First indoor grow in soil


#1

Hey there everyone. Im Angie. This is my 2nd go around with an indoor grow. I had 6 other seeds that didn’t even crack. Big let down. I have been planning researching and gathering everything needed for an indoor hydro grow for about a year now. It can really be confusing. Everyone has different ways to do things. So I finally decided to try again but I’m using soil in fabric pots.

So here goes. I have a 36x36x5 tent with 4" inline fan plus a 4" pulling air out and 4" filter. 1600w full spectrum board from amazon. Humidifier and 4" fan inside. 2 digital thermostats. I have a 5 gal bucket with 2 air stones for reservoir. I have to ph my water before every watering to keep at 6.5. 1-9 @ 5 PM I soaked 6 Miss Early Auto and 1 surprise seed from a bag of hydro. It was claimed to be GG. I shall see what is what. I named her Antonia after ol boy I got the smoke. 1-10 @ 5pm I put them in paper towel on a mat. 1-11 @ 6am 4 EMAs popped already and ANTONIA to my surprise!! 2 EMAs still show nothing. 6pm all went in pots. I mixed 3 part compost 3 part peat moss 2 part wet perlite 1 part wet vermiculite. Into tent. 1-13 6am. GOOD MORNING SUNSHINE!!! Then Bella popped up later that day. 1-14 Antonia said hello. 1-15 Eloise.shes trying anyways…poor baby I don’t know. 20190116_091000|242x500
This was taken this morning. I’m not liking Sunshine’Sunshine’s color. Eloise still has hull for a hat. What do I do? Everyone else seems happy. Any suggestions? Plz. Does Sunshine look ok?


#2

Finally getting the temp down and humidity closer. No nutes just water from res. then ph down to 6.5 every watering. Am I doing any good ph ing after it comes from res with air?


#3

Everything looks good… just make sure that your letting the soil dry enough that your not overwatering… it’s hard to do at this stage… :wink:
By the way , Welcome to ilgm angie… :grin:

:v::sunglasses:


#4

Thank you and yeah I worry about that. You think that’s what’s wrong with Sunshine’s color?


#5

No , I dont think I’d be getting super worried just yet… just make sure you tread lightly with your watering… they are super small and don’t need alot of water…:wink:
You dont want to squeeze your little bunny rabbit to death… :grin:

:v::sunglasses:


#6

Lol! You noticed my grandsons art work? I had to stop and think for a sec. :thinking::hugs::smiley:. So I need let them dry pretty good before I water again and should I leave them in their pots for a week or two? I have 3 gal cloth pots.


#7

Wait for the soil to start separating from the side of the cup and use distilled or rain water is best on seedlings. About 7-10 days in the cups ,then depending on how big you want the plant to get transplant into appropriate size container. Large container = large plant small container =small plant. Keep your light (CFL best for seedlings) within a few inches on seedlings so they don’t stretch. I transplant mine as soon as the first set of leaves stretch over the side of the cup about 5-10days. Your going to do well and welcome :alien:


#8

Thank you for the welcome and the advice. I’ll back off the water. I picked cfls up to 6" this morning but I’ll drop them back down when I get home. This is going to be really cool to have support from you all. Was a bit nervous at first but I feel really good about asking you all for help. Thanks again.


#9

What do I do with this girl?

Still won’t turn loose of the hull. Will this hurt the plant?


#10

That one looks pretty stuck, you can try to moisten it to help make the seed hull softer . I have also herd of using spit , something about the enzymes in the spit helping break it down . I have never managed to save one that stuck though


#11

I’ll try anything to save it. I’m going to spit on it and see if that works. Thanks. I’ll post a pic .in am if spit theory works or not


#12

I have never actually tried that one good luck


#13

Lol We shall see come the am. I tried to move it but it wouldn’t budge so I spit on it…poor baby. I’ll sure let you know.


#14

:flushed::flushed::blush::smiley: I’m a little slow on that one but your right I find myself wanting to check on them too often which makes me want to water so I definately need to back away a bit.


#15

I had the same issue, used a toothpick to gently pry it off.


#16

Just grab both sides of the seed and pry it apart… she either lives or dies… if the seed hull stays on , she dies for sure… :wink:

:v::sunglasses:


#17

Your very welcome hope it helps you. Yeah folks here are pretty relaxed and enjoy helping others. 2-4 inches from plant with cfls. You will develop your own techniques that suit you as an individual and this is great place to learn
and share. Green Grass & High Tides


#18

Hey Angie I recently sprouted about 20 seeds and had a few with stuck seeds. I found that the sharp Acne tweezers are great for removing those pesky seed casings. Good luck!


#19

Ok I tried spitting on the shell a few times before I called it a night. I couldn’t really tell a difference.So I spit on her again and covered with bottom of water bottle. Hopefully this will work. If it does her name will be changed to Loogi. Sounds like it is I guess. A big thanks to you all.


#20

Anyone see a difference?