Welcome to my very first grow, and as such, my first grow journal. A friend suggested I make a journal of my grow, but I had no idea there was a whole forum for such things! I look forward to sharing my growing experience with all of you, and getting tips in return!
Here's the low-down of what I've got goin' on:
What strain is it? Bag Seed, two types. First strain, I have no idea. Second strain is reportedly a cross of Cheese and Northern Lights.
Is it Indica, Sativa or Hybrid? What percentages? I'm fairly sure both are hybrids, but no clue about percentages.
Is it in Veg or Flower stage? Veg.
If in Veg... For how long? 3 weeks.
Indoor or outdoor? Indoor, custom cabinet
Soil or Hydro? Soil
If soil... what is in your mix? Jiffy Seed Starting Mix, perlite
If soil... What size pot? just transferred to 6"
Size of light? 26 Watt 6500k CFL
Is it aircooled? Uh, no?
Temp of Room/cab? 72, 41% humidity
Any Pests ? Not that I have seen.
How often are you watering? When the soil is dry; which has been pretty much daily.
Type and strength of ferts used? Just some miracle grow I picked up at walmart.
Here's some background about me and my grow:
First off, I started smoking only about six months ago. I'm 23 years old, and I've never grown anything before. However, after stumbling onto (and subsequently purchasing) Ryan Riley's Growing Elite Marijuana: The Complete Guide, I decided that I would try to grow my own bud. I started with some seeds from a pretty good bag, and got 5 to germinate. Unfortunately, I showed my brother how to germinate the seeds, and a few days later, I had five more seeds for a total of ten plants. *sigh*
The four of the five 'Strain X' plants sprouted on February 28th. I named them Michaelina, Sam, Donna, and Curly. The next day, one more sprouted; thus Leap Baby was born.
The Cheese x Northern Lights (supposedly; I plan to call them this unless someone can identify them) seeds all sprouted March 3rd. They are called Gillian, Mary, Emma, Skye, and Jane.
The dimensions of the cabinet that I started in are 2'x1.5'x2'. I began with the plants in small dixie cups, with one 26 watt 6500k CFL.
The plants are now three weeks old, and I have since swapped the pots out for 6" pots (the biggest I plan to go due to my small space). I have also rigged up a grow cabinet so that I can split my plants between both spaces. I still have the one 26 watt CFL for the aforementioned cabinet; the new cabinet is rigged up with two 26 watt CFLs, with a space blanket attached to the walls for reflectivity (I cannot find mylar anywhere in my town. wtf?), a chill mat installed into the back wall, and an additional fan on the inside.
I will be posting pictures as soon as I take them. For now though, I have a couple questions.
There are two things that I currently have questions on. The first is, how often should I be watering and how much at a time? I have been watering every day because the soil is dry every day. I wonder if perhaps I am not using enough water? (The Grow Guide I have cautioned that overwatering was the most common rookie mistake, so I have been cautious as to how much water I give them at a time.)
The second question is, how often should I be fertilizing? I have Miracle Grow in both 25-10-15 (for veg) and 15-30-15 (for flowering) formulas. Yes I realize Miracle Grow is not organic, but it was easy to find in my small town. :/
Thanks for your time, and hope everyone enjoys my journal!