This forum has been a wealth of knowledge so before I even say ‘Hi’ I want to say thank you. I’m slightly nervous about posting as a lot of the information in these posts goes completely over my head but excitement trumped my nervousness and here I am.
So, Hi all! I’m finally posting as I’m an Aussie grower and obviously have to keep my new hobby hush, hush with friends. So who better to chat to than you all?
I’ve wanted to grow for years but the ex wouldn’t let me (slightly understandable ) so the ex is gone and the plants are in.
I’m on a bit of a trial and error journey to be honest. I can grow a killer tomato tree in the veggie patch and naively thought it’d be the same. I’ve quickly learnt to stop over watering. I think I did have my light too close to my seedlings for a while. Killed the germination process with the papertowel method so a medal for me there.
My first germinated seed was planted on the 18th of March. And I planted 3 more 2 days ago. 6 little ladies in progress now.
I am growing indoors and purchased a grow tent setup. I am a serial hobbiest and thought to myself ‘Don’t go overboard’ but am already regretting getting such a small tent (70cm x 70cm). Might just have to get another one. Who knows??
The nerd in me has just named my first 3 ladies for record keeping purposes. Say hello to Bertha, Ethel and Gladys!
My youngest 3 are yet to be named.
Bertha is a Strawberry Banana Auto in Organic Mix - 10% perlite.
Ethel is also a SBA in normal premiun mix - 10% perlite.
I’m assuming Bertha has a better start in organic but I had the mix and wanted to test the difference
Gladys is a Gorilla Glue in Organic Mix - 10% perlite. These were ‘free seeds’ so GG is all I know. From my research there are different strains? No idea but she’s in. Gladys stopped growing pretty early. Given she’s 13 days old I would have expected her to be a lot bigger by now but there’s where my trial and error kicks in.
My 3 youngest unnamed are also the GG seeds. I’ve completely changed my process with growing these girls. My first 3 were grown in the little ‘cardboard’ pots while (after reading this forum non-stop for 2 weeks) are being started in solo cups with humidity domes as a lot of you have suggested.
I am just so fricking excited. I’m obsessed. Hanging out for my first harvest. I just can’t wait!
Well, sorry about the novel. Thanks again for all the awesome information so far and I look forward to chatting with you all!