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  1. This morning it was cloudy and raining when I switched on the fluorescent tubes and the temperature in the shed was about 16C It rained all morning and by mid afternoon the cloud had thinned out and the sun was shining, but it was very windy. So I left them in the shed all day, the forcast for tomorrow is light cloud and sunny intervals we may get some showers mid to late afternoon. Tuesday and Wednesday look betterbut Thursday and Friday look crappy, then the weekend looks good, back to sunshine again. Hopefully tomorrow they can spend most of the day outside. Happy growing...
  2. Today is the 20th of April 4/20 I though it would be a good day to get the ball rolling and jump into the ring and get started on my journal for the 3rd Mega Contest for my outdoor run I will also be doing an indoor run once the Sweet Mangos finish at the end of May and my tent is empty. I am hoping to do 2 over lapping runs outdoor this season, the second starting once the first 2 plants have been in flower 1 month. Here is some information about this first part of the outdoor grow. Strain 2 X Sweet Valley Kush = Green House Seed Company Growing Medium RootIt sponge plugs BioBizz All Mix Containers/Pots 16 litre Root Pouches Plant Feed Green House powder feeding products. BioGrow NPK: 7-2-4 BioGrow is an all-in-one bio fertilizer in powder form, formulated specifically for the vegetative growth of all plants. https://shop.greenhousefeeding.com/bio-grow-en.html BioBloom NPK 4-9-9 BioBloom is an all-in-one bio fertilizer in powder form, formulated specifically for the flowering stage of all plants. All essential nutrients are provided by the natural minerals and organic raw materials. https://shop.greenhousefeeding.com/bio-bloom.html Enhancer Humic Acids & Seaweed Extract BioEnhancer is a blend of humic acids, seaweed extract, Trichoderma harzianum strains and Bacillus subtilis. It increases the vitality of the plant, enhances the uptake of nutrients and improves the quality of the soil. https://shop.greenhousefeeding.com/enhancer.html Last year I grew 2 Passion #1 outside in 14 litre rubble buckets and the plants were a decent size, since then inside I have been using root pouches and they are great to work with the dirt dries out nicely and the plants have a much better root structure and healthier plants and better bud. So I decided to use them outside too and I ordered 4 16 litre root pouches which should arrive on Wednesday ready to be brought into play. This morning I put two of the Sweet Valley Kush beans into a little glass of water and I am waiting for them to sink. More updates to follow soon, good luck everyone and happy growing... Gasmeter Likkle more
  3. When I checked the Sweet Valley Kush seedlings this morning three had cast their seed shells, I gave them some ater and eased the last shell casing off the seedlings cotyledons. One of the seedlings has really grown long and its stem which has bent and the stem is very thin at the bend and it is laid on the sponge. When I gave them some water to keep their sponges damp it fell over onto its side, but after a while it would recover and stand back up again. So this morning I opened the sponge, the tap root was poking out of the bottom of the sponge plug, but I was able to free it and move it down so the part of the stem that was thin where it was bent is now within the sponge plug being supported by the sponge. A little bit of the bottom of the tap root fell off, but when I checked on them a couple of hours later it was standing upright. Hopefully it will survive and I won't have to pop another bean to replace it. Happy growing...
  4. Its time to get my indoor journal going for the 3rd Mega Contest grow of 4 Sweet Valley Kush. Here is the info about the grow kit and nutrients I will be using. Tent Mars Hydro 70cm X 70cm X 160cm Grow Light Mars II 400 LED The grow light is the equivalent to a 250W HPS. Strain 4 X Sweet Valley Kush = Green House Seeds Growing Medium BioBizz All Mix Pots Root Pouch fibre pots 12 litre Plant Feed Green House powder feeding products both bio and mineral nutrients and additives. BioGrow NPK: 7-2-4 BioGrow is an all-in-one bio fertilizer in powder form, formulated specifically for the vegetative growth of all plants. https://shop.greenhousefeeding.com/bio-grow-en.html BioBloom NPK 4-9-9 BioBloom is an all-in-one bio fertilizer in powder form, formulated specifically for the flowering stage of all plants. All essential nutrients are provided by the natural minerals and organic raw materials. https://shop.greenhousefeeding.com/bio-bloom.html Enhancer Humic Acids & Seaweed Extract BioEnhancer is a blend of humic acids, seaweed extract, Trichoderma harzianum strains and Bacillus subtilis. It increases the vitality of the plant, enhances the uptake of nutrients and improves the quality of the soil. https://shop.greenhousefeeding.com/enhancer.html Grow N-P-K-Mg: 24-6-12(1.2) Designed specifically for the vegetative growth stage of all plants. Its formula provides optimum development throughout the growth-stage to obtain greener, stronger and more resistant plants. Grow faster, greener and more vigorous than ever. Ideal for the production of cuttings. The easy assimilation of nutrients and the high Nitrogen content provides plants with a more robust and branched structure. The great thickness of the leaves accumulates more reserves, stimulating rapid rooting of cuttings. https://shop.greenhousefeeding.com/grow-bag.html Short Flowering N-P-K-Mg: 16 - 6 - 26 (2) Designed specifically for the growth and flowering stages of those plant varieties with a short flowering time, 8 weeks or less. Its formula provides optimum development throughout the growth-stage to obtain greener, stronger and more resistant plants. Without adding other components throughout the cycle, nutrients are provided in the proper ratio for easy absorption, perfect for early flowering plants. https://shop.greenhousefeeding.com/short-flowering-bag.html Booster 0 - 30 - 27 PK+ This additive is especially formulated to provide the right amounts of Phosphorus, Potassium, Magnesium and micronutrients to increase flower and fruit production. https://shop.greenhousefeeding.com/booster-en.html This afternoon I put 4 Sweet Valley Kush beans into a little glass of water to soak and get the ball rolling indoors. Beans soaking top view More updates to follow, happy growing... Gasmeter
  5. Hi @OG.Naj yes it just went crazy growing too tall but I have fixed it.
  6. This morning when I checked on the beans they had all pushed above the sponge plugs. They have spent all day in the grow tent under the LED and since the LED went off at 6.30pm they have been on the window ledge. As soon as the LD come on again in the morning I will pop them back into the tent. Happy growing...
  7. There was not much cloud this morning when I switched on the fluorescent tubes and the temperature in the shed was 16C At 8am I put the thermometer outside in direct sunlight and checked on it half an hour later and the temperature was 23C So I moved both the plants outside into direct sunlight. Morning temperature about 8.30am this morning. I moved them around lunch time to keep them in direct sunlight, but it was starting to get more and more cloudy, and at about 2pm it started to rain lightly, so put them back in the shed under the fluorescent tubes. They stayed in the shed for the rest of the day the quality of light from the tubes was better than the light outside. I switched off the lights and locked up just as it started to go dark around 9.30pm. Both plants look fine I have seen no signs of nutrient burn after giving them the enhancer, these powder feeding nutrients are easy to use. More updates to follow, happy growing...
  8. The temperature in the shed this morning was about 16C when I switched on the fluorescent tubes at 6.30am Although it was cloudy when I switched on the fluorescent tubes over the next hour it thinned out. I put the thermomenter outside at about 8am in direct sunlight and then checked it at 8.30am and it was about 30C so I moved the plants outside. Both plants enjoying the warm morning sunshine. Temperature in direct sunlight 30C I moved both plants as the sun arked across the sky to keep them in direct sunlight and then I moved them into the shed under the fluorescent tubes. Temperature inside the shed this evening before I switched lights off about 18C Both plants look OK today so hopefully the enhancer was not too much for them. Happy growing...
  9. When the LED went off last night I put the Sweet Valley Kush seedlings onto the window ledge for the night. This morning when I got up and checked on them 2 had push up out of the sponge plug one had already lost its shell casing and the other still has its little helmet on, the other two were moving towards to top of the holes in the sponge plugs. Sweet Valley Kush in grow tent under LED at lunch time. Sweet Valley Kush this evening. Sweet Valley Kush #1 Sweet Valley Kush #2 Sweet Valley Kush #3 Sweet Valley Kush #4 Hopefully by morning the other 2 Sweet Valley Kush will have push above the hole in the sponge plug. More updates to follow, happy growing...
  10. This morning when I switched on the fluorescent tubes it was cloudy and the temperature inside the shed was about 16C At around 09.00am the cloud was much thinner so I put the plants outside in the yard and then I checked the temperature about an hour later and the temperature in direct sunlight was about 24C Both plants enjoying the sunshine the yard. Morning temperature about 24C Tonight the dirt in both plants pouches was nice and dry so I mixed 1g of the bio enhancer with 1ltr of water and then I gave each plant 500ml. The enhancer is obviously well concentrated the solution was pretty dark so I will keep a close eye on both plants over the next couple of days. More updates to follow, happy growing...
  11. When I checked the 4 Sweet Valley Kush beans their tap roots were long enough to put them into RootIt sponge plugs. Here are some images I took this morning. Sweet Valley Kush germinated seeds. Germinated seeds in Root It sponge plugs. Seedlings in Root It sponge plugs in grow tent under LED. I cut the Root It sponge plugs down one side so I can easily place the germinated seed into the sponge so that the sponge gently grips the tap root. Now it is just a case of keeping the sponges damp and waiting for them to break ground. Happy growing...
  12. Hi @g22 yes I am going to use the enhancer as a drench rather than spraying it on the leaves. I was worried they are a bit small but I think I will give them 1gram per litre and give them 500ml each when the dirt in their pouches is dry tomorrow night.
  13. Hi @R.G.S thanks for the kind words, yes if the temperature drops a lot it would be a problem, as long as it is way above 10C its all good. Hola, @R.G.S gracias por las amables palabras, sí, si la temperatura desciende mucho, sería un problema, siempre que esté muy por encima de 10 ° C, todo está bien.
  14. Here is some Sweet Mango auto bud porn from the images I took before I harvested the last 2 plants. Enjoy... More updates on the last Sweet Mango soon, happy growing...
  15. Its time for a new grow journal for this run of 4 Sweet Mango autos. I will veg the plants for a month at 18/6 and FIM each plant as soon as they hit the 5th node, then once they are a month old I will flip the timer to 12/12 and get them flowering. Here is the info about the grow kit and nutrients I will be using. Tent Mars Hydro 70cm X 70cm X 160cm Grow Light Mars II 400 LED The grow light is the equivalent to a 250W HPS and the lamp was brand new at Crismus, this is its first proper run. Strain 4 X Sweet Mango auto flower = Green House Seeds Growing Medium BioBizz All Mix Pots Root Pouch fibre pots 12 litre Plant Feed & Additives I am using the full range of Plant Magic Old Timer organic nutrients and additives. Plant Magic Old Timer Organic Granules = veg http://www.plant-magic.co.uk/products/oldtimer-organic-granules/17/ Plant Magic Old Timer Soil Grow = veg http://www.plant-magic.co.uk/products/oldtimer-grow/12/ Plant Magic Root Stimulant = veg & early flowering http://www.plant-magic.co.uk/products/root-stimulant/9/ Plant Magic Old Timer Organic Magnesium = veg & flowering http://www.plant-magic.co.uk/products/oldtimer-magnesium/33/ Plant Magic Old Timer Soil Bloom = flowering http://www.plant-magic.co.uk/products/oldtimer-bloom/13/ Plant Magic Old Timer Organic PK 4-8 = flowering http://www.plant-magic.co.uk/products/oldtimer-organic-pk-4-8/35/ Here is a link to the UK Organic feeding schedule. http://www.plant-magic.co.uk/userfiles/downloads/56/UK Organic Feed Chart.pdf More updates to follow. Gasmeter
  16. Definitely time for an update on progress, yesterday I cut and harvested the second tallest and the second smallest plants. The tallest plants dirt was nice and dry so I gave her 4 litres of water, this morning when the LED came on I can see the bud is now fattening up. Here are a couple of images of the tallest plant I took tonight. The tallest plant side view. The top of the tallest plant. Tallest plant top buds. Here are some images I took as I harvested the second tallest and second smallest plants. The second tallest plant side view. The second smallest plant side view. Both plants with all main fan leaves stripped. Trimming buds on stalks. Bud on stalks drying. Bud drying close up. A little bit of charas. There was just enough charas for a single skin joint, I rolled it into a little sausage and used some of the Sweet Mango bud from the smallest plant and put the little sausage of charas in the middle of the bud at the core of the spliff, if was a nice smoke and great vibe I was well red. Happy growing...
  17. This morning it was a lot less cloudy than yesterday when I switched on the fluorescent tubes at 06.30am this morning. The temperature in the shed first thing this morning was about 16C About 09.00am I moved the thermometer outside into direct sunlight and then did a couple of little jobs when I checked the temperature about 09.30am it was 30C in direct sunlight so I moved both the Sweet Valley Kush plants outside into the sunshine. Morning temperature in direct sunlight 30C The dirt in their root pouches is drying out nicely and they seem to be really enjoying the sunshine. It is now a week since I fed them with the BioGrow on the 14th of May and I am wondering when to give them both some of the bio enhancer, so far though they seem very happy with the BioGrow and are not showing signs of any problems. What do you guys think? Happy growing...
  18. This morning when I got up at 06.00am after my alarm woke me I checked the 4 Sweet Valley Kush beans and the last of the 4 beans has split its seed casing and germinated. The kitchen roll was a bit dry so I dripped a bit of water onto it to keep it damp and took some photos and then put them back in the drawer in the dark to carry on doing their thing. I will let the tap roots grow a bit longer and then put them into RootIt sponge plugs tomorrow. More updates to follow, happy growing...
  19. It was dull and cloudy when I switched on the fluorescent tubes this morning at 06.00am the temperature in the shed was about 14C. By about 09.00am the cloud had broken up and the sun was shining, the temperature inside the shed was now 18C I moved mr moose outside into direct sunlight and left him for half an hour, when I checked the temperature again it was 20C. So I moved both of the Sweet Valley Kush outside so they could enjoy the sunshine. Temperature in direct sunlight at about 10.30am was 22C During the morning there was plenty of cloud so the sunshine was not all the time and the temperature averaged about 26C I repositioned the plants at about 2pm to keep them in direct sunlight and at about 5pm I moved them again so they could soak up the last few rays before the sun is out of the line of sight having sunk low as we near sunset in our part of the world. At 8pm I moved the plants into the shed under the fluorescent tubes as it goes dark and I will switch off the fluorescent tubes about 9.30pm. Both plants seem to be growing OK I am pleased with the BioGrow powder nutrient so far it seems to be providing everything they require. Happy growing...
  20. When I checked one the 4 Sweet Valley Kush beans first thing this morning at 06.00am none of them had split their shell cases, so I made sure the kitchen roll was nice and damp and put them back into the drawer in the dark. I checked on the beans at about 12.00pm and there was no change I made sure the kitchen roll was nice and damp. When I checked on the tonight about 6.30pm 3 of the beans have germinated and split their shell casings and started to push out a tap root. Hopefully number 4 bean will pop over night. Happy growing...
  21. This morning at 06.00am when I switched on the fluorescent tubes in the shed it was very cloudy and cool the temperature in the shed was about 14C. By 09.00am the cloud had thinned out and the sun was shining, so I moved the plants outside into the sun at that time the temperature inside the shed was 20C. I did a couple of jobs and checked my email and then about 10.30am I had a cup of tea and checked the temperature outside in direct sunlight it was 30C and the plants seem to be enjoying it. Sweet Valley Kush in yard enjoying the sunshine. Morning temperature in direct sunlight 30C About 2.30pm I moved the plants to keep them in direct sunlight before I went out for a while the temperature was about 28C when I got back at 5.00pm I moved them again and the temperature in direct sunlight was 30C. At about 8pm I moved both plants into the shed the dirt in their pouches was nice and dry so I gave each plant 500ml of water. I then FIM'd each plant because there will only be 2 of them in the shed they can get as big as they want to. SVK-B#1 FIM site. SVK-B#2 FIM site. Both plants in the shed under fluorescent tubes. Evening temperature in the shed. The plants are both sat under the fluorescent tubes until I switch them off when it starts to go dark between 9.30 and 10pm. Happy growing...
  22. This morning when I checked the bud from the smallest of the Sweet Mango autos it was dry. So I cut the bud off the stalks and there was 9.2g of bud in total. I was going to harvest the second tallest and second smallest yesterday, but events over took me and I never had time, but tomorrow I will. The bud on the tallest plant is now starting to fill out and get nice and fat. Updates to follow, happy growing...
  23. All 4 of the Sweet Valley Kush beans were still floating on the surface of the water this morning when I checked them at 06.00am when I got up. By 12.00pm 3 of the beans had sunk and 1 was floatng just below the surface of the water. So I placed all 4 beans on a piece of damp kitchen roll on a little dish and put them in a drawer in the dark. Here are a couple of images I took. Sweet Valley Kush beans sunk 1 just under the water surface. Sweet Valley Kush beans on damp kitchen roll. Hopefully they will get busy tonight and crack open those shell casings and push out tap roots. Happy growing...
  24. Hi @R.G.S it is a good job your girls are big and healthy those are big hail stones Hola, @R.G.S. Es un buen trabajo, tus chicas son grandes y sanas, son piedras de granizo.
  25. This morning it was very cloudy and dull when I switched on the fluorescent tubes at 06.00am the temperature inside the shed was 16C When I checked on the plants at around 11.00am the temperature was 18C I had a brew and went for a stroll and by the time I got back at about 12pm the clouds had thinned out and the sun was shining. So I moved the plants outside to the back of the yard into the sunshine, at 1pm when I checked mr mooses thermometer the temperature in direct sunlight was 30C and there was a very light breeze too. I kept moving both plants around to keep them in direct sunlight as long as possible then at 8pm I put them into the shed under the fluorescent tubes then when it started to go dark between 9.30pm and 10pm I switched them off and locked up for the night. Both plants in the shed for the night. SVK-B#1 height is 12cm SVK-B#2 height is 17cm Temperature in shed at about 8pm Now that my Sweet Mango indoor grow is almost done, I put 4 more Sweet Valley Kush seeds in water to soak for my indoor run in the contest. I was going to pop 2 more beans and put them outside so I would have them finishing a month after the first two, but the space in the shed is limited and this would just make looking after the plants harder for me, so I decided to be sensible and just pop 4 more beans for inside and play it safe. Updates to follow, happy growing...

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