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Title: Mainlining

Interalia666,

Original Sensible Seeds GG4 photoperiod - feminized,

Link to strain: https://www.originalseedsstore.com/original-sensible-seeds-gorilla-glue-4~20373 White Widow

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Medium:

Soil (Plant Magic) in 5 gallon Airpot

Size of Grow Area and number of plants:

1 x 1 x 2 M grow tent with One plant

Lighting:

Platinum P300 LED

Extraction:

4" hyperfan with speed controller 

Pot Sizes:

5 gallon airpot

Nutrients:

Plant Magic Grow, Bloom, Bio-Sillicon, RoHS Mychorrizza, Fulvic/Humic acid, Cal/Mag

Other Equipment:

PH/ EC meter, floor fans, ceiling fans, Inkbird Humidity controller, 11 litre dehumidifier

Plan for the grow:

 Mainlined for 16 colas. Will remove larfy or small buds sites , possibly some under canopy defoliating, staking for support and to 'shape' the plant.

                                                                                                               Current photos are 8 weeks from seed and I am waiting for my seperate batch of autos to finish (7-10 days) before I flip GG4 to flower

Genetics appear to be excellent (so far) with no stress shown by the plant despite my mutilations, decapitations and twistings

                                                                                                         Also this plant is happy in a varity of humidities and has grown through 60-65 RH down to 50-55 RH withouty complaint

                                                                                                                                           Very vigorous growth so far and my problem will be in keeping her manageable. 

                                                                                                                                                                             Good beginner strain as it is very tolerant

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Very nice work mate, done some mainlining myself, bring tidy plants, I love it! 

Looking forward to seeing this beauty grow mate! Thanks for sharing it with us 

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Cheers La, mad little triffid this one and I just know that I am going to be pushing it in a 1 x 1 x 2 by the time we get to the end.

Any tips and tricks for training in the post-topping period gratefully recieved.

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Behave mate, I wanna ask you for tips 😉 lol

I dont train at all before topping really, but I top early at the 3/4 th node. Not one for bending over the main stem

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I could teach you how to play guitar mate, but that's about it!

Might be useful for other growers to have a little explanation of my process to date.

I am very similar to you, although I wait until I have 7 nodes before topping at least 1" above the 3rd node. This allows the plant to develop a fairly good thick stem and get a good root structure going and it also allows the 2nd node to bulk up . My little experiment is not a pureists mainline as you will notice that  I have used the second node to create the cross split. First Topping 1"+ above the main stem allows for a little die back and drying out (if you do it to close to the node it will split later on 😭). You may also spot the strategic use of grafting tape in a figure of 8 around the cross split on the later photograph. Grafting tape allows the plant to breathe and stretches as the plant grows. I always do this as a precaution even when (as in this case) the cross split is healthy and strong, the alternative is to watch 8 lovely colas snap off on one branch when the weight comes on later. Hope for the best, prepare for the worst.

I also start the bio-sillicon (perhaps one of the most underrated supplements) as soon as possible, which is Bruce Banner Juice for the plant.

After the first 8 weeks, all the substantial training is done and it will be a case of staking out as the plant grows for ventilation and light penetration and a very small amount of under canopy defoliation. 

This will be my last grow with my P300 LED as I have ordered an Invisible Sun ISH320 with the R Strip (shout out to Richard at Invisible Sun) and the P300 will be consigned to the veg tent.

The 320 has an insane par footprint for 3 x 3 at a 340watt draw, seen LED's at twice the cost with half the intensity, so really looking forward to this liuttle beauty landing.

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Posted by: @interalia666

I could teach you how to play guitar mate, but that's about it!

I can already play pretty well mate 😉 lol

Invisible sun are great lights mate, you've made a good choice with getting them. We have a discount code for them guys, hope you used it man 🙂 

I like your style Interalia, sounds very similar to the way I grow 

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can already play pretty well mate 😉 lol

Amen to that my Phrygian friend.

Dragged my stack and axe  into the growroom. Currently experimenting by playing half of my  girls Guns n Roses, AC-DC, Foo Fighters, and the other half Barry Manilow, Ah-Ha,  David Cassidy to see if it helps or hinders vigour 😉 

The problem is, if the latter three get the best results, could you bring yourself to playing them EVERY day for 18 hours a day even if it doubled vigour - 😳 

Rock on dude

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Id let me plant die before I played  Manilow on my guitar 😉 lol

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Bet you wouldn't 😉 I heard you singing copacabana...

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Yer but not to my plants man 😉 lol

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So Big Barry is a no, no. I understand, you would have to change your username from Macky to Mandy 😀 

But you appear to have no objections to David Cassidy or Ah-Ha?

Taaaake -  oooonnn -   meeeeee  in a Midlands accent, I would pay to hear that 🤣 

 

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Posted by: @interalia666

Taaaake -  oooonnn -   meeeeee

tayyyyyk oooorrrrnnnnn maaaayyyyyy

There you got mate, you just did it in your head pmsl 😉 

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...............and now it is stuck there. It is like being serenaded by Jasper Carrott

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Beautiful,  glad I could do that for you bro lmao 😉 

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Must admit, I love all accents except 'RP', one of my bezzies was a lad from Wolverhampton. He could read a shopping list and have me crying with laughter (and I am a bloody scouser!)

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pmsl, funny accent for sure the thick brummy accent is. Could tell you were a scouser when you said Laaa earlier on 😉 

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I will admit to liking A-ha...still listen to now occasionally...Enya too 🙂

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You boys are killin' me.

Think I found an old picture of your giggin' daze 😎 

 

 

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Showing my age but this was more my scene

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Beautiful job 

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Cheers Bro, good genetics definately help. Have kicked smashed and battered this triffid since it was a seedling and it never complains or sulks. It is like a hummingbird on Red Bull, no mean achievement given how crap the temps and Humidity have been like here lately.

 

Harvest time for my critical and cheese autos this weekend but I will get some update pics up as GG4 is filling in nicely now and the flip to flower is calling.....

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Right on ya I'm going do this to my critical bilbo 

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So, new light landed, installed in situ and it has taken me a few days to figure out and adjust my temp/RH control for my grow space.

The first thing I decided was to flip the 12/12 light schedule to night, i.e. lights on at 12.00am and lights off at 12 pm. We have suffered a good dose of cold and wet weather lately and the nights have been getting down to 54f. By running the lighting at night it helped to negate the cold drop without supplementary heating. I also reduced the airflow on the extractor fan to help keep some of the heat in the growspace for longer. My dehumidifier  kept things at at a peachy 47 - 53 RH as well as being a supplementary source of heat. Growing on a shoestring 🙂 

This did help me discover something that GG4 does not like (despite bending, twisting, topping, etc) and that is cold. Her leaves looked a little sorry for themselves but perked up as the temp rose. The environment is now more stable and I have tweaked lighting routines, dehumifier settings and RH controller settings to keep things a bit more consistent at 79/80f lights on and 68f lights off. That said, I will still be scrutinising and adjusting the Temp/RH/Day/Night environment for several weeks.

Nutrient wise, I have not yet started with the bloom/flower supplements and will wait until around the end of week 2 into flower before starting. Gave a good organic nitrogen and Cal/Mag feed and two PH'd water feeds in the week that I flipped to leave a reasonable charge of nitrogen in the soil for the initial stages of flower, when nitrogen is still necessary albeit in reduced amouts to the veg phase. I have stopped the bio-silicon and will adjust my PH range to 6.6 - 6.8, going forward, this is the best range suited for Phosphorus and Potassium uptake. It is worth knowing that Phosphorus in particular, cannot be absorbed as well at PH's under 6.6.

Will do a little more LST to even out the canopy and a little defoliation of 'larf' bud sites lower down but I am going to leave the leaves as far as possible, alone. I have always defoliated around the bottom third of my previous plants, however, there is plenty of current thinking from clever folk with PHd's in plant biology that say do not touch those photosynthetic power panels (leaves), so I thought I would give it a try. There are plenty of sages on this forum who would also advise the same.

So that is about two thirds through week one of flower, pretty busy few days, though I still need to clean my growspace up following my recent autoflower harvest.

The pictures are from shortly after lights on.

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Lookin most excellent. That's how I add some heat to my tent too - our nights are cold AF and my basement isn't much better. Running the lights at night definitely helps with that. And I definitely agree in regards to the leaving the solar panels on.. I think you should only remove as much foliage as you absolutely have to as is necessary for airflow/tidying.

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Half way through week 3 of flower.

Light defoliation to aid airflow and remove shading leaves.

Maintainence LST to keep good separation and help light penetration

Excellent node growth - short and stocky with plenty of bud sites.

Expected Harvest circa Dec 25th - Jan 1st.

Not a bad way to bring in the New Year.

 

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