I’ve been lurking on this forum a fair amount and decided it was time to move into the active user’s list and start my own grow.
Let’s get the pasta out the way first:
-What strain, Seed bank, or bag seed (photo or auto) 1. Sweet Rebel Auto, 2. Northern Lights Auto, 3. Cookies and Cream Auto, 4. Wedding Cake Auto, 5 & 6. Divine OG Kush Photo, 7. CDB Haze Photo, 8. Durban Posion Photo. All from a seed bank.
-Age of plant Between 2-3 weeks.
-Method: Soil w/salt, Organic soil, Hydroponics, Aquaponics, KNF C.Peat 70%, Perlite 20%, Vermiculite 9%, fertilizer 1%.
-Vessels: Type and capacity of container (fabric, plastic, etc) Fabric - 11 litre.
-PH and TDS of Water, Solution, runoff (if Applicable) Water Ph 5.8-6.2. Runoff testing is inaccurate.
-PPM/TDS or EC of nutrient solution if applicable No idea I’m using a TriPart pack of Terra Aquatica, FloraGro FloraBloom, and FloraMicro.
-Method used to measure PH and TDS Soil PH meter, generic.
-Indoor or Outdoor if indoor, size of grow space Indoor, 2mx2mx2m.
-Light system List brand and wattage/spectrum InDorSun Comet, 120W x2. LED with far red.
-Actual wattage draw of lights 120W x2?
-Current Light Schedule 18/6
-Temps; Day, Night avg 18 Celcius -day and 12 Celcius at night
-Humidity; Day, Night Pretty constant around 65-70%
-Ventilation system; Yes, No, Size Yes, 6-inch in-line fan, with carbon filter. (not in use)
-AC, Humidifier, De-humidifier, No: just a fan.
-Co2; Yes, No No
Now for a little background:
I’m already about 2 or 3 weeks in now. The seeds were germinated around the 10th of Aug. (4 were germinated a week later) and I’ve already had some problems. Let’s go one by one:
What on earth is going on here? I know it looks like I topped her or something similar, but honestly, this is just the way she grew. Should I take any action here? Being my first grow, I’ve never encountered this and assumed growth from the sides would only kick in later. Also, the alignment/angle of the top leaves looks pretty wack. Is it to be expected?
Nothing crazy to report here. Plant seems good. I did mess up the PH a bit in the beginning, but I don’t think this plant was one of the ones affected.
Okay, so this one freaked me out. It was the first to pop out in germination and is still currently my biggest plant (around 10-15cm). During the early stages though, the first true leaves did some weird curling. Would this happen if I messed up the PH in the first week. (I gave around 5.2ph water, as my tester hadn’t arrived and I thought tap water would be okay.) Have I lost a lot of veg time now? Input would be greatly appreciated!
OG Kush 1:
I think everything is cool here. Just a quick side note, this was planted 6 days after OG Kush 2. (I know it’s confusing. The naming convention go messed up at some point and I don’t want the twins to get even more confused now)
OG Kush 2:
Okay, so I had a fly strip stuck to one of my lights, which came loose in the night. In the morning, I found OGK2 squshed underneath. Of course, the sticky side was down. I got most of it off, but as you can see the one leaf did get ripped. Actually been a good lesson though, as this small amount of stress has caused OGK1 to overtake it by quite a margin. Lesson learnt, stress early will hurt later.
Cookies and Cream:
Nothing to report here. Let’s hope you all agree?
Growing well, overtaking some of the earlier germinated ones.
Alright, so this one has been touch and go since day 1. So 3 days after moving to the big container, it still wasn’t popping up. I went digging for it and found it had cracked, but couldn’t push the shell off. I removed it by hand and tried to replant it. I’ll be honest, I kinda panicked and overwatered it, because the next day things seemed soggy. Long story short, the pilot leaves (no idea the name) opened up, but I could see the true leaves had turned to mush. (Apologies for the out-of-focus picture.) Any comments on what I can do to increase her quality of life would be appreciated. More nutrients to supplement the lack of leaves? Remove the pilot/starter leaves? Leave her be?
I bought PVC pipes and a couple of rolls of duct tape. I tried version 1 with mylar space blankets, which was terrible because it made a lot noise with a fan and also couldn’t be pulled tight without ripping or coming loose.
Version 2 was made with some leftover roofing mylar(?) which I had lying around, on the same PVC frame. I’m basically just wondering how much reflectivity (and the room itself) actually matter? Should I just use the lights in the actual room itself, which is painted white and twice the size of the tent? Also, if I’m on 18/6 light cycle, light leak won’t matter, as the lights will be off from 12am-4am.
Lastly: Green Perlite? Should I be worried, should I cover it with tin foil as some have suggested? To be perfectly honest, I kinda like the mossy look it gives, but it’s going to damage the plants or roots, I’d obviously want to do something about it.
I have a lot more questions and comments to make, but I think this is more than enough to get things started. Thank you for taking the time to read this if you’ve made it this far!
I’ll be updating this regularly, please feel free to comment or advise!
Thanks Stealy <3