Hey everyone! Here’s my first grow journal and second ever grow. I did alright on my first grow with two autos… ran into some inadequate light conditions and didn’t fim/top as I should’ve but still came out with about 10-12oz! (Still drying & curing but that is approximately 20% of wet weight)
This grow I am doing two photos, Speedy Chilie that I ordered from RQS before I found you guys, and plan to top/fim and install a 2x3in SCROG in my 3x3 tent so we shall see how well I fair with all of these new experiences
Speedy Chile — Orange & Blue
Seeds dropped 4/18, Transferred 4/21. Blue had a hard time getting soft membrane off so I came in with the assist and now she’s looking better than Orange. Did have some res temp problems (77F) and pH fluctuation so I lost two bottom leaves on Orange but she’s recovered great. Also purchased 1/10HP chiller that’s kicking butt. Scrog net to be put up this weekend.
PH has since lingered at 5.85 and temp is at a perfect 67F.
We are about to start week 3 on Thursday when I will be changing res (from drop date).
Also — just placed my first order with ILGM so I’ve got Cherry Pie, WW, and Gold Leaf coming! Excited to try out cherry pie next as my 5x5 just got cleaned up last night. I’ll be dumping all the discarded plant material at my father in laws farm today and starting the two when we get back from vacation at the beginning of June.
I kinda wanted to keep them spread out a bit as I want to be able to harvest every two months or so. For now I’ve just gotta build the RDWC and wait. After these next two grows, I’ll be looking into learning about cloning.
Update! Just installed my green screen today, 18” above my tote. Can’t wait to get this party started. Res change tomorrow… going on vacation Tuesday for the week so I’ll be having my father in law check pH and water once a day.
Also did some organizing finally in the grow room… everything was shoved in a tote before.
Res change! Took PPMs from 650 to 600 as I observed a TINY bit of nute burn. My girls are stretching a little as my new 3x3 light isn’t here yet but still bushy. I may top again to help alleviate a little. I’ll check the growth when I get back.
Did observe some discoloration on the single finger leaves down at the bottom but not sure the cause other than lack of light penetration?
Just flipped to 12/12. Screen is almost full and I’m sure with the stretch it’ll be at 100%. They are SUCKING UP some water here lately, gallon a day at least and the PPMs are already at 200 only 4 days after res change so I’m up my nute amount to about 800-900 I think (was 650).
I am doing Lucas formula, some Armor Si and Hydroguard with slight Calimag added. 7-8g res and my nutes this past time were (in this order):
I am noticing new growth is a bit yellower and some top leaves are weirdly colored… IE some dark green, light green, dark green again? My pH has been swinging to 5.3 in the mornings even with adjusting 2x daily which probably has to do with the increase water uptake… and that probably has to do with the new light? Idk… Any opinions, suggestions guys?
I agree they do look really good , even with the few little darker spots on the noted leaves overall they still look healthy and full of life . I would maybe just keep doing what you are doing for a few days and see if it gets better or worse and then possibly cut back on the nutes a little or change the res water and see if that helps ? Im not a pro like most of these guys but just trying to help with any possible suggestions.
New growth coming out a little more yellow is pretty normal when you hit rapid growth stages. As long as its getting a little more green eventually I wouldn’t worry to much. Keep your ph as ideal as possible.
Okay! I just don’t want to mess up my second grow. I’ve learned a bunch from the first and have implemented it… seems to be going better thus far but when I saw the different colors I got a little worried.