2nd ever grow, grizzly purp and white widow outdoor off grid


#21

Good evenin all.
A bit of an update. I have released the hounds and pulled off the bottle. I mist them quite often throughout the day and drag them all into the direct window sun at noon.

I have cracked the windows and have let in the nice constant breeze to help with stem strengthening.

Here is their home under the window and T5 light for now.

The one with one cotyledon leaf is actually putting out, i see it!

The others seem to be coming along well just at different rates.

My pride and joy grizz purp is leading but is expected at a week older.

All seems well. I have begun the nutrient schedule at quarter strength as per my feeding schedule…two pinches per 750ml lol.

I am also prepping their forever til harvest home outside in a fenced area. Goats and llama protection.

I am digging holes about 18in diameter 2 feet down, to get some fabric pots to ground level when full.

I dug a bit befire my dang back gave out so my lovely wife hopped right in and shoveled with me.
We got two dug before dark hit. The window of cool weather with daylight is short in the summer where we are. A couple a day will have this all ready for the ladies when they are needing the homes.

Thats all for this update! Planning on figuring oit hardening off process and shade next.


#22

The plants look great, and they are going to love their forever home that you are preparing for them! That looks lovely, and they certainly aren’t going to suffer for lack of sunshine!


#23

Good mornin! Locusts descended last night as they move through and by golly they got through a cracked nursery window. Horrifying pictures ahead.

Sprayed the babies with some neem oil and an organic quadricide in the form of essential oils. All hoppers froze in confusion as I wiped them all away.

Need to get ahold of somethin to keep them at bay. No way I lose this fight before it starts…wait…it started. Arm thyself!

I was inspecting the 3 seeds I had sitting there and they were visible to light. They aint gonna get places without somwthinf to push against so i tossed a handful of soil ontop and today theyve sprung.

7 have leaves and are up and up. I hope this all co tinues well. :slight_smile: It is good practice to baby your plants.
So far I have caught a light distance issue, moisture issue, a plastic cup hitting a leaf and squoshing it, and now a locust invasion…and my plants are still babies!


#24

Yikes! Good luck keeping those vermicious knids at bay!


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#26

All seems well with the babies so far. The two newest seeds werent doing anythinf withour cups, so I added domes again and today they have unfurled and also are growing!

Noting to self that seedlings need dome time until after first leaf set is out and cotyledons are flopping down.

All the plants together.

Added a second light. Had a bit of a time figuring out how to hang it without touching the other light. Fish chocolate cube mold to the rescue hah.

Some detail pics of each minus dome newlings.

My prode and joy.

Guess ill be callin this one limpy. Still alive and growing sloooooowly.

A White widow

Another white widow

And another white widow

Their outside home is near ready and may be just in time. All holes are dug and 10gal bags sunk. Need to now get a tarp and make my soil mixture.

I also have the fence for a shade canopy for transplants and will journal that soonish. They will need it with the weather we have had.


#27

Everything looks great. They are really going to grow when they move out into that sunlight!.. after hardening off.


#28

Yes! Excited to get them hardened off and outside where they can really get started.
Have a roll of burlap bein delivered tomorrow for a wind break and a shade. I am not responsible enough to slowly increase exposure at same time daily so I have to cheat a bit.


#29

It’s not irresponsible to be organized and systematic about your grow. The burlap windbreak and shade sounds like a great idea.


#30


Let’s have a moment of silence for a white widow seed, who no longer need mourn.


#31

:cry:


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#33

I am hoping the cost of shade structure makes up for itself in yield. It is very cheap, and sourcing this for my smoke has given me a source for burlap for farm too. excellent.


$35, One roll of burlap 3 feet tall 150 feet long


$35, 50 feet of fencing, 2x4 grid 4 feet tall


Casts a shadow without the top…may need to double up on the top to ensure shade during high noon.

A $3 hot glue gun with some gorilla glue sticks holds burlap to fencing just fine.