When Do I start flushing my AF?

Discussion in 'Auto-Flowering Strains' started by DogOn, Jul 4, 2018.

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    DogOn

    DogOn Member

    Hi Folks,

    In theory I am in week 7, only 1 week to harvest, yet my buds dont look ready.....Should I start flushing my AF now? Your thoughts?

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    macsnax

    macsnax Well-Known Member

    No need to flush. The only thing it does is flush your soil, you can't flush nutrients out of a plant. If your feeding heavy maybe cut back a little. The real secret to good smoke is in the dry/cure.
     
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    DogOn

    DogOn Member

    Do you know where to find a great tutorial on the dry / cure process?
     
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    macsnax

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    DogOn

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    Logan Burke

    Logan Burke Well-Known Member

    Do you have a microscope or at least a jewelers loup to determine color of trichomes? That's really the only way to determine readiness with any high level of certianty...flushing is a bit controversial...personally, I do lower my ppms to about 50-100 for at least 4-7 days before harvest in hydroponics, but I've never tested out not flushing at all. If you do decide to flush, timing will be no different than a normal photoperiod strain...in soil I think flush is 7-14 days? Not 100% sure on that, haven't done soil in years.
     
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    Logan Burke

    Logan Burke Well-Known Member

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    DogOn

    DogOn Member

    I just ordered a small pocket microscope and hydrometer. Thanks for your response brother!!!
     
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    PURPLEB3RRYKUSH

    PURPLEB3RRYKUSH Well-Known Member

    i would feed with water till chop, starting too look N toxic, but nice buds
     
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    Logan Burke

    Logan Burke Well-Known Member

    No problem at all! Yeah whenever my plants are nearing the end of their rope, say, the last 2-4 weeks before chop, I always cut back feeding by about 1/4th at a minimum or they burn up and start exhibiting signs of cal-mag deficiency, took me awhile to pin over ferting down as the cause. The microscope will help tons, and you can actually affect the bud's high itself based on trichome color. Definitely a must have in my opinion!
     
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    Budzbuddha

    Budzbuddha Well-Known Member

    Back off nitro , run them longer . Too much N will make small buds.
     
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    SNOLEPERD

    SNOLEPERD Active Member

    I grow my autos until they top and are in full bloom, this is strain dependent but usally happens between day 50 to 60, I then flush out all the food, I use botanacare pro flower base and Atami bloombastic, I own a bloom booster and have the luxury of useing it, if this pic pops up it is a northern light at day53.
     

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