First time grower, 5 weeks in

Hi everyone, I’m on my first grow. Reading these forums has been so helpful, so I wanted to post about my progress and see if you had any tips. Here’s some pertinent info:

Strain: Zkittlez Berry Blast (autoflower)
Soil: Kellogg organic potting soil with ~20% perlite and worm castings
Pot: 3 gallon terracotta
Light: 8+ hours sunlight per day (outdoor)
Temperature: I’m in Los Angeles, and it’s summer. Mostly it’s been 70s and 80s, but this week is up in the 90s.
Nutrients: Fox Farms Trio, which I started on day 23. I started with a 1/4 dose of Big Bloom and Grow Big, and I’m upping to a 1/2 dose this week, since the plant seems to be responding well. I use distilled water between 5.5 and 6.5 pH, but my soil always reads alkaline. I do not have a TDS meter (let me know if you think it’s a must).

Here are some pictures. Please let me know if you think I should adjust my process or if all looks good. Thanks, everyone!

July 15

July 22

July 30

August 7 (first fertilizer was August 5)

August 15


Welcome to the forum great people around to help you.

She looks happy and healthy and flowering :slight_smile: great job!


@jordan1; Welcome to the community. She is looking good.


She flowered quick. Read around and ask for help. You’ll learn tons. Before you know it you’ll have monster nugs growing.

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Looks gorgeous I look forward to see how she turns out my zkittles is only 1.5 weeks old so I like to see others to compare my sizes to in case I’m doing something wrong :sweat_smile:


My zkittlez is still in the water. Been in there since this morning. So I got about 12 more hours or so before I drop them in the ffof.

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90s not too bad, im in San Bernardino county just east of you and its been 105+ past couple days.
Tent has been hitting 88.

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Lower leaves are starting to come in now. I upped my nutrients this week and the plant responded well.

August 23 (Day 41):