Ok all you happy fellow growers. it is only due to the guidance of some of you that I have lasted this long. Much appreciation.
About a month ago, i started grow number 4. This one is where hopefully, i will get to apply some of what you kind folks have taught me.
I waited a month to start posting mainly because this is my fourth grow and i know that stuff happens.
Originally, I had planned on having 3 plants in my 3 x 4 tent. but, well, things happened. i am far ahead enough at this time to hold my wife over (i grow for her) so, we tried to do a little crop rotation planning. She has her card, but we have been lucky enough that for the last 9 months i have been able to supply her “day weed” and she only needs to purchase some Indica (which she likes at bedtime to help her sleep). so, since we now have a little inventory, i wanted to toss an indica into the mix this time.
I had planned on one each Hindu Kush, Strawberry Cough, and Bruce Banner (she REALY likes her Bruce). all seeds are ILGM, fem, photos. Up til now, Bruce has been a stellar performer with a 100% germ/grow performance and a shear refusal to die no matter how feeble my skills. The Strawberry seeds are leftover from my second grow and back then i was killing about 50% of what i touched. The Hindu is a new strain for me.
so, before we start the fun stuff (pictures) a little background on setup. Since my last grow was still in progress and i was trying to minimized down time, i purchased a second tent for my “starters”. i have a 2 x 2 x 3 that seems to fit on the table in my grow room perfectly. if you have read any of my threads, you know i am pretty good at making a couple poor purchases along the way, so i have a million watt blurple (maybe 100 wall watts), that actually seems to do a great job in this teeny tent. Since this is primarly for starters righ now, i have a heat pad. I also have a vivosun 4 inch Spaceage (i.e. cheap plastic) fan that is doing great job to keep a nice flow of fresh air in the tent and keep it from overheating (from my massive blurple and warming pad).
TENT: 3 x 4 x 6 vivosun which has worked great for me so far. (if i were to buy again i would opt for a taller tent).
LIGHT: Despite getting GREAT lighting advice (from successful growers), i have a Mars TS 3000 light (for now).
FAN: 6" Vivosun fan. it doesn’t have the high end controller of the AC Infinity Cloudline, but it more than makes up for that by being on the loud side.
SOIL: Fox Farms Happy Frog with some added Perlite, in 7 gallon fabric pots. Misquito bits on top for a garnish
NUTES: i switched Jack’s 321 on my last grow and will be using that for this grow along with Fish Sh!t, recharge, and perhaps some Silica Blast (i am still uncertain if i should be using this with soil).
OTHER: oil filled heater (worked GREAT this winter, won’t need if for the summer), small evaporative humidifier, and small de-humidfier. these will be lesser players now that we are coming up on summer and i am in conditioned space
As i mentioned i am 30 days in so the beginning pics are now old and back when they were in the nursery. i will post the next batch later.
Getting ready (the space)
The Germ box ( i forget who i saw with this setup, they were using AWESOME Jack Daniels gear. i had to make do). you can see the 3 amigos.
Ready for bed
Two days later, popped, and in the dirt
Still missing someone
The GLIXER Blurple stretch (sometimes a million watts aint enough)
i lost the next set of pics when i transferred from my phone, but over the days following these, i made some adjustments.
#1 Adjusted the light much closer and although i was afraid i might kill them, i slid the other girls out of their solo cups, took some soil off the bottom and popped them back in deeper and refilled the soil up around the skinny stems. they LOVED it and have thrived almost immediately.
#2 Bruce never made it, Unfortunately, neither did the next 3 BB seeds. i am getting ready to try one last attempt and this time i will drop both a BB and another Strawberry to see if i can end up with 4 plants for this crop. (fingers crossed.)
I hope folks will enjoy this thread as much as i enjoy reading all of yours. My day job is calling so i will pop on later for an update and we will jump to day 30.
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