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Rookie Grower with 21 Weeks So Far of Flower!

ataxian

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21 weeks and it's not ready?
Do I just throw it away?
The colas are still growing?


DUTCH CRUNCH = DUTCH TREAT x JACK HERER

From seed
Super cropped
Single plant
Hydro
Water Chiller = 70F
400W
A/C = 84F day - 68F night
Exhaust 24/7
VENTILATION FAN 24/7

12/12

Start over?
 
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ataxian

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Since no one knows what to do?
This morning I will change the light fixture to a air cooled hood.
I will run the exhaust through it.

84f is all I can get my room to at level 7 with my 5000 btu A/C.
My room is 24" x 36" x 9feet tall.
By changing to an air cooled hood I should be able to lower my daytime temperature to 75F on level 5?
My RH% is about 50 - 52%.

I guess I will just try stuff until someone can help me?
I'll give it one more week!
If I can't get her to ripen I will just throw her in the trash and start over!

California is a irrigated desert!

It's always sunny and hot here!
Never a real winter!
 

ataxian

New Member
Since no one is willing to help I will cut her down.
June 30th today makes 21 1/2 weeks of flower!
I turned the light off and will give her 36 hours of dark.
Time to cut her down.
I will rebuild my flower box.

Because the colas were 3 feet long (1 meter)
I though I would have a monster.
My trash can will be full!
Giant however fluffy nuggets on the colas.
There frosty however not tight!

Shut down for a month and get ready.

Failure is a part of the journey!
 

ataxian

New Member
I'm a rookie grower indoors.

I never expected to get a plant this big?
It's huge?
21 1/2 weeks and still not finished?
84f during the day is too warm I guess?
I'm going to add a vented light hood and run the exaust through it.
Plus I will add more intake.

In CALIFORNIA the legal limit is 8 oz.
Dry weight it's most likely more.
So should I just throw it away and start over?
The grow shop workers don't know?
People on this site won't tell you?

Since I'm at a lost I figured just throw it away?
The Tricones are clear and cloudy however no amber I can see?

I have turned off the A/C, Exhaust Fan and 400W light.

Tomorrow I was going to revise my room.

Any suggestions?

My first grow of Northern Lights finish flowering in 6 weeks!
21 1/2 weeks?
The only thing I can think of is to make room colder?
 

Spimp

Nug of the Month: August 2013, June 2014 - Member of the Month: Oct 2013
Please don't throw the buds away. Is there anyway you may be able to take and post a closer picture of the buds?
150 days in flower is a very long time. My friend BAR has one that's been flowering for 133 day currently.
 

brightlight

Grow Journal of the Month: March 2017
Hi ataxian. Here are a few thoughts. You should be proud of growing such a large plant indoors. I still don't get why you'd want to throw it away? Have you tried a sample? I grow mostly sativas and I never wait for amber trichomes. On indicas yes, but not my sativas. 50% clear and 50 % cloudy is very good time to harvest sativas to preserve the sativa effects. 84º is near the top end of preferred temps. I don't think that is causing you any problems. Photosynthesis stops at ~90º. Some sativas don't form hard dense nuggets. Some continue to push out new stigmas. If I may make a suggestion, enjoy the plant as is. You did put a lot of work into it. Not every grow or plant will go according to plan. I started growing in the 60's (yeah I'm that old), and I still make mistakes and continue to learn. No need to be too tough on yourself.
 

ataxian

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Hi brightlight.

I grew in HAWAII in the 70's outdoors.
We threw seeds on the ground in APRIL went surfing everyday until mid October.
No watering (It did rain a lot)
No nutrients (Soil was pretty dark already)
No Pruning ( We did top it to keep it under the 5 foot grass!)
We were just surf hippies.
Now days you need to be a BOTANIST?

My indoor grow is yielding a monster plant.

So if I just cut her down can I turn her into shatter?
The electric bills are kind of high!

I like what you say about AMBER tricones.
There milky?
I did work a lot on this girl.
I hate to stop however my wife is looking at the electric bill tripling and telling me to shut it down for the summer.

This is not to say I haven't made huge mistakes!
I was thinking to re-design my room to be cooler and lean towards the INDICA strains for growing.
Maybe these seeds are better for outdoors?

My room was 5 feet tall then I made it 7 feet. Now it's 9 feet tall and I'm out of room!

My NL strain never got over 24"!
 

midasone

Member
Hi brightlight.

I grew in HAWAII in the 70's outdoors.
We threw seeds on the ground in APRIL went surfing everyday until mid October.
No watering (It did rain a lot)
No nutrients (Soil was pretty dark already)
No Pruning ( We did top it to keep it under the 5 foot grass!)
We were just surf hippies.
Now days you need to be a BOTANIST?

My indoor grow is yielding a monster plant.

So if I just cut her down can I turn her into shatter?
The electric bills are kind of high!

I like what you say about AMBER tricones.
There milky?
I did work a lot on this girl.
I hate to stop however my wife is looking at the electric bill tripling and telling me to shut it down for the summer.

This is not to say I haven't made huge mistakes!
I was thinking to re-design my room to be cooler and lean towards the INDICA strains for growing.
Maybe these seeds are better for outdoors?

My room was 5 feet tall then I made it 7 feet. Now it's 9 feet tall and I'm out of room!

My NL strain never got over 24"!


Get some CFL's the light bill should diminish greatly.
 

ataxian

New Member
I had a 600 watt and went to a 400 watt and knock off 6 degrees.

I cut her down today.

The Colas were bigger than my legs?
The tricone were milky white and no amber.
Two weeks ago I made some shatter from a small 460gram cutting.
Very peppery taste.
The effect relaxing.
I will just start over with some modifications.
The nuggets on the colas are frosty however a bit fluffy.
Some are good enough for the vaporizer and the rest will be used for shatter.
I was going to throw it away however it might be salvageable?
I use CFL's for my germination box and pre veg with no problem.
My final veg box is 400W then 600W Flower.

I will stay with a 11 week or less flowering strain from here on out.
The seeds I have are good for Outdoors I think?
Indoors Is another issue!

Thanks for the feed back.

It smells pretty nice despite my rookie status!
 
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Duncan

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She is beautiful! I don't believe you were thinking of tossing her out.
Why?? Crazy to grow her then just throw her away.
Fortunately you did not. Great harvest.
Keep it hazy,
Duncan.
 

mrrobert420

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Huge plant. This is a success in my book lol.
 

ataxian

New Member
One plant?


I leave the stem a little so I can handle the nugget when I empty the jars and reload.


You tend to trim a lot when your girl as a lot of babies!

I see you are growing Blackwater OG?
I love that strain and bought some recently.
Talk about sleeping medicine?
 
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