Grow Journal of the Month: March 2019
Auto's are like a chick that breaks up with you the first time you piss her off.
She isn't as cute or as voluptuous as her counterpart but she is low maintenance,
which just makes you comfortable in sticking around.
Photo's on the other hand, will let you fuck up a few times and take you back,
She's prettier in most aspects, the sex a little stronger,
but she will grow a penis if you turn on the light while she is sleeping.
I am starting my first Photo Period grow. This is all new to me. I have no idea what is going to happen. I've read so much about people growing photos and it all just seems so complicated to me. There is talk of light leaks and how you have to have the best tents or your plants will hermie, different light schedules 12/12? 13/11? 14/10? When to switch to flowering? If you wait too late the plant will grow too big in flower, do it too soon and your plant won't produce much. All of this stuff made me get comfortable growing auto's because I just didn't have to worry about it. Plant the seed in a 3 gallon fabric pot and watch it grow.
Or how about DWC with Photo's? I had enough stress, just trying to stay on top of PH levels and nutrients, and reservoir changes that I surely didn't want to handle the extra stress with all of the difficulties that a photo would bring on top of everything else. But in another aspect, I feel like by growing photo's that they will be more forgiving, and offer me at least a bit of leeway if a mistake is made. And I make a lot of mistakes. The most recent one being a 15 dollar seed and months of wasted electricity, time and effort. All because I made one mistake by transplanting in the wrong soil. And for that reason and a few other's I'm going to try photo's for a while. besides, I heard the weed was stronger anyway.
Ok so to get started: I am growing:
Ministry of Cannabis Big Bud XXL Feminized
This plant is almost a pure indica strain with a happy effect and it is available only in its female version. It's the biggest producer of our collection and it can reach this result without compromising quality. The structure of the plant is typical of indica, not very tall, and it performs well both in seas of green or as a bigger individual plant. It grows well outdoor in the right condition (temperate climate only) where its early flowering can be the winning point.
Kind of seeds: Female
80% Indica 20% Sativa
Flowering Time: 7-8 weeks
Yield: 600-750 gr per sq. mt. indoor, up to 1 KG per plant outdoor
THC: up to 15%
Pro-Mix ORGANIC VEGETABLE & HERB MIX
OMRI-Listed and ready-to-use, this peat-based PREMIUM ORGANIC VEGETABLE & HERB MIX is perfect for all your vegetable, fruit, and herb garden needs, whether in-ground or in containers.
- With MYCOACTIVE technology to stimulate vigorous growth for greater stress resistance, larger root system for increased nutrients, water uptake, bigger, healthier plants
- Organic fertilizer that gradually feeds plants for up to 3 months
- OMRI-Listed for use in organic gardening
- Canadian sphagnum peat moss (60-75%)
- Peat humus
- Limestone (for pH adjustment)
- Organic fertilizer
- Mycorrhizae - GHA297 Technology
I soaked one big bud xxl seed in purified water for about 4 hours until it sunk.
I soaked the soil until I got runoff.
and tested the PH
The PH of my filtered water is 7.3 so I guess it's working.