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So, it has come the time to share my current experience. I already grew some (21 plants, actually) weed 7 years ago. I was 17 back then, and had no idea how to grow, what would've come out of it, how many mistakes could the plant forgive, and so on. I was a stupid kind of guy, i guess. In my first grow, my "mother" took 6 long months to get out of the Veg phase. We started it in February, and she went into flowering only half way into August. I say we 'cause i wasn't alone doing it, of course. I had my uncle, back then, but that's another story. Anyway, that mother (Cherry was her name) yielded me approx. 130 dry grams of good weed. Not too strong, not too weak, just the right high to stone you on your couch, tilt your head 50-60° degrees while watching tv and die off. Second grow went better, same seeds, 600g dry weed from 3 mothers and 17 clones (all of them rooted, we were amazed). Gotta say i smoked my part (300g) in 2 or so months. I smoke a lot. I like smoking. Back to us, in november, 2016, i started growing tomatoes, lettuce, habaneros, carrots and such, cause i wanted to get rid of a bad and long cycle of depression i had going on for several years. I thought that growing stuff might have helped me, and it did. So, in June, a friend of mine (which is a volunteer, currently working in Tijuana) brought me 4 seeds he found in a "delicious" weed he had bought. I told him many, many times i didn't want to grow again, i didn't like taking risks etc, but he somehow convinced me to sprout them. Just to see, you know, what would come out of it. And here i am, 1 month or so after their sprouting, writing this topic. I'll specify a bit what is my current equipment: - 4x 6500K 35W Led Lamps - 4x Full Spectrum 45W Led Lamps - 1x Hortifan 15cm fan - Some sticky paper here and there - BioBizz AllMix soil - BioBizz Root Juice, Grow and Bloom as nutes - H2O2 as root enhancer and bug killer - Neem Oil as bug killer - A lot of love. And passion. And munchies. Containing: - 2x Tomato clones - 1x Watermelon sprout - 3x Friend's bagseed doing well. - 1x Small aloe clone. The Aloe serves as O2 / CO2 regulator. I found out that Aloe Vera has an inverted process of Air consumption. While weed "eats" CO2 during the day, and expells it during the night while absorbing O2, Aloe Vera will do the exact opposite. The tomatoes are just there because why not, i just like eating tomatoes. The watermelon.. well, it resides in half half-liter bottle (250ml), i just want to see how she develops. I'll transplant her in soil someday, don't worry :3 Following, from first to last, the photos of my bagseed subjects. SUBJECT 1 SUBJECT 2 After this one, it got transplanted, but the photo is in another format so i'll post another one later SUBJECT 3 Since these last photos, it has passed a week or so. I am currently trying to resolve 2 problems: I have fungus gnats flying around, and as you can see there are some sticky papers here and there. I am already applying H2O2 and Neem Oil cures. Second problem is a PH unbalance in all the Subjects, but mostly on SUB 1. I haven't watched the PH since the first day. I didn't care, i'm paying the price for it. Also, the place has been without ventilation for 20+ days. It has been only recently that i brought in a fan. Temperature stays around 28 in working hours, 24 at night (82-75 F°). I'll update the topic as soon as i receive my PH meter and feed my babies. Until then, have a good time. A presto.
posting pics and some details bout this years outdoor and greenhouse grows. Plants, for the most part, were started under lights in the second week of april, and got planted in their permanent home on june 1st, with the exception of some clones and some late started seeds to replace unwanted males. greenhouse plants were started in 5 gallon buckets in fox farm ocean forest soil mix. Bottoms of buckets were cut off and placed over the natural soil to allow roots to expand into the dirt. during transplant a hand full of bat guano 9-3-1 was placed at the rootball of all plants, greenhouse and outdoor. Outdoor plants were placed in 15 gallon boxes 2 plants per box, filled with fox farm happy frog as opposed to ocean forest with the exception of one box using just a plain pro mix without mycorizae or added ferts. 6 boxes to start and these also had no bottoms so as to allow the roots to expand into the natural soil. 5 other outdoor plants were grown individually in 15 gallon holes dug into the natural soil and each hole was filled with one 2 cubic foot bag of happy frog starter soil. Watering is done with the rain and stanky well water high in sulfur content, whos ph is unknown. Raw amounts of dirt and fertilizer used for this entire grow without regard to individual plant dosages were. 60 gallons ocean forest, 165 gallons happy frog, and 15 gallons plain pro mix. Fertz used were 2 pounds down to earth 9-3-1 bat guano, 4lb bag of fax farm 8-2-6 premium lawn, 4 lb bag of fox farm 5-5-5 all purpose, 4lb bag of fox farm 5-8-4 fruit and flower, 4lb bag of fox farm 3-8-8 bulb food, 4lb bag of fox farm 4-4-5 rose food, few cups of down to earth azomite, about 4 lbs of down to earth bone meal 3-15-0, 5lb bag of down to earth crab meal 4-3-0, a 5lb bag of down to earth kelp meal 1-0.1-2 and some small dosages of fox farm grow big 8-4-4 liquid fertz and a few small doses of 2-11-11 awesome blossoms liquid fertz and 1 feeding of about 150ml of black strap unsulphured molasses 15ml per gallon (didn't like how plants reacted) early in flower. Feedings were done about every two weeks by top dressing into my buckets/boxes/holes, and occasionally additional fertz were thrown around the outside of the boxes/buckets onto the soil below them. on avg. each plant was given about half cup to a cup when fed, depending on size and by my personal judgement of what the plant needed. the general order in which i fertilized was a transplant feeding of bat guano 9-3-1 1/4cup, bout two weeks after were given fox farm premium lawn 8-2-6 1/4 cup. Another two weeks and used the rest of the premium lawn and leftover bat guano. another two weeks go by and i decided to fertilize with about a half to 3/4 cup crab meal 4-3-0. Feeding needs started increasing and during late july-august while still in veg they were given feedings of additional leftover crab meal approx. 1/4 cup. Also, fox farm 5-5-5 bout 1 cup early august and fox farm 5-8-4 1 cup. right before transition in middle august. Each plant was additionally given a few tablespoons of azomite for trace elements around this time. Also, greenhouse plants were given a ground cover of 1 whole bag of fox farm rose food 4-4-5 in a planting area approximately 70 sqft. to enrich soil under my buckets. to start flowering phase I mixed parts of fruit and flower 5-8-4, bone meal 3-15-0, azomite, fire place ashes (k2O), crab meal 4-3-0, and bulb food 3-8-8 together in a custom mix. Each plant was given 2 feedings of this mix approx 3/4 cup each feeding. First week of september and I used leftover bone meal as ground cover around greenhouse buckets and outdoor boxes, approx. 2-3 handfulls ber bucket/box. A little left over bulb food 3-8-8 was also added to each plant no more than a few tablespoons each. 2nd week september early yellowing was noticed on a few plants (pro mix plant was the worst one) and so a few plants were dosed with fox farm grow big liquid fert 8-4-4 10-15 ml/gal and given 2 gallons each. Today, september 21, purchased kelp meal 1-0.1-2 and was perfect because early yellowing extended to a few more plants and slight potassium deficiency was noticed on my greencrack and east coast cookies. Another reason for the kelp was i read potassium should be higher than phosphorous in late flower and because overall potassium was low throughout the grow, especially when compared to amounts of phosporous. I also read it contains good growth enzymes which im hoping will help fatten up my buds here in the last few weeks. Greenhouse plants were given 1 cup kelp, outdoor bucket plants were given 3/4 cup per plant and individual plants got 1/2 cup. Plants will recieve no more fertilizer for the rest of there life cycle. 3-4 weeks depending strain and weather.