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BluntBlizzard

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Forgot to mention that i am on 16 light 8 dark. I started with about 11 plants and all males but 3 so far.


This is the biggest plant that I currently have it is about 1 month old I am having a problem though I belive that it is a hermi...sucks it was growing little white hairs but started getting the little nuts omn it. I was told that with luck i could top it an pick all the nuts off and it could stay a female.could anyone inform me on what step to make.



This is my attempt to top the plant i cut inbetween the two small buds hoping i did it right.



My other Female no hermi problems about 1 month old



My other plant from same as above listed crop no idea on a sex for this one yet though 1 month age


a few little starters from about 10 days ago
 

N.W.Green

Nug of the Month: Apr & June 2011 - Plant of the Month: July 2011
Hey man, good start i would get more light in there. my buddy Dirt has a good design if your handy capable 420 Magazine ®

put your light scedule to 18 on and 6 off

are you Ph'ing your water?

and once a hermi always a hermi, bag seed very commonly does this i have found about 1/4 turn out to be alright the the other 3/4 are terrible. but just to be sure you should take some close up pictures if you can of the "Male" flower just to be sure.

Take Care and Keep it Green
 

BluntBlizzard

New Member
No I havent been PHing at all poor man grow lol. I have seen the little pods that let out the pollen and tore them off so since its a hermi its needs to be gone right no good. This is really just a really basic first grow not trying to grow the kill or anything like that just trying to learn what to watch out for. How much of a difference does it make to ph test.
 

SexyKushMomma

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Hi BluntBlizzard! A single male plant can produce enough pollen to fertilize all surrounding females, creating cheap bud with many seeds. It is important to get rid of any males as early as possible.
And it is EXTREMELY important to water your girls with a pH of between 6.6-7.0. PH testers are relatively inexpensive compared to the costs and time spent having to care for sick plants.
Nice start so far! :yummy: Lookin' forward to seeing how your girls turn out!
 

SexyKushMomma

New Member
Thanks. Hey where would i get a ph tester lowes or like a pet store and if my ph is off how can i fix it.
We got our ph tester from a local hydro store. You can also buy them online, from pet stores, and most likely anywhere pool supplies are sold. Generally, tap water has a pH greater than 7.0. I use a quick and relatively inexpensive product to lower pH when feeding, called pH-Down from Advanced Nutrients. A 1L concentrated bottle runs around $16 bucks, and you would only need to use a couple drops per liter of water to regulate your water pH.
 

SexyKushMomma

New Member
I haven't personally tried it, but yes, letting tap water sit out allows chlorine molecules to evaporate, thus, lowering pH. However, this technique makes it nearly impossible to create the exact pH you want and also takes some time.
 

Icemud

Member of the Month: July 2012, July 2014 - Nug of the Month: July 2012
If you don't want to test your water, use distilled. PH is at 7.0.

Be careful with spring and bottled RO water's. I have tested many brands and the ph's of these are usually very high...8+
 

im so ripd

New Member
I would pick up some more CFL's and some Y splitters if you're on a budget. And get your lights close to the plants and youll see faster results.
 

Icemud

Member of the Month: July 2012, July 2014 - Nug of the Month: July 2012
well picked up a mirror today i can use a mirror instead of like foil cant i for reflecting light
You can also use anything white...like posterboard...White reflects somthing like 85-98% of light where aluminum foil is around 60% and a typical mirror is lower than that of a white surface(mirrors reflect around 87%-93% due to the light going thru glass, reflecting, and then going back thru the glass). Save youself some money and either just paint the walls with a gloss white or get some posterboard. Mylar would be your best bet with its reflectivity at around99%, and it is also very cheap.
 
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