Hello everyone, thanks for stopping by. I will be posting the progress of this grow to this thread so if you want to follow along, that'd be great. Feel free to post comments or questions, so long as it stays on topic with the grow. Ultimately, this journal is just a way for me to document things with the added bonus of maybe helping someone else out, as well as others helping me out. Some backstory before I get down to the technical aspects of the grow. I initially had these plants in MG seedling starter mix. I noticed several different symptoms after several days indicating something was wrong (leaf disfigurement, yellowing, stunted growth). I had failed to test the pH of the soil before planting the germinated seeds. I did that, and the runoff was 4.7, and the slurry test was 4.7. I quickly got them transplanted to a better medium and the plants started to rebound within 24 hours. Needless to say, that shit took its toll, but they are recovering nicely. So that's why some of them look like they had a rough start. They did, and that's also why they aren't bigger for their age. The Nitty Gritty: -Five plants total; 2 feminized White Gold (White Widow x Himalaya Gold) and three regulars that were freebies that have The Church and DeadheadOG genetics (that will be interesting). One of the motivations behind this journal, is good luck finding a White Gold grow journal. There are plenty of great smoke reviews, but no grow journals. Also, The Church x DeadheadOG doesn't even have a name yet, lol. I suppose they were oops babies. -1000w MH/HPS dimmable ballast -Fox Farm Ocean Forest in 7 gallon fabric pots. One pound extra earthworm castings added to each, as well as 25-30% extra perlite. -No added nutrients for now, but I am leaning towards the AN line. *** (Is it advisable to fertilize on top of FFOF soil for the first several weeks anyway?) -Water comes from the tap at 7.5, pH'd down to 6.5. 100MG of Vitamin C is added to every 5 gallons of water to eliminate the chloramines. I haven't read any solid evidence that chloramines hurt a grow, but it's just so easy to add in 100mg of Vitamin C. Currently, I water about 16 ounces of water every two, two and a half days. -Air temperature in-tent ranges from 73f to 81f (22.7c - 27.2c), depending on the time of day. Humidity stays right around 35-40. I would like it higher, but they seem to be quite happy as is. Ambient temperature (room the tent is in) is 70f. The tent temp. should improve once I upgrade to all 6 inch ducting and equipment soon, and add the equipment I have now as active intake. -Running the ballast at 600 watts currently, 16 inches from plant tops. Running a moderate size air-cooled hood that vents outdoors. Will switch it over to 1000 when the time is right. -I will be following "LBH's Famous ScrOG Tutorial" when the time comes. Two of these plants are on their fourth node, and I will be topping those two when the 5th node gets about 1/4-1/2 inch tall, then LST'ing all the branches down. My goals: To learn as much as possible. Your first MJ grow is the best teacher one can have. You can read until your eyes bleed, but the real learning starts as soon as your hands get dirty. Interesting fact, I am OK with marijuana, but it makes me feel weird. Great around people I trust. Fun times to be had. But I am growing this out to be able to help my father. I know he used to smoke back before I was born. Now, he's come into some health problems and I want to help him feel better. With that said, I want to know that what he's smoking (if he even accepts) was cultivated with love and care. I'd be happy with a half pound. No real yield goals. It'd be nice to have more than that to give away as gifts, but I don't have many 420-friendly friends IRL. Something tells me I will if I start giving out cannabis LoL. Alright, enough of the babble. Here are the first pics I'm going to start with for this journal. Center: White Gold Feminized, bottom right, White Gold feminized. The rest are The Church x DeadheadOG Going one at a time..... Some of them aren't as developed because I completely butchered the transplant. Thought the soil was loose on the bottom but it wasn't, and it just cut the roots right off. Like I said, first grow is the best teacher. I won't make that mistake again. I'm seeing some super tight nodes. Some interesting growth to be observed on a few of the plants. I dare say mutation at this point due to the trauma they went through earlier on. This is two weeks from dry seed. Thanks for taking the time to stop by!