Let’s see if I can do this journal a little different than my last. I am going make it a point to log everyday. My last journal I only did weekly post, but this time I’m gonna try and do daily.
For this grow I am using fem seeds from ILGM. My last grow was purple haze. It was my first rewarding grow. I only have 1 seed left so I’m going to drop it. I am also going to try sunset sherbet. I have never tried this strain before so I’m gonna drop 2 of these. When I ordered the SRS from ILGM they sent me 5 gold leaf. Never had this one either so I thought what the heck let’s drop 2. So if your able to see through the blurry haze or is that just me, that makes 5 seeds that I’m gonna drop hence the title.)
I am using a new set up for this grow. I have a 603280 Vivosun tent. I have a 6in in-line exhaust from vivosun. I am using fabric planting pots. I really like the way the roots grow in the fabric pots. I am again using happy frog soil medium from Fox Farms. After this round of nutrients i am considering going to coco. As far as the nutrients goes I am using Advanced Nutrients ph perfect Sensi grow a/b and bloom a/b for my base nutrients. As far as supplements I will be using Advanced Nutrients as well and the list and feeding schedule to follow. I’m also using a humidifier and 2 six inch fans. Last but certainly not the least I am using HLG diablo quantum 350R. This joker is bright. Don’t worry I’m gonna list everything out for ya as a quick view. These 3 strains all have similar flower time. And according to ILGM they all like the same climate type.
Ph is important to the supply of the nutrients to the plants. Everything I’ve learned over the past year is that I hate/despise checking Ph levels. So my constant reading of different grow journals, reading product reviews, I decided to use happy frog soil. It’s Ph is balanced neutral. Now depending on where you look you will get veering ideas of neutral but the consensus’s that it’s between 6.3 and 6.8. That’s great for delivering nutrients to the plant but the soil is only half the battle. The other part is the water. Now most country hicks like me would just use plain ole tab water, and that makes most avid growers sick to their stomach cause you are ruining everything with that plan ole tap water. So being the crafty individual I am I got me some ph up and down and fought like an idiot for weeks to get my ph right… ugh did I say I hate ph? So during my search of the world wide thingmagig and found the answer to my prayers a base nutrient that has a ph balancing component in it. That is what I found in Sensi grow and bloom. It’s 2 parts, part A and part B. That is just the base nutrients, but there are so many more supplements to consider. And I wanted to make sure that they would not interfere with my jack pot and mess up my ph. The line up at Advanced Nutrients is some of the best. We all have our favorites and for now I’m sticking to AN. Now that I have written way to much let’s talk about how I’m gonna germinate these seeds. Now typically I would wet a paper towel and throw between 2 saucers and in 2-3 days I had spouts. Today I’m going to try something different. I’m one of these that don’t like to mess over my plant to much with transplant and the such so I am going to try and germinate in the soil. What I am going to do is put a clear glass, glass and I am going to put it over the moisten soil where I planted the seed. My hope is that the glass will act like an terrarium. The goal is to leave the glass over it while it’s a seedling. I will remove it when we get to veg stage. Something I haven’t seen much about is the placement of the seed. I am going off center and more to an edge of the pot so that I will have more room for LST. I have also read that plants grow in line with the roots. Maybe by putting the seed closer to the edge it forced the roots to grow away from that edge in the direction of the LST. Spit balling here, but I think it will help the growth of the plant. Did I leave anything out? I’m sure I did, but I will just have to post about it later.
Grow - indoors
Medium - soil
Light - hlg 350r
Nutrients - advanced nutrients Sensi grow and bloom. And supplements
Seeds - ILGM fem - sunset sherbet x2, gold leaf x2, purple haze x1
Am i leaving anything out? If so let me know.