Newbie grower here - nearing the end of my first tent grow and decided to try my hand at a clones SoG in my “drying tent”. LOL! Yeah - that drying tent idea lasted about 10 seconds when I upgraded to HLG in the big tent and suddenly found myself light-rich!
At any rate, I more or less followed @Hellraiser s cloning thread and got 16 of 20 mid-flower shoots to root!
In my main grow I’m using FFHF and experienced the same issues as many and decided a different route for the clone grow. I’ve seen some incredible results from the coco crowd and would love to go that route - but I honestly don’t have the time for daily watering and at this point don’t want to spend the money for a self-contained system - although my original budget was blown away months ago!
I went to our local source for FF and ran across the Mother Earth - Coco Peat blend.
It kinda sounded like the best of both worlds - the consistency of coco but with the extra water holding properties of peat. It also has perlite and pumice and “other ingredients” . It states on the bag that you should begin fertilizing after 2 weeks. I’ll be using Jacks 321 for the simplicity - and the great results you see around from that nutrient line.
Clones were officially planted into 1 gal(slightly larger by the specs) bags and watered in on 10-12-21. I watered again 2 days later with Mammoth P and the bags were still moist, but not wet.
I figured there’d be a wealth of information available on the net. I WAS WRONG!!
Aside from the Mother Earth site I have found very little info about this medium.
Basically I found 1 post on another growing forum.
It did provide me with this information:
early veg 5.7ish
mid veg 5.8ish
late veg 5.9ish
begin of flower to the stretch 5.9
then the next few weeks at 6.0
then during the final 5-6+ weeks i ph 6.1-6.2ish
And said to more or less treat it like coco. Does the above info look legit?
So far the plants are responding well and have greened up nicely and I’m seeing new growth coming along. The post said nothing about a watering schedule though.
As stated - after 2 days the bags were still moist but not wet.
My plan is to water with Jacks every 2-3 days as opposed to every day like with coco.
Does this sound like a good plan?
And since I’m going for a SoG I packed 12 plants into a 2x2 elevated on a rack to collect run off and aid in circulation and plan on basically going for no more than 2 tops per plant.
The strain is ILGM Super Skunk.
Goal is a 4 week veg then flip. Flowering time is 8 weeks +/-.
Currently under a Spider farmer SF-2000 at about 35% and 26".
I have a SF-1000 I might bring in at flowering for extra umph!
I’m sure I left something out, but any and all advice is appreciated and respected.
Thanks for reading fellow growers and best of luck in your endeavors!!
Happy Growing Everyone!!