I posted a few updates on Grow 1 in @Hellraiser 's journal, but wanted to recap what I have learned in Grow 1 and will immediately follow with the start of Grow 2. This may take a day or two to get this thread rolling…I just got back in town late last night and operating on minimal sleep. Step-daughter had a healthy baby boy late Saturday (I’m a grandfather now!), and was living in a hotel and running supplies to the hospital as wife, step-daughter and her friend needed them. I’m too old for this sort of thing anymore…I need my 8 hours! Now I am at home alone (wife stayed to help with baby) and dealing with lack of sleep and have to take care of indoor cats, and half of the stray cats where we live, and work. So not used to this…
Grow 1: Found ILGM through a buddy on Discord from a game I used to play, and was totally intrigued by all this, so I ordered seeds (autos) and jumped right in…with no planning. Closet grows can be challenging…fresh air, for me, was the biggest hurdle, so my grow definitely suffered. I started with the worst blurple ever, then to CFL’s, and finally 600w MH/HPS. I used FF trio, and didn’t flush so a couple weeks into flower I had a serious nute lockout but managed to fight my way through it. The WW’s gave me just shy of 125g, and still have an AK47 under the lights. I did use sledgehammer on the AK last week, and already see healthy new growth on the bud sites. AK has several weeks left and might get the same weight as the 2 WW’s combined. So Grow 1 wasn’t the prettiest thing, but I did manage to pull a decent amount of bud.
Grow 2: I have a new site for any future grows, and have been getting that ready for a month or so: Insulation, climate control, electrical, etc. I started the last climate test today…need heat and AC on right now due to cool/cold nights and warm days and will be keeping an eye on my WiFi hygrometer to see how it does over the next several days while I germinate. If things work out, I’ll be running the tent by the end of the week with photos this time: Cherry Pie and Gold Leaf. I’m considering doing a side by side with FF trio (and sledgehammer!) and Jacks…it’ll be a little more work for me, but why the hell not.
My stuff: Zazzy 4x4 tent, 600w HPS/MH, Infinity s6, 2 6inch fans, FF HF, FF trio + sledgehammer, Jacks with bloom booster, PH20 pen, cheap tds pen (will be getting a better one soon), 7 gallon fabric pots, homemade 8 inch intake filter, and the other misc stuff I’m not going to list. I’ll have pics of everything in the next few days.
And it looks like me and @Dankloud are in a competition for this grow.
That’s enough for post 1…I have edited this crazy rambling too many times already. More coming soon!