Journal Entry 1 (Saturday November 19, 11:56 pm)
by, 11-19-2011 at 10:28 PM (424 Views)
19 Plants total
6 Super Lemon Haze
1 Purple Haze
1 Pineapple Express
The first 9 plants are under 1 1000w HPS, the second 9 are under 4 60w t5s (I believe) and 4 26w CFLs (4 under 1 CFL a piece and 5 under the 4 T5s)
Also have a side room where I keep clones in the future will keep the mothers I get out of the ones I am growing now. I have 20 clones that have rooted from an unknown strain in a easy seed grower tray and 2 trays of 36 clones (taken 4 days ago) each in one of those easy seed starter kits with rock-wool cubes used in place of the jiffy pots. All the trays have a clear plastic hood. The ones that have rooted I water them a small amount and the ones that have not I just make sure to keep plenty of moisture in it by spraying the hood with a spray bottle. Each tray of clones has a 26w CFL hung a couple inches from the hoods. Once I get 36 clones from the super lemon haze plants, I will veg them for a bit and stick them in a 36 site aeroponics box that a friend and I assembled. For the other clones from the unknown strain, half will be grown in soil or a soiless mix and the other half will be grown in a DWC system I also built myself. Four of the seven from the unknown strain have been growing in one of the DWC boxes I made. It is on the outer edge of the plants under the HPS but also has a 26w CFL over it to make sure it gets enough light. The plants are about a month old and they are a good 12 inches or more each and very bushy. I topped them 2 days ago and 2 new tops have branched out since then.
After taking measurements, the 1000w light is actually about 36 - 40 inches from the top of the tallest plant of the bunch whereas the t5 and CFLs are about 3 inches from the tops of the plants/hoods. I am not sure if the HPS is to far from the plants because they have been doing very well but when I start to lower the light it does not seem to get the plants on the outer edges quite as well as I think it should (although admittedly I am an amateur).