I’m am going to start a grow journal late because I’m starting to see the benefits of such a tool.
I started with Northern Lights Automatic from ILGM and have been using Flower Power Nutrients. Local top soil with a small amount of High Cotton Compost mixed in. I have no idea what the PH of the soil is but the area where I reside has an average of 7. I mix my water and nutes at around PH 6.5±.
Planted in 1 gallon pot to start but transplanted into 5 gallon bucket at 4 weeks due to possible root binding. My plant was 6 inches at two weeks. Have used FP since a seedling at about 1/4 strength until a week ago. I changed to mixing some of my compost into my tap water which come out at the tap at 5.7 PH. The compost brings the PH up to 6.5 with out using any chemical balances. My photo and records of what I do from here out hopefully will be recorded. My reason for this is to try new technics and feeding schedules to gain understanding of how to produce better results.
Currently using a 300 watt Galaxyhydro set 18 inches above plant with 4 warm white CFLS for extra power. Lisa is 38 days old today and have had zero issues so far. She lives in an old outbuilding without reflective material. I use a small oscillating heater with a fan for wind flow. If it gets to cool I have a heating pad duct taped to the side of the bucket. Overall she has done quite well with primitive conditions. She is roughly 24 inches tall at the start of the flower cycle. She lives on a 12/12 cycle. Dad checks on her and makes adjustments to temp as needed. @Hogmaster, @Countryboyjvd1971, @anon95385719, just tagging you guy’s.