Hello fellow growers! My journey began 7 weeks ago (July 10) wanting to be more self sufficient with Covid and the dispensary being shut down for a while. The original plan was to put a few autos in big pots outside and harvest by the end of September. But I bought photo fem Northern Lights #5 by mistake and received 3 free Super Lemon Haze seeds. The 2 NL that I germinated have done pretty well. The 1 Lemon Haze didn’t survive seedling so I tried germinating directly in the pot and 2 weeks later (3 weeks ago) she sprouted and seems to be doing well. these plants are in 7gal planters with Coast Of Maine Stonington blend soil cut with perlite. All plants are getting plain tapwater when the soil feels dry/light.
I’m in Massachusetts, and it will be getting cold here soon so I went ahead and purchased a tent, a $40 COB grow light from Amazon, a 4inch booster for intake, a 6" for exhaust and built myself a pair of full spectrum COB bricks 100w each for another $40. I’m guessing my harvest won’t be until the beginning of December at this rate.
So I’ve decided to try adding the 2 autoflowers to the mix in hopes of having something ready a little earlier. I used the paper towel method to germinate 2 seeds - took about a day and a half. Both seeds went directly into their 3gal fabric pots which are full of (yeah yeah, I know…) Miracle Grow organic for containers mixed with extra perlite. The next day one has sprouted, and I’m waiting anxiously to see if the second seed with sprout.
I’m loving my new hobby which really scratches my mad scientist itch lol! Its amazing how quickly this went from a few pots out in the field to as my wife says “Breaking Bad”. And I don’t want to think about just how much I’ve spent so far.
I figured I’d try documenting the new seeds and my first grow in general since I’ve really been enjoying everybodys posts in this great community, and I could use some like-minded friends who are as excited about all this stuff as I am. I’m completely open to any advice and opinions as I’m sure I’ll get plenty wrong so please don’t hesitate to speak up.
If you’ve read this all so far, thank you - I really appreciate the time! I look forward to learning with all of you