Hey ILGM Gang! Here I is, a few weeks late but eager to get started. I am still organizing my thoughts and plan and figured one of the best ways to do that is to begin a Journal and document stream of consciousness type planning. This will be my third indoor grow since recreational marijuana cultivation became legal in my state in January 2017. I grew two photo plants in a scrog my first grow. My second grow was three autoflower plants with just gentle LST. This grow will be two autoflower strains with Gentle LST.
I have had a very hectic and stressful year so far as is noted in other threads. Given those circumstances, I had planned to sow seeds 4/1/18 but it was not to be.
I will focus this Journal on my Tent Grow of two (2) Autoflower strains both in 3.9 gallon autopots. Each plant will have a dedicated 12 gallon reservoir and both with receive AN Ph Perfect Sensi Grow and Bloom 2-Part base nutrients. I will be using my own tap water which draws at 61ppm and about an 8.4 pH. Both autopot pots are filled with straight coco coir with no additional perlite or other substances. Both autopot pots have air domes placed in the bottom of the pot and will receive approx 11lpm once activated at approximately day 21 from sprout. Both pots have root control discs placed under the airdomes and both have “pot socks.” I have my additives all lined up and they are as follows:
At 7:00 am today I dropped
1 Blueberry Auto (ILGM)
1 AK 47 Auto (ILGM-gifted)
My pots were filled a couple weeks ago and the coco rinsed with 10 gallons of ph balanced water with added calmag at 1ml/L then allowed to drain well for two weeks. This morning I watered each of the two pots with 1.5L of 5.8pH, 2ml/L voodoo juice and 1ml/L calmag (generally in a 6"inch circle in the center of the pot where I plan to sow the beans). Each pot will be allowed to drain and warm up under the lights until I have 1cm tails on my germinated seeds 48-72 hrs.
For those not familiar with autopots, plants have to be hand or top watered until they have established a root structure sufficient to wick nutrients from the tray below. This is typically about three weeks or generally, when a set of leaves is as wide as the pot. I am going to follow my last auto grow as closely as possible which means, I will sow my germinated seeds directly into the autopot pots that have been “pre-charged” and then it’s hands off until LST begins.