Hi everybody, like the title says, this is my first attempt at growing. I am really just looking for some guidance and to make sure I am not missing important factors. I bought 20 w.w.a.f. seeds but wanted to start small so I can focus on just a plant or 2 so I dont get overwhelmed. I am planning on getting a small tent but for starters I just got a couple pieces of mylar to close off a little space. I started this seed directly in fox farm ocean forest in a 5 gallon fabric pot. I think next time I will try germinating and then putting in a small pot or solo cop and transplant later but for my first grow I wanted to minimize handling. The pic is from today Jan 4. I planted on Dec. 28. I felt like my seedling was stretching a bit so I lowered my light to about 12 inches above the plant from about 18 inches. It seems to have stopped stretching I just wanted to get some input on how healthy the seedling looks etc. I have a small humidifier in the room, you will see my main humidity in the environment is only like 38% only bc I dont have humidifier on bc the dome seems to be working much better. Any input is welcome, thanks in advance.
It is looking happy and healthy. Recommend putting a dome over her for a little while. At this stage they get a lot of moisture from the air and it will help. You can use jut about anything, a 2-liter pop bottle cut in half works well. Try not to water on the roots. Make a circle around the plant so the roots have to stretch out to find the water.
Thanks a lot for your quick response. I do have a half soda bottle dome over it… I just removed it for picture. If u look at the small hygrometer that’s the current temp/rh under the dome… the big hygrometer is in the main environment. I recently read thru some tips and this morning instead of watering the soil… I just sprayed the inside of the dome b4 I put it back on. Does inside the dome conditions look ok for seedling stage? Thanks again.
85 is about as high as you’d like to go but yeah, hot and humid is key. Good luck, wwa in ocean forest soil was my first grow as well.
Ffof is nutrient rich soil there’s a good pic floating around of a 3 stage layering teaching most people use.
Try starting in a red solo cup, this will give your seedling time to get roots under it and you time to see which of them are the strongest.
I do about 5 at a time but I keep 4. So do 1-2 more then you need.
Water when you can put your finger into soil and not feel wetness / moisture. As a baby just 20ml or so from a dropper and build up as she grows
Awesome. Kinda what I was thinking. Just anxious, so it’s nice to hear someone with experience say it looks ok lol. Thanks a lot. @imSICKkid I’ve seen you answer a lot of questions on here. Its really cool of you to help ppl so much. Any tags / tips are absolutely welcomed. Thanks.
I’m always happy to help out. I was the newbie not to long ago starting out in FFOF too. The wwa will do really well in that dirt. Just dont over think things, and stay out of your own way. That soil will feed that plant for a long time. The key is to watch the runoff ppm’s and once they get below 1000ppm you will start actually feeding nutrients in your water. Until then, dont get heavy handed with the waterings and just let things flow.
You’ll need some cal mag also, ph meter , tds/ppm meter and so on
Sweet. I do have foxfarm liquid trio for when the time comes to give nutes. Thanks everyone.
The Trio should have everything you need in it. The Calcium/Magnesium supplement is more for the hydro guys, or if your not using tap water. You more then likely wont need calcium or magnesium running in that soil.
I was planning on grabbing some cal mag. I have a ph meter… and a soil test kit. Any recommendations on tds/ppm meter? I am on a bit of a budget so any low budget options that will function properly would be helpful. Also, I’m using a giixer 1000w . I know it’s not the best… again budget. I think it will be fine for veg… I’d like to have something better to flower under but not sure if it is going to be possible for the first grow. Has anyone had any experience flowering under this light?
I’ve never used FFOF or their nutes but I’ve read a lot about them. @imSICKkid isn’t it important to flush when using these nutes at the recommended intervals. @Delta4139 flushes may be necessary to plan as the grow progresses.
ThisTDS meter should work fine. Don’t skimp on a the ph meter if you can help it.
How big of a tent are you in?
@Bubblehead if it was an auto id say yes, as you’d still have the possibility to retain too much nitrogen in the soil going into flower.
Being photos I would not worry, also being your first grow your more likely to wash it away during routine waterings. Don’t worry about it but definitely keep it off the ground and have a plant pan under to catch run off.
Amazon has cheap meters I used one for a while til it gave up. During signs of flowering run 3x the size of the planter with water to remove any build up in the soil. You should be ok with that
The Tiger Bloom bottle has the calcium Nitrate and magnesium nitrate. Again, if your in DWC or any hydro set up then yes, cal/mag will probably be needed. But not for your application
Yes flushes will be necessary. Your PH will definitely tank in flower and will run low from mid flower to finish. Its definitely good advice to have periodic flushes running the FF line.
They are autos btw.
I have my first grow journal where I ran 2 wwa’s in the FFOF soil here. You should reference it because I had Dbrn and Mattybear helping me learn so there is loads of great advice all throughout the thread.
I would love to check that out. I’m sure I’m gonna feel dumb after u answer this… any chance u can talk me thru finding it? Lol I’m still trying to figure out this forum took me like 5 mins. To find my own post