I have only used coco since I started. So I try to direct others to soil growers I know. I would hate to ruin some ones grow by giving out info I know I have never had experience with my self. I do more autos than photos. So I am comfortable helping with non soil issues.
3 gallon is as large as I would go with an auto.
Cool not to worry maybe somthing for me to trt next time, how come you’ve never done soil or just been happy with your coco? Iv just seen his journel of indoor outdoor grow proper monsters in 3 weeks grew real fast wish mine looked like that
Great cheers covert
For soil right @Covertgrower Sorry, had to. I would agree, it probably would be best for some one new, auto wise.
Less is always more on when it comes to nutrients. When starting in bigger containers one must be careful to not overwater. I have never tried using the pellets, I just soak in water, then plant 1/4-1/8 of an inch deep in soil, cover and keep moist with spray bottle. I start photos in solo cups, autos in 5 gallon minimum, run indoors for a month and throw outside, transplanting them into forever homes.
Here’s my last auto journal, I ended up transplanting some into bigger containers than I had originally planned. I add extra peat in my soil to make it less nitrogen hot as seedlings are sensitive to it. The earliest I fertilize beyond what’s in the soil is 4-6 weeks old. The plants need to develop root system to grow more than they need to be fertilized.
Looking good you’re right on target . You won’t recognize them 10 days from now.
That’s good to hear cheers don’t think the 4th ones going to make it, but think 3 would be a bit better even though still going to struggle but abit more room for them I suppose, see how it goes
Yep. Agree with @kellydans. Looks good so far.
Just a note .
In future Please try to post pics in natural light. That way we can see the true colours on leaves.
Hey, I’m late to the party but might have something to add. First, yes, that plant is toast. I also grow hot chile peppers and we’d call that a “helmet”, i.e. when the seed casing doesn’t come off. Two thoughts–first, make a weak camomile tea and soak your seed in it for about 24 hours before planting–this all but eliminates helmets. Second–I quit doing the paper towel thing and just plant my seeds directly into seed mix/soil now. I have only had one seed ever that didn’t germinate. Compared to lots of them I’ve killed/damaged trying to transfer from the paper towel to soil. Just a thought, but seeds have been germinating without our help for a loooooong time! Good luck and hope the new seeds are going well!
@kellydans @Oldguy you notice the bottom pic where the tips of some of the leaves are pointing up abit is this a sign of out or a start of somthing of isit normal no change in colour or out just pointing up abit
Noticed a yellow spec on a edge of a leaf too so iv moved light up as was at 27" moved up to about 30, maybe a light burn see how it reacts tomorrow, maybe nutrients too so next time I’ll give them just water and fingers crossed they’ll be okay @kellydans @Oldguy is this the way to go about it? Thanks
You are doing good. It is hard to remember when you look at little ones some times. But, if they are tiny and seem to be starting slow. A lot of times. It is because they have to grow the roots out underneath before they start on top growth. Over focusing on them can be as bad as not paying attention too
Thank you yeah definitely, its hard knowing if there starting slow ect as is my first one so I don’t really know to be honest but from what @kellydans and @Oldguy said, sounded good enough for me yeah I don’t think it’s helped chucking them in big pots straight away too, can see the difference in the ones what start with cups ect definitely but somthing to try next time, so many things about growing you don’t realise when you start, you think it carnt be that hard but think it’s easier looking after a kid, in a cupboard anyways
If that leaf touched the soil it will yellow.
I don’t think there’s any need for worry there.
Ah right makes sense cause the fan is In front of that one blowing that way, what about the curl can you see it? How come it would go yellow though when touched soil
I think you’re in good shape ! Okay this is what I do when my plants are that size. I have supplied everything they need. I zip the tent up and I don’t look at them for 2 days sometimes 3 and when you do look you will see a huge difference. I know it’s hard but you should try that. It really is exciting to see the huge difference it’s hard to see any growth looking at them two or three times a day. Even after my plants get going I only look at them every 2 days, And water or feed if they need it. Just my thoughts !
@kellydans. Completely agree. Even on my first grow, I started to just leave them alone once I knew they were going along. I checked for watering needs and if the pests are under control. Close it back up and see again in a day or two!
It is easier said than done especially when the grow room is in your home office! It’s just so tempting to open it up and just stare at them!