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The Grow Room forums; I have had a few harvests under my belt. In the past, I've had problems with salt in the soil ...
Hindu Skunk Clone Experiment Grow
I have had a few harvests under my belt. In the past, I've had problems with salt in the soil due to excess nutrient use, and it literally killed my plants by harvest time. The pH in the soil was 4. I experimented with a new way of growing, using the least amount of nutrients to prevent this from happening again.
The Experiment: I did not use any vegging/nitrogen at all and you will notice how green the plant stays throughout the grow. Fox Farm oceanforest soil has a bunch of nutrients in it already, so when the plant needed more veg nutrients I transplanted into a bigger medium with new soil. The soil has enough nutrients to last at least 20-30 days.
Also, when you transplant into a bigger medium and water, it takes longer for the pot to dry, because the roots are centered right now and the new soil has no roots leeching water from it. Even if the center was dry, I would wait until most of the pot was dry before watering to enforce root growth. So when I transplanted the plant into a bigger medium, it would start to get dry at around day 5, I would wait until the plant got dry after 1-2 days after watering. That's how you know you have a growing root mass. It would usually take around 30 days to get to that point.
The only water supplements I used was:
General Hydroponics Vegan Organic Flower
Cal/Mag supplement(needed when using organic)
Sea Kelp(foliar spray, used only during first few weeks to promote bud sites)
Also this is a balcony grow, and I've never grown outside before. Flowering weeks are estimates of my experience, because I'm not sure when they are supposed to flower outdoors. I got them in early August.
I got this Hindu Skunk from a dispensary and the first pic is how I brought it home. It looks about 3-4 weeks old already, and a little overwatered.
This is about 6 days later, after I topped her. She's looking a lot healthier already, pointing toward the sky.
This is flowering from weeks 4-7, and after it's been trained.
At around week 5, I got the dreaded powdery mildew. I went to the hydro store looking for greencure, but he didn't have any. Instead, he convinced me to buy SNS-244. It smells like Thyme extract and suppressed the smell a bit. I was skeptical, but it actually worked. Sprayed a week ago and haven't seen powdery mildew since.
Unfortunately, I don't have more pictures. I will take more high quality pics at harvest. I have to harvest a little early because family is coming into town this weekend. I would have loved to taken her to 8-10 weeks, but I have to cut her early. I only had time for a 3 day flush.
Once again, I want to remind everyone that I didn't use any nitrogen nutrients (very small amounts were in vegan formula). I know in the past, especially in early flower, I had to add some vegging nutrients to keep the leaves nice and green. I also know that some strains are bigger nitrogen whores than others. Hindu Skunk never yellowed once during flowering. For the next round of plants, I will time my transplants better so I there will be no nutrients left in the soil at least 2 weeks before harvest.
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