The Phantoms Autopots GDP grow in coco

This will be my second ever grow. My first was a few bag seeds in Happy Frog soil. After battling nutrient lockout, pH problems, etc, I had to harvest early due to me going on vacation. Despite the issues I had, it still resulted in an average quality bud.

I changed a few things for this grow to hopefully make my life a little easier and produce a better quality product for myself and my friends, who get to reap the rewards as I am only an occasional user.

My current setup is:
AC Infinity 5x5 tent
AC Infinity exhaust fan, duct and carbon filter
Hyphotonflux HPF4000
Autopots 6 spring pot (only using 4)
Flexitank Pro 25 gallon reservoir

I will be attempting to grow ILGM Grandaddy Purple in coco using Jack’s 321.

I drew inspiration from @Hellraiser and @Nicky after reading their jacks and autopots threads.

If you’ve made it this far, thanks!

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Using the paper towel method I sprouted 4 ILGM GDP seeds

Planned them in solo cups filled with Canna Coco I expanded using full strength Jacks

Put them in the tent and kept them moist with a spray bottle of full strength Jacks

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About a day and a half after planting they broke the surface

I lowered my light and raised the cups as they seemed to be getting a little leggy

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Now I’m watering to runoff every other day with full strength Jacks

Here’s today’s pictures

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Off to a great start.

Your a couple. Days ahead of me, I got tails last night.

Looks very clean.

Have your DLI app and VPD chart. Handy?

No humidfior? Ensure your getting a good VPD

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No humidifier, and yes, I’ll be watching dli closely my meter arrives Sunday.

My tent seems to hold around 45-50% humidity. My plants last grow didn’t seem to mind.

They don’t mind but you’ll see much more rapid growth at a better VPD, my first couple weeks in veg are 79f and 75% humidity

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Cool, I’ll look into adding a humidifier to the bottom shelf of that end table. Thanks!

You jumped right into the deep end of the pool. I preload coco with a good soaking with Jack’s. At the stage your girls are at I will give water only or a couple days then start adding Jack’s at lower rates. Once they get a couple sets of leaves then I let Jack rip.
Jack’s is supposed be pretty easy on plants. When my current grow finishes up in a couple weeks GDP is next in queue. From a little over two weeks ago


Will be hanging out.

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Ordered a humidifier, also started assembling and testing a controller using a raspberry pi, Atlas scientific probes and Mycodo as the software

Will currently just be monitoring pH, EC and water temp

Will expand with dosing pumps to do real time adjustments.

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Good luck no clue what any of that is. However, I saw this thread, looks to share another common interest

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Looking good bro! I grew gdp autos last run and it’s one of my favorite smokes. You will also like the auto pots. My first run with them and the plants really like it. @beardless I didn’t realize till just now you were in auto pots with Jack’s also.
And that controller is pretty cool. Can you give updates on that build?

I’ll update as I go along, the end game is to have a controller that will control water, tent conditions, CO2 dosing, etc.

I’m learning as I go, so it may be a slow process.

I got a one pot XL system to give a one plant trial. Now I have the one from before and a 4 spring pot system for the closet.

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Not much of an update after the weekend, so here’s this mornings pictures of the girls.

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Morning update!

Not familiar with the strain, but are these looking a touch yellow? Maybe a cal/mag deficiency? I’m still using full strength Jacks 321 every other day, water until runoff.

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Forgot to mention, my Jack’s is currently at 6.0ph, next batch I’ll shoot for 5.8.

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Plants look good, would not worry about the yellowing on new growth, the chlorophyll will catch up to it.

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Love how fast they are growing!

Added a humidifier (thanks @Nicky )

Had to work early today, so it’s a lights out picture update today.

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Should be moving them into the autopots this weekend.

One question I still have and don’t seem to have a definitive answer is, are clay balls in the bottom of the autopots needed? Or is it mostly growers preference?

Hoping other Autopots growers like @Nicky and others will chime in.

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