I made the decision tonight to move the Grobo out of the hot basement and into my bedroom with the drying tent. Been struggling with 85+ degree temps and water reservoir temps averaging 76-77. Fortunately, this plant has been a champ and seems healthier and more green than the ones grown in the tent, and much frostier. It has been a slow grower though, mainly due to the heat. I’ve extended flower twice and almost extended it again. Another issue is our air conditioning went out in our home, which we need to get fixed but have been putting off since there’s weed growing in the basement. It’s a legal grow, just don’t want the attention. Window units work for now but we move tripped the breaker a couple times.
This morning I noticed the temp inside the box was 87 and decided I was going to just cut it despite still seeing a fair amount of clear trichomes. I’m on day 8/10 of flush, and it was water change day. After draining the water I decided to move it up to the bedroom where there’s a window unit keeping the room around 72 and humidity is 50-60%. If I fucked it up, was just going to harvest. Moved it upstairs after draining with no issues. Trichomes finally look like they’re about done. I think in two days when I get to day 10/10 of flush I’m going to cut it.
This granddaddy purple will be flowering for nearly 11 weeks (transition included) once the flush cycle completes. My other two GDP’s in my tent were harvested at 9 weeks. I’m excited to see if there’s much of a difference between:
Granddaddy Purple - Grobo flowered for 11 weeks, topped.
Granddaddy Purple - Tent, flowered 9 weeks, not topped
Granddaddy Purple - Tent, 9 weeks, topped, 36 hours of darkness before harvest (only one to do this).
You’ll get the smoke report after all 4 of the plants part of my Grobo/Tent Combo First Grows have cured for a few weeks.
I have a moisture meter on the way (the kind you use to test drywall for mold, they have two prongs on them) to test for optimum time to jar the buds up. Also have Ball Wide Mouth Amber 32oz jars coming with some extra boveda packs.
Ready to start my next Grobo grow as soon everything’s dry. I’m going to use the Grobo to dry rather than my drying tent. My next tent grow will be delayed until I figure a few things out. I should have enough weed to last me for a little bit so I have some time to plan.