With this being my first photoperiod grow, I am looking for your help, guidance and the wisdom your experiences provide.
During the summer of 2019 my wife planted some ancient bag seed into an open space in one of our garden’s raised beds. To my amazement two seeds sprouted and grew. Other than being a recreational user in the 70’s and early 80’s (yeah, we are that old) I had no knowledge of the plant or growing it. I searched online and found a world of information (to say the least). Good god there is a massive industry geared toward home growers and I became intrigued with the idea. And you can actually purchase seeds online too. It is a new world! In July, after performing my due diligence, I ordered my tent and accessories and placed my order with ILGM. Having no clue about any of this, I thought autoflowers was the way to go and ordered White Widow, Amnesia Haze, Blueberry, Jack Herer, and Northern Lights. Everything arrived in August and I started with WW, then NL but none germinated, then BB and now AH is in the tent. Back to the garden. It is early fall; they grew well and anxiously waiting for them to flower. However, both were males and I cut them down when they were 9’ and 6’. I was hooked. Jack Herer will be a summer garden grow.
4/2 Dropped 5 NL seeds into a glass of distilled water with a little hydrogen peroxide. Put in a paper bag and placed it on the satellite receiver. Within 30 hours all five germinated and on 4/4 I transferred them to Jiffy pots filled with good starter seed mix.
Four of the sprouts developed second set of leaves and placed the Jiffy pot in a 6” nursery pot with FF Ocean Forest on the bottom and the started mix around the Jiffy pot. I gave them a little sprinkle of Great White mycorrhiza.These were taken 4/12
In the last post I mentioned the sprout under the plastic cup. Here it is and I am amazed it survived. It actually grew upside down in the jiffy pot. What was previously pictured was actually its root. I had a 6" pot ready so I pulled it out of the jiffy pot, stuck in the 6" pot and gave it a drink. Low and behold she survived. It is now #5.
Curious you mention having trouble germinating NL auto. I was 0 / 5 myself. I guess the good thing is I picked 10 NL photos on one of Roberts specials with the credit I received. ILGM does good to its customers in that regard.
I bought the auto mixpack and had no trouble with the Blueberry or the Amnesia haze, but just haven’t had luck with the NL. I just dropped the third of 5 NL seeds tonight and if this one is a dud I will notify ILGM. I have 25 photos on order for going outside due to arrive next week so I am not too worried about seeds. I just have never had trouble sprouting before so I believe it is the batch of seeds, not my ineptness. I do know ILGM will make good. I’m not worried, just wish I would have ordered NL photos instead of Strawberry Kush, and gold-leaf. All is good.
I love your start. If I can paraphrase, " me and my lady didnt know what we were doing and accidentally grew 6’ and 9’ plants"
You’re gonna do just fine.
I grew NL photo seeds before. Easy peasy. But since you were talking about your 70’s and 80’s experience, I’ll share that when I bought my NL seeds they were just seeds. There were no auto or feminized varieties available yet ( or good LED lights). I prefer regular seeds.
Light still on veg at 28". Light is on the same timer used for WWA and is 20/4 schedule. I don’t think/ know if this is an issue. Gave them 2 oz. of PH 6.61 water only. 1,2 & 3 appear to be doing well. It took them a couple of days to do whatever but now they are taking off and growing.
Are they ready for more light? I can turn the bloom switch on my powerful 125W (actual) blurple. Daily log from where I left off