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  1. Hi @Cindy, yes the blue light in your led's would have helped your plant grow vegatively with shorter internodes and so bushier as @LedCherryBerry says above.
  2. Thanks! I've dried some of mine already from last Wednesday. A nice smoke that creaps up on your and than BAM!, you realize you have perhaps had a puff to many. There were two plants though, so perhaps one is a cerebral high and the other more indica. I will have to separate them out (one smells more citrus). Regarding blue light: ' Blue Light (400 nm - 500nm) Blue light is very important. Without at least some amount of blue light, most plants won't grow normally. The plant has several different ways it measures blue light, and they each have their own effects. For example, when you see a plant growing towards the light, it's actually only responding to just the blue light. Without any blue, the plant wouldn't know where to grow! Blue light also has an effect on how stems and leaves tend to grow. Seedlings and plants given plenty of blue light tend to stay short, with short stems and squat growth. They tend to grow big leaves and spread them out. It's often recommended for cannabis growers to use bright white fluorescents or metal halide grow lights during the vegetative stage since the extra levels of blue help keep young plants from growing tall and lanky, and encourages lots of leafy growth. Blue light also works together with red light to help the plant "know" whether it's day or night time, and help set circadian rhythms. You may notice that cannabis plants start drooping right before the lights go off each day, and they start perking up right when lights come on. This is a way for the plant to save energy while it's "sleeping." Since the blue in the light helps it "know" the time schedule, it will prepare as best it can for lights-out and lights-on.' Additionally (from the same link): ' As just one example, during the spring and summer, more of the blue spectrum of light makes it to earth because the sun takes a more direct path through the sky. In the summer, a plant responds to this bright direct light (with lots of blue) as a cue to grow vegetatively with lots of big leaves and short stems. The plant tries to spread out as much as it can and increase its leaf mass. Blue light - Grow lights with a higher ratio of blue light are often used in the vegetative stage as they tend to make cannabis plants grow short and squat, with big healthy leaves. As fall approaches the sun starts hanging lower in the sky. As a result, more of the light that reaches the plant falls within the red spectrum.' So I'm thinking blue first thing to wake them up gently/train growth [short/bushy] with some spring/summer light before the more summer red HPS comes on, and then turn the blue off a couple of hours before the end of their 18 hr 'day'.
  3. The girls are now permanently in their 'HPS' tent, together with their older neighbours the bagseed (which is drying). They're resting on a couple of their final 46l pots. Lights are set on 125w blue CFL for the first 2 hours (mimicking early morning blue light), then 400w of HPS power additionally goes on for the remaining 16 hrs of light. Humidity a bit lower than i'd like (35-50%) so will be placing open buckets of water in there. Rather too dry than too wet though I'm finding while growing. edit (info): In the group photo we have DD top left; Nebula top right; IC middle; JW bottom left and SS bottom right.
  4. Harvest time. I've used my propogation tent as a drying tent and placed that in the rearranged big tent to help with smell filtration. Steady 70-75 with ~50% humidity in there. My harvest thus far has exceeded all my expectations. I just hope I don't bugger up the drying/curing stage.
  5. Hi @Cindy I've delayed harvest until their container is dry. They went into their long last night yesterday (4pm GMT) and I hope to harvest this afternoon (Sunday) after I'm back from golfing. I've just put the dehumidifier on to get them extra dry by this afternoon. I'm currently out of stash. Boo! I kinda had a bet with myself not to buy any more and just smoke my growings. Granted, it aint going to taste it's best. So, I cut a niceish nug off yesterday of 22.5g wet; partially fast dried some of it under the grill again, and knocked off some & smoked. Again, cerebral and energetic at first becoming more body stoned later with a great sleep afterwards.
  6. Hi @Paula93, In addition to the advice you've already been given, there's a resource called Leafy where you can use the advanced filter to look for cannabis strains with certain properties. Here's the link to strains that help with anxiety & depression:,uplifted/conditions-anxiety/symptoms-depression HTH - regs, Shaggy
  7. Good luck with the harvest tomorrow, @LedCherryBerry. I too shall be harvesting my bagseed plants tomorrow, 7 days since their last flush/water. They've taken quite a while to dry out, likely because of the lackage of leaves to transpire/utilize water, and the non-use of my dehumidifier for the last week to keep temps down. Don't worry, be happy (easier said than done, I know):
  8. They look fine to me @g22. My secret to making my plants look good is to take all the leaves off that look bad, especially lower leaves that might have been dragging in the dirt/hitting the side of the pot/that are damaged [by ferts, human handling/would get lolly-popped in the future anyway. Less is more
  9. Thanks @Cindy and @LedCherryBerry. @LedCherryBerry, I have a single blue light 125w CFL and a single BAY6 600 Watt HPS full spectrum (250w/400w/600w/660w digital balast).
  10. Hi, I'd like to be considered as potential grower pls. Granted, I'm going to be way down on the seniority list, and it would be only my 2nd know-what-I'm-growing grow. My First know-what-I'm-growing grow should be finishing up (big tent) while I can get these 20% Sativa / 80% Indica White Rhino going in the propagation tent. 9 weeks flowering, plus 6 weeks veg, plus 2 weeks seedling = 17 weeks total (19 without optimum conditions according to Grow Log with Arjan & Franco). Ending 31st May means germination =< 1st Feb, or 2nd week of Jan, minimum. It works. Having found the forum fairly recently, I already had seeds from another seed bank but really want to try some GHS's, AND I'd really like to try BIO Feeding as well, AND since I'm doing grow diaries, I I'd like to do a grow diary on this forum using your seeds & ferts, so this comp' is right up my alley. Many thanks for the consideration and for the help on the forum. Regs, ShaggyGrower edit: forgot the number of pots. I'll be using four (4) pots in a 1.2m x 1.2m x 2.0m tent.
  11. Day 15 of veg. All going well. DD & Nebula have had their second and final topping. JW it turned out I did not top, but fim'd - I can cope with the additional cola sprouts :). IC still the runt (small black pot) but looking good. SS just got topped. They're all a little small-looking. That's due to a slight defoliation, the topping/fim-ing, some germination/early seedling issues, and still in early veg lighting, I think. I'm OK with that atm as I'm experimenting with topping early so they can spend more time on growing growth that will be kept. They're still day-tripping into the HPS tent from the CFL tent. From next week they'll have the HPS tent to themselves. I'll give it a good clean first, then re-arrange the inside a little. I'm seeing a few little roots trying to sneak out of DD, Nebula and JW, so will transplant them into 46l pots when the HPS tent is available. 20% Perlite, 20% Canna Coco Professional Plus, and 60% Tropic Bat Mix UNLESS YOUR ADVICE IS SOMETHING ELSE!?!?! Another question. I have 250w/400w/600w and a 660w boost setting (plus a 125w Blue CFL). What power level would you recommend for this stage of veg, and when to change it to what and when?
  12. Fantastic grow diary @I'm Sal. Very inspiring, especially your regimes (watering & nutrient - less is more) and your brutality. Next year I'll get myself some LED's as you have some seriously excellent results with yours.
  13. Harvested a few lower branches yesterday and fashioned a drying box which is kept at 70-75°C with humidity ~ 50%. I've also made a couple of CO2 generators (water, sugar, yeast) which may or may not help (mainly for my new grow) - in for a penny ..... Only a few fungus gnats flying about now, so my perlite top & bottom seems to have helped. Actually, just moved the opened bag of coco which is next to my big tent and there are lots there, so I may have found the source. I shall keep the bags of opened Tropic Bat Mix and Coco Pro outside (in the cold) from now on. I've lowered max temp to 75°C and min is ~ 64°C. Humidity is a little high at ~ 50% (decided to save myself ~400w and worry by not using the dehumidifier), but there is lots of air flow so fingers crossed mold won't be an issue. Tomorrow is pencilled in for harvest, but I would like to let their pot go very, very dry before harvesting so might delay that. Additionally, I've read conflicting statement regarding leaving them in the dark for 24-48 hrs before harvesting, what are your thoughts?
  14. I'd still train. I'd not want them stretching the wrong way. Think of it this way - is the plant going to know to grow the way you would like it to grow, by itself? If you're not sure, carry on training it 😀

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