Green Troll's first grow from seed in the
The Grow Room forums; looking great ...
just checked on them and they have cranked up to 29 degrees. who would have thought being too hot would be a problem in England, huh? Going to check later tonight see how they are holding up.
well last time i saw my babies, they were at a cool 22 degrees and it has been 5 days since i last saw them. i will see them again tomorrow, and i have no clue what i am going to find. either they are going to be starting their vegging stage, or they are going to be dead =( fingers crossed for the auto watering system working.
i have a rain water collection system going so my girls will have the most natural water possible (cannot afford to keep buying bottled water hehe) but we havent had much rain lately.
i cant wait to get home tomorrow and see how they have progressed.
Me too, post some pics if you can.
Sorry, forgot to post xD
I got home and my babies were fine. One is a runt =( but she perked up nicely. Looks like a moth had a chomp on one of her second leaves though. I have taken them off the sticks, standing nicely on their own, but i think the pots are a bit too big so they havent grown that much. Should have nice roots though and hopefully they will spring up. Anyway thats how they were monday (4 days ago) and i get back to them tonight, so i will see how things are.
I have a water butt set up, which is full thanks to the crazy weather here, the auto watering system is working like a dream, although controlling nutes is going to be a nightmare. So i am just going to under nute them. If i get a smaller grow because of it, so be it. Will be more of a natural taste hopefully anyway =)
I will definitely take pics tonight and update you all.
See you soon!
Came home to find my poor girls curling leaves and a tinge of yellow! Immediately noticed the culprit of this abuse. Dry soil! The auto water system failed me, but i found out why.
The little tube that is pinched shut by the sensor when the soil is moist didnt open up when it was unpinched. I pulled the tube out of the sensor to find a flat spot, and when i squeezed the sides, it "popped" open and the water flowed. Now i thought why didnt this happen before when i left it for 5 days last time, it watered just fine, and this time, since the plants are a TINY bit bigger, they should easily be requiring water just as often.
Then it hit me.
The tank i use was originally elevated about 8 feet from the ground. Now hauling 30+ litres above your head in an open tank with electrics around...not smart! So i left it on the floor. I am thinking perhaps with the tank not being elevated, there was less pressure. So i stuck the damn thing on a chair and hoped that would do.
Just to make sure as well, i have reduced the tightness settings on the sensors from 2 notches tight (as per the manufacturers recommendations) to 1 notch tight. Hopefully this wont put as much stress on the tube and force it closed to the point it sticks closed. I am sure the coco and light can take care of any over watering. We shall see. All trial and error and such.
So as you can see in the pics (i need to buy a better digital camera, the focus is shocking) the girls are looking a little droopy and yellowed. But i gave them a good watering and they should perk up by tomorrow.
This is now 3 weeks after the seeds first touched the soil, and about 2 weeks since they popped. Any comments are welcome.
3 weeks old and disaster has struck =(
I am actually quite upset.
Yellowing, brown spots, young seedlings
I checked my plants this morning after cutting back damaged leaves, and while they dont look much better, they certainly dont look worse. Im hoping the new leaves are large enough to support the plant. My PH levels have gone from 8.7-8.9 right down to 5.8. I have flushed the pots every day to try and get the bad water out, and i have put the lights back on to 24/0. If they havent improved by friday when i get home, i think its time to call it a day, chuck the plants, scrap the coco and the auto watering system i have, and turn to hydroponics.
And this time i will check the damn PH from the start. Might change strains while i am at it too. We shall see.
Well, they survived, and are looking good. i am happy that the little champs pulled through my neglect, and 2 of them have turned a nice deep green colour. The veg growth has been explosive since then, and cant wait to see how they look when i get home friday =)
Well a nice surprise when i got home to find they are looking ok, bit more leafy, and my PH levels didnt rise much in the week either. Luckily i checked the calibration oh my PH tester though, it was showing 0.5 higher than it actually was.
Anyway, pics of my 5 girls!
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As you can see, the first and last are looking a bit greener than the others. But they sure as hell look better than they did 2 weeks ago. I am not sure if they should be a bit darker in colour at this stage. Maybe someone could let me know?
It is strange because the first and last were actually the worst affected by my PH neglect and i was sure those two would be the first to die. Specially the last pic, she looked like a dry leaf!
Anyway, we learn by mistakes. I just hope i am as lucky with the next one i make =)
Hope all is going well for the rest of you. I will update again soon!
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