secondary growth spurt question

Discussion in 'Harvesting And Curing' started by gnarnia, Mar 23, 2010.

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    gnarnia

    gnarnia Member

    I have 3 aurora indica going on their 9th week in flower (8 week strain). they are in soil and have been under a 400w hps for about 6 weeks then i realized i had 2 bloom spec T5 fixtures (10k lumens each) that were not being used so i threw em in there to help out for the end of ripening and any new growth.
    There are a decent amount of amber trichs on the older calyxes and leaves (40 amber / 60 cloudy) but I have noticed a lot of new calyxes and white hairs coming out of all the buds.
    The leaves are mostly yellow now as a result of flushing with ph'd water and sometimes molasses for the last 2 weeks.
    I keep thinking they are ready to harvest but then notice more and more new growth so which leaves me with a couple questions:

    How long do secondary growth spurts typically last?

    Will the new growth dilute the already staggering amount of ripe trichs with too many new trichs?

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    gnarnia

    gnarnia Member

    so i just read over that and the second question sounds kinda dumb / obvious but i thought i read that somewhere on another site... seems like there would be no such thing as too many trichs
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    CLOSETGROWTH

    CLOSETGROWTH Well-Known Member

    They look real nice, Great Job!! :)

    I see lots of white hairs that have not changed color...

    Usually indica's take about 60 days to mature.

    So, Its kinda strange that its taking this long.

    Whatever the case, I would wait til I see at least 60%+ plus of the hairs turning brown before I'd cut her down...

    In all reality, Its a good thing, That means your buds will fatten up..even more

    Happy harvest!!!
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    geddylee.2112

    geddylee.2112 Guest

    Sounds like a great problem to have! :lol: My guess is(and this is a guess), is that the T5 has some blue,white spectrum(thats not a guess) in it and thus has triggered some new growth(thats the guess!). Never saw it myself but I am going to be regenerating and I will be using florescent T5 lighting to give it more of the vegetative spectrum, more that the harvest spectrum of my HPS. Just a guess though, but seems right. But that is some good looking shit! I wouldn't be worried about it! Good luck!!! :peace:
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    gnarnia

    gnarnia Member

    thanks for the insight, im thinking your right, more light = better chance for growth. I am going to let them go for another few days at least and keep an eye on em.
    In the mean time, what do you think about feeding them anything? i was thinking some molasses wouldnt hurt but do you think its too late to add a bit of KoolBloom? just a pinch...
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    CLOSETGROWTH

    CLOSETGROWTH Well-Known Member

    nahhh..Id water em maybe one more time, ..Then, Id let em go all the way til the soil is bone dry..then Harvest.
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    gnarnia

    gnarnia Member

    good stuff, thanks for your help.
    1 more question for those of you reading...
    Do you chop the entire plant at once or take part by part depending on how ripe the nugs are?
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    Mikey moto

    Mikey moto Member

    cut the top flowers and watch the bottom flower a tad more be sure to cut in the dark of flowering
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    gnarnia

    gnarnia Member

    thanks mikey.
    saw youre in CO, im from littleton
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    Mikey moto

    Mikey moto Member

    gnarnia thanks longmont at the blue berry twist come by and see us.

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