I tried to split major training sessions into more than one day, but mostly just got carried away and did everything I could see, topping and all. Upon opening the tent the following day I would discover that it didn’t look like I did anything at all. It was vey disconcerting. This was after they were healthy, I didn’t do that when they were sick, they were too small and I didn’t know about it yet
I’m 100% sure in this grow and ones to come you’re going to laugh at yourself in the past. I have for surely (my first grow was a circus). Just don’t overthink. Go with your gut feelings and what the girls tell you. Getting your last grow to finish is gonna give you the confirmation/confidence you need. You’ve done it once already. Now you just improve your own method.
I’ll put a second vote towards avoiding peat.
Congrats on popping seeds! I’ll follow along, can’t wait to see the journey!
Ohh i never thought to use the upper levels for support last grow I used bamboo sticks to keep my heavy branches up
When I do that I make a big loop with a slipknot at one end. And it’s never “tight”. If you shook any of them it would “yo-yo”. Hence the name.
Your first was a circus? Mine was like an attempted murder mystery, instead of who done it it was what did it? What do you mean by pushed her over? Like bending her? Or actually tipping her over, or push her into a different part of tent? Turning her around? Sometimes I can be obtuse, forgive me, and I’m very literal. Welcome @scylents , I’m excited. I stupidly did not expect them to pop at all, why? IDK. I got them from someone who would not send me bad seeds, obviously.
So, the journey begins…!
I also used a slip knot, but I had to use YouTube to show me how to make a slip knot, who doesn’t know how to tie a knot? Of course it had to be me, but no longer.
There was one or two hermies I was never able to identify 100% in my first grow. and through a missed flap missed in cleaning between grows it germinated my second grow too. Lol. Poof. Pregnant.
Oh and. I tagged you to my coco journal. It showed there. She was topped awhile before then her mains where pushed out.
Here’s a tip if you can, cut the bottom half off of clear water bottles they make for good dome for solo cups , to still allow the medium to breath.
@scylents You know there is a thread here somewhere that the guy (sorry cant remember who) did an actual head to head test on peat pots vs solo cups…I kept up but forgot to check back in…I started last year in peat pots/plugs… Jiffy kind…I had no problem with them and when I harvested and cut down I pulled them out to see what gives? The roots broke through the netting fine? This year I did my own undocumented experiment using some in peat pots and some in solos… I used a clear solo with holes drilled into it and a colored on the outside…But instead of using FF or whatever I used peat in the solos…I bought a ton of Jiffy peats and had enough to expand them in water tear off the netting and shove it in the solo cups…Worked like a charm…Problem was I didn’t document it!!! and was caught up in my Caterpillar conundrum…I will say that apples to apples that the ones in the solos had roots trying to grow out of the bottom when the plant was an inch tall? So maybe Ill stick to the solos?
@Cannabian Ive used the h20 /h202 in a sealed glass jar in a dark drawer and I get 100% success rate in as little as 24+ hours… Yeas ago I did only use the wet paper towel method and YES they do get stuck to the pp towel fairly easy!! Ill go glass,water,peroxide any day…Of course be very careful when taking it out…I use a spoon and tweezers ,grab that lil sucker my its head (very gently) and pop it into its hole…!00% success rate,so far…
Aero garden with the 6 seed pod starter tops work fantastic, I used to use it so often I had to buy my wife another just to keep her quiet….
The one I was using at the time was definitely some present I gave to her…then used it for “us”
Anyhow the setup works great , tho you do need to add a air pump thru the small hole in the back that’s premade for it.
Once your seed has a tail, put it into a damp pod tail down helmet up, put it into the plastic holder aero garden and keep an eye to make sure it pushes out properly.
I’ve found this system to make starting from seed very simple and take out the guess work
Something works better than my cling wrap? (that was sarcasm) That is an excellent idea, I am a Diet Pepsi Addict and have access to all the clear plastic bottles I could ever use
I use a paper towel to dump them out of the glass and sort them with a toothpick. The water just strains through down the drain. Pretty simple. I only bother doing the wine glass soak to ensure shell penetration.
Looks like you will have your hands full for this second grow. I wish you great luck, and I will be around if you need me. I am gonna start my two in a week or two. Holler if you need me. Peace…
Crystal Meth was the 2nd!! She’s my first and only auto, also a gift from a dear friend.
I know it’s hard to see, literally she wasn’t there like 3 hours ago.
A-FREAKING-MAZING. I just planted them yesterday. I put them in the water Monday afternoon to soak. I just think it’s incredible. I used to have a green thumb and grow houseplants and veggies and whatnot, but growing this just doesn’t even seem the same. Used to plant the seed in the dirt, a week or 10 days later shit starts to grow. Or maybe it’s like how every mom thinks her baby is the best one, the smartest, cutest and so on.
When I got my previous plants, Sprout and Clara, Sprout was already named Sprout, and when I got Clara it was just like she said Hi I’m Clara. These babies haven’t told me their names yet.
So, I keep checking now every few hours to see what’s going on. They are currently just sitting near the window in my sewing/smoking/office/den whatever room. Now I can start worrying about the shells not falling off. I don’t have a steady hand or a good eye to gently pick them off. Hopefully I won’t have to
Also, re post #62 I’m already laughing at my last grow. It would have made an excellent weed sitcom. Tragedy and triumph, loss and amazing growth, sickness and health, lessons learned and camaraderie with wonderful new friends.
Thanks for the tag , set to watch the magic happen.
That’s a crazy named auto lol!
Hope the shells pop off today, if they don’t might need to very carefully remove them.
Thanks, hopefully fun filled and action packed plus lots of good info and charts and stuff. I welcome all ideas and opinions, can’t say I will or will not use them
If you’re interested, welcome.
Tagging along, best of luck with them!