Greetings to all and welcome to my first proper grow. The actual first grow was a disaster from start to miserable end, a story of what not to do, another time perhaps.
For this grow, I have 4 60 Day Wonder feminised auto seeds from DNA Genetics, they're indica dominant, genetics are William's Wonder X Ruderalis, and apparently are ready from seed in 60 days. Indoor yield 28-40g/plant. Time will tell....
The ladies names are (in no particular order): Harriet, Dorothy, Patricia and Helen.
I am growing indoors in a 1.2m tent with a 600W dual spectrum light in a cool tube with it's own fan and the usual ventilation with a carbon filter which I won't use until I need to. Hoping to put this all together over the weekend and I'll probably have lots of questions about what plugs into where, but for the moment I have a small box with a 70W MH light, small bathroom extractor fan (in the wrong place, below not above the light), a small desk fan for circulation and vents cut into the side for intake. Tested earlier with nothing inside and temp is 27 deg, humidity 55% with the 'door' closed and 25 deg, humidity 53% with it open but it has been quite a warm day.
I'll be using BioBizz AllMix soil and their Grow and Bloom nutrients and will also be adding organic blackstrap molasses when watering. Don't know what the pH of the water I'll be using is because the meter hasn't been delivered yet, so using distilled water for now.
And now without further ado, the story so far:
27/6 ~ 9pm, It had to be the 27th, a recurring and most auspicious number for me and new moon, my mother believes plants grow better if they're planted during a waxing moon, who am I to argue lol. The seeds were dropped into a glass of distilled water with a heartfelt request sent out to the universe and their namesakes for protection, abundance and growth. Left them at the back of a shelf in a dark corner for 22 hours.
28/6 ~ 7pm, put each seed into a root riot cube, one seed had germinated in the water. Then placed the little tray of 4 in a heated propagator for the night, spritzed lightly with distilled water.
29/6 ~ It's a balmy 29 degrees with 88% humidity inside the propagator which is on a sunny windowsill. Nothing to see yet, cubes were a little dry so gave them a light spritz with distilled water and left them to soak up the rays.
30/6 ~ After the last few weeks of rushing about and getting no lazy days, I finally get one, wake and bake at my leisure (unusual for me on a Monday morning, but whatever..), coffee and facebook scrolling, quick game here and there, then 3pm OMG I forgot about the seeds!! Frantic dash to the next room to see them, and all 4 waved 'Hi' with their little green cotes . Did my happy dance and the usual cooing that has to be done over newborns, made sure they were happy and moist and left them to it. Turned off the heat on the propagator around 8pm.
1/7 ~ The second leaves have started already! The cubes were a bit dry in patches so watered each one individually and noticed one root is already poking out the bottom of the cube! Will be planting them into AllMix in little pots tomorrow so they'll fit under the 70W light, was hoping to avoid this step by putting them into their final pots in the tent from the start, but the tent can't go up until the weekend and they can't stay as they are until the weekend. Watched a grow journal of these seeds on youtube, and the grower said they don't like being transplanted but needs must, and a note to self to plan better.
From the left, Dorothy, Helen, Harriet and Patricia
Will update with pics, when they're in their pots under the light tomorrow.