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My First Vert

Discussion in 'Vertical Growing' started by JDMase, Apr 15, 2017.

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    JDMase

    JDMase Well-Known Member

    image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg Just some pictures to share with you all
     
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    ttystikk

    ttystikk Well-Known Member

    Looks nice!

    Try to keep the buds away from the damn lights already, geez! :bigjoint:
     
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    JDMase

    JDMase Well-Known Member

    I call them my two-face buds in memory of Harvey dent :bigjoint:
     
    Last edited: Aug 17, 2017
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    JDMase

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    I feel like my pineapple buds aren't exploding in growth yet, or maybe they won't? The tangies just seem to shoot out new pistills every day. We're around the week 5 mark now so im hoping for an 8-9 week finish on these strains. They are actually advertised as 10 week strains but in rockwool, with the CMH im confident we can finish by the first of September. Would be lovely.
     
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    ANC

    ANC Well-Known Member

    You can try feeding a low dose of P if your flowering stalls.
     
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    JDMase

    JDMase Well-Known Member

    Thanks, I gave them some potassium silicate, the Tangie seemed a tad burnt by it but the pineapple seemed to love it, had to feed low PPM's lately because of high temps (38c!) so that might be why they got burnt. Ive seen a few white hairs pop out but they're the sort of last ditch effort type. The buds seem to have all the Orange hairs receding and im seeing mainly clear and maybe a few cloudy trichomes. Id be shocked but it looks like this might be a 6 week pheno. Got two clones of it too so im excited for that prospect.
     
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    ANC

    ANC Well-Known Member

    Start flushing it rather then. I was not aware it was so far along. Sometimes they stall just after starting. The worst the plant looks by harvest time the better. You don't want the leaves green like now.
     
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    JDMase

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    I'll take a picture of the buds and as a whole and upload at lights on
     
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    JDMase

    JDMase Well-Known Member

    image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg

    Pineapple Express 5 weeks & 5 days (40 days)
     
    Last edited: Aug 20, 2017
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    JDMase

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    Tangie bottom branches I chopped when my air layered one died. Been about 2 weeks roughly. No real prep just chopped them from the plant straight into filtered water and then put them both in the machine without rooting gel. About a week ago I dropped some root gel on them when it looked like I might lose them. The plan is to get these to root and reverse and use the resulting branches as clones to fill 50% of this 20 site cloner, the tangie is something Id always like to have, it smells great grows well and hopefully medicates me as well as I expect it to. It's rare that you find good sativas round here.
     
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    JDMase

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    Chopped the Pineapple Express.

    It looks like it'll be done this week, but I ran out and I decided to chop the main top 7 branches first, and do a staggered harvest to maximize yield whilst I havent got anything to go in its place.

    Was aiming to chop 14 grams, ended up with over 30g dried so far. Pretty happy, looks like I might get over 4oz/113g-ish.

    Remember the main cola I burnt?

    Here it is next to a nice looking bud I chopped. 3.5 grams sitting there, zoom in and check out the trichomes. (Not properly trimmed - don't bother when it's just for me)

    Super happy with the frost. And the smoke

    Tangie is looking to be done in 2-3 weeks, much slower but the plant itself must be 50% bigger than PE.

    Excited!
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    JDMase

    JDMase Well-Known Member

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    Tangie seemed to dislike the tapering down of the nutrients and is committing suicide. Will affect yield as I won't be able to harvest partially, it'll all be chopped soon.

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    This is what's left of pineapple. Staggered harvest worked nicely with it. Had around 80-90grams so far with probably the same amount again coming with this lot. Not to mention I only added 315w number 2 half way through flower.

    Learned a lot from this first vert grow. Definitely going to train my next ones differently in veg, and will take some lower and rear branches off to try and increase the bud volume elsewhere and save trimming larf. Still, I don't want to compromise too much yield so I'll keep it light.
     
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    ttystikk

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    I'm not a fan of starving the plants of nutrients late in the cycle. Dialing back from peak bloom strength is one thing, but 'flushing' is a technique that needs to stay in the bathroom.
     
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    JDMase

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    I never flush, although the nutes I use say to flush every 1-3 days for salt build up. I just lower from 8-900ppm to around 5-700 once I get to week 8ish.. pineapple was fine tangie wasnt. Could be another issue, a lockout or something.
     
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