When to flush?

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    Project Ponics

    Project Ponics Well-Known Member

    Okay so I have two photo SoMango plants from seedsman. This is my first grow ever.
    I'm just wondering when I should start flushing? I know they still got 2-3 weeks left but I don't think I should start flushing now given they still have flowering to do.
    On the website it says flowering time = 9 weeks. So do I start the flushing process at the beginning of week 7? Or do I start to flush on week 9? In 4 days both plants will be starting week 7 in the 12/12 cycle. But by the looks, it seems like they got a couple weeks of still needing to be fed?


    Here's a couple recent pics from the past week.

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    neved

    neved Well-Known Member

    Hi
    They don’t produce enough budds to go on flush.
    Don’t stop your feeding
    All the resins are white
    All environments effect different
    For me this stage would be maximum nutrients but very carefully
    You need flushing around 10days/2weeks
    Don’t worry keep researching other people threads and journals
    Looking great
     
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    Purpsmagurps

    Purpsmagurps Well-Known Member

    Push potassium
     
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    bankheadstoner

    bankheadstoner Active Member

    Yes start flushing at week 7 . But there's alot of controversy around flowering. So some people think flowering starts when you switch to 12/12 cycle. But other people think flowering starts when plants starts flower/throwing out pistils. I think it should be when pistils start forming . Because that makes more sense to me . Because you in the perfect situation because you plants been in 12/12 for 7weeks but they look 3/4 weeks into flowering. In you case I recommend not flushing now because your plants look 6week away from being done at least. But certain strain start flowering late and you clearly stated flowering around week 3 .so hold off until buds start forming and if you have pics try to remember the week pistils started forming and start the flower cycle from that point on. Just think about it the light cycle don't determine when flowering starts but the pistils is def a sign flower started . But good luck and just relax unless you plan on smoking pistils
     
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    blake9999

    blake9999 Well-Known Member

    You Flush after you take a dump (#2). No other time.
     
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    Purpsmagurps

    Purpsmagurps Well-Known Member

    you are so wrong. lol.
     
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    charface

    charface Well-Known Member

    Op. Define flushing please

    Then tell us exactly what you are hoping to achieve by doing it.
     
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    Project Ponics

    Project Ponics Well-Known Member

    The logic behind this makes sense... never thought about it like that.
    Like I said I'm a first time grower, and I also thought they had a solid 3-4 weeks at least before considering starting to flush.
     
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    Jimmy the vest uk

    Jimmy the vest uk Well-Known Member

    Keep feeding bro long time before flushing
     
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    Purpsmagurps

    Purpsmagurps Well-Known Member

    thats horseshit dont listen to him
     
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    Project Ponics

    Project Ponics Well-Known Member

    Lol'd. Well I know they definitely have quite a few weeks of flowering to do.
    I guess what he said sounded convincing but I also have never heard of that pistil method he was saying...
     
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    Purpsmagurps

    Purpsmagurps Well-Known Member

    yeah. 12/12 starts when you change the light cycle.
     
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    bankheadstoner

    bankheadstoner Active Member

    Well just keep in mind to follow this method
    So you think he should flush his plants and be ready to harvest in 2weeks? Because he been in 12/12 cycle for 7weeks with a 9week strain
     
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    Project Ponics

    Project Ponics Well-Known Member

    Thanks man! Yeah I'm feeding them around 1200ppm right now.
    I was thinking my next feeding in a few days up'ing it to 1300-1400 ppm?
    They look like they could use a little plucking too maybe?
     
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    Purpsmagurps

    Purpsmagurps Well-Known Member

    you haven't even burned your tips. so flushing is pointless right now. push pk until you get 1/3 brown hairs then just potassium until half to 3/4 brown then water after
     
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    charface

    charface Well-Known Member

    Define plucking

    Tell us exactly what you hope to achieve by doing it.

    Gee Im getting good at this
     
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    Purpsmagurps

    Purpsmagurps Well-Known Member

    fuck weeks man, some phenos run longer some earlier, some lighting finishes faster than others too. read the plant.
     
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    Project Ponics

    Project Ponics Well-Known Member

    Do they look like they need more? I'm using Botanicare Pure blend pro line.

    I'm using pbp grow, pbp bloom soil formula and their calmag.

    Last feeding I did 6ml grow, 12ml bloom, 2ml calmag. Ppm was 1200 and I pH it to 6.2.

    I'm slowly decreasing the grow to bloom ratios when feeding so my plants don't lose N too quickly since I encountered problems at the beginning of flowering with them. And people also say if I taper it right with the NPK ratios in the pbp grow, I can harvest a plant from seedling only using their grow product. But since I have the bloom in mixing them.
     
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    Purpsmagurps

    Purpsmagurps Well-Known Member

    yeah they have too much N right now IMO I would dial that down just a tiny bit and turn it up in bloom that much
     
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    neved

    neved Well-Known Member

    I don’t recommend going hard on nutrients at all.
    Mention you need to reduce your ppm by the last flowering weeks so don't go over feeding ,don’t kill them with too much care
    1000/1200 looking fine ,but take care as 1300+
    Add more grow they are praying for N
    (My recommendation 9)
     

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