Discussion in 'Grow Journals' started by Fevs, Sep 21, 2016.
Started another staggered harvest on the 4 crème mandarine auto's.
Lots of bud back again, but still time for lower half of the plants to thicken up more!
Anyway, those fat colas on top, are now drying...
I also did a staggered harvest on the 2 cbd star auto's.
More pics again...lol
So their tent.
4ft x 4ft area. Hps lowered by loads. 600w 400v dual spec lumatek hps.
Love doing a good ol' staggered harvest.
Maybe the cbd star plants could have been left a bit longer, but I chose to whip off the top buds so the lamp can be really low. The crème mandarins still have plenty of buds on..
Ok, so the ever filling up drying tent. Could do with some warmer weather outside. Now the lights are mostly off, the ambient temps 'in my place' have dropped
Lookin good! Seems like you've got this growing malarkey down haha
Yeah thanks mate. Very pleased with the results so far. There will be about half a lb minimum from the staggered harvest, that's still to finish.
I've got big plans this summer. I'm going to have many UK holidays. Love holidays in the UK. You sacrifice a bit of weather to have your weed with you, also not to have to fuck around getting planes and checking in and all that shit... Not much to ask lol
You sound like me! My next grow is gonna be massive then im gonna pack it all in for a bit. I say that but probably won't I find it too therapeutic.
Sounds nice! Im off to Brighton next week myself, bday present from the missus, gonna go see Jimmy Carr lol, always enjoy things better with a stash nearby haha.
How many days before the next staggered harvest?
I saw Jimmy when he was down my way. Legend! I love the way he comes across, so English and insensitive! Love it!
I hope you do your 'going pedal to the metal' journal here. Would like to see that..! lol
They are already in it. All the buds are I mean. Like just going to leave them be like this, until they are rock solid. The plants are only about 12'' tall, so very easy to cover them.
I've done this a few times, once the plant gets over being hacked half to death with scissors, they thrive again within 48-72 hours. Not feeding these nutes though, just water feeds. Have been for a while.
All the plants have had lots of water, I've washed out the old nutes and got rid of the dark orange run off.
I expect them to yellow fast and buds to harden up fast.
Any remaining popcorn too small for anything, I'll decarb it with the trim and add it to the rso jars.
I never plan staggered harvests, they just kind of happen... I don't know why more growers don't stagger the harvest, especially sea of green and scrog growers.
Ive seen him before, he's so good live, hecklers get torn to shreds haha.
Yep! I got it started today, it's kinda all over the place because ive not really done one before. Gonna do 6 plants, vertical scrogs/trellis to max out space. Look for black d.o.g and kings kush on the grow journals section!
Yeah I ask because, it looks like that's what I'll have to do myself. I'm at 6 and a half weeks flowering with about 2 more weeks to go. I'm using UFO LED's in a computer case so although it's bright, it's not penetrating below 5 inches with another 7 below that.
Go for it! It'll work a treat! If I had more flowering plants to go in, it wouldn't be worth it so much... However if you don't, just leave the lower buds for extra time.
I've got a pc grow case too. I'm going to keep my Cinderella mother in there though.
Forgot to tell you. Don't do a staggered harvest when the plant is dry! I have found negative effects. When the plant has had a good drink, the stems ain''t as hollow. I find the best way is to water the plant, then harvest an hour later. Yeah drying time will take longer, but it's the living plant that has a job to do still that matters here. If drying takes an extra 2 days, so be it. A few thirsty plants have started dying on me after doing this when they are thirsty. The air gets in the stems, then boom, you're fucked. Like cloning, you have to stop the air getting in the stem!
Pics of the staggered harvest. I have moved all the plants under the 1000w hps under 12/12. Just to save a bit of money on the electricity by switching a 600w off, also I'm keen to see what happens when I use the 1000w for this. I've only had the 1000w for a few months.
I can start cleaning the place up too. It's a complete mess!
Man straight bud towers!
Hello Fevs. Nice job on your grow! I am very interested in the results from the "grimm mix" reg seeds. I plan to use them in breeding projects if they are good. Could you please take a picture of one of the plants so I can tell which one it is? A description of structure and smell would be greatly appreciated. Thanks for making this journal and keep up the great work!
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