Soo... after exactly four weeks since germination, out of 10 Medibud, 10 Super Silver Haze and 3 (free) White Widow seeds (all feminized), the remaining 9 MB, 3 SSH and 1 WW have survived all my noobishness could throw at them (see http://www.420magazine.com/forums/pr...plotching.html for details) are alive and kicking and it seems a grow journal is in order. For the record, all my losses were incurred during germination, which I really messed up.
Let's begin with the basics, namely my setup, which represents my initial purchase; additional items will be added over time as the grow develops. At the start, the area designated as flower room is not yet physically separated from the veg room, but I'll be building that division as time passes, so bear with me, please.
2x 75W 6500K CFL for seedlings and clones
6x Illuminator 90W UFO LED from prosourceworldwide
24 1,5-litre pots (for the first part of the veg cycle)
24 11-litre pots (for the final part of the veg cycle)
2x 600W Osram Nav-T 4Y (2000K) with Adjust-A-Wings reflectors w/ spreader
24 11-litre pots for bloom
Both rooms combined have about 30 cubic meters and are exhausted by one squirrel cage fan rated at 800 m^3/hour (the carbon filter is sufficient for 1000 m^3/h), with fresh air being drawn in passively through a duct right now. The room is temperature controlled between 20 and 25 degrees Celcsius, relative humidity is around 40-50%.
The plants reside on mobile trolleys such as you would use for moving funiture around the house for easy access and maintenance. I'll post pix in the next days to illustrate!
Seeds were started in jiffy pots (I won't do that again) and the surviving ones transplanted to seedling soil without nutrients.
The soil (once the seedlings have their second set of "real" leaves) is a regular grow-mix with basic nutrients, coco fibers and 20% perlite.
Watering schedule is strictly-as-needed (when the pots feel light as bone-dry), which is about every 3 days. Once a week, I add fertilizer to the water - I'll update with the exact dosage next time I do.
Since I use tap water with a pH somewhere in the range of 7.5-7.8, I use pH down to bring it down to 6.5-6.8, which the plants seem to enjoy.
I'll keep updating with more pix and information, so stick around.