First grow, barely a few weeks in and already a few mis-steps that I’ve hopefully corrected.
Seed: ILGM Gelato Autoflower
Tent: Mars Hydro 2x2
Light: MH TS-600 (about 22” height presently)
Exhaust: 4” inline and charcoal filter (inside tent)
Fan: Small USB powered fan clamped to tent pole
Soil: now in FF Happy Frog (more on that below)
Germination: 24 hour water soak followed by time in moist paper towel until sprouted then into solo cup.
Originally started this one just to test and learn but trying to grow her at this point.
That said I quickly did a bunch of reading and ordering of supplies (including tent etc…).
So, the bad… she was originally placed in miracle grow raised bed soil (I’ve already slapped my own wrist on this so… no need for more…)
She has since been transplanted to the FF Happy Frog.
I also think I made what appears to be a common newbie mistake of overwatering. Last round I let her run pretty dry before watering. Even as little as she is leaves were dropping quite a bit and I think I have her back in line now.
First watering was also conducted before I had a PH kit (did let it sit and use a small amount of Tetra Aqua Safe Plus to address chlorine). Upon receiving PH kit it turns out my tap water is quite hot. Got a gallon of it in line and performed what I hope to be an appropriate watering today.
She’s not very old yet but I’m still pretty sure I stunted it a little and hope to be on the road to recovery.
Sprout May 1:
Present (May 12):
Will be grabbing some FF nutes ad cal mag, but not currently planning to use unless I see signs that they are needed since I want to get through this grow with as few variables as possible. If it goes well I’ll worry more about yield in the next round.
I’m plan to keep this thread updated for my own tracking but certainly appreciate any and all insight as I continue to learn through this first grow!