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Second Grow Diary, Photoperiod Edition, November 2023

AK-47 Gold Arabesque

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First time growing photoperiods, quite excited. 


Hiroshima by Renegade Seed Co. us.png.57f04d0bca60634875d2ad694f83cb31.png 6 Pack


High THC, and according to the product description should deliver "high yields of dense, rock-solid buds."  Hoping to achieve that.

Want to make one a mother and start learning to clone. The description says "These highly stable genetics produce two phenotypes at most." Should be easy to choose a winner to reveg.

They advise topping, which I am also looking forward to learning. Want to also try "FIM" a plant or two to experiment. 

Grow Setup

Same as before. Here


Lets go :-flyinghi

9 November

Seeds arrived. Also received a Promotional 2 Pack of G-Fawke.


10 November

Seeds into a glass of spring water. Onto a heating mat and into a dark cupboard to soak for 18 hours.


11 November

Seeds started showing roots. All 6 seeds popped, gently took them and placed them root facing down in Jiffy Preforma Plugs

Covered the holes slightly and into the ROOTiT Small Propagator they go. Heating mat underneath, and gently misted with spring water. Also threaded the hygrometer reader through a ventilation hole, to see the environment reading. 

I think this reading is fine for germination. Any and all feedback welcome.


Hoping for them all to push out effectively over the coming days. In hindsight I should have maybe done the paper towel method to get the roots longer, before putting them into the plugs. I've also previously had a failed germination where I watered a bit much, so just gently misting this time as to not drown/stunt the seeds.


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14 November

5 seeds pushed out of the soil. Not sure what happened to thee 6th, as it showed a root and the seed popped. Oh well.
The middle left seedling had the seed casing stuck, and stupidly I tried to help by prying the seed helmet off. Ended up taking off the one leaf. RIP. Not sure if it will make it.

Germinating the 2 promo G-Fawke seeds I got now, to replace the damaged and non-starter seedlings.


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24 November

This is where we are now. Planted into pots, and second grow light up. Opened two of the passive intakes at the bottom instead of an inlet fan. Trying passive intake and a bit of negative pressure this time. Going to wait a bit longer before feeding first nutrients. Would be interested to know when other salt nutrient users start feeding? Any input appreciated.


Back left Hiroshima in the last post's photo also died. I need to stop meddling. The line-up is now Hiroshima, G-Fawke both by Renegade Seed Co.  Also from a friend's personal seedbank I've added a seed labelled "Pierre's Black Mountain Temple" to fill the last spot.

Hiroshima #1, #2 and #3

Number  1 and 3 are healthy and doing fine. Number 2 struggled a bit straight out of the seed, one leaf shrivelled on the end. Not sure why that happened, but it seems to be recovering well.


G-Fawke #1 and 2 and the Black Mountain Temple are doing fine.



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12 December

Late update. 

Had some spidermite issues due to high temps and low RH. Got a spidermite spray from the brand "Buddi". Worked well, issue resolved.

Humidifer arriving tomorrow, to get that nice high RH for veg.

The plants all have very different structure and are growing at different rates. Will probably take cuttings from Hiroshima #1 from what I can see so far.

For the two larger ones I topped them now, as they reached three nodes.



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Did some cleaning of the bottom third of the plants. Cool to see how the one top became four. Right side of the tent was only topped once. 

How many times do you all top your plants? Just the main branch, or more than one?


Scrog has also been set up. Nearing the time to switch to flower, just want the net to fill out a bit.


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Big haircut. Back left still stretching like crazy, hope it slows down. Back right bag seed that I threw in isn't showing many pistils yet like the others, hope its not a male..
Humidity is now back down to a decent level after the big defol. Wanted to wait till week 3 of flower to do it, but the humidity was too much.

photo quality is kak due to whatsapp compression, which is how I send it to myself to post here 😄



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