4 Inches is all them girls need?

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

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    BigHornBuds

    BigHornBuds Well-Known Member

    I’m going to be running tests of maga crop for the next few months . 1 fertilizer start to finish. Also going to be testing Remo & Vitagrow.
     
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    jonsnow399

    jonsnow399 Well-Known Member

    Yes, that size will work great. I will cut the fabric into 1' x 3' strips and put two strips into a 12" square milk crate. No sewing and that roll would make 8 pots 12" x 12" x 10". When done with pot throw the fabric into the washer.
     
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    6ixtynin9

    6ixtynin9 Well-Known Member

    I just took down some plants this morning. Thought I'd show you this. Roots from the 4 inch system. I just washed off the first half inch of coco and already, roots everywhere.
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    The first 4 inch
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    After washing off all the coco. Notice no long scraggly deep roots. Just a massive root ball. This is around 10 - 11 inches deep of root mass.
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    6ixtynin9

    6ixtynin9 Well-Known Member

    I just hot glue all of my shit. Quick and simple. I usually keep my grow as clean as possible and never had to throw it in the washer. Just rinse it, soak it in a mild chlorine solution overnight, give it another good rinsing and reuse. But your idea sounds like it would work even better. Just a heads up, if you plan to throw it in the washer, make sure to check the quality of the fabric. Some are made better than others.
     
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    Cold$moke

    Cold$moke Well-Known Member


    Thats the last nutrient line i might try
    Although i will say i was getting good results
    With RAW by npk but i just didnt want to spend the money on such a simple fertilizer
    Now that i know more about whats in it.

    Basically ill have close to the same thing if i just add the bio stimulants to the chemical mix :)

    But the mega crop is interesting
    The only reason i didnt chose it over the chem gro. Is that i wanted a clear as possible solution.
     
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    Cold$moke

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    jonsnow399

    jonsnow399 Well-Known Member

    Yeh, i could glue or sew them together but I don't think its necessary and I'll probably just soak and rinse, the strips should be super easy to clean.
     
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    davillains

    davillains Well-Known Member

    cracked open my 16oz can
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    Cold$moke

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    jonsnow399

    jonsnow399 Well-Known Member

    Wasn't thinking about it but I have enough coco matting to put in my milk crates for a run or two, that should work even better than fabric.
     
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    Xs121

    Xs121 Well-Known Member

    Air pruning work

    4x4 rockwool SOG style = 2oz per plant

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    907guy

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    InTheValley

    InTheValley Well-Known Member

    at first glance,


    lol
     
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    Cold$moke

    Cold$moke Well-Known Member

    Yea this experiment is still going but was kinda ill timed..

    They will have another 8-10 weeks before they go into their system ha ha.

    So they definitely will be air pruned to the max lol

    But for the next run im only going to air prune for about 3 weeks tops.

    As i found with my clones in the experiment

    The roots packed together so tightly after a few weeks of trimming them i was worried it was going to cuase an issue.

    And after i stopped prunning which was keeping the plant VERY compact . She exploded with growth !

    So im convinced its beneficial but i need to figure out the timing more :)

    I will say i will be keeping plants compact by root pruning in my veg room at the very least .

    Im probably going to be doing this for a little while :)
     
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    907guy

    907guy Well-Known Member

    My tap root gets stopped at just a few inches I just realized, I start seeds in 4” rockwool blocks and keep them in the tray until I get several roots out the bottom, which usually happens after the tap root gets air pruned.

    From there they go to #1, then #3 and if I go bigger it’s either a #7 or #10, but by the end I can saw through the root mass and it’s usually solid throught the rockwool. I’ll do it to the next big one I take down and post pics.
     
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    Cold$moke

    Cold$moke Well-Known Member

    Nice yea ill try to get some update shots for this poor thread :)
     
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    Xs121

    Xs121 Well-Known Member

    All plant have this root to above ground ratio. As the plant grows, it continues to maintain this ratio.

    As you pruned the root, it creates an imbalance in this ratio, signaling the plant to focus its growth energy to the roots thus the above ground part of the plant (stem, leaves, & branches) received less growth energy (compact size). This is just the plant way of trying to maintain or to bring back that ratio to normal.

    The roots by this time though short, have developed multiple branches of its own (still trying to catch up with that ratio). So when you stopped pruning, all these root branches exploded in growth first thus creating an opposite imbalance ratio, this time, there are more roots than the above ground part. Needless to say, the above ground part of the plant will suddenly experience a growth spurt to catch up with the ratio.

    Plants will always grow according to this ratio, any plants. This is true on the opposite side too, cut off too much roots and don't let it recover, parts of the above ground will die. Same with heavy pruning of branches, cut off too much of the above ground, parts of the root system will die too.
     
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    Cold$moke

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    This is around the time i quit cutting the roots

    Dont mind the color its a mix of kelp and humc that just wont go away lol very annoying now that im in clear nutes
    23 days go

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    Cold$moke

    Cold$moke Well-Known Member

    This pic was 3 days ago so 20 days from the pic above 20180221_201525.jpg
     
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    Cold$moke

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    Heres the top the other three clones where smaller then the little guy in the above picture
    And this is them after a haircut .

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    And heres the clone from above
    Now the root nub is pretty big for 20 days later
    I think at least i could be.baked:) 20180221_201610.jpg
     
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