First off, I’ve never grown anything before, so I tried to offset some ignorance with fancy gear.
Equipment in use;
5x5 gorilla grow at 6"11
ROI E680 LED light
Cloud line T6 exhaust w/charcoal filter
Cloud line S4 intake fan
Inkbird Humidity regulator
Inkbird Temp regulator
6l Cool Mist Humidifier
Space heater (tiny)
Scott’s potting soil (2 parts) to 1 part Burpee Seed Starting Mix (largely Coco Coir)
Vivosun Seed Heeatmat with temp
10x Feminized Northern Lights
10x McKenzie Seed Starter pots (small, think a 6oz rocks glass in terms of size)
Things I have, but aren’t yet in use;
4x bags of Fox Farm Ocean Forest
2x bags of Fox Farm Happy Frog
1x bag of perlite
10x 1 gallon bags with velcro sides
10x 5 gallon bags
1x Comprehensive Tetra Flora nutrient kit
1x Set of Ph up and down
Step 1: Germination (2 days)
Used the wet paper towels in a plate some at 78 degrees for 48hrs and roots were vibrant white and 1.5-2in.
Germination (currently here on day 12th day from start or 10th day in soil);
Transplanted to 4oz biodegradable starter cups. Soil is 2:1 Scott’s Potting soil to Burpee Seed Starting Mix. Forgot to pre water so I watered after the transplant.
Set under full spectrum ROI E680 at 24" at 40%. After every plant had extended its first set of leaves by day 7, I increased light intensity to 60% Humidity set at 68% and temp is at 78F during lighting period, and 72F during dark period. 15hrs of light to 9 hours of darkness. Room has blackout curtains and added addition industrial grade velcro along tent flaps to ensure maximum closure.
Exaughst fan kicks on at 81F
Intake fan always running at speed 3 of 10
Humidity set at 67% and never goes more than 3% out of range.
Water is at a 6.5 ph
Plants sit on an elevated platform
My concerns; after it went 1 day with no water, a few were bent downward the next day, but quickly perked back up after a light cycle. The pots and soil release moisture so well, I’m almost almost forced into watering daily, but simultaneously, I’m seeing some droop from time to time. Should I water just a few dampening sprays every day, or so well some water leaks out the bottom? I’m leaning to the light spray every day and a flush every 4 days, but I’m guessing blind here and could use some feedback.
My plan; is to let them go another week or until they all are working on their 4th set of leaves, then transplant to 1 gallon fabric pots. The bottomed 2/3 of soil will be Fox Farm Ocean Forest soil, top 1/3 Fox Farm Happy Frog to avoid nutrient overload as well as adding 15% perlite to both. After transplant give 1/2 the recommended amount of Tetra Flora Root 66 to minimize transplant shock.
Here are some random progression pics. What do you see?
Help me out and help we prepare for what is coming down the pike the next few weeks!!