Egyptian Trek Day 32:
!Warning! Lots of pics!
The Tuts are 32 days from sprout and the Northern Lights is 25 days from sprout. I’m officially calling this week 1 of vegetative stage.
The ladies were showing a little nutrient deficiency in the past week and I knew I’d be transplanting soon into FFOF. I hadn’t used any nutrients as of yet and was planning on not using any until a few weeks in their final pots. I transplanted 2 days ago.
Here’s the process:
Fox Farms Ocean Forest with an 8qt bag of perlite mixed in for added drainage.
I also added 1/2 Tbsp./gl. of Dolomite Lime to help stabilize the soil Ph.
I mixed it thoroughly and put it in 5 gl fabric pots.
I pushed an empty seedling pot into the soil to make a hole exactly the size I needed for my ladies and sprinkled Mycos into the holes.
Ank is the biggest plant of the 3 and this is her root mass. It looks like I transplanted at the right time. Nef’s roots were slightly less visible and Aurora’s slightly less still but all were ready.
Here they are after transplant with a light watering. I wanted to give them a couple days in the FFOF to see how they adjusted to their new home and feed them today if they needed it. It looks like they won’t need nutrients yet so my original strategy is working, for now.
Ankhesenamun was the smallest seed and is still the biggest plant of the 3. She’s about 6 inches tall currently and looks very hardy.
Nefertiti is about 5 1/2 inches tall and she’s looking great also. Although she was a huge, fat seed, and sprouted aggressively, her sister is still bigger, but not by much.
Aurora is also about 5 1/2 inches tall but since she’s a week younger, she’s still a little smaller than the other two but catching up quickly.
I apologize for the blurry pics. I didn’t want to turn the fans off.
We now have both the lights on and set about 24" from the tops of the plants. This seems to be the sweet spot for these 300 watters. The scrog net goes on next, I expect in the next few weeks.
It’s been a busy few days. I’m still amazed by these plants. Before I started this hobby, I probably had only seen a marijuana plant in person a couple times, let alone grow one. The progression is fascinating and I love going down and just looking at them. I never thought I could do this but thanks to all of your help, it seems to be going pretty well. If I get 1 bud from these plants I’ll consider it a win. Hopefully we’ll do much better than that though!
Thanks to all the adventurers that have joined me on this expedition. If you see anything that looks like it needs attention, please feel free to comment.
Stay tuned, plenty more to come!