so I had to leave for 4 days and I left the care of my plants to my friend. It's like why cant people know how to help you out like he watered them fine, but as soon as im gone the stalks start leaning over because the weight of the buds and he doesnt know how to tie them up so they were sitting against the tent surface for who knows how many days. and now the buds are bent and a bit smushed. I have a question, will they still fatten up in the areas where they were leaning against now that I tied them up and had to touch them immensely. I mean they look beautiful this week but im so disappointed that he couldnt just tie each one up that started to lean really far over.
Almost got evicted because of the smell, went downstairs to the dentist office so I had an eviction paper on my door. I managed to get out of it but as a result the tent is now closed. I didn't close the tent because temperatures reach 95 degrees when it's closed to prevent the smell, but since I almost got kicked out of my home I had to. Preserving the terpenes would've been great but I cannot risk losing my apartment and with my first grow so close I have to make sacrifices.
So I almost got evicted again, they came knocking on my door complaining of the smell and told me the eviction is now active again. I had to go beg my landlord for one more chance and it wouldn't happen again. I found out the true problem to the cause. As soon as the first incident happened, I closed up my tent but I was still feeding the ac into the tent thru ducting taped on from my ac vent of my home which is central airconditioning and just into the tent. With this ducting, I was maintaining temps of a comfortable 75 degrees for my plants. I figured that as long as the ac always remains on that the air will always push into the tent and nothing even smell can travel against it. BOY was i wrong, smell travels through any type of current against it no matter what, because it pushed thru the current and got to the office downstairs. I know this was the true reason because I closed it last night and reopened it in the morning when the lights came on. But since they open at 8 am they didnt complain till 1230, an hr and a half after i opened the vent. So now my tent was baking at a good 100 degrees today, and I'm really glad I supplemented my plants throughout their life with silica. I still have 4 weeks left and I am definitely not chopping but this is my last chance to keep my place so I have to make sure there is no more smell leaks. The vents have been taped over, and ona gel is outside of the tent keeping the air clean. I pray that I get to finish this grow cause I cannot risk doing it here again ever.
Well end of week 6 tomorrow, Beginning week 7. They keep all falling over and don't look so pretty as organized as they were. Really just waiting till they fatten up. They pretty much look the same from last week to this week, just more orange hairs. I just want it to look like fat donkey dicks already. Which week can I expect them to really fatten up?
The buds will fatten as the calyxes swell and the pistils turn color, the buds themselves will increase in weight and density but not dramatically in size at this stage.
Big donkey dicks are dependant on the strain, some produce very large fat colas other strains produce smaller clusters.
From the pics I can see there is quite a lot of height variation in the canopy which has meant that the light is further from some of the plants than is ideal. Aim for an even canopy and keep the light around 18 inches or so from the canopy level for maximum light efficiency.
today was a sad day. they came upstairs again to tell me there would be an inspection within 24 hours so I spent the whole day dismantling the room and chopping my babies. Super upset that I just fed them their last week of nutes yesterday, and I'm gonna probably be displeased with the taste but here are the photos. SO SAD but I got it down packed, once I have my own home, I'll be starting again. I had to leave them at my neighbors to dry, cause he has a garage, so I'll post the pics of the finished nugs once I have them in my jars.
I feel your pain my friend, I've been in your shoes more than once and it breaks my heart everytime 😢
It's a shame we never got to see them achieve their full potential but you 100% did the right thing and on the plus side you got some nice looking flower and grow experience under your belt for your next run when you have somewhere safe to grow again.
Looking forward to pics of the dried buds 👍