Learn from my mistakes.
by, 05-20-2010 at 09:04 AM (1592 Views)
Hello again, just a quickie.
In my opinion the biggest mistakes I made (other than putting my girls out too soon) was how I started my beans (keep in mind this is how NOT to do it)
To start, my soil was way to heavy and compacted, lighter soil (more perlite) is the way to go IMHO because it allows roots to spread/grow faster. I sprouted my beans in paper towel (I think I hurt some of them this way), in the future I will just sprout in the soil.
After the beans showed taproots they went into a coco coir starter tray (the kind with a dome and 50 little coir pots that are all connected) THIS WAS THE BIGGEST MISTAKE OF ALL, when I transplanted them after almost a month the roots were just beginning to leave the little coir pot, the plants were badly, badly stunted. I will never use that type of tray again.
Just did my last round of FIM'ming before these pics, LST should help them stay nice and low (couple of mistakes there too, but not bad ones)
Just thinking about some lighting and reflection changes (wanna go HPS for flower), so that should happen soon.
Gonna check the outsidee's pretty soon, if they're alive they'll need a drink.
So without further ado, the new-ish home.