I apologise for being a little late with starting my grow journal as I was mostly asking questions and browsing through topics learning as much as I can at the beginning
Thank you to everyone that’s helped me so far
@Hellraiser @imSICKkid @Bubblehead @Zee and a couple grow journal I’ve been catching up on is @MrPeat @CoyoteCody (hope you don’t mind the tags)
These are my plants now.
I changed some setting on my phone and changed the color also they were just put back in from watering
My current set up:
Visparspectra Roughly 2x2 tent about 54 in tall tall it’s a sectional tent so I’ve can remove the middle wall and expand if necessary.
I am using I believe black gold Coco coir when doing a bit of research came across the Coco coir and wanted to try it out.
My light is a yintatech 135w light I’m pretty sure it’s bluple I keep reading about but not sure it has a blue veg light and a orangish flowing light
That’s the veg light wandering if it’s the blurple lol
Next is my vent it’s an ipower 6in inline fan with a speed dial currently at lowest setting.
I did not start my plants from seeds as I live in Colorado and I can either spend 10 to 20 bucks per seed or just buy clones or seedlings.
I picked up 3 seedlings all indica.
Cream sickle og (back left) krunk juice ( back right) and alien rock Krishna (in the front) they were all about 6-8 inches tall when purchased.
here’s on old pic from beginning of the week
I got my seedlings 2 weeks ago Saturday the 25th I put them into I believe 1 gallon plastic pots right off the back the plan is to transplant them into 3 gallon vivosun fabric pots. ( hoping those will be big enough for final pot)
Mistakes made : when I started out I didn’t have my ph or TDS meter yet and also didn’t understand them or the FF line feeding schedule. Was also watering oddly I was giving them a decent amount but not enough to create runoff. I started out with giving my plants 1 tablespoon of big bloom and 1 teaspoon of grow big into tap water for their first watering no pH meter it TDS so I have no idea what they were. A couple days past and watered again with plain tap water. Another day or two top inch felt dry so I watered again feeding as well but this time I had my pH and TDS meter. So started experimenting with the pH meter first I added 1 tablespoon and 2 teaspoon of big bloom and 2 teaspoon of growbig and 1 tea spoon of cal mag to tap water. After testing the pH and seeing it was around 6.8 I put a teaspoon of pH down in it which was a big mistake as it dropped the pH to 3.8 added more tap water and brought it back to 5 and watered my plants not testing the TDS as I thought it was used on the soil not the water ( another mistake). After this watering my alien rock Krishna didn’t look good was droopy the next day so I got in the forums here and asked a lot question was given great advice. As you can probably guess my ppm in my pots were crazy high (not sure about pH). I was advised to make up a proper feeding at around 500 ppm and flush my plants. When looking at FF feeding schedule I got confused and 1 teaspoon grow big again to the mix when it’s not supposed to be used in the first 2 weeks according to the schedule but this time I used distilled water. Also added a couple teaspoons and f big bloom but don’t remember exact amount with 1 teaspoon of calmag why I don’t really know. When watering this time tho I tested the run off the pH was above 6.5 but not 7 and the ppm was like 2000 supposed to be between 400-500 in first couple of weeks. I used all the mixture I had a bit over a gallon and by the end I brought the ppm to around a 1000 in the run off. I decided to leave them as is I didn’t want to water 3 days in a row ( their all 3 still currently alive). A couple days later noticed side if my leaves curling and was informed my light was to close easy correction moved it 5 to 6 inches up.
Unfortunately the last week has been a bit cold been running a heater the last couple nights by them but I don’t think it was enough getting a heating pad for the roots tonight after watering. Tonights watering will just be distilled water and a little bit of tap to get better readings going to put about a gallon through each pot measuring the run offs pH and ppm to try and get pH to 6 and around 600 ppm or so. Biggest lesson learned when I transplant the next seedlings I’m not going to use any feed instead probably distilled water get a decent amount of runoff and let them drink every bit of it up and then feed 1/4 dose on the next watering.
On Wednesday during the second week I decided to top just one of my plants to experiment and learn and SHES STILL ALIVE TODAY YES!
Just watered and hadn’t finished typing this yet so adding it in the first post.
My alien rock Krishna and krunk juice runoff were at roughly 6ph and 450 ppm forgot to check EC (still don’t really understand that one) watering with distilled water at 68 f or so now my cream sickle og the one I topped had a high pH if 6.9 I gave her at least a gallon of water but it still tested the same the ppm kept going down now at 250 but the EC is around 350 (I did check that one’s) I gave her tonight 1 teaspoon of big bloom to help put nutrients back into the Coco.
Any advice or anything else you noticed I’m doing wrong please let me know this first grow is all about learning the second grow all about not paying for anymore weed