Hello everyone. I thought I’d try to consolidate my posts in this format as my first real attempt at growing.
About me: 61, male, scitech background, no contraband in nearly 25 yrs due to testing possibilities with job. Hopefully that’s about to change.
Room- 10’Lx4’Wx7’H, block enclosure previously used as the canning pantry in basement. Painted flat white. Using 1/2 the length as grow space.
Power: 40 amps in two circuits dedicated, timers, outlet banks, surge protection, everything off the floor.
Environment: fresh air intake and exhaust fans, 450cfm ea. 18”pedestal fan on timer for circulation, small ceramic heater, humidifier, dehumidifier as needed. One 4’ fluorescent fixture general lighting. Room temp and humidity measured locally, one remote temp measurement.
Lighting: Two homemade fixtures with six 13 watt (23watt on order) 6500K CFLs each, two 450PAR (120 actual watt) LEDs
Media: non-fertilized org soil with perlite, coco in base, smart pots. Soil pre-watered.
Water: Hard tap, 180ppm, pH, 7.3 prior to treatment
Nutes: FF TRIO, Cal-Mag
Misc: pH, TDS probes, paper strips, the up/down stuff and acids/bases to make my own.
Weed: ILGM NL Auto flower, 3 planted, all Germinated, one pot grow, no transplants.
Current temp in room: 70, outdoor 40 and gusting
Humidity: 37% in room
pH: 6.4 in 6 gal open bucket
Currently running lights 18/6
Circulation fan is on 3hrs, off 30 min, no reason, just variations.
Humidifier and heater, intake and exhaust on continuously.
Age: 1 week.
Observations: Germinated in 48-72 hrs. First mistake was one of impatience, helped a seed case off and subsequently cotyledons only. Tiny leave just now visible on that one. The other two look ok I guess, you tell me. I domed the seedlings until yesterday with plastic cake pan covers and watered only by misting around the stem while protecting the seedlings from overspray with a shot glass. The soil feels barely damp.
Pictures- Six seedling pics, 3 right after germ, 3 today. the runt with the tiny leaves is the on I helped off with her coat. That’ll teach me. I took these with the LEDs off and then on. The ones with the LEDs on the leaves look really yellow?Comments appreciated. More next week unless I f something up beforehand.