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Cr8grow’s Soil Girl Scout Cookies Grow Journal, 2019

cr8grow

Plant of the Month, June 2020
Starting my first grow and journal. Hopefully I can avoid the major rookie mistakes. 100% germination so far. Take a look and I welcome your comments, suggestions and probably help at times. Some info:
Nirvana Girl Scout Cookies Feminized. I ordered 5 Fem. seeds from Nirvana January 2019 and rapidly received 6 seeds. All 6 germinated successfully. Planted October 30th. I will transplant and grow out the 4 most vigorous seedlings.
Hybrid
Indoor
Custom built cabinet (3’ x3’ x6.5’ ft. H)
# of plants 4
Soil
Roots Organics 707 amended perlite, worm casings, silica
3 gallon
Light 315w CMH (1)
Light cycle 18/6
Temp 68 dark / 82 light
RH is low 27% dark to 45 light
Water PH 5.8 - 6.2
Nutrients - Organic, Superthrive, Budswel, Biocanna Bio Flores
I will build the scrog set up in the next two weeks; will zip tie to shelf brackets at the right height when ready.
Some pictures of my grow cabinet design and the results:
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cr8grow

Plant of the Month, June 2020
Day 13 from initial overnight seed soak. Watering daily lightly due to low RH. Sprinkles of worm castings and silica twice. Water 6.2 PH. Will water with Superthrive tonight to prep for transplant to 3 gallon pots in 2 days. Looking good so far I think.
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cr8grow

Plant of the Month, June 2020
Very nice cabinet! You can raise those plants to within a meter of the light.

Transplanting into fabric pots?
Awesome greenhouse and grow journal; I will spend more time checking it out. I have four 3 gallon plastic pots with good drainage holes prepared with soil last night to transplant the best four of six seedlings. I will pot the other two seedlings in 1/2 gallon pots as back up for a bit if I have any issues. I have the light at 4.5 meters from the seedlings. They will be raised 1 foot when transplanted tonight due to pot height. I have a couple quick questions. When can I lower the light to 24” above the plants? The first set of single serrated leaves are just starting to show some very slight yellowing and appear to be drying a bit...is this normal at two weeks?
 

cr8grow

Plant of the Month, June 2020
Pics help
Here’s a pic of the yellowing. I transplanted to 3 gallon pots tonight. The plants were pretty dry, watered well. I dropped the light to 24” above the pots. Hopefully the four take.
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Blew Hiller

Grow Journal of the Month: June 2019 - Plant of the Month: October 2019
Btw, you should always fill your pots to the rim....those are effectively "2-gallon" pots. Also, after all your hard work, consider getting some fabric pots. They last several grows and are cheap, but mainly they are excellent for root growth and ease of watering.

It's a little early for leaves to be yellowing...but then again you have been repotting and moving lighting so a lot of variables in play. The knee jerk diagnosis for the lower leaves yellowing is N deficiency, so the question is are you feeding them yet? I don't use nutrients but I have read that 3 weeks in you can begin with 1/4 strength...others may have a more specific recommendation...but overall the plants look good and I expect they will be fine.
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stoneotter

Plant of the Month: April 2020 - Member of the Month: July 2019 - Grow Journal of the Month: November 2019
Hey cr8 you did a great job on the grow box! On wheels and all. Plants are loving life in there. What are you using for soil?
 

stoneotter

Plant of the Month: April 2020 - Member of the Month: July 2019 - Grow Journal of the Month: November 2019
Soil is Roots Organic 707 amended with perlite, worm castings and silica. I added a half inch of really chunky perlite to the bottom of each pot. Will post update tomorrow, you can see them growing daily now.
I might be wrong but I think the ph zone you're working in is for hydro type growing. Coco and perlite. The roots sounds like soil to me. How did you come to the ph numbers you mentioned earlier? I have to go for the night but I'll be back in the am. :Rasta:
 

cr8grow

Plant of the Month, June 2020
I might be wrong but I think the ph zone you're working in is for hydro type growing. Coco and perlite. The roots sounds like soil to me. How did you come to the ph numbers you mentioned earlier? I have to go for the night but I'll be back in the am. :Rasta:
My well water is 7.8 to 8.1, I have been adjusting to target 6. I saw a nutrient uptake chart here yesterday that indicated I should be closer to 6.5 for soil. That is an easy fix for the next watering. Your thoughts?
 

stoneotter

Plant of the Month: April 2020 - Member of the Month: July 2019 - Grow Journal of the Month: November 2019
My well water is 7.8 to 8.1, I have been adjusting to target 6. I saw a nutrient uptake chart here yesterday that indicated I should be closer to 6.5 for soil. That is an easy fix for the next watering. Your thoughts?
Agree, that's where I was going. I think you're looking good.
 

cr8grow

Plant of the Month, June 2020
Day 20 update. All 6 are growing well. I haven't watered since I transplanted Nov 14, pots still have heft. Light (4100k daylight) is 24” above. I can see slight yellowing at the tips...reading here could be N deficiency or burn...how do you decide whether to feed lightly or just PH’d water? It looks like I should target 6.5 for soil but also see others that say no need to adjust ever (emphasis) if growing organic in soil. The round pot pic is under CMH, the square pot pic is under fluorescent on my workbench. Seems pretty green. Pics f
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cr8grow

Plant of the Month, June 2020
Day 22 update, watered late yesterday PH 6.5, decided to not add any nutrients at this point. Looking at organic veg fertilizer options in case I need to go another 2-3 weeks to fill out scrog. Scrog will be built next week. All looks good I think, pics are under fluorescent. I hate to chop two of the six soon, but only need four. I will add unsulfered molasses next water, just need to decide between 1 tsp or 1 Tbsp per gallon. Plan to top once next week and start lst later this week.
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cr8grow

Plant of the Month, June 2020
Day 26 smell increasing. Topped all, started LST. Height 5-6”, raised light 24” above. No water. Will build scrog next week. Pulled one of the back up plants (square pot), it looked great. I added to the compost pile and checked out the roots, good root system. Temp 68-81 RH 42-33. Acoustic foam works well to reduce fan noise.
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stoneotter

Plant of the Month: April 2020 - Member of the Month: July 2019 - Grow Journal of the Month: November 2019
Day 26 smell increasing. Topped all, started LST. Height 5-6”, raised light 24” above. No water. Will build scrog next week. Pulled one of the back up plants (square pot), it looked great. I added to the compost pile and checked out the roots, good root system. Temp 68-81 RH 42-33. Acoustic foam works well to reduce fan noise.
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Healthy looking ladies cr8! Good roots on the tossed one!
 
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