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Hello everybody. Name is Errol. Chicago burbs. I’m no growing expert, but think I’m doing alright, finally. Long time vegetable gardener. Have done tons of research but always willing to learn more. Indoor only in a 5x5 tent using soil. Autos. On my 5th grow but my first 2 attempts were met with total failure (not ILGM seeds, 1st failure was spider mite infestation, 2nd was soil and light issues). So only 2 harvests. It’s been a very long and expensive road so far. However, knocked it outta the park with last 2 tho and my current. I’ll upload pics of past 2 and current grows. Tell me what you think.

After my first 2 failures, a buddy turned me on to ILGM by selling me some auto seeds he bought from here about a year ago. Couple different auto mix packs. GG4, Bruce Banner, Gelato, GSC, Banana Kush, and some Cheese. Cheese seeds wouldn’t pop for some reason. They were all old seeds tho.
I’ve grown all I got from buddy so just recently bought some Super Lemon Haze autos, and my Classic Mix Pack autos should be here hopefully Monday. Looking forward for my next grow. Impressed with ILGM.

My 1st harvest. All 3 plants were GG4 autos. Using soil and 7 gallon Airpots. Managed a 17 day dry before any bud snap. I have a killer 2x4 dry tent set up. After 2-3 weeks in some Grove bags, the flower was absolute fire. Yielded 15 ounces of dry, ready to smoke bud. Was amazed with the potency and how big the buds got. That’s a 1 quart FF bottle! Bud was literally making rookie smokers pass out. Even veteran smokers were getting the “spins” and had to sit down. I was hooked. So far, it’s my new favorite strain…lol




2nd harvest. 4 auto plants. GG4, Gelato, Bruce Banner, and Banana Kush. Same soil and pots. And again, success. The GG4 was the top performer followed by the Gelato and BB. The BK did great, but the buds weren’t as thick and dense as the other 3. All 4 were still super potent. After another 17 day dry, yielded 1.25lbs.



My current grow. 4 auto plants. 2 Gelato, a BB, and a GSC. Last of the seeds I got from buddy. I’m thinking 2-3 weeks more on the Gelato and BB. The GSC seems to be taking longer. Think I suffered some light burn having lights too close when flipping on more strips. My ight strips don’t have dimmers and with all 7 strips on I have a ppf of 2200+. Went from 4 to 6 and instantly noticed the spots. Backed it down to 5 strips and raise them some. Problem hasn’t worsened.
Anyway, I’m hopefully expecting another fairly decent harvest. I’ll keep you all posted from here on out. Any questions about my set up, don’t hesitate to ask.





My next grow. Already have the Super Lemon Haze autos and my Classic Mix Pack be here Monday. AK-47, Sour Diesel, and Super Skunk. Any info on those strains would be much appreciated. Super excited.

Grow Set Up:
Tent- 5x5 Vivosun
Vent- Vivosun inline 6in intake, 6in exhaust. Both filtered.
Pots- 7 gallon Airpots
Growing Medium- Miracle-Gro Organic Potting Mix
Nutrients- Fox Farm Trio - Bushdoctor Cal-Mag
Controllers- Inkbird Temp - Inkbird Humidity
4,500 sq/ft dehumidifier
Cool Mist humidifier 6.5L
1500w electric heater
12in oscillating fan
Lights- WhiteRose WRG-150 - 324 μmol/S
WhiteRose WRG150x6 - 1950 μmol/S

Dry Set Up:
Tent- 2x4 AC Infinity
Vent- AC Infinity inline 4in intake, 4in exhaust. Both filtered.
Controllers- Inkbird Temp - Inkbird Humidity
Cool Mist humidifier
1200 sq/ft dehumidifier
1200w electric heater
6in clip on fan
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Nice set up and well done. Sounds like you are ready to have more fun and grow photo period plants. If you like to work with the plants and try different things and ways of growing, photos offer that flexibility. And, if you hit a really nice plant, clone it and duplicate it.

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They all look sweet. Those pics are quite the calling card. Hope to see more of your future grows.

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Thanks. My first two failures were photos. But never made it to harvest. I do some lst on these autos and use a scrog. I think it helps.

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Congratulations, as well!

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Damn keep doing what your doing

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^^^ Thank you for the kind words.

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Nice job sir they look great.

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I think just about anything that helps flattens the canopy helps.
I started with autos and fox farm soil and nutrients. Good place to feel your way around. You will get the itch and return to photos. For me, they are a lot more fun.

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Dadgum! Welcome to the forum! Looks like you’d be able to teach a lot of growers around here a thing or two!! Awesome buds!!!

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Good on you for doing your homework. There are many capable growers here in the forum, so welcome to the party. Your plants look great.

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@HogLeg your gonna get along real well in here. Great work your putting in. @Grumbleman is a Chicagoburbian too! Looking forward to seeing your upcoming grow, I just bought the SLH photos as well. :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:

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@Fieldofdreams Whats up Bro!!! My stuff turned out really great. My super silver haze is my favorite! i can smoke it all day and be so happy and great feeling.

I started a new grow. My Gold leaf all sprouted but eveey single one of my Bruce Banner didnt come up… ? They all sprouted tails when i put in water to germinate. Then when i planted they just shriveled up. These are auto flowers. My first time trying autos. Any idea why only the Gold grew? Are the Banners maybe duds? I wouldnt think so if they sprouted inch long talis right?

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@Grumbleman I hope the BB aren’t all duds! I have a pack of them from my mix pack. That’ll suck. I just received some Super Lemon Haze myself. Hope I have your success with those!

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They are all duds. I dug them up. Root is all shriveled up. No idea what happened. Bro i was just looking at that super lemon haze. I was gonna buy that sativa pack with strawberry cough too

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G’day and welcome to the community for a new grower ur doing bloody great

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Hello Everyone I’m new here. Coming from Detroit. I’ve already learning so mush new information from this thread that nobody on the street would tell me… keep up the positive energy…Grow gods and goddesses :prince::princess:

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@Okeydok5 talk like that and we’re gonna love you super fast!! Welcome aboard friend!!

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One of mine as well!

Welcome to the forum! @HogLeg N @Okeydok5

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Just snagged a close up picture of one of my Gelato buds. I’ve got a good feeling about the way this is looking. Tric production is insane…

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