I have only grown once before. I grew two plants and they came out pretty good. I should have waited a week or two but was rushed. I ordered some of the Jack Herer seeds. I’m a beginner so of course I have a few questions.
When I germinated, I dampened a paper towel, folded it into quarters, I placed the seed in the center and place it in a ziplock bag taped in the window. It took around a week last time for the seeds to sprout. Do you have a better way?
I will only be growing one at a time. I’m using a 2.5 gallon bucket (to hopefully keep it from getting over 5-6ft) with “Natures Way: Ready to use natural and organic soil mix.”
For nutrients I have a few different products. I was told that when I water, I can mix the nutrients that I give the plants. Do you know a good schedule to use each one or can I mix them all and alternate with giving only water?:
- General Organics: BioRoot 1-1-1
- General Organics: BioThrive 4-3-3
- General Organics: BioBud 0.5-0.1-1
- General Organics: CaMg+
- Fox Farm: Grow Big 6-4-4
- Tiger Bloom Extra Strength Fertilizer 2-8-4
- Advanced Nutrients: Bud Candy 0-0-1
- Advanced Nutrients: Overdrive 1-5-4
- Advanced Nutrients: Big Bud 0-1-3
For lighting, I am using three clamp lights with cfl bulbs. The first cycle I am using bulbs rated 6500k. The second will be 2700k. They are energy saving bulbs. What light cycle would you do for each grow phase?
I noticed I had a lot of fungus gnats (I think) that hide in the soil and come out when I’m in there trimming or watering. I hung a ton of fly sticky tape and it catches a lot of them, but they aren’t working well enough. I have also sprayed Organic Laboratories Ready-to-Use Organocide 3-in-1 garden spray. It kills live ones but the next day there are even more. Do you have any suggestions?
I appreciate and advice you can give. Especially with which nutrients I can mix when I water and when to use them.