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    #309688 - 11/04/09 12:10 PM (10 years, 3 months ago)

Disclaimer: I'm new to this and learning, so please excuse my noobness.

I have a small plant that I've had growing for roughly 2 or 3 months. The first month or month and a half the plant had shitty lighting so it didn't grow much. It's now under a 150w equivalent spiral CFL bulb with a dome reflector. Not optimal, but it's working for now.

I'm growing the plant bonsai style due to lack of space and nosy neighbors. Since I put the plant under the CFL bulb it has grown a lot. About a week or two ago it started preflowering (it's a female).

Thing is, I don't want to flower it yet, I'd like to veg it for a bit longer. Is there any way that I can get the plant to go back to veg stage or will that just make it become a hermaphrodite? Not sure on the real strain so I couldn't tell you if it's an autoflowering strain or not. The seed came from a bag of "OG Kush" but I am calling bullshit on that one.


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Re: First time growing, question about vegging and preflowering [Re: lasereyes]
    #309701 - 11/04/09 12:53 PM (10 years, 3 months ago)

Leave that light running 24/7. It shouldn't start flowering if you do that. You can leave a plant in veg for a really long time.

If it's an auto-flowering strain... I think you are :cuteshit: out of luck.


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Re: First time growing, question about vegging and preflowering [Re: TomCollins]
    #309706 - 11/04/09 01:13 PM (10 years, 3 months ago)

Thing is I really can't leave the light running 24/7 because the damn light keeps me up. Perhaps I can find some way to move it into the closet. I just worry about the heat being too much in there because there is a steam pipe in the closet.

Hmmm...  :strokebeard:

Is there any way I could tell if it is an autoflowering strain? If it goes into flower mode then I harvest without killing the plant, is it gonna keep on flowering? How does that work?


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Re: First time growing, question about vegging and preflowering [Re: lasereyes]
    #309724 - 11/04/09 01:43 PM (10 years, 3 months ago)

If it's an autoflowering plant I'd say just finish it out and be happy.

But if it isn't then as long as the plant gets 18 hrs of light it won't flower, and will continue to veg without problems.


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Re: First time growing, question about vegging and preflowering [Re: Stoneth]
    #309813 - 11/04/09 04:46 PM (10 years, 3 months ago)

It's highly doubtful that you have an autoflowering strain.  If the lights keep you up, you can sacrifice some growth and put them on 18/6 and they will stay in vegative state.  Why not leave them on 24/0 and light-proof your area?  Just because your plant is showing sex doesn't mean it has started to flower.  Plants will show sex when mature, however they will not start flowering until a light cycle of atleast 12/12 has been induced.


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Re: First time growing, question about vegging and preflowering [Re: AKSE]
    #309894 - 11/04/09 08:20 PM (10 years, 3 months ago)

Sealing the light off will help you sleep longer at night and halp focus more light on ya young lady. Def worth the effort!! Also buy Mylar.


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Re: First time growing, question about vegging and preflowering [Re: DankHeadz]
    #309940 - 11/04/09 10:05 PM (10 years, 3 months ago)

Meh. Skip the Mylar and get some black/white poly.
mylar is a bitch to work with.


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Re: First time growing, question about vegging and preflowering [Re: 81renaissance]
    #309974 - 11/04/09 10:31 PM (10 years, 3 months ago)

Black/White and Tuck Tape are my gods.  Mylar and Duct Tape are last decades false gods! :smile:

Are you growing for weed or growing for fun?  If you are growing for weed, research and invest a little into your project...it will pay off tenfold.  If growing for fun...bonsai...then get a bonsai or Coleas or everbearing strawberries, much easier, safer and legal.


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Re: First time growing, question about vegging and preflowering [Re: Azyle00]
    #313778 - 11/10/09 05:57 PM (10 years, 3 months ago)

I decided to just flower the damn thing. I have noticed recently that the plant is really starting to stretch between nodes now that it has gotten so big. Would training the branches to grow closer together (so they're all within the dome reflector) help this?

Yeah, I know I'm half-assing this, but it's all I can do for right now aside from just turning the thing into cannabutter.


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Re: First time growing, question about vegging and preflowering [Re: lasereyes]
    #313796 - 11/10/09 06:30 PM (10 years, 3 months ago)

stretching will usually happen if you have poor lighting  or if the light is too far away. it is also normal for the plant to stretch once you flip to 12/12 to start flowering.

in my experience the stretching lasts about 3-4 weeks after triggering then the last 4+ weeks( depending on strain) your buds will start to put on weight.  it's not uncommon for the plant to double in heght during this time.

training is usually only helpful during veg to help keep all the branches at the same height so you can keep the light as close to the entire plant as possible without burning the main cola.


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Re: First time growing, question about vegging and preflowering [Re: drumma]
    #320829 - 11/24/09 02:10 AM (10 years, 2 months ago)

I recently moved the plant to an area where it has more room to grow. It's under a lamp that has 5 telescoping arms with lights at the ends. I have it under the following CFL equivalents: 200w, 150w, and 3x 60w. The buds are growing much more dense, the plant looks a LOT healthier and the crazy stretching stopped :smile:

Unfortunately I have horrible planning... I'm only going to be able to allow the plant to flower for 7 weeks total because I have to leave town for a decent amount of time, plus I'm going to be having a government building inspection.

How badly will only 7 weeks of flowering effect the harvest? What is average flowering/budding time?


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Re: First time growing, question about vegging and preflowering [Re: lasereyes]
    #321533 - 11/25/09 03:41 PM (10 years, 2 months ago)



Flowering is going well


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Re: First time growing, question about vegging and preflowering [Re: lasereyes]
    #321547 - 11/25/09 04:15 PM (10 years, 2 months ago)

Quote:

How badly will only 7 weeks of flowering effect the harvest? What is average flowering/budding time?




That's a hard one to answer because it depends on what you're growing.  If you're growing a straight indica anywhere from 50-70 days, sativa 84-100 days, hybrids can fall anywhere between that depending on which side is more dominant. 

So if you're growing something that's mostly indica you may be able to pull it off without it affecting you too badly (if at all).  If it's more of a sativa you'd most likely be harvesting a few weeks too early.


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Re: First time growing, question about vegging and preflowering [Re: coda]
    #321568 - 11/25/09 04:50 PM (10 years, 2 months ago)

The fan leaves on this plant are pretty narrow, so I'm guessing this is a sativa dominant plant. Balls =\


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Re: First time growing, question about vegging and preflowering [Re: lasereyes]
    #321571 - 11/25/09 04:56 PM (10 years, 2 months ago)

Don't give up hope my man, grow it out!  Even if it ends up not as good this time, you'll be a lot better off next time when you're stable.  Plus, at the end, it's still something you can smoke.  Always better to have something then nothing :wink:


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Re: First time growing, question about vegging and preflowering [Re: coda]
    #321752 - 11/26/09 02:11 AM (10 years, 2 months ago)

I'm not giving up hope, I'm going to grow it out until the day before I have to leave for a few weeks. My place tends to be low humidity(40%-20%) because of the heat system, so the buds will probably dry out within a day of hanging them up to dry. I'll cure what I have in jars for a few weeks and see how it works out.

I'm going to root a cutting of the same plant before I leave for the extended period of time, and put it back on 24/7 light schedule so it goes back into veging and have a friend water it for me while I'm away. I'll try flowering again once the plant looks nice and robust. I'm going to have to bonsai it again because I don't have much room, but I know how to trim/train it so I get a lot of bud sites (just not too familiar with nutes and flowering schedule, but I will read up). Should be fun, I look forward to it.

I actually have another seed that a friend gave me (rare in my area, most bags don't have seeds) so I may try that one too. Growing herb is kind of an addictive hobby for me... I always want to "out do" my past grow. I'm a huge fan of gardening so I take growing herb as the ultimate challenge because I want to produce the most I can within my abilities. I can't do a HPS lighting at my place, but I will CFL the hell out of it. I might be getting a new HO T5 fixture for the sake of growing pepper plants soon, I'm sure herb would enjoy that lighting too :smile:


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Re: First time growing, question about vegging and preflowering [Re: lasereyes]
    #323681 - 11/30/09 05:27 PM (10 years, 2 months ago)

Well, I just got back into town last night after being gone for 5 days. I was worried that the plant would be dried up when I got back because the place it's being grown tends to be pretty dry. Upon checking on it, it was wilting pretty badly so I gave it about 600ml of water (8 inch pot) and it fluffed right back up.

I noticed that there didn't seem to be hardly any new growth during the 5 days that I was gone and this is after moving it to a lot more light. I was doing some reading and I think I may have a problem with nutrient lockout. I may have gotten a little over zealous with the fertilizing the past few weeks. Here's why I think I'm having some nutrient issues:

• The stems of all of the newer large fan leaves have gone purple
• Buds are especially small, not very compact
• After that 5 days of being gone, roughly 15-20% of the hairs have turned orange... Prior to going out of town it was only 1-2%
• Last week a lot of the smaller leaves at the bottom of the plant went yellow and died. I assumed it was just because they were old and not getting enough light, but now I wonder.

During my reading I also realized that you should flush the plant every once in a while.... I've never flushed it. In fact, for the past week and a half or so I've only been doing bottom watering- regardless of just pure water or fertilizing.

You guys think it's about time for a flush?

Edit: if you want some pics let me know and I'll get to work on that.


Edited by lasereyes (11/30/09 05:47 PM)


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Re: First time growing, question about vegging and preflowering [Re: lasereyes]
    #324263 - 12/01/09 12:37 AM (10 years, 2 months ago)

Just bumping teh post for the night time crowd. If the more experienced growers think it needs a flush I will do so ASAP (tonight).


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Re: First time growing, question about vegging and preflowering [Re: lasereyes]
    #324267 - 12/01/09 12:45 AM (10 years, 2 months ago)

The stems turning purple could be a sign of phosphorus deficiency.

Flushing is never a bad idea, doesn't really sound absolutely necessary from what your describing.  Pics are always good, give em up!


Your fluffy buds could be due to not getting enough light.  What kind of lights are they under??  Still CFL's??

I'm sure they're a bit shocked at this point, I would expect them to take a couple of days to bounce back and start growing vigorously.


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Re: First time growing, question about vegging and preflowering [Re: Hawksresurrection]
    #324272 - 12/01/09 01:07 AM (10 years, 2 months ago)

Yeah, unfortunately they are still under CFLs. I can't really do HPS now due to the amount of room available and nosy neighbors. I think I'll try the flush, switch to a fert that is higher in P and K. From what I've read and the ferts I've been using it seems like P and K deficiencies are happening. I think I got a little crazy with the ferts for a while thinking the plant would need more ferts for flowering. That was before reading up. Is there a "pot for dummies" guide out there somewhere? I've looked through the articles on the main growery site and haven't had much luck. Perhaps my search abilities just suck. If that's the case, point me in the right direction por favor.


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Re: First time growing, question about vegging and preflowering [Re: lasereyes]
    #324274 - 12/01/09 01:11 AM (10 years, 2 months ago)

BOOKS!!!!


Jorge Cervantes book to be exact.  Indoor Marijuana Horticulture.  Best overall book for a new grower to get.


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Re: First time growing, question about vegging and preflowering [Re: Hawksresurrection]
    #324293 - 12/01/09 01:46 AM (10 years, 2 months ago)

Here's some pics. Really just for the hell of it, because everyone love pictures, but maybe you can tell me what I'm doing wrong from these... I'm kinda clueless... hence the questions.



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Re: First time growing, question about vegging and preflowering [Re: lasereyes]
    #324381 - 12/01/09 05:50 AM (10 years, 2 months ago)

They don't really look that bad.  How long have they been in flowering??


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Re: First time growing, question about vegging and preflowering [Re: Hawksresurrection]
    #324386 - 12/01/09 06:09 AM (10 years, 2 months ago)

Lasereyes,
If it's not too late to veg the plant out some more, it would love a burst of nitrogen (after flushing). My plant was decimated by caterpillas, phosphorus deficient and turning light green/yellow. I gave it some Nitrogen in a water soluble fert. for 3-4 days / 1 or 2 watering can a day.

It virtually greened up my plant back to life (new branches and all).

Then turn the lights up or whatever you indoor growers do to increase light hours.


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Re: First time growing, question about vegging and preflowering [Re: lasereyes]
    #324415 - 12/01/09 10:38 AM (10 years, 2 months ago)

It has been on 12/12 for 22 days. I really have no idea if I could veg it more at this stage since flowering has begun. I'm still not 100% sure on how going from flowering back to vegging would work out.


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Re: First time growing, question about vegging and preflowering [Re: lasereyes]
    #324431 - 12/01/09 11:10 AM (10 years, 2 months ago)

Keep going forward.  Those plants do not look that bad.


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Re: First time growing, question about vegging and preflowering [Re: Azyle00]
    #324440 - 12/01/09 11:27 AM (10 years, 2 months ago)

Should I not be worried that there has been hardly any new growth in a week?

Edit: what ratios should I be looking for in a fert to be used for flowering? I know I need higher levels of phosphorus but what about nitrogen and potassium?


Edited by lasereyes (12/01/09 11:41 AM)


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Re: First time growing, question about vegging and preflowering [Re: lasereyes]
    #324923 - 12/02/09 12:05 AM (10 years, 2 months ago)

Fox Farm Tiger Bloom is a good one to use.

http://foxfarmfertilizer.com/products_liqfert2.html


Also Kool Bloom is an additive I've used with success in the past.


http://www.planetnatural.com/site/kool-bloom-hydroponic-nutrient.html


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Re: First time growing, question about vegging and preflowering [Re: Hawksresurrection]
    #325693 - 12/02/09 11:24 PM (10 years, 2 months ago)

Alright, I'm thinking I was worried about nutrient lock for no reason. I did a flush two days ago with 1 gallon of water. Plant seems to be growing perhaps a bit better. I think that the plant wasn't in full "flower mode" yet. Since I flushed the soil the plant seems to be forming true colas (smaller fan leaves, more tricomes and more dense buds). Like I said, I've never done this, cannabis is so much different than any other plant I've grown. There is so much to learn it's insane. Much more complicated than mushrooms or cacti.

I gotta admit, it's a ton of fun. I really wanna figure out some way to conceal a 400w HPS. I don't think I'd be able to hide it though. If anything I might try a 200w CFL grow.


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Re: First time growing, question about vegging and preflowering [Re: lasereyes]
    #330574 - 12/13/09 02:30 AM (10 years, 2 months ago)

This update actually comes with no problems. Growth during flowering seems to have picked up a bit since I changed to a 8-15-10 fertilizer. Once the plant got into flowering it almost seemed to have quit growing until I changed to a higher phosphorous fertilizer(previous was high in nitrogen).  It's still growing VERY slow though, which sucks because I have to start flushing her in about 7 days. The addition of a bunch more CFLs made a big difference in density of buds. I wish I could flower it longer but I am leaving town for 2 weeks for Christmas. I'd probably flower it for another month or so but no dice on that. No one I can trust to take care of it. Lamesauce I say.

Anyway, here's the picture update on how she's looking now.


Not too bad for a half-assed effort IMO. I really want to do HPS for flowering on my next try. I might be moving soon so that may be a possibility.


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Re: First time growing, question about vegging and preflowering [Re: lasereyes]
    #332524 - 12/16/09 11:22 PM (10 years, 2 months ago)

Took an early sample of the crop tonight and was quite impressed. It's a very relaxing high but not enough to knock you out. Listening to music is orgasmic right now. Rocking some 311.

Anyway, I decided to get all artsy fartsy and take some pics of the plant with the lights on. Here's some update pics:



I'm getting a bit of the leaves curling under. Switched to a new fertilizer and it was tough to judge the strength of it, over fertilized. Either way, I'm flushing her now. Gotta harvest next week :frown:

I talked to some friends tonight that want cuttings though, so I may be able to grow this strain out to it's full potential someday. It's just starting to smell REALLY fruity. It's to the point I can smell it when I walk into the front door of my building. Luckily everyone in the building is cool with it and is excited (or just doesn't care) to see what the finished product is like.  :rockon:


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Re: First time growing, question about vegging and preflowering [Re: lasereyes]
    #332550 - 12/17/09 01:22 AM (10 years, 2 months ago)

I think I see nanners in those pics!


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Re: First time growing, question about vegging and preflowering [Re: ASEgrower]
    #332554 - 12/17/09 01:33 AM (10 years, 2 months ago)

Uhh, like as in their trying to seed themselves??  If so which pic??  I see something "maybe" suspicious in the last one.  But other than that I don't really see what your talking about.


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Re: First time growing, question about vegging and preflowering [Re: Hawksresurrection]
    #332647 - 12/17/09 09:31 AM (10 years, 2 months ago)

Yeah I'm curious what he means by nanners too. I see nothing that resembles bananas other than the curled leaves.


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Re: First time growing, question about vegging and preflowering [Re: Hawksresurrection]
    #332726 - 12/17/09 12:51 PM (10 years, 2 months ago)

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Uhh, like as in their trying to seed themselves??  If so which pic??  I see something "maybe" suspicious in the last one.  But other than that I don't really see what your talking about.



That last picture looks a little suspicious.  I couldbt say for sure, but it looks like a male pollen sac in the pic.


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Re: First time growing, question about vegging and preflowering [Re: ASEgrower]
    #333564 - 12/19/09 01:05 PM (10 years, 2 months ago)

Nope, no pollen sack, just small curled up leaf.

Alright, I have a debate on my hands. In case you haven't been following this grow, I'm going to have to harvest come Wednesday because I'm leaving town. She really needs probably another month of flowering but I gotta do what I gotta do.

Now here's the debate: should I dry the buds quickly and start curing them that day or should I just let them hang upside down drying for the two weeks that I'm away? Keep in mind the buds are smaller and not incredibly compact since this is a CFL grow. The place they will be dried is incredibly dry, maybe 20-30% humidity if I'm lucky. What would you do?


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Re: First time growing, almost done... a few more questions (Updated 12/19/09 w/ pics) [Re: lasereyes]
    #333773 - 12/19/09 11:00 PM (10 years, 2 months ago)

The question I posted earlier about harvest/drying/curing I still need an answer to, but here are some pics of her today:



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Re: First time growing, almost done... a few more questions (Updated 12/19/09 w/ pics) [Re: lasereyes]
    #334367 - 12/21/09 07:16 AM (10 years, 2 months ago)

you'll want to dry for at least 5 days. the longer the dry, the smoother the smoke. as far as curing goes, this is very helpful.

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Drying is directly related to the Rh of your area that you dry in.  Higher Rh means a slower drying time due to the moisture in the air.  The more arid your drying area is the faster your buds will dry.

That being said a slower drying period is much preferred.  This allows any sugars in the buds to be converted into terpenes, allows the chlorophyll to leach out, and allows for a smoother smoke.  Generally you want your drying area to be around 25-35% RH (you can go higher but it requires more attention for bud rot), and you want your drying period to be at least a week.  You want to hear a nice audible *SNAP* when you break the stems.  Personally i try and crack the stems nearest to the buds, thicker stalks will take longer to dry so your bud may be dry before the stem.  A better way to check is to snap the stem within the bud.  If that snaps you know your bud is dry enough for the jars.

If your stems aren't dry enough to snap when bent then your bud isn't dry enough for jars.  The excess moisture within the buds will build up too quickly in your jars and you'll wake up to cobweb covered nuggets.  To fix this i would take a small paper bag and fill it no more then 2/3rds of the way full.  Crimp the top of the bag.  Then let it sit for a few more days making sure to open the bag and move the buds around at least once a day.  Once your stems snap cleanly and the buds are nice and crispy are you able to toss them in a jar.  Once they're in the jar i would open them once when you get up, move the buds around, and let the jar stand open for 10-15 mins.  Then, before you go to bed, repeat the process.




from this thread.

you're going to want to make sure your bud dries properly, although i know time is an issue, which is too bad. do you absolutely HAVE to harvest? there is no way you can set up some sort of drip system for water and put your lights on a timer while you're gone? for both drying and curing you want to pay attention to what is happening with your bud.


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Re: First time growing, almost done... a few more questions (Updated 12/19/09 w/ pics) [Re: Acidic_Sloth]
    #335394 - 12/23/09 02:14 AM (10 years, 1 month ago)

Slother, thanks a lot. I harvested tonight. After trimming it all up (god damn I had to clean the scissors like 3 times, really sticky stuff), I think I might end up with maybe half an ounce max, not bad considering the halfassed effort I put into it. I do have a bunch of cuttings for edibles though :smile:

Hopefully next time I decide to grow I will be able to use the proper lights or at least upgrade my shitty set up. I hate halfassing things and prefer to go all out if possible.

Sorry though, no pics of harvest, I'm pressed for time so couldn't do that. Buds are all hung up to dry in a really inconvenient place to take pictures. I'll get pics of the dried buds once I get back in town.


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Re: First time growing, almost done... a few more questions (Updated 12/19/09 w/ pics) [Re: lasereyes]
    #335751 - 12/24/09 12:29 AM (10 years, 1 month ago)

Oh man. I quick dried some of the final product last night and smoked with a friend who is a all day every smoker but smokes what I would call schwag all day. After one bowl we were so stoned we kept forgetting what we were saying mid-sentence and had issues speaking coherently.

Today I was talking to him and he said "I was fucking amazed that you can just grow something that ridiculously potent just in a pot with soil in a spare room. I thought you had to have a hydro set up or a degree in botany for that shit."

Surprise, surprise motherfucker :grin:

Great success :borat:


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Re: First time growing, almost done... a few more questions (Updated 12/19/09 w/ pics) [Re: lasereyes]
    #350250 - 01/19/10 05:27 PM (10 years, 1 month ago)

Wow. What a shitty yield. I ended up with 7.1g total. Sucks that I couldn't let it go longer. Mother plant is still alive, but in bad shape. I'm going to give it to a friend who is in the position to build a grow box and buy an HPS light.

It's a very potent, very enjoyable smoke, so hopefully he can work some "grow pot the right way" magic and get a decent harvest with this plant. I'll be sure to send him here for any questions. I'm going to teach him what I know (which isn't all that much) and I know he will do a TON of reading cuz he's a very smart guy. Hopefully we'll be seeing a "lasereyes plant take 2" thread sometime soon.


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Re: First time growing, almost done... a few more questions (Updated 12/19/09 w/ pics) [Re: lasereyes]
    #350278 - 01/19/10 06:56 PM (10 years, 1 month ago)

giving up already?


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Re: First time growing, question about vegging and preflowering [Re: coda]
    #350294 - 01/19/10 07:15 PM (10 years, 1 month ago)


I used this websight to learn from so it may help you as well: http://www.greenmanspage.com/guides/basics.html


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Re: First time growing, question about vegging and preflowering [Re: MushrooMan420]
    #350305 - 01/19/10 07:46 PM (10 years, 1 month ago)

I would ignore that site honestly, it's full of bullshit.

My favorite line so far (before I gave up after getting a headache from the crap) was "You must use a greenlight when transplanting".  :sigh: seems like people will buy into anything.


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Re: First time growing, question about vegging and preflowering [Re: coda]
    #350315 - 01/19/10 08:02 PM (10 years, 1 month ago)

I agree. That site is full of garbage, bullshit information! I think this was pointed out in another previous thread before.
It should be titled "How NOT to Grow Weed" :poop:


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Re: First time growing, almost done... a few more questions (Updated 12/19/09 w/ pics) [Re: coda]
    #350944 - 01/20/10 08:35 PM (10 years, 1 month ago)

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giving up already?




Not giving up, just not in a situation to keep growing. My landlord is a cool guy and was fine with the grow... Until other people in the building started asking him if he thought it smelled like pot. Plus I'm going to be moving soon and I doubt I'd be fortunate enough to have another landlord as cool as him. I'd do a dresser growbox with a carbon scrubber if a) I could afford it and b) had room for it. But I don't have either one :frown:


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    #351039 - 01/20/10 11:18 PM (10 years, 1 month ago)

sorry to hear that man, it will be there for you when have the space :smile:


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Re: First time growing, almost done... a few more questions (Updated 12/19/09 w/ pics) [Re: coda]
    #354384 - 01/28/10 12:29 AM (10 years, 25 days ago)

Alright, here's pics of the buds after being cured 5-6 weeks in a jar. This is about 3/4-1/2 of total harvest. They aren't as dense as they could be but do the job quite well. Pics were touched up with Lightroom.







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Re: First time growing, almost done... a few more questions (Updated 12/19/09 w/ pics) [Re: lasereyes]
    #354395 - 01/28/10 01:12 AM (10 years, 25 days ago)

lol the unedited pic looks much better

they look like some nice buds man, practice makes perfect!


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    #355242 - 01/30/10 01:19 AM (10 years, 23 days ago)

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lol the unedited pic looks much better

they look like some nice buds man, practice makes perfect!



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Re: First time growing, question about vegging and preflowering [Re: MushrooMan420]
    #355334 - 01/30/10 10:19 AM (10 years, 22 days ago)

Yeah, not too shabby lasereyes

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I used this websight to learn from so it may help you as well: http://www.greenmanspage.com/guides/basics.html




site!  sorry, had to do that.  I read a couple of random sentences in that page:

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A nice test is to drop the seeds on a hot frying pan. If they "CRACK," they are probably good for planting purposes.

    The seeds should be soaked in distilled water overnight before planting. BE SURE to plant in the ground with the pointy end UP. Plant about 1/2" deep.




Anyone ever use this frying pan trick?  Does that not destroy the seed?  I've read that many places.  I dont know what so difficult about germing them.  Put them with the pointy tip (I presume he means the rootlet) UP is not recommended.  that root tip grows down then other roots start to grow in all directions from that one.  pointing it up would require it to work extra hard to get aimed downward into the earth, causing some unneeded stress on the infant. 



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Re: First time growing, question about vegging and preflowering [Re: FurrowedBrow]
    #355339 - 01/30/10 10:49 AM (10 years, 22 days ago)

Cool vid FB.

Look at the force that the seed husk is thrown.


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Re: First time growing, question about vegging and preflowering [Re: KaptKid]
    #355631 - 01/30/10 08:44 PM (10 years, 22 days ago)

Hey FurrowedBrow, for the sake of the Growery and all the noobs here trying to learn how to grow, PLEASE stop posting the Greenmans link. That site is full of worthess, garbage information and is probably the most USELESS site on the net for growing information. It should be titled "HOW NOT TO GROW WEED."

The author of that site should be hung from the Growery gallows.  :hang:


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Re: First time growing, question about vegging and preflowering [Re: DrGreenThumb]
    #355641 - 01/30/10 08:59 PM (10 years, 22 days ago)

I quoted it and corrected it in one particular instance.  If people read what has been written in here then they will know it's a bogus site.  I'm not in the wrong for quoting.


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    #355659 - 01/30/10 09:16 PM (10 years, 22 days ago)

Don't take it the wrong way Furrowed. I know you know better. The fact that you had to correct the one sentence you quoted is testament to the god awful info on that site. However you DID say that it may "help...to learn" from. About the only thing that site will help you with is failure.

It wasn't meant to be a shot at you or anything but I cringe every time I see that link.


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