This is my first medicinal grow, I have five GG #4 and five Strawberry Cough, I germinated and planted into red solo cups on May 8th.
Soil Type- Black Gold (.05-0-0)
Ph level for water- Between 6.2 and 6.4
Temperature- between 72-82 Farehnheit
Keeping the spot cool has been a struggle, I originally had them in a plastic storage bin with a clamp light on it (1600 Lumen 5K LED Par Lamp), but noticed they were beginning to stretch, so moved them to the closet under a 150W HPS and they seem to be doing well.
My plan is to transplant them to one gallon pots before moving them to an outdoor grow area at 36’ x 6’ x 10’ when they are around a foot tall. The weather here in Michigan has been on the colder side so I’m trying to wait for it to become reliably warm.
I believe I am on the right track as of right now to insure that I can grow enough medicine but if anyone has any advice, comments and answers to my below questions, I would be grateful.
As of today (5/19) I know I should be adding nutrients in very soon but I’m still unclear when, what and how much.
I also am in need of clarification of how wet the soil should be at this time of growth. I’m being overly cautious and haven’t drenched the soil in fear of over-watering, instead I have been lightly spraying them periodically through the day/night.
I’ve been told to stick with Black and Gold Soil for the 2.5 gallon transplant but I’ve read that a lot of people use Fox Farm OF.
This first picture is 5/11/18
The second picture is 5/16/18
The third picture is 5/17/18
The fourth picture is 5/19/18