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Curious' 4th Grow Journal, 4x Strawberry Cough Clones, April 2019

Curiousnoob

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Yes That's right more Strawberry Cough clones, yay!!! :rolleyes: Sorry this will be the last SC grow I do for a while I swear. I have just ordered some Critical Seeds from MSNL. It is getting a little boring growing the same strain but I have and am learning alot growing the one. It has helped me hone my very inexperienced skills and just get the hang of growing MJ in general. but I think three times should be a sufficient amount of practice to be able to try my hand at some other strains. Hopefully I can provide something that mr Kushman would be proud of.

Full specs;
Strain
: Strawberry Cough (monster cropped clones), Sativa hybrid (strawberry fields x old school staple haze) Vege/flower: Currently in week 3 of veg
THC content: 19%-22%
Height: 180cm-220cm
Flowering Time: 12-14wks.
Medium: Coco with 30% perlite.
Potting: 4 x 28litre rocket pots, run to waste.
Tent: 1.45 x 1.45 x 2m Seahawk tent
Lighting: 2x Lumatek Pro 600w/240v digital ballast running 2 x phillips Son T 600w hps, through 2 x cool tube.
Exhaust: Max fan pro 150 2 speed, can-lite carbon filter.
Intake: 150mm cultiv8 fan drawing in external air. 2 x vortex fans (awesome) one up top one down below.
Nutrients/additives: BAC coco A & B, vege C, F1 Extreme booster, Pro active, Uwaroo, Rotalumits, final solution, weekly scirup. Cyco ryzo. Organic aminos. Calimagic (cal/mag) and PSI (mono silica acid).
Preventative care: gnatural (gnats), fungirid (fungacide), kryptomite (spidermites).

02/04
Clones vegging under a Grow Lush 2 x 55w CFL 6500k. A little burnt as it was first time using CFL. 10 clones were taken in general, 8 surviing at this point.
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My cats weed (catnip) next to my clones, only fair. :)

18/04 six survivors atm
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20/04 From what I read Abnormal growth is due to re-vegging.
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22/04 down to five, will only need four.
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carcass

Member of the Month: Aug 2019
My cats weed (catnip) next to my clones, only fair.
"When I get stoned,everybody gets stoned"...;)

My cat is weird-he doesn't like catnip, hell,he barely likes cat food...ice cream is his "weed"

Your clones have recovered nicely,they'll be trees before long !
 

Curiousnoob

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Lol, same @carcass! I thought he would love it, but nope doesn't go near it? Maybe to much of the passive has got him like nah your stuff is way better. Would make alot of sense as to why he is always around when I'm having a toke out back, lol.
Thanks man, really freaked me out the first time it happened. Might try taking a mother this time to save the re-veg does waste some time. :peace:
 

Curiousnoob

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New pots have arrived! 4 x 28L (300mm x 400mm) rocket pots instead of 18L (300mmx250mm)
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Had to drill out the holes out as they were only just punched through (aftermarket) quality is much better on the real rocket pots.
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All ready to go now just waiting for previous to finish drying and occupying the tent.
 

carcass

Member of the Month: Aug 2019
Those pots are cool, I think I'm going to have to give them a try on my next grow.
 

Curiousnoob

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These poor girls. I really have put them through the ringer burnt by propagation CFL, only just hanging in with the 600w (very harsh on them) I have put in the 4 x 2. I'm thinking it's a little to much for a 4 x 2, as the leaves are really dry and hard, they have a calcium deficiency (brown necrosis spots) aswell as a magnesium deficiency (purple stems). Now before any body says it is my PH, it is not my PH thats one thing I'm all over. From what I read I believe these deficiencies have come from over heating possibly? I have just replaced the 600w with a 400w hps, hopefully correcting the issues (fingers crossed) any advice welcome :peace:
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Nutrients are at quarter strength, (2L)
Coco AB, vege C - 0.5ml PH - 5.5
Ryzo - 1ml PPM - 400
CalMag - 1ml
Rotalumits - 0.5ml
 

Curiousnoob

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05/05 week 1 of re-veg
Time to up pot the ladies and move into the big house.
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4 X 28L rocket pots in Coco & 30% perlite.
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Would have liked to repot sooner but real estate was unavailable.
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Starting to re-cover nicely.
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Reported and placed on raisers.
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Feed rings and lines/valves assembled.
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Waste lines from saucers to outside joined.
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Fans placed, light timers are set 18/6, next will be some training and scrog screen. Let see if I can't cause any more damage to these ladies...:sorry::rolleyes::nervous-guy:
Nutrients - Just under 50% (20L)
PH 5.5 PPM 500
Coco A & B 10ml, vege C 5ml, Cal/mag 5ml, rotalumits 1ml, Organic Amino 5ml, Ryzo 20ml, PSI (mono silica acid) 1.5ml.
:peace:
 

Curiousnoob

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Day 13 of vege
My ladies now look like they have just about recoperated from their re-vegging and to harsh a lighting/heat condition.
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After LST
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Being re-vegged clones I don't think I will be doing any tipping or filming as they are alot more "bushier" than a normal clone.
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After LST
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An interesting fact these ladies still smell like they did flower as the bottom half still have lots of trichomes over the parts that were from its flowering state. Such a strong smell just touching them.
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After LST
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I have also added an CO2 Exhale bag not sure how this will go but having the 2 x 600w HPS should be sufficient to add co2 enrichment. If anyone has used these, it would great to hear about their experience.
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PH has been moved up to 5.8 where it will stay PPM is about 600. Feeding every second/third day atm, I am a chronic over waterer/feeder im trying really hard not to over love these ladies this time. Nutrients are still at 1/4 strength and yesterday they had there first dose of BAC uwaroo. Tomorrow they will be given a fungicide treatment and a fungus gnat treatment. Prevention is better than cure, trust me I know all to well.

Also I couldn't throw my fifth lady out so she has been placed in the 2 x 4. While my odd balls are ummm doing something?
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I also ran out of coco so she has a mix of premium potting mix and coco/perlite about 50/50, now issue is do I PH her at 5.8 or 7 anyone know the answer to this?
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:peace: peoples, good grows to all!
 

Curiousnoob

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I have done it again :rolleyes: nutrient locked my little ladies. I think a combination between high heat (first time vegging under 2 x 600w HPS) and forgetting to turn on pump timer, leaving salts to build up, I think... :eek:
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Burnt tips and leaf taco are the key indicators to me. Is this right?
Remedy, lights have been lifted, fans turned up and ladies flushed with PH 5.8 water. Also added Cyco Dr Repair 5ml/Ltr.
:lot-o-toke:

On a positive this little lady is looking great
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She has been hand fed at PH 6-6.5 PPM 2-300 being a 50/50 soil/coco mix.
 

Metal Halide

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I have done it again :rolleyes: nutrient locked my little ladies. I think a combination between high heat (first time vegging under 2 x 600w HPS) and forgetting to turn on pump timer, leaving salts to build up, I think... :eek:
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Burnt tips and leaf taco are the key indicators to me. Is this right?
Remedy, lights have been lifted, fans turned up and ladies flushed with PH 5.8 water. Also added Cyco Dr Repair 5ml/Ltr.
:lot-o-toke:

On a positive this little lady is looking great
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She has been hand fed at PH 6-6.5 PPM 2-300 being a 50/50 soil/coco mix.
They should be fine mate. flush, cal/mag, drop ec drop PK incase lockout and mayby go 6.1. I hate vegging under HPS unless its 250w. They just hate it, far too powerful. and since it mimics symptoms of deficiencies it's sketchy. Looking good though. Rock on cuz
 

Curiousnoob

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Thanks @Metal Halide yeah first time vegging under 2 x 600w HPS they definetly don't like it. I was think about turning off one 600? What do you think? Or maybe going and purchasing 2 x 400w? Hps/MH not sure which is it alot better to vege under MH globes?
 

Metal Halide

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Thanks @Metal Halide yeah first time vegging under 2 x 600w HPS they definetly don't like it. I was think about turning off one 600? What do you think? Or maybe going and purchasing 2 x 400w? Hps/MH not sure which is it alot better to vege under MH globes?
Yeah MH all the way bro, 400w is fine, even 250w is enough for the first few weeks unless you got t5s. I just dim my 600w MH down. Ive used 600w hps in the past for veg and even at 250w they still kinda dont like it. Its either too much light or not enough and they stretch with too much red. Blurple is also really good for veg along with T5s just not hps
 

Curiousnoob

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Time to finish off this journal and start the next.

So this journal left off having a few issues from what i now know as ha ing a way to high EC for such a low watering schedule every second third day which I think led to the high build up of salts increasing the EC again.

Day 35 of vege (week 5) 02/06/2019
They seem to have recovered from strong high EC so the screen was set.
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Curiousnoob

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Day 51 of vege (wk7 & 2 days) 16/06/2019

Having hopefully recover I started exfoliation and lollipopping.
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After defol and lollipopping.
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Roots look healthy to me, from a novice perspective.
Girls have 9 days of recovery before being flipped. The gardener was absent for just over two weeks ladies were flipped on the 24/06/19 to a 12/12 light schedule and bulbs will be changed from 400w MH to 2 x 600w HPS. Only having 200litre resovoir they were set up for half the normal feed times to ensure they would at least get some water nutrients over this time. Ph was left to fluctuate unfortunately starting at 5.5 with PPM of 400.
 
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Curiousnoob

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Day 22 of flower (3wks & 1 day) 17/07/19

Gardener has returned to find ladies finishing there stretch, no problems with failing equipment, no nutrient left, and in much better condition than expected.
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Her under carriage looks good.
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Nutrients will be bumped up to 600pm, PH5.8
 
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