OK folks @bob31@ironjoe @1BigFella@Donaldj. I finally received my seeds. I say finally… I ordered them last Wednesday 11/8 and I received the notice the order had been processed this past Monday 11/12. Today is Friday afternoon 11/17 and 2 seeds are already soaking on my desk!!! Pretty amazing I think for an international order to be delivered to the east coast!! I will add pics once they pop their pretty little heads up out of the soil!
I’m using 3 gal fabric pots, FoxFarm Ocean Forest with FF soil nutes a 450W ViparSpectra LED in a 2’x2’x4’ tent I’ll start them in soil in peat pots once they pop. Looking at funds, I’ll purchase a taller tent by week 3/4 and should easily be able to move them. Then I’ll start a couple more as they’ll be ready to move as the others are finishing… Should be a hellofa lot of fun with a perpetual harvest!!!
I feel like I’ve been waiting for my Red Ryder air gun. At least I know I won’t put anyone’s eye out!! Happy Growing!!!
I am growing in coco coir/perlite mix. @jusgettinby
I am using a device called an autopot which is considered “passive hydro.”
My pots are bottom fed continuously from a 12 gallon reservoir.
There are theories that say hydro can/does grow larger plants (but all other variables count more I think temp, RH, lumens, etc).
This autopot system waters itself for up to 12 days or more depending on number of pots/stage of growth. At peak with two pots lasts about 5 days.
So to answer your question, for me this coco/autopot was for simplicity and ease of use. It did grow fairly large plants my last grow and I am currently experimenting to see how large I can coax autoflowers to get.
Grats on your start @jusgettinby but I have 1 suggestion for you…ffof is good soil but kinda hot for seedings so just flush the soil really good and let it dry out before you plant your seeds. It will go better for you. And good luck.
Thanks again @Screwauger!! Everyone on here has been very warm & welcoming! @bob31 told me he didn’t think 1 450W LED will be enough for flowering. Even in a taller tent I’ll have about the same footprint. What kind of ‘affordable’ lights should I use to supplement. Just like everything else, it has to take it’s place in the budget!
You will have to flush that FFOF a lot to cool it down! Kind of defeats the purpose. Better off using FFHF in solo cups once they germinate, then going to FFOF when you transplant to your three gallon pots.
@bob31 you suggest starting them in the pots. Is this to prevent any
transplant shock? With all of my reading the only thing I should be
concerned with is over watering them in the large pots. Do you have a
watering schedule I can use as a guide for this and what to watch for?
Thanks again for everyone’s help here, y’all are restoring my faith in