Wedding Cake Grow

I’m not sure what the cause is. Could be bad seeds/genetics or me doing something wrong. Had a few unsuccessful germinations via coco pod method, peat pod/Start, and paper towel in a ziplock on top of my computer lol. A lot of other folks do not seem to have a problem with germination.

These seeds are from Barney’s Farm via Seedsman. I do not add anything to the germination process. I would say that it appears the germination and growth seems to be a lot faster in the Start compared to being inside the Grobo.

Although two different strains, here are 2 plants on day 12, one germinated inside the coco pod/Grobo and one germinated inside the peat pod/Start:


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Thats a great comparison! Whether different strains or not, you can definitely tell that the plant has a much easier time. Those roots are gorgeous

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Yeah I agree with @Aang that the Start does a much better job of raising the seedling during germination and early veg. I bet it has to do with the light intensity and the distance between the seedling and the light.

I have noticed considerably more growth and faster progress in the Start during the first 12 days of life compared to germinating in the Grobo Premium.

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Looks good

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Quick update: She’s looking droopy and unhappy. The peat pod seems to be wet even though the wick was removed. Only have the Grobo air pump running at this time.

She might be suffering from damping off. Is there anything that I could do or should I leave her alone?




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@Aang,

  • (#TeamHasGotYouCovered): {:green_thumb:}:

  • (Add Fans Inside To Help Dry The [Peat-Pod] Out): (Sop-Up The Moisture With Napkins Until This Is Resolved): (Can You Build A Little Shelf-Holder For Your Basket To Sit Up On With No Light Penetration): (Just Enough To Stop The Spittles Hitting The [Peat-Pod]): (Lower The Bubbles If It’s Your Own Bubbler -Or- If It’s Not Glued Down, Place The Airstone To Shoot Accross Instead Of Shooting Up):

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@Aang,

  • (Nothing Wrong With Double Topping A Plant): {:wink:}:

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@Aang,

  • (Looks Beautiful -But- I Know There Are Some Hiding Bud-Sites In Your Canopy): (You Can Try Bending Leaves To Look For All Of Them): (More Light They Get, The Better They [& You] Will Be):

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@Aang,

  • (It Would Help If You Take Those Massive Leaves Off :scissors:):

  • ( Kyle Kushman’s No Larf, -Or- Underlings, -So- He Strips All Extra Nodes On His Plant):

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@,

  • (Wow Your Plant Is Acting Like This): (Is By Any Chance Your Light Schedule Set For [18 Hours]):? {:scream:}:

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@Aang It looks like there is way too much water/condensation under the reservoir lid. If water is splashing up there it is surely over saturating the peat pod.

What stage of the grow is this in? I ask because in early veg it fills to the Medium float mark. That could be part of the problem too.

Considering the techniques I mentioned in the damping off victories thread. Also take a look at how @SilverGrobo has added a spacer or another lid to raise the entire pod up.

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@SilverGrobo @miami5th I’m on Day 13, Early Veg 3/14

I have a regular lid I can try adding underneath the peat pod lid but I’m not sure if it’ll fit

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Actually I misspoke. In early veg it fills to the medium float level. In late veg/trans/flower it fills to the high mark.

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@Aang I would scoop out 2-3 cups of water… that should lower the water level line. And as @SilverGrobo says, you can start hitting her with a fan on low now as well.

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The regular lid will not fit. For now I manually drained out some water. I have a fan running too. Will try to figure out a solution when I come back home tonight

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Alrighty then. Hmm, I’m going to be in a similar situation soon as I have 2 seedlings in the Start to transplant into the Grobos once the current plants are harvested.

I know with my old style lid it wasn’t quite a perfect fit on the tank. Just gently laying it on she would sit a good 0.5" higher. Going to have to keep a close eye on the water levels, height of the new peat pod basket, condensation under the new lid, and peat pod wetness once I transplant.

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Day 24 Early Veg 14/14

She’s looking better and her new growth looks healthy :slight_smile:.
I count 5 nodes on her, so I’ll be topping soon and then give her an extra week to recover. She was leaning a lot so I’m using a twist tie to keep her stalk upright.
Planning to take a look at her roots in about 2 weeks, super curious to see how they’re going to look.




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When correcting an error its important to do it in the original post instead of making a new one because most people only read one or two post before trying things out, they will never catch the mistake if its too far down in the posts! :eyes::seedling:

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General practice is NOT to manually adjust water levels!
Work with grobo support on finding a permanent solution to water level issues!
Its important to know if your sensors need adjusting or if there is a technical error with sensors! :eyes::seedling:

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Day 27 Late Veg 3/14

She looked ready so I topped her. I did a drain/fill to give her fresh water and nutes but I noticed bottle #5 did not dispense (bottles # 3 & 4 dispensed). Waiting to hear back from Support on this. I’m wondering if I should manually dose bottle 5. She’s looking good, I want to prevent any cal/mag deficiently issues lol.

EDIT: Figured out what happened with the help of Support. The Grobo completed the dispense action but the tube in bottle #5 is a bit short and it does not reach to the bottom of the bottle. I manually dosed for this drain/fill and will be mindful in replacing bottle #5 sooner until I can fix/extend the tube length. Thanks @Dani for the quick response! :slight_smile:

Before top:


After top:


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Looks like you double topped.
Stroke the leaves downward next time to be sure there is nothing inside! If you know what I mean! :eyes::seedling:

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Ah I think you’re right. I didn’t mean to double top. It’ll be interesting to see how she grows :joy:

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Day 31 Early Veg 7/21

A week after topping her, there are 4 branches growing out :slight_smile:
She has already reached the first fan. I think I might snip off the 2 biggest fan leaves soon. Any advice is appreciated. Thanks!




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Day 43 Late Veg 19/21

I’m removing the smaller branches and cleaning up the bottom of the plant. I think I’m going to let her go into Transition soon. She looks happy :slight_smile:. Any advice is welcome!

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