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Discussion in 'Hydroponics' started by MrGrapeGod, Feb 12, 2010.

  1. MrGrapeGod

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    hey, started a clone on the 1st of the month in a drip system set up. I have my 150 watt light running 18 hours a day 15in away. The plant is lacking Phosphorus i believe due to its red stems(even though the images dont look red, they are a dark deep red) and the lower leaves seem to be slowly declining. The growth is good, but seems stunted, i have noted that the new leaves are growing in slowly. If you agree that i am lacking phosphorus let me know what chemical nutrient i should add. I am using cal-mag plus and pure grow, but neither contain phosphorus. If you disagree with my analysis let me know what you think. Thanks
     

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  2. LOC NAR on probation

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    Strain related.

    Our Papaya has the red stems and it gets more red when it's cold or when they go into flower. During veg they grow out green and soon change.

    They look very good. What starin are they ?
     
  3. MrGrapeGod

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    It's a Bubba Kush and are you sure about those red stems, because its green at the base, turns to red on the left side of the plant up to the split in the branches where is turns all red besides a few little spots.

    If you have input please share
     
  4. LOC NAR on probation

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    these are nirvana Papaya. they have always been like this when kept at about 70 degrees for the rez temps.
     

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  5. LOC NAR on probation

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    Hawiianxskunkxbigbud mother been hacked on and just a couple red streaks.
     

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  6. LOC NAR on probation

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    Nirvana skunk redhair mother all these are in the same room.
     

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  7. MrGrapeGod

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    Ok, so the red stems isn't something to worry about. Other than that how does the plant look and any advice?
     
  8. LOC NAR on probation

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    They are looking very nice and good color too. Like to see them when they flower. I have heard alot about bubba kush never tried it. Interested to see how it does.
     
  9. MrGrapeGod

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    K thanks, today is week 3:

    Height: 6in.
    Leaves: 12 not counting new leaves that haven't unfolded.

    Although it is week three i am leaving the plant in the veg stage for atleast another week in hopes for more growth, this means i will continue with my 18/6 hour light rotation. Enjoy the pictures
     

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  10. jtsik330

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    Doesnt look like many people are chiming in but I've noticed that my plants fan leaves stems get more and more red as I give them more and more nutes. Its okay as far as I know. My ph is adjusted and no delay in growth of anykind. They usually don't get fully red though.
     
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  11. MrGrapeGod

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    thanks for the imput, yea they are are real deep red. Im gonna leave the plant in veg stage for a while longer with the possibility of 1 to 3 weeks or more, as much time as it needs b/c there is no need to be impatient before i transition to flowering.
     
  12. MrGrapeGod

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    As the new growth is coming in on the top I am noting that it is doing so in a lighter green than the color on the other leafs. I am not sure if this is due to not enough nutrients or if it is because it is simply new growth.

    Enjoy the pics
     

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  13. LOC NAR on probation

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    It's new growth. We have some that comes in very light lime green and then darkens up.
     
  14. crf70rider

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    i gt a bubba kush seed going one i got from the club shes got purple stems she theonly plant i even grown that grow right she 10 inchs in a month a half that bubba's a good strain
     
  15. MrGrapeGod

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    Clone was planted February 1, 2010, this is week 4 of veg. Is looking good, just waiting for it to sprout up some more.
     

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  16. MrGrapeGod

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    In the end of week 4 of veg. is it ok to trim some of my shade leaves?
     
  17. LOC NAR on probation

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    You can trim in veg anytime. But remember leaves are the muscles of the plant. Unless it's a real good reason I don't cut anything. Try to fold them under or something.
     
  18. MrGrapeGod

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    Understood about the potential of trimming putting stress on the plant. But seeing as to how this plant is turning out to be a bushy strain and although the this last photo doesn't show it, the sucker has leaves everywhere under those shade leaves. My hope is by changing the root to stem ratio by trimming some shade leaves the plant will grow up a bit and then all the smaller growth will bush out as it has already begun to do without my influence. I like the idea of folding the shade leaves, but due to the bushiness of the strain that may be detrimental to the other leaves due to the compact area in which all the growth is forming. Tune in for new pictures tomorrow, the leaves are huge and every day this plant excites me.
     
  19. LOC NAR on probation

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    The Phototron has a technique of trimming in veg to get the most budding sites on the plant.

    Top the plant at 6 to 8 sets of branches.

    When a side branch has one set of leaves cut the leaf off at the main stem for that branch and top that branch. This encourages the branch to grow.

    Now on every branch after the ones coming off the main stem. Top those secondary branch at two sets of leaves and trim the leaf at that branch.

    This will give you a bush from hell. You can take it as far as you want in veg. I have seen a plant only 3 feet tall have 5 pounds under one 1000 hps light. It was also 3 feet wide.
     
  20. MrGrapeGod

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    Good looks on those trimming tips. Ya, she's a looker. Heres some more pics, she is now 13in tall and the biggest shade leaves measures 7in long.
     

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