Week 13 Overall for the Blue Dream SCROG Grow
What’s up cannabis growers and welcome back for week 13 of the Screen of Green Series by GreenBox Grown. This is officially the beginning of week 5 of flower and the blue dream plants are in full bud development mode at this point! They are no longer focusing on vegetative growth and are well past the transitional phase. Throughout this video you will notice the plants developing sugar leaves around the center of the tops, and the white hairs will be getting even more dense than before in that area. I will also cover the watering and nutrient schedule for the week and don’t forget to visit greenboxgrown.com to jump ahead in this grow series. Alright now lets get started with day 1 of the week where I’ll be showing you the latest on the bud development front!
Now you can see not only has the ball of white pistils gotten much larger and fuller, but the surrounding leaves are starting to form lots of sugary trichomes all around as well. At this point the smell is getting stronger and you don’t even have to put your nose all the way up to the buds to smell them. While it isn’t extremely potent you can start smelling them pretty much right when you walk into the grow room. All the fan leaves are looking very healthy and there are no signs of nutrient burn or deficiencies so everything is going smoothly.
Here we are for the next day of week 13 and it is time for the nutrient feeding. All four of the blue dream plants are dry enough to be feed and it has been 3 plain waterings since I last provided them with a nutrient mix. For this watering I will be mixing the week 9 nutrient mix from the fox farm dirty dozen. I will also be adding half a teaspoon of coco wet per gallon and a full tsp of Cal Mag per gallon, and of course I am no longer using the foliar spray so no need to mix that. Once you have mixed and pH’d everything, you’re ready to water, and at this point I’m actually giving just over half a gallon per plant and am getting about 20% runoff from that which is great.
Another day later and you can see the buds a progressing nicely. The sugar leaves are starting to grow dense with trichomes and the buds are starting to fill out. You can see there is a lot of growth going down the branch as well and not just at the tops. There will be buds growing all the way to the SCROG and eventually they will all connect into one massive cola! Underneath the SCROG everything is looking great and the trimming is holding up as well. I like to keep an eye on this so I can stop any growth below the SCROG right as it happens. That way there isn’t a lot of energy wasted on that.
This is day 4 of the week and the plants are ready again for their next watering so I am going to give them a plain pH’d feeding. You’ll see I am using a clip from earlier in the grow which is why the buds aren’t there at the moment, but remember I am feeding a little over half a gallon per plant at this size, so try to water accordingly. It’s good to soak the soil at this stage as it really freshens things up and flushes all the old nutrients out. It also helps with keeping the roots healthy and in pristine shape.
This is the last day of the week and I’ve got the LED on since it’s foggy out. The buds are starting to form into that egg shape on top where it comes to a point and pretty quickly here there will be some of the actually solid bud and not just these white pistils. The sugar leaves are getting even frostier than before, and the smell is amazing. That classic Blue Dream scent. Underneath everything is in tip top shape and no trimming is needed at the moment. Now this is a great example of why I keep branches that have almost made it through the SCROG. This one isn’t through the screen, but it has plenty exposure to light all day long and is developing quite nicely. By the end of the grow this will be a good sized bud that is well worth harvesting.
That concludes week 13 of the Screen of Green Series, but I want to remind you to monitor your plants extra closely at this point as any shock they experience will affect yields and overall bud quality. this includes high or low temperatures, high humidity, light in the middle of the night and more. All these things can lead to less bud growth so be sure to keep your plants happy and they will reward you greatly!
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Dylan @ GreenBox Grown