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Looks like a good start! I am here for the show! Good luck!
3 gal. pots would be perfect for a short veg time. I think most people that have issues with Fox Farms tend to add things to the mix & also start using nutes too quickly. With this soil I don't use nutes for 3 weeks & then I start out with 1/4 the recommended dosage & up it a little each time I feed. More feed will not make them grow bigger or faster. It will cause Toxicities & possibly kill your plants if you over do it too much.So great to have you here and contributing PK1!
Good to know about the Fox Farm being ‘hot’; to what ratio should I add perlite in with the soil; a mix to about 1/3??
An additional fan will definitely be added and so will a trellis; it’s almost time to up pot them and move them into their final homes (3gal Fabric Pots).
That was an awesome thread and was the inspiration for me to do something about my tent! I wish I had a 3D printer but the slats are doing a pretty decent job so far!There's a guy on this site who makes the plastic clip on supports to attach poles in the center of the tent. He has a 3D printer he makes them with. I'm sure someone here will remember who it was.
Thank you for joining @Buds Buddy! Your input is greatly appreciated! @Northern Hydro and @r0am1ng st0ner were quick to point out my space limitations so I’m going to give my brother a White Widow and go down to four. My local store recommended 4 plants, short veg cycle and flip to flowering when plants get close to 2ft to 2.5ft.Not sure what your temps are in Celsius; but in F you probably need temps around 80 F in the tent to get 75 F leaf temp. So 1st you adjust your Tent temp till you reach a 75 F leaf temp (Laser Thermometer). Then you adjust RH to the Tent Temp using the VPD chart.
No need to pH your nutes. The lime in the soil will adjust it for you. It's not necessary to pH unless you are in Coco or Hydro.
Not sure how you'll manage 5 plants in a 2 x 4 tent. Like others have said, about 2 plants in that size tent. You will have to flower after just a couple weeks to make it work. You should still get about 2 oz. per plant that way. I wouldn't top or LST since you don't have much room to spread things out.
Nice set up though. It will be a great seedling tent when you expand. Most of the things depend on how much you are looking to harvest each grow. I pull about 2- lbs. off 3 plants with a 5 - 6 week veg time. So even in a 2 x 4 tent you can pull 1 lb. from 2 plants.
Buy a little 2' T5 light & hang it above a closet shelf so you can start your next grow about 4 weeks before this one finishes so you can keep on moving along.
If you Scrog you'll fill that tent with nice size cola's so yes, on track. It's probably your best option to get a really nice yield from a small grow area. I doubt you will be disappointed when you harvest. Appears you are doing quite well so far.Thank you for joining @Buds Buddy! Your input is greatly appreciated! @Northern Hydro and @r0am1ng st0ner were quick to point out my space limitations so I’m going to give my brother a White Widow and go down to four. My local store recommended 4 plants, short veg cycle and flip to flowering when plants get close to 2ft to 2.5ft.
After considering advice from members, and looking at @LandoC ’s success, I am planning on topping and putting up a trellis.
What are your thoughts? Am I on the right track?
Super pumped you’re here!
Really appreciate it and you’ve alleviated some of my newbie stress!If you Scrog you'll fill that tent with nice size cola's so yes, on track. It's probably your best option to get a really nice yield from a small grow area. I doubt you will be disappointed when you harvest. Appears you are doing quite well so far.
Still at the pub but I’ll take a photo of the schedule and upload in a bit. I was wondering if it may be too early; I’ve been following advice from the local store who mentioned to feed into their second/third week. Currently the plants have between two to three nodes each; would they still be considered seedlings?do you happen to have a copy of that scheduling you are following. I don't know those nutrients and sure don't want you to burn your plants. That water mixture looks to dark to me. to my oppenion their to young to be feed. tap water should be enough for now
I ended up not watering last night when I returned from the pub; so far they have been given one extremely low dose of Ocean Magic and then another very low dose with both Ocean Magic & Medi-one. Good thing I didn’t because this is what I woke up to this morning:Your leaf color looks good right now so don't increase your nutes yet. A light feeding of nutes twice a week for the next 2 weeks & they will be ready for a stronger dose. By then your plants will be hanging over the sides of the pots from the growth. Once they take off they grow pretty fast.