Strain; ILGM Super Lemon Haze (SLH) fem, photo
Soil: Start in FFHF pint starter pots, then transplant to 1gal fabric pots, bottom half FFOF, top FFHF; to be transplanted to final 5gal fabric pots
System type ? Indoor, small tent, small height, soil
PH of runoff: Have not measured runoff yet due to size; not watering to sufficient runoff to test. Being watered with PH’d tap water, gassed for 24hrs PH’d to 6.40 PPM 170
What is strength of nutrient mix? FF trio purchased, but no nutrients yet
Light system, size? 2 LED Dimgogo “1500W equivalent” lights; 265W draw. Tent was originally 5x5’ but modified to 4x5x5. Grow space is not optimal, hard to reach, can’t close the tent all the way but the room is light-tight and previously used for growing. They’re getting 18/6 lighting.
Temps; seems kind of high 88 - 71 degrees
Humidity; seems kind of low? 38 - 61
Ventilation system; 4inch 190CFM fan/filter pulling out to the same room; tent door cannot be fully closed due to location. Vents open at the bottom of the tent. No, intake fans. (2) 6" fans running in tent.
AC, Humidifier, De-humidifier, No, I’m really out of electrical outlets
Co2; Prior to reading on the board, I’d bought an ExHale bag; due to my high temps, I just threw it in the tent.
A little background, not a huge smoker (used to be); now more prefer concentrated oil to vape sparingly to control anxiety mainly but also depression. Small amounts, typically not to get high. Though, I still do socially or for “special events”. OH is not legal yet. Tired of the black market; always wanted to try to grow and haven’t had the opportunity until now. I’ve been viewing this forum for a month or more, mostly a lurker. Feel like I know some of you guys; this is a very friendly, respectful, supportive and knowledgeable forum. Any insight will be welcome. Criticism, kudos, whatever. I don’t know shit. I’ll try to research and do the work before panicking over anything. I have kind of a limited kind of situation, so I’m not gonna be able to make everything perfect and ideal.
So, I finally ordered some seeds 10xSLH; payment a breeze, service very little touch as expected (just enough), delivery was prompt, about 10 days. Highly disappointed after receiving seeds as I only had ONE dark seed. They were all very small (maybe the strain), but they were really light colored and some really almost white. I didn’t feel the seeds were viable looking at them.
Germination issues: !@#$, this stage (which seems it should be the simplest) just really seems to keep tripping me up. 1st set, I started the 3 darkest/strongest looking in a glass of tapwater for 48hr, all 3 cracked. White visible. I moved to paper towels over a heatmat. Very hard to maintain moisture, but I got taproots on all 3, the big dark seed (we’ll call her SLH1) was the best. Put them in some Jiffy peat pods with the humidity dome over and heatmat under. Only the strongest looking seed (SLH1) survived. Watering was just misting and misting the dome. So, SLH1 proceeded. I planted them all lil 1PINT starter pots that I had available on 6/1, so I’m call that her bday. I replanted the other two in the starter pots hoping, but no. 6/6 I soaked 3 more SLH seeds. ALL 3 CRACKED. This time I skipped the peat pods, heating mat and paper towel; dropped immediately into FFHF 1pint starters with homemade “humidity domes” but I think i put too many holes in them. This time 2/3 have sprouted up. I want 3 big plants in this lil tent, so this is kinda ideal. I still kinda question my seeds a bit, but it’s worked out and the FACT is, all of em LOOKED weak, only 3/6 survived, BUT 6/6 CRACKED in water, so they were VIABLE. That means in my newbie inexperience, I killed them; I will not start an issue or ask for replacements. Personally, I think SLH1 looks particularly hearty and healthy. Sorry for the quality of the pics, I tried to shine a lil white shop light on them.
I have a couple questions on the SLH1 though. 5th node was just sprouting up and I made an attempt at a FIM. She was transplanted from the pint container on Wed 6/14 (yesterday) into the 1gal fabric. At transplant, roots visible thru bottom and around the corners. No visible shock today, I did not disturb the root/soil ball at all and just placed it with the shape of the pot intact. Visible growth today before the FIM. Did add mykos for root stimulation both when putting into the pint and yesterday’s gallon fabric pot. My question is really just how she is growing. It looks like at every node I’m getting multiple stems/branches? They started with just leaves. Isn’t that what we are trying to attempt to train in with FIM/Topping? Is she just doing it by herself?