NYGC Coco: New years Grow #2

Got a bunch of seeds dropped. Not sure which ones are going to come up. I have my environment dialed in but the seeds are taking forever to germinate. I am starting to think the tap water is not good for them. 🤣 🤣 

I will be patient and give them a few more days. I have three autos I have started for the one cola challenge. There are two Cherry Suckers from SOFEM and one Bruce Banner from HGC co. 

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Posted : 01/01/2023 11:41 am HappyCultivator and TheBrad liked
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Alright! So I have found that going right into coco coir once the seedling opens is working for me perfectly. I'm loving it actually. Fuck Jiffy Peat Pellets. 

I say that because I believe I finally have pinpointed my struggles with seedlings. I think the real problem is that I am drowning them. The peat pellets can get too water logged and I am an expert at getting them too wet. 🤣 🤣 

I went to check on a seedling that looked weird and had dropped its shell. So I started inspecting it and when I touched the cotyledons the whole seedling turned to mush. 🤣 🤣 🤣 That was my fault, obviously. So since it is hard to overwater Coco Coir I went straight to that from the paper towel and it seems to have fixed my issues. 

Unfortunately, the Zombie Death Fuck is not going to make it and I do not have any more of those seeds.  I have replaced it with a seed I got from @berkshire.bud and named it Berkshire Blueberry.  A few other seeds didn't make it either so I dropped two Apple Bars From Honeycomb Farms along with a Gelato Cake from THseeds. 

The one cola Auto flower are about to go into the 4x4 under the 660watt Medic Grow Fold-6. It is all cleaned and ready to go. The flower room is also ready to go. I am pretty excited to get these ladies going. 😀 😀 😀 😎 😎 Hoping the Nasty Nanna comes out Stank Nasty!! 🤣 🤣 🤣  I will give an update on the strains that survived and which ones will be making it to the dance on the next post. 🤩 😎 🤣 

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Posted : 01/09/2023 10:16 pm Tropa, Nochmonster, HappyCultivator and 1 people liked
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It has been a little over a week since the last update. The autos in the 4x4 are doing fantastic and I have got the larger seedlings into the pots in the flower room. 

Right now I have the two Cherry Sucker Autos and a Bruce Banner Auto in the 4x4. In the flowering room it looks like I will be growing 2 Mimosa X Orange Punch , Bomb Shoes, Pepe Le Glue, 2 Apple Bars, Blueberry, Gelato Cake and I think the Nasty Nana might make it also. 😀 😀 😀 🤗 🤗 

The Bomb Shoes looks different than anything I have grown so far. It has a lot of 3 point leaves and heavy Indica looking. It doesn't look sick or stressed, just different, in a good way. 🤩 

Everything looks good I think. I gave the Auto-flowers in the 4x4 a clean up by removing a couple lower nodes I and completed the first topping of a mainline on the four plants in the grow room. I feel like things are moving a little slow but that is ok. I like to take my time and make sure I do a decent job.

I will be moving the other ladies in the seedling tent into the grow room in another few days probably. Depending on time and size, I may need to flower these other ones sooner than I would like. I am not sure though so we will see. 

I have the PH of the nutrient solution at 5.6 and let it rise to about 6.5 before I bring it back down to the proper range again. With the reservoir at 50 gallons it takes about 35ml of PH down to go from 6.5 to 5.6.

I am still following Dr MJ Coco's feed schedule, found in his book. I scale back the KoolBloom by at least 1/2  to  1/3rd strength, which is the only modification I make to it. 

Here are some updated Pics.

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Posted : 01/18/2023 12:44 pm TheBrad and Tropa liked
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Here are the seedlings about to go into their final pots soon. 😎 

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Posted : 01/18/2023 12:50 pm Nochmonster, HappyCultivator, Bowm6127 and 2 people liked
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So far, everything is smooth sailing. I just cleaned out the reservoir yesterday. It hadn't been cleaned in over 3 weeks and still looked fantastic.  The reservoir is on a cement floor and keeps the water temps in an acceptable range. It will fluctuate between 70 and 75 degrees. I really wish it was about 5 degrees cooler.

I have included pictures of the EC , temperature and PH of the reservoir AND of the tap water I use.  The tap water is HARD and contains mostly Ca and Mg. It's EC is within the acceptable range for indoor gardening. I do have to add a little more PH down to get it into proper range after mixing. (5ml per gallon)

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The reservoir readings were taken 24hrs after cleaning and refilling it. The PH has crept up just slightly from yesterday. I am still happy with the data but I wish the temps were 5 degrees lower.

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The first topping was completed on the 5 plants in the back of the flower room yesterday and the final mainline topping on three of the four larger front area plants were done yesterday as well. I have dialed in the watering amount just by visually observing runoff and adjusting as needed. 

Here are some updated pics. I am super happy with them right now but they do seem to be growing a little slower than my last grow, but still very pleased. I am going to wait another week or two before flipping them to flower, probably.

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Here are the autos!!  One of these lucky ladies is going to get a major ONE COLA haircut!! 🤣 🤣 Not sure which one it will be and I am running out of time to decide. 

They are doing fantastic and I believe the Cherry Sucker has started it's flowering period and the Bruce Banner is not far behind. I need to get to chopping some nodes off. The smaller Cherry Sucker auto was a bit of a freak and branched off four ways right from the start. So she is likely not a good candidate for the one cola challenge.

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Posted : 01/27/2023 11:08 am HappyCultivator, TheBrad, E&E818 and 2 people liked
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Flip Day! there is not much going on. I have just been topping the plants and keeping the reservoir filled. I did switch from 34% H2O2 to beneficial bacteria to keep the reservoir clean and I am liking the change so far. 

I was not able to bring myself to top the auto before it started flowering. So I guess I am bailing from the one cola challenge. I will participate in a side challenge one of these times. 😎 I am kind of bummed. The one plant I wanted to top for the one cola challenge grew in like a freak and I didn't want to mess with the mutant. The other 2 autos were just to pretty to chop up I thought.

I have the auto flowers on an 18/6 regiment and fertigating 6 times a day. The flower room plants will be receiving 5 waterings a day until harvest.

I can't wait to see these ladies stretch. I may take some clones in the next day or two. The Bomb Shoes Berkshire Bud gave me looks and smells incredible in vegetation. It has some really unique traits.  I am really excited for that one.

I will be spending quite some time doing some light selective defoliation over the next few days and couple of weeks. I find week 2 to week  two and a half is a good time to stop cutting on the plants.

Here are some pics taken yesterday, the 12th of February, right before they were flipped.

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Posted : 02/13/2023 11:01 pm HappyCultivator and Tropa liked
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