Want to Get it Right

Attached are pics of a Jack Herer auto I started in a 2x2 about 11wks ago. I was going with an 18/6 lighting sched and moved to a 20/4 last week. Using a broad spectrum LED and worm tea concentrate. I know she’s small, but she’s getting stinky (smells amazing) and frosty, but Im really concerned about pulling her too early or too late. I tried to grow a NL auto 1st and it just collapsed overnight. Now this JH is looking and smelling great (I think). Just want to make sure I get it right. Thanks very much. Let me know if there’s any more info you need. Take care and be well.

Edit: I’m well aware that she’s way below the grade of other plants here. Truth is, I have a physical disability that makes some movements difficult. I was hoping to make growing a hobby. Canmabis has saved my life for a number of reasons, including mitigating pain, which helped get me off of opiates. I know this plant is laughable to most of you, I’m sure, but I’m trying and I’m eager to learn. Thanks in advance.




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EDIT: This looks like a duplicate post, maybe a mod could fix that? Didn’t notice until after I posted this reply. Oops.

I think it looks pretty good in my opinion. I’m still working on my harvest/dry/cure technique, but it looks like you’ve got a lot of white stigmas (pistils) yet, and the buds looks like they’ve got some fattening up to do. I wouldn’t harvest yet for a while if it were me, but as I say, I’m still practicing, and I’m sure the pros around here will give a much more detailed analysis.

Growing this plant is pretty easy, but perfecting the process to the degree you see around forums like this is a whole 'nuther level that many are unable or unwilling to put in the time, money and effort to accomplish. So much depends on how deep down the rabbit hole you want to go when it comes to perfecting your grow. Even then, it takes repetition to really get it down, and that takes time. You’ll get some respectable product off what you have now, so job well done! It’s an autoflower, which typically isn’t going to produce like a photoperiod. It’s smaller stature can actually be a selling point to some growers though.

As far as your last plant collapsing (from the bud weight I presume?), that’s what a lot of the netting you see used so often does. Among other things, it supports those heavy, bud-laden branches as they grow fat and heavy. It may be a little late for netting this run, but you can always tie up the heavier branches with string dropped down from your tents ceiling bars. Not a great solution, but it could get you through the run and across the finish line at least.

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She looks fine and dandy. Good job. Let her get plumpier. Almost time to get out your loupe and start checking the trichs on buds. No laughing until the first few hits.


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Your plant looks pretty dang good to me. Just did my first grow ever and most of my Autos looked pretty similar to yours. Unfortunately mine were outside and got 10 days of rain in late flower and bud rot just killed me. I learned a lot and hope to do a little better next time. Gotta remember a lot of the guys on here have been at this for years and have put a lot of time and effort to learn how to produce the incredible plants you see on here.

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Havent seen you around here enough. Sorry for your physical difficulties.

Welcome aboard, lots of peeps here have similar issues.

Great news, we love sharing ideas. Just one example from our clever grommies, he fabricated a watering funnel from a “transmission funnel” . It allows him to water from a distance, another made rolling scrog so he can sit and take care of his plants, they’re on wheels.

You are in the right place, no dumb questions,…

Welcome aboard.

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I use to use a funnel with hose when i put Christmas tree up. Worked great. Being the only resident now, have not had a tree in years. Great idea for our girlie plants!

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We dont condone grows around here brother. Any plant that germinates,grows and produces bud is an excellent grow in my book. You are doing a fantastic job. I also grow and partake to stay off big pharm along with a few medical conditions. Stick around and check out some journals. Ask as many questions as you would like. No such thing as a stupid question around here, i dont care if its been asked a million times, we will still answer your question. Welcome to the growmunity brother. Sit back, relax, and prepare to be enlightened. We are your cheerleaders when things are going great, and your support for when things are rocky. Kepp on growing on!

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So THAT’S what that thing is called! I had to google it. I’d been using the same long skinny funnel for a few years now to reach some back DWC buckets. Didn’t know it had a name! I put a couple feet of 1/2 vinyl tubing stuffed on the end, and a little piece of 3/8 tubing that fit inside, at the other end. The 3/8 left sticking out, fit nicely inside the “sight glass” 1/2" tubing on my DWC buckets. Worked like a charm and didn’t even have to bend over to top off buckets! Sounds like lots of great minds around this place! :laughing:

I just had both hips replaced this summer, so I can bend over again, but for a time it was a serious struggle. Another tip I did, was to add about 5 feet of paracord to my tent zipper. Its closed position was at the bottom, so I could hang the cord at a height I could reach, and operate the tent zipper without bending over. Closing it required the added assistance of a foot, or a walking cane to leverage the cord at the bottom, while I directed the cord from a standing position.

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@ChittyChittyBangin. Those last few lines, wished i could quote ya, lol. Cheerleaders and support. No truer words desribed “the kindness” of this family. Good on you.

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@Myfriendis410 can you merge these duplicate posts please?

@Spentron3030 - this will make it much easier to help as we can all go back and see what has been going on without having to look at separate threads. You could just make this your journal

My apologies, friend. I’m clearly quite new. Just ley me know what I need to do and I’ll do it. Sorry for the lack of oversight.

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No aplogies needed and welcome to the forum. Looks like you are doing fine. The others have you covered. It grew. It made flowers. A score. Next 1 and subsequent will just get better as you dial the plant and yourself in. Good job.

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Yes! No apology needed. Just trying to help you! :wink:

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If you would list both threads I’ll merge them for you.

This is the other thread I referenced in my post that looked duplicate.
https://ilgmforum.com/t/very-new-and-dont-want-to-lose-this/102512

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@Spentron3030 — Dang, if that’s your first grow there may be hope for me! My first grow recently began and I’m poking around here to learn from the seasoned growers. Thanks to all in advance!

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@Myfriendis410

Attached are pics of a Jack Herer auto I started in a 2x2 about 11wks ago. I was going with an 18/6 lighting sched and moved to a 20/4 last week. Using a broad spectrum LED and worm tea concentrate. I know she’s small, but she’s getting stinky (smells amazing) and frosty, but Im really concerned about pulling her too early or too late. I tried to grow a NL auto 1st and it just collapsed overnight. Now this JH is looking and smelling great (I think). Just want to make sure I get it right. Thanks very much. Let me know if there’s any more info you need. Take care and be well.




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I would say another week or 2 still

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Yep wait for all those white pistols to turn orange then check tricomes, keep up the good work :+1:t3:

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