She's Back - Help a Brother Out!!!

Discussion in 'Auto-Flowering Strains' started by RayRay747, Feb 19, 2018.

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    RayRay747

    RayRay747 Well-Known Member

    Ok Ive been dealing with this Auto Sour Diesel since around the end of December 2017...She has a few bud sites, but she just seems as she is stalled. I do have vegamatrix big and sticky coming this friday so im hoping that may help get her going. Also going to top dress the soil with a little fishbone meal which is high in phosphorus. Lets see what happens but I would love other suggestions and/or comments on what could be going wrong with the plant and what I can do to fix it.

    I was also thinking maybe she needs more nutes. She was battling a calcium deficiency the last 2 weeks but I think I got her back in order. Maybe there is more she needs at this point...

    Here is a of pic (sorry about the lighting). If needed, Ill get a better pic:

    Sour Diesel Auto.JPG
     
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    RayRay747

    RayRay747 Well-Known Member

    No takers? 30 views and not one response. man oh man. Ok I will have to self-diagnose. :) Hmmmm.
     
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    lee1000

    lee1000 Active Member

    i reckon more members would add their 2 cents if they had more info
     
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    Jypsy Dog

    Jypsy Dog Well-Known Member

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    Roger A. Shrubber

    Roger A. Shrubber Well-Known Member

    big and sticky is PK boost, looks a little late in the game for pk boost.
     
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    BotanyIsFun

    BotanyIsFun Well-Known Member

    She looks nice and healthy! As long she's still popping out new pistils and her trichomes are on point, the only thing I'd say she needs more of is just, time.
     
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    RayRay747

    RayRay747 Well-Known Member

    Thx for reply...Yep dinafem auto. She just keeps coming down with a deficiency and I think it keeps being calcium deficiency I think...at least from my research and my last treatment. Just gave her some calcium filled nutes so hopefully that will help again.

    I honestly thought maybe she needed more time. I definitely don’t baby her at all. Just been watching her more closely since the deficiency came back.

    On a positive note it looks like the buds are finally putting out terpenes and some trichomes are starting to show.
     
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    RayRay747

    RayRay747 Well-Known Member

    Yep vegamatrix feeding schedule tho has it being fed from week 2-6 of flowering. I think I’m around week 3 of flowering now. So figured I’d hit it once tomorrow (it’s actually being delivered) and then another in 2 weeks or so.

    Just want to make sure she has all she needs.
     
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    RayRay747

    RayRay747 Well-Known Member

    Here’s a photo of her from week one of veg which started around 12/30/17:

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    I lost my calendar when laptop crashed so I’m guessing on when she started pushing out pistils - which was about last week of January. What would you do at this point? I’d like to juice her up and this is about the time vegamatrix suggests to start feeding (I’m probably 2 weeks late), but I normally wouldn’t use PK boost until about 3 weeks after a flower flip...
     
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    Jypsy Dog

    Jypsy Dog Well-Known Member

    You said soil... looks like Coco.
     
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    Roger A. Shrubber

    Roger A. Shrubber Well-Known Member

    i use pk boost for two weeks when they quit stretching, while the buds are still forming, then go back to jack's citrus for the rest of the grow. once the buds are well formed i don't think the pk boost will do much, but i guess it can't hurt to try it
     
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    RayRay747

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    Stonington Blend super soil with a little coco added to it. Top dressing is gnat nix.
     
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    RayRay747

    RayRay747 Well-Known Member

    She basically stopped stretching this week or late last weeek
     
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    Roger A. Shrubber

    Roger A. Shrubber Well-Known Member

    then this would be the time, go for it
     
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    RayRay747

    RayRay747 Well-Known Member

    Pumping her with some within 2 hours or so. Ive never used a PK Boost before and from what I was told, I should only use it 1-2 times in flower. The Vegamatrix chart says add for 4 weeks between weeks 2-6 (or 7 depending on strain). I was thinking of running it on my plants 2 weeks after pistils start showing and 6 weeks.

    Would you run it any differently? More, less...
     
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    Roger A. Shrubber

    Roger A. Shrubber Well-Known Member

    i use jack's blossom booster 10-30-20 as my pk boost, and i give it to them usually week 3 to 5, but it depends on when they quit stretching, until then the plant is still focused on vegetative growth. once they stop stretching, they start focusing on bud growth, trying to get pollinated. after about two weeks of that, they aren't going to be producing much new growth, they're just going to be working on ripening whats there. so as far as i can see, there's not much point in giving them fuel to build with when they're done building.
    i switch back to the jack's citrus after that two weeks, and start tapering off about 50 ppm per feeding till i get to 200ppm and finish at that.

    so my feed rate/schedule would be something like (veg) week 1-2, 150-200 ppm citrus, week 3-6 300-400 ppm citrus, (flower), week 7-9 500-600 ppm citrus, week 10-12 800+ppm blossom booster, week 12 through finish, 500 ppm, decreasing 50 ppm per feeding down to 200 ppm citrus
     
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    Roger A. Shrubber

    Roger A. Shrubber Well-Known Member

    of course, vegamatrix is a system, designed to work together. if they say use it that long, they may have a reason why. when i use the blossom booster, thats all i'm using, its not an additive.
     
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    RayRay747

    RayRay747 Well-Known Member

    How many times/how often do you use your bloom booster?

    Yeah i dont work their system too much. I only use two of their products - amp-it and big n sticky (I planned to use it as stated above in week 2 of flower and week 6 only). Wasnt going to dope her up with too much bloom boost but maybe I should lol....

    In addition, I also use jumpstart, coconut water (stop at flowering), aloe vera (stop at flowering) and molasses.

    To recharge the bennies in the soil, I use recharge.

    I top dress with epsom (once monthly), organic plant food 5-2-4 (once monthly), diatomaceous earth (pre planting seed and once monthly) and bone meal (once monthly).

    I use biomin calcium for calicium if needed.

    Lastly, I spray only the top of the soil nicely with neem and peppermint soap.

    Sorry for the ramble but wanted to give all the low down of what I do right now. Always looking for suggestions, etc...
     
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    Roger A. Shrubber

    Roger A. Shrubber Well-Known Member

    4 or 5 times, i usually water twice a week, but some plants are big drinkers so they'll get an extra shot.
    i run hempy buckets and keep them sterile with h2o2. if i was running soil, i'd use bennies, but its just a big mess in hempies.
    while i will admit that neem oil works, i HATE it, it reeks, forever, and makes me break out in hives if i touch it. i use spinosad and pyrethin in veg, try to have any problems in hand before i flip to flower, if i miss a few i bomb the shit out of them with spinosad, only thing i'll use in flower, and only like to use it early if possible.
     
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    RayRay747

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    Yeah I’ve gotten used to neem since I started using it in my garden years ago. It def reeks...

    I’m going to run big n sticky 3 times (week 2 of actual flower, not from flip), then week 3 and 4. Then stop. I’ll still continue with my nutes given during veg except for coconut water and Aloe Vera.
     
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