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Grand daddy purple, first coco grow

Hi and welcome to my grow journal. 😀 

This grow has been all over the place and its taking shape now. It started out in potting mix and has moved to coco. My previous grows were soil or occasional peat and mostly outdoors. Its only indoors now, so let’s go coco!

Here’s where its at. I have a small 2x4 ft tent and a 240W full spectrum LED. Its a good new light, made by Budget LED with top bin Samsung chips. The cannabis is Grand Daddy Purple fem from Blimburg. I bought them a few years ago and grew some last year outdoors in soil containers. 

I don't have earlier pictures. They were topped and trained, its 37 days into the grow. I just defoliated...

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Here are the leaves i removed. They are so dark. Hopefully the plant will take the shock in stride. Its pretty healthy.

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Here’s how they look underneath. One has been topped twice, to yield 8 colas, and the other topped once and trimmed for 2 colas. The second was much smaller, the seed germinated about 5 days later and its been small. It had a yellow streak on one branch, some kind of mutation or blockage. I consider not continuing this one and replacing it. I have another small tent to veg in. The other is nice and healthy so i have  great expectations. Its at least a week till flip.

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Three days after defol, they’re filling back in. Its about 5 weeks in veg.

The right plant was topped twice, so its pretty bushy, transplanted to 5gal. They’re switched to Dyna gro nutrients and getting stable on that. Starting to show preflowers and alternating nodes, lets see how they look this week. Id like some more lateral growth before flip.

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Ready to flip. 

Hope they fit in my tent, lol. GDP doesn’t stretch much. We’ll see in a few weeks.

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Starting to stretch, a little.

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another defoliation to try to get all the bud sites exposed

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Leaf canopy is filling back in and the nodes are becoming alternate. Its a good time to take some more cuttings. Notice some adventitious root growth. Maybe thats a stress reaction from pruning and the change in nutrients.

I went straight to bloom feed schedule without a week of transition to limit the growth. I had only planned to flower one of these, but fell in love with two so they have to fit. the dynagrow bloom still has a good amount of nitrogen so i expect decent growth before the plants go into full flower. The dynagro recommendations would have a week of grow+bloom nutes at high ppm which would bulk nicely but risk overgrowth.

These adventitious roots from the stem are pretty common.

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a couple cuts from last week. The adventitious roots on the stem of the mother is the same action starting the roots on the cut stems. The cut in perlite with rooting hormone has budding roots.

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Flower stretch is happening. I used the transition nutrient ratio, which means more N, for a couple days to make sure the growth is controlled but not too restricted. Also added enzyme formula into the mix. 

i noticed my runoff pH 5.3 is lower than influx,5.5, which surprised me. So i nudged the pH to 5.8 in. Theres some reasons why it might be going lower. The dyna gro has a proportion of ammonium with the nitrate, and thats to keep ph stable. Also, i used some sphagnum peat in the first potting, maybe thats breaking down especially due to added enzymes. Peat is much more acidic than coco. Its not a big worry, just a little interesting.

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The color is more bright than i expected. Thats the change in nutrients and light. After stripping the older dark leaves the new growth is lighter, as expected. Should be some interesting growth this week.

For comparison here is another kush, only 3 weeks, growing in my other tent still on grow nutes. Its ready to transplant into 3# today.

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Today i will take some cuts from the gdp. Later this I may stretch a net to spread the canopy.

 

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Good stretch going on. I cleaned out the undergrowth to keep the airflow. Good spacing for flowers. The comparison of 3# and 5# containers says 3 gallon is the way to go.

i read that when the plant takes up nitrogen, the ph goes down, when theres a lot of photosynthesis. When the plant takes up more phosphorus and K the pH goes up. That explains my pH runoff observation.

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some cuttings. Three weeks with small roots forming amongst the perlite. I’m going to  try rooting without the dome. I’d like to save three or four for next grow.

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stretch is winding down and flowers are forming

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top view. A lot of bud sites, good exposure. I’m a little concerned about the density and plan separate them. I controlled the growth but why risk overcrowding problems.

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