First Photo hydro grow with mainling Bubba Kush & Neville's Haze

  • The state of AFN
  • Hey everyone, I'm doing some testing on some things and will have the Live IM chat add-on disabled for the time being. Appreciate your consideration and apologies for any inconvenience! - Hobbes (7 pm MDT 2/13/2020)

Cerul

Auto Warrior
May 13, 2015
87
193
0
Currently Smoking
Stich's Love Potion, Unknown Sativa pen vape from Portland OR
I keep my plants around 18 to 25 inches away from my lights. I have a 254 gph pump which has 4 lines divided between the two plants.
 
  • Like
Reactions: Risha Walker

Cerul

Auto Warrior
May 13, 2015
87
193
0
Currently Smoking
Stich's Love Potion, Unknown Sativa pen vape from Portland OR
So its day 45 for the Bubba Kush and she's ready for mainline cut [HASHTAG]#2[/HASHTAG]. Its been 9 days since cut [HASHTAG]#1[/HASHTAG]. She has grown 4 nodes on each side and I think I waited a bit too long for the second cut. Anyway, its all good and I won't wait that long for mainline cut [HASHTAG]#3[/HASHTAG].

1.JPG


There seems to some type of leaf damage to the a couple of fan leaves, maybe nute burn?? It's symmetrical but only to the fan leaves on the first nodes of each side. These will be removed when I mainline so I'm not really concerned.

2.JPG
3.JPG


Each main has 4 nodes at this point. I should have only waited till 2 or 3 nodes before mainlining again but hey its a learning process right?

4.jpg
5.jpg


I decided to mainline at the 2nd node this time.

6.JPG
7.JPG


Removing all growth below the second node but leaving the fan leaves on for a few more days

8.JPG
9.JPG


Update: The Neville's Haze is on day 12, chugging along slowly....the third node has just popped up.

10.JPG
 

Free Flow

Hydro Junkie
Staff member
AFN Global Moderator
AFN Gladiator
Sep 4, 2017
2,804
11,558
0
Looks good man, hydro will explode usually at week 5ish for me. Once it takes off though youre in for a treat. All the topping and stripping does slow it down but once you get to flowering and actually letting her go she will turn into a beast
 

Padawan1972

Welcome to the CannaZone
AFN Gladiator
Jan 25, 2017
2,656
13,993
200
Alright, Here goes nothing!!
My BK had grown out a little more in the last 2 days and achieved a full 6 nodes.

View attachment 836743
View attachment 836744
Making the cut at the 3rd node which is at the middle of the next pic
View attachment 836749
The cut off 5th & 6th nodes......View attachment 836750

View attachment 836751

Cutting off all lower growth

View attachment 836752

I left on the fan leaves associated with the 3rd node to help with healing and further growth and will cut them off in a couple of days.
View attachment 836753
Love how that main lining looks and works..if I ever do photos...that's what I am gonna try
 
  • Like
Reactions: EvilScotsman

Cerul

Auto Warrior
May 13, 2015
87
193
0
Currently Smoking
Stich's Love Potion, Unknown Sativa pen vape from Portland OR
Yeah, I love the symmetry that forms.
 
  • Like
Reactions: Risha Walker

Cerul

Auto Warrior
May 13, 2015
87
193
0
Currently Smoking
Stich's Love Potion, Unknown Sativa pen vape from Portland OR
Alright, time for mainline [HASHTAG]#3[/HASHTAG]! I did the mainline on Christmas eve and didn't have time to post so these are from 4 days ago.

Day 54 for the Bubba kush with a thick canopy but a very short height. I have it next to a 30 ml bottle of RS.
1.JPG
2.JPG


Anyway, on to mainlining.... there were 3 nodes on each stem and I decided to cut above the 2 node and like before left the fan leaves on temporarily.

3.jpg
4.JPG
5.JPG
6.JPG


Mainline [HASHTAG]#1[/HASHTAG] for the Neville's Haze on day 20. I decided to mainline the NH sooner than I had the BK, I guess due to a little overconfidence... I waited till she just had the beginnings of the 4th node and cut it there.

1.JPG


2.JPG
3.JPG


Update with new pics today @ day 58 for BK and day 23 for NH


7.JPG
8.JPG

I guess I now have to wait till the mainlines grow 20 inches from the base of the roots(according to the Nugbuckets tutorial which I'm basing this on) and then I can put it into flower...probably 3-4 weeks.

Nevilles Haze


5.JPG
6.JPG
 

Cerul

Auto Warrior
May 13, 2015
87
193
0
Currently Smoking
Stich's Love Potion, Unknown Sativa pen vape from Portland OR
So its day 24 for the Neville's Haze and I decided to mainline [HASHTAG]#2[/HASHTAG] because:
A) I'm a little confident now that I have done it a few times
B) I realized what an impatient person I am
C) I wanted the NH to be ready by the time I turn the light schedule to 12/12 so both plants can flower together
:tang:
She's grown out to 3 nodes on each stem but still a little short

IMG_3656.JPG
2.JPG


I made the cut at the first node because it had the most developed pair of leaves and I don't think cutting at the third node matters after the first mainline cut. I hope I'm not wrong...

3.jpg
4.JPG
5.JPG
 

Cerul

Auto Warrior
May 13, 2015
87
193
0
Currently Smoking
Stich's Love Potion, Unknown Sativa pen vape from Portland OR
So its day 32 for the NH and day 66 for the BK. Both my plants took off in the past week and I'm very pleased with the growth.

1.JPG
2.jpg


I waited till the third node grew out to mainline at the second node.

3.jpg
4.jpg
5.JPG


Update for the BK

1.jpg
2.jpg


I plan on waiting another week and then change the cycle to 12/12 to flower both plants.
 

Cerul

Auto Warrior
May 13, 2015
87
193
0
Currently Smoking
Stich's Love Potion, Unknown Sativa pen vape from Portland OR
So update time y'all!!

I waited about 10 more days for both plants and 3 days ago I put them both on the 12/12 flower schedule. There's really no signs of pistils yet and I'm really getting impatient.......

Bubba Kush @ day 78

The BK nearly doubled in size and is about 2 feet tall.
1.JPG
2.JPG


I've been manicuring any large fan leaves that block light from reaching below but I've left on the fan leaves at the very tops so as not to slow any growth. Hopefully growth will stop by itself once the plants adjust to the new light sched.
The mainlining didn't turn out "text book" perfect though because it was hard controlling the stems in a hydro bucket with just soft ties to work with.
3.JPG
4.JPG


Neville's Haze @ day 44


The NH has grown double of what it used to be but not as tall as the BK. Its a full 32 days behind the BK.
It has been easier to control though since sativa's aren't as bushy as indica's.
1.JPG
2.JPG
3.JPG
4.JPG
5.JPG


The leaves are super spindly though and I've noticed a few of the new leaves coming in twisted & gnarly. I don't know why this is.

6.JPG
7.JPG
8.JPG


Hopefully these biatches start budding soon!! I wonder if there's any way of speeding things along???