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Practice run. Closet grow with pics...comments welcome
Hey everyone. Let me first say thanks for all the valuable info posted on this forum. It's really helped me and shown me just how clueless about growing I was! In an effort to reduce the hassle and costs, I've decided to attempt to grow a little for our personal use.
This is my 2nd practice run. The first ended abysmally with nothing harvested. That was about a year ago. So about 2 weeks ago, I had some bag seed from some regs and decided to use these as another practice run before investing in some quality seed and equipment.
Basically, I had no clue what I was doing, as this was before discovering this site. Anyway, basically I took about 12 seeds I had and stuck them in some potting soil in some old pots out back (outside). Well, what do you know, now I have about 6 little plants. They are getting good light from mother nature (I live in Florida) and so far appear very healthy.
However, I've already screwed up in reading some of the info on here. I watered my babies about 4 times with plain chlorinated tap water. They also received rain twice. Remember, they were planted about 2 weeks ago.
They appear pretty small (about 4") for their age but I'm just happy they are alive. I've given them no nutes as of yet. My plan was to transplant them this weekend to larger pots, probably 1 or 5 gallon. I will ultimately take them indoors as we have landscapers who visit every other week to do out lawn and such. I already plan on converting a section of our closet to accomodate the plants and lights, etc.
Quite honestly, I don't know what kind plants they are but I plan on taking pics within the next day or so and posting. I'm cautiously excited and I'd be really pleased if we can harvest anything. Like I said, I am using this as a test run before investing in good seed. If we do harvest anything, we'll probably blend with our crippy stuff.
Pics to follow soon....
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Thanks, man. I'm not going to stress over this. I view this as a little side hobby with benefits.
its all fun and games and exciting cause you havent ran into the problems yet, marijuana growing is still amazing, but when you start dealing with a shit load of problems and as soon as you fix one you got another problem well atleast thats how it was for my first outdoor grow and ive had 2 times as many problems with my indoor grow, but my plants are starting to look really nice.
Hey, I'm not naive, I know how hard it can be. Like I said, my first attempt was a fiasco. I didn't have a clue what I was doing. After I planted this batch, I found this site and now I think I actually know what I'm supposed to do. I purchased some CFLs last night on Ebay and should receive within the next few days (priority FedEx) and I've already cleared some space in the closet. I also purchased some organic soil, some perulite and some nutes that appear to be suitable for my purposes. Tomorrow is gardening day!! Heheh...All I want is a couple plants for personal use.
I have a question, if anyone is willing to answer...I planted my babies in Scott's garden top soil. I have not added any nutes so far. The plants are almost 3 weeks old now and are about 4-5" tall. The stems seem a little thin but otherwise the plants look healthy. Tomorrow I plan on transplanting into a mixture of organic garden soil, perulite and a little nutes. Is it too early to fertilize? Any help is appreciated.
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Thanks, seedless. I appreciate it. Anyone has recommendations on nutes available at HD, Lowe's, WM, etc? What I have right now is made by Dynamite and is "all purpose", for indoor and outdoor. Here is the link:
Dynamite Plant Food : Products : All Purpose
Ok. So I transplanted my babies this weekend into 3 gallon pots and they seemed to have survived and are doing well. 2 of the 5, I fertizlized using the Dynamite nute I provided the link to earlier. Two others I fertilized using Peters Nutes, with 20-20-20 ratio. Two others I put nothing on, pending how the other 4 respond. I also had a late sprouter who broke the surface on Friday, so now I have 7 plants total. I am hoping to end up with 2 females.
I also bought 5 CFLS totalling about 10000 lumens. Still inadequate, I know but I am still doing primarily an outside grow, with the lighting for supplemental and to extend the light when it gets dark here. I plan in pics sometime this week.
What's frustrating is that the plants appear to be healthy but immature, size wise, for being 3 weeks old. They are still about 3-4". I'm attributing this to the poor start I gave them and maybe genetics. Remember these were bag seeds (from a good strain, though).
A few things I see, a 3 gallon pot is HUGE at this point. I would have gone smaller. You talk about changing the soil, I would stick throughout the entire grow using whatever I started with, as a change may shock them.
As far as nutes, I like foxfarm, it's been good to me, but I would like to try earthjuice, as this is totally organic. Just a personal preference.
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