Hey ILGM Forum . I posted 1 question about soil mixes, but this is my first substantial post and first ever grow/grow journal. Please let me know if any of the links/pictures aren’t showing up. I’ve been keeping this journal on my Google Drive so pretty much copied/pasted here so I can get some input from experts
If someone could take a look through what I’ve typed up and then look at my water run-off tests, maybe you can figure out why I still get tip burn and slight yellowing? Is this normal when new leaves grow from the corner of the stem of older leaves?
Also, I have some 5 gallon fabric bags now, would it be worth transplanting again to the 5 gallon grow bag at some point? Since this is my first grow, I only bought the one clone to see how it works out.
I have a 4x4x8 grow tent with a Wireless Tag device that lets me automate the environment with an AC/heater/humidifier/inline fan.
Just keep going at the rate you are going. You are doing fine and it seems that you read enough to fix problems when they occur. Great job so far, and I mean in the trouble shooting and fixing deficiencies department. You will do just fine as you move into flower. I recommend cloning that clone so you never have to “start over” plus you can replicate your grow the same way because you are using the same exact plant. You’re doing great.
Thanks! Appreciate the kind words.
I am a little unsure about flushing on the foxfarms grow schedule. It seems to take about 5 days before I need to water again. Does this mean I flush with water/sledgehammer, then have to wait 5 days before adding the new nutrient mix?
Reason I ask is this will throw off the feeding schedule by a week. How exact does this schedule have to be?
I use the same FF nutrients. When I use sledgehammer I use up to 3 gallons. I will place my plant in the tub/shower on top of a cookie tray, one for letting cookies cool off. Then I will pour one gallon and let it drain thru and immediately follow that up with the second gallon, at this point just watch the run off until it goes clean/clear. I use the third gallon just to make sure to wash and remaining salt/build ups thru the pot. After this the soil is pretty saturated so it should take any where from 3 to 5 days before your plant dries the soil back up. I always pick my plants up so I kinda know the weight of a plant that has dry soil vs wet.
Okay cool, so basically a flush adds 3-5 days to the feeding schedule.
there really is no “feeding schedule” as all strains are different and take different lengths of time to mature. The Vegetative stage with photo periods is very lenient because you are controlling the light schedule and growing your plant to your desired size before you flip the lights to make it flower. So you don’t really need to have an arbitrary date in mind that it should be ‘fed’.
As you’ve notice the color of your plant lets you know how healthy it is, your clone started turning yellow in that bad soil because there was no nutrients, as soon as u added the big bloom tiger and grow big the plant instantly started to show great growth and a nice lush green color. FF recommends doing a nutrient feeding and then a clean water feeding “every other”. I dont really follow that to the tee, because your plant can start to get too much nutrients, just watch the color of your plant, that’s the best indicator if you need to feed or not.
Cool, this is exciting – decided to start this now that I’m in a house (moved from a city apartment) and tired of paying for hit or miss delivery weed
Oh boy. Get those girls out of MG potting soil and into something more friendly like Happy Frog, Ocean Forest, or SoHum living soil. These products are meant for cannabis cultivation.
@Kilgoretrout they’ve been out of it a couple weeks.
If the tips are burning you fed too much nutrients. From the looks of ur leaves that’s not bad it’s pretty normal actually. Just feed it water with no nutrients until you see it starting to fade a lighter green then give it some nutrients.
I always feed less than what the chart says. Unless I know the strain and I am familiar with what it can withstand. Less is better than a burnt plant.
@iGrowBud, thanks for checking in. Took your suggestion and just fed her water 4 days ago. I think she’s ready to be watered again today. Given the above, should I just give her water again until the tips stop even slightly yellowing, or do you think she looks good enough to start eating nutrients again? Didn’t take any pics today, but I think she great a couple inches in height last night, so she’s doing really well.
Also, when should I start pruning leaves that may not be getting any light? Should I always prune off dying/yellowing leaves?