I started from a single tiger stripe seed handed to me over 2019 ingest. A dear friend I don’t see that often, (once every three years) grabbed my hand, opened it upward, placed a single seed, rolled my fingers up over it and said, “grow this.”
In March of 2022, I don’t know where I randomly came across this single seed, without airtight ziplock in a metal canister, rolling loose. The 20th day of March, I wet paper towel away and darkness. I almost forgot about it till the 24th. Somehow, I had put it with too much wet paper towel. For others before I may have forgotten about 4 days later and dried and died. This seed for whatever reason, time, the hardiness of shell, needing extra water to penetrate shell, opened. Barely white tip emerged. I re-soaked it and checked every day. So on the 26th, it had a decent root and leafy head under its helmet. I put it in to some new Miracle Grow soil (of couse, every first timer goto. Haha) and watered it, put an old red blue purple grow light on it and watered it and it came alive. In 6 months, lots of mistakes, learning curve, and reading to try and catch up instead of rather breaking even 6 months later the month of September I was able to harvest 7.5 Oz for the plant. On September 24th I also cut a couple of cuttings in the flower stage of all times and began to grow those in the soil and these two here are the children of the mother from March 26th 2022. I have 4x4 tent with Volt Vl-1 at 440watt. Six months later in the vegetative stage I moved it in 4-10- 23 into a flower tent 5x5 with a Volt Fl-1 at 720watt.
This one in 6gal tall pot.
This one in 2.5 gal that was repotted day before 4-12-23.
Here they are 5-11-23
I l.s.t. both of them on May 1, 2023.
I switched the wattage on the Volt fl-1 on May 18th from 720 w to 576 Watt. I just guessed that five weeks to change it. Now it’s been 9 days. When do I switch to 432 Watts then 288 watt before the harvest?
My soil mixture is 1 gallon of Happy Frog soil consisting of three and a half quart of Happy Frog, quart of perlite, 0.0248 dwt high yield blood meal and two tablespoon of dolomite lime.
My well water comes out at 7.0 pH. I use 2.5 milliliters of pH Down to get it to around 6.0 to 6.5. Every other watering, I mix to one and a half gallon of water ,I add 9 ml of Cal Mag General Hydroponics, 7.5ml of GH mic
rogrow, 15ml of GH floramicro and 22 and 1/2ml of GH microbloom.
On May 24th I washed with General Hydroponics florakleen one and a half gallon in the 6 gallon dirt. A gallon and a quart in the two and a half gallon dirt to rid the salts and build ups.
Could someone explain to me why these plants aren’t doubling in size as I’ve read quite often people say in the flower stage? The light is 9 to 12 inch above the canopy.
Do I take the LST away from the plants now or at some point, or wait till I’m ready to harvest then pull it? The 6 gallon pot has 24 colas. The two and a half gallon has 21 colas.
Today May 27, 2023 with a jeweler’s loop I just noticed pistils are turning brown.
Thank you all for your help.
Thank you for having this forum to use, learn how to be educated in the process of growing cannabis.