Okay, they want me to do a journal. Wanted to wait, and now I have a seedling. This first post will be long and rambling and incomplete. Whatever. I kinda expect to get banned.
I am a retiree old old in the States and growing is illegal as heck here. I am just a little worried, since ILGM has my info, about being active here and getting doxxed and getting 25 to life Oh well.
My weed consumption is a gram a day when I have it. I usually have weed for 3-4 months, then take a couple months off. The expense and risk motivated me to try growing. If I get any flower with trichs at all I will be ecstatic. The pot will be for one person use, and I plan on throwing most of it away. Hope to keep expenses under 2000 to the end of 2020.
I consider myself incompetent, lackidaisacal, and very lazy, extremely upset by competitive environments I do consider myself lucky, except for the cancer. Probably high on a Aspberger scale. I will get upset by “You used that soil??” but will try to wave it off. Or quit the journal. I have never, truly, never taken a photo in my life, let along with a cellphone and uploading. I’ll get around to pictures. Anyway…
White widow autogrow in 2 3 gal pots and a 1/2 pint 3"(?) pot. I know you aren’t supposed to transplant autogrow but waht the heck.
Topogrow 3 x 3 x 5 tent kit in a 10x10 room, with 4 inch fan. The light is an 800w LED COB with largish two white and two pinkish bulbs(?). Just turned on today. Hung sloppily with Vivosun adjustables
An additional yellow incandescent lamp 100w for heat. Bought a bunch of filament bulbs before the law changed. This lamp is 26 inches + above the plants.
Soil is Sungrow Black Gold Natural and Organic peat moss, perlite, worm castings o.o5% N I’ll go Fox Farms next time
Water is mostly bottled, some tap
Apera PH50. Water test at 6.2ph and 45(4.5?) mv. Is the my EC?
Conditions: cold and very dry. It’s a problem
House temp:69 degrees F, 35 rh. I do have a portable heater.
Grow room 64 degrees 46 rh with humidifier going, outside tent (I tried inside tent got HH in two hours, quickly dropping back to 25)
Grow tent 69 degrees, 26 rh when I was using bottom vents with door zipped. Opened tent door, LED light and fan going, humidifier up to medium
Currently 46 rh in tent, 55 rh in grow room.
3 seeds soaked in water for 18 hours, transferred to damp paper towel. Seeds were cracked and showing white already before paper towels. Got two decent tap roots, put one seed in 3 gal, one seed in 1/2 pint.Tented. Next day the third showed enough tap root, put into 3 gal. Watered miserly. maybe 1/2 cup a day in a circle around seed site. No nutes.
Got the two lobe seedling in the smallest pot today. The two large pots aren’t showing anything. Two lobes on seedling show gray and pink areas. Probably gonna die. Working on pictures. How do I upload? Never done such.
Dec 14-15 germination
Dec 16 transplanted two
Dec 17 transplanted third seed
Dec 19 seedling in small pot
Addendum: Moved electric heater into grow room set at 75 degrees