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Big Bang from Greenhouse Seeds

This run consists of two Big Bang photoperiods in 7 gallon plastic pots.  The medium is a 2:1:1 blend of Black Gold soil, coco coir, and peat moss. Added a touch of perlite to taste and amended with Down to Earth 444 and worm castings.  These two plants are cuttings from an earlier plant and I will not be covering the vegetative phase; we will skip right to flowering.  During veg, no training was done but I did prune to clean up the branches of lower growth about a week prior to moving the plants to a flowering tent.

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Posted : 07/14/2021 8:31 am Chefomj liked
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Day one of flower was 7/11/21. I set up the trellis and guided the branches through the trellis to create some spacing between the branches as well as the walls of the tent. After a couple days of growth, which brings us up to date, I used a combination of twisty ties and the trellis net to begin forming the canopy.

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Posted : 07/14/2021 8:53 am
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Before the stretch starts I want to be sure the plants have all the nutrients they will need so I top dressed each with 1/2cup of DTE 484 and 1/2cup worm castings, then watered in using tap water which has a PH of 6.4ish. I will be using DTE dry nutrients for this grow along with Botanicare Calmag plus if needed.

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Posted : 07/14/2021 8:59 am
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As some branches get ahead of the others I bend and tie them down to the trellis.

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Also as growth continues and branches are tied down, I remove any new growth from the underside of the branch and clean up new growth up to the growth tip of low growth that I want to keep.

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Posted : 07/16/2021 8:53 pm HempWithGg liked
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Today I brought a couple branches toward some more open spots and that was it for the trellis. I then removed about a solid hand full of lower bud sites that were buried under the canopy that wouldn't have developed to where I like.

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Posted : 07/18/2021 11:14 pm HempWithGg liked
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So far it's just add water with ph out of the tap 6.4 and letting it gas off. I am removing only leaves that are blocking main bud sites and only a few at a time so not to cause too much stress to the plants.

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Posted : 07/24/2021 8:36 pm Chefomj liked
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It has been two weeks since the last top dressing, which was at half rate, so I top dressed again with 1/2 cup DTE 484 and 1/2 cup worm castings. I dont know if it really makes a difference, but I top dress with worm castings to keep the topsoil inoculated with microbes being the amendments are concentrated at the surface. One practice I have stopped is breaking up the surface when it crusts over. I try not to disturb the surface so I dont disrupt the microbiology.

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I have a mutant branch compared to another branch, looks kinda spindly but curious to see how it develops;

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Posted : 07/27/2021 8:34 am HempWithGg and Chefomj liked
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Watered and did a little selective defoliation.

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Posted : 07/30/2021 7:48 am Chefomj liked
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Put together a 4ft T5 LED rig to supplement the walls and corners. At 17 inches, they provide 90-100 additional ppfd; I did cut off the plastic lens on the build which increased ppfd by like 30%.

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After that ordeal, I plucked a few leaves from the canopy; I typically  work my way top to bottom and pick the leaves which cast shadows onto colas.

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Posted : 07/30/2021 11:36 pm Chefomj liked
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Day 21 since flipping to 12/12 and lollipopped both plants up to the underside of the trellis. I usually dont lollipop and just remove them as the plant sheds them so now thats one less chore I have to do in the long run.

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Posted : 07/31/2021 7:31 pm Chefomj liked
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Looks like these plants are ready to go; the next three weeks are when I push the plants. Then it's coast to harvest.

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Posted : 08/01/2021 1:19 am Chefomj liked
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Four weeks down and time to topdress again; this time using a 1-2-2 blend of DTE.

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Posted : 08/10/2021 11:43 pm Chefomj liked
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Been dealing with a calcium deficiency which started mid week 4 id say but I've been so busy with other things I totally missed the early signs. Once the telltale spotting began I checked root zone ph to make sure it wasnt too low. Ph is good, temp isn't an issue so next I reviewed my watering schedule and it wasn't over watering. After I was sure I was dealing with a true deficiency I included 5ml/gal calmag to each watering and the progression has stopped and buds are still fattening up. Damage done but avoided a total loss.

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Posted : 08/20/2021 10:22 pm Chefomj liked
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Started flushing and despite having an issue with nutrients, I hope to have a decent harvest. Fingers crossed.

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Posted : 09/04/2021 9:43 pm Chefomj liked