Second grow, redemption

Discussion in 'Outdoor Growing' started by Dankweedwizard420, May 15, 2018.

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    Dankweedwizard420

    Dankweedwizard420 Active Member

    New year new season. I’m back and this year I’ve gotten a lot more serious and hope it pays off, no peat Moss this year cause It’s not worth the troubles it can cause. Running a few plants, one bag seed, three autos. No ferts yet. Autos popped April 15th. Anybody else seen a stem grow like this? image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg
     
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    waterproof808

    waterproof808 Well-Known Member

    What problems did peat moss cause you? Every mix I've used since I started growing has been peat based.
     
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    john wishmyer

    john wishmyer Well-Known Member

    looks like any other stem to me?
     
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    Roger A. Shrubber

    Roger A. Shrubber Well-Known Member

    looks like a healthy plant, if dirt works for you, go with it. peat is a good medium, but the reason they have different mediums is that different people like different methods. go with whatever works for you.
     
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    Dankweedwizard420

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    Last year my mix was primarily peat and it had issues with water, the top became hard and hydrophobic cause water to bead up and only flow down the sides. It is for sure a great soil component, just better in smaller amounts I feel. I should clarify, I did use peat in my mix this year, my edit of the original post didn’t save.
     
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    Dankweedwizard420

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    Thin like a pencil at the base and as wide as my thumb at the top? I’m concerned it will get blown over.
     
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    Roger A. Shrubber

    Roger A. Shrubber Well-Known Member

    it'll get fatter as the plant grows. in the mean time, put a tomato cage around it, or a couple more of those bamboo stakes.
     
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    waterproof808

    waterproof808 Well-Known Member

    I know what you mean. That usually happens when the soil dries out too much. Using a wetting agent like aloe, silica, or yucca extract will help to get the soil to absorb water more evenly. Also try not to let the soil get so dry, either water more frequently or use a bigger container size
     
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    Dankweedwizard420

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    The thing is, it’s like a 30 gallon pot and the bottom was still moist, it just gets so hot here I was unable to keep the top layer wet. My soil mix this year is a lot better in just about every way, product of my limited experience lol.
     
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    waterproof808

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    I’d recommend using some mulch to keep the top layer of soil from drying out.
     
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    Roger A. Shrubber

    Roger A. Shrubber Well-Known Member

    or even a keyhole cut out lid, if it came with a lid
     
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    Dankweedwizard420

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    The soil mix I’m rocking now hasn’t presented me any problems so far, but I for sure appreciate the advice. What do you recommend for fertilizer though? Should I wait until I see a def. to fert? Or should I do it preemptively?
     
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    Roger A. Shrubber

    Roger A. Shrubber Well-Known Member

    the photo will definitely need to be fed, the autos are usually light eaters, but they'll still need some food before they start to flower. don't wait till you see deficiencies, but don't go crazy either, start out light and work up.
     
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    Dankweedwizard420

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    Definitely need to work on stem strength more when I start them inside. I put another auto out today and here are some pics of them all. The photo stem evened itself out. Last year had a toxic nute buildup, couldn’t effectively flush cause of the peat.
     

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    Jeremy Pivens

    Jeremy Pivens Well-Known Member

    That stem might be a polyploid, they are mutant plants Google it they are pretty cool
     
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    Dankweedwizard420

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    Yeah I’ve heard of people saying it made for a healthier plant, most of the time they induce it with Cochinine which is supposed to be toxic in the plants yield. This can be avoided by using the F1 as purely breeding stock, the offspring would be polyploid without the cochinine some crazy looking buds on them though :) it was really odd seeing them stem like that though. Thanks for the input! I had never considered that.
     
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    Dankweedwizard420

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    image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg Came it today and saw the photo blown over, that’s ok though it’s just nature’s form of lst.
    Autos should be sexing in the near future.
     

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