Hello all! Very excited to get going on my very first grow. Thanks for stopping by and checking out this journal I am always grateful for any tips and advice that can be shared (have already taken a wealth of knowledge from many of you through my reads), so thank you in advance!
I am very limited for space and will be going with one plant in a simple setup for the time being. Will be using a lot of the grow methods borrowed from “Mr-Canucks-Grow” (current vids on TheWeedTube). Starting this journal with the gear and setup while waiting on seeds, and there isn’t much prep work left to be done at this point.
Just a few things about this grow setup… I don’t want to include every detail and schedule, just for the sake of keeping this readable. This will be a slow-release nutrient feeding through dry amendments with varying ratios in veg, start of flower, and mid-flower states. Other than that I will be just making sure the plant is getting enough water, fresh air, correct levels of RH, temp, and light. I’ll be leaving the carbon-filter off of the exhaust fan until flower state/when smells are becoming present. I will also be doing LST starting around week 3 (veg) to about mid-flower, and just enough defoliation to allow light penetration to prime bud sites as they pop up & get blocked throughout plant growth.
Future posts during the grow will include details and actions along with picture(s). Even though this is my first grow I will still be trying to get a decent yield through methods I trust myself to perform, so I will likely not attempt any sort of topping with this plant. Below is a picture of my simple setup and list w/amazon links showing details about the majority of the equipment I’ll be using.
Seeds - OG Kush Autoflower
Medium - Coco Coir
Nutes - Dr.Earth dry amendment 4-4-4 & 3-9-4 Also, perlite 5-10% into the initial mix.
Water - Distilled water balanced down to 6.5ph from 7ph using minimal lemon juice
Light - 150W Blurple Light (I know there are always better lights but I had to make an economic choice for a single plant unfortunately)
Tent - 2’x2’x4’ CoolGrows
Exhaust Fan & Control - iPower 4inch with Carbon Filter and Ducting Speed Control
pH & TDS Meters - Very Basic Vivosun Combo
Other misc items - Clip on fan for air intake, Digital hygrometer, small humidifier (if needed), spare rolls of cut-to-fit carbon pad, 3 gallon fabric grow pot, and pot tray w/stand (to keep from sitting in runoff).
If you have questions/comments about anything please feel free to post! Also, if you know anyone that should be tagged into this journal I greatly appreciate that help as well. Thanks again for taking time to read all this and for checking me out (sounded dirty)