Wanted to start a grow journal here for all insight the community might have. The great thing about this plant is even under poor conditions, it will still yield decent results. I want to improve though! Any ideas, advice, comments are greatly appreciated. If you see something that you would do different, please let me know what and why. Of course there are multiple factors to consider like obtusiveness or cost but it may serve someone else or even myself if things change down the road.
Starting out with 3 feminizes strains from Nirvana Seeds. 2 Blue Dream, 2 BlackJack, 2 Pure Power Plant. Running a perpetual harvest in a 2x4 veg tent and 4x4 flower. King Full spectrum LED 1500 watt (not true watt I’ll have to research the exact but I think around 250 or 300 respectively) in veg and a 2000 watt king led in flower. 290 max cfm intake and exhaust with a 6inch viviosun carbon scrubber on exhaust being pushed (I know I know but hanging is super sketchy and would be a pain to run enough duct to clean both tents on one scrubber).
I have 3 circulating fans in the flower tent and 2 in the veg - all but the one in flower that is 12 inches are 6 inch clip on desk fans. I’m growing in attic based on my situation from where I live, and to consider my wife. I do have exhaust coming from the ground of heated/cooler living space which helps cool the tent during the hotter months but built a red neck a/c as well (cooler with frozen ice etc) that cools the air right before entering the tents. It is a labor of love but gets me where I need to go.
I use flora series nutes with cal mag, bloom city silica during veg then stop the silica when switch to flower and start adding organic black strap molasses. I’d love to know what mix rates people use for the flora series in soil?
Soil is Firefox happy frog as base with added perlite and wormcastings as amendments (about an extra 10% perlite and 5% worm castings). I usually transplant twice, from solo cup to 2 gallon pot then to a 5 gallon smart pot. I feel this gives me the best root ball but I’m sure it adds a week per transplant for veg.
I appreciate everyone’s time in reading this novel and offering any feedback at all in advance.