Hey guys was hoping you all could give me some advice,
This will be my first grow and I wanted to run through my plan so far. Please feel free to share any tweaks you would have along the way.
First, I would soak the seeds in cups of water, covering the tops to prevent moisture from escaping.
After the tail is visible (hopefully in 24-48 hours), I plan on moving them to Jiffy pellets.
From there, I was going to place my pellets in an EarlyGrow propagator where I could ensure humid temps and plant safety as they are still in their infancy.
At this point I do not have a grow light and couldn’t find any of the 36W CFL’s mentioned. So as an alternative I planned to leave my pellets outside in the EarlyGrow container and allow them to soak up as much sunlight as needed. Not sure if they should be on a specific light schedule or if too much sun is bad for freshly sprouted seeds?
Anyway, following a week or so and the sprouting of leaves, I would move the plants to their final homes: 3 gallon smart pots with 80% FFOF and 20% FFLW potting soil. I planned to structure the soil in a way where there would be a well of FFLW (which I would plant the sprouted jiffy pellets into the center of) surrounded by the FFOF, so the initial few weeks of plant growth would be using the FFLW and leave the FFOF full of nutrients for the more mature plant to enjoy.
I read adding perlite and yeast boosts the growth and strength of plant roots so I may add that as well, pending everyone’s opinions.
Not sure if the perlite, yeast and 4:1 FFOF to FFLW ratio is a viable amalgamation? I figured the Light Warrior from Fox Farms would be good for the younger plants as the Oceans Forest may be too much too quick. If that is no good, I can always mix my own soil, but if Fox Farms is a viable alternative to that then why risk it with my inexperience?
After this, I would water the plants as needed, with them getting upwards of 8-10 hours of sunlight a day.
I haven’t done much research into specific techniques or anything following the sprouting and early vegetative stages, so I’m sure there is quite a bit I’m missing. My hope is to maximize this first grow as much as possible and learn all I can so I will be able to come back to my notes and optimize it next time.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated!