Grow Journal of the Month: May 2017
I haven't grown-out a cannabis plant from seed in many years. I cut more than I'll need and cull the runt(s), or keep a 'runt' under 24-7 light for a replacement donor plant.
I'll consider ruderalis hybrids when/if I successfully micropropagate.
If I grew only for my own personal needs, this grow could be an ideal model: https://www.420magazine.com/forums/completed-journals/113752-roadrunner-126-watt-led-via-dwc.html
Thanks for the link, Propa Gator. A beautiful setup and results. I was thinking of trying DWC as my first experiment in equipment technique. I really need to focus first on my problem-solving skills (as far as disease, pests, soil, and nutrient problem diagnosis); in these last two grows I have seen my shortcomings. I can practice and experiment with pruning and training technique as I do that. With all hydroponic systems it seems to me like problems happen and affect the plant fast, and my horseshoes and hand grenades approach to plant health care is going to result in instant failure. Soil is pretty forgiving to a beginner such as myself.
Oh, by the way I did another experiment, and I'm guessing that Lowryder #1 plants produce approximately 1/3 to 1/2 of the weight in bud that they would produce under the 18/6 cycle and about 1/3 to 1/4 of the weight that they would have under the recommended 20/4 (this is in a 2' x 3' x 2' grow chamber with a 200 watt blue spectrum CFL for veg and a 300 watt red spectrum CFL for flower). I'll do two follow-up experiments keeping everything similar over the next few months with 18/6 and 20/4.