Looking for some guidance from you experienced growers. I read through a few grow journals and contributors were extremely helpful and the information exchange was very entertaining.
Mars Hydro 2.3x2.3x62 kit in a closet
TS1000W light, 20/4
Topped or FIM’d (not sure which)
Bagged seed starting mix (90% peat, 10% perlite, mycorrhizae, ground limestone), with a little worm castings and Azomite thrown in
FoxFarms Grow, Micro, Bloom, Open Sesame, Bestie Bloomz, ChaChing; Hoss Tools Micro-Boost
Plant unknown, sprouted Mar 28
Currently growing at 75-85F, 40-55 RH daytime, 50-70 RH night
Using rain water
My first grow is basically unplanned. A seed plinked out of a bud last winter (surprise!). On a whim, I planted it with peppers I was starting indoors for the garden on Mar 26. I was fortunate it sprouted and I believe it is a female plant.
She grew with the peppers, tomatoes, and assorted flowers under a T5 high output fluorescent (16/8), entirely in the medium used for all the other seedlings. I was using the FoxFarms Grow Big, Big Bloom, and Tiger Bloom, and Micro-Boost for all the plants.
About Jun 6, after all the transplants were out, she moved from a 4” pot to a 5 gallon bag and continued living under the T5.
I started noticing the smell occasionally, so I went with the grow tent kit (stealth required), which arrived Jun 22.
The first week with the light and tent I think she doubled in bulk.
Only in the last couple weeks have I seriously monitored ph, which is a real pain. I am not sure my VivoSun pen is accurate. It says my nutrient mix is usually around 5.5. I also have one of those stick in the soil moisture/ph/lux testers, and it says my soil is about ph 7.2.
My VivoSun EC meter (came with the ph meter) was lying big time. For example, the FoxFarms mix should read about 1100ppm, but the meter says about 120. Spent a few more dollars for an EC pen upgrade and ordered ph Up/Down. Should be here tomorrow.
Hoping for input from the experts. I think she is small for her age, but I am thinking she wants to become a woman now, doesn’t want to wait. I am trying to fill the net with foliage. Should I switch to 12/12 now? Can I harm her by keeping her in veg?
Is the ph Up/Down tester accurate?
All comments and suggestions are welcome on any and all aspects.