I have self-diagnosed myself with a Dunning-Kruger growing style.
I read about something.
I think “hey I can do that”.
Then I struggle through it/fail/succeed/force it if I have to
Then I read more AFTER I’ve tried it/done it.
Most of the time, this is my way of learning. I’m that kid with the hammer, in the back of the classroom, banging on a square, tying to get it through a round hole. (guess who’s right behind me, licking the windows?)
So my Toxie plants popped outta the ground 40 days ago.
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(For my indoor grow last winter, I tried a method of Torture/Extreme defoliation/Schwazzing. I stripped the plants of almost all their fan leaves on Day 0, Day 21, and Day 42. It’s all in my Sunset Sherbet journal here somewhere.)
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Today is Day 0 for the Toxie Twins. Lights come on at 08.00. they’ve had 36 hours of darkness to get them ready for flowering.
Here’s where the nerd part of me kicks in… So I decided to learn about what I half-assed last winter. And I read a bunch more stuff and a few more puzzle pieces fell into place. But that’s not what I’m here to talk about.
DO NOT watch the following video until you read this: Skip the first 10 seconds. Skip the last 15 seconds. (but it is some cool GOT graphics) Watch it one time at normal speed, then…
Slow the video play speed down to .25 and watch it again
(1) early 11 seconds… You can see the plants after their first schwazz. this should be day 20.
For the sake of argument, I’m calling this Day 0 from Flip (to 12/12).
(2) Day 20 (second trim) Check out the right hand corner of the screen. You’ll see the first signs of the 2nd defoliation.
So if 11 seconds was day 0 and 20 seconds was Day 20… then…
(3) Harvest (appx 72-78 days after flipping).
that looks legit to me. Please don’t take my numbers for it. I’m only justifying my own existence.
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So that’s what I’m going to do again after we wake the plants up. We’re gonna trim most of the leaves off for their Day 0 party, then we’ll give them some water if they feel light enough.
Oh yeah. I bottom fed both plants 4 cups of water on the morning of 01/13 because I knew they were going to have a day of darkness (01/14) because I had to go into the office today so I couldn’t stay home and play with my planites.
Future Me: Please put the trimming shears away if it’s not Day 0, 21 or 42.