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gsus

DINAFEM White widow first outdoor grow

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40 minutes ago, stayup4ever said:

hi @gsus  i did some ww xxl couple of years ago in the garden was quite impressed with them..how old are they now mate?

The middle two are 3 weeks old. The others are 2 weeks old.

(Give or take a couple of days).

 

The top right hand one is about a week I had to pot it up fast as for some reason it stretched at a ridiculous speed, it was positioned exactly the same as the others so I baffled as to why. I potted it up and left the leaves about an inch above the soil and it has stretched again.

 

Sadly I am pretty sure I potted most of them up a little too late, I started these off whilst moving house and I got a little over excited I suppose. Being Autos only time will tell if they will punish me for it.

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 they do look stunted tbh mate 3 weeks is a long time to have them in tiny pots.personally i use plastic pint cups and veg them for around 10 days or so under a 125 cfl you can get the light a lot closer,keeps them nice and low ..then i put them into final buckets  outside..good thing with autos is you can do a few harvests so if the 1's you have don't go to plan you could start some more if in a few weeks or so :)

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Carbon filter and extraction needed ASAP, otherwise you might have a knock at the door.

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8 minutes ago, muffintop said:

Carbon filter and extraction needed ASAP, otherwise you might have a knock at the door.

 

No smell yet but that is this weekends mission now.  Thanks. 

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filter and extraction are also needed for air movement.

they will start stinking ina week or so.

 

I wouldn't be putting them outside either. too much chance of flying critters getting into them

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23 hours ago, muffintop said:

Carbon filter and extraction needed ASAP, otherwise you might have a knock at the door.

 

2 hours ago, badbillybob said:

filter and extraction are also needed for air movement.

they will start stinking ina week or so.

 

I wouldn't be putting them outside either. too much chance of flying critters getting into them

 

Any recommendation for a make of fan?

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i use rvk silencio or whatever they are called.  For fans.

they are cheap and bulletproof, and move a lot of air, unlike some of the silenced fans

 

 I also use a silencer at the end of my ducting, and run the fan off a controller.

if you have the spare cash, get an oversized fan and filter, and run it off a controller. 

This way it wont be on full pelt all day and night, and will be quieter if its only running at 70%

 

For filters I use rhino pro, but hear nice things about mountain air, but they are dearer, and I'm tight. 

The filter is the most important part of your grow equipment, so don't skimp on cost, and don't buy the rhino hobby, it wont last half as long, make sure you get the pro model.

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I was worried that I was going to get the dreaded stunting with these due to the many mistakes I have made. From my research, I have learned that if I have caused too much stress the autoflowers will simply stop growing and then just flower away giving a rubbish yield.

That's not to say this still won't happen but I amazed at how well they have come on in the tent with the mh light.

The close-up pic is the best one but it's also the oldest by a week (the one directly behind it is the same age also and is also doing well). It is rather short but the stem is fat and it's almost as wide as the bucket

 

When I say doing well what I mean is at least they seem to be still growing and making good progress. There doesn't appear to be any sign of flowering yet.

 

The ones in soil look slightly better than the coco ones but then again the coco are younger. I have been using the same strength of feed on both soil and coco which is a relatively weak biobizz mix. Due to the fact that a decent fan and filter is about to swallow my spare cash I sadly cannot afford coco nutes.

I read that I shouldn't really be adding any nutes to the canna soil until flowering but they don't appear to be giving any signs of disliking a feed. The amount of growth daily is noticeable and I had forgotten the pleasure to be had from spending time with them and telling them how well they're doing.

 

I want to start some light training on the one in the close-up, wondering if it is ready but I think it is. Any thoughts would be welcome.

 

As for the light it is set at 250 watts, does anyone think it is worth switching to 400w? The temps in the tent lately have been great and obviously upping the light may cause an issue until I set up the extraction.

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well theyre all looking good and healthy to me mate ...  best of luck with the grow :yep:

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More mistakes. Last night I attempted my first proper watering. I've been doing a bit of a water every day instead of one big one (creating some run off) and then letting it dry out. 

The bucket with the best plant had no holes! along with a couple in the coco, I've rectified this now but I am baffled as to how I let this happen.

 

Anyway the coco plants don't seem as lush and green as the soil plants. I don't have coco nutes and I suspect I have been underfeeding them. I am starting to up the feed strength now and I have also got some cal mag which I am going to try.

I have also been giving the soil ones a weak biobizz mix but gave them just plain water last night (Ph was correct though.)

The soil plants are growing so well and looking so healthy with no hint of overfeeding I am wondering if I should just carry on feeding them. Is it a case of if they look happy then just continue what youre doing?

 

Questions

 

Is it worth upping the light to 400w?

The light is 250w at the moment 24/7, is it worth doing this? Should I give them a break? Am I simply wasting money?

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On 30/03/2018 at 11:09 PM, gsus said:

Hi guys. I've got hold of some White Widow from Dinafem and I am attempting my first outdoor grow. I also got a Critical 2.0 and Auto sweet tooth with the order (nice one Dinafem).

I soaked the Critical 2.0 and Sweet tooth, potted them and they have sprouted. I didn't have a light for them and they were in my conservatory but they seemed to stretch very fast. I got hold of a flouro veg light and as soon as I put them under the light they stopped getting taller. They seem to be developing well though but they seem 'lanky.'

 

I then soaked 5 White Widows but an hour before they were potted the cup got knocked over (don't ask!) and 3 of them ended up just sat about in the open air for about an hour. I planted them anyway, the 2 which stayed wet in the cup broke through fast and the other 3 done nothing. Then lo and behold one popped through yesterday. I've left the other two in the propogator and have just potted 3 more to make up for the loss. The 2 white widows that went straight under the light definitely have a better (less lanky) look to them

 

I have so many questions, I have done alot of research but I am suffering from information overload.

 

I grew indoors for many years using NFT and had a pretty good set up, I only used clones and apart from the odd cock up in the main my grows were successful. That was ten years ago though and so much has changed!

Due to being utterly sick of paying loads of money for average smoke I have decided to take the plunge again. I decided on an outdoor autoflower setup as growing indoors with NFT took over my life. (I had quite a few trays)  

 

I am just working out how to upload some photos and I guess this will turn into a diary of sorts.

 

In the meantime I have a few questions and I would be very grateful if someone would take the time to answer:-

 

My propogator temp sits at average 24c is this too hot? I can't control its temperature and if I unplug it I know the temp would drop too much

When should I pot them up? (I would imagine pretty soon.) What is a good pot size?

I have at the moment Canna Terra, is this ok? If not any recommendations?

What would you mix the soil with?

 

I have a feeling I've got a bit too excited and started this too early, also I am away from mid june so I wanted to get these finished.

When do others normally start outdoors?

 

I know I sound like an utter noob but like I say I've read so much info my head is full of it

 

im getting shit together to gorilla grow half dozen next may mate

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They're looking good mate. Just keep doing as you're doin.

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