charlie_wax

Rainbow Zest

December 2021

Purchased 4 seeds from Homegrown and began germinating them in water. Will plant this week.

Rainbow Zest Feminized

Day 168 (Week 24)

73 updates

172 photos

Day: 168

Need a 2nd opinion, but I’m ready to harvest.

4 months ago

Day: 157

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Getting close

4 months ago

Day: 154

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Whatcha’ll think? Is it time? 🧐

4 months ago

Day: 149

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Looking for feedback on loop shot 🪴💨👊🏻

4 months ago

Day: 144

Picture day, no update. Drying out from yesterday’s feeding. Light defoliating and pruning. 🌸 becoming more visibly prominent.

4 months ago

Day: 143

Seeing some brown hairs. Smells like sweet ☕️

4 months ago

Day: 142

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Had to leave the ladies in the dark for 36hrs bc I couldn’t figure out the light timer last minute. 🤦🏻‍♂️ Anyway, they actually bloomed A LOT during that time and seem to look okay. They obviously needed a drink. But is there any risk of screwing up the potency or anything at all internally with the plant bc of lights out for so long at this stage? 🙏🏻

4 months ago

Day: 137

Some 🌸 growth and last night’s 🌙

5 months ago

Day: 136

Still blooming

5 months ago

Day: 134

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Feeding day

5 months ago

Day: 131

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1/2G + C/M. Yesterday’s big bloom feeding perfectly balanced the PH of some $3 organic soil. So far though I am amazed at what nutes/food can do. The tips of the leaves alone look so much nicer. I can’t wait for my second grow and nail some of this stuff from the start. 🪴💨👊🏻

5 months ago

Day: 130

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Feeding day. New regiment for the home stretch. Colas beefing up a bit, and the bloom nutes etc should be a big helper. Been mostly tap water, top dressings, and light for this girl. Time to eat! 🪴💨👊🏻

5 months ago

Day: 129

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More growth

5 months ago

Day: 127

Still stretchin and fillin out

5 months ago

Day: 126

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These two lines are about 3’ tall and would have flanked the mainline if not for topping it. LST results are starting to show as well. Coming up on a feeding and then into Week 5 of flowering. Yes, working on cal-mag, etc, for those crunchy tips. Thanks Gromies!🪴💨👊🏻

5 months ago

Day: 125

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First Frost! W4 12:12.

5 months ago

Day: 124

1/2G room-temp tap w/ cal-mag (first use).

5 months ago

Day: 123

1/2G w/ Tiger Bloom. Topdressed. Opposite order 🤓 12:12

5 months ago

Day: 121

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Okay that pistils are changing from white to brown? Heading into W3 of flower, and she’s pretty tall (pictured) and therefore close to the light. Yes there are issues; she’s a Charlie Brown kind of first grow. Also organic, but I’ve got some stuff coming for the home stretch. 🪴💨👊🏻

5 months ago

Day: 120

Closeups of W2 flower. Rainbow Zest (Skittlz+Tangie Power). Sativa. Organic.

5 months ago

Day: 117

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W2 Flower. Organic. First Grow. 🪴💨👊🏻

5 months ago

Day: 115

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Is this anything related to flowering? They look different than new leaves #FirstGrow

5 months ago

Day: 106

??? - Main branches have grown to within about a foot from my lighting. I’m late veg (hopefully by now, right? 😂) and my question is should I consider topping this plant again bc of how close to the lights they are? 🌞 The pictures show the growth above and below where I topped it the first time (below 5th node) Thanks gromies! 🪴💨👊🏻

6 months ago

charlie_wax Oh and btw FurstGrow and Organic

Chronic King

Chronic King You could trellis and weave the top without topping or super crop

organic_grower

organic_grower Yes that's what you should do. You can tie down the branches and then fit in a trellis.

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Day: 104

Am I too far along to quit on this one? 🤔First grow and it’s organic. Just started adding Alaska Moorbloom 🪴 and have seen significant growth upward as well as underneath (pictured). I have more seeds but really wanted to finish this one. 🤷🏻‍♂️ Thanks gromies

6 months ago

charlie_wax Sorry for double pics. App is lagging

TRAGGICC

TRAGGICC Brew a tea first before you give up. You can find some organic receipt online. Or go on YT -> Mr Canucks Grow has videos on how too.

TheMorrisGardener

TheMorrisGardener I wouldn’t quit. You haven’t experienced flower yet so that’s good experience to have. My first plant was a train wreck too. I’m on my second grow and they’re 1000x better as I was able to spot signs faster and make corrections. Looks like it needs a good shot of nitrogen before you flip to flower though or you’ll have your leaves shed from the bottom up like I did reducing your yield. Good luck!

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Day: 96

5 nodes on LST branches pictured up close. Lower leaves there are darker green while the top of the plant is much lighter as you can see, with some kind of tip issue. Deficiency??? Btw, seeing growth now in branches after several waterings with Alaska Moorbloom. Will she ever flower?? She is the runt of my first litter and the last one still making her run. FirstGrow #Organic 🪴💨👊🏻

6 months ago

charlie_wax 1.16 kPa (78/50)

Danny Bravo

Danny Bravo I would have said nitrogen but since yellowing is happening from the top down, I would go with magnesium. Try a little cal mag.

Day: 91

3/4G + Alaska Moorbloom #FirstGrow #Organic

6 months ago

Day: 87

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Growth post-topping. Starting to see an okay structure of shoots around the stalk. I’m currently working on the right kind of additives (Alaska Moorbloom 2tsp yesterday) to stimulate late veg / early flower. The kPa has also been properly set for this stage as well. We’ll see. #FirstGrow #Organic 🪴💨👊🏻

6 months ago

BINAII

BINAII How are you feeling about the growth? Leaves are looking healthy for sure.

charlie_wax Oh good. I’m feeling impatient about the growth, but my next update will show how much growth above where I tipped it. I think I expected the lower shoots on LST would be taller? But maybe they’ll stay shorter. There’s still new growth where bud sites would be.

BINAII

BINAII The plant looks nice in these photos. Looks like you’ve been applying what you’ve learned so far. Can’t wait for the update.

Day: 85

First non-soil, non-peat additive today: Alaska Moorbloom (2 tsp / .5 Gallon). Gonna flower this lady if it’s the last thing I do 🤔 #FirstGrow #Organic 🪴💨👊🏻

6 months ago

zdgrows37

zdgrows37 Yeap she looks hungry. With organic I started doing weekly teas that made it so much easier to maintain a healthy plant

Day: 82

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1/2G. 1.09 kPa. Pushing bloom temps/RH. She may decide to flower yet. Thoughts on how she’s looking? I solved the PH issue thanks to this group. So fire away. #FirstGrow #Organic #NoFeeds(yet)🪴💨👊🏻

6 months ago

Caliban

Caliban Nice work

charlie_wax Thanks Caliban. Always good hearing from you on here

stick e fingerz

stick e fingerz Looking good 👍

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Day: 81

3/4 gallon w/ runoff. kPa .99. Pushing bloom

6 months ago

Day: 80

Pushing bloom post-chop. Lines are there, especially where LST has been applied on the lower branches. Brushed out dirt/peat moss combination above the root ball to make room for new soil, which will be watered down in the next day or two. I want it to dry a bit, forcing some uptake from the medium vs. continued saturation with RH around 55%. VPD — lock it in. #FirstGrow #Organic

6 months ago

Day: 79

Topped her last night above the 5th node

7 months ago

Day: 78

LST affects and mainline closeups

7 months ago

Day: 76

Anybody seen these SPOTS before? #FirstGrow #Organic

7 months ago

Peng Yes. Calcium.

charlie_wax Thanks I’ll look into it

BINAII

BINAII You may be experiencing a lockout situation due to the Ph at the plant’s roots being outside of the optimal range. Says you’re doing an organic grow? I recommend allowing your soil to dry out, plain water at 5.9 - 6.1 Ph and test the run off. Allow only as much runoff as needed to take a measurement. Test the Ph and PPM of the runoff and adjust accordingly. I know there are ample nutrients in the soil cause this plant has gotten to the 9 finger fan leaves. I think the roots aren’t able to get the proper nutrients up through the plant because of a lockout situation.

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Day: 75

Before and after pruning fan leaves. You can see I’m using LST on the under layer — that’s helping get them light as well. Any ideas with how to use the fan leaves? Besides drying them out, grinding, and using as filler. Thanks all! 🪴👊🏻💨

7 months ago

Day: 73

Happy w/ spacing between nodes. New shoots getting their light nicely. She’s grown 4 inches in 5 days. It’s been a heckuva recovery from earlier. #FirstGrow #Organic 🪴🥰💨

7 months ago

stick e fingerz

stick e fingerz Nice bro 😎

stick e fingerz

stick e fingerz Keeping that internodal spacing tight💯💯🤙👍

charlie_wax Thanks sticke! I just added the BEFORE pic from late February. I really must not have known what I was doing lol

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Day: 72

LST today. Lower shoots are ready. Out and up! 🪴👊🏻💨

7 months ago

daveyb

daveyb 👏🏻

charlie_wax Thanks daveyb!

Day: 71

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Grew a couple inches this week

7 months ago

Jaraface Is that a humidifier or dehumidifier that you have in your tent?

charlie_wax A humidifier, putting out warm, moist air.

charlie_wax Plant’s about a foot tall and all the under growth is just as lush. Should I be considering any LST or topping? Or maybe a rope grid when she’s bigger?

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Day: 70

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New Shoots! #FirstGrow #Organic

7 months ago

Day: 67

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Lost all but one: the runt, and she’s a fighter. I was advised to let this run go and chalk it up to genetics, but I’m stubborn, and wanted to push them one last time. I don’t know what she’ll produce if anything but she’s grown a sh#% TON since repotting and, perhaps more importantly, figured out the air flow+humidity+temperature conundrum. Anyway, a HUGE THANK YOU to the Grow-skis that gave their two cents on the last post. More comments welcome. #FirstGrow PH 6.5. RH / Temp in pics. 🪴💨👊🏻

7 months ago

Day: 58

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Pull the plug on these???? Day 58 from water germination, and I have struggled w/ this very first grow from the start 😞 stunted them early and then lighting, humidity, etc has been tough to control. 💡is a 2K lux light going to be enough juice in a 2x2 (Spider Farmer kit) or do I need to upgrade? 💦🔥 yesterday got a nice humidifier that produces heated moisture so I ditched the small space heater which may have been messing with them too bc air flow was plant level. So - is this a start over? Thanks gromies👊🏻💨

7 months ago

zdgrows37

zdgrows37 By the time these bounce back you can have new babies rolling . Good luck !!

zdgrows37

zdgrows37 Anything Lux lighting is wonderful lol

stick e fingerz

stick e fingerz Pull it start fresh my dude 🙌🙌👍🤙

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Day: 41

Day 2 LST - already doing her thing. #FG

8 months ago

Day: 40

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Started LST. #FirstGrow

8 months ago

charlie_wax Is this how to start?? I’m attempting to provide more light to the new baby shoots.

Day: 38

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First day really noticing the plants aroma

8 months ago

charlie_wax Leaves forming the symbol

Day: 36

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Really beginning to fan out. Started LST on 1 plant that I repotted a touch crooked. Also, what are the little green things on the stalk in the closeup picture? More branches??

8 months ago

Day: 33

Nighttime. Skittlz+Tangie Power

8 months ago

DerickForeal

DerickForeal Is that a night light?

MitchShunn

MitchShunn I thought when it was sleepy time it needed to be absolutely dark so the plant doesn’t get stressed confused and herm out on you?

KIOS_Funky84

KIOS_Funky84 😂😂😂 this app kills me with the absurd dumb shit some growers do.

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Day: 32

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Seems okay after repotting. First grow

8 months ago

Caliban

Caliban Looking good!

charlie_wax Thanks Caliban! I’m seeing a push now, maybe it’s the fresh soil or maybe it’s finally go time 👊🏻

sadjstakz That doesn’t look right g

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Day: 30

Added small humidifier

8 months ago

charlie_wax You mean the filter won’t function as well with high humidity? I usually run it while they sleep, give em that oxygen flow while resting in 40% ish RH and around 70 degrees

Day: 29

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Re-potted today after 3 weeks in original soil. Found a thick root (pictured) and kept it in tact but also snapped one on another plant. We’ll see on that one… They were due for fresh soil - watered, sprayed and now sleeping. First grow

8 months ago

Day: 28

Still growin

8 months ago

forkdik

forkdik Great pic !!

charlie_wax Thanks! Think she’s about to make a push

Day: 26

Stalk is thickening, and the leaves are poppin

8 months ago

Day: 24

Is it normal for first 2 leaves to yellow? Fwiw this is the original soil and they are due for a pot transplant with fresh soil.

8 months ago

lation1984

lation1984 Its looking good and yes. Hell on my first I think they fell off at one point 😂 its gonna recover look at the rest thats wheres things are happening

Peng They aren’t leaves, it’s completely normal

charlie_wax Thanks! first grow and wasn’t sure

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Day: 21

Moving to larger pot with fresh soil today.

8 months ago

Day: 20

The prize of the 3, so far. #FG

9 months ago

dpa

dpa Really coming along! 👍🏼

Day: 19

Four more leaves coming in the middle #FirstGrow

9 months ago

Day: 17

Glimpse of growth from seed

9 months ago

Day: 17

Szkittlez + Tangie Power early setup. Will likely move the carbon filter / fan to the ceiling or outside the tent (2x2) for more room later.

9 months ago

Day: 16

Second set of leaves. #FirstGrow #FromSeed

9 months ago

Day: 15

Closeup of leaves. See anything wrong?

9 months ago

stick e fingerz

stick e fingerz Looks good 👍

Day: 14

18:6 Zkittlez x Tangie Power #FirstGrow

9 months ago

Day: 13

Perkiest of the 3 #FirstGrow #Docu

9 months ago

Day: 13

2x2 setup. Going w/ 4 plants as I called time of death on the 5th (never sprouted). Will use that soil to top off the others before transplanting the 4 to fabric pots with fresh soil at the Week 3ish mark.

9 months ago

Day: 12

She’s almost even with the top of the planter. Going no-dome for the rest of the 18hrs on - I’m comfortable with the RH (51%) and light height (about 2 feet) to push these little girls. A nice drink and nap time to follow in about 4 hrs. Will spoil their nap with a boost of heat (2-3 degrees) to give them that Mediterranean feel they supposedly love.

9 months ago

Day: 11

Rainbow Zest progress above ground

9 months ago

Day: 11

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3 of 4 Rainbow Zest above ground. Second day of 18x6 sun/sleep has pushed them in a good way as I was starting to wonder things like, Did I bury the seed too deep, Did I water too much? And maybe those are still true hah #FirstGrow

9 months ago

MrStopPlayin

MrStopPlayin Nice work bro 💪🏿💪🏿💪🏿🔥

charlie_wax Thanks gents! In total, I have 4 of 5 up now and secretly hoping the 5th doesn’t take bc that would mean 5 plants in a 2x2 😂

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Day: 10

Waking em up for sunshine, maybe dry out a little? Not really sure how moist to keep them. Nothing ever drains, and it’s moist, not soaked, an inch or so into the soil. Maybe this will be the spark for the rest to break ground #FirstGrow

9 months ago

tokyo2004 Definitely give it some time until it dries out again then just mist the top, 4 sprouted for me and seem to do well(try to avoid misting the actual leaves because it can magnify the lights you’re using)

charlie_wax Thanks for tip, I changed how I’m spraying now, getting the nozzle as close to under the leaves as possible

Day: 10

Documenting second seed breaking through

9 months ago

Day: 9

Everyone, we have a birthday to celebrate. She is the first of 4 Rainbow Zest Fem seeds (water germinated) and 1 MAC 7. #FirstGrow

9 months ago

Day: 9

Re-posting a ZOOM of the birthday girl. Let me know if you see somethin’ funky. Like most proud parents, she looks just perfect the way she is #FirstGrow

9 months ago

Day: 7

First day of soil

9 months ago

Vgrow

Vgrow Hey bro I know a trick that can help you. Those were pretty big healthy tails to take that long to see first leaves, hell tip of seed head in a day or less.

charlie_wax Maybe I planted them too deep? I aimed for about an inch or two and didn’t pack the topsoil. Saw your other post, lemme dig up my account (been awhile)

charlie_wax Or maybe the press n seal I’m covering them with is blocking light? Showed the covering in the feed. What’s your idea? Thanks!

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Day: 7

Time to heat up the place! #RH #Caribbean

9 months ago

Day: 5

Soil suggestions?

9 months ago

Day: 4

They are ready for planting.

9 months ago