UVB seems to be working

I have a California light works 24" UVB light about 30" from my Maui Wowie. Being cautious about it's power, I run it 15 min/3x per day. I'm on my second day. I'm not sure if this is good or bad. I'm in my 7th week of flower(9-11 for MW). One of them looked like it wanted to be harvested before I started using the light. Pistils were all brown and curled up. Could see some amber in the trichs. Now after using the light, I'm getting new growth on every bud. It seems like this should be good but I don't want it to get too stressed from the light. (I have stressed her enough). Should I be worried? First 2 pics are from before the light.
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Bill284

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I have a California light works 24" UVB light about 30" from my Maui Wowie. Being cautious about it's power, I run it 15 min/3x per day. I'm on my second day. I'm not sure if this is good or bad. I'm in my 7th week of flower(9-11 for MW). One of them looked like it wanted to be harvested before I started using the light. Pistils were all brown and curled up. Could see some amber in the trichs. Now after using the light, I'm getting new growth on every bud. It seems like this should be good but I don't want it to get too stressed from the light. (I have stressed her enough). Should I be worried? First 2 pics are from before the light.
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Hello @Sleepy One beautiful ladies.
I don't see anything wrong with the 3rd and 4th pics.
Might be my old eyes but looks healthy to Mr.
Maby a clearer pic of what your concerned about might help us.
UVB is like giving her a sunburn.
It makes her develop bigger trics to block sun burn.
It theoretical doesn't cause new growth on other parts of the bud.
Stay safe.
Bill
 
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Hello @Sleepy One beautiful ladies.
I don't see anything wrong with the 3rd and 4th pics.
Might be my old eyes but looks healthy to Mr.
Maby a clearer pic of what your concerned about might help us.
UVB is like giving her a sunburn.
It makes her develop bigger trics to block sun burn.
It theoretical doesn't cause new growth on other parts of the bud.
Stay safe.
Bill
Bill,
They look good, I just didn't expect them to get so much new growth (The really light balls) I just can't get a clearer plcs than these. Where there was no new growth before, each but has multiple new pistils.
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Bill284

Member of the Month: March 2021; April 2022 - Grow Journal of the Month: April 2021 - Plant of the Month: Nov 2021 - Member of the Year: 2021
Bill,
They look good, I just didn't expect them to get so much new growth (The really light balls) I just can't get a clearer plcs than these. Where there was no new growth before, each but has multiple new pistils.
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Do you still see white pistols?
Can you see what color the tric's are?
What day of flower are you on?
What is the recommended flower time of seed company?
Stay safe.
Bill
 

irocu88

Active Member
I am using two of the same bulbs....run them 2 hrs a day the last 3-4 weeks....I have noticed stronger flavor and larger tric's. .....lots more sticky stuff. I am a fan and will continue to use them. lol
 
Do you still see white pistols?
Can you see what color the tric's are?
What day of flower are you on?
What is the recommended flower time of seed company?
Stay safe.
Bill
Yes, both plants have some white pistils. The one plant had stopped making them until I started using the UVB.
Trichs are a mixture of clear, white, and amber. The rest of the plant doesn't look like it's ready for harvest. All the leaves are still perky and green.
It's been 51 days since I switched to 12/12
ILGM flower time is 9-11 weeks.
 
I am using two of the same bulbs....run them 2 hrs a day the last 3-4 weeks....I have noticed stronger flavor and larger tric's. .....lots more sticky stuff. I am a fan and will continue to use them. lol
How far away are the lights, 3 ft? Mine are a few inches shorter than that. I think I'll start increasing the time. Do you turn yours on at about the 6hr mark?
 

Bill284

Member of the Month: March 2021; April 2022 - Grow Journal of the Month: April 2021 - Plant of the Month: Nov 2021 - Member of the Year: 2021
Yes, both plants have some white pistils. The one plant had stopped making them until I started using the UVB.
Trichs are a mixture of clear, white, and amber. The rest of the plant doesn't look like it's ready for harvest. All the leaves are still perky and green.
It's been 51 days since I switched to 12/12
ILGM flower time is 9-11 weeks.
Your 7 weeks into an 11 week strain.
From what I understand that light is recommended to be used the last 2 weeks of flower.
How long have you been using it?
Stay safe.
Bill
 
Your 7 weeks into an 11 week strain.
From what I understand that light is recommended to be used the last 2 weeks of flower.
How long have you been using it?
Stay safe.
Bill
I've only been using it a day or 2 for 15 min, 3x per day. I'm going to back off till later. I think one of them is not happy with it right now.
 

irocu88

Active Member
How far away are the lights, 3 ft? Mine are a few inches shorter than that. I think I'll start increasing the time. Do you turn yours on at about the 6hr mar
My lights come on at 0330 and off at 2130.... my UVB's run noon to 2 and I run mine at about 24-30" as they run along each side of a raptor cool hood and 1000 watter.
 

irocu88

Active Member
Your 7 weeks into an 11 week strain.
From what I understand that light is recommended to be used the last 2 weeks of flower.
How long have you been using it?
Stay safe.
Bill
True.... I had run them 4 hours at first and ended up with some burning....(I think) so I cut them back to 2 hours......although the white widow seems to like them.
 

gr865

Well-Known Member
Bill,
They look good, I just didn't expect them to get so much new growth (The really light balls) I just can't get a clearer plcs than these. Where there was no new growth before, each but has multiple new pistils.
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Have you done a flush lately. That is the way my ladies look after I do the final flush prior to harvest.
Don't believe it is from the UVB lamp.
 
gr,
Yes, I flushed on the 31st. I have also found that I need to calibrate my Hanna PH pen because I took a reading of tap water and it was 6.8. I put some PH Down into it (half an eyedropper) It went too low., so I dumped half of the water out and added more tap water.. I did this 3 times and no change. I recalibrated and took a reading of fresh water. PH was 6.3. Now I just wonder if, in addition to starving them to death, I was feeding them acid water.
I'm making so many mistakes that my next grow is going to be GREAT!
 
Ok, so I'm into the 10th week of flower on my Maui Wowie. I'm thinking the one with the yellow leaves is about ready. Trichs are cloudy with a chance of Amber. The greener one maybe a little longer, but the trichs seem to be cloudy as well. I can't get clear pics of the trichomes. Dou you think it's about harvest time?

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Bill284

Member of the Month: March 2021; April 2022 - Grow Journal of the Month: April 2021 - Plant of the Month: Nov 2021 - Member of the Year: 2021
Ok, so I'm into the 10th week of flower on my Maui Wowie. I'm thinking the one with the yellow leaves is about ready. Trichs are cloudy with a chance of Amber. The greener one maybe a little longer, but the trichs seem to be cloudy as well. I can't get clear pics of the trichomes. Dou you think it's about harvest time?

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Hey @Sleepy One great garden.
Have all the pistols turned red and crinkled in.
I can't tell for sure but it looks like there is some white left.
Once the white is gone then check your trics.
Stay safe.
Bill
 
Hi bill,
Yes, the pistils have been red and curled in for a while now, but whenever I use the UVB they seem to want to produce new growth (white pistils). I didn't see much, if any, new growth today though. Actually, those pics are a few days old, so I added some from today. The leaves that are turning yellow are also turning purple. It can't be low on phosphorus though.

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Bill284

Member of the Month: March 2021; April 2022 - Grow Journal of the Month: April 2021 - Plant of the Month: Nov 2021 - Member of the Year: 2021
Hi bill,
Yes, the pistils have been red and curled in for a while now, but whenever I use the UVB they seem to want to produce new growth (white pistils). I didn't see much, if any, new growth today though. Actually, those pics are a few days old, so I added some from today. The leaves that are turning yellow are also turning purple. It can't be low on phosphorus though.

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Shut your lights off for 36 hrs then chop that beautiful baby.
If you have your Amber's she is ready to go.
Stay safe.
Bill
 

Bill284

Member of the Month: March 2021; April 2022 - Grow Journal of the Month: April 2021 - Plant of the Month: Nov 2021 - Member of the Year: 2021
Bill,
What does it do when you turn the lights off?
Led lights actually degreade your trics.
So after 12 hrs of light they are degrading away.
When you turn your lights off for 36hrs pre harvest your trics swell like balloons.
Filling with all that good resinous goo.
So when your ready to harvest turn your lights out for 36 hrs then chop.
You will be pleased with the results.
Stay safe.
Bill
 
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