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  1. Hey guys, debating starting a small indoor grow, not in the position to flower until I move again. Just wondering would a 150watt cfl be sufficient for vegging one plant for a while? Or is there better alternatives? Just looking for something thats low energy drawing and doesn't create a lot of heat as it will be in a small enclosure
  2. Right. lets see how many different opinions I get On this!! Ok So Is it ok to lollypop a little in veg? The thing that most bothers me is the way people say "Blocks the light" "buds in the shade" . Plants dont see light like us and light passes through the leaves. Also the fact the the fan leaves do all the photosynthesis and removing these seems backwards?I fully understand letting the energy go towards bigger buds but still find it all a little odd?
  3. Hello all, Well, I got a cutting from a pal, and the fucker had spider mite, I didn't notice and took cuttings which are now mature and in the flower room veggin for a few weeks to fill the clay pots(flood and drain). I've got some SBPI coming but from what i read this wont be a total solution? As I'm in veg and not flower, what would be the most robust way of removing them? Or should I even bin them? well trouble is my mon has them now I cant have a 100% loss :'( I've had my mon for years!
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    From the album freedom

    6 days into 14 day veg
  5. Can someone help with what this may be? some of my leaves look very strange, almost look like they’re being eaten but no signs of pests at all! They have done two weeks seedlings, now into 2nd week veg.
  6. go

    For information and query’s regarding INTENSE NUTRIENTS GO, GO+ this is the place to be.
  7. Hi all I am looking to purchase a cheap LED for a tiny veg cab with limited height, around 90cm, its a small room and I currently have a 125w CFL in it. Enrionment is okay but I want higher wattage to cover 9 young plants and be able to raise my light up somewhat. I also know the LED will create some nice bushiness having used a bigger one before, and then I can really pump them in flower under a 600w digi hps in a parabolic. Thing is, being a Yorkshireman I am a tight arse, but I also know I do not need the advanced platinum sun shines out of the crystal backside of my creation series of light, just something with a max draw power of 300w from my socket, something equivalent to 300-450w of MH or HPS light. My imaginary budget is between £40-65. Can it be done? I know the tech is getting better all the time, and prices are coming down as more competitors come on the scene. Does anybody have a joyful story to tell of getting a bargain LED that literally just needs to 'do the job' nothing extra special. Ive considered HPS but even a smaller one will run too hot in there, and because of the space of the loft, flower room and veg cab do not want nor need to take on another ballast if I can avoid. Would ideally like to acheive 30w per plant so 9 x 30w somewhere around 300w of true wattage, but no more from its draw. I have done lots of searching myself, so just wondered if anybody else knows anything.
  8. So I am a first time grower and I am around 1 month in with a single Northern Lights plant from White Label Seeds (although my tent is also full of chilis/peppers - more on that shortly). So far, so good ... I have topped her and just started training. As a first timer I have tried to do as much research and take in as much information as possible. I now have to consider a 2nd very small seedling/veg tent ... partly for these other plants (which is part of the missus letting me do it) and also partly because on grow 2, I don't want to be waiting as long for a harvest as I will do this time out. Some basic info on the grow as it stands... Room: Small cupboard room approx 1x1m footprint, 2.15m tall (there are some fixtures that mean I cannot use *all* of the space Tent (inside the room): 80x80cm footprint, 1.6m height Current Veg/Flower light: Viparspectra LED 450w (using both veg+bloom buttons on) Light distance from plant: 22" Strain: Northern Lights Plants: 1 Medium: Soil Container (current): 3gal fabric pot Other plants in grow room (lower than Northern Lights so not currently in light competition but probably soon to be): Chillis/peppers, basil, dill, tomato seedlings. Basically I am considering (or rather *needing*) to get another small tent which I plan to put on top of my existing tent. My best (only realistic) option for a premade tent is the Lighthouse clone tent which can be used either tall but ordinarily wide at 70cm(deep) x 90cm(wide) x 50cm (high). I would move some of my extra (non-weed) plants I have right now into there as my Northern Lights is about to get a fair bit bigger ... so i need something cool that can be kept very close to the plants. When I come to half-way through flower, I will then use this area for raising new seedlings or clones (first 3-4 weeks of life ideally) ... and hopefully by then the weather will be warmer so I can get some of the pepper plants into a greenhouse and/or outside! As far as I can tell this leaves me with CFL and T5 as options. T5 tubes look to be the best, but should I go for the T5HO (Lightwave T5 2' 4 tubes @ ~100w) or for the Maxibright PL4 mk3 with PL55 tubes @ 220W? They are not much difference in outlay cost, £20 ish. The PL4 gives a lot more watts and from what I can tell a good bit more lumens, but is this really needed or could I get away with the lower watts? My main LED only pulls 200W (ish) from the wall ... it would feel kind of strange to buy a veg light to use in 50cm that draws more than my main event tent ... or will I actually need 220W of non-LED to get a good 3-4 weeks of life in? Really keen to know what people think and can answer any questions etc. (edit) Also if people think there is a good LED solution I can use then I am all-ears. Most of them however seem to need 12" distance from plants due to light intensity (regardless of heat) ... at least from what I read. I have my Vipar 450w at 22" and I wouldn't be comfortable moving it any closer than 18" (at least until flower) based on my research.
  9. Hi, I have four cuttings of Elvis - very robust and problem free grow - and all four are showing yellowing new growth. Problem in more detail: - Yellowing from the stem, outward to the tips - New nodes growing tight together (stunting) - Central leaf viens and stems sowing purple - Some leaf tip burn Background: - The cuttings were held small for around 8weeks. - Potted up into 3lt pots 10 days ago - problems showed in the last 2 days. - Feed is ec1.2 - 10ml Ionic grow and 1ml calmag (mum was on ec2). - Pots are 22.4c at base lights on and no less than 20c lights off - I have not been able to probe into the middle of the medium. Ambient temps are nice. - Water ph is a little alkaline, but Elvis mum showed no issues at all - perhaps the water supply has changed?? I have some ideas - nute lockout causing iron def - or possibly mag def (doesn't really look like mag def to me though) - but hope someone can confirm or shed light on the problem... Their mum grew out in an 11lt pot (so better resistance to temp shifts) and had no issues whatsoever throughout the whole grow - water and feed are the same for the mum as for the cuttings. I lieu of a better one, my plan is to flush tomorrow and start them back on a 0.7ec feed... Many thanks for any thoughts!
  10. Excuse the - its-been-a-long-day-stupidity - please... Water is a tad alkaline (not, as mentioned before, acidic) - I've lowered it with a bit of lemon juice - will dig out the citric acid tomorrow... Thanks! Mods, please delete - post was pointless and a mistaken problem.
  11. 4X4 grow tent soil - 16l pots 4 blue cheese 1 royal ak 1 pineapple chunk watered every 2-3 days fed every 3rd watering with old timers grow. 5 weeks into veg from seed this is my first proper grow last one was a mesely 2 plants i got a half oz off. the light cycle is on 20/4. i took cuttings today from one blue cheese because i though it looked monster, before i swapped to flower in 2 weeks time. after i examined the cut i realised there were little hairs coming out the stems and clicked it had gone into flower (i wondered why it got greedy and stretched 5-6 inches) and i have no clue why ? may have possibly mixed up nutes on a feeding and gave it a shot of bloom but that wouldnt have affected it surely? im just gonna flip the tent to 12/12 and get em all under way but anyone got an idea as to why this has happened ? i dont want it happening again because i could of done with the extra week or 2 of veg. any help would be appreciated.
  12. Hi guys (and girls), I am just in the process of building myself a small secondary room in my loft for purpose of clones/seeds/ and general vegging until all is good to go into my main room. My camera is broke on my phone so I can't show pictures at the minute, but out of beams of wood, 18mm loft paneling, and some mdf board I have my self a little box room that is 1.25m high, 1.7m wide and 0.9m long. Will be insulated and then reflected with mylar or radiator sheeting. White plastic sheet on the floor. (kinda proud of myself tbh) I just want some opinions as to whether extraction and filter is neccessary, I will be running a 300w CFL with a basic reflector and im hoping that keeps the temperature up during the colder months, light will be on between 20-24 hours a day to also aid to get it near to 21-22 as possible. If I can maintain the correct temps, and a correct humidity (for clones and young plants) with just the light and an osclillating desk fan, is extraction neccessary while theyre that small. I only want them around 10 inch max before I swap into my main room. Its all speculation of course at this stage, but I will be able to test in a day or two. Any advice always appreciated, as always.
  13. I decided to clone my Elvis plant as an experiment and because its such a healthy, good grower! I took five in total and all at different times - three are going ahead fine just now, one never rooted (taken wk3 in flower) and the other I put on 18/6 before it had really got its regrowth going. Of the three that remain one had a broken stem and it was the first taken and quickest to thrive. The next taken has also come along fine and the third, taken later, has only just been potted up. All are vegging now. Question: The first two were taken when leafs where showing 7 points - when they started growing back, the first leave were five pointed though now, their growth has ramped up in scale and speed, and new growth is showing three points. I know cuttings taken during 12/12 have a tenancy to show odd growth, so should I just expect these to g back to five and seven etc.? Here's a pic - though it could be a little clearer - it looks hungry, that's deliberate - it was cut from a plant on ec1.6 to being fed 1.2 - no at 1.4. Its being kept under 30watt CFL and at a roughly constant 22c - lowest drop was 18.4c last night. Top right leaf also shows the wrinkly characteristic that presented itself in the first few weeks of the mother's growth... Question: Space is a real issue for me, so I am trying to keep these clones small for another 3 - 4 weeks! That's going to be tough, so, how harshly can I cut back... in the pic below, for example, there is a long stretched space between lower leaves and upper (cause by low light levels) - is it possible/advisable to cut from the bottom of that stretched stem? Sorry if that is not a clear question - I can post an illustrated pic if need be. Many thanks for any thoughts you might have to share...
  14. Slightly odd request but one I am sure many of us have had to deal with in the past... How do I slow down my vegin plants until my flowering plant finishes. I took four cuts from the plant I am currently flowering, and three have rooted fine and I have started them going again... I have a fairly small veg area but it won't accommodate 6 weeks of growth with three plants, so I need to slow them down without harming them. I've managed to stop plants before, but not deliberately and not without doing them harm . So, rthe question is, can I slow their metabolism rather than stunt their growth? My plan so far... I have had them on 24/7 while rooting, so I plan to drop that back to 18/6 to give them less light. I also plan to drop down from 20 watt to a 15 watt cfl and keep them on a light feed... I thought it might also be a good idea to top them multiple times to keep them down - can I take more height off without damage? Any insights would be very welcome!
  15. So, after a very poor start on my new grow (link below) I decided to get a little ahead of myself by building a small space for germination and early veg (up to three weeks tops) in a small bedside closet... http://www.uk420.com/boards/index.php?/topic/383478-skunk-1-applejack/ The aim is simply to get a few seeds germinated and vegged to a point where they can go under HPS without needing any special treatment (e.g. high hanging lighting) that might upset anything growing there. The hope is, I can get back to having more than one plant on the go now that all attempts to germinate my applejack seeds has failed. Its all very basic and its pretty much just begun - lots still to do: vent in will be passive, extraction likely passive too as I'll only be running 30 - 60watt CFL in there, could still get warm I know... we'll see. The box needs to be light sealed everywhere, at present it is as shown in the photographs, a flat white interior space with 30watt CFL and the beginnings of a passive intake i the bottom left. I plan to keep seedlings elevated above that and to add a small tube should things get chilly! OK, its not stealthy! But that's OK, its going to be covered - besides, its not the most obvious growing structure in my place and its going to be placed well away from any eyes. So, all I have done so far is to remove the floor of the drawer, paint everything inside flat white, drill four holes for lighting, add a hook to suspend lights (original ideal was to fit them to hang horizontally - hanging gives me more flexibilty in terms of placement), the beginnings of an intake can be seen in the lower left corner - still to drill out a few more holes and ten drill extraction in the upper right corner - if need be, I'll add a computer fan for extraction, but I am hopeful that a small fan at floor level and convection will move enough air in and out without that - we'll see. Burning a full 30watts, that's right, a full 30watts of CFL! I may up that to 60watts, though given my aim of vegging for 2wks (3 tops) 30 watts might be enough just to get things moving. Any thoughts, anything obvious I have missed! Cheers!!
  16. Hello, I consider myself a new member still. Only posted once before and still a relative newbie. I have a decision to make and wonder if anybody has done this before. I flicked to flower to weeks ago. I have one 600w air cooled hps and one mars hydro 600W hps equivalent LED. Environment is good and plants are growing, dark green BUT, I think I could have been underfeeding them. I tried bottom feeding them on this one, using KISS as simple as could be, but maybe I was giving them way too little volume, and the stems just arent that thick, nor have fully turned green yet, and the arms arent very strong either. New growth a plenty, and a few white hairs starting to form. I have been advised by an experienced friend to revert back to a veg cycle of light, 18/6 or 20/4 for a week or so and then restart the bloom phase from week 1 again. Spangly is the word that comes to mind when trying to describe them, plenty of arms and look in nice enough health but without any real weight behind them. What do you guys think, can plants be sucessfully reverted back with good results or is it best to carry on and hope for the best, now Ive diagnosed the cause. Since ive top fed them to get 20% run off, theyve grown a few inches in a couple of days, but Ive just hit week 3 of flower. But if I need to add an extra 7-12 days to my cycle to guarantee the right results, Im stuck in two minds. Any help appreciated as always, thanks for reading.
  17. just wondering if anyone had got any tips for me, im hoping to plant mine start of april, ive got my location of where im going to put them, whats the best to start them off through veg for nutrients and also when there flowering, so far i know im going to turn all the grass/soil over at the location and mix in some horse or cow poo to use as a natural fertiliser, any tips would be a great help for me as its my first ever time trying the great outdoors but ive done a few indoors so kinda know whats what, also ive heard people mix in nutrients with the soil before they plant etc any help is much appreciated
  18. Hi everyone, basically my 5 plants (critical) just entered week 3 of veg, I was planning on vegging for 4 weeks and then transplant into flower. Im growing in COCO, Ive been feeding them every other day but by the time is time to feed, they are droopy. There is a lot of difference compared to how they will look later on today after I fed them this morning. Just wondering do you think I should feed everyday? There doesnt look like there is any deficiency in the leaves, they all look a good colour with thick nodes. Any advice welcome, thanks
  19. Hi, Im just curious as to when I should top my plants, Can I top in veg? How often should I top in veg and flower. Cheers
  20. Yo everyone, my lights were out today for about 15 minutes, I was home in the shower and the electric went, I went straight to the shop and got it back on max 15 mins. Im week 2 of veg, and the lights have been on for 12 hours of the 18 today Cheers
  21. Hi all my autos are just under 4 weeks old and looking to start feeding them some nutrients. Can anyone suggest types and where I can get them from etc. Thanks
  22. Whata good peoples, after being let down by Sensi on two occaisns with there northen lights #5 haze seeds I have gone for amnesia haze. As I did all my research on northern lights is the strain similar to amnesia? Also would it be the same veg time as northern little to no veg time?.
  23. Sweetseeds33

    From the album Sweet Seeds Comp Pictures

    its getting a bit tight for space in the veg tent, somethings got to go soon

    © rabthegrower

  24. Hello people, opinions if you will please. I want to set up a separate veg tent and my predicament is should I lay out for a metal halide for the veg tent to go along the line of its a better light for them in veg or do I swap my current all round 400w hps light into the veg tent and upgrade to a 600w hps for my tent which is 1 metre × 1 metre. Many thanks oporto