A pretty good little trick is get a very cheap uv torchlight fro AliExpress or wherever, lights off n check under the leaves, not all insects will glow but most do . Nice colours in your ladies mate
Thanks @Leholf. I owe most of the credit to the forum community in truth. There’s a wealth of experience and knowledge here happy to donate their time to help fellow growers. The color of the middle plant isn’t supposed to be bluish for this strain though unfortunately. My phones camera doesn’t really show it in the pictures. I transplanted my seedlings before having a pH meter or finding out about the low pH level problems associated with the brand I used. Definitely don’t make the mistake I did. Adjusting the soil back into range mid grow took a couple weeks and caused both myself and the plants a fair amount of stress. Check your medium if your doing soil and amend before planting. Thanks @Newt
Also you should check out @JiggaMan1987 s grow journal as well.
Yea it’s a great place mate ,the folk around here have saved many grows with great tricks and tips . Yea sweet will check out there journal thanks
4seeds of mine didn’t make it so I feel your pain keep growing.do not give up I see potential
Yea a lot of factors go into the germination process , personally i won’t store auto seeds for long periods, definitely sort out very low humidity container air tight ( as much as one can ) and stable low temperature in the dark for storing seeds . I personally do the soak with a few drops of peroxide , again in an air tight ( water tight is probably a better term) in the dark at a controlled constant 18C until they sink . Autos I dont piss around with further humidity soak but I do with photo type seeds. Media has got to be perfect and watch the love with the water and the human urge to force nutrients into young plants. Once ya get your routine ( and I mean yours cause there are a few ways to pat a croc) you’ll be sweet as , like all skills tho there acquired with time , practice and loss.
I’m still on my first grow and might just be a lucky SOB. But I dropped my seeds directly in the final pots and they all popped and are nearing finish. 5 X GDP autos. I think I’ll do the pre-soak anyway next time as it was a nervous 3 or 4 days waiting to see them emerge.
They’re gorgeous .
Yea nice work mate , there looking lovely
Oh I’m way past that heartache things are looking great in there now so no sweat on my part thanks though
Here’s an overview and a close up of Audrey 2’s cola. Wife gave her the nickname. She turned 8 weeks old Thursday and her two younger sisters to the left of her turned 7 weeks yesterday.
Pre soak was recommended to me with a little peroxide and it worked well for me. 4 for 4 cracking them open. I lost 1 of the first 2 from a stuck shell I didn’t help her with in time to save her because It was first ever try with 0 experience and I was scared to handle delicate sprouts at first.
Just finished giving them week 8 ff nutes and I’m so happy with the runoff numbers! Finally have soil pH level dialed in for all 3. 6.8 and about 1200 ppm in, 6.5 and 779 ppm out. I just read your journal post @Newt and noticed you said you topped of with a little leftover humidifier water immediately after feeding. I have been doing it reverse. Hydrate first with a little til just a little runoff then feed after 10 15 minutes to soak in. Don’t know if either is wrong or matters but I thought that would dilute the feed you just gave them. Have I been doing it wrong? You’re girls look great btw so obviously isn’t hurting them. I just met someone who is more than happy to donate free top genetics clones so I’m gonna try photos this spring. Might be the end of paying for seeds unless I see a strain I must have so I’m really excited about that. I’m going to help a couple friends that want to get started too in the spirit of giving back. Great time to be alive in the commonwealth.
Diluting my feed was the point. Didn’t want to do the math to mix at less than full strength.
Glad you got yours under control. I think clones are great. Once you’ve grown a plant once, you really learn how it reacts to the environment, and what they need, when they will finish, etc. And as long as you can keep a mother alive, you can grow it over and over and over again.
EDIT: And you can gift clones to your friends, and keep one for yourself. Talk about a win-win!
Oh okay that makes sense. I just happen to have a syringe around the house since my daughter is a Veterinary Tech so I use that to measure my feeding in milliliters. I did almost the same thing I guess in reverse order this morning the only difference is that I mixed into one gallon in a bucket full strength then added another half gallon clean water and then fed them. I got really lucky with the source for cuttings. Last customer of the day at work earlier this week. Another fellow Virginia grower that’s really excited about working together as a group community and all helping each other. And yeah I have been talkin with friends of mine over the last couple days about gifting to them now that I have a endless supply a free cuttings available. It’ll be my first attempt at growing photos. I am figuring that the current grow should be done and the tent should be freed up by January so at that point I can get some cuttings from my new friend and start my own clones in veg which should ideally be about ready to go outside the same time the weather will be warming up enough to allow it at least in theory. From there I’ll have my own mother plants and will be able to pick the strongest one to cut clones for my friends and pass along the joy. But I will still have the connection to go and get new cuttings when he grows a different strain so it will be a win for everyone I know that’s growing or thinking about it. Guy gifted me a 1/2 oz of his first run too. Best tip I’ve ever gotten on a service call by far!!
Gotta like that kind of service call!