Cherry Pie - ILGM Photoperiod - Second Grow!

Good news… 20 days into flower is pretty much when they stop growing up…
You might have to bend some branches, but i think you will be ok

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Thank you Ben!

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Hello world!

For anyone wondering that’s just some black vinyl stuck around the lid to eliminate potential light exposure to reservoir.

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Okay, I’ve had some mold that’s been growing on my cocoa pod… didn’t bother me at first then it started to bother me… today was drain & fill, I decided to raise my cocoa pod and scrape the mold off with an exacto knife. I sprayed the cocopod directly with a 50/50 peroxide/water mixture (not sure if this was okay during the grow… but I’m like 2 weeks in so fuck it, I have more feminized seeds in my drawer anyway ;)). I then noticed the cocoa pod was absolutely soaked so I grabbed it and squeezed it a bit and raised it up as high as I could. Also wrapped a paper towel around the pod for 15 min or so to soak up some moisture. Cleaned the rest of the Grobo and the door (not the glass) with some 91% iso.

I was about to close my Grobo then I noticed this little fucker (pictured under the leaf, zoom in) clinging underneath!! Research tells me it’s an aphid… I scraped it with the exacto also (little bastard didn’t wanna let go) then he got cut into about 3 pieces. - pondered spraying a little Neem oil and decided it might not be best when it’s this young… but once again, fuck it, let’s get creative this grow… so she got a neem oil treatment. I plant to continue treating with neem oil daily until I feel better or until it becomes an issues…. Luckily since the plant is so young I can easily inspect the entire plant… hopefully this doesn’t become a problem.

Cherry Pie was a little lean-y after the cocoa pod surgery so I propped her back up and have the fan pointing toward the cocoa pod. - Going to order some more bug paper to stick in there, my last pack was ruined when my basement got wet last grow… but Grobo has become part of the family and now lives in a bedroom upstairs. Day 16 overall, wish me luck with Cherry Pie!!

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I had the EXACT same problem with my first grow!! I didn’t catch it in time, she was nearly entirely to the top I think 2-3 weeks into flower. It sucked watching it because I watched the biggest buds burn, even after harvest, my biggest buds were the driest and least desirable. I agree with Ben, bend, bend, bend!! I used hooked-magnets and string to tie them down. The plant was so resilient, even after trying them down it would grow the stem in a L shape and shoot straight back up!

Try your hardest to get it away from the light, I’ll definitely do more this time around. It’s not fun watching them cook against the light, it also causes the red hairs to… redden… prematurely.

My first grow was, however, a success and was the best crop between the 4 plants I grew for my rookie grow (3 in a tent, 1 in a Grobo.). In fact, I’m not even going to do a tent this time around… even though I have two… I plan to purchase another Grobo (or two) and go totally Grobo from here on out.

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@420Bandit I used these little magnet hooks I got on Amazon… used string to tie the branches down, tied to the hooks. I used yarn, don’t use that… My wife said I shouldn’t have and she’s normally right… I’m suspecting the dye probably isn’t good. I wanna say they come in packs of like 30 for cheap. Very good item to have, especially in the grobo… and very useful for other things around the house I’ve found!!

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Good idea. I forgot I bought some of those too. I have some plant wire and twine, so, I’ve been working on trying to keep this girl away from the light. Lol!

Good luck with this grow! Thanks for the advice!

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I too had a problem with my cocopod bring too wet. Fortunately I didn’t get mold. I just moved it as high in the tray as possible and eventually it got better.

Like you, I’m new. This is my first grow; one in a grobo, one in a pot outside, and I just took the third out of the grobo start and plan to put it in my tent (it’s outside in a pot at the moment).

I look at this round as a learning grow, so, I don’t expect the buds to be a that great. For my next grow, I plan to do a better job selecting seeds that are shorter. I also plan to stay away from autoflower seeds so I can have a bit more control.

I too will likely expand to more grobos in the future. I like the minimal maintenance aspect.

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Good luck on your grow! Do you know what caused the mold on the pod?

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Okay so she gave me a scare. Stopped growing for a few days and I figured she would die. Then I began to notice she was damping off. I’m 2 for 2 damping off in the Grobo! To my surprise she started growing again and seems to be doing better.

I’ve extended early veg and am keeping an eye on her.

@Aang my personal opinion is the issue I have keeping the reservoir temperature below 70, as well as the cocoa pod size. It seems to be common that the Grobo coco pods sit a little too low, soaking them instead of keeping them damp. My last grow I had to raise the pod mid-grow, and this grow I did the same even after intentionally keeping the pod higher this time around. I think my next grow I might cut an inch or so off before planting. I’ve also been looking into purchasing a water chiller to keep the water temps down.

Another reason is just simply because conditions for growing are also good conditions for mold. I’ve read that fungi growth on the pod is common and not much to worry about.




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Good catch on the damping off! It looks like she’ll bounce back. I would give her a week to recover

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Congratulations :tada:

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Doin just fine!


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Looking good!:muscle:t3::dash:

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Topped :+1:



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She look super happy Phil! Nice work…

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This one is gonna be a cutie

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What is the white box on the bottom left side of your Grobo looks like you cut your cover

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That’s just another hygrometer/thermometer. The sensor and holder, it’s detached from the holder in the picture. The display is outside of the unit so I can read the temp/humidity from outside the Grobo. I just have like 4 of these things so I have two for shits and giggles. - I didn’t cut into anything. I have some strips of black vinyl around the lid just to prevent any light from getting to the roots. The black box is a fan, I have the cord running down from the side of them lid out to the bottom of the Grobo and plugged into the same outlet the Grobo is plugged into.

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