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  1. First post, excited to learn more and contribute what I can.
  2. 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!!
  3. Ok next one. my other projekt is nearly complete and the growroom is ready for the next ones. this time i have 3x kalashnikova and 1 el nino that i want to scrog. the setup: Growbox S silver (80x80x160) MH 250W for vegi and HPS 250W for bloom both in a cool tube smart pots 15 liter medium is plagron growmix mixed with canna coco to get a fluffy strucktur just like the soil from biocanna. this time i will use the rest of my biocanna fertilizers for veg and bloom, advanced natural power root stimmulator, biocanna bioboost, pk13/14 and mykos. I started three weeks ago with the germination. went good, then put them in soil filled peat hats. then when the first root peaked out at the bottom i put them in larger pots. there they are up until now. oh i forgot, cause my grow tend is full, i raise them under 2x 36w energy saver t-5 lamps till they travel under the sun. thats it for now. till next time
  4. DAY12 Kings Kush (left) El Nino (right) EL NINO (33cm) KINGS KUSH (48cm)

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