Not sure anyone care but my clones rooted in 8 days with a diy bubble cloner. First time ever trying to clone so out of 4 i have 2 with knubs and roots. So if this is grow goes good i will run this back
Just Cuz I forgot to mention at the beginning I have a 400 watt mh/hps in a 36x20x5 tent
Temps stay from 72 degrees to max 84 degrees but mostly stay at bout 77-80 degrees, 30-40 percent humidity
Would like some help deciding on a OG to do next. I have it between Reserva Privada OG #18 or Cali Connection Buddah Tahoe OG? Im looking for a good solid representation of og if possible, with decent yields. PLease help with why or why not. thank you
Day 8 of 12/12 and really starting to see alot of hairs all over now, and seems to have no ill affect from trimming half of the undergrowth a couple days ago, i"ll finish beginning of week 3. So far this strain as been nice to grow, just slow at the beginning but took off late for me. plus ain't a big eater my ppms are at 700 right now, but drinks like a horse,over a gallon a day. will post pics tomorrow.
First let me tell you your canopy looks great. Your already ahead of many growers here, as far as the ability to keep the foliage happy and healthy! So yes, great start! Question: What type of light and what type of tent are you growing in?
Yeah your right about the screen filling up! Be ready for that.
As far as your screen, it is really low right now. You need to raise the screen up towards the tops of the plant. Your screen is a tool you have to use it!... Start by taking all the branches, around the edges of the canopy, and gently bend them outwards, futher away from the middle. Keep on doing this until your branches are stretching all the way to the wall of your tent. You will use the flower stretch, to get the branches further out to the edges of the screen. Then the branches in the middle can also be pulled to the side to keep the height down. If you do all this correctly, and understand how the plant will grow you can get your screen really even by the end of flower. The trick is getting all the tops equal light exposure, so that one doesn't out grow the other.
So yeah, pull your screen up a bit, let a couple inches of the tops stick out but not too much. Then tuck and train all your branches out to fill up your screen, once your screen is filled up where you want it - stop adjusting the screen and let the girls grow straight UP and flower out.
Just a tip - don't do any agressive training past week 3, I usually space out some agressive trimming week by week. After week 1 I will go remove a BUNCH of foliage under neath the canopy, then leave it for a week to recover, then do it again, get most of what I missed or didn't want to clip... Then at week 3 I do the FINAL trimming, any loose ends or spare leaves I missing I trim off and then just let them GO.
You will notice, if you let a new little growth live like way under the canopy, that it will be a popcorn nugget in 70 days. It won't be worth your plants energy to produce. This the idea behind Lollypopping. SCROGGers will remove growth that is un-necessary, or growth that will not become any thing worth while. In the end, the extra plant energy will go into budding calyxes, resulting in more weight up top, and less popcorn under neath. My rule is that I trim any fan leaves that wont get direct light, UNDER the canopy. I also trim NEW growth that is developing late. If the branches aren't within 6-8 inches of the main canopy, I will clip them. Usually the new growth that forms around 2 weeks before you go 12/12 will be FINE. But remember you might not want that growth that starts about a week before, or after the 12/12 flip. It will be light, fluffy popcorn nuggets that end up in the trim pile. - - - That being said, don't obsess over removing all the popcorn. Just remember it's OK to remove useless growth, just don't over stress your plant by doing it a lot or too late into flowering!
One love, good luck my friend! I'll +sub!
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Last edited by noob78; 06-05-2012 at 06:40 AM.
Subscribed! After reading Scottyballs' thread I was so impressed I had to order a Water Farm. It will be here today! I'm also gonna use a 36"x20" tent with a 400 MH&HPS. I'll be using GH Flora Nova Bloom too. It looks like yours is off to a great start, noob78!
How high above the top of the Water Farm is the screen? Are the squares in your screen roughly 2"x2"? I was thinking of making a 36"x20" wood frame using 4" square metal screen, and trying to fill every hole, which would be 45 tops total if completely filled.
Last edited by Seedling; 06-05-2012 at 06:46 AM.