Marijuana Plant Problems
400w Grow tent - !st Time . in the
The Grow Room forums; A natural green thumb and avid toker I thought I would give this thing a try. 4' x 3' x5' ...
400w Grow tent - !st Time .
A natural green thumb and avid toker I thought I would give this thing a try. 4' x 3' x5' grow tent was perfect for me due to its $$, compact and all inclusive nature and ability to move it .. Living in a apartment makes things tough. I am growing 7 plants.. too many but the person i got clones from gave me two free for 1st time buyer, what was I going to do , turn him down..... So my tent is crowded and will only get worse. 2 Lemon Haze, 2 blue dream , two Hindu Kush and one other I cant remember.
Anyway. 4" fan sucks the air out - that was a whole another story-
2 fans keep air circulating all day
Now since its winter here I dont have the hood fan going while the light is off and am having no issues with heat / humidity. GOOD !!
Feed them still NOT full doses of Nut's , as they seem to get burned still.
I am 3 full weeks into this now and love it.
Because of height req/ i had to flower at 7-9" and after 12 days in VEG>
They look beautiful. Good idea to flower soon. Remember you will need something to hold them up. I love the scrog method and you can see it in my journal but any way to make sure the branches don't get heavy and pull the plant over.. ripping the root zone and smashing the next pot neighbor.
Thanks .. I only intend to grow to about 30"+-. Not sure i will need to hold them up ???
Then again I would rather have a cheap method of keeping them upright.,. if needed than have them topple over later down the road.
I also am beginning to see burned leaves and from reading I am leaning toward it being a result of full dose Nuts than light burn. I have an air cooled hood and temps hover around 73F with humidity in the 50% range. Its been 11 days in Flower , next watering i will hit them with 3/4 dose Nuts and see what happens019.jpg004.jpg016.jpg
I used to use string from the ceiling to the branch to hold them up.Or the walls or anywhere. They definitely need to be held up because distance from the light means smaller buds at best case scenario. Worst case is the branch breaks from the weight and topples over on to other plant. In my first grows that happened a couple times. Or take sticks and tie it to that in the middle. Definitely don't want them flopping around and it is not steong like a tree being able to support its own fruit. Yeah probably nute burn if it isn't the temp. Keep in mind right under the light is a different temp then the rest of the grow area. I keep my electrode on top of the highest branch in the middle of the light area.
to Scrogging my babies...or not???
Good points.. again.. Thank you...
I know that because I have 1-2 many plants i will have leaves and branches that are cut off from light the bigger they get. to combat this I have thought about tying down , but dont really want to do that. I also dont think i want a bunch of strings hanging down either. I think the scrog technique will work best , my only concerns are hanging it in the tent...... I guess I can get a light weight one and use some velcro ties or something to attach to the corners of the tent....any ideas. keeping costs down.
also with the outtake fan off during "night time" what are the best ways to keeep humidity down w/o letting light get in and also not having fans blowing directly on closer plants to the fan.... Fans... thats a whole other issue..
Hey am working or else I would post pics again. A good frame and way to attach the frame of the net to the tent is in a threat I started called 2x2x5 w 600w hps or something like that.. it's in my latest started threads. Best part is it only cost $1 from the dollar store.
As for controlling humidity without an exhaust fan.. you can get a dehumidifier.. expensive. You can put baking soda in there and maybe that will absorb moisture. Or what I currently do is have an intake fan on. That creates positive pressure and blows air out of any cracks. That will replace moist air with air with whatever you're pulling from so less humidity. As for fans.. I have a 12" and a tower fan blowing right on mine. It shouldn't hurt them as long as they aren't sideways and air movement blowingand moving the stalks makes the stalks stronger. It makes micro tears in the dtem just like working out does for us.
Important thing I do in scrog is make sure each branch will go in the loup next to another loup with a branch. I don't do more than 1 branch per inch but the more uniform you get it the more you will yield.
I would bamboo sticks to support your plants. I'm about to start doing this because I've had some near branch breakage here lately with my plants in the last week of flowering. I thought about using a SCROG, but I am growing a few different strains, and they are all different heights, so that won't work in my tent really well. Also it's harder to water with scrog and i like to hand water....But I did also think about using these...
since they fit right into your pot.
WOW thats great info.... I went to the Hydro store for a noise clamp for my Fan. I am hoping it goes from a swamp cooler to just a loud fan so we will see tonight @9pm.
As for the Scroging i went and bought Botanicare's Hortirellis 4'x8' and some zip ties..... that was before I saw the post by CC08 and his bamboo idea....I also have diff. strains and like to water by hand...would the Bamboo be a better idea than the trellis???
Tags for this Thread