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  1. Hi People, Here we go again finally it's that time of year again when we can harness the sun to grow our supplies, Prefer to grow outdoors as so many spectrums in the sun, which gives the end results a more varied high as the plants are given the chance to develop to there full potential. I have started last night by popping 2 of the seeds in to a glass of water at room temperature. I soaked them and removed them from the glass today. They are now sitting on a bed of paper towel in a warm cupboard. I have planted the 3rd directly into the soil an watered them lightly with the same room temp water,they to are in a warm cupboard. I wanted to see if it was quicker to germinate them way suggested on the GHS page, but will run a more comprehensive test when the indoor season starts again. I will be using Easy mix again for my grow provided by the local growshop. My friend has been meening to get them for a while so was a nice surprise when I got home to 200 litre's in front of my broken car. Didn't fancy the bus! Bit of a google translate job on the ingredients, sure one of the dutch speaking growers may have a better idea. veenmosveen - sphagnum peat turfstrooisel - peat litter woormenhumus - Worm molds/casts Pumic Stone - similar to perlite bemesting van n-p-k meststoffen en sporenelementen - fertilization of npk fertilizers and trace elements Dutch class over! i will be potting them in small 1 litre tubs then move them within a week to 17litre tubs (see pic). The 17litres won't fit in the mini greenhouse so thats why they are going in the smaller pots first. I will also use 3-5 cm of Clay pebbles in the bigger pots. Once sprouted and in the pots the mini greenhouse will go straight to the garden, unless temps going below 10 then they will go in the kitchen window. I like to get them out asap harden the little beggars up. That's about it for now. I do intend splitting the stems once they are bigger , slows growth for a little while, but makes the lower stems much stronger. Top tip from Dr.Green's Instagreen feed. A few pictures of my kit and freshly painted outdoor grow room. Quick question Mods, can i also show my 2 Kalashnikova Auto in this report as have 2 of them also going outside. Will stop the wife complaining about lack of plants in the garden.
  2. Wanted to share a few pictures of this freak Kalashnikova Autoflower , has been topped once and is 200cm tall . Had a handful of seeds I found in the Kalashnikova auto I grew outside last year. 78 days old today.
  3. Enough talk of a journal, time to start one!! Here are the basic plans, some pictures, as well as my journal chronicling what has been happening over the past 9 days. Tonight they are being moved into their new bigger 23 L homes and I will have an updated post with pictures of the procedure soon. I wish everyone in the cup the best of luck and hope that I can provide both an informative and entertaining journal for all to read/view, and once again showcase the awesomeness of the Greenhouse Powderfeed! Peace GHSC Autoflower Cup Grow – 4 Strains – 6 plants Seeds: 2 x Super Critical Auto 2 x Sweet Mango Auto 1 x Northern Lights Auto 27/05/2013 - ** One NLA did not sprout so I am going to germinate 1 Big Bang Auto tonight. 1 x Big Bang Auto Growing media: Jiffy™ Peat starter pots – will transplant to 23 L pots once rooted in Jiffy’s 23 L pots - Pro Mix™ High Porosity/Grodan™ Growchunks/Hydrotron™ clay pellets @ approx. 40/40/20 mix Lighting: 18 hours on and 6 hours off entire grow Seedlings : 2 x Sunblaster™ T5 fluorescent - hung vertically on each side of the LED and angled towards the seedlings 1 x Sunshine Systems LED ** Lights will be kept a fair distance away as I am going for a mixed spectrum here not a ton of intensity Vegetation: 4 x 28W Sunshine Systems™ LED’s Flower: The 600W Hortilux Super HPS bulb w/cool tube reflector will be added once they are getting closer to flowering + 4 x LED’s Ventilation: Intake – (will be added once they are in the 23 L pots) via a 4 inch (10 cm), 176 cfm (300 M3/hr) Typhoon™ inline fan with a Mountain Air carbon filter attached on the intake end to provide some protection against fungi or bacteria etc. from entering the tent. This is new as so far I have relied only on passive intake, but I believe this could definitely improve yield. Extraction – via a 6 inch (15 cm), 280 cfm (475 M3/hr) CK™ inline fan with Mountain Air filter Water, Nutrients & Additives: Seedling transplant: All plants will receive Botanicare™ ZHO (Rhizosphere root inoculant w/trichoderma & mychorrizae) at transplant to 23 L pots Water & Nutrients: All plants will receive R/O (reverse osmosis) water + Botanicare™ Cal-Mag Plus and GHSC™ Mother’s Powderfeed once they are rooted and into 23 L pots until signs of flowering at which point they will be switched to the GHSC Hybrid Powderfeed. Unfortunately I don’t having any Indica powderfeed (other than 2 x 20 g sample packs that I will try out) which is recommended for autos but I was happy with the results once I started using the Hybrid feed last auto grow and hopefully using the Powderfeed from start to finish this time will only improve things. Additives will be used but not 100% sure which ones yet. And again, I will also use ZEO2™ CO2 producing pads for now, but am looking into other CO2 producing sources/methods for small spaces and this may change during the grow. 19/05/13 GERMINATION: Soaked seeds at 7:11 pm 19/05/13 in mineral water EC of 0.66, pH 6.8, temp @ 19 degrees to start, temperature should rise a few degrees. Glasses were placed in a box sealed from light and on top of the fridge where it will stay consistently warm. **EDIT** Having done more research, and having done this with the last Big Bang seed, I will in the future germinate with r/o water + tiny bit of Cal - Mag with EC no higher than 0.15, & pH @ 5.5. I was lazy and didn't pH and should have, and mineral water or not 0.66 is waay too high to germinate seeds considering they have all that they need in the seed to germinate. 20/05/2013 PLANTING: I opened the box 18 hrs later to find some seeds split their shell and others hadn’t. What is disturbing is that the water in each glass had a film on top of it L I used spring water that I’d opened a few months ago and sealed again, but with nothing persistent in the water to disinfect it (like chlorine in drinking water) something must have grown in it. I really should have known better with what I’ve learned in my water course in school and should have used fresh unopened spring water. I am hoping for the best but I fear the worst and I may need to purchase new seeds this coming weekend when I go to the Treating Yourself Expo in Toronto and start over if they don’t sprout into healthy little seedlings. Currently using one LED panel 18 inches directly above jiffys to germinate – with 2 x T5 Sunblaster fluorescents hanging vertically and angled towards the jiffy’s waiting to add mixed spectrum once they sprout and are a few days old. Once they are moved into their 23L homes I will have all 4 LED’s running until they are strong enough to add the 600W HPS Lights on 18 hrs: Room temp = 25 - 26°C rH = 55 % LED Light Height – 45 cm’s (18 inches) T5 = 23 cm’s (9 inches) from seedlings on the end Lights off 6 hrs: Room temp = 21°C rH = 65 % 21/05/13 No change 22/05/13 Today I added a heated seedling mat (* a new one, the old one would burn em up if not careful) to speed up the process a little I can see one SMA baby making her way up so far – I planted them a little deeper this time to help give them enough distance/friction to shed the seed and keeping them nice and moist while doing so. Having to spray and pry them off works but not always and having them worked off naturally is much preferred. @ 8:30 - one of each auto is showing signs of sprouting Lights on 18 hrs: Room temp = 23 °C Temp at base of jiffy pellets = 27 – 28 °C rH in room = 60 % average 23/05/13 @ 6 pm- approximately 77 hours after planting Sweet Mango Auto’s – both have split their shell and the bent stems are surfaced with cotyledons on their way up Super Critical Auto’s – Both have sprouted fully and look healthy Northern Lights Auto – one baby sprouted fully with healthy cotyledons, but 1st true leaves tips are looking white, I will keep an eye on her. The 2nd hasn’t shown signs of much yet so we will see. Watered - mixed new water: reverse osmosis w/small amount of Cal-Mag Plus EC = 0.4 pH = 5.5 Temp = 21 °C @ 8 pm - Now that almost all have sprouted and most have visible taproots I turned off heated mat, and turned on small ceramic oscillating heater to maintain proper temperature air temperature around 25 – 27. I want to get them into their new 23 L homes a lot quicker than the last autos and plan on transplanting them on Sunday or Monday most likely (in 3 – 4 days). Also started using the large humidifier to maintain target rH – around 65 – 70% for my set-up at this stage. Lights on 18 hrs: Room temp = 25 - 26 °C rH in room = 60 – 68 % 24/05/13 Status: Sweet Mango Auto’s – Both sprouted fully and with the exception of the very tips of the 1st true leaves looking a little white they look healthy. Super Critical Auto’s – Continue to grow 1st leaves and taller Northern Lights Auto – Still only the 1 baby sprouted outta 2, positive news is 1st true leaves looking more green and less brown and growing quickly. ** Going to buy a 5 pack of GHSC auto seeds this weekend, just not sure which ones yet, and may have 4 autoflower strains in the tent this time – maybe Big Bang? After time spent thinking about the cause of white tips on the first true leaves of some plants I considered that it is very unlikely that the autoflower seed-stock, especially of the new strains, would be very old and soaking them could create excess moisture causing the issue? Just a thought and maybe I’m wrong and it probably has to do with whatever was in the germination water – I’m sure these strong plants will fight anything nasty, crossing my fingers. LED Light Height = 40 cm’s (16 inches) Lights on 18 hrs: Room temp = 26 - 27 °C rH in room = 65-70 % Lights off 6 hrs: Room temp = 21°C rH = 65 – 70 % 27/05/13 – 4 days since sprouting Growth has been moving along nicely for the 5 babies. Second true leaves are already visible and the initial issues with white tips on some are already becoming a thing of the past. Taproots are visible as well as multiple feeder roots, especially on the Super Criticals. I’m going to wash up the 23 L pots tonight and transplant them in the next couple of days so as not to slow the rapid growth down. Tonight I’m also going to soak a Big Bang auto seed to take the place of the NLA seed that didn’t germinate, it’s my first try at growing 4 different strains together, and my first try at growing the Big Bang Auto last Auto grow I did 8 plants and 3 strains. Mixed new water: Reverse Osmosis (r/o) water +Cal Mag Plus to 0.4 EC + GHSC Mother’s Powderfeed to 0.6 EC total. pH = 5.6 Temp = 22 °C @ 10:45 pm – soaked a Big Bang Auto seed in r/o water + a few drops of Cal – Mag Plus = 0.20 EC & temperature @ 21 ° C. Placed in a light proof box in the grow room where it is about 25 – 26 °C LED Light Height = 35 cm’s (14 inches) T5 – 23 cm’s (9 inches) Lights on 18 hrs: Room temp = 25-27 °C rH in room = 65-75 % Lights off 6 hrs: Room temp = 22 °C rH = 70– 78 % 28/05/13 Planted a Big Bang auto seed after soaking it for 18 hrs in r/o water + Cal Mag Plus @ 0.30 EC & pH @ 6.0. Trying out a clear glass over top of the Jiffy to help improve rH and maintain a higher humidity around it until it sprouts. There are a number of gaps between the glass and the seedling tray which will allow some air exchange Noticed a few small orange/brown spots on the one Super C. auto and the Northern Lights auto. I don’t think it is anything serious and growth continues nicely. I am going to consider transplanting them tomorrow.
  4. Here is a couple picture of the cheese that I have harvested today any feedback is welcome
  5. I would like to know if anyone else had difficulty stabilising Ph using clay balls and powderfeed with an air pump in the reservoir.
  6. The “learn from your mistakes” grow!! – 28 days from seed This grow has been a rough one from the start with a decent amount of my own mistakes and various mishaps, on top of being swamped with school and homelife, and that has meant that this crop has not had nearly the attention it deserves and has definitely suffered. As you will see from the pictures, these plants are definitely not where they could be at this stage for a number of reasons that are in the details of the journal. I just hope that I learn from this rough beginning and don't repeat the mistakes that are in my control again. That said, you will notice a very strong Super Lemon Haze that I f’ed up FIM’ing (I know, how do you screw up a FIM?), a strong El Nino, and then in the rear a Trainwreck and a second Super Lemon Haze that both have had a really rough start but have seen much improvement since transplant into non compromised soil (read further ahead in the journal if interested in the moldy Pro Mix!). Even though not a contest I’ve still kept track when I can of what has been happening for my own sake, and for anyone who actually enjoys the often boring dirty details. Please don’t follow exactly what I’ve done, as I said and want to repeat, I made lots of mistakes this time around and I hope that others can learn from them!! There are not many pictures yet, I will pick up the pace on those once flowering has set in. Speaking of flowering, haven’t 100% decided how much longer to veg them, I definitely want the roots to start to fill the 23 L pots before I switch em over though, so at least another 1 or 2 weeks. This time will also allow them to catch up to where they should be. I may have to do some bending and training of the bigger SLH as things progress. Enjoy the few pictures and the tons of details (as always ) for those interested. I will take more pictures of course as they get bigger and into flower..not much to see right now Peace ** IMPORTANT** - PPM's MEASURED AND STATED USING THE 0.1 EC = 70 PPM "TRUNCHEON" CONVERSION Seeds (Surviving ones): 2 x Super Lemon Haze 1 x Trainwreck 1 x El Nino Growing media: Jiffy™ Peat starter pots 3.5 L pots – Pro Mix HP/Grodan Growcubes/Hydrotron clay pellets 23 L pots - Pro Mix™ High Porosity/Grodan™ Growchunks/Hydrotron™ clay pellets @ approx. 40/40/20 mix Lighting: Early Vegetation: 18/6 with 28W Sunshine Systems™ LED’s + Sunblaster T5 fluorescents Once established & Flowering: 18/6 with brand new 600W Hortilux super HPS bulb (more blue in spectrum) enclosed in a cool tube reflector, plus 4 x LEDS Ventilation: Intake (once tent is closed)- 4 inch (10 cm), 176 cfm (300 M3/hr) Typhoon™ inline fan with a Mountain Air carbon filter attached on the intake end to provide some protection against fungi or bacteria etc. from entering the tent. Extraction – via a 6 inch (15 cm), 280 cfm (475 M3/hr) CK™ inline fan with Mountain Air filter Water, Nutrients & Additives: Transplant: Botanicare™ ZHO (Rhizosphere root inoculant w/trichoderma & mycorrhizae) Water & Nutrients: I use the full line of GHSC Powderfeed as a base nutrient then use additives which I feel help in specific ways and compliment the PF. Full strength additives are almost never used, and the plants main source of nutrition is the PF. Vegetation - R/O (reverse osmosis) water + GHSC™ Mother’s Powderfeed as a base nutrient + Botanicare™ Cal-Mag Plus (required when using reverse osmosis water) + Advanced Nutrients B-52 + DNF™ Enhance (pine oil) + DNF Potassium Silicate Flowering – R/O water + GHSC Short Flowering PF (El Nino); GHSC Hybrid PF (Trainwreck); GHSC Long Flowering PF (Super Lemon Hazes) + Cal-Mag Plus + Advanced Nutrients B-52 (during weeks 3 – 6 of flowering + DNF™ Enhance, Advanced Nutrients™ Overdrive, DNF™ Carbo Logic + Advanced Nutrients Sensizym + DNF Potassium Silicate Boost Buddy CO2 boost bag – Trying this out instead of the CO2 pads as it is much cheaper and simpler, but I am doubtful as to how well it will perform. 18/10/13 @ 7:30 pm soaked beans: 2 x Super Lemon Haze, 2 x Trainwreck, 1 x El Nino Water: Reverse Osmosis + a few drops of Cal-Mag Plus to enable measurement of pH ppm = 140 pH’d to 6.1 w/toothpick and pH Down 19/10/13 @ 7:30 pm - Planted in 230 ppm/0.32 EC (r/o + cal-mag plus) soaked peat pellets @ 5.6 pH Dome fully closed for maximum humidity, temperature @ 26.5°C 21/10/13 Added seedling CO2 pad Leaving the light on to add heat until 1st baby sprouts then I will set the timer. @7:30 pm – 48 hours after planting 1 slh & 1 TW have sprouted 22/10/13 Woke this morning to find the 2nd SLH sprouted fully; waiting on the 2nd TW and the EL Nino. Watering the ‘unborn’ peat pellets when necessary with 0.17 EC, pH 5.6 r/o water achieved via a little bit of Cal-Mag plus. - @ 7:30 pm: 72 hrs after planting the El Nino baby is born! 4/5 sprouted. - Watering the seedlings with r/o water + Cal-mag plus @ 250 ppm /0.35 EC, pH @ 5.5 Temp = 25.5 – 26.5 w/lights on rH = 50 % 23/10/13 The2nd Trainwreck baby sort of sprouted, grew a tiny taproot but was not healthy and would not open so in the garbage she goes and RIP. Soaking a 2nd El Nino seed for 6 hrs then going to try planting in a rockwool starter cube this time that I got off a buddy to try instead of the usual peat pellets. I’ve had good success with the peat pellets with only 2 or 3 seeds lost out of 29 (if I’m counting correctly) but have read negative things about them in numerous places and I would like to try some new ideas. Soaked rockwool cube in r/o water adjusted to 0.35 EC/245 ppm w/Cal Mag Plus, pH @ 5.6 & planted El Nino seed after a 7 hour soak. 24/10/13 Lights on enviro: Temp = 25°C rH = 40 – 45% I’ve been reading multiple places that say you don’t need any higher than 55% max to veg weed, but rH has been a little too low. I’m trying out a smaller ultrasonic style humidifier that is having a hard time keeping up, since I’ve had to return the large wick-style one I keep using twice and it’s screwed up again so this would be 3 units. They don’t handle being close to heat sources (ie. portable heaters) very well. 26/10/13 – 4th day since sprouting ***NOTE TO SELF FOR NEXT GROW!! THIS IS AROUND WHERE I SHOULD HAVE STARTED VERY LIGHTLY WITH THE POWDERFEED TO ADD SOME PHOSPHOROUS AND OTHER BENEFICIAL NUTES – ONCE MULTIPLE ROOTS SHOWED The 2 SLH, 1 Trainwreck, 1 El nino babies all are looking very healthy with multiple root tips already showing through the bottom of the pellets Mixed new feed water: r/o water + Cal Mag plus + pH down 300 ppm (0.42 EC) & pH @ 5.6 Lights on temp. = 25 - 26°C rH = 45 - 50% Lights off temp. = 22°C rH = 55% 27/10/13 Some light coloured spots developing on the 1st true leaves of the Trainwreck and the SLH#2, hopefully nothing serious. Hung and opened the Boost Buddy CO2 bag above the plants. I will see how well it works compared to the pads. 28/10/13 - The 2nd El Nino has sprouted! 29/10/13 – 7 days since sprouting TRANSPLANT – Both SLH, 1 x TW & 1 x El Nino transplanted Step 1 – Soaked Grodan™ rockwool Growcubes (smaller ones for 3.5 L pot) for 30 mins in r/o water + Cal Mag Plus @ 1 mL/L x 7 L = 7 mL ppm 280 Advanced Nutrients B-52 @ 0.75 mL/L x 7 L = 5 mL ppm 60 GHSC Mother’s PF @ 0.1 g/L x 7 L = 0.7 g ppm 120 pH: 5.6 Total: ppm 460 Step 2 – Soaked Hydrotron clay pellets in r/o water + nutes for 15 minutes and agitated a few times to wash thoroughly and clean sediment from pellets then drained Cal Mag Plus @ 0.75 mL/L x 6 L = 6 mL (EC 0.3) ppm 220 pH: 5.6 Total (EC: 0.3) Step 3 – Added dry Pro-mix HP and mixed 50/50 with Grodan rockwool Growcubes, watered to drain with: Cal-Mag Plus @ 1 mL/L x 10 L = 10 mL (EC 0.40) ppm 270 DNF Enhance pine oil @ 0.5 mL/L x 10 L = 5 mL (EC: 0.03) 20 ppm Advanced Nutrients B-52 @ 0.5 mL/L x 10 L = 5 mL (EC 0.08) 50 ppm GHSC Mother’s @ 0.15 g/L x 10 L = 1.5 g 160 ppm pH @ 5.6 Total ppm: 500 Temp: 21 °C Step 4- Lined the bottom of the 3.5 L pots with a double layer of Hydrotron pellets Step 5 - Filled the pots with soiless /growcube mix leaving room for the peat pellet/seedling and a top layer of hydrotron Step 6 - Sprinkled ¼ tsp as per directions of Botannicare ZHO root inoculant (mychorrizae, trichoderma, amino acid) in circular area where seedling was to be placed Step 7 – Cut mesh from top of peat pellets and rolled down ¼ of the way down the pellet so water penetrates and reaches root ball. Step 8 - Placed pellet in pot on top of sprinkled ZHO and filled in with Promix/growcube mix then topped with light layer of hydrotron Step 9 – Watered around pellet with same nutrient mix as Pro-mix wetting Step #3 **used about 70/30 mix of rockwool cubes to soiless this time. Added 2nd LED with T5’s hanging vertically as side lighting. The spots on the two seedlings continue to spread a little. They have lots of roots so I’m hoping they just wanted a bigger home and that the transplant helps them 30/10/13 El nino #2 is looking great in the rockwool cube, taproot is showing through the bottom of the cube. The plants already look like they love the transplant with the SLH#1 and EL Nino both reaching high for the leaves and both showing excellent growth. The new leaves on the 2 “spotted” plants look great and they also show decent growth overnight. Mixed water for El nino seedling: r/o water + Cal-Mag Plus + pH down Ppm = 300 pH = 5.6 Temp = 20 ** Note: El nino seedling water got higher ppm than the others, @ 300 ppm it’s the same as my tap water but with a different form of Calcium and Magnesium than in tap water, one much more available to the plants. 02/11/13 – Main group @ Day 11 since sprout The spotted SLH#2 is coming around the best out of the two strugglers, but the spotted TW is still smallish and struggling the most. With less healthy leaf tissue to photosynthesize I think it is holding it back. The good news is that new growth is healthy with the 2nd set of true leaves looking good, she is just on the small side for now. 03/11/2013 – El Nino is 6 days old The SLH#1 and EL Nino #1 are both thriving in their new pots and are quite large compared to the other 2, but even they even have a tiny bit of spotting on the leaf fringes. I think I might have ideas about what could have caused the problems: By day 4 I should have added a tiny bit of Mothers PF and lowered the Cal-Mag a little to add phosphorous etc. – MOST LIKELY the CAUSE AND NEED TO REMEMBER FOR NEXT GROW!! The rH was too low causing issues with uptake of calcium and magnesium MY LAZYNESS – I was mixing water and using it 48 hours later, maybe even 72 hrs once. And although it is only Cal-Mag Plus, it is best to mix fresh water every watering, at least every 24 hours. Being seedlings they deserve better treatment than adult plants and I would never premix water like that as the nutrient ions could possibly come out of solution after a certain period. I won’t do this again. Cleanliness and sterilization – nothing big, again lazy/busy in this area ie. hand washing, cleaning AND sterilizing tools etc. Things you take for granted until something goes wrong. It’s been 3 days since the main taproot showed through the bottom of the el nino rockwool cube and shes very healthy but still no other roots. I would like to see a few more poke through before I transplant them. After some reading, I should be letting the cube dry out a little more before I water it, and she is super green so no more than 220 - 250 ppm is probably good since rockwool pretty much gives up all the food to the roots with its excellent cat ion exchange properties **ALSO SEE BELOW UNDER “DISSAPOINTED IN MYSELF” ** DISSAPOINTED IN MYSELF – I forgot one of the bigger things that I learned last grow L: I noticed now that last grow the PF was started very lightly by the 4th day of growth with the Big Bang plant and I was trying to model the feedings in this grow somewhat around it..damn L The PF has phosphorous, Cal Mag plus has none. I’ve started the El Nino #2 on light PF as of today at 6 days, I hope it helps. This could be reason for the spots and issues with the 4 main seedlings before I transplanted as well, and I ‘m also noticing a bit of bluish colour which could be phosphorous deficiency. I’m staying calm, carrying on and hoping for the best. LOTS OF LESSONS TO BE LEARNED AND REMEMBERED AND I’M FEELING VERY MUCH LIKE A NEWB RIGHT NOW! Sometimes it is good to remember you still have lots to learn BUT I should have taken more time to look over my notes from my last regular photo grow if I’m gonna take the time to keep them L Mixed up 500 mL new water for El Nino – now 6 days old: Cal – mag Plus to ppm = 220 GHSC Mother’s PF @ ppm = 80 pH = 5.5 Temperature = 20 °C Lights on temp. = 25 - 26°C rH = 45 - 50% - it was around 55% for a couple of days but it’s very dry outside again. Lights off temp. = 23°C rH = 55% 04/11/2013 – El Nino#2 is 7 days old – transplant time The El nino baby has nice fuzzy multiple roots now coming out the bottom of the cube and it’s time to put her in a 3.5 L pot. I’ve again made a few slight changes to the nutrients used at this step with slightly more Powderfeed going into step #3. Step 1 – Soaked Grodan™ rockwool Growcubes (smaller ones for 3.5 L pot) for 30 mins in r/o water + Cal Mag Plus @ 0.9 mL/L x 2 L = 1.8 mL ppm 240 Advanced Nutrients B-52 @ 0.5 mL/L x 2 L = 1 mL ppm 40 GHSC Mother’s PF @ 0.15 g/L x 2 L = 0.35 g ppm 180 pH: 5.6 Temp: 20 Total ppm 460 Step 2 – Soaked Hydrotron clay pellets in r/o water + nutes for 15 minutes and agitated a few times to wash thoroughly and clean sediment from pellets then drained Cal Mag Plus @ 0.75 mL/L x 6 L = 6 mL ppm 220 pH: 5.6 Total: ppm 220 Step 3 – Added dry Pro-mix HP and mixed 50/50 with Grodan rockwool Growcubes, watered to drain with: Cal-Mag Plus @ 0.9 mL/L x 2 L = 1.8 mL 240 ppm DNF Enhance pine oil @ 1 mL/L x 2 L = 2 mL 30 ppm Advanced Nutrients B-52 @ 0.5 mL/L x 2 L = 1 mL 50 ppm GHSC Mother’s @ 0.15 g/L x 2 L = 0.3 g 200 ppm pH @ 5.6 Total ppm: **520 Temp: 21 °C ** used a little too much PF, diluted to 470 ppm with r/o **Bad news – gonna be one of those crops While transplanting the El nino#2 I noticed the smell of the ProMix was more musty than normal, and there was a bit of moisture it seemed between the outside of the bale and the package, the area that was already opened looked ok so I went ahead with it. Keep in mind this is the bale I opened about 4 or 5 months ago but I didn’t use much of it (maybe 10 L out of 109 L) and thought it would be ok to store and use but I decided it would be best to throw it out and purchase new Promix after the transplant. $32.99 isn’t worth a ruined crop. When I took it outside and cut open the entire bale to spread it out I noticed mildew or mold growing on the compacted outside of the bale L So, I basically transplanted the 5 plants into compromised Pro-Mix. Very shitty and I can only hope that the entire bale isn’t full of it. My second hope is that I used Botanicare ZHO mychorrhizae /trichoderma root inoculant at transplant and that this stuff beats out any nasty fungus that might be present. They will all get another dose in about 1.5 weeks at next transplant, as well as new Pro-Mix HP + Grow chunks. I’m also going to foliar spray the leaves with the DNF Enhance pine oil additive at half the recommended strength for foliar to start. It is specifically used to fight pathogens in the plant tissue and is supposed to be good for seedlings even. Misted the plants at lights on with/ Reverse osmosis water + DNF Enhance pine oil @ 0.7 mL/L x 1 L = 0.7 mL pH = 6.8 Temp. = 21 ppm = too low to read *Raised the LEDs up to 60 cm until the leaves were dry Added 3rd LED and set up the 2 T5 Sunblasters vertically on either side of the LEDS, also angled the outer LEDs slightly towards the centre. 06/11/13 – Main group of 4 plants are 15 days old Today is the 1st water since transplanting the main group 8 days ago. Watered Trainwreck, El Nino#1, SLH#1 & #2 each w/ 1 L r/o water + Botanicare Cal Mag Plus @ 0.9 mL/L x 4 L = 3.5 mL ppm: 260 DNF Enhance pine oil @ 1 mL/L x 4 L = 4 mL ppm: 40 Advanced Nutrients B-52 @ 0.5 mL/L x 4 L = 2 mL ppm: 50 GHSC Mother’s Powderfeed @ 0.25 g/L x 4 L = 1 g ppm: 260 Drops of Phosphoric acid (pH down) Temperature: 20°C pH: 5.6 Total ppm: 610 Plant Run-off pH Run-off ppm SLH#1 6.2 950 SLH#2 6.3 930 El Nino#1 6.3 950 Trainwreck 6.4 950 07/11/13 There hasn’ a lot of growth up top from El nino #2 since the transplant. I’m concerned that either it was transplanted a little too soon and there weren’t quite enough roots, or that the soiless peat surrounding the rockwool cube is wicking the moisture away from the rockwool cube and root ball which from what I’ve read is a common problem when transplanting from rockwool to soil or soiless. Watered rockwool cube of El Nino#2 w/ r/o water + Botanicare Cal Mag Plus @ 0.9 mL/L x 500 mL = 0.45 mL ppm: 260 Advanced Nutrients B-52 @ 1 mL/L x 500 mL = 0.5 mL ppm: 100 GHSC Mother’s Powderfeed @ 0.15 g/L x 500 mL = 0.075 g ppm: 40 Temperature: 20°C pH: 5.6 Total ppm: 400 FIM’d SLH#1 @ 5th node: She is getting tall quickly, and the El Nino is staying short and squat true to her genetics. I figure it’s time to try some new tricks and control the SLH height at the same time. I may or may not FIM SLH#2 depending on how she does. She is a little behind her sister due to her struggles at the beginning with the spots. Lights on temp. = 25 - 27°C rH = 50% - 55% Lights off temp. = 23°C rH = 55% 10/11/13 – 21 days old Last night the 600W cool tube was installed and was set at 80 cm above the plants. It was lowered to 70 cm today and they seemed to respond well last overnight. The T5’s are being used horizontally right now as side lighting to help the lateral branching develop under the big fans. The LEDS will be added soon as well. Damn cat snuck downstairs and into the tent while doing the light install, I turned around and there he was having already taken a big bite outta two SLH#2 leaves L Every single crop he manages to get a taste somehow I’ve at least positioned the T5’s to take advantage of the leaves not shading as much of the lateral growth. I learned a hard lesson about transplanting seedlings too early from a rockwool cube into soilless. The little El nino was doing absolutely nothing and I tossed her out a few days ago. She didn’t have enough roots coming through the cube and the few that did started to rot. SO it will be a 4 plant grow it looks like. I was looking at rapid rooters at the hydro store and may try them next. The owner has had amazing results he says and they can be transplanted into soiless without worrying about water being wicked from them. Watered El Nino, SLH#1 each w/ 1.5 L r/o water + Botanicare Cal Mag Plus @ 1.25 mL/L x 3 L = 3.75 mL ppm: 300 DNF Enhance pine oil @ 1 mL/L x 3 L = 3 mL ppm: 30 Advanced Nutrients B-52 @ 0.75 mL/L x 3 L = 2.25 mL ppm: 80 GHSC Mother’s Powderfeed @ 0.45 g/L x 3L = 1.3 g ppm: 340 Potassium Silicate @ 0.125 mL/L x 3L = 0.4 mL ppm: 20 Drops of Phosphoric acid (pH down) Temperature: 20°C pH: 5.7 Total ppm: 770 Plant Run-off pH Run-off ppm SLH#1 6.2 1000 El Nino 6.2 1010 11/11/13 Watered Trainwreck & SLH#2 each w/ 2 L r/o water + Botanicare Cal Mag Plus @ 1 mL/L x 4 L = 4 mL ppm: 290 DNF Enhance pine oil @ 1 mL/L x 4 L = 4 mL ppm: 40 Advanced Nutrients B-52 @ 0.75 mL/L x 4 L = 3 mL ppm: 70 GHSC Mother’s Powderfeed @ 0.4 g/L x 4L = 1.5 g ppm: 340 Potassium Silicate @ 0.125 mL/L x 4L = 0.5 mL ppm: 20 Drops of Phosphoric acid (pH down) Temperature: 21°C pH: 5.5 Total ppm: 760 Plant Run-off pH Run-off ppm SLH#2 6.3 970 Trainwreck 6.2 1010 pH has really been rising, rH also has been down to around 45%, I need to get the bigger humidifier working, hopefully it just needs a new wick. TW & SLH#2 still are not anywhere near as robust as the El Nino and SLH#1 plants. It almost looks like overfert with leaves curling under a little and a dry paper feeling, but run-off numbers aren’t that high, so possibly the pH rising with the Pro Mix gone bad. After some reading I now also know that when the Pro-Mix got damp, it activated the lime which is part of the reason the pH is climbing so rapidly. I will see how they do over the next couple days after this feed, hopefully transplanting them later in the week will help. 12/11/2013 Now that the plants have had 2 days of HID light, 2 of the LED’s were added. 13/11/2013 – 24 days old Two days since last water for TW and SLH#2 and they look much improved. With the addition of the 2 LEDS all plants were nice and erect with leaves reaching for the lights. I’ve witnessed this every grow now with the LEDS, it is amazing the response they create in the plants. Lights on temp. = 26 - 27°C **rH = 40-45% Lights off temp. = 23°C rH = 55% ** still battling low rH with the lights on. I would be happy if I could get it up to 50% lights on. Once the plants get a bit bigger and I close up the tent I’m hoping the rH rises a little. By the time I get a new wick for the big humidifier I will want the rH to be 40% J Watered El Nino, SLH#1 each w/ 2 L r/o water + Botanicare Cal Mag Plus @ 0.75 mL/L x 4 L = 3 mL ppm: 230 Advanced Nutrients B-52 @ 1 mL/L 4 L = 4 mL ppm: 100 GHSC Mother’s Powderfeed @ 0.25 g/L x 4L = 1 g ppm: 280 Potassium Silicate @ 0.125 mL/L x 4L = 0.6 mL ppm: 40 Drops of Phosphoric acid (pH down) Temperature: 20°C pH: 5.7 Total ppm: 650 Plant Run-off pH Run-off ppm SLH#1 6.2 860 El Nino 6.2 870 14/11/2013 – 25 days old – Transplant time Step 1 – Soaked Grodan™ rockwool Growchunks (BIGGER THAN GROWCUBES) for 30 mins in r/o water + (made in 2 x 17 L batches) Cal Mag Plus @ 1.25 mL/L x 17 L = 19 mL ppm: 310 Advanced Nutrients B-52 @ 1 mL/L x 15 L = 15 mL ppm: 100 GHSC Mother’s PF @ 0.4 g/L x 15 L = 6 g ppm: 350 Potassium Silicate @ 0.125 mL/L x 15 L = 1.875 mL ppm: 40 pH @ 5.5 Temp: 22 Total ppm: 800 Step 2 – Mixed in the dry Pro-mix HP, 50/50 ratio with the pre-soaked Growchunks Step 3 - Lined the bottom of the 23 L pots with a nice layer of Hydrotron clay pellets Step 4 - Filled the pots with soiless /Growchunk mix leaving room for plants and a layer of Hydrotron on the bottom and watered to drain with r/o water + Cal-Mag Plus @ 1 mL/L x 12 L = 12 mL ppm: 280 Advanced Nutrients B-52 @ 0.75 mL/L x 12L = 9 mL ppm: 70 DNF Enhance @ 1 mL/L x 12 L = 12 mL ppm: 40 GHSC Mother’s PF @ 0.25 g/L x 12 L = 3 g ppm: 260 pH @ 5.5 Temp: 21 Total ppm: 640 Step 5 - Sprinkled ¼ tsp as per directions of Botannicare ZHO root inoculant (mychorrizae, trichoderma, amino acid) on the root ball and the circular area where plant was to be placed Step 6 - Placed plant in pot on top of sprinkled ZHO and filled in with Promix/growcube mix then topped with layer of hydrotron Step 7 – Watered around plant root ball with same nutrient mix formula from Step 4. Root ball was best formed and super healthy in the El Nino, then came the SLH#1, SLH#2, and the Trainwreck last with some decent roots formed still. They were definitely not root bound, but I think in the future I can still pot up to the 23L a little sooner even if they are healthy. Added the other 2 LED’s for a total of 4. One for each plant, they’re gonna need all the help they can get this grow. The addition of the large pots has added a little bit of much needed humidity to the room with the rH staying @ 49-51% It looks like my first attempt at FIM’ing on the SLH#1 was a total fail. It looks like I cut too much of the 4th node as well which served to slow down the growth of those leaves, and I didn’t cut enough of the 5th node to produce the proper hormone response to get multiple shoots. So at least it was a learning experience, and in the end it served its purpose of slowing the upper growth of the SLH#1 to keep it manageable and allow the others to catch up, and it allowed lateral growth to increase and all is not lost. By the time they get switched to flowering she will be recovered. FOR ANYONE WHO ACTUALLY MADE IT HERE READING AND IS STILL AWAKE..CONGRATULATIONS!! YOU OWE IT TO YOURSELF TO LIGHT UP A FATTY!!
  7. Hello friends! I'm almost finished my autoflower grow and just can't wait any longer to get my Cup journal started. Especially since I picked up the seeds 2 days ago and my "secret weapons" shipment that I ordered from Holland on Friday, showed up here in Canada by UPS today Talk about fast! After the success that I saw switching to the Powderfeed with my auto's about 1/2 way through the grow, I decided to add to the free 1 kg of Hybrid Powderfeed that GHSC generously sent me (to be used for the Trainwreck during flowering) by purchasing 1 kg of Mother's Powderfeed for both strains for vegetative growth & 1 kg of Sativa (called "Long Flowering" for Canada & the USA customers lol) for the Super Lemon Haze plants during flowering. As you can see in the picture, they also kindly and generously sent me a free hat (my first GHSC item!) after I spoke with them by phone when my dumb ass (see also stoned) accidentally clicked and ordered 2 bags of Mother Powderfeed by mistake I have to say that the guys at the Powderfeed store were more than friendly and easy to deal with. Thanks Mike, and thanks to the kind gentleman who answered my call, in Dutch, and got a good laugh when I innocently asked if he spoke English and then replied in perfect English, "Why yes of course" LOL. Oh boy..most Dutch speak English don't they? I can be so ignorant sometimes I thought many did but.. I need to thank Bigbrown for the "Yin-Yang" name, when I mentioned the strains I was thinking he said something about it being a real Yin-Yang grow, and he's right with two powerful strains at very opposite ends of the effects spectrum My plans so far are to germinate 6 seeds, 3 from each strain, grow them all out until they are ready to transplant into the 23 liter containers and go into the scrog keeping the 2 best from each strain and culling the other 2. I'm also thinking of doing a comparison with some plants receiving only the Powderfeed & the others the Powderfeed plus a few additives but I'm not 100% sure how I want to do that with 3 plants from each strain or exactly what additives I want to use. I might try just Powderfeed on 1 plant from each strain and additives on the other 2 plants for vegging, then move to 1 plant from each strain receiving only Powderfeed and the other 1 from each strain Powderfeed plus additives once they move into the 23 L pots. If anyone has any suggestions or comments please feel free to voice them I'm hoping to see/show that while the plants with additives may do a little better, there is not a huge difference between them and that the increased ease of use, and lower cost of using just the Powderfeed makes it an awesome product. But we will have to see, the purely Powderfeed plants may even outperform the plants with additives..that would be cool!! What I'm really hoping that I see that purchasing all of these additives and mixing them is a waste of my time and money But I'm a tinker, I just have to screw with stuff and try and make it a little better lol I'm not germinating today, germination date is January 2nd, same date as the harvest of my 3 remaining autos which I will hang to dry in the grow tent since it will not be in use until the SLH & Trainwreck babies grow bigger (and since it has a carbon filter!). I would start them right away but my seedling area right now is in the same room as my veg/flowering tent and it is at about 30-32% rH right now to finish flowering. So just before they are done I will be cranking up the 9 gallon humidifier shown in the picture that I just purchased specifically for this purpose to get rH to about 60% which will be perfect for a nice slow dry of the 3 plants from my last grow, and high enough for seedlings to start off comfortably. More pictures and details about gear and nutrients will follow with germination pictures next post which should be Jan 03 or 04th. I am picking up a few new things..an intake fan for the tent, an EC meter, and a 4th LED for vegetative growth and supplementary flowering lighting in the tent for sure. So that being said here are a few pictures of awesome GHSC products to start of this grow journal, as well as the awesome new Bob Marley shirt I got as a Christmas gift Best of luck to all growers and friends! PEACE EDIT: Ya I just realized I put the wrong package of seeds in front of the wrong Powderfeed..in case anyone is concerned that I may not know which one to use with what strain LOL
  8. Day One Kalashnikova Automatic (Feminised) = Greenomatic (Ruderalis x Moroccan x White Dwarf x Low Rider) X Kalashnikova (AK-47 x White Widow) - Sounds promising. Indoor - 7 weeks flowering time with a yield up to 800gr/sqm. Can be flowered at 18 or 12 hours photoperiod. 9 weeks total crop time. Hi Strainhunters, I have got some room coming up this week under the light, so i am not going to waste it. I have gratefully received some Kalashnikova Autoflower seeds Which will be fed with Short flowering Powderfeed from start to finish. This will be my third attempt at growing autoflowers, the first time with Greenhouse Auto genetics, previously i have grown Think Differnt from Dutch Passion and Northen lights Auto from Royal Queen seeds. So will be happy to see how they compare. I will be using one of my trusty HPS 400w lights on a 12/12 light schedule.i have previously been growing them on 18/6 for two weeks then 12/12 on my previous two attempts. I am changing this time as i want to keep my electricity bills down, and if i have the light on 12/12 constantly, So I can grow a wider range of varieties, auto and feminised, all on a 12/12 schedule from start to finish.This will be my last indoor grow till August/September as I hope to start outdoors on the 1st May if spring ever arrives this year. Free light always a bonus and with a decent summer can get some good results outdoor. I will start my plants in small 2 litre pots then transplant them after a week to 10 days into 11 litre pots where they will stay for 9-10 weeks.I will fill the pots with my usual soil easymix from the local grow shop,then add clay pebbles when I come to repot them. I will start by filling the pots with soil, I will then drop the seed in a 1cm deep hole I have made,cover gently, I then give the soil a light watering with warm tap water over the seed, cover with a sprinkly of soil, mist that with tap water, I will then put them in a dark cupboard and wait patiently. i have only failed once using this method and that was my first attempt ever. So away we grow. Thanks Greenhouse

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