chucknv

AFgKu Hydro/Soil comparison

2019

5 Afg Kush

Afghan Kush

Day 107 (Week 16)

27 updates

27 photos

Day: 107

Going well.

3 years ago

Day: 100

Day 35 of flower

3 years ago

Day: 91

Lookin good but dealing with serious PH swings.

3 years ago

Day: 85

PH has been rising overnight to fairly high Levels over 7. I brought it back down but I can’t imagine it’s good for it to swing the way it is.

3 years ago

Day: 76

She’s doing good. Filled up pretty much the entire 4x4. Been having an issue with the PH plummeting from 6.2 all the way to sub 5 ranges. Haven’t figured out why yet but I have been readjusting it as much as possible.

3 years ago

Day: 71

For some reason the PH keeps shooting down. I think it has something to do with starting into flower. I think the nutrients have been too high and it’s drinking just the water and leaving nutrients. Thereby there’s less water and the same nutrients. The low PH caused a lockout for Potassium and Phosphorus among others. It didn’t do too much lasting damage but it’s slightly noticeable to me.

3 years ago

Day: 61

Starting to transition into flower next week. The hydro is so large that I can’t wait for the soil to grow much more or I risk letting the hydro grow too tall in my tent. I noticed some very young fungus gnats. I pulled everything out of the tent and vacuumed every speck of dirt or sand. I suspect the “smart” pots are causing them. Every hole on them is a space for an adult fungus gnats to lay eggs in the soil. I won’t use them again. The fabric pots are great though.

3 years ago

Chucknv Side note: I think I’ll end up growing only 2-3 hydro in this tent in the future. 5 would be way too many based on this ones current size. Even with 3 they would fill out every bit of this tent and then some. It’s a 4x4.

Day: 58

The hydro has completely taken over the tent. I will need to raise the plants in soil because they are being shaded by the tree/bush towering above them lol. The hydro is about 45-50 days old at this point from seed. It’s absolutely massive and I’m afraid I won’t have the height needed to flower it even at this point.

3 years ago

Day: 48

Everything’s going well. Watered the today about 1/4 gallon per plant. I also top dressed my organic feed. They are loving it and pointing towards the light. I upped my light to 100%. They have about 5-6 more to veg. The hydro grew so much quicker than the soil that I have topped it once and am about to start cloning from it. It’s just hitting 30 days old since it was started later and it looks like a monster.

3 years ago

Day: 42

My AC has been out for a day now and will be another 3 days. I’m mostly concerned with the hydro because it’s water has been over 80 F for days now. It’s showing signs of stress and it’s optimal for bacterial growth. Hope I can lower the temp very soon.

3 years ago

Day: 35

Looking healthy. About to get watered today a few hours before lights out.

3 years ago

Day: 33

Plant is only drooping because it was just about its bedtime. It perks back up about an hour before it knows the light is flipping on.

3 years ago

Day: 28

Looked a bit sad about something today so I went ahead and transplanted, watered, and fed its first first set of organic nutrients with seaweed extract PH to 6.4.

3 years ago

Day: 25

I purposely let them dry out so I would better understand what it looks like when they are thirsty. The second image is after watering them for the first time in 3 days. They perked up within hours of watering and feeding.

3 years ago

Day: 20

Had some leave twisting on all plants. The only thing I did was use a very light amount of Fox Farm nutes and tried to add some peroxide to my soil to kill fungus gnats. I think the 3% grocery store peroxide is what did it, it has additives that could be harmful to cannabis, in particular seedlings. They are looking better though.

3 years ago

Chucknv I’ll also be placing them under either a 1350 Viparspectra or a HLG 550 V2 RSpec here in about 10 days. I think the Viparspectra might Veg them better so I might use that then use the HLG for Flower purposes.

Day: 14

Noticed more fungus gnats. Will not water tomorrow to try to kill them.

3 years ago

Day: 12

Did not water today. I noticed the leaves were drooping yesterday due to overwatering. The leaves straightened as the day went on.

3 years ago

Day: 11

Big growth spurt. Put down traps because I spotted two gnats in the water.

3 years ago

Day: 10

Watered a bit this morning. Surprised by how long it’s taking for the second set of leaves to grow larger. I dropped my light down slightly to encourage more bushy growth during seedling stage.

3 years ago

Breelow Are these auto seeds?

Chucknv Nope, just feminized seeds. With a smaller space I like the ability to keep them in veg longer to keep growing if needed.

Day: 9

Watered slightly. Next set of leaves is slowly presenting.

3 years ago

Day: 8

I also planted my 4th germed seed since the white widow died once in my starter soil. I’m also germinating a 5th Afghan Kush that I plan to put in hydro to see the difference between the hydro and soil. Can’t wait.

3 years ago

Day: 8

Watered 20ml just in and around the root structure. There were noticeably larger today. The other two plants have started to produce their second set of fan leaves which will be the 5 fanned leaf.

3 years ago

Chucknv I also rotated the cups slightly since two of the seedlings are leaned slightly. I’m hoping changing its light direction will cause it to lean the other way and become straight.

Day: 7

Day 7

3 years ago

Breelow How often do you water yours

Chucknv Right now, I’m watering about 20 ml every 2 days. I’m watering slightly around the plant so the fine roots start forming out as well as down. Not really putting too much directly over the stem just about 5 ml in the middle.

Day: 6

Sprayed with bottle slightly. Otherwise no watering today. Introducing better fan intake in tent due to 80F with just seeding light. Would be very hot with veg lights.

3 years ago

Chucknv Also, my White Widow died. I believe I may have messed with it too much once I placed it in the soil. I’m germinate 2 more Afghan Kush to replace it.

Day: 5

Watered light today and misted slightly

3 years ago

Day: 4

45% RH 78 F

3 years ago

Day: 4

Very light water

3 years ago