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CFL grow (UPDATED)
    #60052 - 06/18/08 03:51 PM (13 years, 5 months ago)

This is my first grow, it's not really a serious attempt, more of a test... I'm not aiming for a large yield or anything, I'm just trying to make the most of what I have. Got the seed from some mids I had a couple months ago.

I'm using a 150 watt CFL bulb, I'm trying to make a nice and compact plant, keeping it as small as I can. I already switched it to 12/12 about a week ago.





I know it's nothing much, but I've always wanted to try growing my own plant... :shrug:

BTW, I'm kinda using a stealth grow method, as in I clipped off the extra fan leaves to make it less recognizable.


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Re: CFL grow (moved) [Re: Siekostoner]
    #60082 - 06/18/08 04:10 PM (13 years, 5 months ago)

This thread was moved from Marijuana Cultivation.

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Re: CFL grow (moved) [Re: Sirius]
    #62838 - 06/21/08 03:19 AM (13 years, 5 months ago)

Good luck man but your gonna hurt the growth cutting new leaves like that. Hope you get some good mids out of it at least


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Re: CFL grow (moved) [Re: freepain]
    #62879 - 06/21/08 07:04 AM (13 years, 5 months ago)

Yeah, all that is accomplishing is seriously decreasing the growth and potential potency of the plant. It needs its leaves to photosynthesize. Doing it for stealth purposes doesn't make any sense - its still recognizable as marijuana. If stealth is a concern, the room shouldn't be found by anyone anyways.


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Re: CFL grow (moved) [Re: Sirius]
    #62891 - 06/21/08 10:27 AM (13 years, 5 months ago)

Hmm, you guys have a good point... I thought about that, but the only thing that made me think it wouldn't do any harm was this;

http://www.shroomery.org/forums/showflat.php/Number/2005824#2005824

This dude did it to all his plants, I'm not sure how his yield was (probably not much)... but I'm not really concerned about yield; I'm just excited to be growing my own bud. Anyway, I'll leave the leaves there next time I grow (once this plant is done.


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Re: CFL grow (moved) [Re: Siekostoner]
    #62937 - 06/21/08 12:47 PM (13 years, 5 months ago)

yeah his plants looked healthy but if you look on like the middle of the 4th page he said his final yield was only 6 grams


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Re: CFL grow (moved) [Re: Siekostoner]
    #63091 - 06/21/08 04:51 PM (13 years, 5 months ago)

Yeah dude, definitely leave them be. The leaves are the only place that the plant produces energy for itself, and the more surface area its leaves have to absorb light, the more optimally the plant will grow and produce.


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Re: CFL grow [Re: Siekostoner]
    #63835 - 06/22/08 04:28 PM (13 years, 5 months ago)

Experimenting is a good thing.


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Re: CFL grow [Re: KaptKid]
    #73501 - 07/06/08 11:26 AM (13 years, 4 months ago)

Update!

It's been in 12-12 for a couple weeks, and it's starting to bud... I took your advise and stopped clipping the fan leaves.














What do you guys think?


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Re: CFL grow [Re: Siekostoner]
    #73652 - 07/06/08 03:27 PM (13 years, 4 months ago)

The tops are looking beautiful. :yesnod:

The light should be plenty for the plant (do you know what color temperature it is?), so I think the stretching (long distance between nodes) that had occurred was due to the plant not having enough leaf material to make use of the light, making it stretch to find it. The reason I ask about the color temperature is that the best color temperature of a CFL for flowering isn't the same as for the vegetative state. For vegging its around 6500k (daylight) and for flowering its around 2700k (cool white).


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Re: CFL grow [Re: Sirius]
    #73705 - 07/06/08 06:51 PM (13 years, 4 months ago)

Well, I'm not sure of the color temperature, but it's a very bright orangish color...


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Re: CFL grow [Re: Siekostoner]
    #74526 - 07/07/08 02:57 AM (13 years, 4 months ago)

Sounds like its around 2700k, for flowering, so you should be set. :wink:


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Re: CFL grow [Re: Sirius]
    #94635 - 07/27/08 12:35 PM (13 years, 4 months ago)

UPDATE: New pictures!












What do you guys think?


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Re: CFL grow [Re: Siekostoner]
    #94682 - 07/27/08 04:34 PM (13 years, 4 months ago)

Wow looking nice :thumbup:

It's amazing how much negative stuff gets thrown around about CFL's and there are results like this with such little investment! :smile:


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Re: CFL grow [Re: Fungi_x]
    #94734 - 07/27/08 06:32 PM (13 years, 4 months ago)

I know man.... I wasn't expecting anything like this..... it's amazing what a little love and mercury vapor can do for a plant.............


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Re: CFL grow [Re: Siekostoner]
    #94739 - 07/27/08 06:41 PM (13 years, 4 months ago)

:crazybeard:

dude :congrats:

have u ever grown anything else besides marijuana?

u gots teh green thumb.


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Re: CFL grow [Re: MFDoom666]
    #94753 - 07/27/08 06:48 PM (13 years, 4 months ago)

Quote:

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dude :congrats:

have u ever grown anything else besides marijuana?

u gots teh green thumb.




Haha, thanks man!

This is my first time growing weed, but I've been growing Salvia and other ethnobotanicals for a little more than a year....... I love gardening :sun:


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Re: CFL grow [Re: Siekostoner]
    #95720 - 07/28/08 10:41 PM (13 years, 4 months ago)

So do you guys think they're big enough to go ahead and switch from 12/12 to 10/14 so they finish up maturing? I want them to reach their full potential, but I'm not really sure how to know if they're ready or not..........plus I'm getting a little anxious.... :gethigh:


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Re: CFL grow [Re: Siekostoner]
    #95726 - 07/28/08 10:47 PM (13 years, 4 months ago)

I'd just keep them on 12/12, man. Looking great. :super:


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Re: CFL grow [Re: Sirius]
    #95817 - 07/29/08 12:23 AM (13 years, 4 months ago)

Quote:

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I'd just keep them on 12/12, man. Looking great. :super:




I should keep it on 12/12? I guess man, I had just heard that shortening the light cycle will force it to finish up maturing, and I didn't really think it would hurt......................

What negative effects will occur from me switching it to 10/14?

I'm baked off some cali kush and blasting music for my plant!!  :vaped:


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