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NYGC Soil: 1st challenge

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Seeds planted 12/30. Not sure what group this would fall under I’m guessing soil.

Media

Running coast of Maine stonington blend with a layer of happy frog on top with additional perlite. Media was sterilized via a cookie sheet on the grill @350 for 20 mins (I received some root aphids in my media last time so I’m being extra cautious). Recharge was added after the soil cooled overnight in the tent and then the beans were planted. 

Light
Mars hydro tsl 2000

2x4x6 covert grow tent

1 oscillating tower

s4 ac infinity exhaust fan with carbon filter. Running passive intake.

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From left to right: gelato, td, ak, gelato

gelato and ak

both are at the 4th node. Started LST on the gelato, will start on ak in a day or so when I can fit the plant tie under the node without obstructing  the growth tips. Going for the circle of life training. (We’ll see how I get before flower)

the other gelato seeding is either a mutant or I stunted with over watering. The 1st true leaves are wavy and the second set have a much thinner blades than the other one (could just a be the different pheno). 

Tangerine dream

Looks healthy just behind the others due to being the last to sprout.

 

Next AF run I may do half the plants direct sow vs transplant as I found it tricky to water the first week in such a large container. 

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Week 3 update
temp is around 75
hum at 60-65

All plants are now being LST. Did a light defoliate. Any leaves touching the soil after the bend we’re removed. I also took off 1 fan leaf on the 2nd gelato as it was covering up the new growth tips after the bend. 

I dialed up the lights some. Showing 550-600 ppfd per Photone app.

Currently waiting on the soil to dry out so I can apply the first top dressing. 

 

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NYGC Soil: 1st challenge - week 4

 

All are now in flower.

Nutrients

All pots were top dressed with a 50/50 ratio of 444 down to earth, and 394 dr earth flower girl at 1.5tbs per gallon. not sure if the calcium and magnesium in the 444 have started releasing yet as it’s only been a few days. Watering at 6.5

the ak 47 (grey bag) appears to be showing magnesium deficiency. Will prob apply a foliar feed of either epsom salt or cal mag tonight. 

Training

Continuing to tie down branches to try to spread the canopy to cover the perimeter of the grow bags and to maintain an even canopy. Plants should start the stretch soon and I’ll then only tie down or super crop to maintain an even canopy.

Light

dialed up the dimmer to 75%. Showing ~800 ppfd per the Photone app.

Temp and Hum

increased the exhaust fan up to 4 as the increase in the light raised the temp to 81

Temp dropped to around 76
hum sitting around 40-50%

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Week 4 flower / still having issues

Temp : ~80

hum: 48-53%

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Ak 47: still having issues. Applied 3 foliar feeds (1st 2 1tbs epsom salt / gallon ph 6.8) 3rd cal mag solution. I checked the soil ph with a slurry test and it’s good at 6.4. 

Added a compost tea 2 weeks ago (ewc, seabird guano, dr earth earth flower girl 2 tbs)

top dressed all 4 plants Monday with DTE 444 / dr earth 394 2tbs / gallon @ 30/70 ratio.

gave 1 feeding of fox farm grow big / tiger bloom/ kelp me kelp you / cal mag at the week 3 half dosage) I was trying to keep the grow all organic but I wanted to get the plants some quick release nutrients and didn’t know if the top dressing would release in time. Not really seeing a difference to the problems. 

the tangerine dream seems to have a nitrogen deficiency. It also has some pink discoloration on the leaves. Not sure what that is. 

the gelatos are the back. 
pheno 1 (back left) has been droopy from weeks. I upgraded my humidifier to the one recommending here as the smaller one I had couldn’t hold enough water and would occasionally run dry while I was at work causing big humidity swings. I was thinking it was overwatered earlier and the humidity swings causing transpiration issues. It seems to have perked up some this week. This will prob end up being the biggest plant as it seems to be a couple weeks behind in flower development. 

pheno 2 (back right) looks decent, leaves are really skinny and it looks like it had some nitrogen deficiency but also showing light tips (doesn’t really look like nutrient burn but not sure) 

I’ve been watering every 3 days (minimal runoff (5% if that) adding 1tps of recharge once per week.  Next watering is today.

I hope I can push it to the finish line. Next time I grow autos in the fall I’m starting in solo cups and then will transplant once.

Will be doing photos on my next run and will prob do 2 plants synthetic and 2 organic (bigger pots).

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NYGC Soil: 1st challenge

Bottom and top are the same plant (ak 47) Top pic is from yesterday. The bottom is from last week I believe. Attached to this post is the tangerine dream from yesterday.

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2 plants are getting close

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Temp mid 80s

hum 48-53%

Chugging along. 

tangerine dream and ak 47  are getting close. 2 weeks per the breeder. Started scoping the trichomes yesterday. Still some clear and a few ambers.

the 2 gelatos are further behind. The one on the left has finally perked up. It appears the stress (I’m assuming from overwatering) has caused it stall in flowering and is just now starting to form buds. I almost tossed this plant a month ago but now it’s the biggest one. The gelato on the right still has really skinny leaves but is just starting to stack. I’m thinking around 5 weeks left for the left gelato and 3-4 for the one of the right. 

Nutrients

Top dressed Dr earth 394 2tbs / gallon on 3/4. Might top dress the gelatos one more time (we’ll see). Using dechlorinated tap water ph 6.8 with 2tsp magnesium dissolved every other watering. Will stop giving the ak and td recharge this week, and continue giving recharge 1x week for the gelatos till it looks like I’m 2 weeks out. Will prob give the gelatos another dose of fermented banana peel tea next week. 

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