1st, you need to know, I’m a 61 yr old, diagnosed W/sle & some other stuffs, along with ADHD, so I may not say things properly, but think I can get you to understand me (I do get brain fog, if that happens I apologize ahead of time, as I’ve already made a fool of myself during the purchasing stage, and that was a year ago. So I’ve been reading, watching learning Thanks to you generous souls,sharing knowledge!! I have been growing plants, experimenting with diff things, growing plants others say are difficult, since I was 9… So, I love a challenge and will try something diff… However, I have such a problem with what I would call Hi Tech weed growing! lol I grow loads of weeds in my yard! I can’t tell you how many varieties of plants, cactus, tropicals, veggies, etc I grow But have had a rough way to go growing a weed! LOL please, if you have a few minutes, this is going to be long. Sorry
So, I started 3 diff seeds, and not 1 germed, broke my heart and was too late to report … So, move on…
I started a Strawberry Pie AF 12.1.22 Made 1st mistake of putting germed seed directly in pot, in tent, under lights, (according to some)
For the 1st week or better, she seemed stunted… the whole time, I’m checking in here, reading posts, gathering info, nervous as a you-know-what in church! So, I bravely or stoopidly, decided to pinch her back, try to force new growth quickly. Yep, it not only did that, but, when I looked closer, I noticed she auto split herself! So I had 4 main stalks growing
(I hope to insert pics, but don’t know how website works right now, but I will get some yo some how, cuz I am beeming with pride & scared to death of spoiling something at the end stages)
So, weeks 2,3 & 4, I slowly introduced fert, (following the recommendations on site here, except probably too soon)
This plant is SO ‘short’, as in not reaching to the sky like others’I’ve seen on here… but, rather, the stems can’t be more than 10 inches long, and there are buds behind buds behind buds!! She is SO pretty! Night light green crowns where the buds are forming So, finally tonight I tied back some arms/ stems… Should’ve done this 4 days ago! And tonight I went into my grow room & everything was off except gans!! The horror I felt! I must’ve turned it all off when checking moisturizer earlier & didn’t remember I guess Temp dropped to 20.9 C which is only 1 degree cooler than my ‘night’ temp, so I’m crossing my fingers.
So, sounds like I’ve been doing ok… but, I’m lost on what to look for, the colors, etc… I thought I had bookmark all that, but can’t find them in my fog I guess & I’m panicking cuz, she’s getting close! (Do I sound like an expectant dad?? ) And I can’t afford to mess this up! I’m almost out of smoke & no coin to buy more … my 2nd strawberry pie seed didn’t germ, I’ll start another now that this one is close (taking care of 1 is about all I can manage to keep up with while learning this. (back in the 70s we just threw seeds in the garden and they grew lol) I’m going to try and add pics, hope I don’t lose text or anything whew, that’s a lot of thumb typing on me hands
In the beginning…
Split N Pinch
She pretty much looked like this and slightly bigger over following 3 weeks
Then, she just ‘popped’ with growth! Not much in height, but, filled in the fabric pot! I got a pot full of pot!! LOL I’m sorry, I’m just SO DARNED EXCITED!!
Now, today, I tied her up… to me, at a glance, she’s just a leafy mess, but, if you zoom in, I have done 3 selective prunings, and she is loaded with buds on every single stem!
I know you ask for that template, but, I’m past that point on this one, if requested I’ll fill it out
Need to know please, lights, she gets 600 from light above her, power tent kit was purchased, including light, fan, etc I bought an additional light, turns out she’s only good for about 400 Been running 16 -8 lights, had occasionally added hot mist humidifier, until she didn’t look right & think mold could be a prob for these, so stopped that but, I thought someone said turn lights off for 2 weeks? Others say run lights 24 hrs… gah! lol which way do I go? And do I need to raise or lower?
I also noticed a couple tiny yellow spots, that may be due to my watering close to the point of wilting… but now she’s budding so heavy, I’m more generous Any suggestions for getting her to strong stage (for debilitating pain) and not have to cut off the smaller stems of buds
When should I anticipate harvest? (Planted germed seed 12.1.22) And there are certain colors I should look for? I just can’t believe this shirt of a plant will be ready for harvest soon OH! She’s becoming fragrant now, unless I’m just used to it…
If you made it to the end, THANK YOU!! I OWE YA A CUP OF COFFEE!! lol
I meant to write down moderator names I’ve been following in posts, hoping they would see mine …Bulldog? Drbrn? And a female I simply can’t remember
But! Anyone’s help is greatly appreciated! thanks again!! And Hellllloooo ILGM! (Sighs of relief, this was a huge feat for me, but so happy to be here!!)