Plant of the Month: Sept 2016, Feb 2017
Love the look of the girls in your flower tent. Plenty of bud sites in there. You should easily break your previous harvest numbers.
What's your ph throughout the Grow?
My PH has been between 5.7-5.9 for the water going in. I water/feed everyday and it's almost always 5.8. In the mornings I am giving the Auto some Bloom enhancement and It is probably like 5.6-5.7 but it's way too early for me to do accurate measurements. I have yet to measure the runoff but since I do this everyday and essentially flush the old stuff out, it should be close to what I put in.
I will likely start watering the flower tent and the Auto twice a day. When I do that I will make sure that it's 5.8 for the first feedings now in the mornings since more plants will be involved. My Auto shows no signs of issues from the morning feedings which I know are a bit low for PH. In soil grows you want that PH to be 6.0 but for CoCo I try to hit 5.8 which is perfect for the absorption of all minerals to the plant. There is some good charts on this forum that show those ranges, I just don't have them on my phone to put on here. Hope it helps! Anymore questions just ask!
I was asking by out of curiosity. Another member is having problems with coco and I thought it might be ph.
I only Grow in soil with organic nutes at 6.5-7.0. Almost 20 years with earth juice and it's never let me down.
I guess if you're having a successful Grow then 5.5 must be right.
I can't seem to find a nutrient to PH uptake/lockout chart for coco to help the guy out. They look like this.
His post is listed as "LED grow problem"
Very yellow leaves. Looks like a ph lockout problem or nute burn. Tried to get him to test the soil but ppl keep telling him to just add cal-mag, or add more nutes. Lol.
I must be stupid or something because it seems I'm the only one who went and spent $12.99 at Walmart for one of these.
Not stupid at all and I will pop over there when I get home to see if I can add some insight. I made sure to have some test kits for my first grow and hey helped but most people are either too cheap or just don't have the money. Things like that a great tools to use as new growers but even as experienced ones and you can't figure out what's wrong. If you just end up dumping other chemicals into it you can cause way more harm then good so to me those kits are worth having around.
Ya. I've been growing for 20+ years. Have a B.Sc with an additional degree in Biotech and in the last 3 months I've opened an Independent cannabis contracting company because its going legal in Canada in spring and they (big canna) literally have no people to grow and troubleshoot canna grows. I've already been contracted by 3 of Canada's largest LP's and don't think I'll ever have to go back to my regular job.
What I don't have understand about this forum is people ask for help and then when you give it to them, they ignore your advice. It's extremely frustrating when you tell someone to use science to test and evaluate a problem and their like "Nah, I'll just add more Cal-Mag and keep dumping water on it" Lol.
Thanks for helping this guy out. Like I said I don't use coco. I'm a BX man.
Everything looks great ur girls look good. Cant wait to get my journal going. To me this is the coolest and most rewarding hobbies to have. If done right u get to enjoy the fruits of ur labor!! Great job very educational and also ENTERTAINING!! Keep up the good work havent posted for awhile in ur thread but please believe Im still reading n lurking!!
They are doing fantastic as usual. I'm really looking forward to your reactions when AP buds start to fill. Strains a big producer from what I recall of breeder notes. Considering what you got out of Aurora Indicas you'll be glad you still have some room to fill with these!
I just now noticed you're training the stretch growth at screen level. I think you said that was the plan early on but I forgot. Are you going to start letting them go vertical now?
For what it's worth, my sativa pheno Hash Bombs took 2 weeks longer (or more) than the indica pheno and had an extra week of stretch into the 5th week. Of course it comes down to strain how long they actually stretch and flower, but you may have a little longer stretch on those two.