Thank you! This was helpful and gave me a bit more confidence to "launch" this on Saturday! :) Will def post photos!
And we are officially over grown...
I did my best to train this plant down which it would be way past the lights if they weren't there. The technique works but the lower auxiliary branches are beginning to out grow the space. Luckily She is stacked and shooting out pistols so this phase of growth should be done. Now for bud formation. I hope it goes well with such a crowded cabinet.
Been a while since I last updated the forum on my grow. As mentioned earlier, I extended the veg state (PPM 1275, 9/9/5 ratios, 18 hours of light, day time temp 78) to 5 total weeks which provided significant girth to the plant. Since then I have flipped from early bloom (2 weeks) and completed the first flowering stage (2 was, 1350 PPM, 1.5/7.5/7.5 ratios, 12 hrs of sunlight, day time temp 74). Here are some pics.
Experiencing some nutrient burn so conducted a water change on the stage flip today.
Trellis has been overtaken by the plant so its held by one suction cup to stand the plant up more vertically. Getting another trellis to support the overweight buds from leaning toward the sides of the bloom.
You may have noticed your BLOOM awoke today with a software update available.
The update includes some bug squashes and improvements under the hood.
If you did not see the message, you can still find the update by going to your BLOOMs Wi-Fi section and selecting Software Updates.
As always, let us know if you have any questions or issues about the update.
Here at the BLOOM Lab, we are working to refine our tomato recipes. We've planted 3 BLOOM's with the same variety of tomato on the same day. We've transplanted small seedlings into each BLOOM and are running each BLOOM on a different grow recipe. We'll evaluate the effectiveness of each recipe based on several factors:
-Plant health and appearance
-No Blossom End Rot - which can be caused by an imbalance of Calcium
-Quantity and quality of fruit set
-Longevity of life
Pictures taken 30 days after transplanting:
BLOOM #1: He was leaning a bit towards the door, so we used suction cups and string to tie him back...
BLOOM #2: He's ready for a pruning and a trellis...
BLOOM #3: this one is also ready for a trellis, which help him stand up straight...
All in all, we are very happy with how quickly our tomatoes are growing after being in the BLOOM for only 30 days. More to come on the quest for the perfect tomato!
Are you interested in creating your own Grow Recipe? Here are some of the basics to explain what each of the Grow Recipe variables mean. You can find more tips by tapping each variable on the BLOOM Control Panel or BloomGrows App.
Stage #, Stage Name & Time/Days:
This will vary depending on the plant you’re growing, but a BLOOM Recipe is divided into various stages such as Germination, Seedling, Vegetative, Early Bloom, Bloom
1, Bloom 2, Flowering, Fruiting, etc. You can even set a drying and curing stage if needed. Choose the duration of each stage by selecting the number of days and the BLOOM will alert you when it is time to move on to the next stage.
PPM (Parts per Million):
PPM is measured every few seconds by BLOOM AI and ensures that your plant is receiving the proper nutrients in the proper ratios. Your Peristaltic Dosing Pumps will automatically dose as needed to maintain your target PPM.
This is your FloraGro nutrient solution. It contains more Nitrogen, which is crucial to build strong roots during the vegetative state.
This is your FloraMicro nutrient solution. A higher ratio of this may be used during a plant’s growth and bloom cycles. FloraMicro also contains high levels of Calcium needed for tasty tomatoes.
This is your FloraBloom nutrient solution. It contains a higher ratio of Phosphorus and Potassium as well as Calcium, which will all be needed during flowering and fruiting.
Each plant type has an optimal pH level that will allow it to take in the optimal level of nutrients. Most plants like a pH of between 5.5 and 6.8, but it is best to research the ideal pH level of your specifi c plant when setting this variable for your Grow Recipe.
This variable sets the target hours of “sunlight” for a plant in a 24 hour day. Many plants have different lighting needs at different times in their “season.” Longer and shorter light cycles can force certain behaviors (delaying or inducing flowering, for example) in many specific plants. Lights can be dimmed from “Advanced Settings”.
Setting the correct target daytime temperature ensures that your plant can metabolize at the ideal rate. The BLOOM has a cooling and heating system to maintain your target temperature and a day/night temperature differential of 7 degrees Fahrenheit to mimic a cooler nighttime temperature. Day/Night variance can be customized from “Advanced Settings”.
BLOOM will maintain humidity levels at 60% throughout your grow. You have the option to leave the Humidifier Reservoir empty and to pause the humidifier for one week at a
Go ahead and take a stab at creating your own recipe or reach out if you would like some help!
MMMM, who doesn't love pancakes. I'm growing the same strain as @I_like_plants, but a month or two behind. She's definitely a very indica dominate strain with a very short and stout phenotype, so it should be perfect for the Bloom.
Here's the progress so far:
Sprouted after 2 days
About 3 weeks and a nice vacation later Mrs. Griddle was already looking beautiful!
First pruning went well, and loped off some massive fan leaves!
At the end of the veg cycle she had exploded into a small bush.
Today, after a second trim and water change heading into an early bloom stage.
I've had these curing for a bit now, but here are the results from my first harvest...pretty amazing in my view. I might not have trimmed everything ideally given it was my first go 'round...but I did a little quality control testing and this passed the test :-)! The jars are 3 pints ea., ~2.4oz per jar. Again, maybe some dead weight in there due to my novice trimming but a pretty good haul! One thing I need to figure out is the drying/curing better -- this doesn't have the pungent aroma that I think is typical...but the effectiveness seems to be there. harvest.jpg
Hello BLOOM enthusiasts, Happy Thursday!
By now your BLOOM would have alert you of a new software update. Some of the improvements in this update include:
Fixes to the time-lapse status report
Improvements to the radiator fans commands
Fixes to the database overflow instances causing some crashes
And a few bug fixes, including the one that would replace a recipe when changing to a new recipe stage
If you do not see the alert, you can always find the update in the Wi-Fi section of your BLOOM, going to Menu, Wi-Fi, and Software Updates
Let us know if you have any questions or issues pertaining this update.
Thank you, and happy growing!
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Optimal Recipe Length
Looking for advice on the optimal recipe length for a Sativa Cannabis (from seed).
I replicated the recipe for another user's cannabis plant (Flapjacks) but given that my seeds are Sativa (vs Indica) and recommend "50 Day Flowering" on the back of the package, concerned that the 99 days that the recipe (including Germination, Seedling, Flush & Dry) might still be too long.
Any advice on how to best set this up in terms of duration? Or is trial and error the best bet?