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Uke7311's 1st Grow

uke7311

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hey everyone....so I've been running around on here for a bit now researching and what not, I'm about 6 weeks or so into my grow from seed and finally decided to start one of these. been having some problems over the last couple weeks and figured I'm on here everyday why not start a journal and get some help.

What strain is it? BDS SPECIAL
Is it Indica, Sativa or Hybrid? What percentages? HYBRID
Is it in Veg or Flower stage? VEG
If in Veg... For how long? APRROX. 6 WEEKS
If in Flower stage... For how long?
Indoor or outdoor? INDOOR
Soil or Hydro? SOIL/DWC
If soil... what is in your mix? CHEAP POTTING SOIL
If soil... What size pot? 7GL POT/ 2X 5GL BUCKETS
Size of light? 2X MARS II 1200W LEDS
Is it aircooled?
Temp of Room/cab? 73F-85F
RH of Room/cab? 35-40% AVERAGE
PH of media or res? SOIL 6.8-7.1/ RES 6.8-6.9
Any Pests ? NO
How often are you watering? AS NEEDED
Type and strength of ferts used? SOIL- VERY SMALL AMOUNT OF MG SHAKE N' FEED IN BEGINNING AND A WEAK MIX OF AN GROW MICRO BLOOM IN DISTILLED H2O W/ A PINCH OF HYDRATED LIME TO BRING PH UP A LITTLE DWC- AN GROW MICRO BLOOM @ 1080 PPM

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uke7311

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kinda tried to get the progression goin on with order of pics. set up is in my garage, the tent is 4x4x7, got the 2 mars II 1200w about 2 weeks ago, added window a/c unit to garage and ran the duct inside to keep temp down after getting new lights, was switching out bottles of frozen h20 in my buckets to keep temps down but that didn't really work unless I could be there to constantly keep the bottles changed out. remembered that I had this little cooler with fittings and pump with a controller(hooked up to an immobilizer for my knee from a surgery), so I got some tubing and some insulation stuff w/ an adhesive side and wrapped the buckets to make like a cooling jacket. now just have to change frozen bottles in cooler, much easier and keeps cooler longer. and as you can see I have an issue going on with some leaves. def. or burn?
 

uke7311

New Member
little update...things are looking better. res ph's are staying stable at 6.8-6.9 and temps are usually 66-72F. going to do fresh h20 and nuts tomorrow. my soil grow is doing good. I watered it Monday with half of a gallon of distilled that I had mixed with a table spoon of Epsom salt and the other half yesterday.

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uke7311

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finishing up week 2 of flowering. I have a total of 7 plants in my tent now. the 3 I originally started with were the 2 bds special fem in dwc, a regular bds in soil. a clone from the soil grow that is now in smart pot. then I have 2 more smart pots and a regular pot that have 2 more regular bds and one from bag seed. things have been going really well, plants look good, temps and ph's have been on spot. the best part though is that all my plants have turned out female. I also have 3 little sprouts from my last 3 bds fem seeds and one in the planted that is regular bds seed, still waiting for it to pop up. these are in a 18"x36"x48" cabinet under 300w toppled
 

uke7311

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well I got up this morning to make my rounds thru my tent and decided to take a few to take a good look at buds starting. I'm really glad I did too. the small tan pot on the left had a male in it. I guess I forgot to mention that other than the 3 plants I started with and the clone all the others started out on a 12/12 light schedule. that leaves me with 6 plants
 

uke7311

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back for a little update. finishing up week 3 of flower tomorrow. starting to get what looks like a mag def again in my 2 dwc buckets. I topped off my buckets with 1/2 strength nutes and a tea spoon of Epsom salt in each one. the lower leaves on my tallest plant in the 7 gal pot are getting yellowish...maybe nitrogen def? I also watered it yesterday with some water from my turtle aquarium. it was around 1000 ppm and ph was above an 8 so I brought it down to 6.5 before using. and in the 2 gal smart pots, the clone it took from my tallest plant is doing really good, along with the other two with have been strictly on 12/12 schedule are doing good also. ive been watering these 3 about every other day with plain distilled since they are in ocean forest. I have a question regarding the ocean forest....since those three plants in the ocean forest have basically just been flowering since put in this soil will it get me thru flowering on just what is in the soil or should I use nuts in it at some point? also i'm open to any suggestions anyone may have and please feel free to comment on anything. I haven't had any feed back so far and would love to get some. thanks

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uke7311

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whole tent view
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bds fem in dwc
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topped bds in 2gl smart pot straight 12/12
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untopped bds in 2gl smart pot also straight 12/12
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clone from bds
 

uke7311

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accidently posted before I got the clone pic in....here it is
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pretty happy about how things are going on this first grow. I'm really enjoying myself, so exciting to finally be growing. I love that I can come here and share my experience and soak up all the knowledge that is at my disposal. thank you all here at 420 for sharing all this information. please tell me what you think of my first grow so far, welcoming everyone to share your thoughts. thanks again everyone
 

David Bowman

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uke7311

New Member
sorry I didn't complete this journal. I got busy with some other projects and didn't get on here for quite a while. As far as the grow went, I was pleased. the dried cured weight was just over 5oz. the plant in the 7gl pot must of been deficient of something. the buds were light and stringy. the 2 plants in dwc and the 2 I started late in soil all produced nice dense buds. my best cola was just under 4 grams. And unfortunately all my pics got deleted. I'm currently in another grow right now, finishing up week 3 of flowering. I might have some time to get another journal started tonight and get some pics posted
 
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