Welcome to my Grow Journal of Speed + Auto
Here I’ll update you on my First Ever attempt at my newfound passion to Grow
I Hope this journal will help someone to grow successfully and provide the necessary information about Speed+ Strain.
I will show my mistakes and ways I’ve corrected them after receiving valuable advice from ILGM Forum Members and Staff.
Without further ado let’s get right into this.
Day 0 Germination Phase.
I’ve Germinated the seeds using Paper Towel and Ziplock Baggy method
24 Hours later I had 100% Successful Germination rate with Tap Roots 3/4 of an inch long showing on both seedlings.
I’ve turned on my Exhaust system connected to Carbon Filter, 6 Inch fan, TS-600 Lights hanging at 24 inches above the soil, Heater and Humidifier set up at 70% RH and let it run for 20 Hours prior to placing my pots inside. Goal Temperature to achieve 25-28C or 78-83 F.
I’ve Prepared the Plastic pots and filled them with Coco-Coir/Perlite mixed at 70/30% Ratio and Saturated it with Water Prior to planting my seeds.
Then I’ve planted my seeds about 1 inch deep into the soil tap root down and using tweezers careful not to damage the tap root in the process.
Then I’ve placed my Pots inside the tent Temperature inside Lights on 26C - 79F and RH at 70%.
Fast Forward 1 Day
Day 3 Seedling Stage
What a pleasant surprise awaited me that morning I’ve noticed my first Cotyledons sticking above the soil.
Seedlings began shooting up really fast and are now 1CM tall / Half an Inch.
Seedlings are 1 Inch tall and doubled in size since then.
My first Pictures Follow from Day 5
You should really use a dome, mist it, and place over them at this stage they are soo young and vulnerable.
I’ve noticed that my growth has slowed dramatically as I wondered what’s wrong with my plants I’ve created my First post on ILGM Forum asking if this is normal.
It turned out it was because the seedlings start developing their roots and when they do that they slow the growth of their foliage.
My Biggest Mistake so far.
I’ve fed the seedlings with General Hydroponics Flora Trio Drain to Waste Schedule.
With around 200 PPM Solution.
They did not took it well and they have developed Nutrient Burn on the edges of the serrated leaves.
Look at Day 12 for Reference.
Now that I was aware of my mistake Thanks to ILGM Forum Members and staff who raced to help with the advice I have managed to recover and save both of my seedlings.
The advice was to stop nutes immediately until at least day 12 and I have received it at day 9,
also I was suggested to switch to 18/6 lighting from 24/h and to stop watering too much as they don’t need that much water at this stage and it’s easy to drown them. I was also told to put the domes back on until they get big enough to outgrow the dome.
Day15 Vegetative Stage
Plants outgrew the Dome.
I’ve started nutes again Vegetative Strength at 400 PPM and Fed on Day on nutes Day Off nutes With Just Water and Cal-Mag Plus.
Sure enough, after using all available advice I was given the plants began exponential growth
I was very grateful for the help received as it had literally made them grow again.
Ps. Lesson Learnt for sure.
Yes This is the same plants
Journal will be updated from now on every 4 Days. So that you can see the process.
I will begin Low-Stress Training on these Girls Today so Journal update will follow suit.