Week 3 of Flower for the SCROG Grow (Week 11 Overall)
What’s up Cannabis Growers, my name is Dylan and welcome back for week 11 of the Screen of Green Grow Series by GreenBox Grown. This week will be a very basic one as I will no longer be training branches through the SCROG squares and will just allow them to grow freely on their own from now on. I will also be covering the watering and nutrient schedule for the week, and will also show you how to clean up new growth from the areas that were lollipopped. By the end of this week my blue dream plants will have a decent amount of those white hairs growing around the tops, and by next week you will really start to see some significant bud growth.
Remember to visit the full SCROG series under the videos tab on greenboxgrown.com to jump ahead in this grow series, and now lets get started with day one of this week which will be the next nutrient watering.
Alright, so here we are for day 1 of the week and before I do the watering I want to show you guys how the plants have grown since you last saw them. You can see right now the leaves look really droopy like they are hanging down, and that is because I am a little behind on my watering schedule and they are thirsty! up close you can see the tops have a few pistils growing and they are starting to give off a little bit of a smell.
Now time for the nutrient feeding, and I will be using the week 7 mix from the fox farm dirty dozen feeding schedule. I am no longer misting the plants, so I will skip the foliar spray, but I am still adding Cal Mag and Coco Wet to my mixtures. Once everything has been added and stirred, pH to the appropriate levels for your growing medium and then you are ready to water. While I am not showing the full watering, I am actually giving each plant almost half a gallon each as it is important to really feed your plants properly during flower.
Lets take a quick look underneath the SCROG to see how much has grown back since the plants were lollipopped. As you can see there isn’t a lot, but there are some little buds and leaves here and there so what I’m going to do is just trim them all off with a pair of fiskar trimmers. The reason for this is to prevent the plant from wasting any energy on the tiny buds down here, as that can take away from the big colas up top. Remember to throw away everything you trim off and to not leave it in the soil as that can cause issues later on.
Alright now we are a few days later in the grow and you can see there has been a lot of progress in terms of bud growth on these tops. The bud sites have a lot more of those hairs growing and their bigger than before!
Another day later and the plants are ready for another watering, so this time I will give them a plain pHd feeding. Again I am using about half a gallon per plant, so there is about 20% runoff coming out of the bottom. Not only does this help with bud growth but it also helps flush out the soil so there isn’t a build up of salts or nutrients. Be sure to evenly water all of the soil and to not just concentrate in one area.
This is the final day of week 11 and I want to show you how the bud sites have progressed even further since the last shot I showed you. Not only are the pistils becoming more and more prominent, but they are starting to form at all of the bud sites going down each branch! This is good as it is a sign that the buds are going to be big and will fill out nicely. At this point you will also start to notice the smell getting stronger as you put your nose up to the bud sites, and they should also start showing signs of trichome development. Right now it will just look like sparkles on the leaves, but pretty soon they will be milky trichomes!
Alright folks that concludes week 11 of this Blue Dream Screen of Green Grow Series. This was also week 3 of flower which means I will be back with week 4 of flower shortly. In that video I will continue to cover the bud development of each plant, and we should start to see a lot more of those trichomes forming at the bud sites. Until then, please give this video a thumbs up and comment below with your feedback! Also feel free to subscribe too the GreenBox Grown channel and be sure to turn on the notifications for updates on my latest grows. As always, thank you for watching and until next time…
Dylan @ GreenBox Grown