GR's 17'/18' Winter/Spring Stacked 315W 5 Plant Vertical with Screens, Barneys Farm LSD

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    pinner420 Well-Known Member

    I just got a pair of 20 dollar grow sunglasses... seem to do the trick...
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    gr865 Well-Known Member

    Day 9 12/12

    #4 After minor defo
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    #2 Minor Defo
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    #1 Prior to defo
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    #1 after defo
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    #5 Prior to defo
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    #5 After defo
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    #3 Taken 11/29
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    Has stretched about 40%, would like around 100%, that would put me at top of screens.
    Pistils popping now, still working on getting irrigation right.

    Really no problems to report, getting ok growth, be better when I get the system worked out.


    gr865 Well-Known Member

    Day 12 of 12/12

    Doing a little defo every few days until a good strip at day 21 and just want to show pheno #1. She is my most consistent plant, best growth pattern and looks like she will have a good number of bud sites.
    I also looked at the difference of tied vs untied and how that effects growth patterns. I will discuss this more a little later.

    As I said lite defo at the present, Untied

    I think this is a cool pic, I can see candles attached to it, :clap:
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    Arial shot from the blimp!
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    Something noticed is the plants gravitation to the lamp, since I untied them last week. I wanted to let the stems off the main branches themselves to stretch some toward the lamps before I tied them back to do a good defo. They have all steadily grown toward the lamps and just becoming a mass of plant material.

    11/28 #4 tied before being untied from the screen with defo
    12/4 #4 untied and prior to defo

    #4 Untied and after lite defo.

    So we will be tying the ladies back to the screen this week, give them a good spread.
    I went back and looked at my notes and some pics from the G13 grow and I had done the same thing on about the same schedule as now. The only difference is the Indica/Sativa difference, which is very noticeable.
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    coreywebster Well-Known Member

    That pic from the rear is awesome gr865!

    Javadog Well-Known Member

    Indeed....nicely even layout!

    gr865 Well-Known Member

    As I stated last post, this AM we pulled the plants from the tent and tied the rest of the plants back to the screen, gave them a good spread, getting them in the flower mode. Only showing one plant but did the same to each of the 5 plants.
    #5 front view
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    Left side view
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    Back view
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    Right side view
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    This is how the plants were growing into the lamps prior to tie back.
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    After the tie back.
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    Back in the closet
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    I am liking what I am seeing, not yet the second week of 12/12 getting decent stretch, and good fill in.


    gr865 Well-Known Member

    Yay, I got rain. It has been awhile. Collected around 50 gallon so far in jugs and buckets, will be pulling out my other keeper containers tomorrow and should get at least another 50 gallons.

    PPM 2, pH 6.8

    I have been using 3 gallons a day including the DTW, so if usage remains the same I can get around a month of watering were I won't have to purchase RO from my local machine. My tap water is even scary to shower in, 750 to 800 ppm, so I do not use it at all on my plants.

    Anyway, I got some RAIN! party.gif


    gr865 Well-Known Member

    Ok stand up straight and face forward!

    Ok, face to the right!

    First one on the left, yes you, the tall one with the white spikes!

    Step forward and look towards the mirror!
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    Anyone been there?
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    pinner420 Well-Known Member

    I was looking through your other thread about supplemental lighting.. I think you have the full meal deal with the 315... on another note looking at your setup it looks to me like you have the space to do an olympic ring config and just do 2 or 6 more 315s. Then u could do the both sides of the plant...:bigjoint:
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    gr865 Well-Known Member

    Not sure what and olympic ring config is, and for sure I don't think I could put anymore 315's in my 4x4 tent. Do you have some pics of what you mean?

    gr865 Well-Known Member

    Lol, I said i finely got some rain. Awoke this morning to find this.


    This ain't supposed to happen here in this part of the world.
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    pinner420 Well-Known Member

    I have heath digging up an old journal. But i was gonna have you in trouble with the misses by growing out of the tent and into the area you stage them for your photos....

    gr865 Well-Known Member

    Will you please share the journal when you get it, thanks.
    Lol, that's my bedroom and yes my GF would totally kick my ass if I tried taking that space.
    I am about to start a remodel of my house to sell. We are going to either build around here on some acreage or move out of country. If we move out of country we will just lease the house so we have something to return too.
    If I do build around somewhere close then I plan on building a stealth grow room 12x16 where I can have multiple tents or divide the room into a 6x12 veg/moms and 10x12 flower room.
    Probably all just a pipe dream bongsmilie but some dreams come true.

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    vertnugs Well-Known Member

    Those are looking perfect .

    The sideways plant pics really show how well you're doing on training.

    I need to get off my lazy ass and make individual screens.I have my screen attached to my walls and i hate it.I used to just rig up some screen with bamboo for each plant and things were much easier.

    Are you able to move your plants around fairly easy with your screen and little "pot holder"?
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    gr865 Well-Known Member

    Hey VN,
    Yes I built the screens as individuals so I each and be disconnected from the irrigation and lifted from the catch tray in the tent to be worked on.
    In one of my other journals I have plans for the screens, or you and buy GR's Screen Kit for just 6 easy payments. :lol: If you want will look for them. I will look for the journal and let you know. Don't think I can recreate them post as I lost about 5 yrs, about 6000 plus pics, a couple of yrs ago. I like the setup with 5 screens as I can get them to within 8 to 10" from the light.

    I think I got it right, just have to keep a eye on irrigation/nute solution. Ran EC of 0.9 to 1.1 during veg and running an EC of 1.25 to 1.3 during flower.
    Basically it's just change the rate of A&B, leaving everything else the same, Cannazym, Boost, and Rhizotonic. Using Liquid KoolBloom instead of P/K, started it just this week, will continue this at 1.5 ml/gallon till day 21 or so, then will increase it to 2.5 to 3 ml/gallon. At around day 42, depending on growth, will switch from the Liquid KoolBloom to the dry formula for around 2 weeks, then prepare for harvest.

    Let's see if I can follow through with this plan, I just love opening the tent about 5 minutes before the light come on and be greeted by the lovely little baby buds smiling up at me. Ahhhhhhhhhh! LOL,
    Need another bongsmilie


    gr865 Well-Known Member

    Day 19 12/12

    Today did a fairly heavy defo, and will complete it on Wed.
    Everything is tied in place, and should fill in nicely.
    # 5 before defo and tie.
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    #5 after
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    #3 did not get a prior shot.
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    #1 prior
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    #4 prior
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    #4 after
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    Continued next post.

    gr865 Well-Known Member

    Day 19 con't
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    #2 after
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    The lineup #'s 5, 3, 1, 4, & 2 pics aren't very good.
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    Wed or Thur I will do a full blown defo, did a good job today but will take a bit more. I expect with the growth they have shown they will be filled in quite soon.

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    gr865 Well-Known Member

    Today is actually day 21 of 12/12, I was off by a day. The day they were worked on prior to going in the tent was actually early morning on Thurs., and started 12/12 with lights off at 9 AM that morning.
    Heavy defo this morning before the ladies went back into the tent at lights out.
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    From the Trapland Blimp
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    To be con't!

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    gr865 Well-Known Member

    Day 21 12/12

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    # 5 bud grouping
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    Not sure why I did not get pics of number 3, I am going to plead stoned!

    They are doing well, nice bud formation for 21 days, I think anyways. They are receiving three feedings during lights @ 1 min per cycle to get runoff. 1.35 to 1.4 EC, light feeding of A&B with regular rates for the rest of the line. Have started with 1.25 ml/gal Liquid KoolBloom, and will continue at this rate for a week or so. I really like not packing the coco as we have done in previous grows. The plants have very responsive drainage, only one plant seems to be holding a bit more moisture than the others.

    All seems good at present, fingers crossed, another 4 to 5 weeks.


    gr865 Well-Known Member

    My son, with a loan from dad, just bought a 40' Cruising Trawler.
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    He and the family are going to do the Great Loop. He should be paying me back in the next few months as he has some farm land he is selling.
    When he does I will be looking for a 42 to 45' Trawler to travel the Gulf coast, Atlantic coast and the Bahamas. Will be leasing my home to my neighbors mother so she can be close to her grandkids. She is in her 60's so I would not worry about the house under her care. We eventually want to make our way to Costa Rica, have friends there.

    So I am preparing for the two day boat trip to bring it to our home port.
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    One more jar and I am ready, bongsmilie. It is going to be one damn cold ride, so I will have enough cannabis and Bourbon to make the trip.


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