I started an indoor grow from locally purchased clones. Started with 2 each of Dream Queen (Green Crack), SFV OG, and Sour Diesel Lemon. I try to finish with 4 plants in my 3x4 grow room, and already pulled the smallest runt (a Dream Queen). Five plants is really too many, but now I’m into the scrog so I can’t pull out a bucket. My choice is to let them fight it out, but I can still cut out growth that’s interfering with the others.
My starting lineup.
Enough veg, starting flowering cycle (12/12).
Some leaf curl, just this spot.
My grow room is a 3x4 closet built in a garden shed. I have about a 7 foot ceiling, the walls are glossy white, and I use a tarp as a door. I put in a tile floor but no drain. I have one Sun Systems 315Watt LEC lamp, plus some 4 foot fluorescents for additional side lighting in bloom. For veg I run the lights 18 hours On, 6 hours Off. My flowering light cycle is 12 On, 12 Off. I try to keep the 315Watt light about 18 inches above the plants.
I make my own organic soil; this run is ProMix HP (peat), worm casings, bat guano, chicken manure, lime, Ironite. Using 7 gallon pots and 5 gallon buckets with large saucers to catch runoff.
I had hundreds of black fungus gnats mostly dead on the floor, hatched from the soil. There was condensation on the walls giving too much humidity and moisture. I treated the surfaces with Neem oil and also spread granular pellets of Bt-i (Spinosad?) which treats for mosquitoes and gnats. I hung sticky fly traps to catch anything that lands on them, but I’m not seeing alot of flying bugs. Adding better ventilation with an inline duct fan.
I thinned out the leaves and small growth below the SCROG screen. The plants have been topped, and trained to cover the SCROG level completely. I’m watering every 2 days and checking pH about once per week (when there’s runoff). Targeting for a pH of about 6.0 in runoff. I have added CalMag but no nutrients yet.