Harvest a Pound Every Three Weeks!

Discussion in 'Hydroponics / Aeroponics' started by StinkBud, Oct 5, 2008.

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    StinkBud

    StinkBud Well-Known Member

    Thank you for the thoughtful and inspiring post. People like you are the reason I started this thread to begin with. It's all about helping our fellow man.

    I'm so glad to hear things are going well for you. Although I started this thread using some of my first Aeroponic designs I never intended it to be around as long as it has. I figured no one would read the post and it would die quickly. Here we are 8 years later and I'm still talking about growing. I have personally tried most growing techniques available. I've never been a big fan-boy of anything. As soon as something get's popular my rebel side comes out and I have to try something different.

    Over the years the growing side of things has become less exciting. I mean there's only so many ways to grow bud and the truth is, organic soil still sets the standard for flavor and smell. For me it's all about genetics. Of course everyone talks a lot of shit but I have to say I'm really excited about some of these new strains I have. The Blackberry Cookies is some kind of freak of nature. The leaves are the biggest I've ever seen. The plant is phat, just like me!

    Trainwreck Cookies! Just saying it makes me piss myself! Damn! I don't have my hopes up but it could end up being really special. The Headband Cookies look like a pure Indica. I have 2 phenos going and they both look the same. The leaves are so wide they overlap each other. A few of the strains have super long stems! I'm talking 6-10" long! It's like nothing I've ever seen before.

    Orange Cookies, Pineapple Cookies, Grape Cookies, Blackberry Cookies! Holy shit, I'm fruity for fruity fucking cookies!

    And the Holy Grail....Pre 98 Bubba Cookies! That's right, two of my favorite strains together in one Indica dominate bundle of green joy. Yes I have cuttings of everything and yes you can have some... If you are a card holding medical patient in Oregon.
     
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    StinkBud

    StinkBud Well-Known Member

    You want to take them out of the plug as soon as possible. If you can get it with just the one long tap root that's the best. If you wait until it has side roots then it gets pretty torn up trying to remove the plug material. The tap root only has to be long enough to get through the neoprene collar. As soon as it can pick up water you are safe.

    You can check the root progress by cracking open the plug. Be real careful! If the root is not long enough just close it back up and wait another day or two. You may want to run the sprayers 24/7 until you get a nice set of roots.
     
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    StinkBud

    StinkBud Well-Known Member

    I have to keep chiming in on this one bro. The best thing for your res is a cooler. It's water tight, light tight, white lid and insulated. It costs a little more but you don't need paint and it never leaks. They work great for cloners too! No more water leaks from the sprayers! Trust me on this bro...

    It is hard finding a cooler without cup holders and all sorts of other crap molded into the lid. It's not a big deal for the reservoir but it sucks for the cloners. The cheap ones are usually the best because they have the simple flat lids.

    The bad news... coolers are expensive! I big cooler can set you back a small ransom. You may already have a couple of old stinky ones in your basement right now. If you don't, I know your uncle does. Everyone has an uncle with stinky coolers in their basement...
     
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    westbmorekush

    westbmorekush Well-Known Member

    Is there any way I can get some of your strains, tired of the same thing on the east coast.

    If I don't fly imma die anyway
     
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    batrgrower

    batrgrower Member

    What do you guys think? Can I pull the bottom 2 stems off and start them as clones?

    They are about 4" long at this point.
     

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    Shroominnm

    Shroominnm Well-Known Member

    I'd personally wait a week.. but you may have luck!
     
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    batrgrower

    batrgrower Member

    Here are some more pictures.
     

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    disbeverk

    disbeverk Well-Known Member

    What stems bruh? The leaves? Can't make clones out of those.

    The answer is LOL NO, let it grow a couple weeks :peace:
     
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    westbmorekush

    westbmorekush Well-Known Member

    Patients bro,

    If I don't fly imma die anyway
     
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    Shroominnm

    Shroominnm Well-Known Member

    Patience.. sorry I had to

    stay smokin'
     
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    westbmorekush

    westbmorekush Well-Known Member

    Lol, that's funny. I do the same thing, I'm a spelling nerd that doesn't check spelling.

    If I don't fly imma die anyway
     
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    batrgrower

    batrgrower Member

    Okay guys, I need some help here. My veg res was about 2 weeks old so I decided to do a change.

    Before I changed it, my plant was in 300ppm nutrient solution, I'm using botanicare pure blend pro line. She was looking really good and healthy.

    She is in week 5 of veg so I thought I'd bump the ppm up to 400-450. After doing that and then adjusting ph down to 5.8 the ppm went up to 550 (does ph down affect ppm that much), but all in all everything was up and running good.

    This morning, the res water is 550 ppm, ph is 5.9 and 60 degrees but she wasn't looking so good, pretty droopy. I have attached pics.

    Is this the effect of too high ppm, or could it just be the res change stressing her out some?
     

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    batrgrower

    batrgrower Member

    After researching a little more I'm thinking maybe the new res water may have been too cold for her.

    The water before the change had been around 68-71 or so. The new water was probably in the low to mid 50's when I put her back in there and this morning it was 60.

    I wasn't even thinking about the water temperature being a problem.

    What steps can I take to rectify this problem? Will she be able to bounce back if I get the water heated up?
     
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    420Barista

    420Barista Well-Known Member

    the sudden change might have shocked her.

    to avoid this have a spare sanitized res fillled a day or 2 b4 you do the change and the standing temps shouldnt be a problem.

    your plant there looks good though.
     
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    batrgrower

    batrgrower Member

    You think that as the res temp naturally heats up that she will recover? Or do I need to take some drastic measures to get things corrected?
     
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    disbeverk

    disbeverk Well-Known Member

    Nah man, they're fine. They're still healthy looking plants, just let the res temp climb back up on it's own, they'll be fine. Don't go changing more things on them and exacerbating your problem.
     
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    batrgrower

    batrgrower Member

    Okay, that sounds good. I'll ride it out and see how she turns out.

    Things have been going so smoothly with her so this problem really had me concerned.

    I'll post back when I have an update.
     
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    batrgrower

    batrgrower Member

    Okay, so I went in to check her progress. Her leaves are starting to curl inwards now.

    I'm really starting to worry she won't be able to recover from this.
     

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    disbeverk

    disbeverk Well-Known Member

    Slow down homie, she's going to be alright. The leaves are dying off from the damage already done, not something new you need to battle. She will recover, and be ok.

    Couple quips though... what's up w/ that humidity bruh? def not helping. Your leaves are tacoing up like heat stress from the low humidity. I'm sure it also contributed to those leaves crisping up.

    What lights are you running? You'll want to insulate the top of the res to stop light/heat from getting in. Keep an eye on the roots and make sure they stay healthy, and stay on top of your res temps.
     
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    batrgrower

    batrgrower Member

    Man, that humidity is something I've been battling from the start. I've got the room sealed up with panda film (although I'm sure air is escaping/entering from all kinds of cracks and crevices, I didn't get the room air tight) except for a bathroom vent fan in the ceiling and I'm running a humidifier in there nonstop. Some days it will get up to 25%-30% and other days it'll be down in the teens.

    It has started to get really cold where I live outside and I think because of that the humidity has significantly dropped. I'm thinking I might need to get a humidifier with higher output, that's something I've been looking into.

    I'm running a 4 bulb T5. I had wondered at the start if the light getting into the top of the lid was going to be a problem but one of the guys, superstoner, was a big part of this thread a couple years ago and he insisted the yellow lids weren't a problem. My res temps have never gotten above 70-71 even when the room is 76-79.

    Everything is looking better this morning, she's standing up better and looking like she'll recover. But, you're right those other leaves are going to be dying off. I'll keep updates periodically on progress.

    Thanks for everyone's input.
     
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