by, 05-15-2012 at 09:49 PM (340 Views)
I haven't been online lately. My depression is completely kicking my ass and I thought by now I'd have some medicine to help ease my pain, no such luck. My last attempt at growing didn't work itself out for me. I thought they were ready to harvest after 8 weeks which is exactly what I did. I must have done something wrong because they're absolutely DISGUSTING! Even after curing for the past month and a half the taste is acrid and it "crackles" when it burns, which I've heard is a sign of too many chemicals still in the weed. On top of that, even if I COULD cure it any more it still has no effect. All that time, energy and money invested and nothing to show for it.
I now have one Bubblelicious plant flowering, as well as 2 Wonder Woman plants. My Bubblecious plant has beautiful buds all over it at aprox. 6 weeks in. I haven't been keeping track this time around (I was meticulous with dating everything last time around and I think I got too carried away with watching the calendar instead of REALLY watching the plant itself). I'm still not 100% sure about the whole flowering thing though, the buds don't really grow UP or big like most posts I've seen so I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong?
I'm growing stealth and my flower chamber is 2ft x 2ft and I've got 6 CFL lights overhead. I'm thinking about getting better lighting. Despite the fact that it's a small enclosure I want better lighting and HOPEFULLY better results when it comes time to harvest. What are some opinions on the absolute BEST lighting for growing? Keep in mind, I'm also trying to keep added heat to a minimum. My research into the topic hasn't really given me any hard and fast answers.
On the bright side, all this trial and error has helped me learn how to clone and I'm also getting better at LST, both of which were quite frightening to me just a couple months ago. Now, just to get over this last hurdle when it comes to growing and I'll feel much more accomplished.