I have over 100 pics in my album just to throw that out there again.
Any feedback? Any comments? Anything?
Ok, so I've been contemplating on whether or not to upload pics and make a journal.
Well, here it is.
Started with 2 fluorescent tubes. 1 40w GE plant&aquarium ecolux wide spectrum, and 1 40w GE ecolux cool white. I also have a 75w HPS.
Using normal potting soil from dollar general. Has perlite, vermiculite, some volcano stuff, can't remember everything in it the bag is put up right now, but from what I take it has slight nutes for the seedling to grow, but not for full maturity.
Started germing around Aug. 20, sowed three seeds and left over the weekend. Came back on Monday to find my first sprout!
My first baby, hopefully a girl lol.
Started using Miracle Grow water soluble all purpose plant food. 24-8-16 (ONLY A 1/4 STRENGTH) about 2 weeks after sprouting when true leaves started showing.
They are 3 weeks old now, been watering them every other day or so. I'm sure i've overwatered them a couple times, or maybe even underwatered.
I have over 100 pics in my album "noob".
A reason I finally broke down and started a journal is my plants seem to look a little yellow, slightly and also some drooping of the leaves. Since I don't have the money I can't buy PH testers, humidity controllers and all that high tech jive.
I'm just trying to see if I can grow before I splurge into the garden of wizzle.
Anyways, what do you guys think??
Are these plants coming along nice or what?
Oh, my growroom is about 2'x2'x7' but as you can see in the pics it's "modified" lol to about 3' high. Put up white trash bags along the walls and floor of grow area.
Got a bowl of water for humidity and a fan plowing into the grow area.
Yeah, it's ghetto. But it's all I got!
Last edited by pwizzle; 09-14-2009 at 06:10 PM.
The babes are still growin, new leaves poppin out of the top all the time. I think they are still pretty small for 3 weeks though
I'm thinkin it is because they're still in the plastic cups. If they get transplanted to big pots will that help them grow faster and bigger.
I know they need bigger space for bigger roots for a bigger plant, but are they looking 3 weeks old???
I also started germing 8 more seeds. Just checked, 5 sprouted. 3 good sprouts, (well it was 4 but one broke when a cup fell over) And 2 that just broke ground.
Has anyone looked at my pics? Will anybody respond?! lol I know you're out there!
PH testing solution is cheaper then the cups your using to grow. You dont NEED a digital PH tester. Make sure you have a hole or two in the bottom for excess water to drain. I'm a noob myself but if i had to guess, i would say the roots arent getting enough oxygen.
I've seen bigger plants in the same cup so i dont think space is the issue.
Last edited by Rejeckted; 09-17-2009 at 03:34 AM.
I have also seen way bigger plants in the same type of space.
So now I have 4 sprouts all with atleast the first two real leaves (after cotyledon) and 3 growing plants. All from seeds.
I put the 3 older ones directly under the hps yesterday. They are pretty close now, the tallest one is about 4 inches away, but i think they can get the shorter ones closer so i will, since it's only a 75w.
I'll keep the sprouts under the fluoros until they get bigger then ill move them all under the hps. I'll probably end up buyin some CFLs too.
I was also thinkin of transplanting to some hydro mix and starting a bubble system. I have all the supplies except the hydro nutes.
I was wondering if the MG i have can be used as hydro nutes since it is water soluble?
Ok, so I rearranged the 3 oldest so they are equal distances away from the hps. Around 3" away from the bulb. I moved the fan, now its on the floor blowing up into the bulb and under the plants. I'm thinking moving the plants this close will get maximum lumen absorption and help growth out a lot. I'll know in a few days, hope it's noticeable. I held my hand almost touching the bulb for a while and it wasn't even close to being hot, just warm. Putting the fan to where it blows on the bulb helps extremely a lot.
I would forget the miracle grow. or if thats all you have flush for 2 weeks at the end of flowering. put the lights closer so they don't stretch. are you using the cfls or the hps now>
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