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Jack Herer by Greenhouse Seeds in DWC x (15) plants w/ 1-PART Feeding

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wowow look at this i go away for a few days and you give me all those updates :)

 

Looks nice man, i hope they will like the topping and give you some nice tops ;)

Have a good grow

 

i'm excited about this strain dust… i was nervous and disappointed on the slower the normal VEG time since it took 7-10 days longer than usual to get the right height and it had a nice healthy environment in my VEG space, but man this strain LOVES "bottled" CO2 :) it's incredible since it's probably doubled in size in 10 days and the new growth is ferocious haha….

 

I'm happy about the improvement of putting those small 24" shades on my vertical bulbs also since I've been thinking about it for a long time but thought the shades would be bouncing all over the place from the airflow of my A/C and other fans running but it's all good.

 

this is gonna be a good journal and grow man :) excited about the next 2 months

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looking even better this week love how the canopy is so uniform and looking healthy, those girls are gonna give you some heavy weighters i hope :)

And for sure those little reflector will make you loose a little less light and can not hur, you'll see quickly if they make some hot spots or things like this.

 

Have a good grow man

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****FLOWER Day 8****

 

Well let's just say it's been pretty impressive how much growth and vertical height has happened in 4 days since installing the shades plus also running a much higher EC than I usually run which is recommended by Powder Feeding. I'm using their calendar this grow with EC values @ 1.6ec starting WEEK 2. Usually week 2 on other foods or even last grow with Powder Feeding I only ran it around 1.0ec. It's impressive there's no overfeed burn, or curling leaves or even burnt tips :)

 

I had to spend quite a bit of time gutting the insides, and taking most of the bottom arms that weren't going to receive enough light or product small "airy" flowers that waste energy. I was easy on them and only pruned around 15-20% this day, but knew I had to come back and finish "thinning" the top arms of the older bigger fan leaves, plus any smaller sub-branches that would take away energy from the top cola's.

 

Right now here are the nutrients, and additives I'm using during WEEK 2 of Flower. My systems are 175gallons, and I add my additives 1st to see what the EC rises too, then I add Powder Feeding to compensate until I get to my EC target.

 

UC Roots x 200ml

House&Garden AMINO x 75ml

GH Floralicous Plus x 150ml

GH CaliMagic x 100ml

POWDER FEEDING "HYBRID" x 400ml

 

That gets me to 1.6ec in my systems, and I've got my www.robomatic.com PH auto-doser set to 5.8ph with a 0.15 swing either way. Right now with the seasons changing and the winter rain & cold weather set in, my tap water PH has risen to 7.0-7.5 since it's all run-off from the mountains now. The doser has to work a little harder to get the PH down when I drain/refill my systems every 7-8 days, but I haven't had any issue with it so far after 12 months of using them :)

 

Now to upload a few more photos from pruning yesterday :)

 

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**** BLOOM day 11, more pruning ****

 

All I can say is "WOW" again :) I looked in the buckets today to make sure all my air stones were working properly and my jaw dropped when I saw the size of the "tap" roots coming out of the net pots. There are a couple net pots that are broken and have been snapped by the growth and girth of these tap roots coming out. This is a 1st for me to see those roots that BIG starting week 2 of flower.

 

I'm actually nervous right now that the volume of roots in my buckets will be too dense for the water to circulate efficiently by the time I finish this Jack grow. Good thing I have a few backup pumps if I burn it out this grow :) It's a good and a bad problem….

 

Like I said in the earlier update, I came in and thinned out the tops, and tried to allow as much light as possible to get through the plants. I'm only going to do 1 more big prune/gutting in the middle of week 3 and hopefully by then the plants will be putting the energy into flowers instead of leaves and more branches hehe…..

 

The shades are working awesome, and the A/C and breeze in the room is perfect. The crazy thing about all this, is that I kicked them into flower when they were 2-3" above the tomato cage which I do for most of the strains. But I don't know if it's the strain of Jack I have or the higher EC values I'm running early on that is creating so much vertical growth, so quick! Next time I do this strain of Jack, I'll be kicking 3-5" "BELOW" the tomato cage :)

 

I've also turned on the remaining lights on the outside of my room which are (12) 400watt HPS. Now that they've gotten over the shock of the 12hr switch, they're ready for the rest.

 

My "bottled" CO2 is set @ 1125ppm and will stay there throughout BLOOM. 

 

All we can do is watch now :)

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looking even better this week love how the canopy is so uniform and looking healthy, those girls are gonna give you some heavy weighters i hope :)

And for sure those little reflector will make you loose a little less light and can not hur, you'll see quickly if they make some hot spots or things like this.

 

Have a good grow man

 

as long as I didn't screw up too bad by kicking them late, it should be a VERY good grow :) dude you gotta see the photos of the tap roots coming out hehe….. WOW

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wow man great to see those roots thriving like this :) Once again i'm happy to read you are still enjoying the PF even in that second run ;)

the ladies sure look like they are ready to floer with that nice little cut you made, look much more aerated and she can only appreciate this, but anyway with the amount of light in that room they will be fine haha ;)

 

Best of luck for the rest of the grow man

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wow man great to see those roots thriving like this :) Once again i'm happy to read you are still enjoying the PF even in that second run ;)

the ladies sure look like they are ready to floer with that nice little cut you made, look much more aerated and she can only appreciate this, but anyway with the amount of light in that room they will be fine haha ;)

 

Best of luck for the rest of the grow man

there's no hesitation with the PF nutrients since it's night and day difference in the root performance, and the growth performance. Like I've said before, the only feedback or drawback is the consumption or the amount of PF food any DWC grower will burn through when they drain/refill their systems every 7-8 days. To keep my EC at the rates or recommended values from PF which is basically 1.5-1.8ec thoughout BLOOM, I'll be burning through 700-800ml every 7-8 days in a 175gallon system which I have no problem with when I get the performance :)

 

Also people have to remember that you can keep your water/nutrients in the systems longer if you'd like, if you have the capabilities to monitor and keep your water temps within the happy range (63-70, some people as high as 72-74 but not me) the only drawback is certain elements being consumed or eaten faster than others which makes your system imbalanced if left a longtime (which is why myself and others choose to drain/refill every week or so). I've ran my systems without a refill as long as 3 weeks before and kept topping up the EC, but I wasn't getting the success or grams=watt that I'm getting now. The plants were still healthy and beautiful but the weight and density was much less.

 

I'll have photos and another update in 2-3 days. I had to remove those shades I installed since they've grown much more vertically since the last photos :) it was my error since I underestimated the "sativa" growth during BLOOM. I should have kicked to flower when they were an inch or 2 below the cage hehe….

 

Oh well, it was a growers error :)

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Hey Shawn, that is another friggin stunning room!! I just can't believe the size of the plants you + that system produces man, hats off to your work. I'm looking forward to seeing this one finish. 

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Aloha Shawn, Your grow is impressive my friend. Do you have  the rest of the story on this effort with Powderfeeding? I am back in Hawaii now and working with Hawaiian black cinder and coir mixes in my greenhouses.

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