My first grow. 3 sour diesel autos and 2 Gelato photos. My plants stretched some at the start due to low lighting but are rebounding good now. Broke ground on June 3 after starting in paper towel in a baggie. Got a 4 x 4 x 80 grow tent with 6" exhaust fan and carbon filter (not attached yet). Plan on transplanting in a couple of weeks into 3 gallon fabric pots with Happy Frog as the medium. No nutes as of yet. My sour diesels seem to be lagging behind the Gelato not sure if this is normal.
Got two QB260 V2 Samsung LM301B 3000k LED Quantum Light w/Meanwell HLG Driver today and got one in the tent today. Will wait on the other one. Wow what a difference in light from the Blurple ones I had before. Yes I went the cheap route and after reading lots here decided to ditch them and spend some cash. Have a lilttle less than 1k into this grow now and I did not want it to fail because of cheap lights.
Glad to have found this forum as I have learned a lot from here already and much more to learn I am sure.
After awhile you stop counting, because no matter how much it is, it’s cheaper than the expensary trips!
Lighting is the biggest investment, and you’ll see the results will match that. You’re off to a great start, happy growing.
I understand lol. I did not total it up until today and if all goes well I will save a bunch long term. Big investment up front but spread out over a few years much cheaper and you get the satisfaction of knowing you grew it yourself. My trips would be very expensive as I would have a few hours to drive.
Temps are running high and this is after I took the driver outside the tent. Been drawing air from the first floor where it is 10 degrees cooler. 6" duct to the lower tent opening. Added a 16" oscillating fan to move air above the plants and below the light. Humidity has been holding steady in the 60’s. I will be keeping a close eye on them this coming week as it is going to be upper 80’s and this is in the loft. Only place available for me, may be looking at adjusting time for lights on at night and off during the day to keep heat at a minimal.
Here is the SD Auto girl who has had yellow color for the last 2 weeks. I don’t recall the “organic” soil I used as I threw the bag out. However all 5 plants are in the same soil and this is the only one that is yellow. So I am leaning towards too much water and have cut back as here pot feels heavy yet. Any ideas would be appreciated.
Transplanted the two bigger girls today in their 5 gallon perma homes. Filled the bottoms and sides with Happy Frog and mycorrhizae each got a liter of 6.2 ph water. Will do a wellness check later in the day to see how they are doing. The Gelato came out good in one piece, the SD auto not so much, she got the bigger of the drinks due to the loosen roots.
Now this brings me to the SD auto. After transplanting her I noticed pistils circled in green, appears after only 5 weeks she is wanting to go into flower. What do the rest of you think? I know should not transplant autos but I was left with no choice. Can LST still be done at this stage?
I have five plants total and am thinking of taking this one (SD #3)outdoors and let her fend pretty much for herself, giving here a drink when needed. She is all of 5" tall and struggling besides 5 is too many for a 4x4 grow. She is in flower and not as yellow as the pic shows something about the way I take the pic can show more yellow.