Ok guys, so I successfully have harvested 4 plants. I grew them in soil, and was very pleased by the end product. But, I’ve decided to try my hand at hydroponic growing.
I built my own 5 gallon DWC bucket. I also bought a pre made 5 gallon DWC bucket. Simply so I could compare, and decide whether to build more, or just buy more.
Last week, I transplanted a Blueberry female from soil, into my hydro setup. Here are some pictures of her freshly transplanted last week.
Today, I swapped out the water from the bucket. Giving fresh water, fresh nutrients, and cleaning everything. Last week when I transplanted the blueberry, I gave her week 4 nutrients (according to fox farm feeding schedule), but I cut the recommended dose in half. My ppm was at 600, pH at 5.8, and water temp at 69-71F.
So this week, I gave her the same week 4 nutrient dose, but the full dose! I pHed the water to 5.8, ppm was at 1400 (which is what fox farms says it should be at), and water temp was 69-71F. But, after an hour, I checked the ppm again. She must have been hungry, because my ppm went al the way down to 900! Here are pics from today.
While this blueberry has been growing in my home made DWC bucket, I had my pre made DWC doing a dry run, with his on plant, is that wate, nutes, pump, etc. So after this week of watching the Blueberry grow, I decided to transplant another girl into my unused DWC, since my dry run was going great! So today, while cleaning out water and replacing water in DWC buckets, I transplanted my female Pineapple Chunk from soil into the DWC bucket. Here are the pictures of me doing it.
Great roots already!!
And the final product! A happy girl getting her hydro on!
Here are the two girls together. I’ll keep updating and posting pictures for anyone interested in my first hydro grow! Grow on, blaze up!