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1st Grow Attempt - AK-47 and Dream Queen/Bubba Kush

pototoy

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Not really sure how start this out, so I guess i'll start by saying "hello!".

I'm new to the site, but have skimmed through various grows and found answers to many of my questions throughout the forums, so thank you to all of the people who take the time to help new people like myself.

This grow is mainly for my older brother who has his green card here in WA, so with his paperwork and written permission, I'm able to grow for him legally since he doesn't have the means to do so for himself.

I started this grow on 4-17-2013, so i'm a little late to the forum to write everything as i go along, but i've taken pictures of the plants nearly every night since then, and recorded when I watered them, what kind/how many neuts i've added to the water.

# of plants we started with: 6. 3 Ak-47, 3 Dream Queen/Bubbakush. 1 of the ak's didn't make it due to us breaking the stem/destroying the root system in the dixicup =\
Medium: Happy Frog Ocean Forest mixed with 25% perlite
Container: 5ftx5ftx6.5ft grow tent
Lights: 600w MH for veg, 600w HPS for flower in a 6" cooltube.
Intake system: 4inch inline duct fan routed through wall to a window with basic white filter over the hole.
Exhaust system: 6inch turbo thing (sorry, i forgot the cfm's) with a good sized carbon filter, also routed through a wall and out a window.
Temp control: $20 Digital temp meter that activates a 120v relay to turn on the exhaust when temps get to a certain point.
Neuts: Earth Juice Grow, Bloom, Catalyst, Cal-Mag, Meta-K. (didn't add any neuts till after a month or so of growth)

Because I just started this post over 2 months after i started my grow, i won't be uploading every single picture i've taken, because there's a few gigabytes of them, but i will be picking pictures from each week. *i wish i would have started this when i started my grow, it would have been so much easier*

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The 2 in the back are AK-47
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Sinsemillas

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re: 1st grow attempt. AK-47 and Dream Queen/bubba kush.

Im pulling my chair in :)

So, your plants should be much bigger by now! Its good to see you have a well done setup, plants will be happy there. Remember, that the closer the bulb, the better (Of course, without burning them!)

Irie :rasta:
 

pototoy

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re: 1st grow attempt. AK-47 and Dream Queen/bubba kush.

Week 2

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Week 3, My brother brought over 3 clones given to him because of how awful they look, ones "dead head", another is "bubbakush/chem dog", the other is unkown. Not quite sure what it is.

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Week 4, The yellow clones are starting to look better

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In the picture below, the 2 cups show my first attempt at cloning.
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Week 5, after 1 month of 18/6 light cycle, i changed the bulb to the 600W HPS bulb and the light cycle to 12/12.

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Week 6. First time adding neuts. I added .5 tbs of Grow, bloom, and a .25 tsp of catalyst. I also took the main stem of each plant and bent it over to try to promote more widespread groth, not just on the main stem.

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Week 7 Sprayed Neem oil/water mix on the plants, i noticed some spider mites. =(

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pototoy

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re: 1st grow attempt. AK-47 and Dream Queen/bubba kush.

Oh thank you guys for the thumbs up =D

Still uploading pictures and stuff.

Week 8. The really tall plant is kind of annoying =\ He's still giving me troubles today being so tall

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Week 9

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I think this is Week 10? lol kinda lost track clicking through folders of pictures. The tall one has leaves pointing down, i think he's too close to the light, but there isn't much i can do other than keep bending him down or the other plants won't get light =(

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Thats about it for the progress. Here's a pic of a grow box i made with another 600w MH cooltube light where i started some feminized bubbalicious seeds, along with the AK-47 clone i mentioned earlier, and some other crappy attempts at cloning. Any advice for the super bushy bubbalicious plant? Is it fine being so bushy?

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pototoy

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re: 1st grow attempt. AK-47 and Dream Queen/bubba kush.

So far i've learned i should have transplanted the starting 5 plants into larger pots. The 3 newer clones are in bigger pots now, but i don't plan on transplanting the starting 5 since they're getting closer to harvest and i don't really wanna screw anything up =\ So i'll deal with the lower yield, and just be ready for next time and transplant sooner.

Here's a couple pictures that i thought looked pretty neat, although they're from a few weeks ago.

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pototoy

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re: 1st grow attempt. AK-47 and Dream Queen/bubba kush.

Hey thanks for your interest in my babies. Its definitely fun learning what they like and what they don't like.
When i first started this grow i wasn't expecting any plants to live, i think that's part of the reason i didn't start a journal when i first started the grow.

But instead of typing more and more, i'll just put some pictures here i took 10 minutes ago. Soon i'll be using my friends Nikon camera to take better quality pictures for myself and everyone interested. The camera on my phone doesn't really take the best shots.

Still working on the little clones. Not sure if i removed the ziplock bag too early and now its not as humid as it should be. But we'll see as time goes by. The plant on the far right in the box was my first clone attempt from my ak-47 plant.

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David Bowman

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