Coco Micro Grow LED

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Top of the morning, everyone!

Today, I thought I would begin a journal to document a style of indoor cultivation using small-scale equipment, to solidify the fundamentals of caring for this herb in a fashion that is easy to digest for those of you who are learning the ropes. My hope in doing this is so that we may all gain a better insight into the process and become all the more skilled at our craft.

I'll post updates from time to time as we go along, and answer questions if they arise.
 

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For starters, I thought I would construct a trellis and document the steps here. The setup I'm using here is a 2' x 2' grow space, one plant in 3 gallon fabric pot, and 150w led.

Step 1: Take twine and tie to each post, creating a frame around the perimeter of the tent. Then take one strand and stretch it across the center.
 

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Step 3: Using twine roll, weave strands perpendicular through your first set of lines, going over then under as you pass each row.
 

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Step 4: Finish tying trellis. Gently replace plant in its position. I selected a Master Kush -leaning Indica for its tight structure and quick turnaround. This plant will not be moving for the remainder of the grow.
 

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Ras Mountain

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Day 3,

Following a defoliation of the undergrowth and a couple of the larger, more obstructive fan leaves, training was initiated by tucking any tops that were poking up, back down underneath the first trellis. We're going to be securing them down once they've stretched out some more until the canopy fills out, then boom! We flip. I have butterflies in my stomach about this you guys. It feels like I'm learning this all for the first time! šŸ˜ƒ
 

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Ras Mountain

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End of week one; time for an update! She's really getting thick! Squeezing the branches as I tuck them under, they bend with ease. It's next to impossible to snap this strain - the branches are anything but hollow. We have maybe a tinge of light bleaching which means I'm pushing her, gonna have to keep an eye on that. I'm having to defoliate every two days it seems. With such an overproduction of leaves this would be a forgiving plant for novices.

Won't be long before we're in bloom! I'm thinking about one more week from now.
 

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Ras Mountain

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Wednesday,

Had to remove a colossal handful of branches and leaves this morning. She's just so thicc. It hurts but was a necessary exercise.

Light bleaching was also progressing in the center, light adjusted to 80% power. Maybe that'll help stretch her out some.

Watering again from below today. Approx. 400 ppm, pH 6.0
 

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Ras Mountain

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As it happened I was mixing nutrients into the reservoir last night, when the stock solutions I was using ran out. As I was preparing another batch the idea occurred to me to share this indispensable resource for those of you venturing into the world of salt fertilizer and hydroponics, as it has saved me hundreds of dollars already and I'm no longer paying the shipping costs for water in jugs of gimmicky preformulated commercial fertilizer solutions.

Why buy the bottles when we can make our own with salts? Below is a tutorial and introduction to the basics of this recipe.


Anyway I use a three-part system consisting of concentrated solutions of:
Part A - Jack's hydro 5-12-26
Part B - Cal-Nit 15.5-0-0
Part C - Magnesium Sulphate, otherwise known as Epsom.

Following the instructions from the aforementioned tutorial, I am able to formulate a complete hydroponic fertilizer for the entirety of the bloom cycle, that costs mere pennies per gallon, and replaces nearly every product I've ever used... No more will I be paying premium for watered down nutrition!
 

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Hey everybody! Checking in a day early for the end of week two! This morning I set up a timer for the lights - that's right! It's bud season. After today we will no longer be in the vegetative stage.

My original plan was to give the plant time to colonize the whole bottom net before initiating the transition, but we now have a deadline to harvest by mid-March so we work with what's available. It doesn't look like she's really stretching yet, so only a handful of ties were placed.

What do y'all think of this project so far? Is she too bushy or is the canopy dense enough? What would you do differently?

Love, Joy and Happiness all.
 

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Hi, Checking in we've been on 12/12 for a week now, and the canopy is about as bountiful as I could hope for considering how infrequently I've been caring for her. Much of the foliage had to be removed again, and a couple final tucks for the branches poking above the net, I think that'll be the end of any training for this project, unless her leaves get out of control.

She is going to explode in the next week ladies and gents. The pistils are popping! Grab the pistachios.
 

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Alphatoy

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šŸ¤  i have been scrounging for a couple of years you can buy expandable scrog nets very cheap at Amazon that you can reuse over and over this can cut down on your labor 99% it takes me less than 5 min to set it up or take it down or move to a different position :mask:

See amazon scrog nets

 
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Mid-week Update, Day 24

Hi all, after another haircut buds are very rapidly beginning to emerge. In other news, for those of you to whom I've sent seeds recently I performed a germination test and the result is promising!
 

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