Just like the topic says, I thought I’d introduce myself before I had any real emergencies, lol. I found this site and got hooked after reading so much, so I decided to grow some Bagseeds that I had from some decent weed. At this point my goal is to see if I can actually grow a plant all the way through. So I’ve tried to keep it inexpensive so far. If I can get through this test grow, then I’ll feel comfortable putting more money into the operation.
Currently I have four main plants growing in Smart pots with FFOF and a bunch still in solo cups just to see what happens to them. I even took one out and put the roots in a jar and added water, it’s still going strong. My grow area is approx. 30" x 30" and my light is a cheapy Roleadro 600w dimmable. I have a Temp/RH meter, pH Up and Down, and will be purchasing a TDS meter soon. I haven’t thought too much about ventilation yet, mainly because I live in a state where it’s legal. But I’ll have to start thinking about it soon, 1) so the plants have better air and 2) because when my wife says she can smell it I have to do something, ha.
Anyway, a picture is attached of where I’m at. I planted the seedlings in the Solo cups on 12/15. The bottom left on is about 8-9" tall and just got topped, the back left one is about 10" wide but only about 5-6 inches tall and also just got topped. The back right one is pretty small and I fimmed it a few days ago. The picture was taken right before any topping/fimming, just FYI. The close right one, I’m going to leave as is and not top or fim (maybe).
My question is, when should I start watering to run-off?
Thanks for any input and ideas. Looking forward to going on this journey with you all!
I’d personally get a ph meter first and a decent one. Ph is one of the key things to being successful at harvest time. The apera ph20 is what I and a lot of others use it’s a bit pricey but it’s worth it. 3 gallon bags won’t take to long before you get your run off.
Yes and as you start adding nutes when you switch to flower the water will be tinted and impossible to see on charts. You’re off and running good job so far. You can tag anyone on here by adding the @ symbol in front of their name. Tag and ask questions. Everyone here is very friendly and are willing to help another gardener out.
Welcome to the forum. I started the same way you did. bag seed, I didn’t have a light so I improvised. Got them to grow tall and successfully pulled 4oz from 5 plants. Ha ha. My space was a wardrobe. I started with 10 plants unknown sex. 3 males killed 2 very nice fruity plants inexperience. Now I’m really into growing and this forum. We”me” I can and will be happy to help you whenever an issue arises. I think I’m pretty good as a plant EMT.
Looking good! Just a heads up about your space & plant count: you’re looking at 1 or 2 plants, tops. I know you’re figuring that you’re going to kill a lot of them, but your big girls are looking strong & healthy.
Yeah you’re right @blackthumbbetty, I didn’t figure that I’d have some viable options and thought only one would survive. And true again, if I do have to get rid of some, it’s going to be hard, they’re so purty. I might wait until they start to flower, for all I know they will all turn out to be males. If more than 2 look like they are female I will probably have to figure something out about the grow size.