Hi everyone. This is my first official cfl grow. I had one before, and I scrubbed it, so doing it again. I am only growing 1 plant this time, not 3 lol. Or was it 4? Not sure, but too many. Anyhoo, enough of that! On to current events!
I have a small cab I made myself, out of an old dresser. Small dresser, that is. Only 3 drawers. It's like, 2 ft tall, 2 ft. wide, and 2 ft deep, basically.
Lights are 26W 6500K cfl's. Along with 2 26W 2700 cfl's for good measure. I think I have 8 lights, maybe 9. Point is, it's brighter than hell in there! lol.
I am growing in Fox Farms Ocean Forest. Great great soil! I can't say enough good things about that soil. It's been excellent beyond imagination. What can I say, it's made in the Triangle. I also bought some nutes from FF, but only used it once so far, am waiting for Day 30 to begin actually feeding cycle. FF OF says it needs no nutes for the first 30 days, and I believe it. My plant is proof lol.
I actually started this grow about 24 or so days ago. I am going to add pics to catch everyone up. With that in mind, let's rock!
To start with, pics of my cabinet:
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Ok, now for more. That was like the first 2 wks or so. Now onto the newer ones. I am trying to not put too many pics in 1 post, and also doing my best to make sure the pics are in proper order of days. Here goes!
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So there you have it. I am on Day 24. I topped the plant at about Day 20. I LST last night, Day 23. Today, she is already growing back up towards the lights! So fast! I am going to wait until tomorrow, then I am going to continue the LST on the top branches. I want to grow it in a circle around the container. Save space that way. Let me go take a pic of her right quick, show how she has already grown to the light. be right back. stoned.
Ok, took 2 pics. Not the best photographer. Was a bit shaky on this one. But here she is, day after LST. I got her bent at a pretty good angle, I think.
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hey allforit... I'm sub'd... she looks great. I am trying to do the same in a similar cab grow with FoxFarms OF. see my link in my sig.
what kind of temps are you getting?
Thanks for stopping by, Easy420! To be honest, I have no idea on temps/humidity at this time. I have yet to buy a thermometer. I have my house temps hovering between 72 and 78 most of the time, and I have an exhaust fan that does a great job of removing the heat caused by the lights. I would guess median temp to be around 75 or so. It's never hot in there when I open the box. And she is growing like crazy, so it must be ok. Ok, I admit it, I am too cheap to buy a temp reader lol. That would be the only thing I would use it for, and that seems like a waste of money lol. I can tell the temps in there are ok lol. I will post more pics tonight, as I just looked in on her, and wow, lots of top growth since the lst. Tons of it. This is going to be one heck of a bushy plant.
if your temps are in the 70's in the grow box... you are set. You can buy a temp gauge at Lowes for less than $5.00 btw. Good luck.. look forward to the updates.... peace
Ok all, here is an update! For some reason, I couldn't get my camera to take very good pics this morning. Afternoon, whatever lol. They are turned out too dark. I will try to remember to take more pics later this afternoon, when it's in the box, I always seem to get decent vivid pics when I have all that good light in the background lol. But here she is, Day 27. Almost time to start nutes. Almost.
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how is the soil? they look over watered or under watered. healthy green though. wow easy to correct and recover from over under water as long is it wasn't too extreme and it doesn't appear so. peace
looking good man. i need to learn more about lst for my Blue cheese. how long did u wait before u pull her over for the first time?