Mtn Fun: AK 47, 2018


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This is my 1st ever indoor grow of anything. I started 2 newly rooted AK-47 clones on Oct. 26 I had inadequate light for a few days before I got what I needed. These vegged for about 4 weeks and are now late in week 2 of flowering. When I changed the lighting schedule to 12/12 and turned on the (red) bloom setting on my light they started forming buds immediately. I keep things simple and easy, and my plants seem to be doing okay.
I use Sensilite growing medium in 2 gallon fabric pots. I want to keep the plants fairly small as my growing space is small. I have it in my kitchen pantry closet. It is the perfect size for me, was very simple to set up, and is only slightly ghetto! My light is a 1000 watt LED from Amazon. Fan cooled with VEG and FLOWER settings. It puts out lots of light! I had it too close to the plants at first and got a touch of light burn but now it's all good.
I'm using GH FlorSeries nutrients. I thought I would do hydro but decided soil would be simpler and more intuitive for me. I'm a long time outdoor vegetable gardener. I fertilize 1once a week per the GH schedule but mix 1/2 strength. I water with tap water that has been chilling in a 5 gallon bucket for a few days. It comes out of the tap at 8 PH so I correct it down to about 6.5-7. A but high but the run off comes out about 6. I've been watering thoroughly about every 3-4 days. I don't monitor temp. or humidity but I do keep some bowls of water in my closet to add some moisture to the very dry Colorado air. It's warm when the light is on, cooler when dark. Duh.
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This finally became a bit of an eventful grow. I had some serious yellow leaves and got lots of different diagnoses when I posted some photos. I had no way of quantifying any of it so I just gave my plants the best care I could. They kind of snuck up in me and showed unmistakably cloudy and amber trichomes at about 54 days instead of the predicted 60-65. So...I harvested them! A modest grow by anyone's standards. I intended to keep it small since it was my first try. Overall I am pleased.
Next time I will-- veg longer for bigger plants. Use a PH meter instead of just testing/adjusting my water, maybe experiment with topping.


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Amadeus Forzin

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