so small. I can't stop thinking big." Caravan | RUSH
              GWE4ME

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              • Ckbrew
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                The man with the midas touch. Beautiful.

              Update 53c: HARVEST DAY!
              First time I’ve trimmed with the cannabrush so this will be a new experience for me. No leaves were removed during harvest in an effort to slow drying time - current local RH is about 22%.

              I tried to overestimate when bunching up branches to dry. I have 16 bundles per plant estimated to be over 1 oz each of flower when dry. With any luck I should be dry trimming right at 32 ounces in about a week.

              Each plant had too many branches for as short as they were and - live and learn (again), would have had more weight and fuller colas if there were less branches so light could have gotten more fully to flowering nodes. Not unhappy with the grow by any means - but just like at the beginning of the grow; I feel like I can do better!

              Dried and cured weight still to come …
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              Last edited by BU2B; 11-28-2021, 02:19 PM.
              "I can't stop thinking big, I can't stop thinking big. In a world where I feel so small. I can't stop thinking big." Caravan | RUSH
              GWE4ME

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              • Smoklahoma
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                Great looking harvest! I am seeing on my plants while cutting them down exactly what you have been telling me the whole grow. Cut off the lower buds and branches. I thought I cut off enough but now seeing I did not. If I leave the buds lower in the canopy that didn't get enough light, will they go ahead and ripen up some more even though they are in the dark?

              • BU2B
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                Smoklahoma IF you have a significant number of buds lower down that are not ready - you might want to consider a staged harvest as an option. Basically, remove branches down to where buds are unripe then continue with your 12/12 flowering schedule for a few more weeks while keeping an eye on your plants and letting them tell you when the remaining flowers are done. I find the better option is do what you thought you did and what I always intend to do; cull branches and leave your plants more open to light so that not only will flowers extend further down the branch but also be fuller and have a more of tendency to be done from top to bottom at about the same time.

              Good morning sir and congratulations on a fantastic harvest! Once again you prove it can be done! I watched the whole thing carefully and decided that maybe in ten years I'll figure out how you did it, lmao! You are indeed a Master Grower and I am very pleased to call you a friend! If NebulaHaze and SiriusFourside don't pick up on this as a trophy pic of the week they are missing a bet!
              Started 9/9/21: 2nd grow: Hawaii Sativa MAUI auto x 2 (had 1 no show)
              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, My filtered tap water runs over 7.5 pH but the soil will do my pH correction
              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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              • BU2B
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                Thanks TOKABIGONE - much appreciated, but honestly my grow is just one of many. For real droolworthy pictures I find the Show Your Grow forum more than worthy of a look through. Mr.furley has created an amazing showcase legacy for folks to show their wares and appreciate the love, effort and hard work of others.

              Update 54: November 29, 2021
              As I prepare to close out this journal I have a few closing thoughts. The plants are down, the tubs have been cleaned, the tent has been sterilized and the flowers are hanging. It's all pretty much in the rear-view mirror from here. All that can be done has been done, the buds won't get any riper, or stronger and the final yield isn't going to increase.

              A few have pointed out and wondered about what I have yet to perfect for each and every grow; and that is - HOW MANY BRANCHES ARE TOO MANY!?
              Even though I've been using my PPP method for a while and working out kinks while figuring out what works best for me AND the plant to produce the highest yield with the least amount of work - I just don't have a definitive answer for you on this one. Why? Each and every grow is different! Just because you grew the same strain before and it stretched to double it's height during flowering; thus allowing you to spread the branches out further and get light deeper into the flowering plant - There's NO guarantee that the next time you grow the strain it will do exactly the same thing. You simply 'have to' improvise. Which is why I say to use BU2B's PPP Method as a guideline NOT scripture. I can't help but think when I have 60+ branches that she's gonna do some stretching and I will be able to open her up, but there's honestly only ever the possibility of this happening. There is always a part of me that says everything is fine, when in reality I'd do better to look at the grow with fresh eyes every time I see it. Easier said than done. It's a debate you will have with yourself on every plant, Should they Stay or should they Go BUT we all know, the longer they stay, the harder they are to go (for good or bad.)

              Same strain, different grow, different phenotype and you may get different results.

              With all of that said, here's what I 'KNOW': BU2B's PPP Method WILL give you the tools to do exactly what it's purpose is; to give the average grower who grow indoors regardless of growing medium, environment or skill the guidelines to be able to consistently average 16oz's or 450g per plant.

              As always my hope is that if you use the PPP Method that you share the info with other growers. If you find improvement that can give you the same results with less work OR even better, better results - or give growers other options of implementing this method PLEASE share those too! I'd appreciate if you would let me know of any updates or suggestions that you think would be useful to pass on, but it's NOT a requirement or prerequisite of use.

              Happy Pharming!
              Last edited by BU2B; 11-29-2021, 09:28 PM.
              "I can't stop thinking big, I can't stop thinking big. In a world where I feel so small. I can't stop thinking big." Caravan | RUSH
              GWE4ME

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              • TOKABIGONE
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                Wow my brother, thank you so much for this great gift in pdf format! It is happily enshrined now in my files. One of these days when I get a new printer I am going to print it and have you autograph it for me...seriously! You should file your copywrite on this because someone will use it perhaps in a way you don't like. You do hold the rights to it for now but unless filed that will expire in one year. Fairly cheap process.

              6%%$@#!#@ YG@&6!! I just figured out why you don't opt for dry trimming if you live somewhere with very low humidity. Went in to check flowers to see how dry they were... OH, they're dry alright! Damn and Drats! I hope I get 8 oz off of the two plants. What's there looks and smells great but far more having any substantial weight left. May as well fess up now... you're gonna find out sooner or later. Damn it I'm upset with me... DUMB, De, DUMB! DUMB!!

              A few years ago my sister-in-laws significant other was stationed overseas as paramedic with the U.N. One night while we sitting at her house, the wife and I hear... WTF!? and look up to see what's going on just in time to hear her repeating what SO had just sent her in a text .... "Decided to go out and check out the local night life. Went to a bar, I was mugged by 6 dwarves! NOT HAPPY! I think that sums it up pretty well, but I'm not laughing this time.
              Last edited by BU2B; 11-30-2021, 04:55 AM.
              "I can't stop thinking big, I can't stop thinking big. In a world where I feel so small. I can't stop thinking big." Caravan | RUSH
              GWE4ME

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              • bboyfromwayback
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                Once in jars a piece of a tortilla will bring them back to life in a couple days.

              Throw them in a box with a few leaves of lettuce for a day. Will moisten back up. Did the same with forum stomper. Didn't miss a beat on the cure.

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                Oh man my brother, that really sucks and I have a small idea of what you feel right now as this is exactly what happened to me on first grow. All was peachy until the humidity fell to the floor and they were brittle in 2 days. It is what we deal with in N AZ! I immediately jarred them with 62 Boveda packs and they recovered in a day to 62%. This is why I queried you about humidity control in drying. It is a bigger issue during dry time than grow time IMO. I have a small 2nd bath with a shower/tub so this time I will hang in there with a digital RH controller set at 62% and as I have a swamp cooler I can close all vents except that room which helps with RH. They will stay there for a full week then into jars with 62 Boveda thru cure and switch to 58 Boveda after cure for long term. For me the smoke is better at 58 rather than 62.

                Sorry that's my long winded way of saying get them into jars now with 62 packs and small hygrometers and cure as usual. Hopefully you will be surprised. It feels crushing but it's not defeat. There is more moisture left in them than you might think at this point. Good luck my friend!
                Last edited by TOKABIGONE; 11-30-2021, 01:47 PM.
                Started 9/9/21: 2nd grow: Hawaii Sativa MAUI auto x 2 (had 1 no show)
                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, My filtered tap water runs over 7.5 pH but the soil will do my pH correction
                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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                  That really sucks man. I've heard the suggestions already given here and they all are standard fixes. I'll throw this out there. Back in the day people used to steam weed they sold just to increase weight. We are talking about brown ditch weed here. Idk if it will work for your situation, but worth a try. Start with a small batch. After it has taken on some moisture, re-dry to desired specs. Hope this helps. If all else fails I see some fine dry ice hash in your future. Hang in there friend.
                  Don't worry, be happy, grow sticky buds.

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                    Final result - here it is. I was hoping for 12 oz’s of flower from the two plants. That didn’t happen but I do have a huge pile of some of the sweetest stickiest cannabis dust I’ve seen in a while

                    Change of plans on gifts…. I hope everyone likes edibles 😂

                    I think I’m getting pretty close to making all the mistakes one can in one lifetime. I’m hoping this means I’m pretty much golden on the next one - lol
                    BK 146.3g/5.2 oz. CMOG 118.7g/4.2 oz. SugarLeaf & popcorn buds 97.4g/3.4 oz. 12oz total for the grow 👎
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                    "I can't stop thinking big, I can't stop thinking big. In a world where I feel so small. I can't stop thinking big." Caravan | RUSH
                    GWE4ME

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                    • Puglover1
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                      Looks good to me. I'd rather have someone else bake for me, too. I know it wasn't your plan but that picture sure looks fine. You could rehydrate some bud if your giftees are picky.

                    • BU2B
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                      Personally - I’m blaming HobbitGDF everything was going fine until he prognosticated a dry weight damn close to the actual final result! 😆
                      Last edited by BU2B; 11-30-2021, 10:49 PM.

                    • Smoklahoma
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                      I know it wasn't what you were going for but it sure looks like a nice pile of taystee cannabis to me. Same thing happened to me last grow. This time I'm drying in the grow room.

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