Ok…so I germinated my seeds for 2 days planted them in coco in 5 gal grow bags 3 days ago…using 1 LED light ànd am ordering more…my ph is a little high and on my next watering I intend to lower it (I didn’t know what the ph range should be for first watering but checked it before watering and it was 8.6, I didn’the check runoff, today It was a little lower and I checked the runoff which was 6.3 , then I read that with coconut I need to aim at even lower, so next water I will do that). so far no real questions, except for being impatient and wondering how long it should be before I see anything ģrowing…the waiting to see little green leaves is always the hardest part of me growing any plant. Sorry if I àm rambling or not quite making sense…it’seems been a long day and I’must exhausted.
No worries everyone goes through their first grow. Do you got any pics? Try to get that runoff to 5.8
No pics right now…i’ll try to take some soon, though…not really much to see atm.
Just be sure not to use any water that come from a water softener lol I learned that the hard way when I first started! And like @Dr.DankThumb420 pictures are ALWAYS a good thing it helps us all out to help you in anyway! Welcome to ILGM happy growings my friend!
Even if it’s just soil pictures are still a great thing friend!
They are in the corner of my bedroom…I had considered using a spare closet under the hall stairs, but the water main shutoff for our house is through a little doorway to the back of it and I know my light is too far above them, it will better placed after I move them to the spot that I really want them in, which will happen soon. I should add that they are all auto flower since I knew that I may have problems with amount of time in light vs darkness.
Looks good friend but be sure to keep an eye on the humidity that way they don’t over heat/burn.
Welcome and congrats on your first Grow! How do your seedlings seem to be doing with the LED that close? I keep my seedlings under a tube T5 until they have a few sets of true leaves, then introduce them to LED slowly and with the lights set 18-24" above (300W LED)
That box on the side of the grow bag is my heat and humidity monitor…so far it has been between 64 and 67 % and not more than 80 degrees.
Thanks, I don’t even have sprouts peeking through the soil yet, so don’t know how the lights will do. I thought the lights were supposed to be closer to start and was afraid that they are too high up, am using a chain from my LED point to extend the length of the light and placed bins on top of one another to get the seedlings closer to the light. Once I have some sprouts I’ll let you know how they seem to be doing.
Your humidity and temps are perfect for germinating and growing seedlings. CFL or T5 you can put right above the seedlings and this keeps them from stretching too much and forming a weak stem.
There are many ways to cultivate seedlings. I soak my seeds for 24 hr or until I see tap root, then place them in jiffy pots with starter soil, then move them to 5 gallon pots and potting soil once they have 2 sets of true leaves and that is when I move them under LED.
Mine sprouted under my LED, but at 35" above them. That light does seem way to close for LED.
I kept mine@ 24 in. Til they got use to it 600 w led if they stretch lower it if they just grow leave it for a few days lower it. . . Might start off with a grow light or two this time. …
Cool, I think I’Il check the height when I move them later today and I most likely won’t need the extra chain.
Day 4 since planting:
The spot I had intended on moving them to wouldn’t have worked for the light to be at the correct height, so they are in the same corner but a little better placed and my light is about 35 inches from them…also can see my Northern Lights popping up…just barely peeking through the soil. They are still wet from slightly over watering yesterday, so no watering today…waiting until they dry up a little more. My humidity level today is much lower… it has gotten as low as 54%, but is currently 58%.
Cut the bottom out of a two liter plastic bottle, mist some water inside the bottle, leave the cap off, and put it over your sprout. That will keep the humidity up. Try to maintain between 70 and 80% humidity.
Or get a humidity dome like this.
Thanks, I’ll give that a try… I was worried about it being too humid , but hadn’the thought about how I would handle it being not humid enough.
Not soil, really…coco fibre…as I re-read what I wrote I realised that I had typed “soil” and I am not using soil.
My Northern Lights under it’seems home made cloche
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Amnesia Haze peeking up…
Blueberry is not peeking through, yèt… and humidity in the room has been fairly low today, so they are being kept in thier improvised 2 litre bottle cloches to help them all along.
@Sl1 I figured out how to look at profiles and see you live in MA, too awesome! Also you trail running, which I would love to get into…right now I am pretty out of shape…I take short walks and hikes with my kids but can’t really go more than a 2 hr hike these days, I used to walk everywhere, hike for hours, dance all night, but these days a 2 hr hike or 20 minutes of dancing is my limit…trying to rebuild strength and stamina.