Week 7 of Flower for the Nuke Heads Grow

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Week 7 of Flower for the Nuke Heads Grow

Week 14 Overall + Start of Flush


 
 

What up cannabis Growers and welcome back for another exciting episode of GreenBox Grown! Now today is very cool because we are kicking off week 14 for that nuke heads grow series, and like I was saying this is probably going to be the last week of flower before we start that 2-week flush for the plant. And of course after that it will be time for Harvest, so very exciting around here as we are nearing the harvest season On actually a couple of our grows. 

So there's going to be a lot of good videos coming out on that very soon here, and again just following that same watering and nutrients schedule during this week. And I'm going to continue checking on this try comes throughout the week as well just to see if we are at that point to start the flush. And again I'm looking for around 5 to 10% Amber before I am going to start that flush and then once we hit that point, that's when we will begin. So now that you guys know what we are doing in this week's video, let's get started with day 1 of the week.


All right, so here we are out in the garage where the grow tents are for day 1 of the week for these nuke heads plants. And you can see in terms of growth, they are pretty much done fattening up, most of the hairs have orange and curled in so we are getting real close to being ready for that Harvest. So like I said, probably just this week and then it will be time to start. Right now trichomes are mostly milky with very little bit, probably 1% to 2% Amber and again I am waiting for that 5% to 10% with a vast majority or all of the trichomes milky, none that are clear.

 So just going to give you guys some good looks at the buds, it is still very important to make sure temperature does not get too hot during these last few weeks in here. And how they turn out in terms of potency Over All. Now you can see how nice and purple some of these Grape Ape buds are getting in the back here and then again the front one is just really purple. Very frosty for all of the buds and again the Pineapple Chunk is looking very nice in Orange. Especially Frosty when compared to the other plants in this tent, it's hard to get a good shot up close let me see if I could do that again for you guys today. Let's go do it on this guy.


But when it does Focus you'll get an idea of just how densely packed on those trichomes are getting and of course that is always great because that just means more potency in a higher percentage of THC or other cannabinoids in the bud itself. So she does not want to focus on that one maybe over here, so you can get a little bit of an idea oh she's focused on this guy back here. so yeah there's a nice little look, you can see those trichomes popping.  Giving it that glistening, Frosty look and it is like that on all of these Buds and you guys can see this tent is just filled with a big buds everywhere. 

So very nice to get out of zoomed out shot too cuz you can get an idea of how big and dense these different  and it is like that on all of these Buds and you guys can see this tent is just filled with big buds everywhere. So very nice to get out of zoomed out shot to cuz you can get an idea of how big and dense these different polos are and how many of them there really are.colas are and how many of them there really are. There's really a lot so again no need to water today, the plants are still good from yesterday’s watering, but keeping an eye on those trichomes now because we are getting close to being ready for Harvest, or I'm sorry for getting ready to start that flush. So that's really it for day 1 of week 14 for the nuke heads grow series and as always I will be back here in 24 hours 4 day 2 of the week. All right peace guys!

What up Growers, we are back here now 24 hours later 4 day 2 of the week and actually all of the ladies are ready for their next watering. So today is going to be there next nutrient feeding, but really quick let me just give you guys a little scope at the buds so you can see how they are grown over the last 24 hours. Now the Great Apes are both looking outstanding as always and it seems like they are still fattening up and getting stronger with that smell. And I can only imagine that they are getting more dense with tripe comes as well.


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 Now I have been checking with the scope and we are starting to get a little bit of Amber going, but it is not time for that flush just yet so I think we will probably finish. Maybe a little bit of next week I'm not too sure, but on Monday of next week or the first day of the week I will definitely be checking those try comes to see where we are in terms of if it is time to start that flush. So the buds are all looking tremendously good, very stoked on not only the smell but when I get up close so I can see just how dense and frosty they are we trichomes. And again I have to get a huge shout-out to Electric Sky, because I know a lot of that has to do with these excellent grow lights.



 Now for the nutrient feeding this will be their fourth mix of flower nutrients, so for the front row which are getting the nuke heads Dirty Dozen nutrient mix, that means it's going to be the week 9 overall mix. So that is the fifth flower mix And you will see we've got again 3 teaspoons of the Big Bloom, one of the grow big, two of the tiger bloom and I will be doing this one at full strength. So then we've got a little bit of the microbe Brew which is always great, and then the kelp me kelp you which does not come with the dirty dozen so I do not use that. But if you do have it, good to use. And then 3 teaspoons of the bembe.


 Now the bembe is the sweet and dandy so this is really good for fattening up your buds and adding a lot of good sense as well as smell to the plant. So if you smell the BemBe going to give you a nice odor almost like a bourbony smell. But it is also like I said going to be really good for bringing out those beautiful odors and smells and going to give you some really potent and dense buds. It's got a lot of sugar and carbs in there so that's why that helps with that. 


And then finally you have that Cha Ching which is the powder mix and this again is going to help with just finishing up those buds so they continue to taste really well or develop really good taste and smells. And it is just going to help with continuing to get those fat dense buds. Now I'm also going to be doing a teaspoon per gallon of water with the cal mag, for this mix, and then for the back row which is getting the nuke heads just again as always the Nuke heads plutonium bloom and I think that's at one scoop per gallon of water.

 And now on the back of that for the nuke heads plutonium bloom they just recommend one scoop per gallon of water, but I'll also be adding one teaspoon of Cal Mag per gallon of water for that as well. So that is going to be the mixes that these ladies are going to get fed right after this video clip, and then again just one last good look at the buds and that will be it for 2 days update. So I will be back here in another 24 hours for day 3 of the week,  alright peace guys!


What up growers, it's another blistering hot day here in Northern California as you can see, pretty sweaty out here working on the plants but I've got a good update for you guys regardless. Now buds are looking really good and finishing up prestinly as you guys can see here. Getting some top-shelf quality out of these plans, especially these grape apes here. Probably going to start the flush day 1 of next week, but like I was saying on day 7 on this week I will do another trichome check to see where we are and then depending on what I see there is how I will decide if it is time to flush or not.

 But looking at how these buds are finishing up at this point at the stage of development, I'm definitely thinking we are just about there we're starting that flush as it doesn't really look like they have much more development to go. Maybe some trichome development but at this point they are just pumping up those resin glands with some THC. so we are just going to wait until they are Amber. So we will definitely do that trichome check at the end of this week and then that is really up for 2 days update. No need for a watering as they're still good from that last one, so I will be back here for you guys in 24 hours for your next update. And until then, Happy growing!

Right folks, we are back here for day 4 of week 14 and the ladies are looking really good, and I actually just did a trichome check on these guys with the microscope and starting to see a little bit of Amber and those trichomes. Not enough to start the flush though, that is for sure, it is probably only around I would say honestly less than 1% in all of these. I'm just seeing a little bit Amber here and there. So definitely going to check at the end of this week because they can develop pretty quickly here. Don't want to wait too long like I've been mentioning so I will check on those on day 7 of this week, just to do an update on that.

So here is a nice look at the bud so you guys can get a nice update, and again looking all really well and very stoked on how these babies are finishing up. Now they are ready for their next watering which is going to be their first plane pH watering since the last nutrient feeding. So I will be doing that right after the shot. And I also wanted to mention there are some buds hanging like this, bending over because of their weight. And the reason behind that is because the branches got too long and lanky and weren't able to hold the weight of their own buds.

So a way to avoid that is to use a SCROG net so you can trim the plants and their branches through the net and then that net will end up holding the different buds up once they get really heavy. So I havnt tied these ones up because it wasn't necessary and it doesn't look like they would snap, and I will tie them up either later today or tomorrow. I was just leaving them like that at this point so I could show you what was going on. 

So that is about it and you can see the buds are still developing really well on the branches that are bending. No issues or anything like that going on, looking really purpley and Frosty and just as nice as the ones that are standing up. It is just an issue of if the branch will snap. So getting some good size  coming in on these buds here in the last couple of weeks. And I will be back in another 24 hours for day 5 of the week, all right piece guys!

 All right folks we are back here now for day 5 of the week And it is just going to be a quick update today, not too much change to report, Still good on water, they are not ready just yet but will probably be ready for their next watering by tomorrow. Now these buds are I mean they are getting frostier by the day as you can see here and the buds are still fattening up, but development has pretty much stopped just in terms of getting bigger buds. I mean the bugs that have already grown or fattening up but no more new buds are growing of course.

 The Grape Ape or just everyday getting a little nicer, you can see more purple in them everyday and just Frosty or by the minute. Same with the Skittles over here and the Pineapple Chunk they are all really doing well. So what I am going to be doing is checking trichomes on the first day of this week to see where we are at. And then we will reassess and go from there and terms of if it is time to flush or if we need to do another nutrient feeding. My guess is we will be doing one more nutrients feeding and then we will go from there.

 But who knows we may have a surprise of a bunch of Amber Trichomes when we check that first day of the week. So buds are looking amazing in this is going to be an amazing Harvest of course, you can see such big hugs and colas everywhere especially with that Grape Ape of course. So that is it for today's update but I will be back in 24 hours for day 6 of the week, alright peace guys!

What up GreenBox Growers and welcome back to that NukeHeads Grow Series! So I actually left town for a few days here, it was my birthday and went up to Napa for the weekend so this is actually going to be  day 7 of the week, I skipped a little bit there. Just checked the trichomes when I got back last night from Napa and actually they are ready for the flush. So today we are going to be starting at that 10 to 2 weeks, sorry that 10 day to 2-week flush. So what I will be doing today is starting the flush off with that sledgehammer Slush from Fox Farms. Since I am doing the dirty dozen, and again I will be using that on both lineups even the Nuke Heads one, just because the Nuke Heads lineup does not come with a flushing agent.

 So what that means is I will be mixing two teaspoons of the sledgehammer flush per gallon of water. And I will be giving each plant a little extra water than before, just because I really want to start flushing out those nutrients. And that is exactly what this process is going to do. It's going to make it so all of the nutrients that are left over in the old and still inside of the plant is going to be flushed out so the plant then uses up all that is left and is completely clean giving you a smoother and taste your smoke. So just want to give you guys some last updates or some last but looks at the buds here before I start that flush. 

They are extremely Frosty and again when I looked at them with the scope, I was getting right around I'm I was saying is right around 8% Amber. And like I was saying you want to be right around 5 to 10% Amber when you start that flush so we are right in that window there. So you can see the Grape Ape buds looking really nice got that nice purple Frosty look to them. And so do the Skittles as well as over here our nice Pineapple Chunk plants. So you can see we do have some branches laying over, some buds laying over and that is totally fine because we are going to be Harvesting pretty quickly here in like I said, the best way to prevent that from happening is just using a SCROG. 

So we will have some grow series coming out with that, we already have a few. I just want to show you guys look how purple as funny as this sounds just Pineapple Chunk actually got really purple, on the buds too. Not just there on the leaves as you are seeing. But let me see here,  the bud is pretty much solid purple on this back plant all the way through. So there are some good looks for you guys, one in the front didn't get any purple in the bud but it is still really Frosty and clean looking.

 And then of course this other Grape Ape. Really nice and purple as well. So today we are going to be starting that flush with the two teaspoons of Sledgehammer flush buy Fox Farm pregalin of water That I am mixing up. And then yeah just going to be finishing  this grow series up by flushing for the next 10 to 14 days and then we are going to do the harvesting process. So that is it for this week's update and I will be back next week to continue that flush. All right peace guys!


All right GreenBox Growers so there you have it we are now in the flushing phase of this grow series. And that also includes week 14  for Nuke Heads grow series.  For the next week to two weeks I am going to be flashing these plants with plain pH water and the next two videos actually going to cover that entire process as well as the harvesting process. I'm just going to give you guys a brief overview since the flushing is pretty repetitive. It's going to be the same steps every time you water.

 So  I'll cover those details and then we also have more detailed info on how to flush your plants under the intro to grow in section and then also as I was mentioning in those videos. We do have another video in there to show you how to check and determine you're trichomes for when they will be ready for Harvest. So if you are looking for more details on both of those subjects, just check the intro to Growing section. Now I will be back shortly with that next video which is going to cover the entire flushing process as well as the beginning of harvest and the drying process. As always thank you guys for watching, I hope you enjoyed this weeks video, and until next time…


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Week 1 of the Original Stealth Grow Series

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Week 1 of the Original Stealth Grow Series

Gorilla Glue Auto flowers Stealth Grow Room


 
 

What up GreenBox Growers and welcome back to our first-ever stealth grow series. Now this week's going to be kicking off Week 1 of vegetation and for these autoflowers being in those final pots and the big grow tent. So this week we will most likely be starting the low-stress training on these Gorilla Glue plants, and also probably will be doing the first nutrient feeding. So very excited to be getting this grow really kicked off at this point. And hopefully in the next couple of weeks we are going to see these plants are starting to flower. Because again they are autoflowers.



 Now before I get started with today's video I want to remind you guys as always to check out the link right here on our screen to visit our patreon page, and there you can find out more information about our one-on-one grow guidance. Where I myself will help you each day over the phone guiding you with your plants. So if you are looking to dive into a little more detail with your cannabis grow then what these videos are providing you. Feel free to check out that link on the screen for more details on that one-on-one guidance. All right so now that you guys know what we are doing in this week's video, let's get started with day 1 of the week.

Alright guys so here we are for day one in the stealth grow room, AKA my bedroom closet. So let me just open this up really quick, I just want to give you guys a view of what it looks like with the tent growing and going full-on with all of the appliances going, so you guys can see how stealthy it really is and how quiet it really is. So here we go, got again to CO2 bag going and my 300 watt Mars hydro. And actually forgot to mention that 18 / 6 light schedule. So 18 hours on 6 hours off each day, but pretty soon I will work these guys up so that they are on a 24 hour on zero hour off schedule.



 And again that is just because these are autoflowers, so here you guys go first look of the week. you can see first of all of the big guys doing tremendous and grew a whole new set of fan leaves since yesterday. And what's most important is most of the plants are looking very healthy and happy and they are actually looking better than when they were in the humidity Dome. So even the small guy is doing really well so at this point just making sure temperature and humidity or staying on point. And you want to be at around 75 to 78 Max degrees Fahrenheit and then for humidity want to keep it right around 65% for the stage.


 So getting them several mistings throughout the day at this point, Three Notch or three total mistings and I did give them a decent watering yesterday which is when I transplanted them into these pots. So they are still good on that, no need to water them today. But the next watering is most likely going to just be another plane pH watering and then I will start the nutrients. I just want to give them a little more time to settle in to their new house. So this guy right here is just about ready to start LST, so tomorrow I actually will probably be doing that in the video.


 And then the other guys in here I'm just going to let them grow up until they are probably about the size of this guy right here. So that'll probably be a few more days, probably about 4 more days. So that is it for day 1 of Week 1 and I will be back here in 24 hours for your next update. Alright peace guys!


What up Growers we are back here another 24 hours later for day 2 of the week, and these Gorilla Glue Autos are looking absolutely amazing. You can tell how happy they are being transplanted into their final pots and they are vegetative growth is now very rapid each day and you can see a very good difference between all of them. Little guy in the back is struggling a little bit, having a little bit of a hard time but that is okay because I think she will still make it.

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So today I will be doing actually I will be doing their next watering or their first watering really since they've been in these pots. I did give them a little one when transplanting but today I'm just going to be doing a plain pH water in. They are in soil so you don't have to pH if you are and soil, but if you are and Coco you always want to be pH in as well as with other soilless and hydroponic mediums. I will also be doing that first LST training on the big guy right here, and what I will be doing is simply using the 3-finger LST technique that I shown in my other LST tutorial videos.

And I'm just going to be bending her over like that just until it is bent at about 90 degrees and then I'm going to Anchor her to that side of the pot. Now the rest of them in here are not looking ready or big enough to start their LST so I will be holding off on that today, but probably in the next few days or so the other ones will be ready. So I'm going to be doing that played pH watering and then I'm going to show you what it looks like after I do that I just have to put the camera down while I'm watering them, but I'm only going to be watering enough so that it's probably going to be a couple cups worth per plant.

 They are pretty small at this point and really you don't have to water all of the soil just probably water about you know a 3in diameter around of the plant and that will be perfect. So I'm going to do that watering right now and then I will get that first anchor set for that first LST on this Gorilla Glue plant right here. And then I will be back to show you guys what that looks like.

Alright so as you guys can see I've started watering some of the plants and I already did that first low-stress training and anchor on this Gorilla Glue Auto right here. So for the low stress training for those of you who don't already know, the main goal is basically to expose light to the lower parts of the plant as well as the under nodes so that those can turn into their own tops as well instead of just having one main top at the very top. You're going to start off with a bunch of little branches that are going to sprout up and all different directions and then eventually they're all going to become the same size as that first main top that you bent over right there.

So lot larger yields especially when it comes to autoflowers if you do this correctly, you want to do this lightly when it is autoflowers because too much LST in too far into the grow can actually stunt and reduce them. So I will be showing you guys exactly how to do it with autoflowers throughout this grocery so that you don't have those problems and you only get good results. So that's why I'm starting so early on with this plant here is because you just want to get as much training in before they start to flower as possible.

 So as you can see I exposed a lot of lights Bozeman lower nodes and there's actually a little Branch right here that formed, I guess I'm light was getting down there so that's going to become a man top pretty quickly here in the next few days you'll notice that Branch pop up.

 And then there's actually two little nodes or branches coming out of that node right there that you'll see and now those will also shoot up and become their own man tops as well. Should I was the first anchoring and you want to be very gentle in that process, just started by bending it slowly with those three fingers so you can slowly work into that position and then that is when you can add the anchor.

And I like to use soft gardening tie so it does not cut the branch and I just wrapped a little hook around the area I want to anchor down. Make sure you don't pull it too far down because you don't want those leaves sitting in the soil, that is not good for them. And what else, you also just want to make sure that once it is anchored it is in a good position and it is not too much pull down or anything like that because you can overdo it and snap the branches.

 And now you do want to give it a few days or probably 3 to 4 days at this point just because they're so young to grow back up and recover. And then after that point is when I will do the second anchor and bit of low stress training, which I of course will show you guys in the video.  So now let me finish watering these plants, I wanted to show you since they are so small at this point I am actually just watering out of this little bottle right here because with the big watering bucket right here the water comes out to powerfully and fast so I moved all the soil around and that is not a good thing. You want to be very gentle.

 So I'm just going to be hand watering with this little water bottle right here and you can see I'm just going to kind of Splash that's of water on to the soil as close to that main stem in the middle as possible. Here let me get this one in the back right or left, and you'll see not overdoing it. The soils pretty dry at this point so it will kind of run off a little bit at first, but eventually it will soak in. So there you guys have, I'll have to finish this watering off camera because it will be too hard with just one hand.

 But you kind of get the idea there, so yeah that is really it for today's update. Did the LST and their first plane pH watering and I'm probably going to be doing that nutrient dose for their next watering. So once they're ready again that's what they will be getting, and it's going to be a really light dose of course though. Alright Guys so that's it for today's update, and I will be back here in 24 hours for day 3 of the week.  Alright, Peace.

Alright Growers welcome back to the stealth grow room for day 3 of Week 1 for this grow. Now the plants are ready for their next watering as well as their next low stress training.  And actually I mean the rest of the plants that haven't been trained yet are ready and the first plant that I started to LST already, that one is ready again before it II tied down. So you can see this top is already pointing back up to the light and she's got one main branch coming out of there and then  another main one coming right out from under that can't be right there.

 So pulling her down again will expose those two some more light so they can grow up some more, and then you can see the rest of these ladies are ready for that first training as they have all grown up a decent amount. Now I also swapped in that 600w Meizhi LED For the 300 watt that I had in here by Mars Hydro.  You can see this one is a two switch light, so it's got one for Bloom as well as the vegetative state, so right now just the veg or growth button is on. Now you can see the soil is pretty dry so I will be getting them a misting today as I've been doing a few every day actually. 

 And then they will be getting their first nutrient watering today. So what I will be doing is 1/2 teaspoon of the bloom, 1/2 teaspoon of the micro, 1/2 teaspoon of the grow, and then 1/2 teaspoon of the Cal Mag all per gallon of water. I'll probably be splitting half of the gallon between all six of these plants total though, so I might not even use all of that. I'm still giving about 3 to 4 cups of water per plant.

 The smaller ones are more like to. So I'll be doing that watering as well as the LST and then I'll also give them a misting and I'll be right back to show you guys what that looks like. And then I've got the new Meizhi LED n there which is a 600 watt light. So let me go do that training and watering and I'll be back to show you what that looks like. 

Alright Growers so here we are back after the low stress training as well as that first nutrient feeding. You can see all of the plants were pulled down like I did that first top and I kind of just use that gardening wire, that soft gardening tie as like a collar around that talk, that main top and then I just pulled it down and anchored it to the side of the plant. And again I used that three-finger LST at first just to loosen up and bend over the top so I'm not just forcing it over as you want to be very gentle in this process. And then you'll see I also watered most of the soil, not just the center of a pot. Reason being is they are now getting a little larger and you want those words to continue expanding out words into the soil.

 So a few key takaways, first off when doing your nutrient feedings it is really important you shake of each nutrient bottle that you will be using just because they do settle and separate while they are sitting around between feedings. Next, since it is an Autoflower grow and autoflowers have such a short life span. I'm doing very light nutrients feedings and I am starting off very slow with it. So that is why I am just doing everything at 1/4 strength this first watering and I'm going to slowly work up to full strength. 

And there is a good chance that we will only do about four to five nutrients feeding throughout the whole course of this grow. Now next up I am using this watering bottle to water the soil when I do feedings such as when I do the water and nutrients feedings. Reason being is with my big watering bucket here the water comes out pretty fast and very forcefully. So it will move the soil around and kind of disrupt the roots when they are small at this stage. 

Once there a larger I can use the bigger pot but at this point I just fill up the spray bottle, take the lid off and then water gently around the soil. So that is it for two days update, again this is day 3 of the week and this was a big one, we changed out that light for that 600 watt Meizhi, and then we did the first nutrients feeding as well as the first LST for most of these plants. And the second one for this big guy right here. And you can see there are already a few different tops growing out of there so it is really taking effect. Alright guy said that is it for today's update and I will be back in 24 hours for day 4 of the week.  Alright Peace!

What up Growlers we are now back here for day 4 of the week for the stealth grow room, and as you can see these Autoflower Gorilla Glue plants have reacted really well tonight I will need that first nutrient feeding that we did yesterday. But also that LST that I gave them. You can see that all of the plants pretty much stood back up at this point so just going to give them a few more days to react to that low stress training before I do some more of that. Now you can see that the one I did the second training on, she's got about three or four main tops that have popped up here now.

 So now she is doing really well and then also they are reacting really well to the new LED light that I put in here. So nothing new to really do really today, I've just been missing them a few times throughout the day and then that is all you’ve really got to be doing. And then besides that yeah it is pretty warm here today, is 81 in the tent just because of how hot it is so you can see they are drinking up that nutrients feeding pretty quickly. But that is all right I will probably be giving them another watering by tomorrow depending on how dry the soil is by then. So that is it for today's update and I will be back in 24 hours for day 5 of the week. All right piece guys!

Alright GreenBox Growers,We are back here for day 5 of Week 1 in The Gorilla Glue autoflowers are looking amazing. They are growing really fast in terms of vegetative growth, and when it comes to low stress training with autoflowers it is important that you don't do it too many times to close together. So just do one training then let him recover and grow for about another 5 days after and then you can do another one. And really with Autos you just have to train them or pull them down a few times and that is it. 

You don't want to put too much stress into them just because they do have a limited amount of time to grow. And that will cut back on yields in the end. So just a few early on pull Downs or low stress training Hooks, and that should be enough. So they are not quite yet ready or they are next watering. So I will be waiting till tomorrow to do that. But today I will be giving them mistings throughout the day as that is really important. And they seem to be doing really well with this led, it does seem to be stressing them out a little bit. 

You can tell by the yellowing, at the tops as well as there has been a little bit of a slow down in growth actually. But what I will be doing is Raising this light about 6 in just to counteract that. So I'm just going to be raising that right after this clip of the video, and then that is pretty much it for today's update. So I will be back here in 24 hours for day 6 of the week. Alright peace guys!

Alright GreenBox Growers,We are back here another day later for day 6 of Week 1 in the stealth grow room, and the Gorilla Glue autoflowers are looking really good. They are definitely responding well to the low stress training that I've been doing on them or is it just the one time that I did it on them and the two that I did for this point right here. You can see that one is reacting the best just because I have done it to her more times. What I will be doing is another pull-down of LST on these plants starting tomorrow. But for today what I will be doing is just misting them throughout the day.

And then actually I just checked the soil and it is dry at least an inch deep for all of the plants that means they are ready for their next watering. So since the last feeding was that last nutrient watering, what I will be doing  this time is a plane pH watering and I'm going to be doing 3 plane pH waterings in between every nutrient feeding. And that's going to be the watering schedule that I go with on these autos. 

So I'm going to go ahead and do that plain pH watering now, and that’s pretty much it for today's update. You can see all six of the plants are doing really well, and these two guys at the Smart pots will still be in here probably for another week to two weeks because I'm still flushing the plants in the tent that they will be going into. So I will be back here in another 24 hours for the last day of the week. All right peace.

 What up GreenBox Growers, we are back here for the last day of week 1 for the stealth groceries and actually I have a couple big things I want to share with you guys. So first off, I am no longer going to be performing low-stress training on any of these plants as they look like they are just about ready to start the flowering phase. Maybe throughout the next few days here or week, so once you see those signs you want to stop doing any sort of training and just let them grow up nice and Tall so that they could get their branches growing and you're not going to train them To have super short branches that are low to the ground. 

And then the end what that will allow for is larger buds, as well as more buds to develop and to get larger yields of course. So looking like they are starting to flower and the reason I say that is because they do look like they are starting to slightly yellow at the tops. And it is about week 2 of The Grow for them and vegetation. So usually around week 3 or 4 is when Autoflower start to flower. another thing, so no more low stress training, and then the second thing I actually switched back to my 300w Mars Hydro LED and took out the 600w. 

Reason being, some of the tops that were taller were starting to lean over and droop a little bit and we're showing other signs of light stress. So swapped out for the lighter or the less powerful Led taller and stronger. And then I will work them back up to that 600 watt LED, and then even maybe the 900-watt if that becomes necessary. But most likely we are just going to be sticking with that 600 W Meihzi once there a little larger and can handle it. so they are not yet ready for their next watering, they will be probably tomorrow or the day after so in the meantime just wanted to be missing them throughout the day and making sure that humidity and temperature are on point. 

Also have that CO2 bag still in here and up in the higher part of the tent just so the CO2 will rain down on the plants or sink down to the bottom. Again the reason for that is because CO2 is heavier than oxygen so that is what pushes it down to the bottom. All right guy so that is pretty much it for the last day of week 1, and I will be back shortly with week 2 of the stealth grow series. Alright peace guys!

All GreenBox Growers, so that officially concludes the first week of our stealth grow series here in the bedroom, and I'm going to be back shortly with week 2 of this groceries while I continue with the same kind of Maintenance and watering schedule. Now I did mention I will no longer be  performing low-stress training or LST on any of these plants and that is because they are starting to take off in terms of vegetative growth and look like they are just about to start the flowering phase. So you want to stop the low-stress training immediately once they start showing signs of possible flowering. Because if you do continue with that training throughout the flowering phase, the plants aren't going to get very tall or have more branches.

And that will result and smaller yield in terms of your buds. So with low stress training when it comes to autoflowers, the idea is want to put in as many anchors as possible throughout the first week of growth because that way once you do let them grow upwards they will just shoot up with several different tops that will eventually become main cause during the flowering phase. So now I have a few anchors in on almost every plant and I'm just going to let them grow up and let those branches do their thing so they can grow big and tall. And have nice eyes buds on them. All right so like I said I will be back shortly with that week 2 video for the stealth grow serious. And in the meantime thank you guys for watching this week's video, I hope you enjoyed it, and until next time…



Happy Growing!!! 
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10 Reasons Why Support For Marijuana Legalization Will Keep Growing

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10 Reasons Why Support For Marijuana Legalization Will Keep Growing

Why Support For Marijuana Legalization Will Keep Growing

The fight for marijuana legalization and the fight for prohibition are both widespread. There are many reasons against the prohibition which are getting more popular, unfortunately because of the fact that they are starting to be an account for bigger and bigger problems. Take a look at some of the problems and reasons for marijuana legalization.


1. Marijuana is safer than tobacco and alcohol

Researchers have shown that marijuana is less toxic than alcohol and much less toxic than tobacco, and it is less likely to positively contribute to serious medical problems. The long-term effects of using alcohol are widely known - heavy usage can lead to liver disease and liver cancer. Alcohol has caused one million deaths per year and it’s proven to be a depressant. On the contrary, marijuana is an antidepressant and has never resulted in death. At the same time the alcohol industry is legal which makes it it’s regulated, taxed, and maintained, while illegal growing and usage of marijuana can result in the numerous disadvantages below.

2. Marijuana helps people treat a lot of illnesses and diseases

There are numerous diseases which the usage of marijuana can reduce the weight of. Marijuana can help ease treatment and pain for are anxiety, depression, childhood epilepsy, severe and chronic pain, PTSD, Glaucoma, severe nausea, Hepatitis C. It can also help patients manage the symptoms of HIV/AIDS and Crohn’s Disease, and treat the symptoms of cancer. Marijuana can also treat anorexia, migraines, insomnia and sleeping disorders, addiction, ADD/ADHD, menstrual cramps and pains. Most importantly – there is no record that anybody has ever died from using cannabis.

3. Marijuana prohibition encourages violence

Disputes between the buyers and sellers of marijuana often spark. Illegal traffic and selling leads to more attempts for fraud, and more vulnerability to assault when an argument of this manner occurs. Whenever a problem cannot be solved in a legal manner, people are bound to resort to extreme actions. Moreover, marijuana prohibition funds cartels and gangs, which makes marijuana a source of income for organized crime. However, the states where marijuana has been legalized have lowered their rate of crimes, connected to marijuana.

Research also shows that couples who smoke cannabis together are less likely to experience domestic violence and aggression.

4. Marijuana is eco-friendly to grow

Prohibition is actually bad for the environment

Growing marijuana illegally results in environment destruction. The reason is simple - people grow illegal marijuana on public lands which has lead to using banned pesticides, leaving bad waste in parks, polluting waterways, endangering insects and animals. Illegal outdoor marijuana growing uses up to 60 million gallons of water each day during the growing season which is a massive consumption, and results in drought and fires.

Moreover, growing cannabis legally is safe and has a lot of advantages. The plant is completely natural – it is not altered once it is grown, it is just picked off the leaf to smoke. The legal cannabis industry is following waste management guidelines.

5. Economic benefit

Raises Millions in New Tax Revenue

In 2010 Cato Institute conducted a study, which found that the legalization of marijuana would generate $8.7 billion in federal and state tax revenue annually. The government spends $41.3 billion per year just on enforcing prohibition.

In Washington State, taxation on marijuana sales brought in more than $400 million in 2017. A recent Fraser Institute study also shows that taxing marijuana can be considerably profitable. States such as Colorado and Washington has experience a considerable economic growth since the legalization of marijuana.

6. Prohibition is hurting the youth

It is a common misconception that legalizing marijuana will increase the rate of teen use because as of now, it is fairly easy for an underage person to get marijuana. The reason is no other but the fact that marijuana use is illegal. The age of the person is of no importance to a dealer, and one will never ask for an ID when is selling loosely. Legalization will help to secure much more controlled sales into adult-only stores and will reduce the potential use of underage people.
According to a survey by Monitoring the Future, for 40 years the answer of how easy it would be for high school seniors to find marijuana has been ‘easy’. However, after marijuana was legalized in four states the answer ‘easy’ dropped below 80%.

7. Prohibition leads to unnecessary mass incarceration

More than one person is arrested for possession of marijuana every minute of the year

According to the FBI, there have been more than 13 million marijuana arrests in the U.S. since 1995, 89% of which were only for possession. A criminal conviction can stand in the way of securing a job, getting housing, or receiving a professional license, student loan, food assistance, driver’s license, etc.

Marijuana is considered on the same federal level as heroin which speaks for itself, given that the damages of heroin are well-known, and cannot be compared to the marijuana use.


8. Prohibition is racially discriminatory

Compared to whites, African-Americans, Hispanics and Latinos are four times more likely to be arrested for possession and usage of marijuana, even though they use and sell marijuana at around the same rate. Marijuana prohibition allows the police to make easy arrests. They concentrate their attention on minority neighborhoods for racially discriminatory reasons which results in the mass incarceration of people of color.

9. Prohibition prevents the police from focusing on real crimes

Data showed a higher percentage of some crimes were solved after legalization in both Colorado and Washington. Marijuana prohibition serves as a distraction and is draining the limited resources of the law, court, enforcement. It is also reducing the respect for the law.

10. Marijuana use is widespread despite it being legal

People are inevitably going to smoke and find ways to do so, legally or not. It is always more beneficial and safer for something to be sold and consumed openly as it is in the Netherlands.  In Colorado it is sold in stores and bought by upper middle class citizens with no cases of overuse or abuse. In California cases of offences dropped across all categories of underage offenders.


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Luis has 20+ years of experience in global market expansion, business development, mergers and acquisitions, business re-engineering, finance and investor relations of software companies. He is passionate about technology, spectral science, indoor farming, food production, automation, and more. Since 2015 he is the president of Advanced LED Lights, a leading LED grow lights manufacturer based in Hiwasse, Arkansas. When not at work, Luis enjoys swimming, yoga, as well as growing grapes and flowers in Sonoma, California.

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Mother Plant & Cloning Update:  Week 17 overall

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Mother Plant & Cloning Update: Week 17 overall

Week 6 Flower for the Limoncello Haze


 
 

What up GreenBox Growers,And welcome back for week 17 of the how to grow a mother plant and clone grow series! Now it's getting really exciting as we are nearing the end of the flowering stage we just have a few more weeks here, probably two more before we start that flush so I'm going to start checking on those trichomes this week and they should start getting very milky at this point, maybe a little bit of Amber as well. So get excited for that, and definitely nearing the harvest season here. 



And I will pretty much just be continuing the same nutrients and watering schedule throughout these coming weeks just saw this but can continue to fatten up and get really Frosty and dense over the last few weeks of this grow.  Now before we get started with this week's video on remind you guys that we do also offer one-on-one grow guidance that pairs really well with these videos if you are looking for a little extra help. As well as some Hands-On help from myself as it will actually be me talking with you one-on-one over the phone helping you with your plant. 



Now again all you have to do is visit the link here to check out our patreon page for more details on that service, and now that you guys know what we are doing in this week's video, let's get started with day 1 of the week


So we are now out here in the garage for day 1 of the week, and you can see the ladies are still good on the water as I just fed them yesterday. But what I wanted to show you guys is how you guys can tell when it is good time to start checking with those trichomes. Because you can tell just by looking at the buds if they are getting close or not to being ready for Harvest, it's not the best way to determine when they are ready to start that flush.  



But what you can see by looking at the buds as there still a decent amount of white hairs that are standing straight up, or those white pistols. And they all haven't curled in or oranged yet. Once you start soon that the majority of those white pistils have curled in, and have change color, that is a good sign that they are almost ready or have gone ready to start their flush and to prepare for Harvest. So right now I can tell it is not really necessary to check just yet with the microscope, but I can check on those trichomes with it if I want just to see their development. 

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But I would say at this stage they are just turning milky probably 50 to 60% milky and no Amber just yet. So still probably another week or two to go before they will be ready to start that flush. But you can see there are some hair starting to Orange and curl in on some of the plants but right now the majority are still standing up. So that was a good sign too because that means we still have some fattening up and growth to do in terms of those buds. 


And they are already pretty massive and it looks like they are going to continue to grow in size. So very stoked on that like I said and no need to water today as they are still good. But just wanted to give you guys some good looks at these massive buds. I mean look at that guy right there in the back that's becoming in Monster. And it looks like it is bigger than the rest but a lot of these are very similar in size as you can see they are just a little bit lower.


 So getting really excited to harvest these as it's going to be a nice of yield, and that's pretty much it for today's update, so I will be back here in 24 hours for day 2 of the week. All right peace growers!


Alright Growers it's another 24 hours later here in the cloning and mother plant grow room, and all of the ladies are ready for their next watering. Said the mother plant is going to be getting her 4th mix of flower nutrients, and then the clubs will be getting their second plane pH watering Since the last nutrient feeding. So let me show you what that nutrient feeding is going to look like here if you are following the foxfarm schedule, so last Nutrients feeding was actually that Sledgehammer flush right here, so now we are on the week 8 of the fox farm Dirty Dozen mix.



So we are going to be doing 3 teaspoons of the Big Bloom and then two of both the grow big and the tiger bloom. And then it's still recommends using the flower kiss, I don't do that at this point because these buds are so far along, I'm not really interested in misting anything on them. And then if you have the kelp me kelp you you can have that end of that does not come with the dirty dozen so I will not be using that. 


 Bembe, Which is really nice, that is the sweet and dandy Bud Sweetener. So not only is it going to help with getting a lot of sugars to the buds to fatten them up but it's also going to make them of course really sweet and give them a really good scent. If you take a nice with of that bembe, it actually has a nice taste to it, kind of like a bourbon taste. Now after that we are going to be doing the Beastie Bloomz, which again is another Bloom booster to help give you some nice size  to those buds. And it's also going to add a little flavor there too.



After that which I will be doing that mix at full strength how long I will be adding one teaspoon per gallon of water of my Cal Mag by Botanicare. I do that every nutrients feeding for all of my plants. and now let me just give you guys some nice looks at all of the buds. So not really ready to be checking out the trichomes just yet because they do have a little bit of a ways to go. so I'm probably going to hold off until next week's update to be doing that.  As yeah we still have a decent amount of fattening up to go which of course is a good thing because that just means more yields and bigger buds. So really important these nutrient feedings throughout this period.



 You don't watch to do them too strong but you do want to make sure you are getting them and because that is going to help a lot with supercharging your buds with bigger yields and amazing smells + taste. And that is also going to help increase the potency a lot so definitely don't want to be skipping out on at the nutrient feedings. So that is it, you will actually notice a lot of the leaves are starting to yellow and that is normal as we start to wrap up the flower phase. 


Plants just start to siphon off nitrogen from those leaves to send that to the buds for extra growth and a little boost of energy. So that is also why it is so important to get those nutrients feeding into the soil because you don't want them to stop growing too soon in the flowering phase. So that is it for your day to update of the week and I will be back here in another 24 hours for your next update. All right peace guys!


What up GreenBox Growers, we are back here 24 hours later for day 3 of the week and plants are doing really well, still no need for watering since that one we just did. But those buds are continuing to grow tremendously, I mean look how big these colas are getting right there. You could see just the outline they look up monstrous right now, and even the ones over here on the smaller plants look just as big. So really stoked on that because I really only did a two to three week veg time on the little clones here so going to get some really good yields for our little bit of time of growing these.


 Now there aren't really any leaves that will be needed to trim  any further at this point So for now it's just one to be watering and maintaining some healthy conditions in the grow room such as temperature and humidity. So let me just give you guys some close ups, and they actually are looking a little further along in terms of maturity that I thought previously, so I think day 1 of this coming week is when I'm going to start checking those trichomes to see how close we are to being ready for a flush. 



So I'm thinking next week might be the last week of vegetation I'm sorry the last week of flower Before we start that flush. But using that Trichome Scope it's really the only way I will be able to tell that. So that is it for today's update and I will be back here in 24 hours for day for the week. All right peace guys!



Alright Growers we are back here 24 hours later for day 4 of week 17 and actually all the ladies are ready for their next watering. So that's going to be the first plane P H watering for the mother plant right here. And then for the clowns that is going to be there third plane th watering. So the next watering is going to be there nutrients feeding. Now just checked much trichomes actually with the scope and a sprosty as these guys are looking And as far as long as they are looking, there's actually still a few more weeks to go before we start that flush.  


Trichomes are starting to turn milky, there's no Amber going on just yet. But definitely a lot of clear and probably only about 25-30% Milky. So they are going to finish up a couple weeks time, it's not going to take too much longer but it's not like we are there just yet. So buds are still developing and getting bigger by the day and you can see just how fat these colas are over here.  So very excited to get these guys harvested, again the smell is tremendous and a very lemony smell what you would expect from Limoncello. So that is it for today's update I'm going to do that watering now, and then I will be back here in 24 hours, right peace guys!



What are throwers we are back here for day 5 of the week, now the plants are not yet ready for their next to watering, probably by tomorrow they will be though. But what I did want to show you guys is how Frosty they're finishing up. Now I left the purple lights on today just to give you a little bit of a different look let me get my camera to focus. Let me get a better shot just to show you how Frosty these are getting, and you will also notice pretty much I would say the majority of white hairs have curled in now and have slightly Oranged. 


So what I'm going to be doing is day one of this coming week I will be checking those trichomes to see where we are at. I don't think we will be ready for flush I'm thinking we will have another week to go but these ladies are really finishing up quickly now that we are ending the flowering process so I just want to keep an eye on those trichomes so they don't overdevelop. Again looking for around 5 to 10% Amber and then that is when I will begin to flush. 



Last time I checked these a few days ago there were still a good amount of Milky or I'm sorry clear not yet milky trichomes. so we want them to all be at least milky with some amber. So a little bit of a ways to go but you can see they are just still fattening up on the daily. And these are just solid nugs all the way up and down and there are just tons of colas on each plant. 


I mean like at least 10 per plant. So really really excited to get these ladies chopped down soon in the coming weeks because not only are they extremely Frosty like I keep saying but there is plenty to go around. So I have a feeling I will be smoking on this limoncello haze or I will have this in my little line up of strings for a while to come. 


So very stoked on that. And let me see if I can give you guys a good focused look on the monster in the back here. It'll just take a second, there you go you can see it is really Frosty all the way through and it just has mass to it. So really really happy on how these ladies are pumping out in terms of bud development.  And that is pretty much it for today's update but I will be back in 24 hours for day 6 of the week. All right peace guys!


What up GreenBox Growers, we are actually back here a few days later as I had to head out of town for a little bit there. But not to worry I gave the ladies a nice watering right before I left and they're doing just as well now that I am back.  So today is going to be the last day of this week or the mother plant and cloning groceries. And actually the ladies are ready for their next watering so before I get to that I want to mention that I did check the trichomes last night when I got in and it looks like we're going to be a few days away before we are going to be ready to start the flush.



 So today the Clones are getting their nutrients feeding and that's probably going to be there last nutrient feeding up the grow as I'm thinking probably Day 2 or 3 of this coming week is when I will be starting there flush. So today the Clones will be getting their fifth mix of the flower nutrients and the mother plant is getting her second plane pH watering. Now for that fifth mix, that's going to be week 9 On the fox farm Dirty Dozen schedule here. And I'm going to be doing that at full strength as well as with that one teaspoon of Cal Mag for a gallon of water.


 So let me just show you guys up close with the buds, you can see the leaves are pretty much non-existent at this point. It's pretty much just the bud that is left and we are getting these really dense and Frosty colas everywhere. And yeah like I said, very close to being  in that window to start the flush. When I checked today or last night I'm sorry, it was about 4% Amber trichomes, so I just want them to bump up a little further because I want to be in that 5 to 10% range. And that should just take a few days here after this water in, and then we will be ready to go. So that's it for this week's update, and I will be back shortly with next week's update where we will probably be starting that flush. Alright peace guys!


 All right GreenBox Growers, so there you have it we are now in the flushing phase of this grow series. That also concludes week 14 for the NukeHeads Grow Series, so for the next week to two weeks I'm going to be flushing these plants with plain pH water, and the next video in this series is actually going to cover that entire process as well as the harvesting process and I'm going to give you guys a brief overview since the flushing is pretty repetitive. 


 It's going to be the same steps every time you water so I will cover those details. And we also have more detailed info on how to flush your plans under the intro to Growing section. And then also as I was mentioning in the videos, we do have another video in there to show you how to check and determine your trichomes for when they will be ready for Harvest. So if you are looking up for more details on both of those subjects Just check the intro to Growing section. Now I will be back shortly with that next video which will cover the entire flushing process as well as the beginning of harvest and the drying process. As always thank you guys for watching, I hope you enjoyed this week's video and until next time…


Happy Growing!
Dylan @ GreenBox Grown


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The Best Pot for Growing Cannabis at Home!

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The Best Pot for Growing Cannabis at Home!

Fabric Smart Pots vs Super Roots Air Pots


What up cannabis Growers and welcome back for another lit episode of GreenBox Grown! now in today's video I will be doing a comparison between the airpot as well as the fabric pot. And I've got my three gallon smart pot right here for the fabric pots and then this is my super Roots 3 gallon equivalent right here. And that will be covering of course the airpots. So I will be giving you guys my pros and cons of each  pot and which one is my favorite as well.  And then of course before I get started with today's video I'd like to remind you guys that I got some new Merch into my store recently. 

So check out under greenboxgrown.com under that merch and smoke tab. You'll see the clothing button there and you can see those options that are on the screen right now available on that page. Also don't forget we've got that two-week free trial going on to our entire grow video library. So all you got to do is hit the Subscribe button on any of our premium grow videos and then just fill out the questionnaire there. And you will be all signed up for that two-week free trial. All right, so now that you know what we are doing in today’s video, lets get started with that comparison between the super roots air pots as well as my fabric smart pot.

All right, so here we are with the three gallon equivalent of each pot. And I just wanted to show you guys some close-ups while I give you some basic details about them. So first off obviously the fabric pot is made out of fabric so very convenient because if you are growing outdoors and the sunlight it's not going to get super hot where it is cooking the root Zone. And that is actually an issue you will have with plastic pots. So smart pots or other fabric pots are excellent for growing Outdoors or even in a greenhouse. And then if you are going to be doing a plastic pot, I recommend staying indoors with that.

 It is possible if you are somewhat shaded or you keep the pots shaded of course, but just makes things a little more difficult if you want to go plastic outside. Then next thing you will notice as I did not clean the outside or I'm sorry I did not clean the inside yet of the smart pup that I did clean the outside. Still has kind of like these stains and remains from the previous plants and roots from before. You'll see, let's see on the bottom there it is a little dirty there as well so it does not come completely clean. But you will see after I clean the inside I won't be doing that in the video, but I have done that before they're still going to be some dirt left behind and plant remains..

So you can't get the smart pots or the fabric pots 100% clean after using, they are reusable that you can't see it does kind of her to grade a little bit and it does not get perfectly clean wear with a plastic pot obviously you can scrub it down and get it really really clean again. So is that is something that I definitely prefer in terms of the pot usage. Now in terms of  drainage, both are really good for that and again this fabric material that it is deceivingly strong so it's actually pretty hard to tear the pots even when full of soil dont ever tear these. 

And the air roots pots are actually very strong as well and you just pull out this plug unscrew it and you can actually collapsed down the pot and make it a lot smaller. Or if you want to clean it out more easily that way that's another option. But with all of these holes coming out of the sides and allowing for air to get into those air pockets or air pockets to get into the soil.

That helps these dry out super quickly. So usually when growing indoors with these pots, and watering like every other day once the plants are up to a decent size. So with smart pots you might go every two to three days just depending on temperature, but that is one thing to consider. Now another trade-off for that is because of all the aeration as well as the holes coming out of the sides, that allows for the routes to first of all prevent them from circling in the pot. 

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So that is going to help from your plants getting rootbound. But then it also promotes root growth out words so it's actually going to allow the roots to grow more densely in the soil so you can almost grow a plant well they say on average with this 3 gallon equivalent you can grow a plant that is 6ft tall. And you can see it is pretty small pot. So you can get a really dense roots on growing in there and still get a really massive plant growing out of this small pot which is a reason why I really like these.

 Similarly with the smart pot you can get a pretty dense root ball or root Zone going in there, but not as crazy as effective as the air pots are. Now they have they’re trade-offs and pros and cons, so that is just one of them. Another Pro of the fabric pots or the smart pots as they are actually really cheap. So like a 3-gallon pot like this you can probably get for three to four dollars at your local Hydro Store. Where one of these are pots is going to be like 10 to $15 for just one 3 gallon equivalent. So few other things I have noticed that in the air pots you will get a lot faster growth when compared to fabric or just a regular  plastic pot.

 I am not sure what the reason is, I believe it is because the roots can dry out a lot faster and have a lot more space to grow into so it works out a lot faster and allows for a lot faster growth. But that is just kind of my theory on that. And it is really crazy to see when comparing the two how fast or how quickly a plant in this pot can grow when compared to this one. Now I was saying you can grow up to a six foot tall plant in here, while in this fabric 3-gallon pot I would say probably up to 3 to 4 ft. But still a good-sized bushy plant at that height.

 I would say also another interesting thing is with the fabric pots you tend to use more soil because it tends to spill over the top and just gets really compact really easily and the smart pots or these fabric pots, so you sometimes have to add more soil on top and such. Or just replace what has fallen out. Now I've noticed with the air pots I've used a lot less of the soil because it is not getting super compact in there because of all the aeration.

 And then because also I mean it does sometimes fall out of the bottom there because of how big the holes are in the Great there. But once you've got it packed with soil it's not really coming out that much. So I don't really have to fill up the pots at all with any new soil throughout the grow so that's pretty convenient and then speaking of greats, actually. Because the bottom of your air pot you'll see the bottom is actually kind of the embedded an inch or an inch and a half out from the very bottom of the plastic side walls.

So what that does is it makes it so you don't have to have a gate or like a drainage plate or a tray to have your pot on top of because it will just ran out of the bottom right there. So what smart pots I always recommend having them on something that is kind of lifting them off the ground so they can drain more properly or else they will hold water pretty well, especially if you are growing indoors. If it's outdoors, is not as big of an issue but I still recommend doing that method. So that is pretty much all of the pros and cons that I have between both are pots as well as fabric pots. 

Now for my recommendation I am 100% going with the air roots or the super roots air pots. Reason being is first off it's a lot easier for a beginner grower to use. You can, it's pretty much impossible to overwater your plants, obviously  you can still do it in here but it is a lot more forgiving on a beginner grower. With a smart pot they do dry out quickly went out doors but indoors it is a little easier to overwater them.

 And then also you can just grow a much larger to plant with a lot less soil and a smaller space. So a lot more convenient for a beginner grower and I also find that you are getting better quality results, faster growth, and bigger yields. And that is all compared to fabric pots. Now fabric pots are definitely like 10 times better than your basic plastic pot so I would never recommend going with your basic plastic, always at least for a baseline go with a fabric smart pot or any brand of fabric pot.

 And then if you are willing to or after you have a few grows under your belt and you are willing to splurge a little bit for some better quality results come I would definitely recommend some sort of airpot. And definitely if you are growing indoors and smaller space, 3 5 gallon Max or the 3 gallon equivalent is really the max you will need. Because you will see you can grow some monster size of plants in these sized pots. 

So that is pretty much my comparison, my pros and cons for both of these pots. And again my recommendation is the airpot, but now I also want to play you guys some clips of some current as well as previous gross. Just to show you guys the kinds of results I was getting and both the 3-gallon air pots I'm sorry the 3 gallon fabric pots, as well as the 3 gallon air pot. So let's go check that out!

Alright so we're actually here at my stealth grow, this is a current one going on right now filming a serious about it at the moment. And it is some Gorilla Glue autoflowers in this tent.  I've got two of them under my 600 Meizhi LED, And you will see they are both in those 3 gallon equivalent are root spots with the yellow bottom. So you can see first of all how large these flowers or the Autos have grown. They are about 2 and 1/2 to 3 ft and height and they are getting some pretty decent size the buds.

 Now I have been doing a pretty good amount of the full eation so that has helped a lot with Bud growth as well. But I definitely agree, Because you'll see when I go downstairs To show you some of the other autoflowers that are in smart pots or fabric pots, you'll see they are a lot shorter and smaller. Now they still do have good bud growth going, but nothing like the size of what's going on in here. Again these are some airpots 3 gallon equivalent. And again Gorilla Glue autoflowers in here by Growers Choice seeds. So now we are going to head downstairs to check out some of the other plants that are growing in fabric pots.

 Alright so we're downstairs in the garage where I have actually another tent, And these are all Gorilla Glue Autos as well from the same seed bank. You will see that these two are actually in 2 gallon smart pots, fabric pots as well, and then this one is the one gallon equivalent airpot, and then one of the 3 gallon air pot equivalence. So you can see when compared to the 3-gallon air roots, and then one of the 3-gallon airpot equivalence. So you can see when compared to the 3-gallon air Roots pot or the air pot. It is much taller and has much more tops developed than compared to the ones in the fabric pot. 

Now they are a 1-gallon smaller as this isn't actually the 3-gallon but it's not really even close. So one gallon wouldn't make that much a difference. If you had the one extra gallon in the smart pot. But definitely can see this guy is a little further behind and turns a flower, but that is just because it has been focusing on the vegetative growth for so long and now it is definitely starting to flower a little bit. You can see some pistols starting to form there and actually this guy right here is a week ahead of everybody else. It was started a week earlier but you can see they're all doing really well, even the one gallon equivalent airpots has a nice sized cola that's taking off with a few smaller side branches there.


 And yeah so you can see still some good growth coming from the smart pot and like I was saying you can grow a good size plant even in the to gallon. Probably could go almost twice this size in the two gallon before it is too full. But yeah this is about as big as this one is going to get it now that it is starting to flower just about it looks like. So now what I'm going to do is show you guys some past clips from both my NukeHeads grow series as well as my Limoncello Haze Grow Series, and that was the mother plant and cloning one which I just finished up. 


And the Limoncello Haze, that was all an air routes pots and the NukeHeads was in the 3-gallon fabric smart pots. The Limoncellos, there were five, the clowns and they were in the one gallon equivalent of the air pot. And then the big mother plant was in the three gallon equivalent. So let me show you guys of the yields and the kinds of bud results you can get from those pots! 


Alright GreenBox Growers so that concludes today's comparison between the super Roots air pots as well as those fabric smart pots. Again don't forget to check out our 2 week free trial which you can subscribe for right there at the link. And that will give you two weeks free access to our entire premium Grow video library. As always I want to thank you guys for watching today's video, I hope you enjoyed it, and then till next time…



Happy Growing!!!
Dylan @ GreenBox Grown

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NukeHeads Grow Report:  Week 6 of Flower

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NukeHeads Grow Report: Week 6 of Flower

Almost Time to flush these Buds!


 
 

What up GreenBox Growers and welcome back for week 13 of that NukeHeads Grow Series. Now this is also week 6 for flower for this grow series so we are pretty much completely finished with flowering. We are just letting the buds finish up those last few steps and bits of development that they have left, And then we will be harvesting. So early on in this week I will be checking on the trichomes with my trichomes scope to see if they have developed enough and I am really hoping that the trichomes show us that they will be ready for Flash by the end of this week or early next week. 

Which will mean we only have two weeks from that point that we start the flush, until we Harvest. And by the looks of the development I think in those trichomes will be ready to start the flush by the end of this week or early next week. So get excited because once we do start that flush it's only going to be 2 weeks before we harvest the plants. So really stoked on that the buds are fattening up beautifully as well as getting very dense and frosty. So nothing to complain about there. All right so now that you guys know what we are doing for the plants are actually ready for their next nutrient feeding.

 Alright folks, we are out in the garage for day 1 of  week 13 and the ladies are actually ready for their next nutrients feeding. And what that is is it's going to be the first nutrients feeding since that Sledgehammer flush that we did. So on the fox farm plants from The Dirty Dozen lineup I'm going to be doing the week 8 mix which is the fourth mix of flower nutrients. And I will be doing that at full strength with the usual teaspoon of Cal Mag per gallon of water. And then for the back row of plants that are doing the NukeHeads lineup so I will be the NukeHeads Plutonium Bloom mix at full strength. 

And then I will also be adding a teaspoon of Cal Mag per gallon of water to that as well. So we will be watering those today in a little bit and right now I just want to give you guys some close-ups on the buds but in a little bit I'm going to give you guys a look at the trichomes because I'm going to pop that trichome scope on to my phone here. So buds are starting to finish up nicely here and you can see some of them are leaning from the way because they are getting super big and heavy, but that is all right because they're not going to fall over or anything like that. They are still very stable and you can see these are definitely the best buds, The Grape Ape in the back here. 

Super stoked on how those are turning out and then to do a comparison again, again the back row is what is getting the NukeHeads, the front row is getting the Fox Farms. I would say honestly in terms of Bud development I would say it is pretty similar, the different plants got different results just because they are probably different genotypes or phenotypes I mean. Like for example this Grape Ape in the front is a lot more purple actually it is really purple. And then the one in the back actually doesn't have any purple in it at all. So that's what I mean, same strain, different results for example on the Grape Ape in the back. Those buds are much larger than the buds on the Grape Ape in the front.

So in terms of the nutrients I'm probably going to have to go with The Fox Farms, in terms of the results I am getting this far. Because the results are the same as the NukeHeads maybe a little bit smaller, but you know what ingredients are in these Dirty Dozen nutrients by Fox Farms. And they are organic and all-natural. So with the new codes, not really sure what ingredients they put into that mix. But yeah, still looking really good for the buds by NukeHeads, maybe even a little better than the dirty dozen but still probably going to go with the dirty dozen from here on out.

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 So let me pop on that trichome scope for you guys really quick and then we will take a look. Alright guys so I have my try come scope hooked up right here on my smartphone it's so what we are going to take a look at first or the Grape Ape buds, this big Grape Ape Bud right here in the front. So going to get in nice and close there so we can get a good look, and I might have to do this in slow-mo but yeah right now I am seeing pretty much milky maybe a little bit of Amber in there. But hard to tell on the regular speed. Probably going to have to do a slo-mo test to figure that out.

 But let me do another one right here on this baby, this is the Pineapple Chunk front one getting the dirty dozen buy Fox Farm. Yes it is I'm still seeing clear, A little bit of Milky so still a little ways to go on these ones as well. I will probably do a quick look in slow-mo after this just to check on them but yeah there is your guyses first look at the trichomes and probably another week and a half to two weeks Max before we start flushing these plants. So that is it for today's update, I will be back in another 24 hours for day 2 of the week. All right peace guys!

What's good Growers we are back here for day 2 of the week in the buds are continuing to do their thing, looking really good and healthy. You can tell all of the leaves are really nice and healthy, there are no Burns no toxicity signs showing or deficiencies so that's a really good sign that they are really healthy and that is why we are getting such good results is because we are keeping these guys on a proper watering schedule. So pistols are starting to curl in on those of the buds here and are starting to Orange as well so that is a good sign that they are starting to finish up here.

 Like I was saying we checked those trichomes yesterday and they're starting to be a little bit of Amber but it is mainly milky with some clear still left. So probably the end of next week or the middle of next week is when will be starting the flush. Maybe sooner, just depends on how these babies progress over the next week. So I will do a tricone shack probably on day 6 or 7 of this week, just so we can see how they are advancing from there. So here are some nice a little close ups on the nuggs, you can see they are really Frosty and tall and they're getting really dense as well which is always nice because you always want dense nugs.

Because not only is that a sign of quality and potency but they are just a lot better looking than those Airy LARFY nugs. And you are going to get a lot more yield that way too so there is that Grape Ape in the back that is doing really well and then the Pineapple Chunk with that massive bud just about  touching the light. So I may have to raise it another inch or so, but yeah everything is looking really good in here. Just waiting for that flush or for the plants to be ready to start that 2-week flush.

 And then here is that Grape Ape in the front that is actually purpling out really nicely. Let me see if I can get a more focused shot. There you go. But yeah it is getting really purple and frosty which is always nice and that is pretty much it for your day two of the week update, and I will be back here shortly for day 3. All right peace guys!

What GreenBox Growers, we are here for days three of the week, and I'm going to just be getting you guys some updates on the buds and how they are looking. Some of them are getting so heavy they're starting to lean over a little bit so that is pretty cool. It could become a problem if they looked like they are going to snap but these guys look like they are strong enough that they're going to hold up. But my advice is if they do look a little weak, where they look like they would be snapping, my advice would be to use either some gardening tie soft I to tie them upwards or you can use some string to hang them up from the ceiling of the grow tent.

 But anyways just wanted to show you guys how purple is Grape Ape has gotten here in the middle, really awesome and also those buds are really thickening up and getting pretty big on top. So she's going to be a really good yielders of some really potent bud. So the buds are getting really close to being ready for that flush. You can see not only are they densening up, and pretty Frosty all the way around. But you can see a lot of those white hairs that were standing straight up before have started to curl in.

 And on some of the plants, almost all of them are orange at this point which is a sign that it is  getting close to Harvest Time.  Now the best way to check if they are ready for Harvest is by the maturity of there trichomes, so that is why we use those Scopes but based on the look and appearance of these buds they are definitely showing us some signs that they are near the end of their flowering stage. So here's that back Grape Ape that is probably going to be yielder overall, or at least the best quality but overall. 

You can see she is just super top shelf and very far looking nugs. Very dense and Frosty and the smell is just amazing. So I'm going to pop on that scope really quickly so we can do  another check and update on those trichomes, so let me get that set up and I will be right back. Alright guys so we are right back here in the same grow room, and I'm going to be doing some close-ups with my trichome microscope here in slow-mo.

 So these first buds that we are looking at her the Grape Ape for that main Grape Ape Cola here right in the front, on that purple one. Looking like there isn't too much Amber just yet, just a few here and there and one thing that is really important to remember if you want to look at right on those buds. You don't want to be checking out the sugar leaves, as those are not a good indicator of how long the bud trichomes have to develop. They will actually Amber a lot faster on the sugar leaves, so if you go by that you will probably Harvest way too soon.

 So there are the trichomes for the Grape Ape plant, and now here we are in the last, the front left on that Pineapple Chunk. Getting the fox farm Dirty Dozen for nutrients so let me get on this main Cola over here to give you a little better shot. But yeah very dance with trichomes and looking very healthy. So again okay here's that back Pineapple Chunk plant, lot of them are purple and again just another phenotype or genotype. But yeah lots of nice dense trichomes and looking very milky.  

Probably just starting to produce an amber so we are getting really close to being ready for Harvest or flush. I like to start my flush around 10, 5 to 10 sometimes 15% Amber. Depending on which strain it is, but yeah there is a nice look at the trichomes. So I will probably be doing another check later on next week or this coming week once it is almost time for a flush. And then we will go from there. All right I will be back in 24 hours for the next day of the week, peace guys!

What up Growers, we are back here another 24 hours and it is already day 4 of the week! So this one is really flying by here, and looked at the trichomes yesterday as you guys can remember and it is looking like probably going to start the flush either the beginning or middle of this coming week as they are just about there. And you can see how close they look and terms of their development. Most of those hairs have started to curl in as I have mentioned, and a lot of them are already Orange.

 So today the plants are ready for their next watering. Is going to be a plane pH watering and that will be there first one since the last nutrient feeding that they got. And I've been tying up some of the plants and their different colas as they get heavier they start to lean. And that is a great reason why I usually use a scrog because it will prevent issues like this. and it will also make it easier to get bigger buds on all of the Colas opposed to just having big ones in the middle, with some slightly smaller ones surrounding it. But these ones all  still look really good in size however.

 So here are some close ups on the Zkittles fox farm plant, let's get this baby focus. And you can see they are not only dance but they are really Frosty as well which is always nice. Now the Grape Ape in the back here is turning extremely purple with the buds. You can see it throughout the different parts of it and it is getting really Frosty as well. This is by far my favorite plant, I got to stay out of all of them followed up by this Pineapple Chunk here. And you can see the leaves on this one turned purple and there is some purple highlights throughout the buds, but not as much as that Grape Ape.

 And then here is that other Grape Ape which is probably just another phenotype than the one in the back because this one's got a lot of purple leaves growing. Actually all of its leaves have turned purple and there is a decent amount more of purple in the bud. So let me see if I can get that to focus a little better, there we go and I'll show you guys some of the lower buds as well there. So really stoked and getting really excited to harvest these. 

The smell on the Pineapple Chunk is really a bubble gummy flavor. Really sweet as well. So again going to be flushing these pretty soon here so just a couple more weeks until Harvest. So get excited for that, going to give them that plane pH watering now and then that is pretty much it for today's update. Alright peace guys!

How goes it Growers we are back here for day 5 of the week and buds are just continuing to get bigger and frostier each day here. Especially these grape apes in the front as well as the ones in the back. I mean really they are just been densening up and fattening up consistently each day. And you can see the bud is really getting taller in height, you can see it's that bulbous shape and is just getting higher and higher above the foliage. 

So always a good sign to see her buds getting bigger and frosty here and really that is happening all the way around in this tent. So really stoked on that and I'll give you guys some nice close-ups on the Grape Ape here. As well as the Zkittles Bud's over here which are also finishing up really nicely. I like I was saying, we are getting really close to being ready for flush, I checked those trichome videos that we took the other day. and it was looking like we were only at about 1% Amber, really just mostly cloudy trichomes still with some clear. 

And then a very very small amount of Amber. So finishing up this week for sure and I will at least be doing one more nutrients feeding for all of these plants before we start that flush. And then next week probably throughout the middle of the week is when I will check the trichomes again to see if they're almost ready for that flush. So definitely at least this week to go and a decent amount of next week before we start that flush, and then from there we are just going to check the trichomes to see where we are at. 

So that's really it for 2 days update, again this is day 5, and no need to water but the buds are looking tremendously Frosty all the way around as you guys can see. These nugs are really just fattening up beautifully. You can see how big how tall and still very frosty and very dense.

So we are now back here for a day 6 of the week and the ladies are now ready for their next watering, so they are all going to be getting their second plain pH watering since the last nutrient feeding. So it has been a little bit hot lately, we've had a nice Heatwave here in Northern California, so weather has probably been in the high 80s outside where I live. Which is actually really warm for here, so you can see we've actually got a little bit of heat stress on these leaves that curled up in our little crunchy. 

But nothing that is going to ruin the buds or anything like that, I just wanted to show you guys how to identify some heat stress there. So other than that, all of the buds are looking extremely dense and Frosty and these grape apes I mean I can still notice a sizable difference each day in their growth. Still fattening up a lot and getting really Frosty, so a little bit of progress to go still, but we will still probably be flushing these ladies at the end of next week maybe the beginning of the week after that. So quick look at the nice Grape Ape lady in the back here and those big hole is up top, and then of course we've got the Pineapple Chunk here on the left with those really purple leaves. 

And super orangie hairs, extremely Frosty,Densely packed on with trichomes which is always what you want and then this one in the front is doing the same thing except for her leave didn't really purple out so.  So again really quickly just to give you guys a good explanation of phenotypes, so certain strains when you cross them they are going to have a lot of characteristics in jeans that they hold within their genotype. But they are only going to display some of those jeans as they don't display all of them for each plant. 

So the phenotypes, the different phenotypes are based on which of those genes they are displaying. So like I was saying here, they definitely have a purple trait in their genetic lineup but this phenotype here is not displaying that Gene, well the one in the back is displaying it. So that is kind of a little bit of a better overview for the phenotypes when it comes to the same strain of cannabis plant. I just wanted to show you up close on the Zkittles plants over here how Frosty it is getting. I mean let's see if I can get a good Focus shot.

The trichomes are just really packing on on these buds here, and you can see it when I zoom out a little bit there. Let's see here, you can kind of well I guess I got to stay out but yeah you can really see that Frost. It almost looks like it snowed on these plants and there is a good shot for you guys. But the denser, the more dense the trichomes are on here, the more potent the plant or the bud is going to be and the end. So more trichomes is always better.  Now of course is purple here is the Grape Ape, and again another example of the same strain showing different phenotypes.

 This lady right here in the front is more of a bulbousy purple bud.  All of the leaves have purple on this plant as well, but this Grape Ape here in the back no purple on the leaves. It does have some on the buds themselves, you can see it got a lot taller and the buds are a little less bulbusy and shave and a little more of that egg shape like this cola here on top. So again that is really it for today's update and I will be back and another 24 hours for the last day of the week. Alright peace Growers!

What up GreenBox Growers, we are back here for the last day of week 13 for that NukeHeads grow series. And the buds are continuing to develop really nicely. Now all the ladies are actually ready for their next watering, so that is going to be their third plain pH water and sent that last nutrients feeding. now I just did a little trichome check on my own, and saw that some are definitely starting to turn Amber. And the majority are now milky, but we still have some time to go before these ladies are going to be ready for a flush. 

So I think we are going to continue with the normal nutrient watering schedule through next week which again will be week 14 of the grow. And then I'm thinking by the end of week 14, beginning of week 15 as when the plants will be ready to start that 2-week flush. So you can see here how Frosty The Grape Ape is continuing to develop. I mean these buds are noticeably bigger each day, and they're definitely packing on those trichomes. And you can see that is true and evident all the way down the plants.

 So all of these buds looking really nice and definitely packing on some nice weight at the very end of the grow, you can’t see from the Blind Eye they don't look like they are changing too much, just kind of getting a little frostier and denser each day.  But what is really changing right now is those trichomes as I was mentioning, so that is why we are going to be keeping a close eye with that microscope just to make sure that once they are ready to start that flush, we get that going as soon as possible.

 You don't want to wait too long and let these ladies over ripen. But you also don't want to start the flush too soon because you will also be leaving a lot of weight and potency behind which is never good either. So that is it for this week's video as well as today's update, and I will be back shortly for the next video update. Alright peace guys!

 All right GreenBox Growers, that concludes week 13 for the NukeHeads grow series, and we are getting really close to being ready to start that flush here. So the flowering stage is definitely wrapping up at this point and I think we will actually go through week 14 with the normal watering schedule before starting that flush. As on my latest trichome check it does look like they still have a little bit of a ways to go before being ready. Now they are definitely mostly no key at this point with some Amber starting to form, but you want them to be pretty much 100% milky and then about 5 to 10% Amber before you start that flush. 

Now the amount of Amber that you wait for before you start the flash is a preferential things so that will be up to you to decide but I like to start my flesh at around 5 to 10% Amber because then by the end of that 2-week flush I usually have around 25 to 35% Amber which is the range that I am aiming for. I will be back shortly with the week 14 video for this NukeHeads Grow Series where we are going to continue finishing up this watering schedule for flour as well as checking on those trichomes so we know exactly when the perfect time to start that flush will be. I was always I want to thank you guys for following along with this video series, we still have a few more weeks to go so I really hope you guys are enjoying everything thus far.   And it till next time…

Happy Growing!!!
Dylan @ GreenBox Grown

 

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