Decided to start a journal for this first attempt at an indoor grow. Really loving this community and all the helpful members.
I don’t have exact dates for everything up to this point, but have very close guesses and will do a better job of keeping records moving forward.
So, from the beginning, this journal starts with some clones I bought from a source that I had used last year for an outdoor grow. I was happy with the Gorilla Glue from the year before, but opted for 5 clones of 5 different strains: Black Tuna, Red Congo, Girl Scout Cookies, Hulk Smash, and Peyote Cookies. Can’t be certain that these are the strains that I received, but this is what I’m told they are (they all grew in very similar fashion).
April 24, 2020:
May 3, 2020:
May 15, 2020
These were just left in the south facing window until the outside Temps were safe to put them outside. Yes, this is an indoor grow journal, but the journey started here (I’m not very good at making long stories short).
May 30, 2020:
June 5, 2020:
June 26, 2020:
Then the fun began in late July when I decided that I needed to clone these girls before they enter flowering stage. I had absolutely no equipment for an indoor grow at this time, but figured, “what the hay.”
July 29, 2020:
August 1, 2020:
August 6, 2020:
It was sometime between late July and August 6th that I realized I was having some success with the cloning and things started to escalate quickly.
August 7, 2020:
August 11, 2020: clones transplanted into 1 gallon pots (next time I will likely go straight to 3 gallon pots):
August 15, 2020:
Thought I would get away with not having the ventilation system for a while, but I was wrong - heat and humidity were becoming a problem, so I grabbed the fan and filter earlier than anticipated. This whole thing has really been thrown together on the fly.
August 18, 2020 - noticed some problems on the leaves:
This is around the time I joined this forum and reached out for guidance. I was very quickly assisted by @Covertgrower and after a short conversation I dimmed my light significantly as it was running much higher than it needed to be.
Next thing you know, August 20, 2020, healthy again:
Here’s the progress from August 20, 2020 up until September 1, 2020:
That brings the journal up to date. I have FIM’d twice and transplanted into 3 gallon pots. I’ve also cut off a few lower branches from each of them.
I was originally going to try to complete this grow with the one mars hydro tsl2000 and just try to contain them to half the tent (2x4 - the flower area for the light.
However, after coming this far, I have decided to just get another light to fill the space. I figure if I’m going to do it, do it right.
With that said, I have just opened up another 2x4 of space which gives me more options for how to veg these 5 girls. Pretty sure I’m going to try a SCROG method using a combination of FIM’ing/Topping, and LST.
I also want to take another set of clones from these before switching to flower, so I’m going to want some extra side shoots so I can take clones and still fill the scrog net.
From here on there will be shorter posts as I will update as I go.
As always, all comments and advice/suggestions are welcomed and appreciated.