What's up 250w HPS club? Been lurking for a little bit, this thread inspired me to buy a 250, first grow with it I was very happy with the end results, 1 plant LST'd yielded 3oz despite PH issues, I was using FFOF & organic nutes, I didn't have a camera or anything then so I couldn't "join the club" but I switched up my recipe a few times this grow I'm using pre bagged organic soil Dr. Earth's amended with some extra bat guano, & top dressed with way more than what was necessary, so she is experiencing some nute burn (hard to do with organic but NOOB mistakes are how we become PROS right?). Sadly she also hermie'd & the herm seeded her up good because it was a random bagseed & it was all I had at the time of sprouting them, I was trying to get a clone but failed until she was already in flower. Despite the trouble it looks nice & frosty can't wait for harvest, I'm thinking a week or two.. I have good seeds (Sannies Indica Mix and Sour Diesel + maybe more from Sannie soon) to work with next time in the fall because I can't afford to pay for A/c and the grow I think I would've gotten a bigger yield out of this 1 if it didn't hermie and seed.. It could be stress it could be genetics.. When I picked out some of the seeds from the nug it smelled like this strain I bought awhile ago called "Pot of Gold"
my plants are 27 days old and just topped the one in the hydro system. i had a cal-mag def, so i increased my nuts and played with my ph letting it go to 6.2 for 2 days and then lowering it back to 5.5 and no more probs ( still ordered cal-mag just waiting for it to come in), I used epson salt (in water feeding) and eggshall ( crushed finally mixed in soil and transplanted) But i i just topped the hydro so hoping that will help her bush out and give me 2 main stems soil grow is AMS and the hydro is Afghan Kush X Skunk
Last edited by mikmike; 05-06-2012 at 11:53 AM.
Noob how long did you veg? What size pot is it in? Awesome job buddy!!!
This 1 is in a 3 gallon square pot, last grow I did was in a 1.7 gallon square pot. I cracked this current grows seed in February & started 12/12 around end of March so I'd say I vegged it for like 5-6 weeks. I thought it'd stay a lot shorter than it did, but it must have some Sativa somewhere in the genetics.. Random bagseed seem'd like a good idea until I realized how easy it is to just get seeds delivered to the hood.
i use 6500k cfl for veg and i never turn it off and 400watt HPS on 12/12 for flower works great...flowers faster when you drop it from a all the time to a 12/12 cycle. they bud faster.remember white lights or blue for veg and reds and oranges for flower..
bueatiful pics man if you need help dealing with heat you might think about putting a piece of glass or plexy between your lights and plants. i run a 400watt in a 3x3x2 and it never gets over 88f.
I did that I put glass in my tent now my heat issues are gone