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Zacsid12

Hi guys great too be here (need help)

Hi guys and gals this is my first time on here and it’s so refreshing too see a thriving community I’m currently on with my second grow I have 8 pineapple chunks in 5 gallon fabric pots they are 3 weeks old on Sunday and I am experiencing purpling in the veins and on the storks im using canna coco and canna a and b nutrients I could really do with some help as they don’t seem too be growing as fast and I just can seem too find the answer anywhere. My ph has been 5.8 too 6.0 and my ec is around 1.1 I’m allso using cal mag too sorry if this is all jumbled up but hey it’s my first time (pop)  thanks again 

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Welcome to the best place to hone your skills Bro.

 

Purple colouring can be good, can be bad. In my experience, it's usually down to temperatures, esp the difference between temps during lights on and lights off. If night temps drop below 20°C you may start getting purple stems on the leaves. If you're seeing a slowdown in growth, that may be it. 

Temp variation is important too, if you have temps drop 15-20°C between night and day, that will cause them to stress and go purple. You wanna aim for something like 21°C mimimum, and 28°C max, but I often go way hotter and sometimes see purpling due to it being too warm in the day but Ok at night.... still giving me a big variation in temps, and resulting purple colouration.

 

Purple colouring can be also genetic, so it might just be how yours is gonna be.

 

Now you're on the site, get some pictures and a diary up, you'll get a lot more traffic than if you just post up questions. We're with you for the whole journey mate.

 

Here's some useful info I ripped off Royal Queen Seeds's site....

 

All plants have naturally occurring pigments. The most dominant pigment in most plants (including cannabis) is chlorophyll, which, apart from helping plants photosynthesise, also gives them their green colour.

However, plants also have many other active pigments, including carotenoids and anthocyanins. In the absence of chlorophyll, plants may use pigments like anthocyanins to absorb sunlight and photosynthesise. Unlike chlorophyll, anthocyanins naturally absorb all wavelengths from the sun except those in the indigo spectrum, which is what gives plants their purple colour.

Hence, purple cannabis plants (or any purple plant for that matter) get their colour because the dominant pigment in their leaves and flowers are anthocyanins, rather than chlorophyll.

 

WHAT PARTS OF CANNABIS CAN TURN PURPLE?


There are four main parts of your cannabis plant that can turn purple:

 

• Pistils: Pistils are the fine hairs that pop out of your buds, letting you know they’re female. Pistils generally start off a creamy white colour and turn orange/red/brown as plants mature. However, it is possible for your plant’s pistils to turn pink or purple, and this colour will remain after you harvest, dry, and cure your buds.

• Calyxes: Calyxes are the small pods that make up your buds. Cannabis flowers are actually made up of hundreds of these small calyxes stacked on top of one another. As the flowers mature, the calyxes open and reveal their pistils, which are designed to catch pollen from male cannabis plants.

• Leaves: The fan and sugar leaves of your cannabis plant can also turn purple. However, they usually won’t have a large effect on the final colour of your buds, as you’ll likely trim away most of the leaves during your post-harvest work.

• Trichomes: Trichomes are the tiny crystals that cover your buds. While they usually start off clear and become opaque and then amber later on, it is possible for them to turn purple, too.

 

THE WRONG WAYS TO TURN YOUR POT PURPLE


Many people mistakenly believe that the best way to turn cannabis purple is to deprive their plants of oxygen. However, depriving your plants of oxygen, carbon dioxide, or any other gas will not improve your chances of harvesting purple buds. Feeding your plants more nitrogen also won’t change the colour of your plants, at least not unless you overdo it and end up burning them to a crispy shade of brown.

Some growers also use food colouring to dye their plants. And while it might work, we definitely do not recommend trying it. Finally, changing your plant’s light cycle, watering schedule, or grow medium also won’t increase its chances of turning purple, nor will yelling, screaming, or singing to your plants.


THE RIGHT WAYS TO TURN YOUR PLANTS PURPLE


Now that you know how NOT to go about growing purple weed, here are a few pointers to help you maximise your chances of harvesting some eye-catching purple buds this season:

 

1: START WITH THE RIGHT GENETICS
Genetics are going to have the biggest impact on the final colour of your plants. So, if you’re set on growing purple weed, shop around for purple strains, as they’ll have been specifically bred for their unique colour. Remember that your buds are going to lose some colour after trimming, so opt for strains with the most vibrant purple pigmentation you can find.

 

2: ADJUST YOUR TEMPERATURES
While you might be eager to watch your plants turn purple, this will usually only happen once they’ve finished vegetative growth and start flowering. Once your plants have entered their flowering stage, try dropping your nighttime temperatures. Colder temperatures cause chlorophyll to break down and can encourage your plants to produce more anthocyanins. Ideally, you’ll want there to be a difference of 10–15°C between your daytime and nighttime temperatures.

 

OTHER WAYS TO GROW PURPLE WEED
There are some other ways to manipulate the colour of your plants. Most of these techniques, however, involve depriving your plants of certain nutrients, which, of course, we do not recommend doing. Even if you are able to achieve some purple colouration using these alternative methods, it will likely be to the detriment of quality, flavour, and potency.

 

GENETICS: THE #1 REASON WEED TURNS PURPLE
Remember, the two main factors affecting the colour of your cannabis plants are genetics and temperature. If you’re really set on growing purple weed, make sure to invest in the right genetics from the get-go.

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Thank you ever so much bro I really appreciate your time and effort I was having trouble with cold temps if I’m honest but just invested in a new 600 watt hps and it has brought the temp up significantly I’m seeing a steady 22 too 24 when lights are on and when lights off around the same allso. I’m running 2 600 watt hps and one mars hydro TSL200 but thinking of getting one more 600 just for the winter times and I will certainly take on board your recommendation this seems too be a great community and can’t wait too carry on the journey much love bro 

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How's that for a answer to your question. Good stuff, some extremely helpful people kicking about on here. Sure does make the whole process a lot less daunting. :yinyang:  

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It sure does man I’ve been debating for ages now about joining a forum but I think it was one of best decisions I’ve made 

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I haven't stopped reading it for months, driving the misses insane haha, i have only just plucked up the courage to post myself really, being new to the concept of grow your own and finally ditching the dealer is deffinatly time well spent. It's been a fantastic place to learn. 

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Couldn’t agree more mate ditching the dealer and going home grown is the best decision I’ve made what strain you growing :) 

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Nothing as of yet, the rooms empty. Got some lovley haze off a friend though which is filling the void :skin_up:

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Cheers Guys!

 

@BUDZ4DAYZ the best thing to do is just start! Posting pictures is quite easy, and getting a journal going is like having a load of like minded growers right there in your gaff. Photos get stripped of all info, and you're pretty safe on here. 

You can do all the research you want, but the only way to learn is to actually do it.... and it's not as daunting as you'd think... you'll find these plants pretty much grow on their own... we are just here to push them in the right direction.

 

6 hours ago, BUDZ4DAYZ said:

driving the misses insane

yeah, and it only gets worse, but once she samples that first harvest she'll understand (most of the time)

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Yeah I couldn't agree more, I could sit here and read 100 more diaries and research for hours on end but i think I've got to the point where I can't really absorb any more, I've got the process and what's required from the environment in my head down to a tee. Spent a fair bit in the hopes of giving myself the best chance of success. Only thing left to do now is actually doing it. 

 

Fingers and toes crossed. :hippy:

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Can you do this from your phone??

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3 minutes ago, Zacsid12 said:

Can you do this from your phone??


yeah. If you click the drop down menu and click browse you should have a gallery option. Scroll to the bottom of the first page that takes you to and there should be an add image button. 
 

I’m not sure if that lets you make an album as mine were already made when I started uploading from my phone. I’d imagine you should be good.

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