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  1. Hi all, hope your keeping well Ive managed to get my greasy mitts on some of some of @brock1 new autoflowing seeds Ive popped 3 x JOSHUA seeds - these were dunked in a glass of room temp tap water, they sank in 4 hours (shows how fresh these were) and left these overnight to have a decent soak. These were transferred to a damp paper towel, put between 2 small plates and sat somewhere warm (23'C ish)
  2. Winter is often a time for mulling over what to grow next. I mean, there's not that much to do of an evening sometimes, and sure there might be some tent growing action going on, but the sunshine growing is a bit special. Anyone who was around this site in the spring of 2021 will know that I started a windowsill grow in March, lunatic that I am. However the results worked out quite well, and the weed wasn't bad. Since then, summer grows at the window have continued, though this year's was a bit crazy in a different way. Anyway, to the point. I got this insane notion to start a grow at the windowsill in winter. Maybe I'm just itching to grow, or bored. But anyway I am going to give it a bash! Obviously given how little daylight we have just now, supplementary lighting will be required. Also, I am going to have to try and keep the plant(s) cosy somehow. Especially when it's dark outside. Heat mats, insulation, etc. Maybe a cloche when the plant(s) is still small. I have a bunch of freebie seeds that I'll sift through to see if I can find a suitable strain that might tolerate less than ideal temperatures. I know, I know, it's sheer madness. But that's the way I am. I'll post again here once I've decided on a strain.
  3. Hey folks just a newbie here looking some info. Loving the stardawg have done a while now most about living in Ireland. I know it’s a sin for some tokers but it packs the punch every time for me. Getting my shiz together for my grow diary will update pics once started, any help is much appreciated. UK based seed banks for auto’s and which are best for genetics ? Are fastbuds really the best for stardawg strain ?
  4. Howdy folks, welcome to my diary for Seedstockers Mac & Crack Autofower kindly donated by @Seedstockers-Mark Ive popped 3 MAC seeds into a glass containing 1% hydrogen peroxide (made by diluting 12% HP with warm water at 20'C ) and allowed to soak in the airing cupboard @ approx 23'C After 48hrs the seeds had sank (with a tap from a finger), the seeds were removed from the soaking solution and placed onto a damp piece of kitchen towel. The towel was folded over to cover the seeds, placed in sealed tupperware container and put back in the airing cuboard @ approx 23'C. I didnt expect much progress, so didnt check for 48hrs - after opening the paper towel I was in for a bit of a suprise. Ive never seen anything like it, massively long tap roots, one was 2 inch long after 48hrs - unreal
  5. During my current grow, which is currently at week 4, I accidentally snapped the main stem while performing LST. Attempts to splint it back in place were immediately unsuccessful as the break was just above a node, literally just a couple of millimetres. I couldn't hold the top in place to graft back on. So I inadvertently topped the plant, but she's doing fine. I took the top, popped it in a tub of water to try and keep it alive. I then placed it in a small amount of water in a ziplock bag in the salad crisper in the fridge. My thinking is to try and make a clone of this plant because it's a nice strain with vigorous growth. Having done some reading, I know it's possible to clone autoflowers, but with the caveat that the genetic clock is still ticking. I'd like to try it as an experiment. I got hold of some rooting powder, and I plan to try and root the "cutting" in compost. I just checked in the salad crisper, and no-one has eaten the cutting, which is good. (Labels in capital letters saying 'NOT FOOD. LIVE PLANT. DO NOT OPEN!' probably helped). Also she has perked up from the wilted creature of a couple of days ago, looks really fresh. Whaddaya know? Salad crispers work! So Operation Clone is Go. As there will be no room in my wee grow cabinet if the cutting roots successfully, I bought a small tent in the sales. I have a spare fan, filter and ducting, also my backup InkBird, heat mat and circulation fan can be put to good use. I also have a spare grow light, which believe it or not I picked up in a charity shop last year. Unused, still in packaging, basically brand new. It's another interesting design by Chinese manufacturer Fecida. Basically consists of four 'sunlike' full spectrum COB style LED boards, rated at 50 watts each. I tested one and it draws 47 watts. Now what I like about this design is it is modular. All four units can be used individually, or daisy chained together to make a larger lamp. You can just use one, or connect two together, or go for all four. I think four would be too much in my small tent, so I'm going to join two together giving me 94 watts of LED. But I'm getting ahead of myself. I'll start the cutting off in compost in my heated propagator. I'll just set it on a table near the window, out of direct sunlight. Then wait. If it roots successfully (and signs are good as the cutting looks healthy) then this will be my first ever tent grow, as well as my first attempt at cloning. That's why I started a separate diary, because it's not very stealthy, and it's not in the cabinet! Thanks for reading and I'll post again when I start the rooting process. Link to my diary of the current grow if you want more background:
  6. Hi guys "What's your favourite Autoflower to grow"? Just a quick question on this and if you can please tell me why you like this strain. Thank you.
  7. Hey there I have two autos growing side by side with the same set up. They are 7 weeks old and the one is almost done. The pistil only plant looks very healthy and happy with lots of healthy looking pistils but virtually no bud. Any suggestions please
  8. Hi guys and gals, welcome to my Panty Punch Auto grow diary. I started one over at the seedstockers section but now I think the auto section is the best place for it I think, famous last words, I have cracked my grow problems, using DLI as a measure to grow by and epsom salts to amend my low mg water. I have been praying to the gods of ganja for a plentiful harvest heres the girls day 1 . and heres the DLI chart I will be roughly following
  9. I'm gonna do a full diary after their first harvest. I've got going...Two Stress Killer (63 days) Northern Lights (46 days).
  10. i took some pictures of the Trichromes of my plants to check cloudiness, i was just wondering what people thought, are any of these ready to Harvest. If they are ready what point is it best to stop feeding them nutes. If they are not ready how long do i keep feeding them. I have already started to flush one of my plants. There are 2 northern lights plants that still have lots of white haired pistals and are only just turning to a different colour, and are still filling out.
  11. Hello everybody and welcome to my new diary, I have popped a set of seeds 36hras ago which have been kindly donated by @brock1 These are the SHD x Guerrilla Exodus - which I think a lot of the outside growers use, so its going to be interesting in a 140cm tent but @brock1 assures me they're not too tall There girls tails are showing and "were off"
  12. Hi guys, Unsure if posting correctly, so hope ok l got a lil grow for personal use. First time with autoflower (i failed with other kind - photoperiod? - just got puffy low grade plant-like buds) Going better this time, actually looks like bud! It's firm in places, and smells good (not as strong as I thought tho) - but it just looks bit off to me Some cabbage kinda like things also, or loose buds maybe idk, in places. And also loads of new white pistes still.. I cut back some big fan leaves as they yellowed and wilted (but apparently I shouldn't trim autos much/at all?) And I've given up trying to remove the crispy dead leaves (most tips seem afflicted now, maybe heat/lights or nute or wind burn?) Its been months since popped seed. I have to be honest I haven't kept track (I tried properly with diary etc on first attempt. But it was so draining and got no reward so was hoping autos just 8 to 10 weeks!) But I just found a pic dated 5th Feb of me holding seed, so would have popped and planted soon after That's over 4 months now. So basically. Is that normal? Am I doing something wrong, or on right track? Also, I found one section of worrying growth Maybe it's just underdeveloped or something. Should I pull it off? (is it hermie?! Also, if I chop off, is it usable for anything?) - or is the bottom of the plant less mature, and just needs more time to grow, and maybe an eventual part crop, top down? I started using just water to flush it - and have also started giving it prolonged periods of darkness (started 15 - 18 hours on, then last months 24 on, but since its hotter weather now, and struggling to keep below 29 degrees, I turn off in day so back to 16 ish on), but worrying if it's too soon now, as tricrhomes look clear or cloudy to me, altho it looks more Amber from afar I'll try attach a few pics (do I have to remove geo tags etc?) Apologies, I'm high, taking photos and typing and trying work this out! haha Be great to hear your thoughts.. Also, any pointers or tips generally? (auto sour diesel from ice seed bank. Ph within normal levels for soil - mixed with coco and perite and vermiculite... I even added some of those "wonder fungus" type root enhancer things, and put worm casing soil all around seedling root plug.. I usually give 3 or 4x 5ltr bottles of nute water, followed by 1x 5ltr plain water to avoid buildup, but just plain water last 2 or 3 weeks, and darkness 10 or even 12 hours a day now for last week or so.. All water is ph'd, but I'm likely an over waterer tho, with my impatience!)
  13. Budvengers: End Game

    From the album Fat Banana Auto (Royal Queen Seeds)

    Update! Nut burn and deficiencies aside I feel I've done alright. Slightly airy buds but the lord loves a trier.
  14. Hey folks, great to read about all the grows going on here. I'm not part of this year's competition so apologies for cross-posting/spamming the sub-forum. However I am growing a Dutch Passion strain this summer. Seeds were paid for from my own pocket, not sponsored in any way. Technically outdoors, but in a polytunnel. I have an Auto Duck in its sixth week at the moment, and I'm so pleased with its progress, I just put another seed of the same strain into soil. Aiming for a staggered harvest in August and September. Diary is below, feel free to take a look if interested.
  15. Hi all, I need a little help and advice from those versed in using light measurement to grow autos. My problem is basically, very short, squat plants and zero stretch at flower. I veg with light at 18" above canopy and when flowers appear, I drop light down 1 inch a day till it reaches about 11/ to 12"". I was assuming that as my plants werent growing in height, that my light was too weak and so moved it closer. Now Im beginning to think that maybe my lights are to powerful in my little tent 60x60x140 tent (only 170W) and / or Im bringing them too close to fast. I havent had any light burn, well not up to 10" away but I havent dared go closer. Does anybody have a DLI chart or a PPFD chart for autoflowers to give me something to aim for, or give me any pointers would be much appreciated.
  16. So just going to start a first grow and I've got all the goodies bar the seed (autoflower Fat Banana) for now and I'm a tad confused about nutrients ml/l measurements and just want to be safe with the gal. Now my understanding is that for example 4ml per liter (definitely not using the manufactures guide for measurements!) and I have a 9l fabric pot for her so if I'm correct I'd need to add 36ml for the plant if it's going off of 4ml per litre or am I just overthinking it? I know you're supposed to start off around 1/4 or 1/3 of the recommended as most growers seem to say. And another cheeky question is, if 36ml is the max (per 4ml//liter of pot size) would splitting it between bloom/grow 18ml per bottle or something to that affect be safer so it's not nuking the roots / plant. Using Adv Nutrients Bloom/Grow if you're wondering but suggestions are welcome! Appreciate it
  17. Hi guy So after installing the new ladders to the loft I have drawn up a diagram of an insulated lung room for the attic. Unfortunately because of the loft truss beams I can only fit a 140cm tall hydo tent. Is there a good reliable auto flower that I could grow that does not grow tall as the tent is 120cm/3.9ft. I have read a few dairies and some seed companies can be better than others so any advice welcome. Cheers.
  18. Hi all! Apologies if this is in wrong section. Prior to joining this forum I had settled on doing an auto grow as a first time grower. I found a grow on YouTube and decided to follow their compost mix. This is what I purchased: Biobizz × 1 Frass × 1 2L Malted Barley Powder × 1 2L Wormcasts × 1 2L Grow AUTO × 1 2L Bloom AUTO × 1 2L Neem × 1 2L Rockdust × 1 800ml MycoBoost × 1 800ml After some advice from some great folks on this forum, I’ve decided to go with a reg grow for the first time. I’m wondering if I can still use the Grow Auto and Bloom Auto mixes. Their ingredients are: Grow Auto: EM1 Infused bokashi bran, Volcanic rockdust, Mycorrhizal fungi, Northern Atlantic Kelp meal, organic Bat Guano, Alfalfa meal, Wheat bran. Bloom Auto: Organic Bat guano, Northern Atlantic kelp meal, sterilised bone meal, mined sulphate of potash, Dolomite Lime, Diatomaceous earth. All advice welcome! Thanks everyone!
  19. Seems like autoflowers have significantly improved over the past few years and perhaps even attitudes are changing towards them. With more and more people picking up growing I can see why autos have exploded in popularity, they're more approachable to the novice grower I reckon. There used to be limited options just 5-6 years ago when going through auto catalogs, much different to today. So what autoflowers have you grown in the past couple of years that are worth a mention?
  20. For anyone who uses Ionic Soil nutrients, can you please help me in understanding the feed chart? This is to grow autos. The chart says to feed 7ml perL throughout the grow phase, I expect less for an auto, but this doesn't seem right. Every other nutrient brand shows the concentrations gradually increasing as the plant grows, which makes perfect sense to me. Unless these nutes work differently. Am I missing something?
  21. Hi guys, My autoflowers (strain: Auto Ultimate from Dutch Passion) have been stretching and are the largest of them are now starting to take on a yellow colouring. I've been pouring over the deficiency charts that are readily available but can't home in on what the problems are. Especially confused as I'm seeing signs of both deficiency and excess (yellow tips) so unsure what the best course of action is. Here's some details of my grow: * Seeds geminated 1st September, so in week 7 of the grow at the moment. * Light schedule 18/6 * PH stable at 6.0 * RDWC system * Plants are drinking well * 2.4m x 1.2m tent * Under 3 x Telos 10 LED lights * RH constant at around 60% * Temperature 26 degrees (day) and 22 degrees (night) * Background EC of 0.7 (water is hard here) * Shogun Hydro Bloom A+B 1ml/L * Shogun Calmag 1ml/L * EC stable at 1.2 I'm way under the feed schedule suggested by Shogun - but I figured that since i'm still seeing nute burn (on new growth) then I shouldn't be adding more nutes. But then I'm seeing signs of what I think are nutrient deficiiencies in the yellowing leaves, so think I could be unwittingly starving them. I'm seeing this happening in leaves about mid-way up the plant and up. Lower growth doesn't seem to be affected. In a word.... stumped! Appreciate any thoughts that you can give!
  22. Can anyone tell me what to look out for when Auto's need feeding when growing outdoors in pots. I know when to water, if the pots feel light when lifting, but when should you feed them. I read that if you use good soil, they shouldn't need feeding. But some of my larger fan leaves are turning yellow, and when i posted some pictures, on here to ask why, someone said they are hungry and need feeding. But surely when the when fan leaves are going yellow, it might be a little to late. I know there are many reasons why leaves go yellow, but going by my knowledge, it isn't due to over watering, as usually you would see leaf droop, due to leaves holding excess water. It isn't due to PH levels as this mainly affects Hydroponically grown, I am growing in soil, which should balance out the PH levels. My auto's are just coming into flower, about 2.5 weeks. is it a natural cycle for auto's for fan leaves to die off to put energy into buds.
  23. Hello again all. Second grow well under way, a freebie seed Dr AK Auto, based on AK-47. Growing environment as follows: - Small cabinet - Single auto flowering plant - Blurple LEDs, c. 60W output; plus 6500k white LED side lights, c. 36W output - Growing in soil (mix of compost, peat moss, perlite and vermiculite) in a washing up bowl - Using basic fertilisers at low concentration (Miracle Gro, Doff tomato feed) otherwise plain water - Watering using classic Blumat carrots from milk bottle reservoirs - Temperatures at the very top of the canopy are around 29/30ºC maximum, to 22/24ºC minimum during lights off. Temperature falls off quite a bit lower down. About a month ago there were some higher temperatures but that was well before current problems started. Up to a couple of weeks ago, there were no problems with this grow. Now that flowering is fairly well advanced, two problems are noticeable. - excess nitrogen caused by over feeding (dark leaves) - brown leaf spots on upper surface only (worst affected leaves feel dry and a bit crispy) I had been adding some diluted liquid fertiliser into the Blumat reservoirs, which may be the cause of all the problems as I cannot effectively flush this out. I've recently emptied the reservoirs and substituted plain water for now. So no new nutrients going into the soil. Up to this point I've been assuming the problem is nutrient burn, but the leaves don't show classic symptoms like brown tips. It's possible the brown leaf spots are just from over feeding, but I also wonder if there might also be a deficiency (Calcium?) or possibly light burn also. Most of the damaged leaves are in the central area where the lights are most intense. As the plants grew, the top of the canopy got within 30cm of the lights (uppermost buds were 22cm away). Today as a precaution I lowered the plant by 17cm so the canopy is between 39cm and 47cm from the lights. Some pics below at different stages. Anyone hazard a guess at what is going on? Have I called it right, and if so am I taking the right steps to resolve the issues? --- Day 57. Dark leaves notable, but otherwise seems healthy. --- Day 64. Leaf spots on some fan leaves. --- Day 71. Leaf spots spreading and yellow/brown now.
  24. I have 2 Auto Skunk 1 plants. Both planted at the same time In 11 litre pots using Plant Magic supreme soil. Both started flowering but one has buds the other seems to be going back to vegging and become very leafy. Just wondering if anyone knows what's going on. Using Plant Magic soil bloom feed. As you can see the 1st picture of skunk 1 plant you can see the buds, but on the 2nd skunk 1 plant there are more leaves growing where the buds are supposed to be. Anyone know what the problem might be. or will it sort it's self out.