Well, I've got all my plants outside now. They are in mostly shade until late afternoon when they get full, direct, strong sunlight. I even put out the new seedlings. They're doing just fine.
All of them are getting big and developing nice strong stems.
Well, the excitement is waning. When they popped and started growing their own leaves, I was balls-out excited! Now, they are growing quickly, but it's kinda boring. I check them each day, multiple times. Give water when necessary. Move around a bit. Not much to add....
I've been researching and I think these babies are gonna get f'ing huge! I might be biting off more than I can chew. My grow area is gonna be crowded with these ladies.
Also, I saw an indoor grow of Kali Mist and I was amazed at the yield of each plant. My outdoor yield is definitely going to be handsome, but I better not count my chickens yet....too many things can happen between now and......November??!!?? Shoots, that's 6 m'er f'ing months away. Oh the monotony! The horror!
A few of my plants have leaves that are curling. The leaf tips are curling up. After some research, I've come to the conclusion that they are experiencing moisture stress. I watered them and in a few hours I will go check to see what response they will have for me. I thought that maybe my base soil mixture was too strong, but I'll try the water first. I kept them a bit dry to increase root growth. It has been warm lately and the crust of the soil was definitely crusty. I had to break it up with a tool before watering.
I've got 11 plants growing now. They are gorgeous little things!
- Fill the final growing holes the rest of the way with my base soil mixture.
- I'm assuming that my base soil will not hurt the plants at all.....hopefully there will be no adverse reaction.....as stated before, I just threw together a bunch of random shit (literally) and mixed it up.
- Install the irrigation system...using a timer and drip irrigation. I'll also have an option for a “trash can tank” to be able to fill up and disperse water in case I want to add nutrients or take out the chlorine before watering. Must also run the electrical wires out to the grow site for the automatic watering to take place.
- Complete the work on the greenhouse...effectively hiding my babies from everyone else.
- Transplant my lovlies into their new and final home.
- I think I'll bury my plants deep.....up to where the cotyledons are/were to help minimize the stretch. I read that all buried stem will eventually start to grow roots.
- Monitor every so often and take care of problems.
- Be patient.
Here are some new pictures.
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I just got back from a trip to Palm Springs. It seems that many of my free time thoughts are revolving around growing bud. I keep thinking about the grow conditions around me no matter where I am or what I'm doing. With that in mind, with a choice secluded spot and plenty of water, one could, and probably does, grow tremendous marijuana trees out there in the desert. There is a shitload of sun out there....gets hot though, so maybe you would need to construct a shady greenhouse.
Anyway, I check on my plants and they are fantastic. A bird did shit on one of the leaves....fuckin' bird. I checked the bottom of the pots and, not really to my surprise, there are roots breaking through. I'm going to need to put them into their final hole for the season. I guess I'm ready, although I sure would like to be able to put more base soil to top out the holes. That would mean mixing up another batch....maybe I'll just mix up the extra bags of stuff I have laying around....I've still got a bag of RootsOrganic, 2 bags of steer manure from Home Depot, and a bag of worm castings.
And then, on the other hand, maybe I'll just transplant them into the holes as is. I'm kinda low on free time.
Oh, and if you'd like to post a reply on this grow journal....go ahead. I hope this is useful to someone.