New to Indoor Growing

So I have a 2x4x5 tent. I just started growing for the first time and I’m using Fox Farm soil. Using 3 gallon fabric pots. Here are my questions.

I feel as if the top of the soil get very dry but deep inside my meter says it’s still moist. Should I water the top lightly?

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Welcome to ILGM forum. No need to moisten top soil. You want your roots searching for water. If you’re in 3 gallon pots and using meter you essentially want to let soil get to the point of being dry and then water them thoroughly. A little dry is better than keeping soil to wet. Think of it like this drought to flood, then repeat. Also your pics didn’t finish uploading. Once you start uploading wait for check mark next to reply before you start uploading another or before you click reply.


Awesome thank you for that information!!

Here are a couple of pictures. The latest bloomer was the smallest seed. I didn’t even think it was going to come alive. Germination process was started at the same time Last week on all three plants.


Welcome to the Community ! your seedlings look good you might consider using a clear Dome on your seedlings at this stage mist with water the inside of the Dome couple times a day. purpose keep humidity high.


@BigBuds92 ,

Welcome to our world of growin here at ILGM and to our awesome community.

It looks like @Bulldognuts, Has you covered my friend.

B Safe


Thanks for the advice!!!

My hygrometer says when the lights are off it’s about 75 degrees in there with around 60% RH. When the light is on it is about 83-85 degrees with about 35% RH.

Are these acceptable numbers or do I still need to do the water bottle over the plants ?

Or should I invest in a humidifier ?

I’ve been doing a lot of research and I am trying to grow some good stuff so I’d like all the growing conditions to be ideal.

In my grow tent I have two 6” Hurricane Fans and a Carbon air filter with a fan pushing 190 cfm. I also have a 400 watt light running the MH bulb for now.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

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Leave this on for the next couple of weeks. The reason for this is seedlings collect all of their needed moisture from the air through leaves as there is no root system yet. Doming and spraying the inside of the dome twice a day with distilled water is perfect for the plant. 100% humidity is fine for seedlings.


@Myfriendis410 I have some 2-2.5 week old seedlings that are starting to turn yellow. I’m mixed seedling soil with an organic potting soil in a large pot just so that I don’t have to transplant. It was going great for a while but just a couple days ago little spots showed up and now they’re all turning yellow. Is it possible it’s a nitrogen deficiency? I wouldn’t think that could happen so early on

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Sorry,I didn’t realize you were talking about seedlings. Don’t flood the seedlings. @Myfriendis410 has you covered.


My concern with non cannabis-optimized media is PH being out of range. Soil could be full of nutes but if out of range will be unavailable to seedling. Take a 1/4 cup of your mix, blend with a cup of distilled water and let stand for 10 minutes then take a PH. If it’s low (suspect so) then can top dress with dolomite lime.


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@Myfriendis410 I heard that coffee grounds soaked in a water jug can lower the ph as well. I still need to order some ph controls/ nutes. You have any you recommend in addition to the dolomite lime?

Good old GH PH up and down. That’s what I use. I usually buy a gallon of it: it’s cheap and sometimes you need a lot.

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Well I got fox farm soil, from what I read (correct me if I’m wrong) I should be good for the first two weeks. I’ve been using distilled water since the beginning. I also bought General Hydro PhUP and PhDown and ordered a Ph and TDS meter for the watering process.

I also bought NovaGrow for the beginning.

Is there anything else I’m missing ?


Cal mag to have on hand. Which soil? And depending on pot and plant size, you will likely want to supplement. Suggest doing a little research on nutrient lines to see what might work best for you.

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