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Magic’s First Ever Auto Grow 2019

Magicdvdfarm

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Greetings and salutations from Vancouver Island..

This is my first grow of anything in my life. So with legalization of cannabis in our fine country (), I decided I would attempt to see if I could get something out of some dirt.

I have done a lot of reading and journals on this site, and wow some serious talent here.

3 strains. Early miss auto (2) , Candy cane auto (2) , Jack Herer auto (1)
5 gal fabric pots
Pro mix hp
4x4x6.5 mars hydro tent
900w economical led x 2 (I know :( but it's a start)
6”fan /filter set up
Several other fans
Neptune apex aquarium controller in which I’ve gerry rigged to automate the grow tent .. control lights , fans, anything connected to it, remotely by my phone .. including the inside grow cam.

Started germinating on Dec 6
Dec 11 all 5 have popped off there helmets

Fast forward to today
Temps 24 lights on 18. Rh 52
Temps 21 lights off 6
The plants are looking great , well I think they are.
No problems what so ever.
Lst on all 5 plants. They really not that big.

They are at day 35... 2 out of 5 are flowering .. 1 candy cane 1 early miss

They are getting a 50% nute mix grow/bloom From local hydro store (there own mix )
No deficiency of any sorts. As of yet. Knock on wood.

The reason the journal started so late
Is I have a daughter who has been battling CANCER since she was 3 .. she is 9 now. 6 year battle down a crappy road, but we are going to win this fight not the c .....

I will be updating on a regular bases and hopefully gain some more knowledge along the way.

Hopefully I get some sort of yield off them. It won’t be HUUUGE. . Like I told my wife , if I get one joint off it all. I was successful:)


Cheers and happy growing. Magic
 

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Magicdvdfarm

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Looking good so far! I want to be around for the yield on this one :). I'll definitely keep your daughter in my prayers! Sounds like shes kicking cancers ass!!
Thanks for the kind words. It’s been a journey that’s for sure. Ya I’m loooking forward to it also , hoping for high yields, but I won’t be disappointed if not the case . Im just happy I got them to stand up and see the world.
Cheers and happy growing Magic
 

Magicdvdfarm

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Best hobby ever. Very therapeutic. I will follow along. Cheers and happy thoughts to you and yours.
I have been enjoying 40 days so far .. I’ve had aquariums (24) at once. That was therapeutic, but way to much work. I’m really enjoying growing :) cheers. Magic
 

Magicdvdfarm

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Good day to all. All is well in the garden of weeding. The girls received a good drink of nutes this morning. About 2 liters for each and 50% strength . They respond well to that dosage , would it be ok if I uped the dosage a bit. Maybe try 75%...rh is staying perfect at 48-50. Temp 24.

Cheers and happy growing. Magic
 

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SmokeLake

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Your plants look great im growing early miss as well. Check my journal out if your bored some day out of 5 early miss seeds i have no 2 plants the same. Im watching here I have some candy cane auto seeds that are going to be my next grow. Goodluck Happy Growin!!
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Magicdvdfarm

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You can always increase the dosage. Some people choose to push the plant until nutrient burn tips then back off. They look healthy.
No probs as of yet. Autoflower don’t like to much nutes. I’ll up the dosage to 75 and see where it goes :) Cheers. Magic
 

Magicdvdfarm

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Your plants look great im growing early miss as well. Check my journal out if your bored some day out of 5 early miss seeds i have no 2 plants the same. Im watching here I have some candy cane auto seeds that are going to be my next grow. Goodluck Happy Growin!!
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Perfect I’ve started watching your thread. I think I’ve stunted one of my candy canes. It’s my first grow so I’m not expecting much ... I’ve never grown anything .......other than an ingrown toenail. Lol. Cheers. Magic
 

Magicdvdfarm

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So with the growing bug hitting me good. I decided out of recommendations that I should look at either quantum boards or cmh lighting.

So with that been said I was at my local hydro shop and cane home with a 315 cmh kit. With Phillips bulb.
I had no idea what kind of work time was needed to have a small crop .. I did not want to get a low yield .. so I added a new fixture and will prob go with 2 the next grow ..
Next round will be bigger and better. :) cheers
Happy growing. Magic
 

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Magicdvdfarm

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Yeah can't go wrong with cmh315! I run one in veg with 4200k bulb. And one in flower 3k bulb! Cheers! Plants look good!
I had my leds going also. Shot the temp up to 30. So turned them off. I’m just going to run the 3100 k bulb the whole grow. And new grow add a second one. Maybe. The plants seem to be liking it. About 20” off the top of canopy is the lights. What’s a good height. Off the top.
 

High Wally

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You want to use the back of your hand if it is unbearable also bad for plants. In my flower tent I have a 315CMH at the very top of the tent and canopy is only 15 inches away! That is the absolute max closeness! Moving it up slightly will lower the temps and encourage the plant to grow more vertical.
 

Magicdvdfarm

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Just a quick update ... the girls are looking great and loving the new light. I’m holding off on the water for tonight , pots not at the weight I want them to be. Lights about 20 inches off the canopy and 4 of the 5 are in flower. Jack herer auto is taking its time. The early miss are on the left , jack herer in the middle and rounding up the right side are the candy cane ...
cheers and happy growing. Magic
 

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Magicdvdfarm

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Good morning. The girls are looking doing great. They have there flowering stretch on, except for Glenda. One of my early miss is showing signs of an issue. Have not pin pointed it down yet. Hopefully one of the members here could chime in. Cheers and happy growing. Magic
 

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