I started 7 Maui Wowie fems (were on sale 10+10, $93, hard to beat) from ILGM in September while my LA Confidentials were wrapping up. Germination start 9/26 and they were all popped up by 9/30. I germ’d in water overnight (pH 6.5) and then planted in miracle grow “hot” indoor planting mix. After two weeks six were moved into two gallon pots with Roots Organics coco based soil. One was given to a friend.
I am attempting a twelve plant, three-stage perpetual grow - 5 weeks (2 seedling, 3 veg) under a 45W(150eq) blurple LED, 5 weeks (1 veg, 4 flower) under a 285w (1500eq) blurple LED, an 5 weeks (remaining flower) under a 400W HPS/400W MH lamp. Next week I’ll start germination of 4 Bergman gold leaf, five weeks later 4 Cali Dream, and five weeks after that 4 Chronic Widow (all from premium mix pack). If it works, I’ll keep cycling in more seeds.
I am using flower power ferts at 1/4 dosage, except boost and foliar which will be full dosage. Seedlings get water, veg phase is split between start and grow formulas, and bloom for flowering except for the week 9 flush. Foliar will be used for last week of veg and first two weeks of flower. Boost is for weeks 6 and 7 of flowering.
Plants are healthy so far. I believe I had some sort of boron deficiency early that no longer is impacting new growth, only some original growth. The internet says it could be the hot soil I used for germination, dry conditions (I underwatered at one point), or pH issues (I replaced my ph meter for more confidence in the readings after). Or all of the above. I had wavy leaves early on, which could’ve been related to the hot soil or just too close to the light
I’ve had 100% germ rate when following ILGM instructions
See the wavy leaves
Was concerned if the 45W LED would be enough, but the growht so far is similar to prior indoor grows using a 400W MH lamp. It sure is blurple though.
Full leaves and good color, IMO
Potential Boron Deficiency early on has cleared up on new growth
Strain; Type, Bag seed, or NA: currently 6 ILGM Maui Wowie Fem.
Age from sprout 26 days
Age from flower about:n/a
Soil in pots, Hydroponic, or Coco? Coco based soilless potting soil from Roots Organics, 2 gallon pots at the moment
How often do I water and how do I determine when to water: every other day
PH of runoff or solution in reservoir? ph is 5.9 going in, ph of runoff is currently between 5.9 and 6.3 depending on the pot
What is strength of nutrient mix? EC, or TDS. Following flower power schedule at 1/4 dosage, currently using about 150ppm of “start”, about to transition to grow
Indoor or Outdoor: indoor
Room size is currently 24"x24"x48" reflective grow tent
Light system, size, height from plants: 45w (150w eq) LED light, 18" from tops; seedlings at 24/0; veg at 18/6 (current)
Temps; Day, Night: 75 day, 65 night, heat mats are used in addition to heat generated by the LED. Outside tent, the ambients it about 65
Humidity; Day, Night: 60-70%
Ventilation system; Yes, No, Size: 1 120 cfm exhaust
AC, Humidifier, De-humidifier: no
Co2; Yes, No: no