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My 8hr flowering experiment

Discussion in 'Grow Journals' started by torontoke, Mar 27, 2015.

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    torontoke

    torontoke Well-Known Member

    I agree but I'm interested in the actual numbers. It's a trade off and I see the pro and cons of both theories but that tells me that in most of these situations the perfect comprise is usually somewhere in the middle but where?
    Would be nice to have the info charted.
    This many watts to this many gals equals this amount per week or month or hour.
    Anything is better then the current collection of broken info.
    I'm dreaming in technicolor I'm sure
     
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    ttystikk

    ttystikk Well-Known Member

    With a properly designed perpetual op, you only 'lose' the veg time once. After that, the pipeline is full and things just keep on truckin' thru.
     
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    ttystikk

    ttystikk Well-Known Member

    There's an interface between the plant's own characteristics and the design of the operation they're in.
     
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    torontoke

    torontoke Well-Known Member

    Another dank Sinatra male has shown up to party but he wasn't invited.
    Not going to add another plant I'll use the space to spread these out a lil.
    I'll be adding another ds when the lucky charms comes down.

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    torontoke

    torontoke Well-Known Member

    I think I might be thinking bout this too much but I'm pretty sure you'd lose the veg time either way sir.
    Just because you have another 4monthed veg plant behind it doesn't change the fact that you would be losing 4 months worth of work. One minor hiccup and 1/4 of the year is fucked.
    It's a risk/reward scenario for sure.
    Lots of time and risk is worth it for lots of reward but there's certainly a trade off.
    Maybe this topic is a bit like pissing in the wind tho since there isn't a known guideline to check for what works best for every situation.
    Just medicated bantering.
    I'll quit thinking now for sure....
     
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    zoic

    zoic Well-Known Member

    I do not want to play devils advocate but .... are all experiments not risk/reward
     
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    torontoke

    torontoke Well-Known Member

    Experiments are for sure sir.
    But at what point is something no longer an experiment?
    I wouldn't call using 8hrs an experiment anymore. It's simply how I grow now.
    Same as ttystick and his wall o weed.
    He seems to have the method down and I'm sure it's what he'll do forever now.
     
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    zoic

    zoic Well-Known Member

    Good point. It certainly looks intriguing but I cannot pull that off here.
     
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    ttystikk

    ttystikk Well-Known Member

    One hiccup means one batch is affected.

    If you want a crop every month, you start one every month. After however many months of veg, you flip every month. Then two months later you get a crop... every month.

    The only difference between pulling monthly crops and weekly ones is how many are in process at any given time.

    Since veg plants are smaller, the cost is lower and the space required is less.
     
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    torontoke

    torontoke Well-Known Member

    I understand how the veg and flower process works bud.
    I think we are on the same page but perhaps something is lost in translation.
    Was simply saying I agree with groerr that if u lose a plant u veg'd that long its more work down the drain then 10 plants only veg'd for a month.
     
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    ttystikk

    ttystikk Well-Known Member

    This is true unless there's a plant count constraint.

    Also, with a larger/longer veg, there's the opportunity to have an extra to fill in the hole where a plant failed to thrive, so the space isn't wasted.

    Different way to skin the same cat, in this case responsive to max yield while minimising plant count.
     
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    torontoke

    torontoke Well-Known Member

    Gpb revved
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    Dreadfully dank dd

    Dreadfully dank dd Member

    Ive been a little worried about mine (first grow) but the one "lagging behind" looks like yours. Thanks for inadvertently reassuring me 20170912_151416.jpg
     
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    torontoke

    torontoke Well-Known Member

    It will be late October before it's done. Hopefully the weather holds out for all of us.
    Outdoor growing in our neck of the woods is enough to make a guy stay indoors.
    Good luck
     
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    Dreadfully dank dd

    Dreadfully dank dd Member

    A few days ago i found debris on one plant. The top cola was broken over the opposite direction but not all the way. I removed the debris and gently leaned the cola back over and have left it alone. It appears to be doing ok but i want to do what it needs to be healthy overall. Any insight? This pic was taken today, 3 days post injury 20170912_151416.jpg
     
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    torontoke

    torontoke Well-Known Member

    Usually if I break a branch or top I put some honey on the split and put duct tape over it to help it stay in place. They are pretty rugged plants that can handle some abuse.
    The honey seems to make it heal a lil quicker and a knuckle will form.
     
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    ttystikk

    ttystikk Well-Known Member

    Haven't heard of the honey trick before. I should try that...
     
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    torontoke

    torontoke Well-Known Member

    Honey is a natural antiseptic and antibacterial which is why it works for cuttings too.
    Keeps things clean so the plant can focus on healing

    Edit: Certain types of honey also contain beneficial enzymes to help promote new growth
     
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    Dreadfully dank dd

    Dreadfully dank dd Member

    Thanks, I'll try that
     
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    torontoke

    torontoke Well-Known Member

    Pulled another male dank Sinatra today.
    Replaced him with a known female that showed in my tent.
    Good thing I had to many to choose from:eyesmoke:

    Here's the new girl pre flip
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    Field trip
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    More cowbell
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    Lucky charms
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