Location: Alberta Canada (Legal Yay!)
Setup: 2x4x6.5 closet tent, 6" exhaust fan with carbon filter circulating room air in office with window cracked to help control Temps & provide fresh air.
Lights for veg: 2x 200w 6400k full spectrum CFL
Lights for flower: HLG V2 320xl (pending order)
Medium: Soil, Fox Farms Happy frog
Container: 5 Gallon smart pots.
Nutrients: Chem Gro 4-20 dry mix!! (exciting!)
Seeds: 2 Crop King seeds CBD auto cheese
80% Indica, 20% Sativa
Effect: Calming, Relaxing Medical
After 24 days up in the north pole (okay not quite but close) I get 5 days at home and am going to be rushing to start my next grow before I get my new roommate take the reigns under my guidance, she’s a student and I’ve offered her cheap rent so I’m not a slave driver lol.
So here is the plan in detail, please chime in with anything you think I’ve missed as a detailed pre planning makes a world of difference.
24hr soak in distilled water
I prefer to germinate my seeds in jiffy pucks, I pour boiling water on the 2 pucks and let them cool to just being warm then place the seeds in them before covering the lid of the jiffy germinating greenhouse.
Place in a warm dark/dim spot until it sprouts
Then will move to tent and 1 cfl will be turned on.
Before plants hit the top of the dome they will be transfered into forever homes (5 gallon pots).
smart pots will have equivalent of a solo cup center spot worth of seeding soil for plant to get started in with remainder of pot filled with with happy frog & 30% perlite (as autos like airy soil) mixed with some Endo Mycorrhizal and finally topped with Damascus earth to avoid knats, of course giving a little drink after transplant.
Clear homemade domes will Be used until they out grow them as my humidity is 20% before humidifier usage.
Once transplant I will be putting up yellow gnat stickies as a preventive measure because they tried to attack my last grow but I got them super early.
The plan is to try and grow these autos through the veg state on the happy frog and let them get situated before giving them nutes for the flowering period.
This will be my first time using the Chem Gro mix and thus I’ll be doing some pre mix and trials to make sure I have it figured out myself prior to coaching my roommate via texts lol.
Thanks to @spyonyou I’ll be re working my tent after a trip to my local hardware store because I love his Drainage and scog system so much. Spy can you tell me what type of boards you used as I notice you have a nice height in order to pull your pans out and it’s more than flipping a 2x4 on its side trying to think of the easiest idea as I don’t have tools currently.
As soon as I get home tomorrow afternoon I will be going to the grow store for some happy frog as I only have ocean forest right now and the hardware store for tent materials.
Unfortunately i don’t have a exterior vent to exhaust to in the winter and pull from in the summer, my plan is to cut 4" vent that I have yet to install but it’s really cold here and it’s an extra cost so I’m going to delay doing that until spring because I also have to access my neighbours yard to do it . Something I want to not rush and take my time do it right due to weather concerns.