Buds are getting extremely Frosty & Dense!
Okay GreenBox Growers, we are now back here for the 14th week of the OG Kush screen of green grow series! Now this means this is also day 1 of week 6 of flower, so we are now over the halfway point and we still have about 20 days left of flower to go so maybe 20 days give or take I see you here or there. So we do or we are getting towards the end of the flowering phase but we do have some time to go which is good because that means the buds still will put on some significant size.
Now as you will see in this week's video in the Closeouts, the buds are getting extremely dense and frosty, they look very high quality and are going to be very potent. So I'm very excited about that, can't wait to get these ladies harvested so we can smoke them and test them out. All right so this week is going to be a very simple one, we are just going to continue with lowering the lights as well as than normal nutrient and watering feeding schedule. So now that you know what we are doing and this week's episode, let's get started with day one!
Okay so here we are at the town with the OG Kush ladies, and as always you guys can see the buds are looking really good, but what you guys can't see from the video is how good these ladies smell! Now the carbon filter in the inline fan have only been off for about 3 minutes now and already this whole room is filled up with the smell of these plants. It is a very sweet kind of piney type of smell and I really like it. And again we still have a good 20 days to go and flowers so it is just going to get stronger each day. So I'm very happy about that!
So for today's update we are going to keep the lights at the distance they are currently at, we will probably adjust them by an inch on tomorrow's update. Also for leaves we are not going to be defoliating, but any leaves that look crispy or might be dying oh, just give them a little tug and if they come right off that is good. If they don't then just let them be and you can leave them alone until they look a little further along in the dying process.
For the soil it is looking decently dry so today we are going to do one of our small waterings, just a half gallon of water here mixed up with 1.5 teaspoons of the grape Bud sweetener by Botanicare. Now other than that we are just going to shake up the CO2 canisters and that is really up for today's update. You can see down below here the trunks are looking really good, the lollipopping and defoliation is holding in or holding up really nicely. We got a lot of it's really thick or Branch system is really nice it is all really thick and healthy, so that is a great.
Because that means they will be able to support nice and heavy buds. You can also see the buds that are below the lowest layer of the scrog are still getting some really good development so very happy with that. And above the scrog obviously, development is just going off and going insane! So let me give you guys a nice look there of what is going on.
You can check out the lights as we are getting pretty close, but again we are aiming for that 10 to 12 in range. And then that is when we will probably stop with lowering the lights. So I'm going to go ahead and do that small watering, try and pull off some of those Dead Leaves and then that will be it for today's update and I will see you guys back here in 24 hours!
How is it going Growers, we're not back here for the second day of week 14 and the buds are just continuing to mature perfectly! The one thing that is really noticeable from day-to-day is how Frosty or dense with trichomes these buds are getting. And then also they are definitely thickening up and filling out a decent amount every 24 hours.
So buds, the trichomes are I'm sorry the pistols are starting to Orange and Amber as well as curl inwards, so that is a good sign of maturity. We do have some time to go as you can tell because there are still a lot of white pistils left. But we are still seeing some signs of maturity and that we are progressing nicely throughout the flowering phase.
So putting on weight really well, these nugs are these Buds. And again developing all the way down to that bottom layer of the scrog net. So for today we are going to lower the lights one and a piece as we are getting pretty close to the lowest destination or the lowest distance that we want to be at. So we are probably only going to lower a few more times after this one but we will play that by ear. We will be shaking up the CO2 canisters again, both of them. And the plants are ready for their next watering so that is going to be the second plain watering since our last nutrient feeding and I have two gallons mixed up here with a total of 1 tbsp of the grape sweet.
Or again 3 teaspoons is the equivalent of 1 tbsp. So we are not going to be doing defoliation anymore as I've been mentioning but what we are doing is pulling off leaves as they start to die off. So you will see them kind of crisp up, And if you give it a little bit of a gentle tug and it comes right off they are kind of lifeless and they don't really give you any tug because they are pretty much already dead and falling from the plants. So if you pull them and they come right off that is good if it is still attached just leave it be. Okay so that's pretty much it for day two of the week, I'm going to go ahead and do that watering as well as give you guys some close-ups on how Frosty and dense these buds are getting. And then I will see you guys back here in 24 hours for day 3 of the week.
All right Growers we are back here for the next day and I am pretty stoked I just got my new Jungle boys t-shirt in the mail! Very stoked on that, but anyways it is day 3 of the week here and the ladies are ready for their next watering. Today is their in between smaller watering so I have actually upped it two 3/4 of a gallon and I've got a full teaspoon of the grape sweet mixed into there. Now we will be splitting that into all four of the plants as usual and we will be shaking our CO2 canisters by TNB Naturals of course.
I am not going to be lowering the lights to day, but tomorrow I will be lowering each light by 1 inch. Again it is probably just going to be a couple more times that we do that because we are getting pretty close to that final distance from the plants that we want to be at. Now down below here you can see we have our nice Branch systems and structures going on, nice and sturdy so they can hold up as nice large Colas that we have developing up top here. You will also notice that we have a lot of these crispy curled leaves on the floor of the tent down below.
Reason being for that is I've just been pulling us off one by one and then what I do is once I finish that like to just vacuum them all up. It is a lot easier than trying to put them all into a baggie while you are kind of hunched over reaching around in your grow tent. So be sure to vacuum that up if you do this route or this method, you don't want to just leave the leaves down below that will cause some issues. But it is important to kind of check out below the canopy and pull out any dead or dying leaves.
It is really easy on these ones because the second you touch then you'll see it will come right off of the plant. They have already detached basically and they are not being used for anything in the plant or on the plants, so it is better that they are not in the grow room. All right guys so I'm going to go ahead and do that watering as well as shaking of the CO2 canisters and I will give you guys some nice close-ups on how these buds have developed over the last 24 hours. And then I will see you back here for tomorrow shot which again will be day 4 of the week! Alright, peace growers!
Alright folks so we are now back for the fourth day of this week, and the plants are now ready for their next full watering. So this is going to be one gallon or I'm sorry to gallons mixed up with a full tablespoon of the grape sweet in there. And that will be mixed or split between all four of the plants. We of course are going to be shaking up our CO2 canisters and then I actually already lowered lights one in a piece.
So they are now about I would say it's now about a foot from the tops of the very tallest buds here in the canopy. Getting pretty close and it seems to be helping because these nugs are all getting extremely Frosty at this point and pretty much on like a Top Shelf Dispensary grade level. So I will give you a better close up once we get to this Montage shot of the watering, but you can already tell how Frosty these ladies are looking.
So I'm going to go ahead and do that watering, it's our third plane watering since the last nutrient feeding and I'm going to shake up the CO2 canisters. And then of course we will have already lowered the LED lights one in a piece. Again these are the electric sky 300 watt lights by the green Sunshine Company. All right I will see you guys back in here in 24 hours for day 5 of the week!
We are now back here for the fifth day of the week and progress and development with the buds is going really well! So today is going to be a simple one, we are keeping the light height the same as it is for now. We are going to be shaking up the CO2 canisters as always, and then we are going to be doing one of our small plane waterings. So just half a gallon mixed up here with one teaspoon of the grape sweet by Botanicare as always.
And that is just going to be split between all four of the plants. Now besides I just want to remind you guys to make sure you're keeping your temperature and humidity on point as always I said that is especially important during this flowering phase here. Especially now that we are wrapping up and kind of getting towards the end of the phase. So that's pretty much it for today's update, I'm going to go ahead and get that watering done as well as the shaking of the CO2 canisters and then I will see you guys back here in 24 hours for day 6 of the week!
What up GreenBox Growers, so we are back here for day 6 of the week and this is an extremely important update. So first off we are doing a watering today, it is our next nutrient feed and this is the week 8 Mix from the fox farm Dirty Dozen schedule. We are doing it at full strength of course and we are going to also be doing 1.5 teaspoons of cal-mag per gallon of water as well as 1.5 teaspoons of the grape sweet per gallon of water. Again we have two gallons of water mixed up here because it is a full watering and we are going to be splitting that between all four of the plants.
Of course we will be shaking up the CO2 canisters, both the front and the back right. and now we will be leaving the lights at the same height as they are already at for now, but we are going to be removing fan leaves as normal, any that have crisped up or died. Now you will see in the video coming up here at the shop coming up here how Frosty the buds are, and as a reminder again these are in 8 week flowering strain, the OG Kush, that means it takes eight weeks to finish the flowering phase. This is the end of week six. So we have two more weeks to go, so what that means is tomorrow I will be using my trichome scope right here oh, and I will be showing you guys the results.
But we are going to be checking on those trichomes to see how close we are to being ready for Harvest as well as the flushing phase. So if tomorrow we see that we are in that range for starting the flush. That means day 1 of this coming week which will be week 7 of flower, we are going to start our 2-week flush. Which of course means we are only two weeks away from Harvest. So now I'm going to go ahead and do our nutrient feeding which might be the last one of the grow, and then I'll shake up our CO2 canisters and then I will see you guys back here in 24 hours for the last day of the week. Where we will be checking on this trichomes! All right peace!
What is up GreenBox Growers, we are now back here for the last day of the week and I could not be more ecstatic of how these buds are turning out. Like I keep saying, they are just absolutely top shelf, impeccably Frosty and insanely dense all the way down to below that second layer of this scrog net! So we will be giving you guys a nice close-ups in the Montage shot coming up here, but first let me just go over what we are doing today, because it is a very important step in this overall grow.
The first off we are going to keep the lights exactly where they are for the rest of the series, we are not going to be lowering them any further. We are right at that perfect distance so no need to get any closer. Besides that we are going to hold off on the defoliation for now on as well and we will pull off any leaves that are starting to come off on their own or have crisped up and would only cause issues to the plant.
But no need to clip anything off from this point on. Besides that we are going to be shaking our CO2 canisters and now that we are at the end of the flowering stage, there is no need to refill them because the plants do not need as high of a level of CO2 in the atmosphere now that they are finishing up or wrapping up the flowering phase. We just refilled the CO2 canisters a little less than a week ago I believe so we still have 10 days to go. Maybe a little less maybe a little more just depending on how long this pack last.
But no need to refill it for the rest of this series. Today we are doing a watering and it is our small in between watering so I have one gallon mixed up here to split between all four of the ladies. And that has a half a tablespoon of the grape sweet mixed into it. Now for the important part we are going to be checking on the trichomes today to see if the latest are ready to start the flushing process. As you know, today is the last day of week 6 of flower and this is an week flowering strain so I like to flush for 2 weeks or around 14 days so we are right around that step or the timing where it will be perfect to start the flushing phase. Because that will give us just two weeks total to finish that out.
And then the buds, according to Growers choice, it says it is about a 56-day flowering strain. So that is why we are going to check the trichomes, just to double-check. The reason I am thinking besides the fact that we just finished week 6 and we've just got two weeks to go for flower. The other reason I think it is time is because of the way the buds are looking now. This isn't always the perfect ideal way to tell but almost sixty to seventy percent of all hairs have curled in and orange. And now the buds have just pretty much been thickening out so that is a good sign that they are getting close or are pretty much there and are ready for the flushing stage.
So what we are going to do now is go ahead and do the watering, and I will show you some close-ups on the bed. And then we are going to check the trichomes. And what we will be looking for, and we will be using a trichome scope so we can see that up close. But what we are looking for is we want all of them of course to be milky or cloudy, and then we want about 5 to 10%, somewhere in that range of them to be Amber. So 5 to 10% Amber trichomes, the rest milky and if we are in that range then that means starting tomorrow, we will start the flushing process.
Which again is a 10 or I'm sorry a two-week or 14-day step. Alright guy said there you have today's update, we are going to go ahead and get started with that watering and then the checking of the trichomes. And then I will see you back here for next week's update! All right peace!
All right so there you guys have your first look at the trichomes and their development on these OG kush buds! Now we did see some Amber on some of the truck comes but that was mainly on the sugar leaves and not on the actual buds themselves. And if you remember back to previous videos, sugar leaves will show the trichomes growing on sugar leaves will show maturity a lot faster than the ones on the buds.
So be sure to rely on your bud trichomes not your sugar leave try comes for when you determine whether or not the bud is ready for Harvest or for flush. So we are just at about the 1% or 2% range for Amber and terms of trichomes actually on the buds. So we are not ready to start over flush, but what we will do is continue with our nutrient schedule for another week's time so we are not finished with that yet actually.
And then after we do our next nutrient feeding, what I will do is come back here, do another check on the trichomes with the scope. And then we will go from there to see if they are ready for Harvest. What I am thinking is the 8 weeks for the flowering strain was actually not including the flushing., the eight weeks recommended by the seed breeder Growers Choice seeds that is. So what I am thinking is we will end up doing 8 regular weeks of flower and then our two weeks of flush.
And that is just great because the buds are going to fill out and fatten up even further and get even frostier and more potent. So that officially concludes this week's video, very stoked on how the buds are showing and developing even though they are not ready just yet. And we will be back shortly for next week's update.
All right GreenBox Growers, so that officially concludes week 14 overall for the OG Kush Screen of Green Grow series! Now that also means we are concluding week 6 of flower and are now officially beginning the 7th week of flower next week, so like I was just saying I am anticipating that we will have week 7 and then probably week 8 and then we will begin our flush.
So get excited we are very close to harvesting these amazing looking Buds and from the shots you guys just saw of the trichomes as well as the buds as a whole you can just tell they are very top shelf quality or just very top shelf in quality, smell is amazing which obviously you can't see from the videos but what you can see is how dense and how large the buds are getting!
So the yields are going to be an incredible and I really just can't say enough about how excited I am to get these buds harvested! All right folks I will be back shortly with the next update in this grow series, which again is week 7 of flower, but before I go again I just want to thank you guys for watching this week's video, I really hope you enjoyed it and until next to…
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