Hey guys, i’m a first time grower, I bought Female WW from ILGM, and it’s been super exciting the first week and super stressful. Not gonna lie, thought i could just throw some seeds in a pot, add some water, grab a light or two and be done…Fast Forward 2 weeks and feel like i have a question every minute either scaling the forum for advice or asking a buddy so i figured it was time to create an account
I was so eager to start the grow, i skipped the germination process, i bought a small plastic container, pods that are supposed to dissolve as the roots grow throw them, a heating pad and an “3 ft. Black Bright/Cool Light White Integrated LED Shop Light that outputs 50- Watt florescent and 3200 lumen”
i soakedthe soil, added the seedling, put the pods in the container, ontop of the heating pad (with a grill rack) between the container and the heating pad and hung my light over, i was trying to create a warm/damp/high humidity environment… few days later i had a couple seeds pop up right away and they seem to grow pretty quickly at the beginning, felt like i wanted to name them “Jack” I was so pumped thinking i was doing everything right, then a buddy of mine told me my lamp was to high and the plants were growing so fast “reaching for sunlight” so after a couple days, i grabbed some bricks from my garage and added them to the container to raise the plants.
I leave the light on pretty much for 24 hours a day, the other day the room was getting kinda hot so i opened the lid to the container to let the plants breath and turned the light off for an hour or so but nothing more. Yesterday I was looking at the plants and thinking there’s wait to much moisture in here and felt the condensation was blocking off the light to the plants is was so wet. So yesterday I open the lid, have the plants still in there and letting it dry.
If your still with me after that Stephen King novel I appreciate it-
Here are some issues I am seeing and any insight would be helpful.
Yesterday I noticed a tiny black bug, just one running around the soil, it was not on the plant at all, and didn’t seem like it could fly, i read alot about the different types of bugs that accompany indoor growing and i wasn’t 100% sure if that is my issue. Like i said it almost looked like a flea and wasn’t sure if it came from the brick in my garage, or my organic bag of soil or if it is the grim reaper of death and it’s gnats or other harmful pests. I only saw one bug and it looked like a flea to me, (sound like a broken record i’m just stressed out with these plants and prob to much adderall today) Also i am noticing some of the plants have a little bit of a yellow tint to them but not the plant i saw the one black bug in. I’m not sure if this is lack of nutrients, since i haven’t added any yet) Lack of water or to much water, or to close to the light, Any advice would sure be appreciated and thanks again for read this novel.
P.s. Have 4 Plants, organic soil, and no fertilizer or anything added to it. the plants seem to be healthy but i’m new to all of this.
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