First Time Grow (week 2)
by, 03-24-2011 at 09:33 AM (119 Views)
Man! Time flys when you're having fun! Alot of changes since my last update, and yeah i suck for not getting pictures but i will try my damndest to get them tonight!
Like i said, BIG CHANGES since my last update, instead of just 3 23w cfls, i now have 6 23w cfls, plus a 14w LED grow panel (brand new for $20 off craigslist, what a steal!), and i plan on adding 2 more lights tonight. Still have no gotten a fan, i've just been keeping the container cracked to let heat out/fresh air in. I also purchased a light timer, so we are on a good consistant light schedule.
I've also altered my set-up, to help with heat and humidity issues. Originally i had 1 20 gallon plastic storage box with the lights attached to the lid, but they are growing nice and consistantly, so i've added a second 20 gallon storage box. Picture a 20 gallon storage container with 5 holes cut in the lid, my plants are set into the lid, so they are just the perfect height, then i have the second box over top of it with the lights attached to the "roof" and sides of the top box.
Only had a few problem with the plants, it was getting too hot in there, close to 100 degrees F a few time, so there is heat stress on the tips of the leaves on a few plants. Another plant, before i had the light fixtures mounted properly, had the light fall on it and kink it. When i transplanted them to bigger pots i just buried it past the kinked stem and it seems to be doing fine with a popsicle stick for support, slowly repairing itself i hope!
Well thats all i can think to say as of right now. Thanks for looking, bear with me as i learn! But feel free to give adivce and comments!