First indoor grow - ILGM Big Bud


#1

Hi all

I have grown a couple of ak47 autos which I just stuck in a pot in my garden and they seemed ok (did ask a question on the forum). I now have a tent and have the following setup.

I am only growing 1 plant and have a 2 x 2 tent, a 250w dual cfl plus an extractor fan with a carbon filter and of course the obligatory grip fan.

My seed went into paper on Sunday morning and today I planted it into my small pot with about a 1/2-3/4" tap root. I am using new potting soil mixed with sand and perlite.

The small pot is just sitting on top of the 5 gallon pot (small tent, limited space) until its time to transplant. I am hoping to try LST on the plant, watched loads of videos but I am sure Ill be asking questions, to try and fill it up. Its all just for me and as I only have 1 small tent, I am hoping that I can get enough to last me through to the next harvest as I dont have a vedge and a flower room :slight_smile:

Fingers crossed


#2

Yep feel the pain of a small area lmao. Glad I’m not the only one :sunglasses:


#3

Whats your temp under that batwing reflector thats really close


#4

83.1. It looks closer than it is. Its about 2" above the 5 gallon pot and its down inside it by about another inch and then the bulb is about 1" inside the batwing. so its not really that close. I can put my hand underneath and hold it no trouble


#5

Oh okay it looked really low lol
83 wouldnt let it get that high i run my whole grow under 80 degrees best growth under 80 my experience hope it helps


#6

Awesome, thanks. Ill shift the lamp up a bit


#7

Down to 78 :slight_smile:


#8

That will work great
Nice job


#9

My current grow 35 days old autoflowers


#10

Nice. Not long til you will be enjoying your efforts


#11

40 to 50 days if all go’s well


#12

I think the light is way to close.


#13

I read somewhere that the light needed to be a couple of inches above until it surfaced. I moved it up about a foot away but always happy to take advice from people who know better. Do you think I should move it higher?


#14

I think your good right there your running CFLs that should be ok


#15

Top banana. Fingers crossed for my first bit of growth


#16

Hey Scowners, I have a similar set up and my tent is only 5’5" tall so LST comes in handy and I am in early flower with my first SCROG.
I use a 125w CFL for seedlings and I place it about as close as your pick without a problem. You may want to adjust a little due to using a 250w but I thought seedlings liked it warm and humid, that being said I use a dome for seedlings
I also only grow one plant- 2 max
This is Betty and she is ILGM white widow


#17

Hi Paul
looks good to me, think ill probably use string around the poles, not really thought about how yet :slight_smile:


#18

So 1 day after planting

It all seems to be ok and its sprouted already.
Temp is steady around the late 70’s but humidity is only 54% and ph is as shown.


#19

So day 2 and the plant is doing well as you can see.

Temps are low 74.6 and high 78.2 - lights on 18/6
Humidity is only 42%
PH is 7 which is a worry although the plant looks fine and I imagine that once I feed it nutrients that will bring the PH down in any case (not imminent I should point out of course). Its just whats in the soil right now.

Do you think I should do something now? Great if I can do it with something in the house rather than buy it (wife has already given me a hard time about how much I have spent…she isnt a smoker :slight_smile: )but if not then I will have to fib a bit lol.

Any advice is appreciated


#20

Day 3

And looking good.

Temp is a bit low, early 70’s so have moved the light a bit closer to warm the room up although it has been pretty chilly today.

Been looking about at dwc on the forums today but it all seems a little difficult, compared to soil, stick in the seeds, water it a bit and its pretty forgiving. dwc on the other hand seems to be 1 drop out and you kill your plants and loads of maintenance. Is the extra effort really worth it compared to a soil grow?