Did some trimming today
Got rid of quite a bit
As you can see in the image above, the branches on the right are a bit taller and the buds on them aren't as thick as the ones on the left. That is because the ones on the left have two lights above them and the right side only has a single light. The branches on the right are stretching a bit trying to get as much light as they can during the flower cycle and they are a bit behind in their bud development.
So I took some time to clean things up a bit on the canopy and tried to get rid of some of the branches that were not going to get enough light. I do not want any nutrients and time being wasted on branches that will be producing sub par buds, so hopefully this helps a bit with growing some thicker buds. Only time will tell with how this goes. Hopefully I didn't do this too late since there are only like 4 more weeks of flower before I begin harvesting. I think that the buds on the left will be the first to be harvested and I rotate the plant and give the other side some time under both lights. I am tempted to move the Green Crack in the large tent and move that light in there as well, but that would mean messing up the light cycle on the Green Crack because it is still on the 18/6 because it is an autoflower.
Another thing I worry about bringing the GC in the large tent is that it wont get the light that it needs because the GDP canopy is so thick. My only other option would be to spend the money on yet another light, but I don't think that I want to go that route.
Another light would help with bud production on this thing though, so it is something I will think about. I have been toying with the idea of using the smaller tent to grow some vegetables in, so another light would come in handy for that.
These buds are starting to get frosty and thicker each day. I am starting to get some discoloration on the leaves that I think is from overfeeding the flowering nutrients. I got this on one of my last grows and I had to cut back on feeding quite a bit to get it to stop, so I think I will go with the once a week feeding and just give the plant a large dose.
I am excited to see what these will look like when they are ready. I think they are going to be pretty fat.
My GC is doing great after mainlining it a few days ago. I have started training all of the remaining branches and it was just in time because the plant is starting its flower cycle now and has begun its preflower stretch. I moved the light up a little bit to encourage the plant to stretch a bit more to get those flowering branches a bit longer.
It will be interesting to see what this plant looks like in another week. Green Crack is a sativa dominant strain, but this plant looks a lot more like an indica because it is still so short and bushy with the large fan leaves. So it will be interesting to see when it gets those thin longer leaves that most sativas have.
I am excited for this one to flower though. It is always cool when you grow a new strain and it begins to flower because then you get to see how different the plant looks compared to the others that you have grown. I am hoping that I get a decent yield from this one, but we will see how it goes. It is supposed to flower quite a bit, so that is cool. I can't wait for this strain. It is going to be awesome.
Damn that GDP is stacking on the trichomes! I hear you about adding the extra light, but I hear you even more with deciding not to! One thing about growing, is it can be an endless money pit, and it is important to not give in to your desires.
PS that GC is looking great! Seems like yesterday it was a seedling.
Ya, things can start to add up quickly with each grow. That is one reason I haven't dropped $800 on a new large light and just have the lights I do now. I will probably move the light in from the small tent when the GC is done and just grow like 3 plants in there under the four lights.
Smart thinking. The only reason why i even upgraded from a 2.5 x 2.5 is due to the fact I got a free 6inch inline fan, and it was to powerful, and then I had to upgrade everything else lol
I need to use up all my auto seeds too, so I may do 4 plants at a time. We shall see. I still can't decide if I am going to be switching to photos because they take FOREVER
Oww.... This picture is amazing
the flower is really beautiful i enjoyed reading your post about how you explained your experience and how want your flower to look. can you please tell me the name of the flower I would have love to know
Thanks. It is a cannabis plant. It is drugs.
Lol now this was a funny response😅
Looks great, Really starting to see the trichomes coming out.
Really nice structure.
Thanks man. Hopefully they fatten up soon. These photos take forever. Lol
Yeah photos really do but they normally pack far more weight.
That Bonzi looks quite extraordinary 🤣
Thanks. It is an art
Wow, that's beautiful marijuana. I really want to grow it at home or in my garden, but the laws in my country strictly prohibit it.
That sucks. Hopefully your country stops sucking so you can grow it.
Looking good on the GDP. The green crack is an Auto?
Ya, I have a bunch of autoflower seeds I am going to be using up in my next few grows.
I heard topping is not recommended for autos. I tried both..one I trained and the other I grew normal. They both gave the same weight.
I do it mainly for height management. I have found that when I don’t top them, I get fluffy buds on the lower branches. Since I started topping them, I can control the height of the plant and get even light distribution. But ya, doing it to autos can stress the plant out too much if you do it too late.
Wow, I've never seen this kind of plants other than the pictures on Google, lol. Looks beautiful! And you definitely did a got job trimming it. 😃
Thanks. I try
Wow, growing cannabis is an art. It was interesting to know about feeding and growth. Looks gorgeous in photos.👍
Thanks. I have learned a lot since I started growing.
That is a nice plant you have growing, lots of tops.
It's gonna be awesome once it is time to harvest.