first grow!, OG kush indoor soil... Lots of pictures!

Discussion in 'Grow Journals' started by sykodelic, Jul 23, 2011.

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    sykodelic

    sykodelic Member

    Hey guys thanks for checking my journal!
    This is my first grow and so far so good... Here's a little about my grow and room set up.

    Indoor
    Soil
    Nutes- GH plus other stuff...
    Environment- 10x10
    10k btu A/C
    Co2 tank+ sentinel regulator
    sentinel chhc1 controller takes care of co2 and climate control
    wall mount fans
    vented hoods attached to 740cfm inline.

    Lighting- T5 flourescent for vegging
    2- 1000k HPS for flowering
    walls painted flat ultra white + panda film covering other surfaces

    odor control- CAN-Lite 100 filter.

    A little bit about the plants...
    2 OG kush clones grown in rockwool which i transplanted onto soil.
    I topped one of them and am LSTing the other one.
    They're been grown in a box while I was setting up the room and they'll be moved to the big room for flowering in about a week...

    I would appreciate any feedback or suggestions, thanks!
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    sykodelic

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    Day 1- 5

    this is how the clones looked like on day 1 of my grow...

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    this is day 5...

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    sykodelic

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    By day 8 they had already grown a few inches

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    I topped one of the plants on day 5 in 3 different places... 2 of the 3 started growing 2 growths out of them, the other one started growing 3 and here is a pic of that one 3 days after being cut.

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    sykodelic

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    Today is day 13 and I took these pics about 4 hrs ago... you can see how one of the plants is tied down and the other is not... both are still doing very well and Ive had absolutely no problems with them...If anyone has any suggestions or comments go ahead and leave them here! =) thanks!

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    Remember the tip that was growing 3 stems? here it is on day 13

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    a mongo frog

    a mongo frog Well-Known Member

    those are going to be awsome. wow man. u r entering an epic grow. og kush? just the best bud ever. hands down.
    r u really growing 2 plants under 2 1000 watters with co2? u might be my idol. great stuff.
    are u going to be adding any sweet to the flowering cycle? i hope so. i do.
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    sykodelic

    sykodelic Member

    thanks man! well at first im gonna try using 1 light, but since im growing both of them different they might be very different in stature, so im gonna wait and see but if their difference is too much im gonna use both lights...
    For sugars ill be using bud candy =)
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    darkdestruction420

    darkdestruction420 Well-Known Member

    Are the trays under them emptied after watering or do they sit in the runoff water? whats your soil ph right now? How have you been deciding when to water? how often and how much are you feeding them?
    Your doing good. it might take you a bit to get the setup dialed in perfectly but thats normal.
    I asked the questions b/c they look kind of droopy in some pics and the tips of the leaves curling and The bottom leaves cupping up real bad and droopy and yellowing.(the third pic you posted on your third post shows it well, along with developing burning of the leaf tips)
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    sykodelic

    sykodelic Member

    i water them when the pots are light and I water them slowly, and as soon as i see any run off i stop and usually theres only very little so i let it sit there... I used to water them every 3 days but now that they're growing so big they soak up all the water in a little over 2 days... i give them about a quarter gallon each.
    As far as Ph goes... ive been growing these for 15 days with no ph tester but im buying one tomorrow coz i just got paid today, so ill edit this post tomorrow after i test the ph.
    But yea Ive been trying to figure out the slight curling of the tips (i think it might be that the space im growing them im is getting too small for them but im not sure)
    The yellowing like you said is only occuring in the bottom... and as far as i can tell the yellowing and cupping is only happening to the leaves that were originally part of the clone i bought, all the new growth since I bought it has been healthy except for that curling of the tips...I'm not sure what this could be.
    lol cant believe you were able to see burnt tips in these pics, those happened when i untied one of the plants, it shot up like crazy and i didnt adjust the lights properly, so a couple of the leaves were actually touching the bulb when i checked on them, but it was very minimal burning (i hope)...
    I realize i'm gonna need to check the ph level before i ask for any help on this, but i appreciate the interest thanks! ill post ph levels and new pics tomorow
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    darkdestruction420

    darkdestruction420 Well-Known Member

    I dont always come on everyday anymore but let us know when you get your tester, you want a ph of 6.0-7.0. I prefer in the 6.5-6.8 range as you get the best nutrient availability for the most part.
    As long as the run off isnt obstructiong your drainage your fine. I water heavy every watering, at least as much water as soil in the pot. It helps prevent salt buildups and in this case it might not matter much but counter to what you'd think when watering heavy the containers feel lighter earlier. I was going 5(sometimes even 6) days before they were light again and when i started watering heavy it went down to about 3. Lets you get in more lighter feedings.
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    kevin murphy

    kevin murphy New Member

    awsemone plants there lad rep given..sweet as mate..had to hit ya with rep for them..well worth it
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    sykodelic

    sykodelic Member

    ok im buying the ph tester in a bit... but before i go to the hydro store i wanted to post some new pics of the girls...
    This is day 17, i untied the one that was tied down but i think im gonna tie it back down to let the branches in the middle grow a little more.
    I should be transplanting these within the next couple of days and moving them to the flowering room... let me know what you think!

    Lets start off with a pic of that 3 stem growth ive been showing in other pics... so we can see the difference between 4 days ago and now =)

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    side by side pic of the 2 girls...

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    heres what they both look like from the top...

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    thanks again for your interest guys! Sorry about the blurry pics =)
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    sykodelic

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    Just a quick update, I checked the PH of the run-off water and it's at 6.45...
    Ive heard the run-off ph should be lower than the desired ph, anyone have any idea if this is true?
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    sykodelic

    sykodelic Member

    found some mites... damage on the leaves is very minimal but im gonna address the problem as soon as the store opens...damn lol
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    kevin murphy

    kevin murphy New Member

    very nice and mites are a pain in the arse pal hope all is goin ok ill be watchin...
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    sykodelic

    sykodelic Member

    ok so I sprayed both the plants with Mighty Wash... i heard this stuff is really good.
    I'm gonna wait a few days and spray again to make sure all the mites are dead. Supposedly the first spray (if sprayed properly) will get rid of all the mites. After that ill just do preventative sprays every couple of weeks until like the second week of flowering. Im really glad I caught it early
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    darkdestruction420

    darkdestruction420 Well-Known Member

    looks real good, good thing you got the mites early. Are they alternating nodes yet?
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    sykodelic

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    im not exactly sure what you mean... if you mean are the mites alternating nodes, then no they're not...
    If you mean something else then... sorry lol
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    sykodelic

    sykodelic Member

    DAY 22 UPDATE!!!

    So As Far as I can tell, there is no new mite damage since I sprayed the plants with mighty wash (I sprayed them twice)
    And the mite damage that is there, in my opinion, looks very minimal... I can count 4 leaves with damage and it's not too much.
    Here is a pic of the leaf with the most damage on it

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    Other than that, they're doing great! still growing at a rapid rate... I'm really loving the one that I LST, but the one I topped is looking just as healthy except for the 2 branches I bent to experiment with the supercropping method...

    this is the one i topped a couple of times and then supercropped, its not easy to see in this pic though
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    this is the LST plant.... looking soooo good

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    my flower room is very close to completion =) I was taking a long time because its hard to mount a 740 cfm fan + can 100 filter with no help lol but I got a buddy to help me out and all that needs to be done in that room is put up the lights and cover the floor....

    thanks for watching guys! let me know what you think!
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    sykodelic

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    here's a sneak peak at the room so far...
    This room was built from the ground up specifically for growing purposes.
    Its a 10x10 room with a 2.5x3.5 small room inside it for vegging.
    The whole room is insulated and drywalled except for that wall in the picture, that's the wall that I'm gonna mount my ballasts from so I decided to go with wood rather than drywall for that section. Also the small veg room is built from wood. The electrical work was done to be able to handle a few 1k HPS lights (I'll only be using 2 of them), plus all my other appliances...

    In this pic you can see my fan+can filter... that's the fan that's gonna be connected to my 2 HPS lights which will exhaust through that hole on the right wall.
    Theres a smaller fan plus a/c unit pulling in air from the other side of the room (to the left of this pic).
    The flower room will be controlled by a sentinel chhc-1 co2+temp controller, and the smaller room will only be equipped with an exhaust fan that mounts at the top of the room. As that exhaust fan pulls out air from the veg room, it also pulls in air from the flower room (which is very regulated).
    on paper it all sounds good... lol

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    sykodelic

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    By the way my PH levels are at 6.4 and 6.1... should i start watering them separately and add ph up for the 1 plant thats 6.1?
    Can someone tell me why they have different ph readings? same strain, same soil, same nutes...

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