I’ve been growing five years now, and my indoor grows have never been where I want them. The plants often look ‘off’, with discolored leaves that don’t match any charts I’ve seen. The growth is usually slow—around two months or more in veg to get the plant big enough for a productive flower phase.
And it’s frustrating because outdoors my crops are almost always trouble free. They look healthy, I get really good yields of really pungent buds. So, I know what Cannabis can and should do. I just want to get the indoor grow part dialed in as there are strains I like, but they won’t grow in my outdoor garden.
Tent: Apollo, 4x4x78 inches high.
Light: Advanced Spectrum 720
Fans: two, one intake, one exhaust
Right now the seedling are in a commercial rack with a 4 bulb fluorescent light, and I’m using the blue light bulbs for Veg.
Food: the seedlings have had two feedings at 165 ppm of Perfect PH Grow. One feed Nov 22, the second on Nov 28.
I know you folks are going to ask about soil and it’s my own mix. I have composted soil base that I keep renewing every year with organic matter, worm castings, volcanic ash, Epsom salts, and gypsum. The outdoor, in ground plants have done really well with this mix.
But, I don’t know the PH of the soil so I’m starting there tomorrow with testing to see what the PH is.
Do you apply mykos or silica in your grows those will help a lot during your later grow but I believe you re not taking in nitrogen well because of ph lockout ( you re girls are not dissimilar to my 1st auto grow before I started phing water I was also slightly underwatering and under lighting them too) otherwise maybe you should try making a compost blend with peat moss or coco coir since I find that they have better results in a indoor setting with a measured amount of dry amendments given every 3 weeks with molasses water every watering
No, not really. That was a Hail Mary thing. The Afgoo seeds were three or four years old (three of them).When trying to germinate them, one grew a tiny tail and the others didn’t. But, I didn’t want to waste the seed so all three went into the bag just to see what would happen. I’ll transplant one of them to it’s own bag.
Man I am not sure but are using anything to keep the soil lose and not compact? Perlite, vermiculite, and rice hulls work great mixed in. I also make my own medium but use coco/perlite mix as my base before adding compost and worm castings. There is something going on for sure.