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    Default Unanswered: Unbelievable growth, roots galore.

    So, went away leaving 4 x fastbuds GG on grow, automatic watering (wilma system using soil). I've come back to find them absolutely thriving!!! So much so that the roots have literally broken through the fabric pots and are hanging out the bottom approx 1ft into the wilma tray.

    My concern is now anything root rot related, I've never had this happen.. I've never had plants grow so big and healthy (they're monsters) so what do I do with the 1ft of 'mane'-like roots dangling onto the plastic reservoir lid?? Any ideas or help would be much appreciated!!

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    Dammm it’s a fookin jungle man, nice to come back to though eh lol
    Current grow Fastbuds stardawg and Mexican airlines
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    Quote Originally Posted by scorpion View Post
    Dammm it’s a fookin jungle man, nice to come back to though eh lol
    Better than coming back to 4 dead plants lol

    Will be absolutely fuming if the roots rot or anything!

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    Cheers mate how old they

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shreder View Post
    Cheers mate how old they

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    44 days from planting , they're only just starting to show pistols!

    I started them and then got seperated from them due to this covid business. Very luckily I have my lights and watering on smart plugs and a very big reservoir! Couldn't physically see them but could control everything from my phone - and just based it all on watering and light schedule from past grows that have worked.

    Was not expecting the size of them though when I got back today!!

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    Wutt you werent there at all for over a month??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shreder View Post
    Wutt you werent there at all for over a month??

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    Nah not the whole time mate, been unable to get back for a little over 2 weeks. They were nice and tall before but not with exposed roots!

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    This is why I love Wilma's, so little maintenance with great results.

    I also have some fast buds Gorilla glue going at the moment, along with their six shooter. 2 Wilma big 4's with clay pebbles

    I wouldn't worry about root rot.. not unless your res temps are hitting over 22c. In which case I'd reccomend looking into a chiller.

    All the best

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    Also No harm in adding an airstone or something to add some extra dissolved oxygen into the res. That would help avoid root rot. I've not used soil in a Wilma before but I presume you can use a zyme product as well to help break up any dead root matter which would help keep the res tank a little bit cleaner too. Hope that helps

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    Fingers crossed the roots are good m8, I never knew you could have an auto watering going with soil I’ll have to look into that

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    massivley interested in this looking to move away from handballing in soil, my light comes on at night to try avoid these nightmare daytime temps atm but who can be arsed watering plants at 11pm at night? Not to bad at first but 3 grows in and im done lol

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    Personally I would prune the roots off at the pots. You have a Wilma system not a RDWC, you won't gain anything by leaving the roots but you could cause yourself lots of problems if you leave them. Same happened to me and my thinking was I would get the best of both worlds RDWC/Wilma hybrid but it didn't work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dantheman View Post
    massivley interested in this looking to move away from handballing in soil, my light comes on at night to try avoid these nightmare daytime temps atm but who can be arsed watering plants at 11pm at night? Not to bad at first but 3 grows in and im done lol
    I literally got it for the exact reason of not faffing around at watering times. I empty the reservoir once a week/once a fortnight mix in my feed and I'm sorted, the pump is on my timer.

    Im no growing expert, I'm just lazy... And it's working!

    I have 4 very healthy and very tall GG on it now few weeks into flower (pic from 3 weeks ago, too lazy to go take a new one)

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