Final Harvest & Dry Weight of the LST Autoflower Series

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Final Harvest & Dry Weight of the LST Autoflower Series

Amazing Buds & Results from the LST Autoflower Grow


 
 
 

What Up GreenBox Growers and welcome back for the first Blog Post since having out YouTube Channel Taken Down!  

Today's post is a very exciting one because it is the Official Harvest & Curing Video of the Low Stress Training and Autoflower Grow Series!

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Happy Growing!!!
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Week 1 of Vegetation for the NukeHeads Grow Series

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Week 1 of Vegetation for the NukeHeads Grow Series

Fox Farm Dirty Dozen vs NukeHeads Flower Power Pack


 

 What Up GreenBox Growers and welcome back to the most LIT Cannabis grow Channel on YouTube! Now today we are officially kicking off Week 1 of the NukeHeads Grow Series, and again these are the photoperiod seeds that I got sent to me from nukeheads along with their nutrient lineup.  So this week I will be doing that first nutrient feeding, where I will be comparing the nukeheads nutrients along with the fox farm Dirty Dozen lineup. So I'm very excited to see how they grow differently based on those nutrients.  And for those of you who just saw the intro / seedling video you'll know that I just transplanted and moved all of these nuke heads seedlings downstairs into the garage, out in the veg tent. So they are now out there with that Limoncello Haze Mother Plant that I am growing in my other series.

Now before I get started with today's video I would like to remind you guys that if you are looking to start your first cannabis grow or have already started and are sort of struggling and would like some guidance or help, I myself and personally offering a free trial to my one-on-one grow guidance. And that will get you access to my help each day where I will help you over the phone telling you what to do with your plants and how to grow them properly so you do get those good results. Also don't forget to check out our MERCH at the GreenBox Grown website under MERCH and smoke, and now that you guys know what we are doing in today's video, let's get started day one of the week.

Alright guys we are out here in the garage for day 1 of the week, and I just transplanted these seedlings out here last night and to these 3 gallon smart pots. They are in the ocean Forest Fox Farm soil and temp is in the range of 72 to 79 degrees Fahrenheit, humidity is now 60 to 65%. I brought them in here with the Limoncello Haze mother plant. So I've got a lot of ladies in here right now and I'm excited to see how these Nuke Heads seeds really work, or their genetics really. Especially once I give them that first nutrient feeding with the nuke heads nutrients. So I'm going to wait until they all develop about another set of fan leaves before I do that first nutrient feeding, but today I'm just going to give them some misting with this plane pH water at 6.30. 

I gave them some water yesterday, plain pH water during the transplant because it is good to moisten that new soil That you are putting them in, so those roots grow out into that new space. But the soil is still a little damp so no need to water at this point. All right guy said that concludes day 1 of Week 1 for the Nuke Heads grow serious, but I will be back in 24 hours for day 2 of the week, peace! And before I go I wanted to give you guys a close up on all of the different seedlings in here, you'll see I kept them together by their strain. So I've got the two grape Apes over here and you can see they're both doing really well. This is the one that was really small to start off with and kind of weak seedling. 

But now she is doing nice and strong, and you can see they are all getting a nice thick stem at the base, which is another good sign of a strong plant to grow. So here on the right side of got the two pineapple chunks, and you can see those are doing really well also And the new setup. And then last but not least in the back left we've got the Skittles.  Which I think are looking the best and biggest so far, I am really excited for all these guys because these are three strains I've always wanted to grow and have yet to grow. But I think I am most excited for the gray babe, just cuz I haven't grown anything to purple lately. so that's it for day 1 of Week 1 for the Nuke Heads Grow Series, but I will be back in 24 hours for day 2 of the week. All right peace guys!

Alrighty folks, we are here another 24 hours later for day 2 of week 9 here for these Nuke Heads Seedlings You can see they're doing really well in their new tent here and their new home, they are growing really fast as well which is nice. Not ready for their next watering yet is there still some moisture in the soil, But tomorrow I am pretty sure they will be ready so at that point it will be there first nutrients eating where we can compare the effects from the Fox Farms and the nuke heads lineup. So I'll give you a kiss if you can see they are all starting their fourth set of fan leaves, and they are all starting to really gotten up at the stems which is great because it shows they are growing a lot of roots down below. 

And are going to have a very strong base for growing big buds up top. So pretty soon these guys will be ready for some training, some low-stress training. I don't think I will be topping them because as you can see over here, this is all from low-stress training with pulling it down and hooking it in certain ways. I didn't top this plant a single time, so that you can see I'm getting just as good of results. So I think I'm going to do that with these Nuke Heads seedlings as well because that way I'm not going to get the stress of topping But I'll still get the good results and extra tops from that low stress training.

So today I will keep it simple, just going to give these guys a misting up some plain pH water, at 6.30, and don't be shy to give them a good misting. You want to get good coverage all over the tops and bottoms of those fan leaves, and I will be back in another 24 hours for day 3 of the week and like I said, we're probably going to be doing that first nutrient feeding tomorrow. So I will see you guys then, peace!

All right guys we are back another 24 hours later for day 3 of the week, and it is officially time for that first nutrient feeding. So you can see the soil is nice and dry now. Well below an inch deep, so I'm going to be mixing up with a fox farm mix as well as a new pads nutrient mix. Because I'm doing that comparative grow here. Now I'm mixed up already the fox farm mix and that is going to be the seedlings mix here where the cuttings and seedlings mix here. On the Fox Farm schedule, so you can see that's 6 teaspoons of the Big Bloom and then one teaspoon of boomerang. Now I'm going to do this at a quarter strength since it is the first nutrient feeding. So here I've got mixed up a quarter strength of that, plus a quarter of a teaspoon of Cal Mag per gallon of water.

So that is going to be the fox farm watering and it is pH at 6.30 since we are in the ocean forest and after I water them with that, I will give them a misting water with this bottle here with the 6.3 water. So now for the nuke heads nutrients this recommends during veg one scoop per gallon of water, but again since this is their first nutrients feeding I'm going to do it at a quarter of the recommended dose. So I will be doing one quarter of a scoop of this new cats mix per gallon of water, and then I will also be adding in that quarter teaspoon per gallon of water of that Cal Mag. As I still want to add that in.

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Alright so I've got the mix of the fox farm right here so it's do that one first. And then I will mix up the new cousin nutrient mix and then we will go with that one. It's the first one we got to do is pick out which ones are the foxfarm nutrient plant so that's going to be this one right here for the Grape Ape. Then we've got that one in the back for the Skittles, and in that back right Pineapple Chunk is the other one. So since this is the first nutrient watering you don't want to go crazy but you do want to get that soil wet all the way towards the edge of the pot. You don't want to just be watering the middle of the pot, otherwise if you leave the outside soil dry towards the end of the pot, that's not going to help with the roots growing out words. And it's going to cause them to not grow very well and too kind of just stick to the soil that is moist.

So don't really need to get much runoff but you do want to But you do want to make sure you soak all of the top soil like I keep saying all the way to the edge of the pot, and that should be enough right there for that plant. So now I will do the Skittles plant back here in the middle. And again the Skittles look to be doing the best out of all of the plants. Or they just seem to be growing the fastest as far as they all look really healthy at the moment, they're all doing really well it's just that the Skittles seem to be taller. You'll notice all of the leaves are very short. Or the fingers on all the fan leaves Are kind of short and fat and that's a good sign that there are some good and it cut genetics. If they were sativa or more on the sativa side they would be longer skinnier fingers on the fan leaves, So that is just kind of how you tell the difference.

So that is good right there for the Skittlez plant, and now last but not least that Pineapple Chunk here in the back right corner, so let me just move this a little bit so you guys can see. And again they are all doing really well in here with their Limoncello Haze mother plant  in the corner there. Now they have some goals to work towards to try and catch up to this mother plant up in the corner. It'll give them something to Aspire towards being for their future. All right so there we go with the Fox Farm nutrients feeding so now what I'm going to do is mix up the nuke heads nutrient, and that is the nuke heads uranium for veg. And then I will also add some of that Cal Mag.

Now real quick, I don't talk too much or too frequently about the NPK ratios here on the nutrients but since we are doing this new kids mix, I wanted to show you guys. So first of all you will see on your nutrient bottles or packages, these three numbers they are usually on the front towards the bottom of the label. And that's the NPK Ratio or nitrogen, phosphorus and then of course potassium. Now in the vegetative stage nitrogen is the most important macro or essential nutrients so you'll see and most vegetation specific nutrients that first number is going to be really high. With the others being lower, now all three seem to be pretty high for this one. But you will notice that the nitrogen is the highest. All right guy so now I will go mix that up for the Nuke Heads Plants and I will be right back for that watering.

Alright guys I'm back with that nuke heads nutrient mix, and you can see I've got a gallon mixed up here just over a gallon, with a 1/4 scoop of the nukeheads veg uranium mix, and then a quarter teaspoon of the Cal Mag.  So Mixed that up and pHed it to 6.3, and I wanted to kind of show you guys what this looks like it's kind of cool the nutrients. It's like this blue powdery substance. But I see why they call it uranium it is like a electric blue. no smell it is odorless, so I'm excited to see how it does, so I'm going to finish feeding these last three plants with that Nuke Heads mix. 

Alright so I will start with the Skittles in the back right corner here with that. Let me get my jug here, alright move into the tent a little more. So you will see same thing, starting in the Middle with the water being very gentle, and then slowly working out towards the edge. So that it all kind of sucks in evenly.  Just like that! You don't want to move soil around or anything, that's why it's important to be gentle as you can disturb the roots if you do that. And that is just about enough right there for this feeding, so there's the Skittles nuke heads nutrients feeding. And now I will do the Grape Ape nuke heads feeding. You can see what soil is pretty dry and you can tell it is by the way the waters kind of sitting on top of it for a second at first before it really soaks in. But that is okay you don't want to overwater these guys early on so that is why I waited in between the first and next watering. 

Where that first nutrient waited a good time for that first nutrient watering. So that is enough for the grape head and now we will finish off by doing the Pineapple Chunk here in the front right. And I mixed about a gallon, just over a gallon of water and that seems to be the perfect amount for three of these plants into 3 gallon smart pots. So just over a gallon so that it is divided by three plants seems to be doing really well at this stage and again I'm in those 3 gallon fabric smart pots. You can grow a pretty good size and a 3 gallon smart pot as well because remember with a smart pot, those can grow a plant about twice as large as the same size plastic pot.  So a 3 gallon smart pot is essentially the equivalent of a 6 gallon plastic pot. And again I'm not really sure what the ratio is for the air Roots but I'm sure the air is pot is even bigger when compared to plastic. 

So instead of being twice I wouldn't be surprised if it was three times the amount When comparing air roots to plastic pots. Alright folks so there are the two nutrient feedings comparing that fox farm nutrient feeding by The Dirty Dozen to the nuke heads vegetative uranium feeding. So now that everyone has their nutrients I'm going to give them all a plane pH misting and that will be it for today's video. Now I will be back in another 24 hours. Next update and we will see some good growth from the nutrients in that video, and I will be able to tell you guys or see if there are any differences between the plants that got fed the different nutrients.

 Alright guys this is now day 4 of week one For the Nuke Heads Grow, And you can see this is 24 hours later from that first nutrient feeding that we did. And you can see they are all looking extremely healthy right now and they have a decent amount of growth since then. There isn't really much difference just yet in the plants, so we can't tell really which nutrient lineup is working better or if there really are any variations or differences in the growth you are going to get from them. Anyways let's just do a close up on the different pairs of genetics so you we can see if there are any differences. So first we will check out the pineapple chunks, this is the fox farm in the back and then the front this is the nuke heads one or the one that got the Nuke Heads nutrient. no not really seen too much a difference in terms of growth, The one in the front here I think has one more set of fan leaves, but it has been kind of further along since the start, but they are about the same size. So nothing really different there.

 We've got the Skittles here which is the fox farm and then we've got the Skittles in the back left here which is of course Nuke Heads. I would save this one here by the foxfarm is definitely bigger but I would say they are around the same height, this one just has a little more foliage going on. So not too much of a difference there, but I can definitely see a difference here with these two grape Apes.

 But again this is really where there was the biggest difference in the beginning if you remember that seedling that was kind of struggling early on. It was this guy here which was the smaller Grape Ape. But both look really healthy and a nukeheads one is way bigger, but that is just cuz it was doing better in the beginning. So it'll probably take a few more days or at least  a few more nutrient feedings before we really start to see a difference in the plant. But alright guys that's really it for today's update and I will be back in another 24 hours of course for your next clip.

What up Growers we are back another 24 hours later for day 5 of the week. And this is actually two days after that first nutrients feeding.   So still can't see the same plants that were doing well in the beginning or still continuing the lead the pack here, they are all looking really healthy. I am really stoked on how this is going this far. This is definitely some good strong genetics, and honestly can't wait until these ladies are big enough to flower because I do have a feeling these buds are also going to be really nice. You can see the middle back I hear that Skittles plant that is really dominating everyone, or getting the biggest and kind of just having the best growth thus far. This is the other Skittles in the back, and the Grape Ape in the middle front here is doing really well here also. And even that smaller Grape Ape that was kind of behind behind. She's starting to catch up and get some good veg grow its going.

 So really no complaints so far, no burn from any of the plants from those new Trans. Not seeing any deficiencies or toxicities or any over-watering or anything like that. No light stress so just keeping everything essentially the same. Just keeping these ideal conditions, and again Misting with plain pH water about 2 to 3 times throughout the day. And we can give some to this limoncello Haze plant over here as well. She can use a little misting. All right guys that concludes today's update and I will be back in another 24 hours to show you guys how these ladies have grown since then.

All right guys here we are 24 hours later for day 6 of the week! You can see these ladies are really starting to take off and get a lot of good at vegetative growth almost everyday. So there is a new set of fan leaves That was kind of poking up and growing up through the center that taught for each one of these plants. And now you'll see the leaves have grown out and have sprouted out to the sides. And they are already on to that next set. So the soil is dry and inch deep and ready for water, so today is going to be the first pH watering at 6.3. And this is the first one since that last nutrient feeding. 

Now for those of you who saw my water filtration video I was talking about TDS meters and how my local tap water comes out at around 255 to 260. And I just wanted to show you guys that. That's what it was at today when it came out of the tap and then adding some of that PH down increased it some so you can see it brought it up to about 280 or 279 ppm's and that is still good because these guys are still considered seedlings or very early badge so a range of around 350 to 500.

 I'm sorry around 300 to 400 or 300 to 500 about the range you want to be in for this stage when it comes to PPM. So I've got my water mixed up there and before I do the water and wanted to tell you guys that these guys are just about ready to start the low stress training. So on day one of the next week which I will believe is week to this grow series, that is when I will start with the low-stress training and by pulling them down and hooking them to the side of the pot. So get excited for that to come soon and now let's give them their plane pH watering!

Okay so you guys might be wondering like how much water should you be giving each of these plants at this point and what I have done as mixed up 2 gallons of water in my bucket, pH water in my bucket here and what I'm going to do is feed each plant until I have soaked all of that topsoil, and I'm just starting to get a little run off out of the bottom. And that is going to be enough for each plant. So I'm not sure exactly how much that will take for each plant, but I'm guessing it's going to be not all or probably will be pretty close to the two gallons that I have mixed up here. Maybe a little bit more, but we will see. And once I'm done with this watering of course I will give them a plain pH misting as I'm still doing that about 2 to 3 times each day

. Temperature still not same range of round 72 to 79 or 80 degrees Fahrenheit. And you want to keep humidity at about 60 to 65% at this stage. So it is lower than when they were seedlings but it is still a little bit up there. Now you can see this guy is starting to develop some tops underneath that first note, so that is good and showing she's going to have some good growth. And that is the pineapple chunk. And you can see they have all pretty much caught up to each other in terms of size, The Grape Ape over here that has been small from the beginning is still a little bit on the smaller side, But she is definitely catching up!

I would also like you guys to know that all of the fan leaves are pretty sure or have pretty short and stubby fingers, and that is again a sign that they are in to cut genetics or have strong and to cut genetics and them. So  I think the grape Apes have the strongest in terms of Indica genetics. You can see some of the other ones have skinnier fan leaves, but the Grape Ape seem to have for sure the fattest. So that is it for today's update, and I will finish watering the rest of the plants I showed you about how much to give each of these. You can see there is some run off starting to come out and I probably only watered about a quarter of agallon of water total here. So that is a quarter a gallon of water split between two plants. And again I will be starting that low stress training on these plants coming day 1 of next week. alright I'll be back in another 24 hours for your next update, peace!

Alright Growers we are back for day 7 of the week and we are exactly 24 hours later from that last pH watering. Now the plants have some good growth going since yesterday is a video clip and you can see they are all in outstanding condition. So I'm going to just be misting them today and it's going to be the last day of this video. But starting day one of week 2 for this groceries, I am going to be starting that low-stress training, so get excited for that, and it's only going to be a few more days of these guys and this tenant before I move them into here, and those guys are getting harvested in about 2 to 3 days and once that is done these nuke heads plants are going to be moving in over there. all right guys to take a quick look at them right now because Starting on day 1 of next week's video, they are going to be much larger. Alright peace guys!

Alright green box Growers that concludes the first week of vegetation for my nukeheads groceries. And I will be back shortly with week 2 of this grocery is where I will be starting the low-stress training like I mentioned earlier in this week's video. Right now I'm about 4 to 5 days away from harvesting my autoflowers, which are in the Big 4 by 4 tent, and then once I do that I will be moving the nuke heads plants into that grow tent, where they will have more space so I can train them to get bigger. And they will also be having a much stronger LED light in that tent as well. As always if you guys enjoyed the video, please smash that thumbs-up button and don't forget to comment below with your feedback. Also subscribe to the greenbox grown Channel and it turn on notifications for updates on my latest grows. As always thank you guys for watching, and until next time…

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Week 10 of the LST Autoflower Grow Series:  Final Week before Harvest

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Week 10 of the LST Autoflower Grow Series: Final Week before Harvest

Harvest Time is almost here!


 

What up GreenBox Growers, and welcome back to the most LIT Cannabis grow Channel on YouTube! Now today kicks off week 10 of my low stress training Autoflower Series, so that means I will be starting the flush for those Tangerine Dream plants, and finishing up the flush for those blue Amnesia plants. So by the end of this week I will be starting the harvesting process, for the two blue Amnesia plant, and hopefully by the end of next week is when I will be starting the Harvest for the to Tangerine dreams. So I don't know about you guys, but I'm getting pretty anxious to harvest these plants, especially that blue Amnesia in the front right because of how those buds looks so Frosty and Dense.  I just can't wait to test them out!

All right guy said before I get star with today's video, I'd like to remind you guys that if you are a first-time grower or just someone looking to get pointed in the right direction so you can get started, feel free to hit me up via my contact info Down Below in the description. As I do offer one-on-one grow guidance, where I myself will personally teach you how to grow over the phone. And right now I am offering a free trial, so feel free to hit me up being my contact info and asked me how you can sign up and I will get you all setup. and also don't forget to check out our MERCH at the greenboxgrown.com website under MERCH and Smoke! and now that you guys know what we're doing in today's video, let's get started with day 1 of the week!

Alright guys we are out in the garage for day 1 of the week and I just checked on the soil, it is still pretty damn sore not ready for that next watering yet. But I will just give you guys a little close up on the bud so you can see how they progressed since the last video. Now as I mentioned, This week is all going to be flushing for both sets of plants. Both strains that is. And the next watering will be the start of flush for the Tangerine Dream here, so that's when I will be doing that Sledgehammer flush buy Fox Farm. And then after that it will just be the plain pH water that I flush with. So the buds are all finished up on the blue Amnesia, so just a couple more days of flushing for that and then I will be harvesting them and giving them the chop! And then next week sometime in the middle or the end of the week is when I'll be harvesting these Tangerine dreams. 

You can see this one in the back is starting to curl up some nice curly q white hairs. Looking really good, the tips of those buds are. So I am really excited to get these guys harvested and cured so I can try them out! This is the hardest part there at this point because this is where you have to be patient and just kind of wait for them to harvest. And that's even harder because then you have to let them dry and cure for a little bit before you can even smoke them. But yeah let me give you guys a close up of the buds here. Damn, so there is a good close up of one of the buds in the back of the Tangerine Dream you can see. Just really Frosty in those white orange hairs are looking really lovely. And again this is the one where I like to touch it in my hands smell like orange peel right away. Very citrusy and same thing with the one in the front, just not as much as that one in the back. Quick little check up on the little Blue Amnesia in the back there, those buds are really nice and frosty and dense as I keep telling you guys. They are going to be nice to try out as well. All right guy said that is it for day one a week 10, but you know I will be back in another 24 hours for your next update.  Peace!

It is now day 2 of week 10 and all and all of the plants are ready for their next watering. So what that means is I am officially starting the flush for the Tangerine Dream plants. And so what that means is I will be using the sledgehammer flush by Fox Farm, and I have that mixed up right here at 2 to spoons per gallon of water. And again flushing out really well The Tangerine Dream plants with that, and then I will be mixing up just some plain pH water at 6.3 for the blue Amnesia flush, since they have already been flushed with a sledgehammer. So no need to show you guys the water but I am giving about a gallon and a quarter to each plant still at this time. You want to get a good amount of runoff about 35% at this point. 

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And I will be most likely harvesting by the end of this video, the blue Amnesia so there will be a separate video showing the harvesting of these plants that I will release after the grow, at the end of the series I will just be kind of showing the flush process so you guys can see everything right up to that last day before Harvest. Now I will also be giving the plants 24 hours of Darkness for the day before Harvest that is. And that is just a little trick that Growers like to do or used to help push as much resin out until his buds into at the very end. it's kind of a trick that is supposed to put the plant into a shock that causes it to produce more resin than normal at that point in really rapidly. 

And it's supposed to increase the overall potency in the bud. Now I have been doing this for a few gross now and it seems to work really well so I'm going to continue to do so, so if you guys have any experience with this trick feel free to post about it or comment about it below in the comments section.

What up GreenBox Growers, we are back here for day 3 of week 10 for this LST Autoflower grow series. And you can see I've got my grow glasses on and that is just because I've been working out here in the tents all day, and have been in front of the lights for a while now so my eyes are kind of getting sensitive to it. So I just threw these on to help out with that, and the plants are looking good, soil is still moist from that last plane pH watering so no need to water for any of the plants. And yeah for today I will just be showing you guys a quick update on those buds as usual. So Tangerine Dream of course filling out really nice, finally all of those white hairs have curled in and most of them have oranged or turned a different color.

 And same with the Tangerine Dream here in the back. She is looking really good of course, hold on let me get a better focused shot for you guys. You can see it is getting pretty Frosty on these Tangerine dream's, which is always a good thing right?But yeah looking really nice and the smell is even better of course as I am always mentioning.  Especially the main Cola back here! There you go, there is a good zoom for you, and of course the blue Amnesia All-Star plants are doing their thing. The leaves are starting to Yellow because I am flushing, so what that means is all of the nutrients are starting to get out of the plant and soil. So what the plant does then is leeches all of the nitrogen that is left in those fan leaves and uses those for kind of one last burst of growth with the buds. 

And that is why the leaves start to yellow, so completely normal and Naturals and just a sign that the flush is working properly. So you can see this is also going on with the blue Amnesia in the front here.  All of the leaves are yellowing and starting to die off, so good sign that I am flushing properly as she is almost ready for that Harvest.  So I will probably be chopping her down on day 5 or 6 of this week, so I do want to give her a few more watering so it may even be day 7. But yeah just to get those two final flushes and I find that'll be very important. And then again of course as I was mentioning, I'm going to give them on the very last day before I harvest, I'm going to give them a full 24 hours of darkness. And that's kind of a trick that Growers do to help increase resin production during that last 24 hour Period. Just to get one final boost of potency out of the bud! Alright guys so I will be back in another 24 hours for your next update on these plans, but until then Happy growing!

What up Growers we are back for the very next day, 24 hours later here and the plants are still not ready yet for their next watering, or their next flushing, just check the soil and is still pretty moist. About half an inch deep, not dry an inch deep yet so probably by tomorrow they will be ready for that next flushing. And I have decided for sure that by the end after day 7 I will be harvesting those two blue Amnesia plants, so very excited for that. And you can see actually this Tangerine Dream, these buds have kind of stopped in terms of development, but the One in the back here you can see that main Cola has those white hairs and those calyx that are still kind of forming I'm sorry just those white Pistols that are still forming, not calyx.

But you can see how they are curling up and that is just a great sign of some nice dank buds to come. still going to flush these Tangerine dream's for another week and a half like I've been saying. And I will be harvesting the blue Amnesia by the end of this week, so get excited for that. Harvest video will be released after I've also harvested the Tangerine Dream buds, so that will be really fun to see. And I will be back in another 24 hours with that next flushing video. Alright peace guys!

Alright guys it's 24 hours later for the next day and they are definitely ready for their next  flush watering at this point. So got 4 gallons I will be mixing up with playing pH water at 6.3, to flush out these plants. I am using, it's probably going to actually be more than 4 gallons since I'm using about a gallon and a quarter per plant so it'll actually be more like 5 gallons. But anyways, since the last video I actually decided this is going to be the last week of this groceries. So no need to really do week 11 as it's going to be identical to this week, I'm just not going to have the blue dream plants in there because they will be harvested this weekend. 

So what I will do is finish up this week's video which is week 10 of course, and then I will harvest the two blue Amnesia plants and will get those drying and ready for the curing process. While I finish the flushing process for the 2 tangerine dream's. And then once those are done I will harvest those two and get those drying and ready for the curing process. And then I will have my harvesting and drying / curing a video ready for you guys. So I will post that and you guys can see what the results look like from all these plants. I will be giving them that watery now and then I will be back in another 24 hours for the next day.

Alright guys we are back here another 24 hours later for day 6 of the week, and that means just 24 hours until I harvest the two blue amnesia plants! So I I'm super stoked on that, can't wait to get these buds hanging up to dry and then in those jars. And it's going to be pretty tempting to not smoke them all while waiting for them to cure. Definitely going to have to do an early test after they are in that jar for a little bit, but yeah quick but update. Looking super Frosty, getting really well flushed out there and that is why the leaves are changing color so much. And the Tangerine dreams are looking great also!  So wants this video is up, keep an eye out for that for the harvesting video because I will get that up there as soon as possible. Once I trap all of these ladies down. Like I said I want to have both the blue and leashes and the Tangerine Dream harvest in there, so it's not going to go up until after I bring the Tangerine Dream plants down.

 And you can see just how nice this guy came out, this top Cola and pretty much all the buds around it are like that. Same quality. The back Tangerine Dream plant, great quality just looks a little bit different, the buds do, they are a little bit darker in color and that could be because it was directly under a different light, compared to the Tangerine Dream that was in the front here. But yeah that's just a side Cola and that is the main Bud right there, but too hard to get a good shot of it right now or at least a focused one. Quick shot of the Tangerine Dream in the back and you can see those leaves are turning yellow and getting light in color. 

And that's just because I am flushing out all of the nutrients from the plant and the soil and so what the plant does is takes that last bit of nitrogen that is in the leaves, and uses it as a little bit of a boost for Bud growth at the very end there. So yellowing is completely normal and that is why that happened, So don't even worry about that and in fact it's actually a good sign that it's happening if it happens during your flush. Now of course if you are at the beginning of your grow and you haven't even started flowering yet and the leaves are yellowing, that most likely is a nitrogen deficiency. And that just means you need to add more to your nutrient feeding.

Alright guy so this is it, we are back for the very last day of this entire grow series. I can't believe it has already come to this day, but it is here! So I just want to give you guys one last quick look at the buds up close so you can see how they are before I harvest them. And then of course I will be back with my harvesting video right after I finish harvesting the last two Tangerine Dream plants. So man this last 10 weeks have really flown by and I can't believe like I keep saying that it's already time to harvest The blue Amnesia. So you can see all of the leaves have pretty much completely yellowed and that is from the flush and that it is working well as I explained. It is leaching out all of that nitrogen from the leaves, and the Tangerine dream's just have a few more flushings to go and then it is all finished for them as well. So I will see you guys in the Harvest video coming up shortly here and as always thank you guys for following this groceries and I hope you enjoyed. Feel free to let me know in the comments below what you think about these Buds and how they finally turned out! Alright peace guys!

Alright green box Growers, that concludes week 10 and it also wraps up the entire low-stress training Autoflower grow series. Now I will be back shortly with the harvesting and curing video for this serious. But first of course I've got to harvest the blue Amnesia plants coming then of course finish flushing those tangerine dream's and then Harvest those. But it'll probably be 2 to 3 weeks and then I'll have that video up showing me harvesting all the buds. And before I wrap up this video I want to thank you guys for watching this entire series, it has been really fun growing these autoflowers from seed all the way up to harvest. And if you guys want to see me do another similar Autoflower or low stress training grow series, just be sure to leave a comment about that down below. Now as always if you enjoyed the video, please smash that thumbs-up button and don't forget to comment below with your feedback. Also feel free to subscribe to the GreenBox Grown YouTube channel, and to turn on those notifications for updates on my latest grows. As always thank you guys for watching, and until next time…

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Week 4 of Vegetation for the Mother Plant Grow Series

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Week 4 of Vegetation for the Mother Plant Grow Series

T-Minus 2 Weeks till Cloning!


 

What up GreenBox Growers and welcome back to the most LIT Cannabis Grow Channel on YouTube!  Now today kicks off week for of vegetation for the mother plant and cloning how to grow series, and I'm going to stop low-stress training starting today because I want those tops to start growing up tall and strong so I can start cloning them and the coming weeks. So week 4 and probably week 5 or probably just going to be some vegging weeks where I just left the plant grow up and get nice and bushy, and then week 6 is probably where I will start with the cloning, so get excited for that!

So for those of you who don't already know, I do have a free trial going on for my one-on-one grow guidance, and that is where I will personally teach you over the phone how to grow cannabis. So if you have already started and you are not getting those results you are looking for or you are a first-time grower looking to get pointed in the right direction, feel free to hit me up in my email or cell phone number down below in the description and I can tell you how to sign up for that free trial, and then we can get started with that one on one grow guidance! Also don't forget to check out our MERCH at the greenboxgrown.com site, under MERCH and SMOKE.  And now that you guys know what we're doing in today's video, let's get started with day 1 of the week!

What up guys, so we are out here in the garage for day 1 of the week! And a couple things before I show you the plant up close, first off you can see how nice and big she is getting, but I raised this BloomBeast light up as high as I could. so I wrapped the cord around the bar and then kind of clipped it to itself, so it is secured pretty well and I've got that other adjustable ratchet hanger clipped onto it as well so it's kind of like a safety clip if that doesn't work. But it doesn't look like it's going to come undone anyways. But yeah I wanted to raise that because it was pretty close to the plant, and this way I can get it a lot higher and have a bigger footprint with the light. I can also get a lot better growth with the plant that way as well, so I can let it grow taller, and that's going to be good to be to let her get bigger because I will not be doing any more low-stress training. It's going to make it a lot easier for those tops to grow up nice and Tall, which is what I want as I was explaining in the intro because that is going to make it easier for cloning them and getting good healthy cuttings.

So I raised the light up as high as I could so it's about 3 and 1/2 to 4 feet from the top of the limoncello Haze mother plant here. And another thing I would like to tell you guys is the seedlings, Or well the plants that are currently seedlings right now, the NukeHead seedlings, I'm going to be moving them into this tent here in the next day or so, and there are six of them and 3 gallon smart pots. And they will just be in here for a while I finish up the Autos in that tent because that is where I will be moving them into. And the mother plant will still be in here. So anyways they are still pretty small and they will fit into here so pretty nicely with that mother plant, it won't be an issue. But I just wanted to give you guys a heads up so you knew what was going on there.

 Alright so I'm moving in to the tent here, so will I just checked it and it is still wet from that last watering that we did so no need to do a watering today, but I will be doing a plain pH misting. So going to give a good misting to all of the leaves, as that is really important at that stage and getting the undersides of all the leaves as well.  But yeah just some really good vegetative growth continuing with this mother plant, and you can just see how good all of the tops are, they are all growing nice at all. And like I said, that light is a lot higher up there, so it's not going to burn them or anything like that. It wasn't burning them everything just yet but I wasn't able to turn it up much higher than that 30% on the Veg Dial.  Again this is also going to be good because it will widen the footprint of the light, and that makes it so when I move the seedlings in here they will get it as well.

Now I want to give you guys another close up on the main stalk of the plant, because it is getting insanely big and thick. You can see it looks like a freaking tree trunk almost. But ya some nice good growth and that's a good sign of a healthy plant which is really important because we are cloning this plant. And we want to make sure that we are cloning good genetics, good healthy strong genetics. And this lemoncello Haze plant definitely has that. 

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So that's it for today, continue with spraying or misting your plants several times throughout the day, even at this stage. Probably only has to be 2 to 3 times and you don't have to dredge them, just give them a good coverage and keep temperature in the range of 72 to about 78 or 79 degrees Fahrenheit. Humidity at 60 to 65%, and if you follow those conditions and keep your tent and not set up. And if you just follow these easy steps and keep your tent In these conditions, your plants will be nice and happy, and growing really fast just like this one here. All right guy so I will be back for Day 2 and 24 hours, peace!

Alright guys I'm back here another 24 hours later for day 2 of the week, and you can see now that I have halted the low stress training for the time being, all of these different tops that I was growing are now starting to get taller and as I was explaining that is what we want. Because you do not want them to be really short when you take the Clones are really short and stubby, so you want them to have a little height to them. Also a little space between their nose is good too, because as you can see it looks like a little baby plant right there. So here's an example of where I would take a cutting from the stop as it has grown up nice and Tall. So I would go right to the base there and cut it like right, let's see, yeah like right there. So let me give you guys a quick close up of the plant there so you can see where it is coming out of.

 There you go, so you can get an idea of where I would cut it. But yeah that would be actually a perfect cutting or clone right there so good example. I mean she is a little small to be taking them from, if you were to be taking multiple. But if you wanted you could just take one clone and she would be good, but I am trying to take several at once so I am going to wait until she is a little bigger like I keep saying. A few more weeks at least or one more week of veg before I start cutting them. But yeah, Really good growth and she is continuing nicely into the vegetative state. And all of that training has worked out really well I mean from the looks of it you would think I've taught this plant, but all this is is it low stress training no topping at all. So the soil is still pretty moist from that last watering, so no need to water right now, and all right guys that is all for today's update. No need to water like I was just saying but you can give a misting if you want, but that is pretty much it, alright peace guys!

What up GreenBox Growers we are back another 24 hours later for day 4 of the week here, and the lemon cello Hayes mother plant is continuing to have some amazing vegetative growth. So you can see there isn't an issue going on with any of that leaves on the plant, they are all in perfect health and condition, no burn deficiencies or toxicities or anything like that. Really healthy and good growth going on at the nodes at all of the different tops. And you can see I haven't been training and I'm kind of holding off on that low stress training while these seedlings are in here, because there isn't very much room or space to go round in this tent so I'm going to try and keep this plant a little smaller for the time being.

And that is why I'm kind of training the tops to go up and Tall instead of out and horizontally. You can see the tops are starting to get a lot taller as this plant is about now to ft tall, maybe almost 3 ft in some spots. And you can see this is the main top right here from the beginning, lots of good growth underneath the canopy there which is great because it shows that BloomBeast light is getting a lot of penetration through the canopy. And that is a good sign for later on when we flower, because that will help the buds underneath below the canopy getting nice development, and swell up almost as big as the colas or main cause of top. So I am excited for that and I am excited for when the seedlings can move out of this tent into the other tent, so I can start training this guy again.

Now I checked the soil and she is good on water, it is still moist an inch deep so no need for more of that. But I will continue with my misting and I've been misting throughout the day everyday and I will continue to do that for most of the vegetative stage. And remember to get underneath you know not just the tops of the leaves, but you want the undersides of the fan leaves to get some of that misting as well. So one thing I would like to point out before I grow, if you do have certain appliances on the floor of your tent like I have the mini heater right here. Be sure to pull that off of the floor or out while watering, because there will be A lot of drainage as you can see here, and you do not want your electronics or appliances like this heater sitting in water while it is on. So just pull that out of the tent until you have all of the water up off the floor however you do that. I use a wet vac to suck it up, some people just use towels depending on how much runoff they have. And then once it is all dried up you can put your heater and fans back in. So that is it for day 4 of the week and I will be back for tomorrow in another 24 hours.

What up GreenBox Growers, we are back another 24 hours later for day five of the week.You can see that vegetative growth is continuing to be explosive and it's just taking off every day. I just checked the soil and the soil is still pretty moist and not ready for a watering yet, but that next watering will be a plane pH water and. And that will be the third one since the last nutrients, so after that I will be doing its next nutrient feeding.

Since I am not doing any training and I'm just letting them grow up I am going to continue to do that while these other seedlings are in the tent. But once they do move out, I think it's going to be time to start the cloning process, you can see these tots are getting really nice and tall and they are kind of growing into their own spaces. So they are not really curled over anymore, meaning they could be some good talks. Sometimes right after you do some low-stress training on them, they kind of curl up so the branches kind of forming that s shape. And you don't Really want to clone it there, because it might be leaning over once you put it into that rockwool cube.  So waiting until it grows up makes it so you can cut it where it stays straight, that way you have a clown that is standing nice and straight and not leaning over to the side right from the get-go.

So no training or a watering today, I'm going to do another plane pH misting as usual, and I do two to three of these each day. Keeping temperature in the range of 72 to about 80 degrees Fahrenheit with the humidity of about 60 to 65%. And that is just some really good conditions and the BloomBeast light, let's see I haven't shown you guys where I have that dial lately. So looking at the diet about 35 to 40% for the bed switch, so I'm going to turn that up to about 50% right now. Because I did raise the light up higher so it is kind of tricky to see because I have the fan right there, but you can see from over here the light is raised about I would say about three feet from the top of the lemoncello Hayes.

So I'm going to turn it up to 50%, and I did have it kind of low at that 35% because I did bring these Seedlings in, And even though they aren't directly under the LED, they can still be easily affected by it. So now that they are starting to take off and growth I'm going to turn that dial up to 50% on that vegetative switch. So 50% for the vegetative switch and 100% for the seedling, and the bloom switch is still completely off. All right guys that is it for your day 5 update, just continuing that good vegetative growth and I hope all is going well with you guys and the mother plants that you are following along with during this video series.

What up Growers we are back here another 24 hours later for the very next day, and she is definitely ready for that next plane pH watering. So like I was saying this is the third plane pH watering since the last nutrient feeding, so the next watering will be that next nutrient feeding. Another thing I want to show you guys is this is a classic sign of being under watered, or just a sign that she is ready for some more water. You can see the leaves are kind of drooping, they are not curled down and really tight like they are full and heavy with water. Instead they are just kind of like tissue paper and they are kind of just hang in there a little bit lifelessly. They are not dead or anything like that, they're just thirsty and ready for some water. The soil is pretty dry, a little drier than it should be before I water, but that is all right because now I can show you guys what that looks like when she is under watered.

 Now this isn't the end of the world she will perk back up when I give her some more of this ph water, but you don't want to do this too frequently to your plans as it will stress them out and eventually lead to some long-term problems. So be sure to water them once they are ready, of course an inch deep in the soil that is the best way to check when growing in the fox farm ocean Forest. So I'm going to give her some of that plain pH water now at 6.3 of course. All right so since I waited a little longer to water this time I'm going to be sure to give her a little extra, just to hold her over. Now I'm probably going to give her about a half a gallon to 3/4 of a gallon, I don't think she really needs a full gallon just yet. And that is the other thing with these Air roots pots, which is something I still need to get used to, because I have only use them a few times. They dry out a lot faster than plastic pots and even faster than those of fabric smart pots.

 So giving them a whole bunch more water isn't really going to do much, because Kind of just runs out of those holes at the sides and the bottom, so all you really have to do is give the oil as soaking and then you are good. All right guys so that covers this pH water, and like I said this is the third one since that last nutrient feeding. So once this lemoncello Hayes mother plant is ready for that next watering, it is going to be the next nutrient feeding. All right guys that concludes today's video and I will be back in another 24 hours for your next update.

 Alright Growers we are back here 24 hours later for the last day of week 4. You can see actually, she is showing her sex at the tops of the plants at well, she is not flowering but you can see these top notes here or just at the top you can see the slight pistol that she is forming. Just to show her sex, they are kind of curled under there on the sides, but yeah she is not flowering yet, but she is looking really good, really healthy, no damage and just really monstrous growth. again I am using that Fox farm Dirty Dozen, so that is working out really well for the nutrients, and I am hoping by the end of this next week or by the middle of the week I will have the seedlings out tent can move her back to the middle and do a little bit more training or start thinking about taking some clones As she is pretty much already there. Maybe one more week in the vegetative stage, but I really want to get started with these clowns because I do want to get these babies and flower.

Because I do have a feeling these Limoncello Haze seeds are going to be some really good quality genetics, seeing as they are already doing really well and have some really Vigorous vegetative growth. So hopefully by the end of next week's video or the very beginning of the week after that, we will be taking some clones from this lemoncello Haze plant, and going on from there. Alright peace guys!

Alright green box Growers that concludes week 4 of the cloning and how to grow a mother plant series. And I am thinking it is going to just be a couple more weeks before I start cloning this Limoncello Haze plant. Now I will be back shortly with week 5 of this grow series, and in the meantime feel free to smash that thumbs-up button if you enjoyed the video. And also feel free to comment below with your feedback or ideas for a future videos you would like to see me do. Also don't forget to subscribe to the GreenBox Grown YouTube channel and a turn on those notifications for updates on my latest Grows. As always thank you guys for watching, and until next time…
 

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Viparspectra 900w LED Grow Light Review

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Viparspectra 900w LED Grow Light Review

Reviewing the Viparspectra Week by Week  


 

What's up Cannabis Growers and welcome back to GreenBox Grown! Today I am going to be doing a review on the Viparspectra 900 watt LED grow light, and what I will be doing is showing you guys a week-by-week basis update on how this grow light is working with my current Autoflower grow. So you guys will get to see how it helps these plants and how well the light works, going from week to week. Now before I get started With the video I would like to remind you guys to check out our merch at GreenBoxGrown.com to pick up some cool gear, and also feel free to visit the link Down Below in our description where you can sign up on our patreon page, for one-on-one growing advice from myself. Where I will guide you each day with how to grow your cannabis plants, and how to get the best results possible. All right now that you guys know we're doing today's video, let's get started!

All right guys here is a shot of the viparspectra 900w LED, up close, and it comes standard with this power cord as well as the normal clip-on light hanger. I will be using the adjustable ratchet light hangers for this one, so that is why I don't have it in this shot. It is just easier to adjust it and the height that way. So you can see here on the back it has three fans for keeping it cool, and I have actually already been running this light and it does not get warm whatsoever. It has the four hooks for the hangers, and then of course it's got the light switches. What is cool about this one is it has two switches, let me get the shot here of it, you've got your Veg switch here and then your Bloom switch here. and I will show you in the tent when it is hanging up, but the way it works is you will turn veg on when you want to veg obviously.  

And when you want balloon or wants your plants are in flower, you will have both switches going, not just the bed switch or the bloom switch but both the veg and the bloom will be on.  So that is what it looks like with the switches and it's got veg and Bloom kind of carved into it there, and now I will show you the other side of the light. So you've got the six panels, when you turn it on you will see the different diodes have different light colors. And different ones turn on depending on which switches you have on. So now let's go take a look at this light hanging up in the tent.

Alright guys so here we are for week 1 of my Autoflower grow, and I have this 900 watt LED viparspectra a growing above these plants.  It has been in here for almost a week now so it is actually towards the end of week 1 actually, but you can see I've got it about three feet away and it is doing just fine. we've got for plants under there and I am training these Auto so that is why they are pulled down, but you can see they are all looking very healthy. And they are also growing very vibrantly. So this is towards the end of week 1 and I will be back in another 7 days to give you guys another update on how this light is working. 

Oh and another thing that is really nice about it, no temperature no heat from it at all, so it's not going to raise the temperatures in the grow room, it's not using a lot of electricity, and it does not give us very much heat at all. Cool to the touch. You'll also see this light has two switches as I mentioned earlier, one for veg and one for Bloom. When you are in bloom you will have both switches going, and not just the bloom that you'll have veg and Bloom going. Right now these Autos are just vegging, they are not really flowering yet so I just have the veg switch on, but once I start seeing some of those white pistils coming out, I will turn on that second switch.

 What up GreenBox Growers and welcome back for the end of week 2 for these plants! So now I will be giving you guys another update since it has been one week since the last one.  Right now the light is hanging 32 inches exactly above the plants, and you can see since the last update they have grown tremendously and I'm talking from the LST that I have done. And they all have at least 10 different tops going for each different plant. And these are autoflowers so you can see they are just barely starting the flowering phase which you can see by those little white pistols. And they're starting to grow in their around the bases. And you can tell these are females because of the cowlicks down here growing right where the branches Fork. But anyways just wanted to show you guys an update on the growth These plants have had from this 900 watt viparspectra LED. And again it's only 32 in from these plants and it's got a good 3 and 1/2 to 4 ft by 4 ft footprint so these plants are doing great.

Whats Up GreenBox Growers I am back in the garage here another week later, and I want to show you guys how these plants have progressed over the last 7 Days, using this 900 watt LED by viparspectra. Now I have raised the light you will notice, a few feet more like a foot-and-a-half, and that is because the plants were starting to show some signs of light stress and that meant that the light was too close. So let's go take a look now and how the plants are doing. So you can see they have grown a lot in terms  vegetative growth and size. And then also, they are starting to flower, and you can see this one is the furthest along, and they will still grow. I am hoping for another couple feet in terms of height from these plants. Since they are autoflowers they are going to grow a lot and turns a vegetative growth while they flower. 

While where with a photoperiod Plant, It's probably only going to grow probably a third of its size during that period. So these guys have a long ways to go and veg and Bloom. So like I said you'll see I raise the light up, and also that is just because it is a real powerful light and these guys were showing signs of stress when it was lower, so bringing it up They've grown a lot taller and they are not stretching, they are just able to flourish a lot better. Another thing is I now have both switches on, so it is not just the veg switch, but it is both the veg switch and the bloom switch. So here is what that looks like, and you can tell the light is a lot more purple and more of a pink Hue in there, supposed to with it off it's more blue. So there you go, and I will be back in another 7 days to show you guys how these plants have progressed with this 900 watt LED viparspectra.

What's up green box Growers, it's your boy Dylan, and I am back for your week 4 update and over the last week I learned a lot about this light and how powerful it really is. I've got the flower switch on now as well since they started blooming a little bit, but I had this down like four feet or 3 ft above the plants and you can see this guy in the back right here actually got some good shock and light burn from it. So that's why you can see the leaves are drooping like that. That is not from overwatering, but it does look like over-watering, but with LED lights it can take a few weeks before plants start to show signs of burn.

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But what you can see here is how they got yellow at the tops, it might be hard to see at this lighting but the top starting to get really yellow and it started with the top leaves drooping and then they all started drooping. Then you can also see this fan Leaf right here, it's kind of got that copper color on it kind of rusty color, so that is another sign right there that it was starting to burn from the light. So the other plans didn't really get too affected by it come on you can see this Tangie dream right here is really blowing up. She is getting super tall and is doing the best out of everyone in the tent at the moment. I mean this one started flowering a little early so it might have been from some Shock from the light being too close. 

But I just raised it up last night and they are already showing signs of improvement should be a lot more growth in the next week or two. So in the next update you should see another huge difference, not that this one wasn't really big already. So I will be back in another week with an update on these plants for you guys, and on the viparspectra LED. So also I've got the Mars Hydro reflector in here in this is the 96, so I think that means it's the 540 watt light. And I put that in there once they start to flower since these lights are a little more on the purple side, and that kind of wavelength really helps and flower. All right guys I'll be back in another week for your week 5 update, peace guys!

What's Gucci GreenBox Growers, and welcome back for your week 5 update on this 900 watt viparspectra LED grow light. So a lot has changed since you guys last Saw on week five what these plants were doing. Mainly you can see they have gotten, at least this one on the left has gotten way bigger, and they are all starting to flower now, Some are a lot further along than others as you can see, but everything is looking great especially with this guy. It's going to be a Monster! Again these are autoflowers and we were having some issues over the last week or week for mainly, with some heat or light stress with the plant back here. So I had to adjust the levels but now I have everything sorted out and now I am lowering the light a little bit each day now that they are in flower. I will be back again in another week's time with the week 6 update as I'm going to keep showing you guys until these plants are finished and I've harvested these bud. Just so you can get an idea of what this light can do over the course of the grow. So I will be back with your week 6 update in about 7 Days. Peace guys!

Alright Growers we are back for your week 6 update for the 900-watt viparspectra LED, for my LST Autoflower grow. You can see the plants have started budding and are very far into that process. So I'm further than others. But I actually did have as explained in last week's video clip, I had the lights a little bit too close so I had to raise them up. The plants recovered and now that they start flowering I am lowering them again, and they are budding really well. So let me give you guys a couple close up here. Here is the blue Amnesia here and you can see all Frosty that is getting. But actually really quick, let me turn off the grow lights, cuz I actually have it setup now where I can have these off there we go, all right. So now I've got some white lights and now you don't have to stare at those bright LEDs while I'm filming. All right guys know I'm going to give you some close-ups of the buds, so you can know what to expect from this viparspectra grow light. 

So here it is right here the blue Amnesia, that's in the front right. You can see those buds are doing really well, and they are getting really dancing Frosty. What's really cool as they are filling out all the way down to the branch, so under all of this canopy and fully as you can see just solid nug. And very very dense snug as well. This is The Tangerine Dream inthe front left here, and the buds were doing really well, I lowered the light a little too close and they have slowed down in growth. But that was a few days ago and I have raised the lights sense then, and they're starting to pick up some steam again. 

So that is pretty good, and the Tangerine Dream here in the back right same thing got a little stressed out from the lights, and I also had a pH issue, but that has been taken care of and now the nugs are starting to fatten up and Densen up again and get even more Frosty. Now the blue Amnesia in the back left is doing just as well as the one up front, it's doesn't a main Cola that's sticking up his tall in the front, but you can see this guy has a big bud under that canopy that is pretty much just solid all the way through. All right guys that completes my week 6 update for this led by viparspectra. And of course I will be back in another week for week 7!

Alright Growers we are back here in the garage for your week 7 update of the viparspectra 900 watt LED grow light. I'm going to show you guys of course another update on how the buds have developed since last week. The Blue Amnesias are pretty much finished growing, And just about ready for flush. And the Tangerine dream's are a little bit behind, but probably have just a few more weeks ago and they will be ready for flesh as well. So we can see here the Tangerine Dream buds are filling out really nicely and are getting really Frosty. And they are also getting really dance as well. Luckily they were able to recover from that light stress from having this powerful 900-watt to close, but you can see the buds are starting to Densen up and connect a little bit throughout the branches.

Now the blue Amnesia is doing really well over here as you can see, the buds are super Frosty and fat and dance all the way down the branch. So it is not a small bud or a little popcorn bud, just a very good weight to it. You can smell it and it is very citrusy and very potent smelling. Now the plants in the back or doing very similarly to their counterparts in the front, this is the Tangerine Dream in the back and the buds are a little bit larger, but they do smell very similarly. And then the blue Amnesia in the back those buds got really fat and dance like the ones in the front, and are very frosty as well. So I did defoliate a decent amount since last week as you can tell I just removed the dying leaves that were kind of burnt from the light stress, but besides that everything else is pretty much the same. I will probably be starting flush for some of these next week during week 8, and I'll also be back then to give you guys another update on this grow light. All right, peace guys!

Alright Growers, how's it going? We are back here for your week 8 update on the viparspectra 900 watt LED grow. Again these are the autoflowers and my Blue Amnesias, which is this Front right here and then the back left, they are now being flushed so I will be harvesting them in about a week to a week and a half. And the Tangerine Dream buds are just starting to finish up, and I will probably be flushing though starting the Flush on the Tangerine Dream, probably around the time I am harvesting the blue Amnesia is. So week or a week and a half. So just wanted to do a little bud update for you guys to show how this light is helping them out! 

 Now this is just one of those side branches on the Tangerine Dream, but you can see how they are getting really nice and Frosty and growing all the way down the branch. They are not really connecting yet, but they are really nice and you can smell them before even opening the tent, you can smell it is really strong in here. Here is that main Cola on the plant so I can give you guys a good close up on that. Bam, but yeah you can see most of the hairs are still white and growing out, some have orange and some are starting to curl in but I still have some time on here. I have also been checking the trichomes so that's how I knew the blue Amnesia buds were ready for Harvest. 

And these guys are still all milky, so still some clear, no not really any amber yet so they still have some time to go. Now here is that Tangerine Dream, the second one I'm growing here in the back, those buds are getting a little bit bigger than the one in the front, and they look to be maybe a little further along. But I did check the trichomes and there is still no Amber at these guys either. So still have a few more nutrients feeding to go with the Tangerine dreams, and then like I said almost done with the Blue Amnesia flush!

What up GreenBox Growers, and welcome back for week 9 of my LED grow light review! Now this is going to be the last week of the review, as the grow is now finished. I am now just starting the flush with these plants. so no need to continue, as there is not going to be really any change in the buds. And you will see here I've got my sledgehammer mixed up here by Fox Farm, just to get that flush kicked off, and to just get all those minerals and salts that have built up in the soil and plants so you can get them to flush out. So let's get some close-ups on the buds, so you can see how they finished up. 

And I think they look really nice to be honest, the Tangerine dream's I did stress those out a lot in the beginning but I did still managed to pull off some really nice growth and development. So here is a nice little close up for you guys to see that, and then I ended up a little bit. They didn't fill out a whole lot to their full potential just because of the light burn, but I still I think they came out pretty decent. And these are the Tangerine dream's, here is the one in the back and this one came out really well also. It is looking nice and Frosty, and you can see how all of the hairs have curled in and have mostly oranged. Which is a sign of telling that they are ready, but from the most part it's by checking the trichomes and the colors of them. so let's see, that that mean Bud there for the Tangie dream in the back, and then here are some close ups on the blue Amnesia of course, Which really turned out amazingly! 

They could have gotten a little bigger, but because of the light kept them small but it did not mess with the bud development, as you can see they are absolute Monsters!!! Alright guys so there you go, there's your week 9 update, oh sorry I didn't even show you guys the blue Amnesia in the back.  And there is going to be a harvest video that I post on these plants, about these plants, so you guys can see how these buds turn out after I trim them up and throw them in the Jars. But, that concludes your week 9 update for the viparspectra 900 watt LED!

Alright GreenBox Growers, that concludes my review of the viparspectra 900 watt LED grow light. And again it has those adjustable switches so you can switch it between the vegetation stage, as well as the bloom stage. Now I was really impressed with how this grow light grew the plants, And how much power it had.  Now the light was a lot more powerful then I first anticipated as you guys saw through the first few weeks of this video. And that is why I ended up having to raise it up a lot higher, cuz it did end up burning some of those plans. So if you do go with this LED light, be sure to have it raised up all the way up to the top of your tent when you start off with it. Now overall I would definitely recommend this light to anyone who is looking to grow in a 4 by 4 ten or something a little bigger. 

This light could probably hold up to six out of flowers and their or four large photoperiod plants. Do again, two thumbs up for the viparspectra 900 watt LED.  Now if you guys enjoyed the video please don't forget to smash that thumbs-up button, into a comment below with your feedback. Also feel free to subscribe to the GreenBox Grown Channel, and to turn on those notifications for updates on my latest grows! as always thank you guys for watching and until next time…
 

Happy Growing!!!
Dylan @ GreenBox Grown
 

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Tap vs Filtered Water:  PPMs & TDS Meters Explained

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Tap vs Filtered Water: PPMs & TDS Meters Explained

Maximize your Cannabis Grow with Filtered Water


 

What up GreenBox Growers and welcome back to the most LIT Cannabis grow Channel on YouTube!  Now today's video is all about water quality, and making sure that you are feeding your Cannabis Plants with water that is coming from a healthy source. This video is especially important for those of you who are growing in a deep water culture system, or some other form of Hydroponics. As well as for those of you who live somewhere that is known for having really poor quality tap water. So you will see I have my TDS meter right here, and I will be showing you how to use this to test the quality of your water. And then I've also got this zero water filtration system that I will be demonstrating. And basically what this will do is filter out any impurities or minerals that you don't want in your water to help make it a lot healthier for your cannabis plant.

 Now in today's video not only will I show you guys how to test the quality of your water but I will also show you guys how to understand the different levels of ppm's and what that means, and how that goes along or works together with the amount of nutrients you are adding in to your hydroponic system. Not before I get started with today's video I want to remind you guys that if you are looking to start your first cannabis grow at home, or you've already started in our struggling to get those results you are wanting, be sure to contact me via my info down below which includes my cell phone and email address down there. And I do offer a one-on-one grow guidance where I will personally teach you each day over the phone what to do. And I also feel free to check out our MERCH under the MERCH and smoke tab on greenboxgrown.com, and now that you know what we're doing today's video let's get started!

Alright so we are over here at my desk where we have the supplies I will be going over, and the first thing I want to cover and today's video is I want to give you guys a quick explanation of what ppm's means and what it stands for. So what it stands for is parts per million, and so what that means is one part per million is equal to 1 mg of a soluable material being dissolved into 1 liter of water. So one part per million equals 1 milligram of some sort of dissolvable material that is in the water, / will liter of water. So for example if you got a reading of 900 PPM for your water, what that would mean is there are 900 mg of a soluble material per liter of water in that mixture.

So that is a decently High PPM but I will explain more about that later. All you need to know for now is what parts per million means. Now the next thing I want to cover in this video is the tool that you will be using for reading the ppm's of your water. And what that will be is a TDS meter, and now TDS stands for total dissolved solids. And essentially what that means it's going to give you a reading of how much solids are dissolved into your water. Alright so now that you guys know what ppm's are and what a TDS meter is, I want to show you guys the zero water filtration system. So the reason it is called zero water it's because it will take your tap water or whatever and it will remove about 99% of any dissolve solids that is in that water. Making it exactly 0 PPM. Now I will be testing this later in the video to show you guys how that works.

They say safe drinking water is anything at 500 or below so 500 PPMs or lower. And I will also show you guys with the TDS meter what the water reads coming out of the top at my house so you can get an idea of that. But anyways this is of course for more small-scale grows, as you can see this has about a 2 gallon capacity so you can filter two gallons at once and it takes about 10 minutes to 15 minutes to filter through. If you need more than that, of course you can get something like a bucket that holds a lot of water and you can just keep filtering this through and fill that up for the week. Or if you are doing a dwc or some sort of hydroponic grow, you can always just fill that up by filtering water through here until that is full. So once you pull this out of the package you will see it comes with its own TDS meter for reading the water, and then it also has the filter. So I'm going to show you guys that really quickly.

Something that is cool is on the filter bag it actually shows you or Compares what kind of PPM levels the water or the tap water is at different parts of the country in different states. So you can see here we've got in California we've got orange which reads around 301 to 400 PPMs. Out there in different states they goes high as 401 ppm's,And then the lowest they have is actually 0 PPM and I don't see that anywhere here on the map, but it does look like Oregon gets about to 2 to 50 PPMs. So they have some pretty clean water. I know something I will explain later in the video is there are some healthy things minerals in the water especially for growing the plants, that will be removed from this filter so you do have to add that back in later. So for example it will remove things like calcium and magnesium completely from the water. And that is actually something that is really important for growing cannabis, so you will want to be sure to add that back in.

 Alright let me open this bag on the filter really quick so I can show you guys what that looks like, it is pretty cool looking little filter here and you can see it comes in a case actually. And these filters last pretty long I forget how many gallons they can filter before they out, but there you go. So I pulled the lid off and you will see that is the filter and then that is the hole the water comes out of. All right so you can see I've got the filter screwed and it is all set up and ready to go. So now I'm going to get some water and we're going to test the PPM levels before straight out of the tap, and then what they are after they have gone through the filter. 

Also just to give you guys an idea of what this filter looks like on the inside so you can see what the process the water is going through. You can kind of see an explanation here on the packaging. So it is a five-step process and you can see there is a different layers of filters that goes through including a carbon filter and a few other, it says a comprehensive ionic exchange array, nonwoven membrane to remove ultra fine particles. So yeah it has all the different information on the box if you guys want to check that out for what the filter is doing. But yeah let me go get some water now so we can test that out.

Alright so I've got the water in the top here and it is starting to filter through, see I filled it up there and now it is slowly filtering through that bottom hole there and the Zero Water Filter. So well that is happening, just wanted to give you guys some more info on ppm's and how that relates to using nutrients and growing cannabis. So there's going to be different levels of ppm's you want to keep for when you are growing your cannabis plants, depending on the stage of growth they are at. Now if you go over that limit, essentially having too high of a PPM level, that means there is too much nutrients or dissolved solids in the water for your plants and it is going to burn them and be too strong for them. Now on the other side of ppm's are too low, your plans are going to essentially be starving because they are not going to be getting enough nutrients and essential minerals that they need to survive. So a way to think about it when you are growing let's say Hydroponics or deep water culture, you are going to remove when filtering the water, you are going to remove everything in there that is raising the PPM levels. So you will start off at a perfect 0 PPM level. Then will you can do is start adding in your nutrients at a little bit at a time and as you have those nutrients and, depending on how much you had and what  strength that particular nutrient is, that's going to start raising that PPM level.

Now starting at the seedling and clone phase you're going to want to have the ppm's level  at around 300 to 500 ppm's. So you're going to want to be lighter on the nutrients in you're not going to want to be mixing in as much. So like I said earlier when I said you run water through the filter, you're going to strip things out such as calcium and magnesium. Now Cal Mag is a very essential nutrient mix to add in to almost every nutrient feeding. and especially when you are in deep water culture or Hydroponics and you are using a filter like this, you are always going to want to make sure you add some more calmag back in. now as you get to the vegetation stage, ppm's are going to rise to arrange of around 500 to a thousand ppm's. 

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And you are going to want to start off early Veg around 500 and slowly work your way up to that thousand PPM range and that is just going to be over the course of vegetation as the plant gets bigger. Now once you are in flour it's going to be 1,000 to 1300 PPM and again starting at a thousand ppm's when you are early flour and then start slowly raising it up as you go towards the end of flower, reaching that 1300 mark. Now once you get towards the end or middle end end, you are going to want to start lowering those ppm's again so that you get back down into that 300 to 500 PPM range. And that is essentially for flushing the plants and getting all of those nutrients out, so that is why you do that at the very end of the flowering stage. Another really cool thing about ppm's and how you can use them to help you when growing hydroponically. 

You can test with your TDS meter of course the different levels of your ppm's in your Reservoir, so when you first fill up your Reservoir with your nutrient mix for your week you are going to test your PPM, and let's say you are at the beginning of the vegetation stage so that means you're ppm's will be in the range of 500 to 600 ppm's. Now you can tell if your plants are really  starving for nutrients or if they don't need any extra nutrients at the moment based on how the PPM levels change throughout the week after adding the water mix to that Reservoir. So for example let's say you had that mix that was at 600 ppm's for your early vegetation plants, and let's say you come back a few days later in the ppm's have dropped a lot. That means the plants are using up a lot of those nutrients and they were really hungry or thirsty for the nutrients.

Now vice-versa let's say you come back a few days later and the ppm's haven't dropped very much or they have even raised up a lot, what that means is the plants are drinking up the water but they are not taking up the nutrients as much. So they are becoming a higher PPM level because there are more nutrients to less water. Alright we are now at the point where enough water has filtered through and we can test out the PPM levels. So here we go on the right is the tap water that has not been filtered, and then you can see on the left you I've got my Empty Glass and I'm going to fill it up with my now filtered zero water. So this water should read at exactly zero ppm's with the TDS meter. Or I guess just filling up my cup real quick here. All right so left is the filtered water and right is the unfiltered.

So it's a TDS meter you don't actually have to calibrate these they come already right out the box. Just going to hit that on-off button, 0 PPM alright so first let's check out straight from the tap. All right so that's actually really good, 256, I said anything below 500 or right at 500 PPM is good or acceptable for drinking water, so we are just right at half that at 256. So now let me just quickly dry off the node on the end of my TDS meter so we do not contaminate the clean water here. Now let's see, this is the zero water here on the left, so one, went up to 2 for a second there so there you guys know it's right at 1, it's not at zero so there it went to zero for a second there, but 1 PPM that is not much of a difference. And especially like as I was saying with your DWC grows, that is a great starting point for when you are adding your nutrients. And there she goes back down to zero and then back up to 1 again.

 So finally just the kind of wrap up and conclude the video, I would like to say it is always important to check your ppm's when growing because you do want to know if you are in that correct range, especially when your plants are younger or in the flowering stage even cuz you did not want to mess up those buds that you work so hard to get to that point with. So regardless of the water quality you have coming out of top I recommend using the TDS meter, of course if you are somewhere that is known for having bad water, then I am going to of course recommend that you get something like this Zero Water Filter or just some sort of water filter that is going to help you lower that. And if you are growing hydroponically, it is a must have to have the TDS meter and a water filter. Just because you want to have those ppm's in the proper range so that your plants can survive and grow to the best of their abilities.

All right guys that concludes today's video about water filtration and the importance of using clean healthy water for your plants. You guys also know I don't know how to use this TDS meter to test the quality of your water at home from the tap and you also know how to use products like this filtration system by Zero Water to remove impurities like heavy metals and other things like that you don't want your plants. As always if you enjoyed the video please smash that Thumbs Up Button and don't forget to comment below with your feedback. Also feel free to subscribe to the GreenBox Grown YouTube channel, and a turn on those notifications for updates on my latest grows. As always thank you guys for watching, and until next time…
 

Happy Growing!!!
Dylan @ GreenBox Grown
 

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