No more nutrients
I have about 2-4 weeks left of flower for this plant and today she got her last feeding of nutrients. So during the next couple weeks, she will be soaking up what is left of the nutrients and she should begin a nice leaf fade.
This crystal candy plant has been a pretty interesting grow so far. I wanted to see what would happen if I didn't really do any training at all. She is very short and very bushy. The branches do not spread out much from the stem at all and it makes the plant look like one giant bud. All of the bud sites are very close and compact.
It will be interesting to trim this plant when the time comes. I have not squeezed any of the buds so I do not know how dense they are. I am hoping that they do not get super airy once they are dried, but it is hard to tell right now if that is going to happen. That is one thing I have found with the autos that I have grown is that when they are growing, they appear dense, but once they dry up, they lose a lot of their denseness and get pretty loose and airy feeling.
Over the past couple years, I have grown mainly autoflowers, but I think the time has come to move on from them and focus on growing photos. I do not know if I am going to make the move from the feminized photoperiods to regular seeds though because I don't really want to deal with the males at all. I have seen too many people start growing like 6 plants and 5 of them end up being male and you have to throw them all out. I have also seen the opposite where the majority of them are female and you end up with a full tent. One of the biggest lessons I have learned is that growing less plants in the tent allows the plants to spread out more and get more light, which gives you a lot larger of a harvest.
I am going to be removing one of the lights from my large tent and start germinating an AK47 seed to begin preparing for my next grow. If I wait a few more days to germinate, this crystal candy should be ready for harvest about the time when my AK47 is just barely getting out of the seedling stage and getting ready for the vegetative stage. I am going to be trying to fill the entire tent with the one AK47 plant and use a lot of the same techniques that I used for the GDP. It will be cool to see if I can get even more than 11 ounces from one plant. I think I will be able to do it with all the stuff that I have learned over the past few years. I think once I focus on photos, my grows will become even better. 2023 should be a great year for my cannabis growing.
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Looking really good man.
Right now seems like a good point to back off the nutrients. I like to push mine as far as possible but it's dependent on some varying factors. You have a lot of healthy foliage for the flowers to suck nutrients off from so I think you're playing it safe with minimal potential negative effects.
I'm curious to know if you get dense bud as well, because my minimal experience growing an auto once was very airy light bud and I thought it was kind of strange.
I've heard feminized photoperiod are more prone to issues like hermaphrodites, and other things. The lemon drip I grew was a feminized strain and I had a lot of trouble in the early stages, otherwise they did pretty good.
I think the most optimal scenario is running clones from normal photoperiod females. An area that I'm also pretty inexperienced with still but it seems pretty logical to me to try for standard photoperiod clones.
Can't wait to see the end result of this Crystal Candy, great work bro!
Thanks man. Ya, one thing I have noticed is that my autos produce buds that are a lot more airy than photos. I guess it could be since they don't flower as long so they dont get as thick. Autos have been really good to learn with because you have to focus more on the different stages to know what your plant is in and they just switch on their own. It has really made me pay more attention to my plants. Plus autos dont handles stress as well as photos, so it has helped me learn what I can and cant do to the plants. Cloning is something that I would like to eventually do, but I don't want to have a plant in veg for a long time when I can just grow a bunch of different strains.
That should smell good, I have grown many plants until I have my harvest, and I would like to take the second step and start with some cannabis but it is a little more complicated than I thought, nice one dude!🍀
Growing my own cannabis has been life changing. I hope it works out for you.
Growing fewer plants in a tent can make it easier for them to meet their needs in the air. Not that I know, but from what I've read from your posts so far, may the new year bring you great weeds my man!
Looking outstanding brother, I can't believe this one is doing so well after how it started! The quality of your photos, and how you take them, inspire me to learn how to be a better photographer! I love the up close trichome shots! Keep it up man, you're definitely killing this one!!
Ya, it was pretty iffy at the start, but she has done amazing since then. If you have any questions about taking pictures, let me know.
Very impressive pics. Though this topic isn't in my "expertise" area, I hope you will get the desired dynamic. Best regards.
I remember a relative of mine planting Cannabis in his backyard discreetly, because it's still illegal here in our country. He once showed us what it looks like. I have not much to say about it, and will just hope you achieve a great year ahead for the growth of your Cannabis planting journey.
Anyway, what camera did you use to capture these wonderful shots? They're really good!
Thanks. I used a canon 5D Mark 4 with a canon 100mm macro lens.
These buds are very velvety. Great record
Cant wait to see how this one finishes, and to see if you think that it does smell like a candy shop:)
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