So I did actually forget to get photos yesterday, haha! I moved the humidifier from big tent to small so the little ones have been getting up to 99% humidity alienated with 55% since I don't have an exhaust fan and I'm manually doing it from my phone. I've got it connected to my smart plug so I'm gonna figure out how to schedule it on/off on a 15 minute cycle if it can do it. They seem to like it enough though, as they look pretty healthy.
Now the big tent is at 30% humidity which is perfect for the end of grow. Should be harvesting my blueberry within the next week.
Go check out my other journal in the link right below the picture.
So the first two seeds to pop (who didn't get to rest in a paper towel a day or two either) are the smallest now. Chem Beyond Diesel and Cream mandarin are still looking quite healthy... Just smaller. I gave them a half cup of 1.5g/G mega crop water around the edges of their pots to tease out the roots hopefully. Zamdelica is looking to take over the number one spot soon too. I'm going to repot her into a 1 gallon fabric pot with the velcro sides. That should give her time to grow while stunting enough to form a tight root ball so I can extend her veg time into a big bonsai. I want to try and see if I can fill the big tent with her alone but that's being selfish to the other 3 so I'm gonna have to figure something out...
They got a bit of a rearrangement too. Gorilla Glue is upper right in this picture. CM is where GG was to see if the light improves her. Z moved to the middle and CBD is closer to where Z was before to do a light test also. Humidifier was put behind the fan and the speed upped on the fan to high today. It's a nice slow recirculation that brushes over them lightly every ten seconds. As they grow, the full length of the fan will blow on them, strengthening them even further. The fan is off the picture to the left.
2/13 a deemed day 1 of Veg, so there are now 10 days old.
Edit : and now looking at the photo, Z is showing slight signs of nitrogen deficiency I think, and is ready for the megs crop as well. I think GG might have some of the slow release organic palm fertilizer in her pot that's helping her growth, come to think of it... And Z might too, hmmm...
As you can see they've all had a nice growth spurt, but the bigger two are just exponentially outpacing the other 2. I'm thinking this is the organic Palm fertilizer giving 'em a boost. The little ones got some mega crop yesterday so we should see them pick up the pace shortly. We're looking at the 3rd node on the small ones and the 4th on the big 2 (not including the primary first leaves).
It was a little warm today outside the tent so it was difficult to keep temp down without the door open some of the way. 83 ain't the worst temp, but I'd like to stay in the 70's. Not sure how many cool days of the year I'll have left before having to resort to AC to keep it cool enough in here for all of us.
Z got uppotted today, albeit not a huge increase, it's still 4x her previous pot size. She wasn't too pot bound, nice roots starting. She gets to have a nice growth spurt now, but not sure if she can catch up to GG!
She's been moved to the corner now to see if CBD needs a change in light or breeze or something... Just a change! She's definitely the slowest grower but CM isn't doing much better really. I can't complain really since they're healthy.
Things are moving along now as expected / planned / hoped. After doing things a few times you get into a rhythm and that's where I'm at right now. I got a little lazy this weekend and didn't get to the harvest of Ice Cool, but I managed to bottle my Blueberry hefeweizen, so that's good.
Ice cool will come down in the next few days, but these girls are gonna be flying soon! Just in time gorilla glue and zamdelica will be moving to the big tent! Watch the growth!
Stuff got in the way of documentation this week but it's here now! Ice Cool waited patiently for me but I did other things and still have to cut her down. Blueberry got jarred and I bottled my Blueberry Hefeweizen so it wasn't a total loss this weekend.
Gorilla glue is ready 2 to go now into the big tent, today's picture has her just under 12" @2 weeks old. Crazy.
I was mistaken about the ago of GG in my last post. They're all @23 days (2/13 was sprouts above soil day).
Anyhoo... Creme Mandarin XL decided today to make her debut. Haven't decided about placement. I put GG into the big tent with a few orchids and moved her to a spot where the light is currently 10% brighter at her peak than she was before. Since this is the MARS HYDRO grow journal, I may have to start the big tent journal again since GG has migrated. I'm changing the light schedule to 18/6 (the small tent is at 19/5 and I haven't decided if I want to change it or just wait for CBD to start flowering first). I'm thinking it's time to start a couple more seeds too maybe, given this early start on flowering for two of these. CM Flower Day 1, Veg Day 23
I guess I need to upload the daily pics of whatever I have!
3/12 I decided to top Z in prep for #quadlining. It's a little late, but I've gotten better yields I think.
3/15 took off the bottom two nodes for the #quad and realized I got 3 nodes remaining instead of two so she's a #hex instead. No problem. Now I've got 3 Z clones started too
And my orchid collection is growing fast too. They do seem to like the light, but I think the 70+% humidity is even more favorable. I'll be up-potting Z this weekend into a 5 gallon fabric pot. I've got some fox farms soil plus perlite that I'm gonna combine for the fill. I'll know soon enough if she'll need extra nutes.
Ok, I decided to snip the tips of the top grow tips of ZamD today so she's not too happy with me. I've been doing some manual LST with the top branches to keep them even. She's not just under 10 inches tall. I think I'll let her get to 13 inches then she'll go into the big tent and I can start two more autos and some tomatoes.️️
Today 3/21 @5weeks above soil.
And I think she's(who is this again? Edit : CBD) getting ready to pop. She's stretched a little faster this week and now just over 13" which would be preparation for heavy flowering. 5 weeks of veg for an auto is a long time for me.
What's the plan? I'm joining a new grow with weedseeds shortly when the seeds arrive. I still only have the marshydro 95w veg tent so everything that way in there has now outgrown it and gone to the bigger tent which is currently my 250w hps and a 105w florescent. If I had a bigger mars hydro for that tent, it would be ideal!
As noted above, I'm going to be doing a comparative grow with Girl Scout Cookies from @Weed Seeds Express once the seeds arrive. I have email confirmation of shipment so will be getting started soon! I'll be keeping this journal open until the GSC plants have to go to the big tent and continue in that journal while these are coexistent.
I wanted to note that this tent is growing my orchids and clones with great success so far using the @Mars Hydro TS600W. It may be just a little bright for some of the cultivars as you can see they've changed color but they don't seem to mind. Their roots are spreading well too with an almost constant 70%+ with 80 degrees. Like a rain forest.