Here I go with my first grow and my first grow journal. I have been poking around the forums for about a month and a half. I have learned a ton from a lot of fine people here. So I will start with the basics:
I have 2 LSD autos and 2 Glue Gelato autos both bred by Barney’s Farm.
I am using Kind soil at the bottom of containers and the rest is Fox Farms Bush Doctor Coco Loco
I will start in cups and move to 5 gallon fabric pots
For the Kind soil I will have to PH at 6.5 to 7.1 so far my tap is about 7.5
They will be grown in a 4x4 tent
I have an HLG 100 V2 and an Excelvence triple chip 1200
Temps in tent have been steady at 68-74
Humidity runs in the low 30s to mid 40s
I have a 6" AC Infinity Cloud Line S6 along with AC infinity carbon filter
No dehumidifier or AC or humidifier
I will be following Kind Soil instructions to a tee. This means a water only grow with no nutes. This is my first grow and I was looking for something pretty much dummy proof. Hopefully I can meet that standard. I dropped 4 seeds in water Friday evening. Saturday evening I put them in wet paper towel and in a zip lock baggie. I have them in the tent and they have been at between 73 and 76 degrees. 3 of them have tap roots out so far. Hopefully by morning the last one will. I should be good to put them into the cups tomorrow. And that is where it stands at the moment.
Now for a few pics of the setup.
Let the fun begin.
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I tagged you because I am either watching your journal or have interacted with you some. But I got my first journal going. Hopefully this is all I need to do so you can take a look if you like… Oh and SilentHippie I read your Kind grow journal and learned a bunch. I really liked it.
Set to watching thanks for the tag!!
I’m set to watching. I’m gonna come along for the adventure, that is, if you don’t mind.
Good deal on starting your grow!
As when using kind soil they don’t recommend watering to run off and if it were me I wouldn’t use those lifts shown in the saucers. If some water ends up in the plant saucers it will quickly be wicked back up into the soil and that’s a good thing. In fact I will pour water into the saucers and let the soil wick it up promoting the roots to seek down to that water when they are young.
What size pots will you be using? With Autos I use 3 gallon pots with 3Lbs kind soil in the bottom and the rest with your soil of choice. You can use a bigger size pot and more Kind if you choose.
Here is a chart you can use during different stages of growth for dialing in your temps and humidity. Part of that adjustment is increasing or decreasing the inline fan speed to keep your temps closer to 80f during lights etc…you won’t need to hook up the carbon filter until later in the grow like when starting flowering and this will help make the carbon filter last longer too.
Hope this helps and shout out if you have need for advice. Many great people here willing to help.
Welcome, i am set to go along for the ride. Your off to the races.
You might want to consider just putting them into the final homes from the start…eliminates any transplant shock etc…just want to use a seed starting soil in the area about the size of the solo cup as a buffer for the roots before they grow into the more nutrient rich base soil…
Wishing you luck, and cant wait to see them produce some beautiful buds!!
Thanks for the advice. I am using 5 gallon pots. I have the lifts because the tent is in the basement and the floors are still pretty cold. I will see if it is steady enough to put the saucer on the stand. Thanks for the chart. I was just starting to look into VPD so that helps. Easy to read. Appreciate the help.
Glad to have you along. I have seen a lot of your posts and you are very helpful. I was in the army in the early 80s. Thanks for your service.
Looks good. I should get one of them for by bday this year.
Out of likes but that would be cool!! Also thank you for your service!!
I thought long about that but my state is on lock down now and I have nowhere to go get any. I am pretty sure I will go that route on the next batch.