Hi guys (and gals)!.. This is my 2nd grow, but first I’d like to thank the folks that seriously helped me out on the first one…
@MeEasy @PP3121 @Nicky @Jake3 @pillsbury @Underthestairs @HappyGoLucky21 @ihays789 @moonmouse @Mark0427 … Man, you guys helped me immensely! And a big “Muchas Gracias!” to each of you!.. Thanks again! … My yield wasn’t great (about 5oz total) but I did discard a good bit of trim…
OK… On to my 2nd grow… I’ll call it my “Cinco De Mayo Grow”. LoL!..
As some may remember, I’m definitely a “small-time amateur doing small-time grows” with zero experience but value every comment/suggestion y’all have for me because this forum is absolutely fantastic!.. This time I decided to do a bit of “experimentation” along the way with regards to soil and trimming even if it results in lost product (Man, I see pics of just solid buds growing from the stalk with zero leaves and I want to replicate it somehow. LoL!)… I was gonna do a Grow Journal, but decided to save that for my fall grow later this year if my heart and soul isn’t crushed from this attempt. Ha!
So here’s the details:
- 2 strains: Gelato Auto, OG Kush Auto.
- Seeds from ILGM.
- At posting: 39 days from sprout for Gelato, 32 days for Kush… Still young.
- 24"x24"x55" Marshydro tent. (space is at a premium for me)
- Upgraded to Infinity Cloudline T4 4" variable speed ducted fan.
- Upgraded to BP3000 grow light.
- 2 6" fans (top & bottom)
- Bergman Plant Food - Following feeding schedule.
- P4P Superb Soil kit mixed with all sorts of stuff (yea, getting creative).
- Using bottled N Carolina mountain spring water with a ph of 6.
- Don’t really monitor ph.
- Humidity slightly variable between 40-50%.
… I love to cook. I’m a “mad scientist” in the kitchen with the spices. LoL!.. So I decided to carry that over and try a variation on the soil mix (a little of this, a little of that), but still using the Bergman Plant Food…
… My grow area is limited due to space, but I had a separate area for the seedlings in the “Jiffy Pots” in the closet, then moved to the grow tent… I then also moved them directly to a large pot… I’ve read contradicting info as to whether to do this or not, but it was said that Autos can deal with it easier. I really don’t know but have tried it, and it seemed to work well…
… Ventilating tent and keeping temp/humidity fairly constant…
… One of the things I’ve done that may be “against the norm” (I really don’t know) is trimming the fan leaves and plants in general. I’ve kept them rather well-trimmed and they have always grown back with robust vigor!..
Trimmed at 4 weeks:
The ladies today at time of posting this thread (39 days).
… Just a third of the way through the journey lookin’ good!:
… So the big question is; “What can I do better or differently?”… Y’all have been fantastic in providing advice… I took it all to heart and upgraded my equipment and tactics (even though this is an experiment) as suggested because you guys know a helluva lot more than I do…
… I figure I’ll be going into flowering soon (Gelato looks to already be there)… I can dial-up the light to a bit stronger level, but the temp is a problem if I want to keep it under 85F… Should I go to 12/12 on the light at this point or does it even matter with Autos?
Any and all suggestions are welcome so please help me out… It’s not “what” I screwed up, but when and how much I screwed up… Ha!
… Cheers everyone!.. Take care… Be safe… Have fun!..