I posted about my first grow a bit in another thread, but I am unable to upload photos there anymore, and it was sort of turning into a grow journal anyway. Thank you to @Covertgrower, @ItsPat, @Cannabian, @Jay77 and @Jstar for their time in that thread. All the advice I got put me on the right path!
So, here’s grow attempt number 4:
This is the first one that ever survived past the seedling stage. Little did I know, I was kneecapping myself with poor quality water and pH issues. Many of the people mentioned above stepped up and gave me awesome advice.
What I’m Using:
GH Flora Trio (Half the strength of what the bottle recommends)
I was using tap water that ended up already being at an incredibly high 400ppm, and my pH was all over the place as well. Major nutrient uptake issues were the result. In the previous thread, it was recommended that I get an R/O system, which I did get along with a pH controller. Lastly, I switched to DWC. Now everything is carrying on quite nicely!
nice! my tap is 200ppm but i have a smallboy from hydrologics that gets it to around 160ppm.
trying to get the stealthy RO conversion kit soon, hopefully the 160ppm wont be too bad for the seedlings until i get the RO conversion
One great piece of advice I got about R/O water is to make sure to add enough CalMag to get those things back up to normal levels in the water. R/O is amazing at letting you start from a nice baseline, but it also removes a ton of stuff that is actually useful!
Sorry if you already knew this, but it was a big lightbulb moment for me that ended up solving all my issues down the line!