Date of publication: 2018-02-26 02:33
The overall grow went better than expected. I have minimal experience growing cannabis or plants in general, although I have grown before on an even smaller scale (CFLs, cardboard box in a closet, miracle grow nutes.) but this was the first attempt to get it right.
That last pic of the trichomes. How did you take that? Everything else looks nice. What are these bananas you are talking about
How did you move the seedlings into containers? From the shared pot into their own? Did you just scoop em up with your hand?
I had about 75 seeds that I ve been collecting since 7559 from bags here and there. I never kept track of what kind they were (since for the most part I had no idea and neither did the guy selling it to me). I figured for my first real grow I d experiment with the seeds I had and not take any risk by ruining some good seeds from a breeder. Of course, in hindsight it wouldn t have mattered much, but I m happy I got to put these seeds to use and it ll be fun to smoke some throwback weed from when I was in college.
This is a great album. I didn t think about how my place heats up and cools down. My plants got super cold. I ended up lifting the container off the floor with some pieces of 7x9. It looks like you did a great job managing the heat.
The 5w panel has a piece of glass between the LEDs and the outside whereas the 96x8w doesn t. I don t think anyone has done any real testing with the 5w lights with and without a panel to see how the focus changes. I d bet the panel refracts some light but also helps feed the heat through the heatsink rather than letting it resonate towards the leaves. On the other hand I ve read some reports that LEDs don t produce enough heat for plants to uptake Cal/Mg efficiently and that s why more of those supplements are needed under LEDs. So maybe the panel isn t as beneficial as I think for heat management in some cases.
At the end of the day, you re growing a plant. Seriously. It s just a plant. A really hardy one at that. You can beat the shit out of these things and they ll come back asking for more. They re called weed for a reason. Don t be afraid to push their boundaries, you might be surprised with how well they hold up. That doesn t mean you can get away with not doing research and not thinking on your own. If you get caught up, try to think how this plant would do if it were growing in nature. You watered it two days in a row on accident? That s ok, sometimes it rains outside for days at a time. Learn from it and correct your mistakes for next time. It s a process and no one was born knowing this stuff!
Good question, my next grow will be in a bigger space with separate dedicated spaces for veg/flower. I m looking at an 8x8x8 tent for flowering. That kind of space increase will keep me busy. I d like to eventually switch to doing RDWC instead of soil. I may switch to coco coir in the meantime for ease of recycling since I live in an apartment and moving 55+lbs of soil in/out of my building every 8 months is going to get old.
As far as how I managed everything, I will be paying much closer attention to my nute schedule. I also want to switch over to using organic compounds for balancing water pH since the General Hydroponic s pH balancing liquids are going to get expensive on a bigger scale. I d go full TLO if I had the space for it but it s hard to manage that kind of thing when you don t have a garage or workshed. I may look into getting a RO system installed but that might take a while to save for.
I thought you were talking about a focusing lens for the lights..but now that you explain it it makes alot of sense. Will consider it!
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