So this is your regular, run of the mill low budget grow with no experience haha. Thats how everyone started right…? oh and almost forgot to mention, as far as strain, indica or sativa, ect i have no idea… These babies will be a nice surprise. I have 4 plants growing right now…
Already I know I have no where near enough light for my girls, but sadly, I’ve gotta wait a couple more weeks to order my new lighting… Again, a very tight budget . Currently, there are 5 23watt 6500k, 1600 lumens each, and 2 3700k for a broader spectrum of cfls… I broke one a week or so back haha oh and they are currently on an 18/6 lighting regimen.
These girls are being fed, using botanicares Cal-Mag, General Hydroponics Flora series, along with the new potting soil they were transplanted into when they went to the 3 gal. pots. I’ve never heard of it before but maybe you have, i selected it for the variety of natural fertilizers found within it. It’s called, Dr. Earth veg garden planting mix. I chose this for the kelp, bone, and feather meal found within it, as well as the mycorrhizae, which I found this had both ecto and endo. I also love that this soil holds about a 6.0-6.2 ph rather easily. Oh and I also mixed 1 bag of MG’s perlite, to 1 bag of the potting mix.
Kinda mentioned it before, the girls are in 3 gallon buckets, again cheap as possible grow… Found these “mop buckets,” for 2 $ a piece drilled 15 or so holes in each to make sure that I had adequate drainage.
About three days or so, i finally took the plunge to try some lst techniques, and personally for me I was impressed with the results. Some my disagree and that’s perfect, because I’m looking for feedback here but the amount of new growth that I seen just in the first 24 hrs just flat out amazed me. Unfortunately I did not capture a before pic, but I did get an after… Posted below.
Well I basically covered everything I can think of right now, just seriously looking for some feedback on anything that may help me as I said before, this is my first grow and I am constantly learning new things everyday.
These next two pictures were taken yesterday… 03/02/2018
In this second picture, this is a top view of the results from my lst training as well. this is the first plant to show a white pistil popping out from the main stem and the new growth in between. Now I l know what the pollen sacs look like, when looking for a male plant, but I’m sure sure if the males show white pistils as well? Could use some insight on deciding sex still… As I mentioned above, these 4 plants were random seeds, so I’m trying to keep a close eye on them.
I also have several other pictures from earlier points in the grow if anyone is interested in seeing them as well just let me know! Thank you all for your time and help in advance!