Third grow journal, but first journal here. This new grow will be 6 plants total: 4 fems and 2 autos. I like to try a new skill with every grow until I find what works for me.
I’m going to give SCROGing a try using the Fox Farm trio nutes for the first time. I’m also increasing my grow to 6 plants and using Happy Frog and Epsom Salt.
For future reference:
-What strain, Seed bank, or bag seed (photo or auto): Purple Lemonade Fem (Seedsman), Blueberry Fem (Seedsman), Runtz Fem (Seedsman)x2, Wedding Cake Auto (ILGM)x2
-Age of plant/what week of flower: Day 3 from seed
-Method: Soil w/salt, Organic soil, Hydroponics, Aquaponics, KNF: Happy Frog
-Vessels: Pots, Grow beds, Buckets, fabric pots: 5 gal fabrics (Fem) and 3 gal fabric (Autos)
-PH and TDS of Water, Solution, runoff (if Applicable)
-PPM/TDS or EC of nutrient solution if applicable
-Method used to measure PH and TDS: AP20 pH pen and generic TDS pen
-Indoor or Outdoor if indoor, size of grow space: Indoor 2x4 Vivosun and 4x4 AC Inifinity tents
-Light system LED, MH/HPS/CMH/Fluorescents, or other: Spider Farmer SF 2000 x1 until the beginning of veg, then Mars Hydro TSL2000 x2 for most of veg and flower.
-Actual wattage draw of lights: SF (202.3W±5) and MH (300 watts)x2
-Current Light Schedule: 18/6
-Temps; Day, Night 78/69
-Humidity; Day, Night 68%/70%
-Ventilation system; Yes, No, Size: Yes 6" AC Infinity Inline Fan (4x4 tent); 4" AC Infinity Intake (2x4 tent), 4" Vivosun Intake (2x4 tent).
-AC, Humidifier, De-humidifier, Humidifier and Vivosun Dehumidifier -Co2; Yes, No: No
I started using domes. I kept them on till they had more leaves aka close to touching the sides. Then pulled them carefully off. I started using them because the last few attempts they was leaning over. They perked right up under a dome.
Silica is better for strengthening the branches and stems IMHO.
Its not about the RH% for me. Think of a dome as a Green House. Its about the seedlings having a weak stem and then leans over. Doing the Dome perks them right up. I’m not a Botanist nor a Horticulturist.
I just started using domes on seedlings. Right now our temps with the heat index is cruising past 128 degrees each day. Extremely hot and humid.
Unexpectedly ended up in the hospital for a few days and the seedlings went dry and no one refilled the humidifier. Watered and caught up with everything. Buried a few stems again. If it continues, I’ll just have to re-pot. Lesson learned…make sure you bury the seeds a bit more next time.
They’re still chugging along. I found a lot of mold starting to brew in the humidifier, so scrubbed and cleaned that before it became a problem. Still waiting for my SmartBot humidifiers to arrive (it’s been 3 weeks CMONNN).