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Hurricane Irma, no power what do I do?

Discussion in 'Indoor Growing' started by bakedMinotaurs, Sep 11, 2017.

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    bakedMinotaurs

    bakedMinotaurs Member

    Hello everyone this is my first post here. I have been on the forums pretty much daily for the last 3 months trying to get everything ready for my first grow.

    Everything has been going perfect i built a 3x3x6 box for my closet and have wrapped with Mylar. Regular lasco floor fan air circulating from bottom to top of box. I'm using a 1000 watt led light off eBay (was skeptical at first but bought it because it was pretty cheap) for $65. I am using Whitney Farms organic soil and used Alaskan fish fertilizer only during my 6 week veg. My girl has been flowering now for exactly 28 days. I'm using the fox farms trio according to the feeding chart and I'm using regular tap water that I boil for about 10 minutes, and then let cool. (Next grow will definitely learn to adjust water properly but this is my first grow and everything is a little overwhelming at first.)

    Ok so my problem is we just lost power last night due to hurricane Irma, I have my girl sitting in the window hoping we get power soon. Does anyone know how bad this will stress my baby? I am already noticing leaves curling inward and some are curling up looking for light. Any help is appreciated like I said it's my first grow and was a bag seed from strain pink kush. She is looking beautiful now so I'd hate for this to take negative affects.

    Thanks everybody I'm talking to her assuring her that she will be fine! Don't know if it helps but it sure makes me feel better

    The pictures are of my baby before the power went out, and then after when I have her in my window. Thanks for any help I believe she will be ok I just hope we get power soon
     

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    Photon Flinger

    Photon Flinger Well-Known Member

    It is in flowering so the extra dark will help.

    Put it back and leave it alone.
     
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    Indacouch

    Indacouch Well-Known Member

    Your boiling your water
     
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    chemphlegm

    chemphlegm Well-Known Member

    give it 12 hours of daylight and 12 hours of darkness for best results, continue when power goes on.
     
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    donkeyshow

    donkeyshow Well-Known Member

    I would make sure it gets decent ventilation though. Not sure how humid etc it is in your closet
     
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    Photon Flinger

    Photon Flinger Well-Known Member

    Good one. Kill 2 birds with one stone - he should stay in the closet with the plant and blow on it.
     
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    bakedMinotaurs

    bakedMinotaurs Member

    I was going to do that, but I'm not sure how long power will be out for. Half of Florida lost power yesterday, but I figure if we don't get power within a week or so I'd like to have already sort of acclimated her to the sunlight and move her outside for the rest of flower :/
     
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    bakedMinotaurs

    bakedMinotaurs Member

    I boil it and let it cool It's only option right now
     
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    bakedMinotaurs

    bakedMinotaurs Member

    I'm leaving her in sunlight in a window and she looks like she hasn't minded so far, been there since about 8:30am it's now 2:00pm and she looks like she doesn't mind, hoping for power soon though
     
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    Gquebed

    Gquebed Well-Known Member

    Looks like you did alright for your first grow.

    How many weeks into bloom was she? Im guess 4ish weeks or so?

    If so then keep her on a 12/12 light sched and when power comes back get her going as usual. If she is past 6 weeks i would just call it a win..chop her and dry/cure... and get another plant going...
     
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    bakedMinotaurs

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    Thank you, i have exceeded my expectations by a million on this plant. Next one will be even better. Yes she's at exactly 28 days today, she doesn't seem to mind the light change so far and my schedule is 6:30am-6:30pm, I tried to keep as close to outside times as possible.
     
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    chillok

    chillok Well-Known Member

    Power out for a couple hours here, scheduled lights on at 9pm. 10 days since flip. I've had tent open (in dark area) for air, and plan to pull them out of tent but keep in dark if power remains out.

    Best of luck to those heavily impacted, and good luck to the indoor folks.
     
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    bakedMinotaurs

    bakedMinotaurs Member

    Day 2 of no power, temperature is starting to worry me the thermostat in my bucket reads almost 82, fan leaves seem to be curling inward and the sugar leaves look like they are reaching for the sunlight. Going to water today before she goes to sleep.

    We are getting a generator later today, so I'm thinking finish out the day with the sunlight and back in closet in the dark at 6:30pm. then tomorrow when I am able to turn light on will the light put the plant in shock? Or will it not really that big of a deal seems how she was in sunlight for only 2 days? Should I have her in the sunlight for part of day tomorrow and then transfer under my light? Or just start back to my sched under light like normal?

    Thanks for any help, i won't be too upset if things go wrong, like I said my first ever grow and it was from a bag seed and almost died at seedling, but she fought through everything so far and she doesn't seem to be minding the outdoor light so much. She's a trooper and a fighter and she smells so good. I will continue to post pics of the grow of anyone is interested to see how she turns out. Right now she's producing thricomes like crazy
     

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    Gquebed

    Gquebed Well-Known Member

    Well at 28 days then you might want to battle it out a bit for some more weight, as she will have time to recover from whatever shock she might be suffering.

    As long as you havent messed too much with the light schedule too much and she is getting some there should not be too much shock anyway..

    Week 5 and 6 (assuming its an 8 or 9 week finisher) is where she will fatten up. Just keep her on 12 hours of light and she should be fine.
     
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    bakedMinotaurs

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    3:20pm and we have power! The only mess up in light sched was I had to give an extra hour of dark because sun doesn't fully come up until 7:30am, so 2 days of that light sched I may just continue lights on at 7:30am and off at 6:30pm, next month maybe lights on at 8:30am and lights off at 6:30pm
     

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    PuffAdder

    PuffAdder Member

    Great news! Keep us posted for the rest of the growbongsmilie
     
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    SoOLED

    SoOLED Well-Known Member

    DONT put them outside!!

    next to a window or something.
     
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    bakedMinotaurs

    bakedMinotaurs Member

    Day 34 of flower things are back to normal, I noticed she's starting to spit out orange hairs like crazy! I have a 60x joulers loupe to check trichomes and plan to start flushing at about 50% cloudy thricomes. I may wait until about 75% cloudy and try to harvest around 50% cloudy and 50% amber.

    I'm really looking forward to seeing how these buds grow and develop
     

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    chillok

    chillok Well-Known Member

    My girls were lights out when power went out. Amazingly came back on only thirty minutes past their scheduled lights on. But.. my 6"inline fan died at some point after lights on! Luckily room temp was in the mid 60s and I had COB led. 82F tent temp when I discovered inline fan died. Maybe the fan didn't like the power surges. Luckily my local hydro had fans at fair price. Replaced next day ugh.

    Paradise Delehaze on left and Ace Malawi on right. Delehaze was popped two weeks after Malawi but she caught up nicely. Malawi is a full mainline while Delehaze was only topped once. Mainlining is a slow process. I let early side branching develop with Delehaze, promoting a healthy canopy with lots of tasty bud sites. :)

    F-You Irma!!
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    bakedMinotaurs

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    Hey everybody so I seem to be having a problem now. Last night before lights out I watered her with fox farms trio nutrients 3tsp/gal of big bloom, 2tsp/gal grow big, and 2tsp/gal tiger bloom (I went off the soil feeding chart)

    Ok so my problem now is when I went to turn lights on I noticed about half of my fan leaves turning yellow and some of them died off completely. It looks a lot like nitrogen deficiency which could make sense because I haven't fed her nitrogen since I flowered her except what is in the fox farms nutrients. My next feeding should I add a little more N? Next feeding will be with plain water so should I mix only N nutes? Or does it look like I have another problem?

    I know it is normal for a few of the fan leaves to die off, I've had so far maybe 3-4 per week since flowering that died off which I know is normal...but within one night almost 50% of fan leaves are turning yellow. Mostly lower fan leaves the leaves up top haven't been effected yet
     

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