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  • BU2B
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    Looks like the fun run is on. But I think you’re wrong. I “upgraded” to hydro for a reason 😇

  • TOKABIGONE
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    It's all over but the stoning now! (no not rocks, lol!) Although some of the buds are firm like rocks! Final tally comes in at right at 3 oz from the cola tops and about 2.5 from the second harvest so i came close to my hoped for harvest weight of 6 oz total. It's all in jars now with 62 Boveda and tiny hygrometers to monitor RH. About half way thru cure I will switch out to 58 Boveda for long term storage as I believe it smokes better in that range. All in this has been a fun and interesting grow during which I learned a lot more than I did on my fist grow of photos! These autos grow so damn fast thru veg you can see the effects of anything you do within hours or at least by the next morning!

    If you've followed this far you know that I did my first try with a sorta Super Soil as I left out several necessary elements however it was good enough to support a healthy microbial colony which in turn regulated my pH so I never had to check or adjust it. I used plain filtered tap water and fed with worm castings tea, molasses and Alaska Salmon emulsion at the start of flower at 3.5 weeks and the stretch was amazing to me. 8 inches of growth in less than a week is very good IMHO! All of that sudden growth then turned into 6-7 inch fat colas!

    Going forward in my next grow My super soil will have several of the missing nutes added to make it very like the Clackamas Coots recipe except that I use a coir base rather than Canadian Sphagnum peat moss as it is a more environmentally sound renewable resource while the CSPM is not and is disappearing rapidly. This grow I started with Coco Loco as It already had several of the Coots elements added in but I increased the castings and perlite plus volcanic dust for minerals. Yesterday I dumped the pots on the floor and am adding 10% more castings plus crab meal. kelp meal, oyster shell, gypsum, azomite, langbionite and humic acid, Plain water only until three weeks then start the teas mentioned above. All of these address specific plant needs which hopefully will result in very healthy plants which produce heavy buds and potent smoke!

    I was planning on starting my landrace seed chase for the old Sativa strains but things changed so Jan 2nd (new moon) BU2B and I will be dropping Purple Bubba Indica seeds for a grow challenge being in his hydro and my soil. I don't plan on doing a full on grow journal but both of us will report progress from time to time. I don't think I can achieve a PPP but will work on it. IMO however, the quality and taste from soil will prevail! Grow forth and have some fun!

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  • UndergroundFarmer
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    Oh yes....the joy of finally getting to drop more seeds! Buying from Europe gets to be a pain in the ass especially when there are such good genetics to be had from the states that were early adopters of legal weed. Nice job getting that much from autos! I might play around with the few auto seeds I've got left by putting them outside next April or so. The thrill of home grown eventually fades but then there's always dispensary weed to remind me of how good I've got it. I shall now partake a bit of my own harvest in your honor.

  • Farmbuck
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    Congratulations sir on your first and hope not your last autos grow, They are auto-fun to grow hey ? Mine are all jarred up and my dry weight is 21.5 ounces in total including the Beast. Yeah I wish I could say I'm escaping the harsh Canadian winter for Yucatan but our stupid Prime Minister is imposing more bloody rules for entering the country. WTF it's easier for others to enter Canada than a Canadian !!! Go figure !! Now it's 50/50 so if I can't then I'll start a photo grow in February.

    Again TOKABIGONE well done !

  • TOKABIGONE
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    It is finished! Power is off, Cabinet is dark. First harvest is going in the jar and second will sit dark a couple days then cut and hang. Cloudy now but still not much amber which suits me fine. The larger gal has a little purple in the leaves. Night time temps were at 60 degrees.

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    What's next? Clean up the cabinet and dump the soil on the floor to mix in fresh amendments and repot. I want to start my regulars for seed but they come from GB or Spain and I hate dealing with that.

    Took down hanging buds to jar up w/Boveda and a small hygrometer to monitor pH. Total dry weight was about half what I hoped but as we all say, I can do better. I'm confident of that as I know my diy soil mix was missing a few important nutes. They never exhibited any real issues with a vivid medium green all over throughout. 2 very diff phenos of Auto Maui. Size, structure, growth rate, color were all different. I THINK they were both same strain but will never know. Buying seed online sucks as I hear a lot about poor quality control in packaging and shipping. Soon I will get to the point where it will behoove me to grow my own from my own! I violated a lot of the rules during this grow such as never checking pH cuz I knew it was taken care of. And topping plus lst which is supposed to be a no no. Also going forward my focus will be photo landrace strains with an occasional auto thrown in the back for flavor. I'll report a final dry weight when ready. Thanks to everybody involved on GWE for all the info, advise and encouragement through all of it! I'll be back! Farmbuck it has been a really fun grow. Thanks for your encouragement! It was a time filler for me until the heat cooled off to start my photos. You are gonna run away to Mexico...Maybe if they unlock the gates! I can't wait to drop seeds again!

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  • TOKABIGONE
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    Thank you sir! Actually in the middle of the night I couldn't sleep cuz both arms were so sore. They are feeling better now. Don't worry, I won't break my arm patting. I have a ways to go for that. Maybe with your continued tutelage, lol!

  • BU2B
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    Congratulations on your first ever auto grow my friend. Vax coming up for us soon. I hope your sore arm isn’t the one you use to pat yourself on the back. Nice Job!

  • Puglover1
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    TOKABIGONE Glad you got shot! I think my booster is still largely sitting in the muscle. Hardly much effect and it feels swollen still, same arm but different spot. I hate to tell a nurse where to give a shot but this was not typical. They wanna give me the flu shot, the pneumonia shot, I wanna know why I got rhabdomyolysis first. I refuse flu shots, pneumonia I'll wait until I get today's chest CT report. Glad you're feeling OK, you have plant bottoms to nurture.

  • Bowhunterwoody
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    Congrats on the boost. Had mine on Thursday. All good.

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  • TOKABIGONE
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    I'm having an issue with uploading pics to my laptop so none for this update. The first harvest is drying nicely in my little bathroom where I can keep the temp in the 60's and RH mid 40's with my swamp cooler on periodically so much more controlled dry than last time when they went crispy overnite. The second harvest got a feeding because the leaves are still about 1/2 green. Trics are mostly all cloudy but still little amber so I'm just being patient with them a few more days. I'm in soil so I won't flush, just one more water and chop. There's more weight there!
    Oh and the bigger one is showing some color, just a hint of purple and tan mix. Tent temp is at 60 degrees at nite and lights are still 24/0. I'm thinking to put them dark for a couple days before I cut the rest. I want to get the first harvest in the jar before I cut these to hang.

    I'm boosted and flu proofed today! Flu is sore, covid nothing.
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  • TOKABIGONE
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    Puglover1 Hi, I got shot today twice! Covid in left, flu in right. The right one is sore and the covid is fine.

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ID:	548896 Here's a few more harvest shots and the ladies growing ever onward I hope. There is still some viable green growth at the bottom but I don't think there's a way to reveg an auto. I wish I had seeds from the larger pheno. That is a great plant!

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  • TOKABIGONE
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    Pugs I'm glad you got your booster. I will be soon but I'm 35 miles from town so I have to plan a town trip around availability. If we could convince the idiot resisters to be vac we could defeat this menace in 6 months!

  • Puglover1
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    Toka, Yup, I saw that in your tent. I did that while drying my pitiful autos in the attached bathroom, it really helped with the RH compared to my first bathroom drying experience, both included a cool mist humidifier. (I got my booster vax yesterday afternoon, slept last evening, sweating today, just being lazy)

  • TOKABIGONE
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    Hi Pugs, I do that in my tent because it can get bone dry in there and a humidifier can only do so much.

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