This venture was started towards the end of May and it was kind of unplanned to a certain extent. The seeds were old bag seeds (2018) and had been laying around in pretty poor conditions.The bag was marked “God’s Vagina”, but I suspect that was so someone could charge top whack on the weed.
Didn’t expect them to germinate after three of them floated in a glass of water, but within a day or two, they’d all popped.
They were started off in rockwool plugs and perlite, and transplanted into coco and perlite at about two inches height
Had a real problem initially with getting the watering amounts right and ended up repotting repeatedly as I was concerned about rotting the roots Fortunately this has improved somewhat and was only an issue around the last transplanting ( I overwatered due to pot size/plant size difference, and the roots were a little bound so probably needed a while to re-establish. (they’re probably not going to be transplanted again and have since perked up, so this shouldn’t be an issue).
Probably started off a little on the high end ph-wise too, higher 6’s, but has since come down, so it may have actually been beneficial for the range. I’m at around 6-6.5 now.
The light I’ve been using is pretty shit… it’s a weak-ass, five bulb, ikea grow light, (deep red at 666), but it has seen them through to this point. Could have been done quicker and better though.I got full spectrum cob leds for flowering, says it’s 2000w but is actually 450watt from the wall (I bought it knowing this and think it will be suitable for my needs).
Turned it on in the bedroom on a sunny day and it lit up the room like an atom bomb had gone off… it was very quickly turned off… and then my partner tested the boost which again lit it up purple…I’m sure nobody noticed anything. His enthusiasm is adorable. He tells me to keep my volume down and turn the computers away from the window, but then screams “we got leaves” at the top of his voice.
Oh ok … this has posted … that wasn’t meant to happen … I’m not done.
This wasn’t really started as a proper journal… Not at the beginning, like normal people might. I was going to post it all afterwards, but it got to that bit of the process, and there’s no one I can tell. So I figured I’d post here and you can all share my surprise that this has all worked so far.
Any advice is welcome.