Starting a permanent journal for my grows. I plan to use my 2 4x4x5 tents, one for flower and one for veg. I just dropped 3 regular Black Betty seeds, and 3 feminized Blue Dream seeds from seedsman.
Details of the Grow.
4x4x80 grow tent
Sp3000 Mars Hydro Full Spectrum LED 300w true power
Fans TBD, trying to find roughly 6 inch oscillating tent fans.
6 inch exhaust fan to the outside connected via y connector to both veg and flower
18/6 light cycle
Potentially growing in a homemade high pressure aeroponics system-in process. If not, it will be Pro Mix HP soilless medium in
7 gallon fabric pots
Advanced Nutrients Sensi either way
Well seeds opened, and the tails are visible. The tails are about 1/2 long now. Going to plant tonight.Pics are from 2 days ago:
Planted in solo cups half filled with pro mix hp. I took a bottle of spring water and put a dash of rooting powder, and a splash of Clone x rooting solution, and moistened the soil before filling the cups(new step for me). Then lightly watered them in after placing them taproot down.
Off to a great start!
Well I added some soil to the seedlings. They grew above their cups in no time. I put the cups inside the tray and put the dome over it after spraying with some water. Put them in the bottom of the tent with the mars hydro sp3000 300w led. Hanging at roughly 48" at 50 percent power ish. Still monitoring it so I can make adjustments.
Well, made some progress on my hp aeroponics setup today.
Going to be putting silicone around the base of the top tote to seal it against the bottom cover. I intend to put a different fitting on the bottom port(feed to pump) so I can run a hose into the base with a filter bag on it to pull the nutrients through. After that, I plan to use the roll of heavy duty replacement screen for windows, to make a removable pre screen/root stopper that sits just above the water line when I determine that. The idea is to catch any roots that fall down, as well as keeping the roots out of the nutrient solution.
Next I plan to test the spray from the nozzles and make sure it is going to thoroughly mist the roots without any “dead spots”. I’m thinking that 6 nozzles is overkill for this 17 gallon tote, but the idea was to be able to adjust the angle down as they grow so the mist is getting the lower tips of the roots as well.
Transplanted the kids into new pots, and watered with 8ml/gal Sensi Grow A, and B, 8ml B52, 8ml Voodoo Juice. I sprinkled a little Great White at the bottom of the hole where the existing roots will sit to try helping the roots a bit. Watered them with about 17 fl.oz of water.
I always give my transplants a shot of great white too. If I think of it I also throw in some rooting powder. If it works for cuttings / clones, figure it can’t hurt using it on transplants.
Plants look good & strong.
@beardless they seem to like the Great White, like nothing happened.
They look great. Off to a good start.
Now I just need to avoid the nute issues in flower…but these are also 2 new strains for me so who knows.
I am with you there. Clear sailing from start to finish. But like Roseanne Roseannadanna would say “It is always something”.