Thought I would go ahead and throw up a grow journal on this site. I grew my first outdoor plants back in the early 70’s. Been busted for growing and have enjoyed all the blessing and pitfalls of growing over the years. I’ve learned enough over the years that good lights, control and basic nutrients are all I need to make great bud. I’m not a fan of the new FUFU strains of weed out now and find nothing basically good about any of them. But seeing I popped my last Columbian Gold real weed seed from 1975 last year I’m now stuck with FUFU strains.
For the last 4 or 5 years I’ve been growing in a 3’ x 3’ x 7’ 11" Gorilla tent. Wish I had a bigger tent but with all the different activity’s that go on in my office/grow space just couldn’t get a larger tent in the allotted space. I veg with 2ea. HLG 100 V2’s and late veg into flower with a older HLG 260 that I recently upgraded to Rpsec and and added a new HLG 260 Rspec with a HLG-30 UVA. I recently upgraded my old iPower POS 6" exhaust fan to a AC Infinity T6 thrown on top of the tent to save space inside. And my old Inkbird humidity controller failed so I replaced it last week with a new Inkbird control. Then this week my old PH pens/meters shit the bed so I got a Apera PH20. Hope that works out, LMAO
On to the grow… I’m a dirt farmer so this grow is a 50/50 mix of Ocean Forrest and Nectar of The Gods #8 in #5 nursery pots, stand offs and saucers. Four plants, one Bubba Kush and three Cherry Cakes. Of the 5 Seeds I had of Bubba Kush that were by 5 Seeds only one popped and pushed dirt when planted. So that threw the grow into chaos right off the bat while I scrambled to find more seed. Ended up getting the Cherry Cake by Elve8 out of the local market to round the grow out and got them popped and planted in there solo cups. So day 1 of the grow when I had helmet head sprouts and a horrible stunted Bubba Kush was 2/24. For pics both HLG 100 V2’s were on. But fact is only one was used during the first two weeks set at 30" off the top of the pots. Temp 79f @ 80% RH, Only watering a oz or two at a time twice a day.
Birthday Pics, 2/24
Early second week of growth was a challenge. Not so much over the plants. But lots of new hardware came in and yes they were little seedlings that needed to be watched over. Still watering by the oz. with a 2 oz. syringe with the light at 30" with a lot of work going on in and around the little seedlings. I finished up the HLG 260 Rspec light upgrade and got to working on the AC Infinity upgrade. All while keeping the tent at 79f @ 80% RH. No feed yet just ph water @ 6.8.
Early week 2 pics, 3/7
Two weeks in the bag. 3/10 was a very busy day. The seedling got transplanted in the early morning with each getting a sprinkle of mycorrhizae and a 6.5 ph plain water few oz. of water in. No shock, wilting or any issues at all, none! Couldn’t of hoped for or paid for a better trans plant. 12 hours later I mixed up there first light feeding. Took 3 gal of water and added 1ml of Cal-Mag, 1ml of silica, 1 tablespoon of molasses, and added 1 oz. of Bloom City dry fert and let it all steep for a hour then ph’ed to 6.5. Gave each plant 1 pint of water. I also turned on the other light and lowered them to 25". Also got the new Inkbird controller in and setup and the new AC Infinity is installed and on the job still running 79f @ 80% RH. Did some Kill-A-Watt testing on the new HLG 260 Rspec build. The Gnomes went in, so it’s now a official grow! We are off to the races. Took the two week pics on 3/11.
3/11 pics @ 15 days
Three weeks/21 days was yesterday. Plants have came on like crazy. Dropped the lights to 24" above the tallest plant, Lowered the RH to 70% @ 79f and they got there first real feeding. Each plant got 1 oz. of the Bloom City dry ferts worked into the soil. A fresh 5 gal water mix of 2ml Cal-Mag, 2ml silicate and 2 tablespoons of molasses @ 6.5 ph. Also used the new Apera PH20 ph meter for the first time. We also use the mixed up water for the wifes house plants and such. The grow is doing great!
3/17 pics @ 21 days
This is my first grow since open heart surgery in early August or 2021. This last Sunday I tore up most of the scare tissue on top of my sternum so have been in pain all week eating okie dispensary edibles and smoking there fufu weed. Yuk yuk yuk, need my own meds in the worse way. So that is the current grow as it stood yesterday.
Be good or bad at it!