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2 hours ago, PsyCLown said:

Looking good, the 40L pot give you more space to train I guess and force you to fit less plants into the same sized tent.

 

Also if the pots dry out quicker, it means more time spent watering which can be a serious hassle - for me at least.

I find my 20L pots go dry in around 3 days now. 

Haha thanks PsyClown! Yeah the only pros of the bigger pots are less pots to water as well as easier to LST branches to the pot, as well as easier to get the water to the medium without working through the vegetation with the jug 😛

I find that watering every 3 days is the perfect rythm, because if it takes a few days longer fungal gnats might come and infest, or in my case, the humidity stays high for long. I think if it dries out quicker it might be a pain, but then the roots get oxygen quicker, and thus they'll grow quicker. That's where the whole debate about planting in your final container from the beginning vs. transplanting to a slightly bigger pot every month or so (always only in Veg) comes in. 🙂

 

 

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Hi everyone!

Here's my update! Plants are now on day 21, marking the crossover from week 3 to 4, and so far I'm happy with the budlets I'm seeing. I do minimal defoliation from now on, whenever I see a big fan leaf popping out and covering a budsite only.

They have recently received the classic full cocktail I always give them every 2nd watering, alternating between clean water and the cocktail; biogrow, biobloom, environoc, kelpak, blackstrap molasses and aminomix.

The change to the Ceramic-Discharge Metal Halide setup has pushed up temperatures nicely, to almost 30°C during the light phase, and 19°C is the minimum during the dark phase (which is during the day). More importantly, it has lowered the humidity even further, giving me piece of mind, as the humidity now ranges between 57 and 70% Relative Humidity.

The oscillating fan is running on medium speed, and the EF-1530 wall fans run all the time, circulating sufficient amounts of air, for now at least. If it doesn't lower the heat and/or humidity enough later on I'll hook-up my HIT-150 inline fans, along with a fan speed controller.

I've also added a large Shiitake substrate bag to provide continuous CO2, chilling below the 80x80cm drip tray, as my tray rests on four kiddy chairs, but I doubt it will help much as I have read that CO2 supplementation only helps when you start introducing it in the Vegetative phase (I still have to do extensive research on this).

 

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@Hornygoatsweed looking good! Try put your CO2 generator above your plants, co2 is heavier than air, so it will collect low down even with good circulation, you want the CO2 to rain down on your plants✌️

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19 hours ago, Aeradix said:

Wow, jy het 'n magic touch. Looking good!

Thanks! 🙂 Yours is coming along nicely too, and I can't wait to swop and taste/experience the two different end products!

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Hi Everyone,

Today marks day 27 of flowering the Chocolope. She's coming ong nicely, almost developing an interesting fragrance, but it is too soon to really tell 🙂

Temps have been between 20 and 26°C, and RH about 61 - 70% (which is still a bit too high, but I'm hoping the sunny days ahead will be lowering the ambient humidity or VPD). So far rain water has been given, as the leaves look a healthy shade of dark green. 

 

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Hi Everyone!

I'm currently on day 35, essentially going into week 6, and the buds are coming along nicely, developing a lovely and slightly sweet, herbal scent, and so far the whole plant is looking healthy, despite the high humidity spikes when the lights go off.

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This week, along with the usual fertilizer-additive-cocktail, she also received a low dose of Bloombastic.

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Temperatures are usually between 21 and 28°C, and humidity between 55 and 71%, but sometimes going up to 80% when the lights go out when it's a cold, rainy day outside....

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Luckily those days are becoming scarcer, and I'm adding two small ceramic reptile heaters beneath my drip tray, suspended above the the tent floor, connected to a thermostat, so that it can go on when the lights go out and help dry out the air and prevent any humidity spikes, with the help of the HIT-150 inline fans ferociously moving air in and out the tent. Now when the buds are fattening and the risk of bud rot ever increasing, I can't take any chances as I have a dense canopy going within the tent.

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Hi All!

 

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The Chocolope is now at day 42 of flowering, and going into her seventh week.

 

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The buds and kolas have been fattening nicely the last few days - It might have been the good slosh of BioBloom I gave them last week, along with a tad of Bloombastic...

 

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Lately they've received plenty clean rain water, adding only Environoc 401, to serve as a mini semi-late flush before receiving some more goodies next time again.

 

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Temperatures are between 20 and 28°C, and relative humidity is between 40 and 62 % RH. So far there have been no signs of pests, or pathogens like powdery mildew or bud rot.

To help prevent this, and as a last ditch effort to increase air flow as well as expose lower bud sites, I've done a final defoliation, removing any fan leaves that have popped out since the last defoliation 3 weeks ago, as well as the almost yellowing bottom leaves, which really have been there for too long, and have been way too plenty.

 

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Hi there,

Now at day 50 of flowering, and she's fattening up nicely, as well as throwing off some  sugar 🙂 I can't wait to see what she does in 3 weeks' time 😛

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Started cutting out the BioBloom, but gave a last good dose of Bloombastic, along with some amino mix, environoc, kelpak and blackstrap molasses.  

 

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She's got quite a dark green tinge to her, so I'd like to make sure I flush her long enough to ensure a smooth smoke 😉

 

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Temps and Humidity has been looking great; Ranging between 19-27°C & 45-62%. Hereafter she'll only be receiving blackstrap molasses, trickling that down to an eventual state of clean RO water only, for the last 8 days.

 

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Looking good!


So you're going to flush for 8 days, although in essence would have finished with the nutes a while before?

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6 hours ago, PsyCLown said:

Looking good!


So you're going to flush for 8 days, although in essence would have finished with the nutes a while before?

Thanks!

 

Yeah 8 days, or even more... I don't like the fact that the plant is so dark green, and coco - especially with organic amendments - takes long to flush. Probably 15 days.

 

I was a bit vague, but what I meant was I'm now going to give only water containing environoc and blackstrap molasses, the latter being trickled down by halfing the dose every consequent watering, until the last 12 - 8 days ,when I'll only be giving RO Water. 

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