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First try for indoor grow

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    This is my first try to grow indoors after some succesfull outdoor years. Nothing wrong with the outdoors but I wanted to try the controlled conditions of the grow room which means that you can grow throughout the year plus the ability to control the life circle of your plants. I chose soil as a madium since this is what I have been using untill now and is by far the simplest and time proven means of cultivation. For a light source I got myself a 240 watt full spectrum LED panel from viparspectra because of good reviews and availability in my region.. At this point I have to say I was surprised at the quality of the device. The frame where it is hung from is 2.5 mm steel with what I suppose is electrostatic coating and the heatsink and control box are casted from some heat conducting light metal (probably alu). Since Im a welding technitian and machinist I know my metallurgy. Besides anyone can recocnise a well made thing..  I planted six skunk1 seeds and after a couple of days actuallu 4  I have 4 seedlings and one more abt to pop out. The light is hanging abt 60cm over them and temp goes around 30c. One light will not be enough fi all of them make it to the end so at least 2 of them will eventually be planted outdoors and maybe tis way I can make a better comparison. It is 9 feb 21 and it is day 4AG (after germination)

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Hi 

Welcome to forum, indoor is always interesting.

The light is a little closer, starting to stretch.  

240 watt is not enough for full flowering of 4 plants. LED is a very good choice. 👍

Do not overmoisten the soil, now it is stress for them.

I did not see perlite or vermiculite in the soil, only that it resembled coconut fiber. There should be more oxygen in the soil.

Thank you for sharing your gerls) 😇🤭🤭 

 

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On 2/9/2021 at 10:18 PM, Godess_T said:

Hi 

Welcome to forum, indoor is always interesting.

The light is a little closer, starting to stretch.  

240 watt is not enough for full flowering of 4 plants. LED is a very good choice. 👍

Do not overmoisten the soil, now it is stress for them.

I did not see perlite or vermiculite in the soil, only that it resembled coconut fiber. There should be more oxygen in the soil.

Thank you for sharing your gerls) 😇🤭🤭 

 

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thank you for the interest. Yes I noticed they are stretching so I moved them closer to the light, now they are 25cm close to the panel.  I regulate the tem with a small pc blower hooked to my motorcycle's batery to 29-30C. A bit to the warm side but I think they can take it. Problem is when the lights are off it goes under 20C. As for soil for my nurseries I use a mix of coco fiber compost and litlle light turf and something like5% perlite. And  I just mist it with 5% lemon water for a PH of 6. For now I watch them closely to prevent accidents. I shall post pics later. Tnx dor the input

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 They are allmost 2 weeks old now and I have the first problems. 2 of the babies bend the leaves downwards and have what I would describe as discolorations. Usually I would say that they are overwatered and try to ''dry themselves'' but I read that baby plants do the same when they are overwatered. (water problems are improbable since I am very carefull. I have moved the light to a distance where they stoped stretching and surface temp is 24-26. Might that be because of the low humidity? If they were full plants I would say its a feeding thingy. But whatever it is why 2 out ou the 6 seedlings? Any ideas? Any help would be much appreciated

M

 

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 Yep they definitely need larger pots. They were all root bound. After just 15 days in the soil!!!!!  By my books it means really good efficiency of lighting and technique. Last years outdoors grow didnt heve that large a root system untill after the 3d leaf node had grown. On the other hand the delay to adress the problem by the grower's side (that would be yours trully) might have damage the grow potential but time will show how much the babies were stressed.  I repotted them in 1lt pots and put them in a warm dark cupboard to overnight. That means that sooner or later they will have to be repotted but untill i can get my hands on some 15-20lt potting bags the small pots will have to do.

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