My second Grow using a different variety of seeds namely Green Gelato from RQS and a new grow medium as I have attempted to go with a Super soil mix these are the two big differences in this grow. Using a base soil and super soil with what I could source locally from a concoction of the many other reference sources and peoples input. With a minor tweak in the topping and trimming of these plants starting with the 3rd node.
Year old Green Gelato, 5 seeds from RQS.
Viparspectra 600 watt LED’s X 2
Plywood Grow box 4X6 feet with Mylar walls inside kept in an outdoor building which has no heat but stays above freezing all year and that is a feat in its self as this is the Canadian Prairies.
Temp and Humidity controllers by Inkbird?
Exhaust fan 6 in vivosun 390 cfm used for heat control vented to the outside through the roof using an old chimney stack.
Two small dehumidifiers units they worked last grow but honestly they don’t take up a lot of water but humidity appears not to be a big issue anyways.
Small heater with built in fan to stabilize the temp at 22C.
March 9, 2019-1300 – 0700 Five seeds to water to soak 18 hours. I not confident in these seeds as none sank in the water right off the bat, one appears light in color. Temp 22 C maintained by radiant heater and seeds kept dark in a cardboard box.
March 10, 0700- Seeds put between paper towels.
March 11, 3 of the 5 have sprouted so far will transplant in 1-2 days.
March 12, 4 of the 5 have cracked open all 5 planted in miracle grow potting soil (I didn’t have the base soil ready yet) in small plastic pots. Heater on @ 22 C with RH approx. 40%.
March 14, First seed through the potting soil. Lights set at 18/6 hours and LED about 30 in. above seedlings.
March 15, Three seeds through the potting soil.
March 18, Fourth seed popped out no fifth plant
March 20, plants appear healthy however they also look somewhat spindly.
March 28, transplanted to one gallon pots using base soil (pro mix, compost, perlite, EWC and top soil). Leaves on this variety as compared to last variety (Green Crack) are larger and plants appear to be growing vertically faster with more space between internodes, looks heathy. Sorry for the poor pics and lighting.
March 28, Base Soil mix as follows:
10 gallons HP potting mix peat base with Mycorrhizae
10 gallons commercial top soil
3 gallons Commercial Compost
7 liters worm castings
Approx. 15 % Perlite added
Ingredient’s of Super Soil just add to the prior Base soil the following:
2nd batch of Base soil as above with the addition of:
Additional 7 liters Worm Castings
Blood Meal 10 ounces
Bone Meal 10 ounces
Rock Phosphate 10 ounces
Epson Salt 2 table spoons
Dolomite Lime 2 table spoons
Azomite 1 table spoon
Humic Acid 1 table spoon
Kelp ½ cup
Perlite 15-20% of volume
Mycorrhizae 1 table spoon
Ground Oyster shell ½ cup
Add water as I layer ingredients
Let cook for 30 days + in tight bag
Use in bottom 1/3-1/2 planter top off with 2/3 basic soil
April 4th. Plants continue increased vertical growth over last grow (Green Crack) also the leaves are much larger and we are at the 5th set of true leaves. Three of the four plants have Indica type leaves and one has Sativa like leaves. I seen similar differences in leaf structure in the last grow.
April 5th. Started to Manifold (Nebula) the first and tallest plant. Cut at the 3rd internode of true the leaves and cleaned off all other leaves below the node and just left the third node and its fan leaf and side shout. Will do the other three plants as they get to the 6th node.
First plant before first topping and after.
April 6th Second tallest plant trimmed.
April 7th third and fourth plant trimmed.