Rumples Single Plant Grow

Discussion in 'Hydroponic Grow Journals' started by Rumpleforeskin, Jan 20, 2009.

  1. #1 Rumpleforeskin, Jan 20, 2009
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    I have been reluctant to do another grow journal because the last two journals I did turned into a nightmare. For the last three years things have gone real smooth with the exception of the two grow journal mishaps.

    I reduced my number of plants from three to two a few years ago, but kept the same cycle time of 70 days total. The reduction of one plant did not cause a decrease in yield. What it did do was increase the amount of “A-Grade” bud and decrease the popcorn and scrap. The larger bud size was noticeable due to more available light.

    Now I want to try and yield the same from one plant as I did from two, while still keeping the 70 day cycle time (10 days veg and 60 days flowering). Sounds impossible? It might be. I harvested my first attempt at a single plant during Thanksgiving. It did not yield as much as my normal two plant grow. But it came close. I took a few months off to re-tool. I am now ready to give it another try..

    • Strain: Nirvana White Widow
    • Lights: 400W Lumatek digital ballast hooked to Sylvania GrowLux HPS Bulb or a 400W homedepot MH bulb.
    • Hood: Cool tube.
    • Hydroponic setup: DWC/Bubble-Bucket
    • Nutrients: General Hydroponics Flora Series. Using the Lucas formula.


    Lets get on with it!
    New mylar and a flea bomb was on the to-do list"
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    The two holes on the left side of my room are not my intakes. They feed my clone room that is attached to the side:
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    Remounted my CO2 regulator and placed it high on the right side wall:
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    New outdoor timer:
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    My two intakes. The one with the electric damper is for cooling the room. The one with the ducting cools the lamp:
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    I placed some panty-hose over the top of my damper to filter out all bugs:
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    The exhaust is sucked out the top through the damper and ducting mounted to the ceiling:
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    I installed a drain in the floor. Under the floor is PVC that goes through the garage wall and into some shrubs. I dont have to haul old nutrients out of my garage anymore:
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    The clone room attached to the left side wall. New cuttings just placed in the clone machine:
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    A few days later we have roots!:
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    Lets get this party started. Add an inch of hydroton then place the clone right in:
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    Fill the basket up to the top so it holds your clone in place.
    Day One:
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    I get around a pound of bud from two plants every 70 days in this same broom closet. Lets hope I can get close to the same thing with this single.
     
  2. Wooa a whole LB from 2 plants? Thats remarkable! I'm curious as to where you came up with your veg/grow cycle of exactly 70 days? Whats the average height you get from your fems. after only 10 days of Vegatative state?

    What happened to your Grow Journals? ..n00bs? :smoke:
     
  3. Crazy setup man, cant wait to see some more action from ya!

    Definitely getting rep on the setup :p
     
  4. ^^ yes
    looks real nice, now when can you come build my room? =]
    Good luck!
     
  5. rump.. thanks for sharing this with us again man!

    i think you'll get the same yield with one this round. You'll be able to spread it out so much better this time.. even if the yield is a little less you'll definately get way more "prime" bud this way, since they wont be so crowded in there.

    best of luck man.. a rumple grow always makes me excited!
     
  6. #6 Gatson, Jan 20, 2009
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    This is exciting. I was new to the boards shortly after your last grow ended so I'll be watching.

    Couple questions...

    Are you using the other two buckets as a res? Or just one? Or do you have a seperate res for the whole system? How closely do you follow the Lucas Formula? I'm sure to get the results you get, you've had to tweak it a little to fit your strain precisely...
     
  7. nice set up man nice pics too
     
  8. Rump man, that grow is professional status dude, you got your setup perfect. Im with AW, your grows always get me excited and this one should be great. really look forward to lots of budporn,lol.:hello:
     
  9. My target height is 4.5'. I come in very close to that most of the time. My Master Kush went over 5' and I had to cut the top off (very sad). I have been doing this same plant from clone for years now. I can get it at target if I don't fool with stuff.
     
  10. Good question. I only use the single bucket with no reservoir for the ten days of veg. Then I fill them all up with flowering formula. The other two buckets allow a real nice buffer between top-offs. This is another reason I want this single plant grow to work out. I hate to mix new nutrient, the three buckets will allow me to go a few weeks.

    I use the old Lucas formula. I use half strength for veg. He now says to just use the same formula (flowering) for boths, I am going to stick with what works for me. I do the water top-off method and not the nutrient add-back.
     
  11. Five days later. Things seem normal:
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  12. I was wondering when I was gonna see a grow thread for you. Your se lt up is so clean, im jealous. Thanks for sharing again! Im pulling up a chair
     
  13. Looking great after only 5 days - I've returned to GC for a little, i'll keep checking back on this.
     
  14. #14 Rumpleforeskin, Jan 26, 2009
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    It's been ten days. She is all set for flowering. Switched bulbs and nutrients then changed the program on my timer.



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  15. Hey Rumple looking good!

    What was the total height after veg.? Did you reach your mark?

    I'm thinking about using your bubble bucket method for my next grow. How much did everything run you?
     
  16. Hey Rumple, Wow, Very clean and Que Profesional! I will be watching, I think I can can smell her from here!LOL
     
  17. Just ran out and measured it. Came out to 16" tall. I have no idea how much everything costs.
     
  18. Been five days. Shit seems normal. Nothing new to report other then some modest growth:
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  19. i wish my growth were that modest.. :)

    killer shit as always rump!
     
  20. whatup!
    man thats amazing 0_0!
    good luck)
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