I can't believe it's only been 5 days since I took the last round of pics (post 107). Since then, pistil development has increased ~ 3 fold on the F & D plant. Calyxes are developing on the 2 in HPA, as well as the clone downstairs
Damn if I didn't drop my pH pen and break the probe glass. New tip ordered. The DM nutes feeding the hpa plants needs some pH adjusting but should be ok for 4-5 days. The big thing is, at this stage and feeding 1 sec/2:30 during lights on 1/3:30 lights off, I am still making 5g of fresh nutes every 3 days. The root balls are 'merican football size, and look amazing; every new root bone is covered in root hairs. Too bad both of these plants are expressing short Indica. Both look like forearm size colas.
I increased the feed cycles with the F & D from 60 minutes to 40 minutes. Could probably go 30, and might for a few days to see how much faster they fatten up. Just upped the ppm to ~ 800 for them
V & B nutes update: I am seeing a very small amount of precipitate, literally ~ 10 grains (3 tsps ~ 3g). A prefilter in a hpa rez would catch them. Other than that I am liking what I am seeing. I am going to increase ppm in hpa to ~ 800 to see if that helps fatten up the buds.
Still no approval from UK420
Trying my best to hold off until Friday for new pics. The difference from 7 days should be pretty dramatic, at least in the F & D rig
I am ~ 3 -4 weeks from finished, so today I swapped out the Quantum Flower bulb for another Red Sun. Now have 3 Red Suns + 1 UVL 660 + 1 AquaSun + 2 ZooMed FloroSuns and 1 Coral Wave. This will remain through to finish
Last edited by PetFlora; 05-30-2012 at 03:49 PM.
I continue to be impressed with the Veg & Bloom nutes; even my clone has perked up
Weekly Photo Update
Both of these are tightly packed with buds. They look like Thai Sticks. Big root ball is from shorter plant. So, big roots do not necessarily indicate big plants
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F & D
Two days ago I started flooding every half hour during lights on. She seems to like it. Also nutes bumped up to ~ 800 ppms
It's crazy to see her responding to the Veg & Bloom nutes. She seemed almost done, but after 5 days of V & B she is having a bud growth spurt
Last edited by PetFlora; 06-01-2012 at 08:18 AM.
The next person to LIKE me will be # 420
Congrats on owning #420. I run 14/10 in veg and drop to 12/12 for a week to initiate flower (but that's not necessary. Just increasing veg nutes from 400 to 600 caused sexing without light change), then drop to 11/13 to the end, unless I feel a further drop to 10/14 is warranted. Ya hafta watch your plants and read the tea leaves
Looks good. I think there is somewhat of truth to the fact that if the plant spends so much energy in overproducing roots, then the energy is taken from topside growth. That's why efficient roots would seem to be so important. Like your new "warm fuzzy"" avatar
Thanks TB. It looks like a pet and it is green= Pet Flora
I have grown similar strains where the buds did not take off until much later, then became ~ 5" each, so the large root mass might be indicative of that