Purple Haze Grow Journal

Please follow and help if you can. Thanks!

What is the strain? Purple Haze (feminized)
Indoor or Outdoor? Indoor
Size of space? 32” x 32” x 63”
Soil or Hydro? Medium used? 70% Coco coir mixed with 30% Perlite
PH? Shooting for 6.5
Type of nutrients used? https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B017H73708/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o02_s02?ie=UTF8&psc=1
PPM levels? Tap water is 57 PPM
Temperature? Shooting for 75°F
Humidity %? Shooting for 50-55%
Light system/watts? https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B074K25WD2/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Plus another 300 Watt, (setting at an approximate angle of 80* on the back wall of the tent) that came with the tent along with an exhaust fan and filter.
Vegetative Growth season or Bloom/Flower season? Number “weeks/days” from start of veg growth or into flowering? No clue yet…

Ordered Purple Haze seeds 4-11-18 and received seeds 4-30-18 mid, west, central, USA

(Wife speaking!) Our plan is to use peat pellets (https://www.amazon.com/Jiffy-Windowsill-Greenhouse-Plant-Starter/dp/B000BX4QW4) to start our seeds. When they sprout, we plan to put them in 4” peat pots (https://www.amazon.com/Jiffy-JP406-Pots-Round-pack/dp/B001B0CN6W/ref=sr_1_5?s=lawn-garden&ie=UTF8&qid=1525138846&sr=1-5&keywords=4+inch+peat+pots) with our medium (70/30 cocco/perlite so that they are disturbed as little as possible. From there, they will move to their forever home, a 5-gallon soft pot. I have read horror stories of plants that did NOT take kindly to being transplanted. And we are sterilizing everything with rubbing alcohol at least 2 hours before we use it. We found a nifty idea to rehydrate our coco coir using two 5-gallon buckets. I’m posting the link to that because I think it is so cool – and because I hate getting dirty. (http://www.instructables.com/id/Coco-Coir-Easy-Way-To-Expand-Rehydrate-Coco-Coir-B/ )

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(Husband speaking) @raustin @Momtomask @SilentHippie @Zepman55 @Countryboyjvd1971 @Myfriendis410 @Covertgrower @bob31 @dbrn32

Ant help or advise would be highly appreciated!!

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Lol, (Wife Speaking)
Well, first of you’re going to be growing in coco you want to aim for a lower ph, around 5.8, I believe is the sweet spot. I’m not a hydro person, I do soil.

Second, you don’t need to be afraid of transplanting. In fact, I don’t think I’ve heard of any horror stories connected to transplanting. There is no need to sterilize everything with alcohol before you use it. Plants usually like a new home and they look much better afterward, so I recommend you transplant up. It’s no big deal and it will save you a lot of overwatering headaches. Once you get there and you’re ready to transplant I will hold your hand during the process, so don’t worry.

You’re off to a good start with your journal. Try to record everything. I’m not so sure about your lighting though. Welcome to the forum.

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I seen jiffy starter and immediately thought don’t over water. Seems to be a regular thing with them. Otherwise just as @raustin stated, I would agree.

Welcome to the group, and best of luck with your grow!

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Welcome Mr. And Mrs.! I don’t use your medium but am a big fan of transplanting up as I go - carefully but often until my plant is in it’s forever home. I like the control and the ability to alter my growing medium to the specific stage of my seedling/sprout/ vegging and flowering plant. Everyone here is super supportive and helpful so ask away! Best, Jeb

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@raustin, The reason we chose that light is because it has a higher “par rating” than other 600 Watt lights at 18” in the price range we looked at. Not saying that’s the best choice but I read a lot that par matters more than watts. (really clueless?)

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Thank you all as I have spoken with you on the “Purple Haze and Tall Plants” or other post, or read your responses on other post and so I appreciate your input. :sunglasses::grin:

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Hey @spyonyou looks like you’re off to a great start. Welcome to ILGM. You should be good with most everything. Do you have an exhaust fan to vent/exchange the air?
Carbon filter might be needed, but if you’re ok with smells, then no worries.
Whatever you don’t over water.
You have purple haze, (it’s in my wishlist!) how many do you intend to start?
Happy growing!

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@Covertgrower, Yes we have an exhaust fan and filter. See above ticket.

Debating on one or two plants, depends on how many come up. We have 10 Purple Haze seeds to work with but I think we are going to do 1 or 2 depending what comes up; and have WW ON stand buy which we hope to get in in less than two weeks. The WW seeds will make seeds which we plan on breeding with the Purple Haze to get seeds, might call it (Purple Widow or White Haze), any suggestions? lol!!

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Sorry I missed the fan set up. One or two sound good, your two lights should cover them well. @spyonyou

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I agree with @Covertgrower, you’re pretty good there.

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Sorey im late ti the party @spyonyou i see tou have been getting some solid help already
@Myfriendis410 is a coco grower fyi hes a good guy to tag ifvyou run into issues
Promix bx or hp is a good alternative to coco
And is phd just like soil has no nutrients in it and both drain well fight out of the bag

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Welcome to the forum!

I love coco. You will get monster growth.

So, here’s my advice for a new grower:

Soak your seeds in distilled water with a teaspoon of peroxide in the water. This will aid in softening the husk and speed germination.

Plant your seedling in the same medium: coco. No need for peat pots. Use a solo cup with a gazillion holes poked in the bottom and sides. This will be their home for the next month.

Use a spray bottle and a dome to keep the environment moist and minimize the amount of water you ad to the media. A teaspoon or so twice a day is enough. Keep the plant in it’s dome and mist the inside as the plant at this point gets it’s moisture from the leaves not the roots.

I usually transplant up several times to reduce over watering which is more harmful than transplant shock.

If you use distilled water early on you don’t need to PH. Once you start a larger amount of water you will want to start PH’ing to 5.5 to 5.8. Be sure to use a good PH meter. Don’t waste your time with strips or drops.

The plants won’t need anything until the first round leaves (cotyledons) turn yellow. This is your clue to start feeding. When you get to that point tag one of us and we can walk you through it.

If you need to get someone’s attention just use the @ sign in front of their handle.

If you are interested I will tag you in to my journal and you can get an idea of what is involved.

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Just as an FYI, I had some issues last year with my peat pots not breaking down and was starting to get some root lock. I ended up cutting the pots apart and transplanted them into soil. After that they took off.

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Me too. I finally quit using them when I had issues drying them out like @dbrn32 pointed out.

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@raustin @ Momtomask @ Covertgrower @ GetbackJoJo @dbrn32 @ Countryboyjvd1971
@Myfriend410,

Thank you all for your support and wisdom. I’m sorry I don’t reply immediately but with life, sometimes we know how busy it can be.

5-1-18 (May Day)
We had to rethink our strategy when we read about people’s peat pots and plugs not disintegrating. We are using water and a paper towel now to start our seeds.

Seed Germination: 5-1-18
16 oz. distilled water at room temperature with 1tsp. hydrogen peroxide added to help soften the seeds.

Put seeds in a jar with 8 oz. water (at 8:45 p.m.)
Currently in grow tent with light on to maintain heat of 80 degrees F.; covered in black fabric to block out light. Will turn out light and uncover before going to bed.

Coco Coir:
½ gallon of water with ¼ tsp. Cal-Mag added to hydrate a 10 oz. brick of CoCo Coir.
Tap water is almost pH neutral so dropped pH into acidic range of 5.4 - 5.8.
Will add 1 qt. Perlite to coco coir after fully hydrated.

Parts list:*
Water: 16oz. distilled water
¼ teaspoon of Hydrogen Peroxide
PH Upper, PH Lower Test kit: https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B000BNKWZY/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o02_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1
CoCo Bricks: https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B00K6OSGOC/ref=od_aui_detailpages02?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Cal Mag: https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B004JKBMRW/ref=od_aui_detailpages02?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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Excellent, you’re off to a good start.

@raustin Question:
Seeds been sitting in water in dark tent for 15 hours. Temp did get down to 72F this morning. Seeds have white around the edge as in picture if you can tell. Is this normal and how much longer should they stay in water?
We cut lights on and covered seeds lightly with dark cloth trying to get temp back up. Is the low temp causing them to prolong their splitting?

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You put hydrogen peroxide in the water, right? You’re just seeing the bubbles from that. I leave seeds in water for exactly 24 hours. Then I put it straight into a rapid rooter. What method of germination are you using? You can put it into a wet paper towel till you see the taproot, a lot of people do that. You should aim for 77°F for germination. If it dips above or below for a while that’s fine.

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@raustin thank you so very much! Yes we put a dab of peroxide in the water. We are doing the paper towel route. I thought I had read somewhere that you could drown them if left in water to long.

When the seeds splits, that’s when we put in paper towel correct?

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