Plant almost touching the top

@Russel_Richardson - it’s been suggested that keeping the plant in darkness for 2-3 days before harvest will:

  1. force the plant to squeeze out the most resin it can in the final days; as this is said to mainly happen at night
  2. force the plant to use up as much stored energy as it can; as without light it can’t photosynthesize – the rumor is that it helps to reduce the chlorophyll levels and amount of stored energy

The reasoning for them is:

  1. potency - stickier buds and possibly more amber trichomes
  2. curing - supposedly this also reduces the chlorophyll levels resulting in an easier cure and smoother smoke

There are also stories and videos of people drilling holes or piercing the bottom of the stalks with a nail or spike, to shock the plant with a bit of (serious) damage which is said to cause it to “finish up faster” (or sap more nutrients from leaves instead of roots).

I’ve been planning to try the darkness with my current grow (harvesting this week) - with the extra airstones being used I can just unplug the grobo for a few days to kill the lights.

The “ice trick” is mainly to simulate frozen ground to make the plant think winter is coming, another “hurry up” tactic.

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Yeah I know about the darkness etc. Just was saying idk the legitimacy behind it. I get what it’s supposed to do in theory but does it actually make that much of a difference is what I was more or less saying.

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@Russel_Richardson - same here. Will let you know if I notice any difference though it’ll probably take a few attempts to discern.

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Thanks this conversation is helping me to decide if I should try these tricks or not it seems like trial and error will tell don’t wanna spike sounds to serious

What about starving the plant not watering before harvest to stress the plant any input about this method

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Oh oh found one bud with mold this one I pinched so thought it was that deco to cut it and look closer saw mold inside should I harvest now

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If it’s not ready, no, but just keep checking bud sites and maybe get a fan in there to dry out any moisture. It’s just not getting enough airflow between the leaves being so dense. Just make sure you cut out enough of the affected areas if you find more, hopefully not though🤞

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Thanks

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Starting new grow in veg state pump will not drain light changes color but no pump activation noise any recommendations would be helpful thank you

@Ramizar13,

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Thanks I have one of those already because my Grabo did not come with an air pump but now the unit will not drain also question if the drain pump does not work will my nutrients still dispense

Try resetting your unit by unplugging for three minutes and see if it helps.

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Thanks tried that a couple of times already reconnected Wi-Fi still no difference will this affect my dispensing of nutrients

I think so because the nutes dispense from a drain and fill prompt!
But never fear let’s see if we can get @Stephen to expedite this situation.
Hang tight!

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Awesome thanks

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Are there replacement pumps available or is my grobo done

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Oh sure! Grobo can send you out one or you can pick one up from walmart, aquarium stores, amazon etc…
Price range is $10 - $25 common.

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