So, a friend of mine visited and unexpectedly he has given me 2 x plants. This was 3 days ago. Im a gardener but have no experience with cannabis plants at all. Ive read as much info as i can in the past days but thought id aske the ‘brains-trust’ for some basic advice. Here are the facts so far:
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Strain: Purple Haze
Plants grown from clones
Environment: indoor growing. Sub tropical weather Australia. Summer has just finished here so we head into ‘cooler’ months, but our winter months are very similar to european/USA summer temps - perhaps a little cooler.
Equipment: Marshydro 60cm x 60cm x 140cm grow tent with 600W LED (it was on facebook and cheap and available immediately- ?temporary home). 4" extraction fan.
Nutrients: Advanced nutrients Sensi Grow A + B, Bloom A + B
Grow media: coco coir
For the past 3 days Ive had them under light for 24hrs/day
grow tent temp never gets below 27C - i suspect the tent is too small and the light is producing too much heat.
Feeding- each day they have had 250ml of water mixed with 3ml AN Grow A +B , morning and night. Media is not soggy and not bone dry.
Im going to repot today into larger (?5/10 gallon)
I have no idea or plan for these girls!
?keep for cloning purposes…learning experience
?watering and feeding schedule. ?every day water with nutrient or every other day
For starters, if the Advanced Nutrients Sensi A and B are the formulas specifically made for growing in coco, you’ll be good. If it’s the regular Sensi A and B, you’ll need to add Calmag to your feedings growing in coco. Otherwise the plants won’t get enough calcium and magnesium because the coco is going to take too much.
There’s a site called coco for cannabis and they have very clear and easy to follow instructions for growing in coco. I’m a soil grower, but I did one full grow in coco. I followed that website the whole way through.
Welcome to growing, and good luck!
The plants definitely grew much faster and bigger in coco than they do in soil, but it was way too much effort for me, and I spent a fortune on the extra nutrients.
Most of that is because I think I went overboard following the instructions from the coco for cannabis website. I had them in big pots, but I still fed them twice a day, every day. It was a ton of work compared to feeding every other night like I do in soil. On an average soil grow for 12 autos start to finish I don’t even use a full gallon of my base nutrients. For the 1 coco grow with 9 plants I used just over 3 gallons. I got a good amount bigger yields, but I think it cost more to grow.
I switched to coco a couple years ago and wouldnt grow any other way. Feed every day til runoff keep lights (dLi), temperature and humidity (Vpd) in the zone and you will have some really nice results. Welcome to the forum.