Hello all! Been on the forum for a few months and I gotta say y’all are great! ILGM is a great forum I wanna give thanks to all of you in this community helped me with some issues I didn’t quite have a grip on when I first started my indoor garden, now I have a whole new understanding of these beautiful plants that we all enjoy so much!
I’ve explored other forums here and there and noticed that the other communities have a tendency to be a little toxic at times and are not as well moderated as ILGM and for that I thank you all again for sticking around and helping us all out! I love this community and hope to keep raking in and sharing all this wonderful info you geniuses are giving away for nothing more than a thanks… and well a chance to win some free seeds from BOM😂
Now that I got my appreciation out of the way I haven’t really got integrated that well into the community yet I get on daily and try and help and share with new comers as much as I can and as accurately as I can just trying to do my part!
I have created a few threads and that was before I figured out how everything works and how it’s all organized! So now that I’m more understanding and a regular member of the community I’m going to start my grow journal!
Let me get this started: first of all I have been “growing” for many years here and there… now I use the quotes because I wouldn’t consider that I was doing anything to grow any quality or quantity at all! For a few generations my family had been growing illegally In a very un friendly state and it still isn’t friendly… we didn’t have any of this knowledge, we were gorilla growing all over the valley and just letting the girls and boys do there thing and with that process you get junk quality most of the time junk quantities and a lot of seeds, not to mention 100’s of plants just disappearing one week from the next! Now fast forward several years took some classes read some books and now I had an understanding on what a plant needs to thrive and actually produce the quality that i had never had! And even after the books and classes and my arrogance I started growing and then realized I still didn’t know anything and now everything is starting to click thanks to all you kind souls in this community!
So this will be Teffies grow journal at the moment I’m growing 1 strain ILGM’s power plant won’t have pictures until this weekend the reason why is because the beautiful plants I was gonna have for this journal sadly may not make it… I have been gone from the garden for about 6 days today my wife just had an Emergency C-section and we just brought our precious little girl into the world yesterday morning and oh boy is she beautiful she came 6 weeks early but is doing well!
Anywho here are my plans for the next few months:
Teffy is going perpetual (hopefully)
Set up: I have a cloning station using rockwool the light for that was my first mistake a blurple🤣 200watts
Veg tent: 2x4x5 with a vipar pro series p2000 (needs bigger light but works) 200 true watts
Flower tent: 4x4x6.5 still using pro series QB’s (future veg lights) 600 true watts in there
I have a stiff or hard scrog screen gonna try that out for one cycle and will prolly end up getting some actual flexible scrog netting for the next cycle
I have a humidifier and a dehumidifier and since winter is coming won’t need an AC until it’s starts to get warm again in about 7-9 months
Also I have all the proper PH and TDS meters Ph up and down and some microbe supplements that I use as well.
I am using cloth grow bags/ FF happy frog for clones and using coco loco as I pot up it’s the only hotter soil I can get can’t find FF ocean forest anywhere other than online/ and will be amending my soils with Dr earth dry amendments so far it’s been great!
At the moment I’m somewhat satisfied with the way my set up performs but can do much better and will update as time goes on!
So I am hoping to beable to harvest every 10-12 weeks perpetually it may differ at first since I have yet to flower this strain and it’s a sativa so we will see how all this goes when we get there!
Also I still haven’t found my strain and I’m a fan of variety so after this cycle I will be dropping many seeds out of my pretty large seed collection! anybody wanna hear what’s in my collection and have a suggestion out of what I have to grow with let me know! I have a few ILGM strains and I have a ton of nirvana seeds and also have a bunch of seeds from a few strains one of my buddies grew while he was living in Puerto Rico and I’m aware of the risks but he’s a great guy he’s a good grower and he’s all about having the best genes possible also am going to get some clones from him ina few cycles!
If there is anything I’m doing wrong, or anything that I missed that you would like to know let me know!
I will have pictures of my current grow in the next few days whether they are dead or alive let’s hope for alive! If they didn’t make it through the drought (neglect) then I will be dropping a bunch of new genetics as soon as I get back to my tiny green garden. Feel free to tag away hang around and chat growing, parenting and learning is my whole life Much love to all!