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Indoor Grow First Photo Attempt: Green Crack and Bubba Kush

Weeks 8-9: End of Veg

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Weeks 8-9 Update: End of Veg

Well folks, yesterday was the end of Week 9 of vegetative growth. Today is day 64 from sprout, and I'm pleased to say that the plants were flipped to 12/12 just moments ago. I wish I was here 2-3 weeks sooner, but it is what it is.... The plants look healthy, so I'm happy :smoking:

I have a few pics above between this and the Week 7 threadmark. To recap, I accidentally cut a fairly hefty growth tip off a main trunk of the Bubba Kush, and then stupidly panicked and decided to "even things out". This was a dumb impulse move that I regret, but again, life is all about making happy little accidents. :bighug: Anyway, I let them go another week or so to recover.

Here's a few of those pics again. Apologies for the repeat but I’d like these to show up in Reader Mode as this journal is thread marked…

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Pretty well status quo during Week 9:
  • Still fertigating once per day near lights-on, around 1.2ec @ pH of 5.7, 10-20% run-off.
  • Run-off EC has pretty well been lower than my input. CocoForCannabis (CFC) says this is usually an anomaly and corrects itself after a week, which doesn't really make sense to me, but sure... The main thing is it's not substantially higher than my input.
  • I've also been comparing 3 feedcharts: the 'new/improved' GH charts, the 'old' GH charts, and the CFC charts. I made a spreadsheet to compare their NPK ratios as well as their elemental ppms. Up until now, I've been using a hybrid of the CFC and 'new/improved' GH charts, but after messing around with the spreadsheet, it seems the "old" GH feedcharts pretty well accomplish what my custom feedchart has been trying to do! Lol. So I've switched to the "old" GH charts, if for nothing else to use up some of the Flora Blend and Flora Nectar on my shelf (the "new/imroved" and CFC charts don't include these).
  • Lights at 450-500 PPFD
  • Temp/RH as per VPD charts. Usually around 55% and 22 deg C.
  • No ties on the Green Crack, just rocking her half-mainline structure
  • 2 ties on the Bubba Kush. She's tight af, so I have the tips of the two main growths tied down to open her up a bit.
Anyway, prior to flipping to 12/12, I prepped my grow space by dealing with potential light sources during the dark period. My tent does have a few light leaks, but the tent is inside a walk-in closet which I will keep dark. I may have to stick warning signs on the closet door reminding me and the wife to stay out during lights-out lol.

I also stuck a dehumidifier in my closet which I plan on keeping running continuously, pending RH observations over the coming weeks. I always had the best results with dehumidifiers being outside but near my tent.

Thanks for reading :D

tron

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Can you get a side pic, might not hurt to spread the GC out and bottom prune any weak branches not getting light or meeting the canopy
Bubba Kush (left); Green Crack (right):

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Bubba Kush:

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Green Crack:

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Both Back in the tent after some leaf tucking:

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My plan was to remove most of the fan leaves toward the end of Week 3 of Flowering (~ 18 days from now). I'm not opposed to removing the occasional leaf between now and though. Is it safe to remove a leaf or three every day until then?
 

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Bubba Kush (left); Green Crack (right):

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Bubba Kush:

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Green Crack:

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Both Back in the tent after some leaf tucking:

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My plan was to remove most of the fan leaves toward the end of Week 3 of Flowering (~ 18 days from now). I'm not opposed to removing the occasional leaf between now and though. Is it safe to remove a leaf or three every day until then?
I think you should be fine!
 

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Bubba Kush (left); Green Crack (right):

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Bubba Kush:

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Green Crack:

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Both Back in the tent after some leaf tucking:

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My plan was to remove most of the fan leaves toward the end of Week 3 of Flowering (~ 18 days from now). I'm not opposed to removing the occasional leaf beltween now and though. Is it safe to remove a leaf or three every day until then?
I'm personally not into leaf removal unless they are dying. The most I do is prune branches not meeting the canopy. Those fan leaves that you had to lift for the picture, I'd remove those leaves and maybe the branches they are connected to if those branches are meeting the canopy
 

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I'm personally not into leaf removal unless they are dying. The most I do is prune branches not meeting the canopy. Those fan leaves that you had to lift for the picture, I'd remove those leaves and maybe the branches they are connected to if those branches are meeting the canopy
Thanks pal. Is timing important here? Can I remove a branch or two now, or should I wait until week 3 of flowering?
 
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