1st time grow :)

Discussion in 'Grow Journals' started by ajtallin, Jul 26, 2018.

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    ajtallin

    ajtallin Member

    Hi all,

    I love all the info I've read/learned here :)

    I just started my 1st grow and I wanted to do a video journal. In doing it, I felt it would be cool to share with others who might be interested in learning from my process, the good and the bad. So I started a YouTube channel to accomplish that.

    If posting my YouTube vids here is not the right way to share my journal, pls let me know. Otherwise, I hope everyone enjoys what I have to share. I'm having a blast learning this new skillset and growing my medicine :cool:

    Here's a link to my first few video journal entries:









    Pls feel free to comment on any aspect of my grow. All input/feedback is appreciated!

    I will continue to post video updates to this thread.

    Cheers
     
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    ajtallin

    ajtallin Member

    Here is my update 7 days after starting seed germination and 4 days from seed going into soil



    Cheers

    #cancanngrow
     
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    Heisengrow

    Heisengrow Well-Known Member

    Damn just damn lol.do yourself a huge solid and put the seed sprouts in peat pellets.your killing your seeds man with that desert dirt.seeds need top resistance to push there roots down.
    If your seeds are popping than its operator error if there dying.
    You dont need 2 gallon pots to start seeds.put them in peat pellets,than to small pots and up pot them.
     
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    ajtallin

    ajtallin Member

    Thx for the feedback man :) It def seems like I let the first few seeds I germed dry out ☹ I just really didn't want to overwater them. At least I have a baseline now and know yo make sure there is more moisture for them in the future. I will also def look into working with peat pellets or similar in the future during the seedling sprouting phase to increase success rate. Truth is, right now I don't have the resources to add to this grow but will take the advice and implement this in the future.

    As for the pot size, I purposely chose to plant the seeds into their final pots cause I didn't want to add the stress of transplanting to the girls particularly with the AF. I've seen others who have been successful with this method but there def seems to be a learning curve when doing this if it's to be successful. I honestly am also doing that to avoid the extra step(s) of transplanting (possibly multiple times depending on final pot size) as time is not always my friend. I'm not lazy and am def prepared to invest whatever time my girls need but wasn't against eliminating that step if I could. That process may change as I get more experience but that's my reasoning for going straight to the 2 gallon pots.

    Thx a lot for the input and advice, I appreciate all learning opportunities especially from much more experienced growers such as yourself :leaf::D

    Cheers

    #cancanngrow
     
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    ajtallin

    ajtallin Member

    Some photo updates of my grow...

    White Widow photo day 8 from seed
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    White Widow photo day 4 from seed
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    Photoperiod 5x5 veg tent
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    Autoflower Purple Kush day 8 from seed
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    Auto Pineapple Express day 4 from seed
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    Autoflower 5x5 tent
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    Cheers

    #cancanngrow
     
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    letstry

    letstry Well-Known Member

    Looking good man, anytime I'm dealing with seedlings I like to have a clear barrier over them. Clear plastic cup or something to create a humidity dome. Helps keep the little suckers from drying out. The first weeks and last weeks are when the ladies are the most sensitive to nutes and their environments. I'm dealing with over fed plants in my 8th week of flower now.
     
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    letstry

    letstry Well-Known Member

    Nothing wrong with seedling in their final pots I prefer less transplanting too. 2 gallon pots tho and a 5*5 tent with all those plants I wouldn't veg them much longer then 3-4 weeks just to avoid over crowding and being rootbound during stretch in flower.
     
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    ajtallin

    ajtallin Member

    Thx for the info (: In the 2 gallons I have Autoflowers. They're Purple Kush and Pineapple Express and from the seed bank info, they are 70 and 80 day plants respectively. Because of that I don't expect them to get too big and will likely go into flower around 3 weeks, give or take. I used the 2 gallon pots because of the expected small size and they are air pots which should help prevent severe issues with getting root bound, at least from what I understand. Do u know if that's not true? I'd appreciate the insight. At the end of the day, only time will tell if if all of the above r right. If not, I will def adjust for future grows and I also hope the thread/journal will help others make better decisions with their grows :-)

    Cheers

    #cancanngrow
     
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    Heisengrow

    Heisengrow Well-Known Member

    It's silly as hell unless you have a warehouse of room.you can fit 12 seedlings under a 2 foot t5 and they love it.they can get there roots established and will be ready to up pot in a week.transplanting done right doesnt harm the plants.
    Its shit.like this that has people thinking they have to start seeds in 5 gallon pots.it looks retarded and is un neccessary.
     
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    Heisengrow

    Heisengrow Well-Known Member

    If anything plants that are up potted have a bigger root mass.starting seedlings in big pots forced the roots all out to the edges causing them to be root bound.
    By up potting they can fill out an individual smaller pot than you put into a bigger one giving the inner root ball a chance to expand and root out.
     
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    Heisengrow

    Heisengrow Well-Known Member

    7 day time lapse between these two pics,the first are about 3 days old.transplanting didnt do shit,if anything they liked it.putting those tiny seedlings in that much dirt will have more negative effects.
    Soil drys out with more surface area under the light,more nutrient mix needed to wet that big ass pot,more light needed to cover that big ass footprint with 1 inch plants lol.yeah no decent grower would ever suggest it.

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    7 days
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    letstry

    letstry Well-Known Member

    I've transplanted 4 times in a grow and first time only transplanted 1 time and the grow that had less transplants had a much bigger root ball so who knows. Looks like size isn't an issue for the guy and besides it being harder to water properly I don't see any issue. Transplanting is very easy though just do it when the soil is dry.

    I had a set of airpots my first time around and never really took to them. Watering them was a pain because water would always leak out the sides. I prefer the smart pots but both are solid choices.
     
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    letstry

    letstry Well-Known Member

    The airports do stop plants from getting rootbound pretty sure, once the roots see the light they kinda dry up n "prune" themselves is how I understand it haha. You're golden man. Just keep them roots watered. Your soil combined with those pots looks to dry up nice and fast so little drops of water everyday till they get some more nodes then space out the watering to help roots grow.
     
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    Heisengrow

    Heisengrow Well-Known Member

    I have 12 airports that sit in the corner,they dry out to fast and need to be baby sat to often,regular pots gave me better plants.
    I dont grow in dirt any more I just use them for seed starting and making moms.
     
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    ajtallin

    ajtallin Member

    @letstry @Heisengrow I like ur comments about the air pots especially since u've had direct experience with them. The funny thing is the the reasons u have above are some of the reasons I went this route. I felt it would maybe give me more "room for error" when I made some newbie mistakes. Because it dries quicker, the if I over water, I felt the plants would be able to breathe sooner due to them likely drying up faster and with them air pruning, I thought that would make the mistake of choosing the wrong final pot size less problematic by preventing them from getting root bound. I can see how it would require more of my time but being new, I don't think that's an issue cause us newbs can't seem to leave our ladies alone lol

    Finally, I REALLY want to eventually change to a hydroponics system (not settled on which yet :p) in the future. It's just that the info pointing to having much less room for error cause the water/nuts r literally being given to the plants directly while hearing that soil and to a lesser extent soilless was a little for forgiving, I was all for that :) I want to fully understand how the plants r "talking" to me so that's one less thing to worry about when taking on hydroponics! It will definitely be the way I go in the future cause IMO the pros definitely outweigh the cons

    Cheers

    #cancanngrow
     
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    Heisengrow

    Heisengrow Well-Known Member

    You cant over water if you just lift up the pots and see how heavy,wait for them to get light than lift them after you water.will give you a quick idea of when to water.
    I noticed when I stopped giving a shit about my dirt plants they always looked the best.
    You always want about 20 percent of what you put in to come out.it helps bring in fresh oxyegen and also flushes out old built up salts.
    Dont worry about runoff and testing ph and all that bullshit.its not worth the hassle.
     
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    ajtallin

    ajtallin Member

    Here's my latest video journal where I give an update on the status of each plant. Although most are doing well, I feel that there are some signs of potential issues the leaves are telling me on some plants. For those you are able to watch, I'd love to hear your thoughts on what the leaves are telling me.

    Cheers

    #cancanngrow

     
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    Heisengrow

    Heisengrow Well-Known Member

    Twisting is normal on first set of leaves.watch the cotyledons.they will tell u the health of the plant.yours dont look bad.
    Cool video man.
     
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    ajtallin

    ajtallin Member

    Thx for ur insight on them brotha! I'm glad to hear that from what you see, there's not much for concern at this point :mrgreen: I will continue to monitor them and let u know if they take a turn in the wrong direction.

    Thx man and I appreciate u looking in (:

    Cheers

    #cancanngrow
     

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