Hey there, Thanks for droppin into my new grow journal for my medical garden. I just restarted my garden after being down more than a year due to... snitch related buggery. I am doing this journal not to teach, because I barely tread water as a grower, but more just to share, learn and, above all, keep myself accountable to my garden. Back on Overgrow in the early 00's I did a journal and those were my best, most meticulous grows. Right now I have some plant health issues solely related to my disinterest in the garden and having my attention elsewhere. So, yeah, trying to get my shit together, mayne. BTW, I preemptively invite all who pass through to post freely in this thread about whatever you like. Criticisms and advice are welcome, I'm trying to improve my game. I'll probably even use this place as a psychiatrists office, save my damn money. Anyway, guess gotta start somewhere. The garden in it's new form is roughly 50sqf lit by 3600w in the form of 600w x 6. There are 3 large Adjustawings reflectors with 1x 600w HPS and 1x 600w MH under each. I'm growing in 70/30 coco/perlite in 9L hempy buckets, feeding H&G nutes etc. Usually my plants stay pretty healthy but currently the Peyote Criticals in the room are unhappy, yellowing and dropping leaves quite early. Upped the nutes but that seemed to worsen the problem. Just can't reign them back in totally but they are still budding fairly nicely at the moment so, you know, not too worried about it. This is a grow to get me back on my stash feet again. I got no stash, smoking old C grade from my freezer. Next grow I will rock some decent genetics, but for this grow I am running former freebie seeds I still had. Barneys Farm Peyote Critical is the main plant in the garden. The mother plus a handful of her cuts which are 7 days or so behind the mum in flower. She's just now starting to purple up ever so slightly. Smells of sweet coffee & leather. Should be decent enough flowers until I can get some real fire rocking in here. Theres a Nirvana WR, absolute rubbish. I grew it in the early 00s and it was fire, greasy indica. This specimen is a very unimpressive sat dom. Also a Critical + in the garden. The most interesting plant is the THSeeds Underdawg OG. This is the smoke I am anticipating the most from this round. Seems like a nice plant but hard to tell as I stunted it's growth and it stayed short as a MFer. Unnaturally short, same with the Critical +. I accidentally smothered them with Gnatnix top dressing. I put it on as a preventative against gnats but as I was doing it I noticed how much powder was mixed in the granules and thought this can't be right but ignored my instinct like a dumbass and it basically caked up and smothered, and kept too wet, my plants for some time until I pulled my head out of my arse and figured out what was up. So yeah, if you use that stuff, don't be a dick like me, rinse it first. Fuck I can ramble on, eh? Okay, couple pics for now: overall shot of the room & my sexy ferrari red floor fan. My ballasts and shit. And my old Vaportek Optimum 4000 smell thingy still going strong at more than a decade old. That reminds me I have to order a new cartridge. Thing works beautifully and allows me to get away without a carbon filter. This is the star of the garden. She's a single seed freebie Peyote Critical (Peyote Purple x Critical Kush) in a 15L hempy bucket. She is at Day 32F. Just now starting to show a bit of purp in the buds. Most of the plants in this pic are cuts from the Peyote Critical and are about 7-8 days behind their mother. These plants are heavily pruned and defoliated. This is the first time I am experimenting with this sort of brutality with the plants. I learned in the 'never cut a leaf off' school so it's hard to stomach the amount of butchery I have to do but I am loving the results I am having. You can see I've got lock out or something on the Peyote Criticals... I just haven't been able to keep them healthy. I am kind of out of practice and have some old bad habits creeping up but I am determined to get back to growing at a decent level.