I started my first grow in order to stop having to pay exorbitant amounts of money on our medicine. Unfortunately we are both in jobs that will not allow medical cards or legal smoking. My wife is very skeptical as I have absolutely no experience in this area. I started with 10 bags seeds from some unknown strain and all 10 popped. I kept one, but was chomping at the bit after perusing on here and bought a small starter autoflower pack. My wife panicked as we waited for it in the mail, but holy cow did they arrive quick and inconspicuous.
Before I get too deep I just want to say, this is an awesome group, everyone is friendly and it really looks like you all give noobs great advice and I have never experienced someone down talking to anyone. Props to the stoners, we really get a bad rap sometimes. I feel if more people smoked there would be less war…anyway…back to the topic at hand.
The one I kept turned out to be male, and after waiting so long for a sign, I was quite disappointed as the wife took this as a chance to roll her eyes…she loves me to death, but I swear a battery has more positive sides than she does, lol.
Luckily I had the package from ILGM and had already popped one Lowryder seed 13 days ago. Also, today I started germinating 2 more using the paper towel in a container method…this worked for every seed that has popped so far, so I figured why not.
My set up is small, one plant until I get a good yield and a thumbs up from Household 6. The tent is 2x2x4 with a 1000w LED…but from what I have read the LEDs don’t really add up to the 1000w and fall a little short. Fine with me though because the window sill has been working and the male plant shot up like a weed in the tent. I have a decent exhaust and am able to keep humidity and temp almost perfect. Anyway, for now I am just sitting them on a south facing windowsill.
I am using organic soil and have dropped the PH to 6.0 - 6.5 for the 13 day old, and used plain old tap from a spray bottle to start germination in the other two.
I have not added any nutes to the 13 day old and plan on starting small come Monday. I am unable to purchase top notch nutes because…well once again…I am trying not to make a big deal out of this until I get it right and get a thumbs up to ramp up personal operations. So, for now, when I start I will be using Dr. Earth’s Homegrown Organic 3-2-2 pump fertilizer. 1 pump a week at the base.
Today I just realized how damn small the pot I put the 13 day old in and bought a 4 gallon pot to plant one of the other two, unless I can figure out if it is worth it to transplant as I know autoflowers have a short life cycle and I do not want to stunt it at this point.
Ok, so, I think that about covers it. The main point of this journal is to appease my cabin fever during this fucking pandemic and because after lurking in the forums for about 2 months I realize that there is an amazing amount of information from the people in here.
This is the male, 5 or 6 weeks old, small pot.
This is his nut sack. Dude has been pulled.
This is the 13 day old. I realize her pot is small, I am hoping this doesn’t give the wife another chance to roll the eyes, lol.
And finally the two babies waiting to sprout to life