4 Inches is all them girls need?

Discussion in 'Advanced Marijuana Cultivation' started by Cold$moke, Jan 10, 2018.


    davillains Well-Known Member

    sorry to butt in, thought this would be relevant ... my entry for a 16oz beer container contest (vegged 25 days)

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    esh dov ets Well-Known Member

    that grow from 16oz ? hydro?

    davillains Well-Known Member

    There's an inch of clay pebbles at the bottom and the rest I filled with coco. I water the tray it sits on so it works like an autopot.
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    Cold$moke Well-Known Member

    Sweet little can o grass :)

    Its kinda relevant ;)

    Now what would the results have been if
    You had another in a 4 inch air pot?

    Imo the best way to test what im doing(ill try it when i get room lmao)

    Would be to plant a clone in a 4inch pot

    And one in a rootmaker pot

    Then after about id say 3 weeks or so
    Tranfer into a 5 gallon pot and switch to 12. 12
    Then at the end you would of course compare the plants them selves to see which yeilded more (cause if not its not worth it)

    Ill grab an update on the clone roots later they are putting on a lot of weight for being cut at 4 inches lol

    And i think im going to use this method to keep my veg roots from entagling with each other
    As well as helps to keep node length to a minimum

    Thanks for stopping in :)

    Cold$moke Well-Known Member

    After my small amount of experiments

    I find that the root pruning does increase lateral root growth

    But i think i need to time it a little different.
    Because after a while i think it just keeps the plant compact like a bonsai tree lol

    But im glad for that too as ut keeps moms and clones small (i have a small veg room )
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    esh dov ets Well-Known Member

    going to try this in a solo cup challenge. it might be cheating as everyone is using soil. not against the rules tho. that's probably a bigger plant than soil from the same size.
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    Cold$moke Well-Known Member

    I know i am :) going to prune the root

    But no external res or watering systems allowed :(
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    Heber Member

    I'm trying this very method, but in a 6" block picked 3rd largest Bruce banner 3 clone and put in block. Rest are in soil .

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    Cold$moke Well-Known Member

    Cool man feel free to post your stuff here

    I wanted rockwool because i wanted to go to a custom flood and drain/nft setup.

    But the root pruning seems to be doing the sam thing on clones as well mabey not exact but
    I think the most beneficial woyld be from a seed.

    Every time i trim the roots.
    More lateral growth happens so its doing something lol

    And it is keeping the clone very short and tight
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    907guy Well-Known Member

    Did you happen to set up a control? Just wondering if you’ve noticed any slow down in growth. Will it refocus on roots after you trim them or does it not seem to care?

    Cold$moke Well-Known Member

    I did not do a control.

    Just whatching with my eyes

    To me yes,

    It doeant seem to slow growth in the seedling for about 2 weeks after that at least for me they seemd to slow a little...
    ..but that could be to my never using rockwool before lol

    I am conviced though that it will make a bigfer more fibrous root system.

    The seedlings i started dont look that great thats why i havent posted any pics lol
    But i need them to slow down anyway so i can empty my room.

    I think the next round of trying this will be better as i will have more room to work.

    Also next time im going to chop 4 in h cubes
    In to 4 peices that way the roots will fill the block in a shorter amount of time.

    Cold$moke Well-Known Member

    The neat thing is
    With the clones is the plants are staying CRAZY short with really tight internodes spacing.

    And im using a shit led in my veg and its hung up way high... i figured the clones would stretch with the light being so far up but
    They have stayed really tight.

    This is definitely something im going to explore for a few grows.

    I will set up a control eventually when i clear up some room:)

    Thanks for the interest

    Cold$moke Well-Known Member

    Plus its not really fair for results on this go because im switching nutes half way though a grow wich is something i dont normally like to do.

    But im done with hydro store nutes sobi need to learn the new fertilizers.

    Its wierd though because the roots on the clones
    Where growingan inch or 2 everyday...

    But have slowed since i switched the.nutes?

    It makez me want to buy some more RAW grow and bloom to finish the tests

    The roots really seem to like the RAW nutes

    The synthetic nutes are so clean looking though
    It barely colors the water which is what i want.

    But i think the plants resond to the biostimulants
    In the raw nutes more?

    BigHornBuds Well-Known Member

    Are you that guy on YouTube
    Grow weed cheap or something?

    He has a video with the same title

    Can’t say I watched it or read the thread tho.
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    Cold$moke Well-Known Member

    i named it that so i could give that guy props :)

    He is where i found out about dr whitcomb

    I figured its cooler to let people know someone eles thought about it first
    And give them credit for it lol

    At least thats how i do things :)

    Nugs1 Well-Known Member

    RAW Nutes are awesome.... I started using them this summer and I believe due to the nutes I had a super duper crop that should have been just a decent little grow. I started some new trees from seed using the nutes from the get and they are better looking than anything I've ever grown and thats a lot.... This whole grow for me will be with the Raw line Grow and Bloom also a couple of their amendments as suggested by the feeding schedule. I'll mess with adding more and less later after a couple good grows.

    I TOTALLY suggested RAW Nutes!

    Cold$moke Well-Known Member

    I agree i can recommend them although to be truthful

    I didnt finish a run, just vegged with them

    So couldnt say anything on the bloom side of things.

    I switched to a full sythectic nutrient. Sense im running a high aeration setup i didnt want to brew a bad tea lol

    But i will include RAW single ingredients in my testing

    I have already started using raw kelp and humic with the synthetic nutes to see how they play with each other.

    The roots love the kelp and humic in there so far though

    Cold$moke Well-Known Member

    They are just too spendy
    As i supported a hydro store for years im trying to stop lol

    Now im running the 4-20 mix from chem gro
    @ 25 bucks for 5 pounds :)

    projectinfo Well-Known Member

    I just keep cutting the roots and lollipop ping my mothers. Working great so far.

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    Nugs1 Well-Known Member

    I finished out a grow this summer with just the amendments, almost the full line of it. I saw a big difference from when I was just using GH liquid nutes.
    Im in my first straight RAW run now, I'll let you know how it goes for flower..
    Your right about the price its expensive but it makes a lot. I did 5 weeks of Veg from seed and I barely got into the 8 oz bag of grow powder I have.
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