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Buds Buddy's 1st Grow Journal

Buds Buddy

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High Everybody & Welcome to my 1st attempt at making a journal. I actually started this grow on 6-1-19 on a different site (Shame on me). But honestly, I found other sites pretty much suck compared to this one (Lesson Learned).
Anyways, I'm growing 6 Auto's ( Northern Lights, Critical 2.0, N.L. x Critical 2.0, AK 47, AK 47 x Six Shooter & Haze XL). I also have 2 Photo's in the grow (Afghan Kush & Widow's Breath) & 1 Photo Re-Veg Big Bud plant).

My grow set up consists of a 5' x 10' x 7' Grow Tent with 2 - 900 Watt LED's & 1 - 450 Watt LED. I use a 8" x 40" Phresh Filter & 6" Max Fan for Exhaust & a 4" Fan & Filter for Intake Air. I also have my house AC ducted straight into my tent. I use a 6 gallon Humidifier to keep my RH up & it helps with the cooling also. My Temps stay 77 - 79 F consistently with a high of 81 F once in a while. RH stays between 50 - 60%.
Adding the House air & a big humidifier worked wonders for me. I always had Temps in the mid to upper 80's before doing this.
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Here are some pics of my Set Up. The CFL's you see are just in there so I can turn off the LED's to take decent pics.
 

Buds Buddy

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I planted all my Auto's in there start to finish pots which are 5 gallon cloth grow bags. This time around I'm using Botanicare Coco Bricks & Perlite (70% Coco & 30% Perlite). My 1st time using Coco so hoping it all works out.
To prep my Coco I ended up pH-ing 75 gallons of water to 5.8 pH to wash my Coco. Yeah, it took that much water to bring the pH up to 5.8 at Run Off. It started out at 5.0 & this was 2 - 5 kg. bricks of Coco I was washing. After washing it I let it dry some for about 3 days then poured a 5 Gallon Bucket of water pH'd to 5.8 with 50 ml. Sensi CalMag Plus in it. I let it sit 2 days & then mixed in the Perlite & filled my pots with the mix. After filling the pots, I mixed 1 gallon per pot of Week 1 Nutrients at 1/4 strength & poured that through the pots. I let that sit 1 day & then planted my seeds.
Here are some pics from the day I planted the seeds. In the pics of the Photo's you'll see I have a Solo Cup inside the 3 Gallon Plastic pots as starter pots.
 

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I'm using all Advanced Nutrients Coco Products this grow. I have : Sensi A & B Grow & Bloom, Sensi CalMag Plus, VooDoo Juice, Piranha, Big Bud, Over Drive, Bud Candy, Rhino Skin, B-52 & Final Phase to use in this grow. During the 1st 2 weeks I only use A & B Grow, Cal Mag, VooDoo Juice, Piranha & B-52. I've been feeding about 36 oz. every 2 days here lately.
I gave 2 feedings at 1/4 strength & 4 at 1/2 strength to date. They will get 2 feedings at Full Strength before switching to the next set of Nutrients.
These are the Nutes I'm using right now.
Also a pic of the Re-Veg Big Bud (if it grows)
 

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The next day 2 more sprouted & the day after that the last 2 sprouted. Here are pics of all the plants at Day 7 from when I planted the seeds (not from when they sprouted).
 

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More Pics from Day 7 .....
Not so sure this Re-Veg is going to grow this time. I'll explain more soon.
I transplanted it into a 6.6 gallon pot anyway.
 

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I'm Back .... & here we go with the plants at Day 11. A couple seem to be a little on the slower side growing but it's still early so no worries. I am kind of wondering if my lights should be closer right now. I'm about 36" above the plants.
I want to keep them as short & bushy as possible so I will be Topping & Training soon.
 

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More from Day 11 .....
 

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This pretty much brings my grow up to date. I will update every 2 - 3 days with progress. I will be asking questions immediately should I run into problems.... (Please help if you can). This is all new equipment, Grow Media & Nutrients for me so it's going to be a whole new experience.
Up til now I was using a 4' x 8' tent with 2 - 600 watt Meizhi LED's & 8 - LED 28 Watt Spotlights for side lighting. I usually got 2 - 2.5 oz. per plant with that with 4.5 oz. being my biggest yield.
The Big Bud I just finished .... Well I got my 1st 900 watt LED in time to use it during flower on the Big Bud. I used it & got 5.5 oz. of Dry Bud that is pretty bomb !!!
Hope that's a sign of good things to come ... LOL .
 

Buds Buddy

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Anyway, I want to Tag a few people but have never done it before. I think I just have to put their name with the at sign in front of it so I'll give that a try.
Looking forward to seeing you here @Emilya, @West Hippie, @Tom Sawyer, @Teddy Edwards
Anybody & Everybody is welcome to ride along on this journey if you choose.
The more the merrier !!!
 

Buds Buddy

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Last but not least; The Re-Veg Big Bud story. I bought a pack of 5 Seed Stockers Big Bud Auto-Flower Seeds. All were planted at the same time. 4 completely finished & the 1 never even started to flower. So I put her on 12/12 & then she produced & rather nicely I might add. So, I have no idea if this plant will even Re-Veg because it may have some of the Auto-Flower genes in it ???
I did a Fire OG Re-Veg before & it had started growing again within 2 weeks. The Big Bud doesn't seem to be doing anything at all. I'll give it 1 more week. If nothing I'll replace it with a 3rd Photo. Not sure what it will be. I have several different seeds to choose from.
 

Buds Buddy

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It works ! Now you need a signature, it’s in the helpful links so everyone that has a grow like yours can find you !
I'll look that up tomorrow & add it. Thanks for the Tip & welcome along.
Am I doing this right so far ? Any other details I should be adding ? My 1st Journal so not real sure on writing one.
 

Buds Buddy

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Maybe I should take a vote on Replacing the Re-Veg & the seed to replace it with ?
Should I Replace it ?
What seed would you plant ?
That type of thing .... just for the fun of it.

1) Gorilla Glue #4
2) Gorilla Girl
3) Cherry Cough
4) Diesel Drift
5) Midnight Mass

1 of these 5 would be the replacement.
 

West Hippie

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Maybe I should take a vote on Replacing the Re-Veg & the seed to replace it with ?
Should I Replace it ?
What seed would you plant ?
That type of thing .... just for the fun of it.

1) Gorilla Glue #4
2) Gorilla Girl
3) Cherry Cough
4) Diesel Drift
5) Midnight Mass

1 of these 5 would be the replacement.
I’ll take #5
 

Emilya

Member of the Month: Mar 2019
I have always wanted to try one of the Gorilla Glue's ... good luck! Glad to see a journal!
 

Buds Buddy

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I have always wanted to try one of the Gorilla Glue's ... good luck! Glad to see a journal!
Thank you Emilya. Always thought of doing a journal; but this is the 1st time I've had everything so close to perfect.
Now that I'm pretty satisfied with my set up & with the plants I'm growing I thought this was the perfect time for it.
Still going to add a 3rd 900 watt LED & a couple of the Secret Jardin Oscillating Fans. Fans were out of stock so I should get them in a few weeks.
The LED I got set back on because last weekend my house AC went out & had to use $350 of my light money to get it fixed. I was worried about it getting too hot but only hit 88 F indoors. Fixed now so it's all good.
 

Buds Buddy

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OK, Here we go with my latest update. It's been 14 days now & Things seem to be going strong ! However, some of these plants have big fat leaves like I've never seen on my previous plants ? I'm guessing it's the strain.
I fed again yesterday & that was their last feeding of 1/2 strength Nutes.
For Information purposes : 1/4 Strength was (1-ml of B-52, Piranha, VooDooJuice), (4 -ml of Grow A & B) & (2 -ml Sensi CalMag) *** Of course 1/2 strength was double that amount & that is what I've been adding per gallon of water up til now. *** So far I like what I'm seeing .... just a little puzzled by the big fat leaves.
So without further ado .... Here are the pics at Day 14.
1st 2 pics are group photo shots .... Gotta Bring all the Lovely Ladies Out on Stage at Once ..... Can you hear "Girls, Girls, Girls" playing in the background ?
The 3rd pic is one of the plants with the big fat leaves. It's the AK 47. "Fat Bottom Girls you Make My Rockin World go Round".
 

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