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    STONINGTON BLEND- It doesn't get any easier than this- I HOPE

    Click image for larger version  Name:	IMG_0313.jpg Views:	0 Size:	1.17 MB ID:	527736Click image for larger version  Name:	IMG_0314.jpg Views:	0 Size:	1.11 MB ID:	527737First time using STONINGTON BLEND-

    The setup:

    strain: Mexican Airlines auto- Fast buds via Seedsman (2019)
    STONINGTON BLEND
    direct plant method (signature germbag) into 5 gallon vivosun fabric pot.

    TAP water- as needed- TDS around 36ppm-pH 5.8-6.0 last tested a month ago- leave out for 2 days before use

    lights: Optic 1XL and RapidLED 100w in the tent
    Currently under the Optic 1XL

    4x2x6 tent shared with SweetNurse CBD @ 4weeks
    seed emerged on July 25th.

    Plan- do nothing except water-
    It's all bullshit - until you smoke it!

    KISS @ Dry/Cure:
    https://forum.growweedeasy.com/forum...-kiss-dry-cure


    Staged Harvest:
    https://forum.growweedeasy.com/forum...e-in-the-wings



    Grow Journals:

    #3, Window Sill Grow - auto:
    http://forum.growweedeasy.com/forum/...nic-soil-24-7g

    #4, KISS grow- Girl Scout Cookies- auto:
    https://forum.growweedeasy.com/forum...ies-autoflower

    #2
    Looking good there, dig those little grow bags.
    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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    • Weed Pharma
      Weed Pharma commented
      Editing a comment
      Germination bags make a difference!

    #3
    I switched to Stonington blend with my last grow. It's really nice soil. I didn't add anything (nutes) during veg and started adding them during the second week of flower. Its kinda pricey but totally worth it. Looking forward to seeing those grow out for ya!
    5x5 Gorilla tent
    Spectrum King SK402 - 2× Optic XL1
    Infinity T8 exhaust fan
    Technaflora nutes
    Nectar of the Gods soil

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    • Weed Pharma
      Weed Pharma commented
      Editing a comment
      With autoflowers you should be able to get through the entire grow without nutes.
      I selected a sativa heavy strain as they require much less nutes during flower- I will only add nuites if a deficiency happens!
      Others have reused Stonington Blend for a second autoflower grow.

    • PLreef
      PLreef commented
      Editing a comment
      Thats was my case. I started seeing deficiencies. The bounced back well when I added nutes. I also found it helpful to add a few cups of fresh soil and top dress with it every 2 weeks.

    • Weed Pharma
      Weed Pharma commented
      Editing a comment
      PLreef, the other plant is in flower and showed pH issues and Cal/Mag deficiency today- added Cal/Mag with a dose of bloom nutes while I was at it!
      Thanks for the heads up.
      Last edited by Weed Pharma; 07-31-2021, 10:43 AM. Reason: spelling

    #4
    i like your little watering rings Weed Pharma ! Are they from amazon Thanks! Happy Pharming! Those would work well in a scrog.
    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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    • Weed Pharma
      Weed Pharma commented
      Editing a comment
      Those were available at my local grow store, but can be found on Amazon under "drip flow rings".

    • Cloud
      Cloud commented
      Editing a comment
      I like those as well lmao now I need 12. I hand water twice a day.

    #5
    Yes, where did you get the watering rings? Those would make life so much easier in my cramped tent...

    I love Stonington soil. The only other amendments I use are liquid squid (after 3 months) and maybe some additional myco. The only problem has become suddenly finding it around here...
    ****tent (2x4) and large light (Relassy 300W LED) is in storage for now until I can solve some household electrical issues****

    CoM Stonington Blend soil, distilled water; Liquid Squid amendment if needed, molasses for flowering

    "I'm making perfect sense. You're just not keeping up."

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    • Weed Pharma
      Weed Pharma commented
      Editing a comment
      They can be found on Amazon under "drip flow rings", if yout grow store doesn't stock them.

    #6
    Tent ranges : RH 43%-62% and Temps 75f-86f currently RH 59% and 75f (lights out)
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    I will be increasing water pH: They recommed adding water at pH 6.5-7.0.
    It's all bullshit - until you smoke it!

    KISS @ Dry/Cure:
    https://forum.growweedeasy.com/forum...-kiss-dry-cure


    Staged Harvest:
    https://forum.growweedeasy.com/forum...e-in-the-wings



    Grow Journals:

    #3, Window Sill Grow - auto:
    http://forum.growweedeasy.com/forum/...nic-soil-24-7g

    #4, KISS grow- Girl Scout Cookies- auto:
    https://forum.growweedeasy.com/forum...ies-autoflower

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      #7
      RH- 44%-54% - Temps 73f-81f - lights 20/4
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      I have moved the seedling under the rapidLED @ 50%. @ 24"
      I believe the yellowish color is from too much- lights/nutrients (from Stonington)- temps

      Coast of Maine mentions, there may be too much nutients for the seedling and it may slow growth a bit- then rebounds.
      I picked a Sativa strain for low nutrient usage- but it also does not tolerate stress well- Backing off for awhile.

      For comparison - the plant on the left indica/CBD strain is thriving @ day #34 above ground and required a dose of bloom nutrients 3 days ago.
      It's all bullshit - until you smoke it!

      KISS @ Dry/Cure:
      https://forum.growweedeasy.com/forum...-kiss-dry-cure


      Staged Harvest:
      https://forum.growweedeasy.com/forum...e-in-the-wings



      Grow Journals:

      #3, Window Sill Grow - auto:
      http://forum.growweedeasy.com/forum/...nic-soil-24-7g

      #4, KISS grow- Girl Scout Cookies- auto:
      https://forum.growweedeasy.com/forum...ies-autoflower

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        #8
        Bounce Back in just 2 days
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ID:	529583 - new growth is rich green and the older growth looks to be darkening up.

        Continue with reduced stress environment for a few days.
        It's all bullshit - until you smoke it!

        KISS @ Dry/Cure:
        https://forum.growweedeasy.com/forum...-kiss-dry-cure


        Staged Harvest:
        https://forum.growweedeasy.com/forum...e-in-the-wings



        Grow Journals:

        #3, Window Sill Grow - auto:
        http://forum.growweedeasy.com/forum/...nic-soil-24-7g

        #4, KISS grow- Girl Scout Cookies- auto:
        https://forum.growweedeasy.com/forum...ies-autoflower

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          #9
          -----BORING----

          plant seems to be 3-5 days delayed, but growing OK.

          I will post pics after lolipop/top - first of the week.

          sativa's are topped only if they are experiencing healthy growth- also they don't like/need defoliation, which makes it a good candidate for the "just water it" grow.
          It's all bullshit - until you smoke it!

          KISS @ Dry/Cure:
          https://forum.growweedeasy.com/forum...-kiss-dry-cure


          Staged Harvest:
          https://forum.growweedeasy.com/forum...e-in-the-wings



          Grow Journals:

          #3, Window Sill Grow - auto:
          http://forum.growweedeasy.com/forum/...nic-soil-24-7g

          #4, KISS grow- Girl Scout Cookies- auto:
          https://forum.growweedeasy.com/forum...ies-autoflower

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          • SoOrbudgal
            SoOrbudgal commented
            Editing a comment
            Yep it's like watching my outdoor grow zzzzzzzzzzz then yipeee i see flowering.

          #10
          SoOrbudgal hahaha same thing happened to me. First time doing outdoors wasn’t sure what to expect and wasn’t keeping track staying busy with the indoor garden. @weedpharma that is a nice set up there. Like someone already said looks ideal for a Scrog.

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            #11
            <comment insignificant, deleted>
            Last edited by Puglover1; 08-17-2021, 06:19 PM. Reason: unnecessary
            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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              #12
              This plant is doing well- Day #21 above ground and it appears to be lagging about 3 days. (which is 10% of the veg time for auto's).
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ID:	531098 Lolipop and top-
              Back into the tent: LED at 23" and 100% brightness under the Chilledlogic.

              Autoflowers stretch/flower based on plant maturity and should begin in a 7-10 days.


              Plan: continue with doing nothing- Just water it !
              It's all bullshit - until you smoke it!

              KISS @ Dry/Cure:
              https://forum.growweedeasy.com/forum...-kiss-dry-cure


              Staged Harvest:
              https://forum.growweedeasy.com/forum...e-in-the-wings



              Grow Journals:

              #3, Window Sill Grow - auto:
              http://forum.growweedeasy.com/forum/...nic-soil-24-7g

              #4, KISS grow- Girl Scout Cookies- auto:
              https://forum.growweedeasy.com/forum...ies-autoflower

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                #13
                Where did you get that blue watering ring?

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                • Puglover1
                  Puglover1 commented
                  Editing a comment
                  Amazon under "drip flow rings".

                #14
                Lolipop/top has not slowed her down-
                the plant continues to grow at a rate of 1" per day
                -keeping the LED at 24" for a few days and then let it grow into the flowering LED distance of 18"
                It's all bullshit - until you smoke it!

                KISS @ Dry/Cure:
                https://forum.growweedeasy.com/forum...-kiss-dry-cure


                Staged Harvest:
                https://forum.growweedeasy.com/forum...e-in-the-wings



                Grow Journals:

                #3, Window Sill Grow - auto:
                http://forum.growweedeasy.com/forum/...nic-soil-24-7g

                #4, KISS grow- Girl Scout Cookies- auto:
                https://forum.growweedeasy.com/forum...ies-autoflower

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                  #15
                  THE CLAW: beginings of Nitrogen toxicity?

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                  I have been watering more than usual, as Coast of Maine suggested keeping Stonington Blend wet. I will skip next watering (tomorrow) and give it a chance to dry out.

                  Also, moved plant away from reflective tent side and redirected the fan- excessive transpiration (especially in hot soil) can bring too much Nitrogen to the leaves.


                  Plan- do nothing else, for the rest of this week.
                  It's all bullshit - until you smoke it!

                  KISS @ Dry/Cure:
                  https://forum.growweedeasy.com/forum...-kiss-dry-cure


                  Staged Harvest:
                  https://forum.growweedeasy.com/forum...e-in-the-wings



                  Grow Journals:

                  #3, Window Sill Grow - auto:
                  http://forum.growweedeasy.com/forum/...nic-soil-24-7g

                  #4, KISS grow- Girl Scout Cookies- auto:
                  https://forum.growweedeasy.com/forum...ies-autoflower

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