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Sour-Bubba OG Growing under some CFL's:

dahcwon

New Member
:welcome:
GROW BOX :joint: 1x2x5 ft.

LOCATION :joint: Inside

LIGHTS :joint: Five CFL's(Two of them are the Blueish color and three Reddish color bulbs)

SOIL :joint: Miracle-Gro Organic Choice Potting Mix.

NUTRIENTS :joint: Fox Farm Grow Big (6-4-4), Big Bloom (0.01-0.3-0.7), and Tiger Bloom (2-8-4), Vigoro All Purpose Plant Food (10-10-10).

WATER :joint: Tap Water that was put though a Two Sage PUR Water Filter and then the water is left out for at lest a day if not more.

This time Im growing some "Sour-Bubba" OG Its a clone i just bought. And i don't want to kill it off. Like i just did in my first try at growing:oops:

I will try to put as many pics as i can. Any and all help we very much appreciated
:thanks:


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Day#1
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Miracle-Gro Organic Choice Potting Mix
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FoxFarm Grow Big (6-4-4), Big Bloom (0.01-0.3-0.7), and Tiger Bloom (2-8-4). Plus I got this Vigoro All Purpose Plant Food (10-10-10)
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This how i keep it most of the so time Temp stays around mid 70's low 80's
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Any help would be great:thanks:
 

OldMedMan

Jimmy Max Parker 11/2/41 - 02/19/17, Member of the Month: Dec 2009, Nov 2010, June 2011, May 2012, May 2013
Re: "Sour-Bubba" OG Growing under some CFL's:

:welcome:
GROW BOX :joint: 1x2x5 ft.

LOCATION :joint: Inside

LIGHTS :joint: Five CFL's(Two of them are the Blueish color and three Reddish color bulbs)

SOIL :joint: Miracle-Gro Organic Choice Potting Mix.

NUTRIENTS :joint: Fox Farm Grow Big (6-4-4), Big Bloom (0.01-0.3-0.7), and Tiger Bloom (2-8-4), Vigoro All Purpose Plant Food (10-10-10).

WATER :joint: Tap Water that was put though a Two Sage PUR Water Filter and then the water is left out for at lest a day if not more.

This time Im growing some "Sour-Bubba" OG Its a clone i just bought. And i don't want to kill it off. Like i just did in my first try at growing:oops:

I will try to put as many pics as i can. Any and all help we very much appreciated
:thanks:


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Day#1
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IMG001411.JPG

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IMG001431.JPG

Miracle-Gro Organic Choice Potting Mix
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IMG001441.JPG

FoxFarm Grow Big (6-4-4), Big Bloom (0.01-0.3-0.7), and Tiger Bloom (2-8-4). Plus I got this Vigoro All Purpose Plant Food (10-10-10)
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IMG001452.JPG

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This how i keep it most of the so time Temp stays around mid 70's low 80's
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IMG001482.JPG

Any help would be great:thanks:

Everything looks good and clean. Thats step #1 complete. :goodjob:

5 feet is good, but in that 5 feet are you taking into consideration the physical size of the lights? They will take up some of that 5 ft. and your pot will also take up some hight space too. So you will have about 3 and 1/2 feet for the plant to grow. that means you should LST it soon as you know your clone is going to survive. It should, it looks great. :439:

Warning about the MG potting soil. Since it has time release nutes built in you will have to be very careful about giving your plant extra nutes. By the way those nutes you have are some of the best.:surf:

If you don't know about LST look in the How to Grow Section. Its a way of keeping your plants small, but still have good harvest.

When I started my grow I faced some of the same boundaries you have.

Looks like your off to a good start. Believe me there will be more folks tuning in for your grow, so that means lots of help.:439:

I hope your grow exceeds your expectations :peace:
 

OldSkoool

New Member
Re: "Sour-Bubba" OG Growing under some CFL's:

:welcome:

Looks like a good start dahcwon!

The only tip I may suggest is to start LST while your plant is still young, IF you plan to continue using CFL's.

The shelf the plants sitting on doesn't appear to be deep enough (1') to contain the plants veg growth unless you plan on putting into flower earlier than 6 weeks, even with LST. Remember, once flowering is initiated, your plant will really explode with new growth, and you'll want at least a 20"X20" footprint for a larger pot to complete your grow.

Keep us posted, and best of luck!
 

DroJo

Member of the Month 2nd Place Winner (Feb 10')
Re: "Sour-Bubba" OG Growing under some CFL's:

Hey if you're using MG OC you're going to need some dolomite lime to stabilize that soil. MG tends to be anti-cannabis, but 1tsp-2tsp of dolomite lime for your ladies will help make the soil much more managable

:surf:
 

dahcwon

New Member
Re: "Sour-Bubba" OG Growing under some CFL's:

:thanks: everyone for the tips i going to try to find the dolomite lime that DROJO said i should be needing.
Im reading up on the LST (Low Stress Training) that both OldSkoool and OldMedMan said i could benefit from using . Ill post what i find out about LST
 

dahcwon

New Member
Re: "Sour-Bubba" OG Growing under some CFL's:

LST (Low Stress Training) the ultimate way to maximize your yield.

Before we begin lets get some knowledge on what you will be looking at.

Light Brown : Pot Outline
Green thick Lines : Main Stem
Small Thin Lines with Green Balls on top : Fan leafs
Yellow Lines : Side Branches
Red : Tiedown Metal Hooks (or thread whichever item you use, i use Hooks its easier)

The Text in the box : First digit is Step No. and Second Digit is Pot Size, below the numbers is the type of view your looking at (either from the SIDE or from the TOP)


Now that thats out of the way lets get it on..

Please note, you dont have to do it this way, its just the idea of how to do LST, this is the way i did it and you can see the end result of 4 weeks of growth this way in my signature picture where it says FIM/LST. Some may opt to use the eggcrate method where you utilize an eggcrate around the pot and tie it down to that with zipties instead of using string or hooks running from the pot itself... this way you can cover more square footage and maximize your yield even more.

Ok heres the STEPS PICTURE for you to follow along with.
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STEP 1 : Grow your plant from Seed or Clone to 3 or 4 leaf sets, some use 5 but i always use 3 because after 3rd leaf set the main stem starts to harden and it will be harder to bend over your plant properly without breaking the main stem.

STEP 2 : Using a metal hook (i cut small sections of cloths hanger and bend a U shape at the end as a hook) bend over your plant with metal hook at the last internode (space between the last set of fanleafs and the next to last) and stick the metal hook into your dirt to hold down the stem.

STEP 3 : This is really not a step, just waiting time... Take note of how the top of the plant that was bent down will bend back upwards towards the light, this could take anywhere from 3 hours to 1 day. Under my 1000 Watt Metal Halide light it does it in under 3 hours.

STEP 4 : Veg and dont tie down until you have a new leaf set. You will notice Side branching has started already because good light is getting to the main stem areas next to each fanleaf stem intersection with the main stem.

STEP 5 : Depending on your starting pot size you may have to transplant. If you started out with a large pot, repeat step 2 over and over again holding the main stem down with hooks until you reach the end of the pot. In this illustration to save time and drawings, i started out with a small pot and it reached the end of the pot after the first tiedown. I repotted it into a 10 inch pot which will be my final pot size for this plant in order for me to continue the LST Bends around the inside edge of the pot.

STEP 6 : Now that your new leaf set has formed you have enough length in growth since the first bend(s) to allow you to start bending the stem horizontally around the inside edge of the pot. Use metal hooks again to keep this bend in place. Side branches should be coming along very nicely.

STEP 7 : Continue repeating steps 4 and 6, allowing the plant to grow and then keep tieing it down along the inside edge of pot using metal hooks (or whatever your using) Side branches should be forming and growing up towards the light.

STEP 8 : Continue to repeat step 7 until you are all the way around the pot... when you reach the point where your plant first met the edge of the plant Top the plant (cut off the very top of the plant ) and hold it down horizontally with a metal hook.... During all this time of repeating step 7 you should also be tieing down horizontally the new branches that have formed from the main stem as much as possible until you use up as much space as possible inside the pot as well , the outter branches growing over the outside edge of the pot you can hold down as well with string to keep those tops even with the inner branches.

STEP 9 : After you have used up all possible space inside the pot (or your eggcrate) its time to just let it flower.. This is a side view of how it will and should look by that time with all the side branches growing upwards towards the light.... these will all become Collas unlike a non LST plant will only have one colla.

During flowering and even before due to lack of light on the main stem fan leafs which is all the way to the bottom almost against the soil those fanleafs will die off anyways, i usually cut these off the main stem right after the branch has grown out in that area, keeps things neat down below where you will need good airflow during flowering.. so go ahead and take off any fanleafs coming off the main stem that is going around the inside edge of the pot.

Set your timer to 12/12 and watch it bloom

There is no Step 10 in the picture but we all know what that is HARVEST!!!
 

dahcwon

New Member
Re: "Sour-Bubba" OG Growing under some CFL's:

so here is how she look now all tie down
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You can see the paper clip i use to bend down the stem
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DroJo

Member of the Month 2nd Place Winner (Feb 10')
Re: "Sour-Bubba" OG Growing under some CFL's:

Hey Dahcwon,
Have you begun feeding your ladies? At what strength?
 

dahcwon

New Member
Re: "Sour-Bubba" OG Growing under some CFL's:

yeah i put just apince of Fox Farms Big Bloom in with a cup of water
 

DroJo

Member of the Month 2nd Place Winner (Feb 10')
Re: "Sour-Bubba" OG Growing under some CFL's:

Do you have any measuring spoons? Your lady does look a tad famished. Try giving them 1/4 Tbl of Big Bloom and 1/2 tsp of grow big per gallon :ganjamon:

here's something that may prove to be quite handy
Fox Farm Feeding Schedule

good luck w/the grow:surf:
 

dahcwon

New Member
Re: "Sour-Bubba" OG Growing under some CFL's:

Do you have any measuring spoons? Your lady does look a tad famished. Try giving them 1/4 Tbl of Big Bloom and 1/2 tsp of grow big per gallon :ganjamon:

here's something that may prove to be quite handy
Fox Farm Feeding Schedule

good luck w/the grow:surf:

:thanks: Drojo next time feed ill give that go and see how it works for me:48:
 

dahcwon

New Member
Re: "Sour-Bubba" OG Growing under some CFL's:

Just did my second bend in my girl to keep with Low Stress Trainin

Plus i did my nutes like drojo say i should:51:
 

OldMedMan

Jimmy Max Parker 11/2/41 - 02/19/17, Member of the Month: Dec 2009, Nov 2010, June 2011, May 2012, May 2013
Re: "Sour-Bubba" OG Growing under some CFL's:

dahcwon Thanks for the LST page. I had seen it before but I didn't keep the link. I just copied the whole page to a file this time. Thank You Invaluable info.

I can't wait to see your work as we go along. :surf:

I've got my seat and am ready to watch a great grow.:439:
 

dahcwon

New Member
Re: "Sour-Bubba" OG Growing under some CFL's:

Here is some pics after week one of doing the Low Stress Training (LST) and I have started adding the Fox Farm nutes in the amounts that Drojo said I should{1/4TBS Big Bloom & 1/2TPS Big Grow mixed 1 Gallon of water} :thanks: Drojo

I think my lil plant is look very nice. But im not sure whats up with the yellow spots on a few of the fan leafs check the pics and let me know what they could be
From the side
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From the top
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Yellow spot
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Yellow spot
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dahcwon

New Member
Re: "Sour-Bubba" OG Growing under some CFL's:

:thanks: tiger balm i gonna put a few more bends is her before i start to flower so hopeful i can make it all the way around the pot im using :bigtoke:
 

dahcwon

New Member
Re: "Sour-Bubba" OG Growing under some CFL's:

So what should i do about the yellow spots should I clip that leaf or not? chooses chooses
 
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