Another first grow

Yes. Right out of the bag (new).

Later on down the road you will be flushing everything out, sorry if I say something you already know. I just know, as a new grower it can be almost over whelming not knowing what to expect.

We are here to help you with that. Not just me, but many other growers. If I can’t help, somebody will…lol. And trust me, I don’t know it all…lol

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Ok, that is what i thought you meant. I did not rinse the coco coir i have the seedlings currently in. Unless you count the watering (with nutrients) until runoff i have done…

What benefit does rinsing the new coco coir / mix have? Just to clean it from the factory process?

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If you have a particular question about anything, simply reply with the @ symbol in front of someones name like @Reitus to get there attention. You can list up to ten people in a message to call for help.

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Ok thanks @spyonyou. Im still getting used to the forum layout.

At this point, im going to leave everything alone and let my mistake dry up, hehe. We will see where the seedlings are at in a day or so.

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Excellent! You’ll be fine! Don’t worry.

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Rinsing can drastically bring down ph, & other chemical levels that are to high for your plant to begin with. It is always best to read the chemical %s of what’s in the bag to see if it’s a good balance for your babies, or you could overdose them. In which case would burn them, causing chemical burn spots on leaves and even yellowing of leaves, and in some cases would cause leaves to wilt… depending on the severity of the burn.

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Welcome to the community! The only stupid question is the one left unasked. We all started somewhere and people here are really great. Set to follow!

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Welcome to the forum.

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So now that i am just waiting. I have been putting thought into what im going to do during the vegetation phase. I want to manifold, and clone the tops?

Im setting this tent up for veg / clone use. I think it would be nice to have one tent veg and one tent flower. If, of course, i can manage to figure this all out. Im going to put forth the effort anyways :slight_smile:

My mix table:

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I have a smaller setup that I just finished ( like yesterday) ,but I did similar I got a seedling box a veg tent and a flower tent. I just hate waiting I wanna always be closing… Wait wrong line that was wolf of wall street. always be harvesting!

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@SKORPION are you going to clone or just germinate at the right time to keep working a veg and flower tent?

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I don’t plan on cloning , at least not yet I just planned to timing my start up like 4 to 6 weeks apart for autos 8 to 10 for photos. I kinda wanna experiment and stock up on many strains until I settle on a couple. However if my wife disrupts my seed budget well… I’m flexible on cloning.

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So the little runt seedling that was determined to root upside down is finally looking normal. I was sure i would lose it especially since i drenched the solo cups… twice. Its the one closest to the camera.

The cups seem to be drying out pretty good. I think placing the many holes in the sides of the cups were a good idea for helping dry out the medium.

The seedlings seem healthier and definately have grown. I didnt do anything but remove the domes for a few mins. BS1 and BS2 are about to be wider than the little domes they are contained in. I have some 3 gallon fabric pots filled with my coco coir / peralite mix. I will rinse these 3 gallon and place the whole solo in them for the time being. This will allow me to use some larger domes. I like the fact that when i check the seedlings under the dome, i can see the small water droplets on the leaves. @SKORPION @spyonyou @Draco1

The coco coir seems neutral. Is rinsing required?

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I was told that coco is a dirty medium (dusty) and because it’s dirty it can hold stuff that effects the ph if not rinsed out. I fought ph issues and I believe because of that, is the reason for my unstable ph issues. I literally had to run about 20 gal of water through my 4 gal fabric pots to get it half way straightened out. I did not rinse the coco.
Others may have had a different experience. So don’t take just my word. Maybe it was the coco that I was using.
I just know after I ran the 20 gal through. It got better. :sunglasses:

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Well if you like the look of domes check out mine about 6 weeks ago.i try to use a dome until I can’t.

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So, i wanted to go ahead and get my seedlings into the 3 gallon smart pots. I have no doubt i did this to early but I could not help myself. I rinsed the 60/40 coco coir in the smart pots. I had placed an empty solo cup in the middle as @spyonyou suggested.

What are some of your alls methods of transplanting without the medium falling apart once it has left the container? My 60/40 coco coir and perlite medium was moist but it was very fragile and crumbly (is that even a word, lol). @Draco1 @SKORPION @anon89489555

It held together good while i had the cup upside down with the seedling between my fingers but on the turn to place it in the premade hole it fell all apart, yikes!! I managed to get them in the hole upright but it was scary, especially when you feel like the seedlings are super fragile. I realized i was holding my breath the hole time.

Anyways, they are in 3 gallon smart pots and have domes in which the leaves cannot touch the sides. That is what started the whole thing. I didnt like the leaves touching the sides of the domes…

The flushed 3 gallon smart pots x4 increased the humidity in the tent to 79% last i peeked in too.

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I really don’t transplant, but I would assume it fell apart part because the roots were not established to hold it together.

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@Reitus It’s okay as long as you didn’t break the root even if you bent the root a little bit it’s still okay. Bent roots will just go a different direction. As long as the roots didn’t break, you will be fine. And the reason it’s scary when you transplant, because that’s when you find out that you actually care about your plant. “Gosh, I don’t want to hurt it”… it’s natural as a care taker of your plants, to be protective over them. I am protective over mine. I water Clod mine, to his new home. Wet water not soaked but wet to hold together and reduce shock. Not enough to drowned it.

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It better not be a he, I said it’s new home. Not His, stupid auto-correct. But that’s what I get for using voice typing.

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Well crap, it might be a miracle if i make it to the finish. Another lesson learned :slight_smile:

Thanks for the feedback and support guys.

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