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Better Late Then Never - White Widow Auto Fem In Soil - LED

Spiderman

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Hey,

I am starting this journal more as a point of reference in which I can keep track of things I know I will forget :thumb:

Here is where I started and where things are at present:


* Dec I ordered 10 White Widow auto fem seeds from Crop King - no issues arrived quickly "shoot out to #CropKings" lol

* Germinated 5 seeds through the week of Feb 14th - only 1 seed germinated :( I followed all of the instructions and as a last result soaked the seeds in water for 24hours but they did not sprout. - "shoot out to #CropKings please send me replacements" lol

* Purchased the following in preparation for planting
*1 bale (107 liters) Pro Mix Growing Medium
*1 bag (7kgs) of Growing Green Earthworm Castings
*1 General Organics "GO-BOX"
*1 Mars Hydro 600 LED

* Placed the single seedling into a 500once container containing Pro Mix and a "pinch" of earthworm castings

* Added straight water for the first two weeks (at this time the plant is only asking for water every 3-4 days)

* I am currently adding 1/4 the recommended GO-BOX dosage every other watering

* I have the seedling on an 18/6 light schedule at approx 24" away from the light (a little tin foil around the pot to deflect wasted light)

* The plant is currently sending up it's first set of "real" leaves (as far as I can tell) and once these appear I will increase both the dosage of "GO-BOX" additives and frequency

Well that's where I'm current at with this my "first grow" ever!

3 Weeks old - side view (picture orientation will need correcting)

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3 Weeks old - top view (looks like the first set of real leave are starting)

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Jamesnns

New Member
Crop King doesnt sell a White Widow Auto fem that I know of. They sell a Feminized seed, just not an auto.

Good luck.
 

Stinky Snid

Plant of the Month: Aug 2016 - Member of the Month: Jan 2017 - Creme de la Creme Photos: Jan, Feb 2017
Welcome to the grow family spiderman. I've got a CKS's white Widow grow going on now. They're about 4 weeks in from seed, take a look at my journal in my signature. Good luck to you on this white Widow, glad you decided to start a journal.

KiG :green_heart:cheers
 

Spiderman

New Member
Okay so it's day 19 and I watered today. I have been using the GO-BOX" week 1 nutrients for the past two weeks (every other watering at 1/4 strength) but after reading a ton last night I may stop using any nutrients until my plant now named "Herbie" is 5 nodes high or gives me some type of indication it's lacking something.

so like I said in the beginning of this post, I watered yesterday morning.

DAY 19 TOP VIEW
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SIDE VIEW - HERBIE LOOKS A LITTLE TALLER COMPARED TO YESTERDAY
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LEAF TIP CONCERN?? - CAN someone look at this and advise if I should be concerned
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Spiderman

New Member
Day 20
Watered March 18th (morning)
Herbie seems to be growing very very slowly and I believe this may have something to do with "over-watering". I am going to hold off watering until I see or feel the soil is really dry. I noticed today a little "yellowing" on the leaf tips so I need to keep an eye on that.

TOP VIEW DAY 20
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SIDE VIEW DAY 20
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Stinky Snid

Plant of the Month: Aug 2016 - Member of the Month: Jan 2017 - Creme de la Creme Photos: Jan, Feb 2017
Has that black tip progressed, hope it's just a localized problem. It's hard to say what it could be, but i hope it's not what my Ellabella had a few weeks ago. Scary stuff... Her tips would just turn black, no transition from green to yellow to brown to black. Just green to black in a day...worried me for days but now she's going green again like nothing happened.

KiG :green_heart:cheers
 

Spiderman

New Member
Hey Snidrajsed,

No further progression on the black tip :)

I am convinced what I'm seeing (based on exstensive reading on other's journals and forums) is being driven by a few factors; to much water / perhaps a slight cal/mag deficiency (LED Lighting and WW being a calcium hog) / and lastly perhaps to much temperature swings.

I have herbie upstairs in a loft room which is not heated and since I heat with wood things tend to cool off slightly during the night (eastern Canada here).

I plan on picking up a moisture meter on Monday to help with one issue and I will deploy the watering method used by Emilya. The second potential issue will need to wait until I water again and at that time is will mix in the recommended cal/mag as perscribed by GO-BOX, second issue taken care of. The heat may be slightly more difficult if I can't find a half decent little heater to maintain the temps at night.

Well that's all for now :) thanks for posting in my journal.
 

Spiderman

New Member
Day 21

Herbie was looking really sad this morning and all of the leaves are pointing to the soil. Last watering was 2 days ago and from the looks of things it will be another 5 -7 more drying the medium out. The leaves themselves seem to have good color and they seem to be soft enough (to the touch). The yellowing tips / black tips have NOT progressed so I'm keeping my fingers crossed the drooping leaves are a result of water log.

TOP VIEW DAY 21
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SIDE VIEW DAY 21
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Spiderman

New Member
Added a humidifier into the room today and set it for 60% - I think that was what I read somewhere today.

After seeing how droopy the leaves where this morning I also learned that I have Herbie way to close the the 600w LED light. She will now be approx 5' below the light.

Pictures to follow
 

Spiderman

New Member
Day 22

I monitored the daytime and morning temperatures and found (at least last night) they went from 75 through the day to 70 by morning - not as bad as I thought. After running the humidifier all night set at 60% the room felt really good this morning. So the few changes from day 21 - day 22:

Moved the plant table down from around 24 inches to approx 5ft
Added a humidifier and set it to 60%
FIM'D the 3rd nod

All of the above changes seem to have had a really good impact on the overall appearance of Herbie, she is standing tall (leaves are way less droopy) and I am really stoked about this!

TOP VIEW

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SIDE VIEW

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Spiderman

New Member
Just putting my deckchair here to enjoy the show :)

I got my 2nd WW grow just starting along side an exodus cheese cant wait to see how yours turns out!

Thank you for looking in on me, I would appreciate any/all feedback you may have based on your experiences.
 

welshpony

New Member
Resist the urge to fiddle is my biggest piece of advice!

Latest pictures are looking good, i cant remember if i read if you started using nutrients yet.. if you havent you can start around about now at 1/4 strength every other or 3rd feeding
 

Spiderman

New Member
Resist the urge to fiddle is my biggest piece of advice!

Latest pictures are looking good, i cant remember if i read if you started using nutrients yet.. if you havent you can start around about now at 1/4 strength every other or 3rd feeding

Thanks for the advice welshpony. I started with the recommended nutrients as per the instructions on the GO-BOX Organics box with the exception of only adding 1/4 of the recommended strength (as you also suggested).

Based on the issues I have created for myself, I wasn't planning on using anything except maybe cal/mag until things improved overall with the plant, but things have really turned around in the past 24hours so I may rethink this :)
 
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