I give up, this is not for me...

Severed Tongue

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Not really. Just because you've had smooth sailing doesn't mean everyone else will. Too many variables pertain to us all and our own growing environment. Whether it's indoor or out, it's not an equal playing field for all of us
I literally put a seed in a pot outside last summer and watered it once in a while....
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Yes, thats misting water..... and yea... it was bagseed, and turned out to be a dude.... but not the point. Nature grew a plant, I just had to give it water because it's in a pot.... I think I gave it Miracle-Gro 15-30-15 Bloom once or twice through the summer.

I gave my friend one of my 2 month old indoor plants 3 months ago, as I didn't have room.
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He put it into flower, has it in his living room using window only for light and said he gave it tomato plant food once, otherwise just water. This is how it looked after a couple weeks. He said it's 5ft tall.
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And nope it's not going to produce big fat social media buds, again... not the point. Point is, it's growing and will finish, and with minimal involvement.

Treat it like a plant, specifically a flowering annual (Rosales), easy peasy.
 

Offmymeds

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I think you should do a soil or coco run and keep it simple. DWC isn't a great method for a new grower to attempt. I'd use your same GH nutes or switch to Maxibloom for the ease of a 1 part formula. Don't give up yet! You'll have great results.
I also recommend that you take a Hawaiin vacation to test their genetics, think about life, and then try an autoflower in premixed soil.
 

Star Dog

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Dont give up we all had our stumbles, coco+perlite+auto pot its nearly full proof, with minimal maintenance it's very reliable... And you can go away for as long as you like!
 

dubekoms

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I want to start saying thanks to those who tried helping me, but I have a K deficient thumb and realize I will never be able to grow any plant in my life.

Today I'm chopping down my 420fastbuds autoflower. Growth has been stunted for a week now. I made a bunch of mistakes my first grow and corrected nearly all my mistakes with this second grow, but somehow it ended up... worse.

My first grow produced buds, but the autoflower giant (Big Bertha I called her) ended up 5' tall getting scorched by my 315 LEC. She may have also been over fed (full Lucas formula 0-8-16) since she was drinking so much from the intense light. I got A LOT of extracts off her to supply me for a long time so at least it wasn't a complete waste.

This second grow I ended up end gradually raising the nutrients to full lucas of 0-5-10 which she is at right now at ~600ppm being full week 5 today. Also bought a fancy HTG LED light to help me control light intensity and gives me more head room in case she turns into another giant. I also have a fancy ph meter along with a cheap one calibrated with all the nice calibration liquids. She has been sitting at 5.9 the whole time. Temperature has been 72-74 during the day and 68 at night. 40% humidity and the root appear to look great besides the discoloring that GH nutrients do to the roots.

Everyone says "ph issues" but sadly that is far from what is wrong. Being an analytical person, when I dial in the specifications needed to grow in DWC and things go south, I just have to give up. There is nothing else I can do, lucas formula works for people so I know its not that, GH nutrients work for people, so I know its not that. My only option would be to do something that is out of specifications which wouldn't make much sense.

Maybe I live in an area which a strong magnetic field, or maybe prone to solar flares. or maybe the stars awkwardly align in a way that makes plants unable to grow (which would explain all my grass and trees in my yard. Used RO water with calmag the whole time, so I know its not my water supply.

Sorry for the rant, mainly just here to say thanks, and that this community seems alright, it's just not for me. Pictures are before being chopped (Day 33). They looked like this for a week with no change even though they are drinking about a quarter gallon and the ppms drop maybe 30ppm a day. Looking at Growdiaries, even soil grow of this same strain had flowers at this point.

Anyone want a HTG LED light or a LEC? I'll give them away cheap (at least pay more than it cost to ship them).
If you are growing that under led you need to bump up the temperature to 80-84. Try and raise or dim the light, that plant looks tired. Don't grow autoflowers. Promix with an all in one nutrient like floranova bloom or maxibloom is the easiest way to grow weed imo
 
Have you though about doing a soil grow? Doing my first grow in soil and it's fairly easy to me, just adding nutrients, checking ph, and watering. Pretty basic and I'm almost 6 weeks into veg, my point is keep trying man, you'll get it
 
I literally put a seed in a pot outside last summer and watered it once in a while....
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Yes, thats misting water..... and yea... it was bagseed, and turned out to be a dude.... but not the point. Nature grew a plant, I just had to give it water because it's in a pot.... I think I gave it Miracle-Gro 15-30-15 Bloom once or twice through the summer.

I gave my friend one of my 2 month old indoor plants 3 months ago, as I didn't have room.
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He put it into flower, has it in his living room using window only for light and said he gave it tomato plant food once, otherwise just water. This is how it looked after a couple weeks. He said it's 5ft tall.
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And nope it's not going to produce big fat social media buds, again... not the point. Point is, it's growing and will finish, and with minimal involvement.

Treat it like a plant, specifically a flowering annual (Rosales), easy peasy.
I've always wondered how people move plants from house to house without looking suspicious and drawing unwanted attention(Yes it's legal, but still people aren't used to Big Green Cannabis Plants)
 

Jkooper

Member
If you are growing that under led you need to bump up the temperature to 80-84. Try and raise or dim the light, that plant looks tired. Don't grow autoflowers. Promix with an all in one nutrient like floranova bloom or maxibloom is the easiest way to grow weed imo
Maybe I'll try using maxigro and try again. Why not autoflowers? I did the maxibloom equivelent but with the flora micro/bloom and the plant is completely stunted, for what appears to be no reason.
 

hotrodharley

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Maybe I'll try using maxigro and try again. Why not autoflowers? I did the maxibloom equivelent but with the flora micro/bloom and the plant is completely stunted, for what appears to be no reason.
Autos are like a grenade. Once sprung nothing stops it. Photoperiod you can change times and reveg if you want. Or clone the hell out of it. One female plant providing 20. No cloning autos.
 

JimmiP

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If you are growing that under led you need to bump up the temperature to 80-84. Try and raise or dim the light, that plant looks tired. Don't grow autoflowers. Promix with an all in one nutrient like floranova bloom or maxibloom is the easiest way to grow weed imo
Ditto to the temperature!
And raise the humidity a little.
 

Dalek Supreme

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Looks to me you're over thinking things. You should read my simple tutorial, and maybe something will click to make you go "Oh yeah". Then you'll restart all new in the mind, and a better idea where things went wrong. You don't need all that fancy stuff just paying attention to what the plant needs.

Simple Tutorial for Beginners: https://www.rollitup.org/t/simple-tutorial-for-beginners-using-hempy-lucas.911623/
 
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