I have a few plants, Blueberry Auto, Bubblegum auto and a Gold Leaf fem. The plan is to grow in pots and move outside, I am in southern MA and our traditionally our frost date is Memorial day weekend, but if I google it I am looking at the last week in April. Granted I have trust issues. lol
I started one of each at the end of march (28thish) inside and put the cracked seeds into peat pots with Coast of Maine seedling soil. Don’t know my water PH (need to calibrate the ph pen) so I am using spring water now. Basic lighting was a florescent light and a seedling/grow screw-in light.
I started 2 more in solo cups (holes in bottom) same medium on April 5th. They are currently the same size as my ones from late march.
I have been reading… holy moly there is a lot of information on here. My plants are tiny in comparison to you-alls plants. The first thing I noticed was my goldleaf starter leaves were getting yellow, so I used some of the seedling fertilizer from ILGM… that greened those up. The BG and BB never really saw that issue. I was concerned about over watering so I used a spray bottle and when the soil was dryish I sprayed around the outside of the plant.
When the days are nice and sunny I move these plants to my greenhouse (not heated so they can’t stay over night yet) and have a gentle fan (large computer case fan) blowing or outside in direct sunlight. When its crappy, like today, I keep them inside and they have my crappy lights.
I moved the first plants on Sunday to their 7 gal pots thinking their lack of growth issue was due to lack of nutrients. They are now in fabric pots with Ocean forest and Happy frog in an out to in layer. Happy Frog (both with supplemental perlite) is closer to the little babies. Sunday and Monday we had wonderful sun and they were outside. They came in at night got some more light and then went to bed.
Just wondering why they are so tiny still… like they are just existing at this size. When they are out in the sun its not super warm, high 50s to 60s. Humidity in my house is horrible… heat is forced hot air. So if I can maintain 40+ I am doing well, unless its raining. Do I need better lights for when they are inside? Too much water? Too little water?
When you guys talk run off and measuring… are you watering enough that water comes out the bottom of the pot? Should I be watering that way and then not watering at all until fully dry?
I might want to try an indoor grow later. I would like to get through an outside grow first. With that said I am willing to invest in a good light, even if its to hang it in the greenhouse.
Also, I read fill the cup… after I didn’t fill the cup. Ooopsie.
Since putting them in the 7gal it dawned on me, cats… had to deter the cats. Hence my part of greenhouse plastic to keep them out of the pots.
Thoughts? Guidance? Just know… I am curious about everything, but can go down a rabbit hole… One of the things I have noticed about the forum is how nice you all are.
Thanks in advance!