Hi Friends! Thought I would start my own grow journal for this years outdoor grow here in So Cal. It’s only my second grow. Did well last year thanks to all the good folks helping me on this forum, and great ILGM genetics. That said, I made a lot of mistakes too and hope to learn from them.
The plan for this years girls (photo period):
- ILGM Gold Leaf,
- ILGM Blueberry
- ILGM Strawberry Kush
- God Bud
- Cindarella XX
Target seeding start date: 1rst week of April
Transition date to solely outdoors: June 1
Pots: 15 gallon molded nursery style
Soil: Root Organics 707
Nutes: Botanicare line
Target harvest: 1lb per plant of primo cured buds
So I’m in the preparation stages now trying to make some improvements and avoid some problems. Last year was bad for the devil louper moths/catepillars. Also had powdery mildew issues. Lost at least 20% of my yield.
For improvements, watering was quite a chore. I have a small RO system in the kitchen that runs about 2.5 gallons an hour but only holds 3 gallons. Keeping up with the demand meant collecting water at every possible chance. Plus I hand mixed the nutes and PH balanced each gallon. A drip system is a top priority.
I may go completely off the rails and take some clones and make a mother plant. My indoor setup is a converted bathroom, with only 1-22 inch Sun Blaze flourescent fixture to get the seeds started. So…COB’s or Quantum boards will be needed. Who knows where this will go!
Anyways, everyone likes bud porn so here’s a bit from last year to get this started. This was Roberts blueberry, and my drying room after the harvest
Happy Gardening All!!