After a successful harvest with Grow 1… you can see here:
First Harvest WW & GG
the past 11 days with Grow #2 has me stressed to tears (yes I’m a female). This round I can’t even get through ‘germination’. Unreal ! since doing 10 practice runs w/bagseed in both RR & Grodan…was a 10/10 success.
The only 3 changes made this time are as follows:
- Growing feminized 'Photo’s this time verses Auto’s. The grow was planned to be a C99 (Cinderella) & a Black Dog.
- Used 2" Grodan vs the 1.5" used last grow.
- Germinating in tent 3x3x6’ vs the kitchen due to fungus gnat infestation…
36 hours after I hung it in my normal germ spot. There are no gnats in tent.
As always I soaked seeds in ph’d h202 no longer than 33 hrs. BD sank with manual push & had a tiny taproot …C99 stayed afloat. Both planted in RW… were placed into 3" netpots w/ hydroton & covered w/saran wrap… under a cheap 45 watt led 20" above. Next day temps were; 77-81F … Humidity 44-51 but the RW cubes were hot on bottom, esp the BD… moved lights to 36", replaced saran wrap w/domes & added wet towel to increase humidity as now cubes were cold to the touch. Day later saw movement under rw… cotyledons trying to emerge but were encased in shell like concrete. Fast forward–> found taproot/seed coiled on top of rw cube. Carefully removed and placed back into cube… seed still glued on… being very gentle I cracked shell to free the cotys and…
This Is What Happened! I culled BD on 8th day!!
And there’s hard/knotty pieces like this in my grodan cubes
C99 showed no signs of activity after 6 days (she never sank to begin with) so I gently popped her open & transplanted into a RR I cut open as to carefully place her… following day tap/cotys appear & looking green but coty’s never grew out of top. As of last night… the tap looks to be (J Hook). I’m trying everything to save her but…
She has been like this for 5 days
C99 On Left … Just planted Purple Haze last night…
The Germination Set-Up… light is currently @ 20" …
What am I doing wrong? Can’t wrap my brain around having such a nice 1st grow/harvest to this freaking horror show!!! Perhaps I was wrong in taking some measures I employed but matters were already in poor shape. I have all future grows planned and losing Black Dog really stings… looks like Cinderella is next
My apologies on the lengthy post… just trying to cover all bases as best possible to explain the situation. I’m beyond stressed!
Many Thanks For All Help and Guidance ~Key
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Strain; Type, Bag seed, or NA: C99, Black Dog, Purple Haze
Soil in pots, Hydroponic, or Coco? Hydroponic
System type? DWC but @ present in rapid rooters in netpot with hydroton… Not in buckets yet.
PH of runoff or solution in reservoir? Solution in res.
What is strength of nutrient mix? EC, or TDS: No Nutes Yet…ph 5.8 h20
Indoor or Outdoor: Indoor
Light system, size? @ present using 45 watt led. During veg/bloom use 450 watt Meizhi reflector series.
Temps; Day, Night: 77-82
Humidity; Day, Night: 54-68
Ventilation system; Yes, No, Size Portable House Fan.
AC, Humidifier, De-humidifier, No
Co2; Yes, No: No