Hello Friends! First Time Grower, First Post…I must say, I am not doing a good job at this so far, not at all!
I do have a green thumb, I have a huge veggie garden, I have a small vineyard on my property which is doing quite well, I grow lots of flowers and things…but this seems like a whole different game and I do not understand the rules lol.
Here is my support ticket, I hope this is enought information, some things I just have no idea about.
What strain, Seed bank, or bag seed (photo or auto)
All ILGM Autos so far, I’ve managed to kill almost 13 seeds. I’ve tried White Widow, Northern Lights, Amnesia Haze and Blueberry.
-Age of plant
This poor little gal is 2 months old…Yikes! The other poor little gal I believe is 3 weeks.
-Method: Soil w/salt, Organic soil, Hydroponics, Aquaponics, KNF
Soil. not sure about the salt, I don’t know what that means. I started with just some seed starting soil at the local Fleet Farm. Apparently that was a mistake. Then moved to my garden soil, another mistake as I’ve learned from this amazing forum that Miracle Grow isn’t a friend of cannabis. The smaller plant is in the garden soil, and dying. The bigger 2 month old i did transplant into Fox Farms Happy Frog. It perked up and grew a few more leaves and I was excited…for about a week.
-Vessels: Type and capacity of container (fabric, plastic, etc)
Currently small pots as you can see in the photos. I do have fabric 5 and 3 gallon pots, but I can’t even get one to get big to transplant into those.
-PH and TDS of Water, Solution, runoff (if Applicable)
As I’m reading the forums, I realize I should get a good PH meter…I have well water. However I have an under the sink osmosis tank for drinking water which is what I’ve been using. I have just sprayed them which again, I believe is a mistake. I have not had any runoff yet for fear of overwatering them. I am really confused on Water and PH and all of that, which seems like it would be more simple.
-PPM/TDS or EC of nutrient solution if applicable
I have ILGM nutrients, but I have no idea what PPM/TDS or any of that really means yet, I’m rather confused on that or how to go about it. Also, I’ve not added any nutrients yet as I was assuming they didn’t need it for a little bit until they got bigger, possibly another mistake?
-Method used to measure PH and TDS
I don’t have one…any suggestions are welcome!
-Indoor or Outdoor if indoor, size of grow space
Indoor, 2 X 4 vivosun tent
-Light system List brand and wattage/spectrum
I started off with the Vivosun light that came with the tent, VIVOSUN VS1000 LED Grow Light with Samsung LM301 Diodes & Sosen Driver Dimmable Lights Sunlike Full Spectrum for Indoor Plants Seedling Veg and Bloom Plant Grow Lamps for 2x2/3x3 Grow Tent. Wasn’t sure if that was enough or even good, I saw another grower with this light but also had a Phlizon 1200W LED Plant Grow Light with SMD LEDs Full Spectrum Daisy Chain Plants Light Double Switch Grow Led for Indoor Plants Veg and Flower-1200W and their plants looked amazing, so I bout the Phlizon light as well.
-Actual wattage draw of lights
No idea at all, how would I find this out?
-Current Light Schedule
I have a timer, currently the schedule is 16/8.
-Temps; Day, Night
During the day with the lights on, it’s about 80 in the tent, at night with no lights it’s about 73-75.
-Humidity; Day, Night
I have cups of water in there but the humidity is pretty low, I believe in the 40s. At night I’m not sure.
-Ventilation system; Yes, No, Size
Yes, VIVOSUN 4 Inch 203 CFM Inline Fan with Speed Controller and Leather Sheath, 4 Inch Carbon Filter and 8 Feet of Ducting, Air Filtration Combo for Grow Tent Ventilation which came with the tent.
-AC, Humidifier, De-humidifier,
I have AC, the tent is in my house, I have a built in humidifier with the house AC but that’s it.
-Co2; Yes, No
So as you can see, I have a LOT to learn. But dang, I just am at a loss here. Kudos to ILGM, all seeds have sprouted. I put them in a cup of water and transfer to the little pots when they have a tail. Most have died right then, so I’m very open to other methods of starting the seeds! I know for a couple, I let the tail get way too long in the cup of water, others I’m not sure why they died except the soil, bad watering practice, I don’t know.
I have a few seeds left of each kind. But i’m hesitant to start anymore as I can’t keep killing them, I feel super bad for the poor little things!
Any and ALL help would be extremely appreciated! Kudos to the first time growers who have been successful, love seeing the photos and progress, I am unfortunately not one of those as I am failing miserably!
I tried to take as good of pictures as possible, I didn’t want to move them for fear they would just crumble.