So he had no idea how many seeds he dropped into that baby food jar he gave me - all told there were actually 25 seeds that he handed me. He had them in water for 48hrs (who knows he’s not always clear headed… could have been 72hrs or more for all I know). He’s done outdoor guerilla grows in the past so that’s where he was going I guess - but way too late here in NE to start one now. Of the twenty seeds that germ’d 8 had solid 3/8" taps, 4-5 were just starting to show a tap and another 5-6 that the casing was cracked open and the tap was just starting. Another five seeds were almost black looking with no change after setting in a paper towel with mykos for 24hrs.
Let me answer the question most will have as they read this, Yes, he dropped three strains of seeds into a single jar - then lost his motivation. So again, I’ll be growing plants without knowing for sure what each strain is… At least I have my known autos…
24hrs after hitting soil
24hrs after being planted we have 4 new seedlings in the prop tray. Best I can do for lighting for the next week or two will be these cfl’s. I just wanted something there to greet/encourage the seedlings as they break the surface - there’s also a 35w blue spot on them to generate some heat and humidity inside the dome.
My existing first run ladies are in their last week or so now. Stopped feeding them nutes a week ago. They’ll get their last watering this weekend then be placed in total darkness on mon/tues for 4 days to dry out before being harvested. Once harvested the autos go into the tent under the LEDs and these new seedlings move under the 4’ fluorescent bulbs. I’ll be looking to keep the new photos in veg until I harvest the autos in 65-75 days. I don’t know if the timing works perfectly but that’s what I’m aiming for. The primary reason I wanted to grow autos is that I should be able to turn my smaller tent over every 75-90 days. That’s potentially FOUR harvests per year. Shit I could actually get good at this if I can harvest four times a year,
The one nice thing about growing photos inside is that I should be able to keep them in veg as long as I need to, then flip the lights to 12/12 when it’s time to move to the tent. The biggest issue for me (other than lack of knowledge or experience) is real estate - my grow space is limited.
Time to go relax and spend an hour or so in the room - enjoy the day!