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First-time CFL closet grow: Big Bang and SSH *Completed*
    #163116 - 12/15/08 12:58 PM (7 years, 11 months ago)

I've been meaning to make one of these journal threads for a while now but never got around to it.

This is my first grow and I'm as excited as a kid at christmas. The grow room is a small closet with one 1x125w 2700K Envirolite CFL bulb and 2x32w 6400K bulbs. It is housing a Big Bang plant and a Super Silver Haze, feminized seeds from Green House. The soil is a mixture of mushroom compost and ordinary potting soil. There were not a lot of soil to choose from at my supply store. The temperature ranges from 26-31°c, relative humidity is around 40-50% but recently it has gotten as high as 65%.

Older pics:


There was a small accident with the SSH as I misjudged how moist the soil was and didn't water but the damage was minimal. During vegetation I added fertilizer with every other watering. The fertilizer is called "Schultz All Purpose Plant Food" and has 24-8-16 NPK rating. No nutrition related problems have occurred.

15.12.2008
Today is the 4th day of 12/12 after vegging for 3 weeks, and my Big Bang stretched so much last night she almost grew in to the CFL bulb. The other plant, a peculiar Super Silver Haze has not been stretching as much, contrary to what I expected. Maybe the SSH is not much of a sativa as I thought or perhaps the fact that it has two main colas has something to do with it?

SSH

Big Bang

Group shot


I've been keeping pruning to a minimum this growth, only removing some small tiny grow on the first internode that was receiving almost no light.

Comments, questions, advice?


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Re: First-time CFL closet grow: Big Bang and SSH [Re: snufkin]
    #163118 - 12/15/08 01:01 PM (7 years, 11 months ago)

Damn healthy plants you got there.


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Re: First-time CFL closet grow: Big Bang and SSH [Re: snufkin]
    #163149 - 12/15/08 04:04 PM (7 years, 11 months ago)

:thumbup: add some perlite next time


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Re: First-time CFL closet grow: Big Bang and SSH [Re: impgl]
    #163223 - 12/15/08 09:01 PM (7 years, 11 months ago)

i love the leaf shape of the big bang :smile:


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Re: First-time CFL closet grow: Big Bang and SSH [Re: ditc]
    #163234 - 12/15/08 09:36 PM (7 years, 11 months ago)

Meee tooo!  Beautiful plants man!


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Re: First-time CFL closet grow: Big Bang and SSH [Re: snufkin]
    #164529 - 12/17/08 03:44 PM (7 years, 11 months ago)

keep them pics coming looks good so far.


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Re: First-time CFL closet grow: Big Bang and SSH [Re: blueberry D]
    #166222 - 12/20/08 02:37 PM (7 years, 11 months ago)

20.12.08 30 days of growth

Big Bang:

SSH:




I have a question that will answer itself in a few weeks if no-one here does: Where do the buds form?
Also, I haven't spotted any preflowers. I'm not worried about getting males since the seeds were feminized, but shouldn't they be very visible by now?

*EDIT*: Actually I spotted some hair on the Big Bang.


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Re: First-time CFL closet grow: Big Bang and SSH [Re: snufkin]
    #166829 - 12/21/08 12:50 PM (7 years, 11 months ago)

I don't know if you have starter flowering, but once you switch to 12-12 it will take another couple of weeks before you start seeing buds take form.


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Re: First-time CFL closet grow: Big Bang and SSH [Re: mhbound]
    #166832 - 12/21/08 01:10 PM (7 years, 11 months ago)

Quote:

mhbound said:
I don't know if you have starter flowering, but once you switch to 12-12 it will take another couple of weeks before you start seeing buds take form.



I started flowering on the 12.12.08 :laugh:

Gentlemen, I present to you:

HAIRS!


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Re: First-time CFL closet grow: Big Bang and SSH [Re: snufkin]
    #166834 - 12/21/08 01:43 PM (7 years, 11 months ago)

I'm moving in to an apartment soon because I have to move so the house I rent I'm kinda out of now...Anyway, I have been wondering how I can grow with my MH/HPS in an apartment, and didn't want to use CFL but...After seeing these results and a few others they do damn good. Glad to know that...Keep us updated.


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Re: First-time CFL closet grow: Big Bang and SSH [Re: snufkin]
    #166847 - 12/21/08 03:15 PM (7 years, 11 months ago)

looking good, keep up the work :smile:


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Re: First-time CFL closet grow: Big Bang and SSH [Re: t0ad]
    #166928 - 12/21/08 07:03 PM (7 years, 11 months ago)

i have hps but imabout to have a lil floro grow just to see the difference. nice werk, bub :thumbup:


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Re: First-time CFL closet grow: Big Bang and SSH [Re: impgl]
    #166958 - 12/21/08 07:58 PM (7 years, 11 months ago)

Those plants look great keep us posted.


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Re: First-time CFL closet grow: Big Bang and SSH [Re: mhbound]
    #167976 - 12/23/08 09:39 AM (7 years, 11 months ago)

23.12.08
mhbound: I think this picture illustrates the problem people have with CFLs:

But I didn't really have a choice when I bought my bulbs. If you're getting multiple bulbs, make sure to have a mixed spectrum so there's some daylight as well as warmer sunlight rays.
My closet is getting really crammed:

I just hope they'll stop stretching soon.

The leaves on the SSH look kind of funny to me. This picture is taken right after I watered them this morning. Does it look like over- or underwatering to you?


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Re: First-time CFL closet grow: Big Bang and SSH [Re: snufkin]
    #168039 - 12/23/08 01:59 PM (7 years, 11 months ago)

Great looking grow snufkin!

You have only been in flower for 2 weeks give or take, you have at least two more weeks of stretch. I hope you can find room for the growth.

Cfls make for some lanky growth some times but they produce some pretty nice bud, especially when the plants look as well tended as yours. I wouldn't worry too much about the over/under-watering, the leaves don't look bad at all. I had to go on vacation and when I returned one of my plants was fully wilted, leaves were dangling; I gave her some water and she perked back up to good as new in 12 hours. Just give the pots a lift, if they feel empty, give them water, if not wait until they feel light.


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Re: First-time CFL closet grow: Big Bang and SSH [Re: Dr. Penguin]
    #168074 - 12/23/08 03:41 PM (7 years, 11 months ago)

Well...Think is I'm going to use 3 100+ watt bulbs with reflector. So I'm not real worried too much about stretch...But obviously will have some compared to my mh/hps. I just want to try it in my apartment I am being forced in to out of my house for a year or two while the economy tries to recover...So my main problem is heat.


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Re: First-time CFL closet grow: Big Bang and SSH [Re: Dr. Penguin]
    #170548 - 12/26/08 05:09 PM (7 years, 11 months ago)

26.12.08 Day 36 (Day 15 of flowering)
Thanks for the positive comments! Since I'm not doing much these days besides eating cake with my family I've been a little trigger happy with the camera. I hope you don't mind the frequent updates.

A couple of days ago a thread by t0ad prompted me to check the pH level in my soil. It was around 7, 7.1 possibly in one of the pots so I decided to add a little bit of bloodorange juice to the water (is this a bad idea? doesn't seem to have hurt my plants). I got it down to around 6.5-6.8. Today I decided to flush for the first time because I didn't like the colour of the water that sipped out of the pot when I watered. I believe both of these actions have made the plants healthier, especially the SSH. The leaves are straighter and the yellow/discolouring of the leaves where the leaf meets the stem has gone.

Before:

After:

Or maybe I'm just imagining things? :> This is the SSH plant and she has almost no hairs yet despite two weeks of 12/12, and those few I can find are very small compared to the star of the week, the Big Bang:

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Re: First-time CFL closet grow: Big Bang and SSH [Re: snufkin]
    #174364 - 01/02/09 01:42 PM (7 years, 10 months ago)

02.01.08 3 weeks of flowering.


Some of the first leafs on the Big Bang that are not getting much light have started turning yellow and are falling off.

But the buds are looking good :flyhigh: That plant is so big now that viewed top-down it's shaped like a square.

The SSH still isn't forming buds:

Just a few hairs here and there. Is this abnormal considering it's been three weeks of 12/12 or should I just stop worrying?


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Re: First-time CFL closet grow: Big Bang and SSH [Re: snufkin]
    #174372 - 01/02/09 02:06 PM (7 years, 10 months ago)

Is it female??


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Re: First-time CFL closet grow: Big Bang and SSH [Re: mhbound]
    #174378 - 01/02/09 02:45 PM (7 years, 10 months ago)

looks sweet dude, i wouldn't worry about the haze, don't they generally take a longer time to flower anyway?  and the fact that ur using cfl is probably affecting it as well.

i'm on week 3 of flowering my 3 northern lights plants as well under fluorescent tubes, let's see who finishes first :race:
had a haze plant going too, but it turned out to be male :crankey:


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