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1Sky jumps into AutoPots with Biotabs

Discussion in 'Biotabs' started by Only1Sky, Jun 7, 2017.

  1. Only1Sky

    Only1Sky In and out of the garden he goes.

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    What is the base for the soil, and did you amend it with anything prior to planting. Also, since it looks like you're still in the top-feeding phase -- what are you feeding ... anything besides water? How about pH? Do you check and adjust the pH of the top-feed, or can you comfortably just ignore it?
     
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    Only1Sky In and out of the garden he goes.

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    And here is Fastbuds Girl Scout Cookies #2 on her 84th day. Tomorrow she walks the runway in the Fastbuds GrowBattle part 2 pageant. Wish her luck...
    :kiss: :dancer:After her debut she'll get another 4-8 days to let those buds develop just a bit more.

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    Sensi Jay It's way in my brain

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    Only1Sky In and out of the garden he goes.

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    Hey @Sensi Jay - many thanks for the kind words and Slap-er-roo. :pass:
     
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    Only1Sky In and out of the garden he goes.

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    It's been a while since posting updates and pics. So time to report on this my 1st AutoPot / BioTabs grow. As a reminder, I've got 4 girls in final stages, two Fastbuds Girl Scout Cookies, and two Barney's Farm Sweet Tooths. First, the GSCs after a few rounds of progressive harvesting of their most mature and top-most buds:

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    GSC#1 (on the left) had a rough time - I struggled with some deficiencies, but will be rewarded in the end. I started harvesting top buds on Day 83 (two weeks ago) and have taken a total of 8 large buds over the course of 3 snipping sessions. Now, at Day 97, she's still got lots more to give:

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    GSC2 was a healthier grow, and tied for 3rd place in the Fastbuds GrowBattle Part 2, I started progressive harvesting of her about 10 days ago. Although I've snipped on at least 3 or four occasions, it doesn't look like I've made a dent. Her she is at day 97:

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    I don't plan on any more updates on these two until their fully harvested and dried, so I can report on the dry weight yield and smoke quality.:hookah:
     
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    Only1Sky In and out of the garden he goes.

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    Now for an update on the two Sweet Tooths. No harvesting yet, but real, real close. The one on the right is #1 and she's 97 days old. The one on the left (#2) is 25 days younger at 72 days. Exact same seed source, germination and grow conditions -- but a huge difference in how they've grown. Part of it is my own doing, if you look back to page 7 you'll see the before & after pics of a major bud-based defoliation that I did. I'm not likely to do that again, but we'll see how the yield/weights compare before making any final conclusions. Compared to her younger sister, #1's leaves have remained very small and her vertical & horizontal growth obviously curtailed, but the buds do seem substantial and firm. That having been said, there was always a major difference in how these two grew. Sweet Tooth #1 struggled during the early weeks with a lanky weak stalk and with funny leaf coloration issues. So who knows?

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    Here's a closer look at each; #1 on the left, #2 on the right.

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    Harvesting over the next week or so. Will report back when I have final results.
    Happy growing all.
     
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    jingo Slightly Stoned CannaZonian

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    The way you keep experimenting with different growing Styles you should be a pro in about 2 or 3 more grows.
     
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    Only1Sky In and out of the garden he goes.

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    Thanks for the encouragement & kind words. That's the plan --- find out what works, then what works better, and try to avoid repeating the same mistakes more than once or twice. Well into the third grown now (the 4 Mephistos using A-Trains modified AN nute program) and I can tell that there is so, so, so much more to learn. But great fun.
     
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    Only1Sky In and out of the garden he goes.

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    Snipped another 4 large buds from GSC#1 today. Yum yum.

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