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Indoor Grow Teetee's 2021 Monster Hunt

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Purple something, idk tbh
So, I'm still struggling with these cluster(fuck) headaches, the Doc's put me on this injection called Emgality.... supposed to be a major game changer for migranes.
It has reduced the severity but not the frequency, and the major side effect I'm getting is depression. Now, I'm normally a very happy go lucky kind of guy but this has knocked me for six. I cried at the end of the last episode of 'The Big Bang Theory' for fuck sake!

It was Father's day here in Oz a couple of weeks back and I fell into this hole where I had convinced myself that I was a shit Dad, so I went into the grow shed and switched it all off.

For 3 days.

Then I came to my senses (plus the jars are getting empty), and switched it all back on again.

The plants looked terrible, but I have been plodding along trying to get them back on track.
Here they are on day 45, 7 days after switching it all off.....
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clockwise from top left: Chronic Ryder, Night Queen, Blackberry Kush and Jack Herer.

Not looking too bad, a few yellow leaves and a bit of Cal Mag deficiency in the CR, NQ and BBK. The JH looks lovely and green, but is very short, and has no flowers... so this is a photo period plant.... DAMN!!!

Here's a close up of the Jack Herer....
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She's very bushy, under those fans are loads of side shoots not getting any light, so I gave her a good trim down below....
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Now, from above you can see the difference....
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I'm still deciding what to do with her....
  • chuck her out (and save on nutes)
  • put up my old tent and give her 12/12 lighting
  • shove her in the greenhouse and let the sunshine do its job
The last two options are a problem.... we rent, so there will be a house inspection in 6-8 weeks time... not enough to get her to finish in time. Plus the neighbours will smell the buds if I grow her in the greenhouse.

So there's one last option.... keep her vegging in the same tent as the Autos, and pack her away for the inspection, then get her on 12/12 to finish once the inspection's done and dusted.... I might even germinate some other photos I have in stock so they can all grow together. Summer's coming and it would be great to have plants on 12/12 to keep the grow temps down during the day (with lights off). I could even try taking some cuttings off the JH and do 4 of the same.

What do you think???

Anyway back to the Autos.
Here's the BBK on day 45....
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As you can see, lots of leaf issues, so I trimmed the rotten ones off, and now she looks like this...
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Her main cola is shaping up nicely....
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Nice bit of purple going on there!

I did the same with the CR and NQ, trimmed off the dodgy leaves and a bit of a tidy up.
The NQ has stretched nicely...
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She's very tall and all her side branches are also quite long, so I will be staking her out in the next day or two.

CR is also doing reasonably well....
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....and again I will be staking her out a bit.

It would be nice to get rid of the JH just so I can make the other 3 spread out into the extra space, but I just can't mentally get round throwing out a perfectly healthy ganja plant!

Today it's day 48, so I will be getting them on the PK 13-14 over the weekend..... hopefully the NQ is gonna be a big yielder!

That's it for this update, more soon!
Last option sounds the best to me.

As for the headaches, you should ask your dr about Lamictal aka lamotrigine. I was put on it as a mood stabilizer (as I've got the depressive type of bipolar disorder) but it has also mostly eliminated my migraines as well.

Hope you can find something that helps you, I know how miserable it can be.
 

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Hey brother.. sorry to hear your still havin a hard time.. I convince myself sometimes I'm a shit dad.. honestly.. i can relate to that.. then I remember my 'kids' are 20, 19 and 17.. and all still live at home.. I spend all I earn every month on what they need and want.. still.. at their age lol cuz I can't help myself.. I do their shopping and cooking.. the missiz (mother of the 20 year old girl but not my 2 boys) does their washing and cleaning.. they live like fucking Kings.. and a queen.. im a free taxi service 24/7 as well as offering all the advice encouragement and emotional support that I can full time as and when required.. I feel their pain and I absolutely revel in their successes.. so when I think about all that.. Im the best dad that I can be.. I don't know what your situation is brother but i hope u can look at the good things u do as a dad.. which I'm sure are many and go largely if not totally unnoticed and most often without even a thanks.. and from there maybe you can feel a bit better about the role lol there's no instructions and its the fucking hardest job in the world my friend.. the salary and terms totally blow hahaha

Glad you got the lights back on and got back in there swingin :jointman: you'll pull those autos round easy and as for the photo.. I like your idea of running some more along side it :thumbsup:

Stay safe partner :pighug::vibes:
 
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Thanks for the pep talk @Suki813 and @hope2grow. I pulled my finger out this morning and took the kids to the beach, then came back later to stake out the plants.

From the front, you can see the Night Queen dominating the view with the (photo) Jack Herer beside. You can see how I've brought the NQ branches over to use some of the space taken up by the JH, and angled the lights from the JH over to the NQ.
The Chronic Ryder is behind the JH, with the Blackberry Kush hidden behind the NQ....
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From an angle, you can see them all...
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Here's the NQ close up.... she's a big Girl!
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The Chronic Ryder is best viewed from the side window....
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.... and the Blackberry Kush, seen from the other side window.....
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From the front you can see how I've spread her out....
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In a few days they'll be on the PK, so hopefully they will fill the tent with nice fat buds!
 

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Thanks for the pep talk @Suki813 and @hope2grow. I pulled my finger out this morning and took the kids to the beach, then came back later to stake out the plants.

From the front, you can see the Night Queen dominating the view with the (photo) Jack Herer beside. You can see how I've brought the NQ branches over to use some of the space taken up by the JH, and angled the lights from the JH over to the NQ.
The Chronic Ryder is behind the JH, with the Blackberry Kush hidden behind the NQ....
large.6141d03f5e6d9_day48group14.JPG

From an angle, you can see them all...
large.6141d04263535_day48group25.JPG

Here's the NQ close up.... she's a big Girl!
large.6141d0456f375_day48NQ6.JPG

The Chronic Ryder is best viewed from the side window....
large.6141d03cbc164_day48CR3.JPG

.... and the Blackberry Kush, seen from the other side window.....
large.6141d03785f7c_day48BBK11.JPG

From the front you can see how I've spread her out....
large.6141d03a34578_day48BBK22.JPG

In a few days they'll be on the PK, so hopefully they will fill the tent with nice fat buds!
Right back on track buddy.. does NQ always get huge for you or am I imagining that.. tell me this.. what are your stakes made of? If its wood are they painted?? I've always been wary of sticking sticks/canes in as all I can find locally are green painted ones and I feel like the paint will contaminate my soil??
 

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Oh no, growfriend, I am really sad to hear how you've been feeling. Those thoughts are very difficult to fight. I know once they take hold, even if you know they are wrong, it's hard not to let them take over you. Especially medication induced depression. Oof. That's just a heck of a chemical imbalance. No way to really fight that. At least you know that's "not you" and is the new medication. Finding the right one can take time and if the side effects are worse than the symptoms work with your doctor to find something else. I had it with an allergy medication some years back. Did not realize it until I was pretty far down. Good on you for noticing the problem!

You've had a rough spot lately with all that went into your move and your health stacked on top. And then the last year was terrible for pretty much everyone on the planet. I'm not surprised anyone feels like they're shit, this sucks, I deserve bad things. Men's health and especially mental health issues are usually brushed aside with a "man up" or some other light dismissal. Take this seriously. Don't let it build and build for years.

Realize it's not the only way. Get up. Get better. Baby steps. It won't happen overnight. Clearly you've already made a massive leap forward, you put the lights back on! Great! Do the things you love with people you like to be around. I think you're a great grower and I look forward to your updates! So get those plants back in shape and show me that pro grow I've seen before. Yeah?
 

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Oh no, growfriend, I am really sad to hear how you've been feeling. Those thoughts are very difficult to fight. I know once they take hold, even if you know they are wrong, it's hard not to let them take over you. Especially medication induced depression. Oof. That's just a heck of a chemical imbalance. No way to really fight that. At least you know that's "not you" and is the new medication. Finding the right one can take time and if the side effects are worse than the symptoms work with your doctor to find something else. I had it with an allergy medication some years back. Did not realize it until I was pretty far down. Good on you for noticing the problem!

You've had a rough spot lately with all that went into your move and your health stacked on top. And then the last year was terrible for pretty much everyone on the planet. I'm not surprised anyone feels like they're shit, this sucks, I deserve bad things. Men's health and especially mental health issues are usually brushed aside with a "man up" or some other light dismissal. Take this seriously. Don't let it build and build for years.

Realize it's not the only way. Get up. Get better. Baby steps. It won't happen overnight. Clearly you've already made a massive leap forward, you put the lights back on! Great! Do the things you love with people you like to be around. I think you're a great grower and I look forward to your updates! So get those plants back in shape and show me that pro grow I've seen before. Yeah?
Yup! Quite the road back to what 'they' consider 'normal'. It begins with one step forward. Not easy. but can be done.
 
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