Week six and we’re in a growth & bloom boom!

Medical marijuana grow under a Pro-Grow 260 LED grow light

The autoflower is budding as seedlings & cuttings flourish, beneath the Pro-Grow 260 on an 18/6 light schedule.

We seem to be on a cycle of doubling in size every 5 to 7 days. The light cycle is 18/6, I could get away with 20/4, but any gained growth at this point would just lead to overcrowding. (pic – six days ago… »)

Sticky, sweet-smelling sublime bud!

Autoflower marijuana plant

The "Snap & Bend" to help control height. Carefully done, it causes little stress to the plant.

Blue Mystery Autoflower (Blue Mystic Offspring)

Vertical growth in the Blue Mystic autoflower is beginning to slow, I think I’ve said that a few times now, but perhaps this is the charm. Bud sites are numerous & beginning to gain mass, but I am still having to raise the light as well as “snap & bend” a few tops to keep their height in check.

The light emitted by the Pro-Grow 260 is efficient and intense enough to support fast results in a SCROG or LST method grow, as any bent or trained branches quickly recover & grow back towards the light, allowing for multiple or faster training. Even branches that are snapped quickly heal over quickly, growing strong & thicker.

Blue Mystery Autoflower blooming under a Pro-Grow 260 LED grow light

Blue Mystery (Mystic) Autoflower - a strange yet amazing plant to watch grow. Week 7 from seed, Day 21 bloom.

 

Northern Light Autos # 1 & 2

The Northern Light autoflowers #1 & #2 have declared, #1 is all female but NLA #2 may be a hermaphrodite, we’re giving it another week or so. (pic – Check out her weirdness here »)

Northern Light Autoflower

After a 3 week of dud, NLA #1 appears to be auto-flowering.

Northern Light Auto #1 is throwing out branches every which way, the lower ones are taller than the plant’s top, but we’re LSTing her anyway. She is gaining about 1-3″ of growth daily.

Both autoflower sprouts were VERY sensitive to overwatering and suffered for the first 2 weeks (All other seedlings at that time did just fine), nearly losing them followed by 2 weeks or so of no growth. Finally, after repotting them in a high-drainage medium, in a hempy style 8″ bucket, they began to respond and in another week and made a stunning comeback.


At this point in the grow, the Pro-Grow 260 is really impressing me. This is perhaps the best blend of footprint coverage AND intense penetration I have seen, thus far from Hydroponics Hut. Initially, I was concerned that the smaller plants & sprouts would suffer from a lack of light, as I was needing to raise the light daily, to accommodate the Blue Mystic Autoflower. As you can tell from their size increase in the pictures, this is not the case.

 

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