Lollipopping + Addition of 2nd SCROG Net!


 
 

What up Growers and welcome back to GreenBox Grown!  Now today officially kicks off week 8 of vegetation for the OG Kush Screen of Green Grow series. Now this is going to be the last week of vegetation, meaning we will flip the ladies to flower starting day 1 of week 9. And starting this week you will see here on day one that we will be lowering that one 300 watt electric sky LED. So now you guys know what we are doing in this week's video, let's get started with day one of the week where we are going to go over the lowering of that light as well as some more details on getting ready for flower!

Okay now here we are for day one of the week, and you can see the vegetative growth is continuing to do really well. And it might look like there isn't really a necessity for that second layer of the scrog net that we will be adding. But once we flipped these plants to flower they will actually still grow up to two-thirds of their current height. So adding that second layer will be great so they can grow through it as they are flowering. Now for today the plants are still good on water so no need to do anything with the soil there, we will be giving them their daily misting however after this shot. And of course shaking up the CO2 canisters if you have them in there. 

Now I just wanted to show you guys the plants are recovering well since I turned off that second light. You can see there is still a bit of yellowing and there's upper leaves from the light stress. But that generally doesn't go away, you just want to make sure that the new Leaf growth doesn't show signs of that.  And that from what I am seeing so far is the case so we are good right now, also before I go I wanted to mention I did lower this light a few inches, it was actually about 4 in. I just added the adjustable hangers to the light and that way you can lower the light closer to the plants as we get closer to flower here a little bit each day. 

And then that way they are ready for the second light to turn on once it comes time to flower. Now I will be putting the second scrog net up a few days or probably the day before flower, was we will do a lollipopping and some defoliation there to prepare for a flower. But I will give you more details at the end of this week once we are ready to do that. Until then we are just going to be doing the misting and watering schedule and yeah that's pretty much it. So I'm going to take care of that misting for today and then I will see you guys back here in 24 hours for day two of the week! 

What up Growers, we are now back here for day two of the week and the ladies are looking superb, we are right on schedule in terms of being ready to flip to flower by next week. And you can see more tops or growing through that scrog net each and every day. So what we are going to be doing today is actually focusing on some more stress training, you can see in the middle of the night we've got some empty squares so I will be training these tops around there through those squares today. Just so we can fill that out before we flip to flower, that is pretty important to do that. 

Now today you'll see the soil is nice and dry so the plants are ready for their next watering, that is going to be their third playing watering since their last nutrient feeding and we are going to be splitting and just over two gallons between all four of these plants. Now it seems like that amount has actually been working really well lately as it has been a little cooler here in Northern California. Now besides that we are going to be misting the plants of course and shaking of the CO2 bottles. 

And I also wanted to let you guys know that I did lower the light today about 3 in. So we will be continuing to do that throughout the week, and then by day one of next week we should be ready to add that second layer of the scrog net as well as to do a lollipopping and defoliation in preparation for flipping to flower. 

So then after that we will flip to flower probably a day or two after doing all of those steps. And then soon after we will be flipping on the second light and getting that going. So that is pretty much it for today's update oh, I'm going to go ahead and do that plane watering and misting as well as the low stress training. And then I will see you guys back here for day 3 of the week!

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Okay so welcome back here for day 3 of the week, and as you guys just on that clip I was just doing a little bit of low stress training for those tops in the middle area just so we can fill in those empty squares. There is only a couple left that don't have a talk through them yet, so by the end of this week we will be good. I was also doing the tops that were a little on the taller side just so they don't get too tall and outgrow the light. 

So besides that you saw I gave them a misting and then of course we are going to be shaking up the CO2 canisters as always and then that is really it for today's update. We are going to keep the light at the same height as it is right now because they are reacting really well to it and I don't want to move it to close at this point to stress them out again. So that's really it for today's update and we will see you back here in 24 hours for day for the week, peace!

It is now a day for the week for the OG Kush plants, and as you can see we now have tops and all of those squares of the scrog net that were empty previously. So what that means it is at this point we are going to completely stop with that low stress training, we are just going to let those tops grow upwards now until we start flower. So besides that I lowered the light about 3 in today and I will probably be doing it one more time as in one more lowering, before we flip on the second light and then at that point we will be raising it back up. But it is still important to continue lowering until we get to flower just so they get used to that extra intensity. 

Now I will be shaking the CO2 canisters as always and I will be doing a misting, but I will be slowly tapering off with the misting, the amount I do over the next couple days here because we are approaching the flowering stage. And you want to kind of slowly get them used to not having that misting throughout the day, because we are going to completely stop once they flip to flower. Now besides that the plants are ready, or I'm sorry before I get to that now on day 7 of this week we are going to do the lollipopping and adding of the second layer of the scrog net. And then on day one of the next week, that is when we will be flipping them to flower. So I just wanted to give you guys a heads up on that, we will go into more details once we get to that point.


 And also don't worry once we are in flour I will go over there changes in terms of temperature and humidity, as well as the lighting schedule so you guys know all about that. So plants are ready for their next watering today and it is going to be a nutrient feeding and what we are going to be doing is just repeating that week for a vegetation from the dirty dozen mix or I'm sorry from the Fox Farm Dirty Dozen schedule. And I am going to be splitting two gallons of water between all four of the plants. Now remember we are going to 1.5 teaspoons per gallon of water for the Cal Mag because we did have that Cal Mag deficiency. 

Now the reason I bumped it back down to 2 gallons split between all four plants is because I noticed the extra water was just going to waste and wasn't making much of a difference. So what I have now done is I have switched to giving each plant one full spray bottle worth of water on the off days, so the in between days where I'm not giving the big buckets of water, I am just giving each plant one full spray bottle here and that seems to kind of tide them over until the next day when we do the big watering.

 So we are going to do this nutrient feeding today, and then it is important to note that after that we are going to do one plant watering and then we are going to do this recommended flushing with their Sledgehammer flush. And that is to just help ready for the flowering phase because after that we will do the first flowering nutrient feeding. But that flushes just going to help flush out essentially any buildup of nutrients from the vegetative stage. All right Growers so that pretty much covers everything for day 4 of the week, I am going to give them that watering now and then I will see you guys back here in 24 hours for day 5 of the week. All right peace!


What is up GreenBox Growers And welcome back for day 5 of the week. No eyes have been mentioning we are just a couple days away from the flowering phase so I'm really stoked about that, so it is also really important now that we just keep these plans and it's good of Health as possible right into that flowering phase, and then of course all the way through the flowering phase. So now we want to avoid as much stress as possible because that is only going to affect our yields and quality of Bud negatively from here on out. So today is going to be a pretty simple one, of course going to give them a very light misting and I'm going to shake up the CO2 canisters. 

Today is the off day for watering so I just gave them a really light watering of half a spray bottle per plant of just plain water. And you can see getting really bushy below the scrog net here, lower canopy area but we will be trying that up come day 7 of this week. Now I know I said I was not going to do any more LST for this grow but I decided that I am going to do one more today because I did find a few squares in the scrog net around the border that were still empty. And then also over here some of the tops we're getting a little tall so I just wanted to train them a little bit to prevent them from growing a light. So that's pretty much it for day 5 of the week and I'm going to go ahead and do that low stress training, and the light misting, and then we will see you guys back here for a day six! 

We are now back here for the very next day of the week, and as you can see the plants are actually getting taller every day. And what I mean by taller is the tops are growing up and I through the scrog net probably a couple inches every day. So very happy with this vegetative growth, we are right on schedule for where we want to be when we flip to flower. And today's update is going to be a pretty simple one as we are just going to be shaking up those CO2 canisters, as well as giving a very light misting and then of course the plants are ready for their next watering.

 So I'm going to be doing their first plain watering since the last nutrient feeding and I've got two gallons mixed up here at plain water and we're going to be splitting that between all for the plans. I just want to give you guys a quick little wood from underneath the canopy so you guys can see what it looks like. It is getting pretty but she down here so it is ready for that defoliation. As I have been saying, tomorrow we are going to lollipop these plants as well as at that second layer of the scrog net. 

And the lollipopping of course is going to help with increasing yields as well as getting more light down to those lower nodes. And then the second layer of the scrog net is just going to help with preventing those tops from stretching too tall. Alright guys so I'm going to go ahead and do that light misting as well as that plane watering and then I will see you guys back here for day 7 of the week where we are going to go ahead and do that lollipopping as well as add that second layer of the scrog net.

All right growing so it is finally the day we have all been waiting for oh, and what that is is we are going to be adding that second layer of the scrog net as well as doing our lollipopping. So before I get into that, first of all we are going to be giving a light misting to the plants today as well as shake up the CO2 canisters. And then sense it is the off watering day what we are going to do is just give, it's actually about a half of a spray bottle to about 3/4 of a spray bottle per plant, and I am just going to be watering plain water today just to tide them over hold them over until tomorrow.

 So for the scrog net all you have to do is add that right above the plants or the layer of foliage at the top, so I will have the scrog about 2in above the tallest parts of the plants here and then for the lollipopping, that is essentially going to be like the defoliations we've been doing. But we are really going to focus on this time around is the lower parts of the canopy. So first we are going to remove all leaves from the lower third of the plant and that is to just prevent any larfy growth from happening down below there. After that we are going to remove any branches that did not quite make it up to you to scrog net.

 If they are a few inches away from growing through, that is okay you can leave them. But stuff that is down below and doesn't have a chance to make it through, you want to remove that. So what we were going to do now is we are going to defoliate the first three plants here, just so you can see what they look like afterwards. And then you will have a good before with that forth plant that has yet to be done. So let me get started with that and then we will be back after I have these first three plants defoliated. 

Now once you have completely removed all leaves from the lower third of the plant as well as any tops that didn't make it through the scrog net, you are also going to watch it then out the growth and foliage that is above the SCROG net. So we are going to again remove about 20 to 30% of all the leaves in that area, the upper canopy. And that is just to help thin that out to allow for more light penetration down below the scrog net. 

So now that you guys understand what we are going to be doing for the lollipopping and adding the scrog net, I am going to go ahead and get started with that and then again we are going to defoliate three of the plants right now. We're going to lollipop them, and then leave one of them undone just so you can see the comparison between what they look like when they are finished to what they look like before hand. So now we are going to get started with that lollipopping and then I'll see you guys afterwards for that comparison. 

Okay so you guys can see we just finished adding that first or that second layer of the scrog net as well as defoliating those three plants. So as you can probably tell the plant in the front raise the one that did not get the defoliation or the lollipopping yet, and let me just show you guys an aerial view of how that should look. Obviously you can see you can pretty much see all the way down below the canopy straight to the soil. Through most of those Tops on the ones we already trimmed up, and that is exactly what we want because that is going to allow for the maximum yields as well as more Bud development and less LARFY buds down below. 


So now let me show you guys below the scrog real quick so you can see the lollipopping. And as you can see that lower third on these three plants we already did is completely trimmed up. Still a lot of growth down here as well as a scraggly tops that I'm going to quite make it through the SCROG net. And you guys can see in the video we removed quite a few of those from the plants we already defoliated. You can see how well we trimmed up that lower third of the plants here down below the canopy. And again what that's going to allow for is more air circulation down here which will prevent pests as well as mold from forming, and then it is also going to make it so enough light can reach down here so there is no LARFY bud development.

Now you can see the scrog net is looking really good, we put it about 2 to 3 in above the tallest parts of the plants and they are going to start growing through that pretty quickly even though we are flipping to flower tomorrow. But with the purpose of the second layer is is to basically support those branches as they get taller and a little lankier. And that way once they pack on a lot of weight with that bud development they don't start too lean or snap or anything like that. So what I'm going to do now is Lollipop this last plant right here, and then I will see you guys back here for the first day of next week.


 Oh and one more quick thing I want to show you guys, here is pretty much all of the leaves we trimmed off of the plant so far. There are some back down there around the plants as well, but you can see it is a pretty good amount and that is just because we remove so many of the branches that didn't really make it through the scrog net where were just way too small and weren't going to do anything. And we really thinned out the upper part of the canopy. Let me just give you guys a quick look at that again. 

So yeah just in comparison you can't really see any of the soil to the plant and it doesn't look like any light is going to make it through there. And then over here you can start to see the soil down there and the buckets where the plants are planted in so that's a good sign that that full light penetration is going to make it down there for fully developed buds. Alright guy said that officially concludes this week's video and then I will see you back here for next week.

Alright GreenBox Growers, so that officially concludes week 8 of vegetation where the OG Kush Screen of Green Grow series. So now that we've got that lollipopping finished and have added the second layer of the Scruggs net, that means tomorrow which is day 1 of week 9, we are going to be flipping these plants into the flowering stage. So very excited for that and we are probably going to see some quick pistols pumping out of these plants within the first week of doing so, and then probably within another week's time we will be flipping on that second 300 watt electric sky LED. I just want to give them a little bit of time to recover from that lollipopping that we just did. And also a little bit of time to adjust now that we are flipping them to flower come tomorrow. So as always I want to thank you guys for watching this week's episode, I really hope you enjoyed it, and until next time…

Happy Growing!!!
Dylan @ GreenBox Grown

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