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SAFC Misfit Autos: Coco Vs Tupur

Happy to be growing with all of my growmies in the Spring Auto Flower Challenge!

I am growing 4 different auto-flowers from different breeders.

Auto AK - Unknown

Diesel - Royal Queen Seeds

Cheese XXL - Dinafem

Think Different - Dutch Passion.

I grew Think Different in last year's SAFC - she got buried by the other three plants and never had a chance - hopefully that doesn't happen again. The Diesel and the Cheese came as freebies with some photoperiod seeds. Some of the photo-period seeds went auto on us (remember that @chefomj ?) - I am hopeful that these are actually autos and they don't turn out to be Gorilla Cookies 😉 - @cannabisandbeats explains that Diesel from RQS is his least favorite strain, so now I am sort of hoping that it isn't that either. I went ahead and decided I would name the plant after him - you'll see CnB on the seedling bag 😉

I started them off right at midnight as the calendar turned to 4/20

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I scuffed, soaked and transferred to Paper towels as per my tutorial:  https://www.cocoforcannabis.com/germinating-cannabis-seeds-a-step-by-step-guide/

Then I left them in the sealed pyrex until the end of the second day - hour 44. They all had good looking tails and went into the Jiffy.

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They really were ready to go to seedling pots yesterday, but I was busy and then tired and decided they could wait until today. This afternoon I potted them up into their seedling bags. The Cheese and the Diesel are in coco that I recycled fresh from the NYGC grow. The Auto AK and the Think Different are in Tupur. I am going to run them all exactly the same - should be interesting 🙂

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Posted : 04/25/2020 8:25 pm Chefomj, bubble bubble, smotpoker and 6 people liked
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Hey Hey - A little overdue for an update!

So... I tried to cut some corners and got burned! Well the coco plants did. 

I realized pretty late in the game that I did not have fresh Perlite - I have plenty of good buffered and ready Royal Gold Coco, but without perlite it was a non-starter. So I decided to quickly recycle some coco from the NYGC grow that I had just harvested... Well, let this be a lesson to properly rinse and buffer your coco each time - you know like I explain in my own articles and video - LMAO - some lessons need to be learned several times by some people. The coco was too hot and seems like it probably was loaded with K - in any event, the plants reacted badly - and swiftly

Pics from May 2

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Yeah it was tough on the coco girls = especially the Cheese

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There really wasn't much I could do to save Cheese - I worked on both of them, but her roots were fried. The two girls in Tupur of course were fine.

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I potted up to seconds on May 6

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Cheese did not make the cut, but I was still taking care of her. As I focused on helping the coco girls recover, the Tupur Girls were growing well, but they both developed a bit of Mg deficiency. I was a little surprised and unconcerned at first, but it started to warrant my attention and I upped the dose of CalMag. They never really slowed down much because of it.

On May 11, the Tupur girls got decapitated and trimmed for Manifold training.

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You can see their 8 days (so far) in their second containers in the time lapse below. This brings us right up to the present as the final frame in the timelapse is a few minutes ago 😉

You can see that the Diesel is hanging on in her poorly prepared coco (she - um - got tupur in her second container - still no perlite #lockdown) But she is stunted and, well, I don't expect much. As an auto when they get stunted that badly they just will not have time to recover. I think I am just going to have to grow the two tupur girls to be giant beasts 🙂

Be nice 😉

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