Hello fellow growers. Having started this journey a few years ago and having no experience with anything other than auto’s I’m started on a grow where you need to remember the lights are off. Which could be a challenge in and of itself. By way of background, having started as a means of obtaining meds that were far better than those I could obtain in my backwards state, and as a means of avoiding the black market where product was always suspect or the entire experience awkward and uncomfortable, I bought my first batch of seeds from ILGM and was immediately hooked. Somehow the guy who planted everything with a telephone call and a credit card started planting vegetable gardens and replacing flower gardens with beds of wild flowers and basil, thyme, sage and the like. The healing process that has come with this has been bigger than the meds themselves for me and for this next step I could certainly use some help. If I tag you be advised it is solely because I saw something that made me think you were brilliant but it DOES NOT mean you need to tag along, watch, or even respond with a kind note. You all have things to do and I will not be in the least bit offended. Though, I could use the help and rather than posting my questions all over the place I am going to give this approach a go. Be advised that I am easily distracted, have been known to make stupid mistakes, and have a tendency to overcomplicate things. But with that said let me introduce the environment and the real stars of the show.
I am growing in soil, in two Gorilla 4x4 tents with California Lightworks for lighting and a range of other fans, controllers and what not. Thank you @Hellraiser for the nudge on the AC Infinity Fan. Its installed and I plan to buy another.
Depicted below is Shorty, an OG Kush Auto 57 days from drop that is a test subject for the new Flower Tent. She shared the tent with Stretch, who was ejected outside for poor health a few days ago but appears to be recovering. You will see her in the second photo outside.
The Veg Tent test subject is a Jack Herer Auto, depicted below. Two siblings did not make the germination along with a WWA.
Mostly if not completely due to the grower though I have had some previous trouble with the Jacks. You will see some of my issues that might contribute to my problems when I introduce the two BB and the two MW that are the real stars of the show but just for fun here is the current Veg Tent Occupant.
And last but not least, the four Photo’s, two Bruce Banner and two Maui Wowie, feminized, who I need to keep alive for four months. As you can see my starting game is a weak spot. These ladies have been denied enough light, were kept too damp, and when I moved them to their new Solo Cup homes to dry them out I left them outside where they were tossing their seed caps and reaching for the sun until I left for a friends house and a thunderstorm came through. Which must have been much like being on the Somme in WWI complete with the mud. New T5 or T6 light on order but recommendations on building out a better starter setup welcome. And sorry for the long setup here, I really have no idea what I am doing. Which is much like my life story. The second pic depicts my cobbled together kit for the seedlings.
Tips and pointers welcome. I am thinking Shorty in the flower tent could use a little more food based on the light green high spots but to refer back to the previous. I really don’t know and am just learning as I go.