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Blue Cheese + Bubba Kush - Hempy - OC+ CFLs - First Time!

twoshoes

New Member
not far off my harvest now! top buds looking good lower ones not so! My question is, can I chop off the buds that are ready and leave the smaller ones til they are ripe or should I pick them all at same time?

Hey greekpablo, that's good news! I've read journals here where people have taken the tops that are ready and let the popcorn buds ripen a little more, though I can't think of any links to give you...

You'll probably get better answers by asking your question here: Frequently Asked Questions - 420 Magazine You might like to search that forum first, since someone has probably already asked!

You could also look through the thread titles here to see if someone has already posted something about it: How to Grow Marijuana - 420 Magazine
 

greekpablo

New Member
cheers for getting back. Have looked quite a bit, not alot about. main thought is 'stress' to plant, on the other hand bud thats not ripe..................
How are your girls doing?
 

twoshoes

New Member
No problems man, we're all here to help each other and learn :) I don't think it's very controversial to leave some buds on to ripen after you take the top colas off.

My plants are pretty much the same, I watered last night... the BC got half strength epsom salts (5 grams per liter), the BK got a full strength dose, we'll see what happens.

I'm going to top the BK in the next couple of days, trim off all the lower branches and try my hand at cloning :cheer:
 

welshlouky

New Member
Fingers crossed!!!
Two big problems i've found on these forums. Firstly the amount information that is purely down to rumour and secondly how agresssive some people are with others point of view! On one forum they even managed to piss off a Doctor of Biology when he tried to explain how plants 'work'. What a loss to the community! It then means that every topic opinion is split with no real evidence either way! Its taken me a month just to come to a conclusion on molasses, just making my mind up whether to prune or not and now, from reading, it seems that mabe the final 10 day flush may be rubbish as well!! HOWEVER, it is also nice to see how many decent people out there are willing to spend time helping newbies like me.

Big respect to you all!

ps: Not sure whether to go with BC or WW for my next grow-any thoughts?
 

gittergreen

Plant of the Month: Jan 2013
hey nice job so far always good to see a fellow newbie put a journal out there. your problems look minor compared to one of my girls. going to take a back seat on this one good luck you seem to have very good support so far. when do you plan to lst them?:bravo:
 

twoshoes

New Member
hey welshlouky, thanks for stopping in! my experience here has been a really good one, though there's always assholes on the internet, but I think this community is one the best I've seen for helpful and friendly people!

don't use my journal when looking at Blue Cheese, I hurt her roots in my first transplant and she still hasn't really recovered... HomeMedGrower has a BC and he's doing a much better job than I am! https://www.420magazine.com/forums/...row-2011-blue-cheese-herijuana-jack-33-a.html

I've read that WW can be a tough strain for new growers, but I don't have any experience with it so I can't really comment
 
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twoshoes

New Member
hey nice job so far always good to see a fellow newbie put a journal out there. your problems look minor compared to one of my girls. going to take a back seat on this one good luck you seem to have very good support so far. when do you plan to lst them?:bravo:

hey, thanks for stopping in gittergreen :) Yeah, I've been getting some great support from some great growers.

I'm not going to lst anymore, I've got a scrog screen built, I'll be topping one of my plants soon and will get them into the scrog probably by this weekend

ps - looks like the link in your signature is broken... try just coping the url for your journal out of your browser's address bar and putting that in...
 

gittergreen

Plant of the Month: Jan 2013
thanks i will try that.
 

twoshoes

New Member
Phew, just finished a busy day in the garden. I added some CFLs for additional lighting and heat, trimmed all the lower branches off my girls and took the more promising looking cuttings for clones.

Cabinet now looks like this:
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There's 96 watts of CFL in there now, but there's capacity for another 96. I'll add another couple of bulbs over the coming days, didn't want to put too much in too quickly

Here's the BC, this is day 60:
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And the BK, topped at the same time as all the trimming:
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I put together a wick cloner, following Munki's guide: https://www.420magazine.com/forums/...99422-wick-cloner-simple-cheap-effective.html

Got 10 cuttings in all, 8 BC and 2 BK. We'll see if any survive! I've got them on a 6/6/6/6 light schedule with one 24w CFL providing indirect light... I'm hoping that if any get established that schedule will keep them from getting too big, since I won't have anywhere to flower them until the ones currently in my cabinet are finished
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Thanks for reading!
 

HomeMedGrower

New Member
TS, looking good. It looks as if your BK is making a nice recovery. :cheer: Is there any way you can rotate your cfl's so that they are pointing to the center of the cabinet instead of down at the plants. From my understanding more light comes from the sides of the cfl then the top of it. Hope that makes some sense. lol
 

twoshoes

New Member
TS, looking good. It looks as if your BK is making a nice recovery. :cheer: Is there any way you can rotate your cfl's so that they are pointing to the center of the cabinet instead of down at the plants. From my understanding more light comes from the sides of the cfl then the top of it. Hope that makes some sense. lol

Thanks HMG, I think the BK is coming along, we'll see how she does.

I tried everything I could think of to get the clfs pointing the right way but unless I get rid of their reflectors they block too much light from the LED panel. I think the way they are is ok, they're on a bit of an angle so they're casting light to the other side of the cabinet, and once I've got some scrogy goodness going on in there it'll make more sense I think

The cuttings are all looking wilted, some really bad some just limp. I gave them a good misting, we'll see what happens. I'm not too worried about them really, it's not something I'm counting on working ;)
 

twoshoes

New Member
Bit overdue for the update but what's new hey? ;)

The girls are 71 days above ground, they've just come out of a ~40 hour dark period and are now on 12-12.

BC on the left, BK on the right, under my bodgy scrog screen
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BK is looking pretty good I think, growth has really slowed up after being topped but theres no signs of the magnesium deficiency in the newer leaves... I'm still feeding with half strength epsom salts though
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You can see all the smaller stuff that wasn't getting enough light has taken off after putting the cfls in
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Some pistils on the BK and where she was topped
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Onto the BC
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She's showing some signs of a calcium deficiency I think, though this is only on older growth... thoughts?
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https://www.420magazine.com/forums/...abis-plant-pest-problem-solver-pictorial.html says the deficiency is mostly on newer growth, so I'm not sure

:Namaste:
 

twoshoes

New Member
Hey :420: just a quick update... five days into 12-12 (76 days all up), I cut out some of the smaller stuff that wasn't going to reach the screen. I'll probably do the same again in another week or two.

Before and after the trim, BC on the left, BK on the right:
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Thought I'd post a before and after that shows training the growth back under the screen:
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:peace2:
 

twoshoes

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These pics are a few days old, 12 days in 12/12, 83 days all up.

Compare this shot to the previous top shot, as always BC on the left, BK on the right:
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The new growth and bud sites on the BC is huge! I think they're done stretching, at least the BC's top hasn't gone any further under the screen for a few days...

I picked up some Canna Boost to go with the Cannazyme, it's pretty expensive but from what I've read it's well worth it. I'll be getting some PK 13-14 to go along with these two closer to the time to use it
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BC
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BK
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:Namaste:
 
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