Ticket for success?


#1

A question from a fellow grower:

I’m looking for confirmation that the plan I have for my first grow is a ticket for success, and if not, tips for more success. I have ak47 fem seeds on order from ILGM.com.
Room conditions : Air conditioned to remain at 75 degrees Fahrenheit.
Large Room 10’ x 14’ with 8’ ceilings. Fan on round the clock.
Step 1: I plan to start germinating in a cup of water till the root sprouts and emerges from the hull.
Step 2: place germinated seeds in 1 Gallon plastic pot with about 30 small holes drilled on sides for air pruning and not fertilize for the first couple days and after 2 days start fertilizing with an NPK ratio of about 20-20-20 1x weekly. I figure this will last for 2 weeks. During these 2 weeks I will have my largest 6500k 85 watt cfls hanging over head about 6 inches from top of each plant and have more 6500k bulbs hanging mid-bush height in between plants to get light to the under branches and I plan on keeping lights on around the clock.
Step 3: I plan on being about 10 days into veg stage and will have changed fertilizer to an NPK ratio of 30-10-10. After the aforementioned 10 days I plan on pinching or snipping off small nodes sprouting from lower beanches and transferring plants into 5 gallon buckets with a holes drilled all around the buckets for air pruning. I plan to fertilize every other watering for a total of 3 weeks of vegatating with 24 hour light cycle.
Step 4: The plants will have been in soil for about 5 weeks at this point and at this point I plan to change out all my bulbs 2700k bulbs, switch light cycle to 12/12 and fertilize with NPK ration of 5-20-5 every other watering.
Step 5: Flower for about 3 and cut fertilization off during the last 2 days of flowering and cut watering off till soil is dry and onto harvesting.

Questions: #1 When during this process could I cut clones and is the plant I cut clones still useable?
#2 Would it be benifical just to use all the lights (2700k & 6500k) for the entire grow. #3 vinegar soda?


#2

Well I don’t know much at all about indoor growing but what concerned me was dropping your seeds in a cup of water? Not sure that’s the best way to germinate your seeds. I just use a little damp paper towel in a plastic container with a lid put it in the dark and I start getting roots in a few days. Also ( like I said I’m not an indoor grower) the light only being 6 inches away from the plants sounds very close and may cause burn. I’m no pro so you can take this with a grain of salt but I would really research the light situation for the right results your looking for. Happy growing and good luck.


#3

Everything sounds good, but is this your first attempt at growing?

@ryry he can probably get away with it since those lights will be CFLs he said, they can be pretty close without burning or over heating plant matter. But it’s a good observation to point out! If it wasn’t CFLs he would totally burn his plants.


#4
  1. Take cuttings anytime plant is big enough and if you don’t take too many then plant is still ‘useable’

  2. Generally, the more lite the better

  3. huh?

-best wishes


#5

Thanks for the comments, and yes, this will be first grow if my seeds ever get shipped :confused:. Paranorman, I had heard of people putting a slow dripping bottle of vinegar over a container of baking soda to produce excess CO2. Wondering if anyone had tried that and noticed the benefits.


#6

Got it, I didn’t know if you were talking about pH adjust or what but yeah, personally I don’t think co2 is needed 95% of the time ?
-good luck


#7

It has been tried and used forever…

Googlle homer made Co2 for cannabis. That should give you a head start.

Google Zandor - DIY C02 system.

A note; I am legally blind. I you want people like me to help you out, then please break up your pages into paragraphs and statements., and questions; Making it easier to read and comprehend. OK? Thanks :slight_smile:
Happy growing!


#8

Yeah, sorry about that. I cut and pasted from a cell phone.