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TorontoDave
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Wow! This website has so much great information!   I'm brand new here.  I started growing late last year when Canada legalized marijuana.  I have 4 strawberry cough photo-period plants in late bloom (week 8). Its my first my grow ever and the journey has been amazing so far.  I've been a cannabis enthusiast for over 15 years and its been so fun to finally grow my own.   Looking forward to my first harvest!    Thought I'd throw a quick question out there to the experts... Smile

I'm starting week 8 of flower and I have finished my 2nd week of "Late Bloom" Nutes.  Looking through my jewelers loupe my trichomes are all still clear.  I do not want to switch to "Ripen" nutes too early as I'm aiming for cloudy trichomes with at least 15% ambering.  The breeders website says the flowering time should be  7-9 weeks.  Can I extend the "Late Bloom" nutes an extra week till I see cloudy trichomes?  

I did repeat 1 week extra of mid bloom can I do the same thing on late bloom for example 3 weeks of "Late Bloom"?

Thanks in advance!

I cant seem to add a link or a picture to the feed guide Im using.  Its GH Flora coco drain-to-waste

 

 

 

 

 
Posted : March 23, 2019 8:06 pm
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Awesome mate, Good you came here! Those trichomes, what percentage milky and clear are they? Any "late stage bloom" Nutes, should be used for two weeks, when the trichomes are 50/ 50 milky clear. 

The breeders time is only ever an estimate, and they can go 2-3 weeks over to get them to their best potential. If youre on 50/50 milky clear. feed the late bloom nuits. 

Get back to me with some more info mate, what medium, whats the ed and ph of food and what nuits early are you feeding them right now Smile

Good to have you hear mate,! Thanks for signing up! 15% amber is perfect, too, but you will have to wait a little longer than the breeder states to get it there Smile

 

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Posted : March 23, 2019 8:13 pm
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Hey Macky,

Thanks for the blazin' fast reply!   Heres a run down of some info

3 gal fabric pots 

70/30  High quality coco/perlite

General Hydroponics Flora Series Nutes - Currently feeding 3ML per gallon of Micro and 4ML per gallon of Bloom.  On the feed guide I'm following it says to cut the Micro in half to about 1.3ML per gallon during the Ripen stage.   I'm thinking I could be 1-2 weeks off from seeing it go from clear to cloudy.  I'm not sure though because I have never grown before 

The trichomes are relatively clear I think.  Its really hard to focus the macro lens on the buds to get a clear shot but it can be done with a steady hand.  I am going to take a bunch of pictures of the garden removed link   Can I post them here?  I dont see a way to post an image unless I'm missing it somewhere

any help would be appreciated

 

 
Posted : March 23, 2019 8:35 pm
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Hey welcome Dave!

The changes are amazing in Canada  hopefully we follow at some stage.

 
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see the paper clip with attach files at the bottom of the text box mate? click that, and upload a pic Smile

Are you measuring PH and EC? 

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Posted : March 23, 2019 8:38 pm
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Posted by: Bobdurban

Hey welcome Dave!

The changes are amazing in Canada  hopefully we follow at some stage.

Everywhere will at some point mate, just a matter of time

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Posted : March 23, 2019 8:39 pm
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Ahhh yes, I see the attach files button now thank you.  Okay I gotta head out for a bit but once I'm back ill post my garden shots and some trichome pics. Thanks\ you for all the replys.

 

 
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Posted by: TorontoDave

Ahhh yes, I see the attach files button now thank you.  Okay I gotta head out for a bit but once I'm back ill post my garden shots and some trichome pics. Thanks\ you for all the replys.

 

All good mate! have a good day, and we will speak later when we see some trichs Smile Welcome to the grow room man. 

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Posted : March 23, 2019 9:12 pm
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Okay so I did my best with the loupe camera photos, friggin difficult to do, for me anyways.  Here they are, I feel like I can see SOME clouding but still clear but I am still a novice so I have no idea ? From what I've read the leaves will turn amber before the actual bud.  On a few of the pics I can see amber but Its on a leaf not the bud.  

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And finally this is the feed guide I've been using

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Im trying to figure out how much more time I have before I start the ripen and then a week flush (going in coco)

Thanks again for the warm welcome!

Dave

 

 

 

 

 
Posted : March 24, 2019 12:53 am
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First off Dave, mmmmmmmmmmm, lovely work mate, they're beautiful! 

Second, when growing in coco, it's a good idea to measure the EC and PH of your feed. And also the run off, this way you can get an idea of what the plant is eating, and know whether your over feeding or not. 

Judging by what I can see from the trichs ( we all have trouble with those loupes lol) rue not ready for the final phase of food. 

Pk boosters, a n d, and a bit of cal mag if the a n b doesn't have it. For another week or so yet. Then we can add the final bloom foods when the trichomes are 50%milky. 

Thisnwill give us around 2 weeks to get to 100% milky, with another ten to fourteen days to reach the 15% amber Smile

plants that size will need ten days flush for the best results mate. But we ain't there yet. 

 

Can you check the ec and ph? Do you have meters? The charts from the nutrient company are not accurate enough you see. Each strain is different, so it's good to read ec and ph for a better idea. 

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