So i germinated Northern Lights Auto after 24hrs I dropped her in 50/50 Coco Perlite Mix in a 5 gallon bucket I dumped like a gallon of water which I probably shouldn’t have did but fast forward it’s a puddle of water under the bucket thankfully the tray is water proof but I cleaned it up in fear of root rot now about 48hours later I see water again not nearly as much tho but my main question is should I clean the area anytime there is water under the bucket and the soil seems to dry up kinda fast it’s my first grow so I’m only working with 1 plant just so I can get it down I appreciate any advice I can get.
Do you have the bucket elevated a couple of inches or is it just on the floor of the tent by itself? If it is not elevated, I suggest something a few inches tall, maybe 3-6". Also, if I’m reading correctly, sounds like you need a drain pan. Definently don’t let water/nutes sit stagnant on your tent floor. Mold, algae, bugs, all kinds of yuckies. And lastly, to your original question of too much water, yes, a gallon is waaaaaay too much. An ounce or two at the very most. Just enough to get the area wet. Hope this helped some!
Good luck with that Growmie, dumping a gallon of water over a seedling in coco probably floated that seed around a little, 3-4 days will tell
I was trippin pouring a gallon lol but I’m currently using two five gallon buckets stacked on each other so the soil is elevated a little bit is this bad?? should I invest in something more proper? anytime I see water at the bottom I try to clean it asap but you guys give great feedback
I really hopes it sprouts and brings me sum good ganja the germination was successful I just hoped I didn’t drown the little fellar
That should be fine. I would definitely try to get some kind of collection tray. This way, if you run into future problems, you can test the ph and/or ppm’s.
So she seems to be alive however when I originally planted her I placed her in the middle Im 90% sure whenever I dumped the gallon of water it definitely moved her a bit should I move her back to the middle ?? or leave her where she currently is I circled where she sprouted in red
I would leave her for the time being. Her toots are very fragile right now.
My bag plant growth and management favors bags, not buckets., unfortunately (access to free buckets).
Buckets or plastic does not breathe or dry-out like cloth bags. Buckets can be cut down and make drip pans.
In a few days id dig her out and center her, OR, leave her there and train her to angle across to the other side of the pot as she grows.