Awesome my friend you are definitely a knowledgeable person I wouldn’t mind listening to! Thank you again for the help. I have another question if you don’t mind. When drying the plant would you suggest leaving the sugar leaves on to curl around the buds or chop them off before hand?
That go’s either way with me. I’ll leave them on if i’em not going to make hash or oil. Other wise i leave them on to smoke, But only the ones at the top that are covered with trichomes.
Perfect, I appreciate the input my friend definitely something I’ll think about doing depending on what I may be doing with the trim. Thank you again.
Let me know what you decide later my friend
Definitely will do bud! I appreciate you brother!
Hmmmm. Now you got me thinking!
Haha thinking about what man?
about the humidity packs!
Haha don’t let me steer you in any way bro. I’m just trying to get the best quality I can from what I’ve grown and if there is some way I can make it taste or burn or be just a BIT better I’m willing to try it.
Ahh Manny just remembered something I thought of when planning harvest, not sure what your yield is looking like, but it makes sense to me to spread it out in as many jars as possible, that way if something did crop up and F one jar, it won’t be so devastating, not all your eggs in one basket so to speak.
I stop feeding about two weeks prior to harvest give or take a few days @Manny_FTGUTube ? I use the 62% packs myself
I usualy stop feeding nutrients at least a week before harvest. I use organic nutrients so I don’t get a chemical taste. I have the %62 humidipacks but haven’t needed to use them yet I’ve gotten lucky on my harvests where I got them in the jars at the right time so they already at the correct humidity level.
As for splitting the stem I tried it the first time this year and didn’t notice a big difference it I only did it 5 days before harvest so not sure if I didn’t give it enough time. It’s easy to do so I would give it a shot.
Splitting the stem is a personal choice and imo worth doing there a guide on it in the guide section of the forum if you interested in giving it a go
Also these no down side of doing it since your going to harvest anyway just read the article first
Well right now it’s only the one plants, idk if you’ve checked out my grow journal but in the videos it’s the only one that’s got bugs on it, everything else is just starting to flower right now. I’ll definitely spread it though because like you said no point in possibly destroying the whole thing, I’d kick myself in the ass .
@Countryboyjvd1971 Well crap! LMAO hopefully I still have some time to get things situated then. Awesome though I got the 62% packs as well so I’m feeling good about that decision now lol.
@Jmesser80 Ah maybe I’ll do that next run which nutrients are you using currently I may have to do a run with all kinds of different nutrients on the same plants and see which comes out better. Nice bro sounding pro my man I am unfortunately a rookie getting this grow under my belt though! What technically is splitting the stem supposed to to? I’ve read about it before but when I try to remember I go blank…
@Countryboyjvd1971 yeah go ahead and shoot me the guide link if you’d like I’d much appreciate it! Like I said it couldn’t hurt to do cause what’s gonna happen? I’m gonna kill the plant haha?
Let me try and do that @Manny_FTGUTube I’m not the most tech savvy guy hahaha
And exactly these no down side once you decide to so it your committed to the harvest ?
Not a problem I can search for it if anything, is it in the ILGM guidelines? If so Ill just find it there. When do you think I should split it a few days? 2-4 I’ve read people doing it a week prior to harvest.
You can do it as early as one week I’ve done it last two grows 4 days before my self @Manny_FTGUTube
Yeah if you do a search in the guide section you’ll find Roberts guide to splitting the stem
What it does is it stresses the plant out and the plants natural reaction is to protect itself. The plant will ramp up in trichome production to try and get itself pollinated before it dies.
It won’t pollinate though because there are no male plants around but it doesn’t know that.
Or at least that is my understanding of it.
Definitely worth a shot in my opinion. Like I said I didn’t notice a big difference but my plants were loaded with trichomes anyway so I probably wouldn’t have noticed it anyway.
My last grow I used an organic line by Vermicrop Organics. It is a dry fertilizer that you apply to the soil and then water it in. I also use photosynthesis plus which is a microbe solution that helps break down the fertilizer to make it more available to the plant. I actualy used this fertilizer combo with my last 2
Grows and it worked great. My next grow though I’m going to try the flower power nutrients from ILGM. Put an order in the beginning of last week so should be here the end of this week with any luck. I also got a sample pack from Nectar of the Gods that should be here today. I was going to do a side by side between those and the flower power.
Here is a link to an article that Robert Bergman wrote. There is a part about splitting the stem towards the bottom of the article.
Perfect thanks @Jmesser80
I would add the packs anyway. It doesn’t just get them to the right level, like a desiccant bag sucking moisture out. It adds as needed as well. IMHO having them and not using them is not the decision I would make. I have boughy flowers from a local florist that were a bit too dry, but a few weeks in a c-vault and they fluffed right back up and the smell was better. Your call.