So decided to put together my starter tent. Felt bad that the plants kept wanting to curl the leaves up towards the lights. I know it will happen for a bit anyway but I should just have enough room for these until spring. What ya’ll think?
That tent is going to be full!!! Looking good. How far is the light from the plants?
@jetlag right now about 18 inches. Lots of room for all of them until I can start dragging them outside or hand them off to my friends. These are not staying here for ever. Funny story about this. I bought it when I first started growing. I didn’t realize until I started learning about my seeds that I realized my indoor grow of a plant that was destined to be 8 feet tall I bought a 4x4x8. But then I moved them outside to grow while I took a trip to S Korea.
That is funny. Curious to see how fast they grow
I expect that they will grow to about 18 inches tall before they get transplanted. Right now they are only just over 10 days old. Not bad for an old retired guy in his basement.
Taking notes and learning
I’m no genius on this. Mostly it is let them have light and water but it does start with good soil. I am using Fox Farm Ocean Forest for this grow. Looks like these plants love it.
My first 2 grows I used HF and OF 50/50 with the OF in the bottom half of the bags. My super duper scientific theory was to let the roots grow into the OF, as it is a bit hotter than the HF. I had issues with the grows later, mostly related to me being totally new at this, and temps in the greenhouse of 100+F
I plan to put a decent amount of worm poop in the pots at the final transplant along with a bit more perlite because they are going into fabric pots outside this summer. I can understand why you had issues with temps over 100 in an enclosed space can cook these guys but put them in open sun and they just love it.
I have a few WW photo seeds left as well as a few Gold leaf. I may plant a couple outside near the woods this summer
The tall plant you see in this picture by the little old lady (my mother in law) grown in full sun is a Durban Poison. If you want to grow some really good weed outdoors with little to no problems than Durban is your choice. I screwed that plant up and still got over a pound of bud.
Every time I see this photo,
it brings a smile to my face, one day I’ll be able to grow outdoors
Great start to this round, things look promising
A day dream!!
Me too. More so because my MIL is a card. She is 86 and gets around just fine. She is singularly responsible for the gardens around my yard and I recognize that. Yes I hope that someday everyone can grow their own. It should be allowed as well as having the stores we do that sell cannabis products. Eventually it will happen. There was a time in my life when cannabis was not against the law and it is finally changing back around.
I am a little concerned about the size of the pots they are in so I bought some slightly larger ones. I will probably be transplanting them to those in a week or two. I am just waiting for more root structure so that the transplant will go a little smoother.
That is fantastic, both the plant and your mother in law. She’s out there working it, lol. I may prepare a spot with HF and OF and stick them in the ground. My 3 WW last summer were almost as tall in measly 5Gal bags, but is I said earlier, I was new and learning. Here is a link to the journal if interested. By the way, I still have one alive in the bag no less. A long story but finally in flower but will probably not make much.
I am very excited about trying to see what I can make of this runt. This seed seemed to have stared out life upside down as she took the long way to the surface.
@jetlag the link to your journal wasn’t in there just tag me in it and I will find it that way. One of the things I forgot when I put my tent up was to pull out my thermometer. So now I have got all of that working now with fans in the back giving them some outdoor movement. I am also preparing to put them in slightly larger peat pots. They should be just the right size for the hand offs to everyone and to plant into my yard.
@scylents I used to think that way but I see signs everywhere that eventually weed will become legal again.
Here is an update. Things are going along swimmingly. All plants are still upright and have green color to their leaves. That is a good sign. Just to catch people up with this grow (my third grow) I started 15 seeds from a “Baker’s Mix” here from ILGM. At first 13 made the surface and began growing but a 14th did make it in. The strains are GSCE, Wedding Cake, and Cherry Pie. It is a soil grow and will be done outside in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Most of the plants will go to others to grow. I am just the guy to get them on their way to their full potential (yah right!). I am keeping 4 of these and the rest will be sent to new homes. At that point I will stop following them so much but I might get an update as they go from my friends.
So I decided to take individual pictures so that I can begin to identify them as individuals. I am growing an additional GCSE that came in as others were already reaching. I do have two runts though. You will see as you look. The first 4 are mine.
Here are the remaining 10 in no particular order.
Oh to continue on the description of the grow. I have started them and are vegging them in a 2x2x4 tent. Yes it is a small tent and why would someone growing weed have such a small tent? Well that is what happens when you have money to burn (not rich just feel like it) and don’t read the instructions written on the side of the seeds. LMAO. Yeah funny story I had no idea how big pot was going to grow so I bought this tent. I never returned it thinking hey maybe I can use it for other seedlings like tomatoes and other veggies. We have a very nice garden in the yard.
Well anyway the soil they are growing in is FFOF and are currently in peat pots. The small ones I believe are going to be too small for me so I am preparing to put them in the slightly larger ones you see them in also a peat pot. When my girls go to their home that will be in some fabric pots outside in the sunniest location in my yard. They will join a chorus of flowers, fruits and vegetables in my just under an acre piece of heaven. We are also planning on a professionally done paving paths done as well as a more elaborate firepit than the one I created during my first grow. It is an exciting time as we are thinking ahead to life beyond this house.
My wife and I are retired and love to travel the world and have the means so there will come a time…
So this is the start they have gotten.
Great update @Oldsoldier1976
I enjoyed keeping up with you last journal, the plants, the back yard improvements… looking forward to this one!
Thanks, it is fun being able to do stuff. I am very lucky to have all that I have. I hope that some of the newbies that are considering outdoor grows someday get inspired by mine. The great part is this time I get to watch them grow up close myself this summer LMAO. Whatever will that be like? I will endeavor to make it entertaining as the entire process of growing this stuff is soooooo slow we have to adlib to these journals. Things like pointing out the usefulness of this PH meter. The combination light/moisture/PH meter that is useless as a PH meter.