I am now growing:
(2) Fem "Northern Lights x Skunk", an Indica- heavy cross, both germinated around first of April. (1) almost died when it got buried too deep, & when I saved it, it's husk got stuck, & one Cotyledon broke off & it almost died! But it hung on & so I kept trying to take good care of it, and it actually survived! But it put it about 3 weeks or so behind in growth....it looks about 7-10 days old, even though it's the same age as the other, they are both about 4 weeks old.
(11) Bag seeds, feels like Indica or Indica-heavy crosses, 1st (4) started end of March, and are about 5-6 weeks old. started at end of March. Then I started 8 more bag seeds (in my 3rd attempt of germination), around the first week of April, and they are now about just barely 4 weeks old.
All in "Hempy" style buckets, that is, buckets full of Perlite with a hole about 2 inches from the bottom, w/ "Osmocote" layered every 2 inches in each bucket of Perlite.
Right now, I still have the plants all under the 104 actual watts of 6500K CFL's hanging above the plants under 8" reflector dishes that they were all started on. I added one of my (2) 55 watt 2700K lights on a short lamp stand last week in the middle of all the plants.
I have just ordered the "Advanced Nutrients" 3 part system, "Grow, Bloom & Micro", and also their "Big Bud Powder". I also have a Ph control kit, a TDS meter, and some calibration solution coming as well.
The plants were all started in a mixture of 50/50 Fox Farms Ocean Forest & Perlite in the top of the cups, with all perlite on the bottom half. When I transplanted the plants to their full sized buckets, they ALL had massive roots all the way down to the bottom of the cups! THANKS TO DOC BUD AND BLUEDOG!!! You guys ROCK!!!! My heroes!
Only used "Osmocote" every 2 inches of depth in the Hempy buckets, before that, only used "Miracle-Gro" once in their 3rd or 4th week, while they were still in their little starter "Hempy Solo cups" and they responded FANTASTICALLY!! WHAT A GROWTH SPURT THEY ALL HAD!!! (Only done on all the 4-5 week old or so plants, not on the N. Lites x Skunk babies!)
Well, HELLO! Everyone! I know some of you know me already as "RVgrower", and as the name says, I started growing inside my RV recently, but had to move into an Apt. temporarily, so while I'm here for the next 6-12 months, I will be growing my medicine in my bedroom closet now.
I have almost completed my "CFL hood", which will be a multi-spectrum, 200+ actual watts of both 2700K and 6500K CFL bulbs. Then all I have to do is change the lighting schedule, no bulb changes! I have also got the start on a vegging "tote", that I can put the little N. Lights x Skunk baby and maybe the other small bag seed baby, so they can continue to grow big on an 18/6 schedule while the other plants can go into flower for the next 8+ weeks now....they have already got 5+ weeks of veg now, so I think it's time, but maybe it isn't so much about time as it is about size....so tomorrow (today? Wednesday afternoon I hope!) about mid-day, I will have my newest pics, taken just late late last night, (Tuesday, May 3rd), so that you may all see my current status, grow area, etc...Then I can hear what all of you think of the HUGE improvements in size and condition of the plants since you all last saw pics in my last journal, & you can see the new grow area!
SO, till tomorrow, I hope I make this grow fantastic! I am already doing things I'd never thought I could do & I am already totally exceeding my own expectations on this grow, and I haven't even got into flower yet!!! NOW I gotta figure out how best to train these beasts! LST??? Supercrop??? Any ideas? Well, I guess you gotta SEE what the plants look like first, huh? DUH! Sorry I medicated before I posted! Oops! :token:
Okay bros and sistahs,
I'll be back tomorrow with the pics!
I'm SO looking forward to the finish of this grow! Till tomorrow, PEACE!