Let me start by saying Wow! This forum is amazing, so many humble, knowledgeable growers available for a rookie. I’ve been reading for a week, going down the proverbial rabbit hole of threads here. Absorbing information as i go. (Also losing 3 hours)
This will be my first grow ever of any kind. I will be starting from seed. Yes, i found all the equipment years ago and never used it. I acquired some seed with a known lineage and it made the idea of growing incredibly enticing. I only expect to produce for my own use.
1 waterfarm 4 gallon 2 piece system (gh4120)(i have two) Holds 8.3 liters to the fill line
Expanded clay pebbles
Hydrofarm hood and ballast 120v 40a 60hz
Bulb Cew 360w retro ace nh360ra USA JO-1
Advanced Nutrients ph perfect technology 3 part system (grow, bloom, micro)
Water will be provided from a local source with chorine removed.
Plant Rock Candy
Germination Shot glass topped with tap water and 3 drops of h2o2. 1 seed (24 hours later, it cracked open!)
Small pot with seed soil. No progression after 72 hours
I plan to use a LST training method plus topping, without netting. As per information gained i plan to only use a 50% of the recommended (advanced nutrients brand) solution for the duration of the grow. (Its just glorified water that they are in the business of selling, right?)
Light schedule and drip cycle
I will run a 24/7 light and drip schedule until the plant reaches 3 to 4 set of leaves.
At this point i will turn the cycle to 18-6 with the drip cycle only running with the light on mode.
Once the plant reaches 2x2 i will attempt to switch to the 12-12 on the light-water cycle
So now you know what i “plan” to do.
I haven’t found much information on the waterfarm running cycle for feeding. I read this information on a similar forum, but i think this forum is the right one for me.( more active)
I don’t want to modify or alter the waterfarm in any way. They made it like this for a reason.
I plan to update every week when i do a water change or when a problem may arise.
Any and all suggestions are welcomed, maybe others will learn the step by step process as i do!