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    Re: luxx's very first grow

    Sound good so far Luxx.
    Get a camera that has at least 4x zoom and 5mp or more.

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    stay away from all purpose fert's like miracle grow.Find a ferterlizer that is more geared to what your growing .I use advanced nutriens but thay are over priced to some pepole.You want to feed your plant diffrently when thay are veging as aposed to when thay are flowering.For exampel i have vegatative mix made with kelp(love that stuff,seeweed too)and it is 0.30n-0.25p-0.15k.A flowering mix i used was 2n-4.5p-3k(i think)seedling's when planted should not be feed nothing but water for the first two or three weeks and at 1/4 strenght.Make sure you keep notes on when and what you feed your plants.Try to find out the ph of your house water,this can efect your plant's ability to feed.Let all tap water stand for two days to off gas the clorine if it has any.

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    thats what i figured(about the nutes) im going to try a few places that have gardening supplys to find the right stuff. as for ph, i just relized that my water is drinkable, but not very tasty. It also has a feint smell of metal. I was going to use bottled water, but i read that it doesnt contain the minerals that tap water does. so i dont know. i need to get a ph tester.

    (update, still broke, no new camera yet. my 6 out of 6, 5 are breaking the surface, but it was weird, i didnt notice the seedling untill after i gave them a little water. its amazing. its like im playing god - with plants!)

    im going to the club now, smoking on a weed called Dr. Gonzo or Gonzo, its ok i rate it 8-10 looks and 8-10 high (must be a hybrid, got a body high and a head high at the same time.)

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    so i spent some money on my system today, i got the 5 pack of 23 watt cfls. Replaced my old single 13 watter with a splitter and 2 23w and added 2 extra 23w on another fixture. i also added 24 more sprouts (minus males and burn-out mistakes, i want to have 4 nice females.)

    some of the sprouted seeds were in the paper towel too long and the seed casing fell off. I planted anyway to do a learning experiment with the situation. So far so good.

    I read soo much material regarding nutes, when i goto the store, i see all these products and it makes me wish my memory was better. So for vegging, what is something i can get at say a Ace hardware, or a K-mart, walmart type thing, That will help with my high ph of my tap water.(or should i change soils. Right now im using a potting soil that has no nutes in it.) When the plants roots mature and the height of the plant is one foot or greater, i am going to have a good mix, 1 part worm castings, 1 part compost, 1 part topsoil, 2 parts vermiculite, 2 parts perlite, 3 parts Styrofoam.

    having a problem measuring a the amount of water im using. Im afraid im not using enough, but at the same time, i might be using too much. I dont know, i will up the amounts of water gradually.

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    what size contiers are you useing .I use one gallon of water for two to three gallon pots when my plants are in full bloom drawing up lots of water and putting on weightIn the begining i will give them about a 1/4 of that.I know there is some rule about how much run off you should have but cant it rember right now.Love your soil mix but top soil ? Could you not get some cheap potting soil insted?Let your tap water sit for a day or two to off gas any chlorine and the ph will come down some i think.As far as what you will find at those store's i don't know?

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    update, take a look and tell me how much of a noob i am

    (all was done with stuff i had around the house (except for cfls))










    ok, you see the angles of the stems, well it looks like stretching, bad or good?
    the yellow dieing looking leaf on the biggest one, what does that mean? bad ph?

    i did germ a bunch, but ill narrow it down to 6, then to two mothers (if the quality is on par) harvest 4, clone 6, rinse and repeat until i die.

    i plan on getting a 400w hps setup soon, also going to build a dual chambered grow cab, out of either pvc frame with black plastic, or wooden frame. haven't decided yet (but i have plans for both ready) ill be going out Friday to get nutes, ph meter, temp gauge, and a 3 part soil mixture.

    i think my babys hate me right now, i feel bad for starting before getting everything i need, kinda like getting some fish and not owning a tank.


    o well, all comments and suggestions are welcome!

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    Quote Originally Posted by luxx View Post
    update, take a look and tell me how much of a noob i am

    (all was done with stuff i had around the house (except for cfls))










    ok, you see the angles of the stems, well it looks like stretching, bad or good?
    the yellow dieing looking leaf on the biggest one, what does that mean? bad ph?

    i did germ a bunch, but ill narrow it down to 6, then to two mothers (if the quality is on par) harvest 4, clone 6, rinse and repeat until i die.

    i plan on getting a 400w hps setup soon, also going to build a dual chambered grow cab, out of either pvc frame with black plastic, or wooden frame. haven't decided yet (but i have plans for both ready) ill be going out Friday to get nutes, ph meter, temp gauge, and a 3 part soil mixture.

    i think my babys hate me right now, i feel bad for starting before getting everything i need, kinda like getting some fish and not owning a tank.


    o well, all comments and suggestions are welcome!
    Hello luxx!

    So first i will try to answer couple of you'r questions...

    About the stretching:
    When plant stretching that means plant ask's more light.
    So it's offcourse bad, but not very much and for first time dont take huge care about that.But it would be better if you will get some more CFL's.
    There is example for you why stretching is bad...
    So same age plants:
    Stretched(4 same age plants-7 weeks old/still in vegetation):

    With Good Light(1 plant-7 weeks old/first flowering week):

    ...
    ok next next next...
    oh yea...about that leaf...dont worry at-all that leaf just like umbilical totally not important for plant , i suggest you to cut dead place away.

    400w hps is very good i plan my self to buy it at end of summer...

    And if you will buy the hps system, i suggest you to buy grow tent insted grow cabinet building.
    This will be more confortable if you will need to put that cabinet/tent to other place, or just remove...or if cops will come for many reasons this is better.

    I plan to buy grow tent 120x120x200, and full hps system at once... so i wish you luck with all of this and remember at end of 1st. grow second time will be much better!trust me...
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    Re: luxx's very first grow

    Looking good luxx.

    Add more if you can it will help.

    Pan4

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    well just in one day my other plants are catching up, proving the bad soil good soil thing. the first 6 i germed, was a potting/grass trimmings compost mix. The soil from the others is potting soil, with no nutes added. Seems like the nutes coming from my tapwater is just enough, just a theroy tho, going to get a ph tester in a few to make sure.

    my bro gave me his fish tank and some chems that came with it. Says ph 7.0 is that ok to use on my babies?

    As for my setup, I am using a corner of my closet for right now, although my plans for my setup will be too big to be moble. Since im going for a Mothers and cuttings section with cfls, and a flowering room with the hps in it.

    They way i look at it is, if i was to get caught by police, thats the risk im taking and i need to accept the fact that people get caught. But if i do it right the first time, there should be no problems at all, i mean, ive been at the place for over a year, and only one other person has seen the inside of the room im planning on growing in. I trust him with my life so no problems there.

    now that you know about my future setup, what would be the best way to determine sex, early 12/12?

    love to hear more input

    cigo, thanks for taking some time to answer my Qs!

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    no prob.
    If you want to know sex in early there is technique i heard:
    When plant grow some branches.
    Take some little bag or something like that to cover any branch you want to show sex.
    Bag should be opaque, put it on that branch you choose, look for that branch could breath easely...But shouldnt get any light.

    Period when to use:
    Put bag on branch when your plant gets day period.[18 h.~]
    Put off the bag when plant gets dark period.[6 h.~]

    Sex should be show'ed about 1-2 weeks period, if you will look closely...

    GoodLuck~!
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    so what can i do to get this higher, ive added ph 7.0

    no help from before or after, still the same.

    other pedofile bud porn.....

    Whats up with the leaf curling?


    my lights, 5 23watters, so 8750 lumens ?



    there you have it folks, yes yes, i have the green bug now, im looking at this grow like its art, Or like something i need to accomplish before i die.

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    They look great....and look ready for pots Nice army of seeds to start with...much luck....will be checking back And lights can go 2 " above plant tops....long as you got fan blowing on them

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    what size pot do you suggest? i know that 3-5 gallon containers work the best, but for a potential scrog grow i need to have smaller. Should i put them into a veg pot (medium), and then to the flowering pots (3-5 gallon)?

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    yes that how i did it...they got final pot when they went into flower room...which made it easier for me with 2 gallon containers in my small veg room
    and they were big enough for me to train them to keep them low

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    good good, im going to wait untill i get them at 18/6 before i transplant. Im also getting 5 more cfls, which will make 10, 17800 lumens, and im making a light box with some plywood to have a more even distribution of lighting.

    decision has been made, going to use cfls throughout the veg stage, and the 400 hps in the flowering room.

    woo hoo

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