Tomorrow I will be planting my seeds that have been germinating since Monday. I’m planting in Pro-Mix HP and have heard a couple different things. I’ve heard that it being “soil-less” I would have to start feeding nutrients immediately.? Then I heard that I would be fine until I did the first transplant?
Another question I have is since I have a 4x4 tent I would only have room for 4 plants. I’m planting from bagseed so i won’t know how many females I’ll get. I’m trying to play the numbers game hoping that planting more will improve my chances. Would it be safe for the plants to grow more than 4 plants in the veg tent until I find out the sex of the plants? Or would I run the risk of stunting growth?
I grow 4 plants in my 4x4 and I think it is just about perfect for my needs. You can veg many more than that in the 4x4 an not worry about stunting them. The hard part will be eliminating an extra female or two to get down to 4.
How many plants you can fit in a 4x4 is dependent on training and veg time. So far I have kept my plants small in order to sample more variety out of my space. I have flowered between 7 and 12 plants in a 4x4 space. Some day when I fall in love with a few strains I may reduce the plant number and increase size. So drop however many beans you want. You can make em fit or cull down to your desired number.
I did a Google search on your medium. Sounds like you should treat as soilless and feed early…not necessarily immediately. Cotes should give you ~week. Although a bunch of soilless guys were just posting on my log about presoaking coco in full strength jacks so immediate feed reasonable with certain nute lines? If your not using jacks I’d prob wait the week. Maybe somebody else will chime in and straighten me out here.
Heya @BeenDannyG I like to cram as many plants in my space as possible (SOG), I grow alot from reg seeds (I feel the plants grow better) and I know I’ll lose a few once flower starts. I currently have 9 5 gallon plants in my 4x4 that I just switched to flower.
Bag seed especially from good store bought weed is probably 95% fem because most growers only grow females to maturity so the seeds you find have female fathers making them fem.
Plant seedlings have enough nutrients in their funny little round leaves (cotyledon) and as these leaves are eaten by the plant they will start to yellow by now the seedling will probably have it’s second set of actual leaves and they will start eating through the roots and if your medium doesn’t have nutrients you’ll need to start feeding them
Think I got all your questions hope this helps, welcome to the neighborhood and good luck
Plain and simple 3 weeks from cutting to flower 10 days to root clones 1 week in transplant 1 week in tube right to flower every week one rack going in one rack finished and everything in between I had 11 racks cycling 3 in veg 8 in flower
It’s been about 6 days since my 2 biggest seedlings broke ground. I haven’t fed them nutes yet I’m wondering if they’re close to needing them? I’m unsung the pro mix hp. I have 6 sprouted so far 2 of them jus popped yesterday. I’m using reg seeds so I’m playing the numbers game and I guess just getting very comfortable with the seedling stage by growing by numbers haha hopefully it won’t make it harder on myself. But yea I was thinking of starting nutes Sunday or do I wait for the cotys to yellow n drop off??
Most bagseeds, or regular that I’ve seen, are usually 50/50 males and females. May want to plant twice as many as you want to finish. But with that said, about 4 years ago, I started 6 bagseeds and got 5 girls, prob just got lucky, but it was a decent little outdoor crop, bagseeds are cool, never know what your gonna get.
ProMix HP has some blood meal in it as well as some pH buffering amendments. I start in plastic nursery flats (72cell) and go water-only until I move them into their first individual containers. It’s fine to use nutrients from the start, provided you’re watering to runoff and avoid letting the medium dry out.
So I’m confused now. Is it considered soilless and treated as such or is it somewhere in between. Me and Danny had talked about this last week and I looked it up. Determined it was treated as soilless. Don’t want to have given him bad Info.
I started using Jacks 321 at full strength when the youngest were a week old and the oldest were 2 weeks. I feel like I noticed a difference for the better right away. I’ve been watering/feeding 4-6oz to run off on a wet/dry cycle. Last watered 4am 1/30. Oldest 2 now have started growing their 3rd set of leaves, and the question I’m having is if I should transplant to a 3gal bucket today. I don’t think I put enough soil in the cups so I’m thinkin the roots might be ready for a new home?