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    Hello all,

    Well here is my first grow attempt. I don't know the strain since the seeds I used were some that I have kept from various purchases in the past.

    Where I live, it is hit or miss to find any good weed, so I thought I would try my hand at growing.

    I don't have any pictures from the germinating stage, but the picture below is the grow at 2 weeks, just after the transplant to the 8" pots. I am currently growing in my closet while I construct a grow box. Once the grow box is complete I will transfer them to the grow box and add additional CFLs and some 4 ft Flourescents.



    I started the seeds in some peat pellets that I purchased from the local gardening center. I germinated 12 seeds and after about 1 week, I took the 4 strongest looking seedlings and transplanted them to the 8" pots with a mix of miracle-gro potting soil and perlite. I water them about every 3 days, and I don't overwater. So far so good. I will try to keep posting to this journal at the weeks pass bye.

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    Re: Wolfbuddie/unkown strain/started May 16th 2009

    We both posted our grows today!! Its great to see your set up. Im growing outdoor for flowering and indoor for germination and Vegetative growth. Ill keep an eye on your journal for sure!!

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    Re: Wolfbuddie/unkown strain/started May 16th 2009

    Thanks for the encouragement DGMGH! I can appreciate all the support and advice I can get.

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    Re: Wolfbuddie/unkown strain/started May 16th 2009

    Any new photos?
    The Grow box sounds ideal.

    Hows the watering schedule working out?

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    Re: Wolfbuddie/unkown strain/started May 16th 2009

    Quote Originally Posted by fuuji0019 View Post
    Any new photos?
    The Grow box sounds ideal.

    Hows the watering schedule working out?

    I am watering them about every 3 to 4 days and they seem to be responding fairly well. I need more lights to make them grow faster. I will post some more pics this weekend. The plants will be 4 weeks old on sunday.

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    Re: Wolfbuddie/unkown strain/started May 16th 2009

    looks like things are going well.

    I'm just curious why you culled the 12 down to 4 before you could sex them? was it just a matter of space?

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    Re: Wolfbuddie/unkown strain/started May 16th 2009

    I took the 4 strongest looking seedlings, The grow room I am constructing is 2'X2'X5' and I only wanted to work with 4 plants, since my lights are really budget CFLs right now.

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    Re: Wolfbuddie/unkown strain/started May 16th 2009

    1 Month Grow journal entry!

    Well, the garden is doing faily well consider the lights I am currently using.

    I got started on building my grow room, I took the dimensions from the description posted on these forums for a box's construction. I would recommend it to anyone. A good simple design.

    Here is how the box looks currently.


    It has casters on the bottom, to make it easy to move.
    I am hoping to have the box finished by next weekend. I still need to apply some kind of reflective material to the plywood panels I am using for walls. And decide where the inlet and outlet will be for a fan system.

    Being strapped for cash is forcing me to do everything on the bare minimum.

    MY next decision is what kind of light I am going to buy. The 3 CFLs I am using are all 32w and they don't put out much light. So for the grow box I am looking at some high Wattage CFL lights from a Hydroponics shop on the web. A 125w CFL with reflector for about $119. I would love to have the money for a MH and HPS convertible system, but the cheapsest price on those are about $300. I will go with the CFLs for this grow and then see about upgrading the lights for maybe the next grow.

    Well here are some pictures of garden from today. Still in my closet under the 3 CFL's






    I got a neet little PH/light/moisture meter from Lowes for about $10. It is working great for helping me know when to water. I will show it in my next set of pictures.

    Well gang! take a look and let me know if you see anything wrong.

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    Re: Wolfbuddie/unkown strain/started May 16th 2009

    Alls looking good!
    The lights your using dont sound powerful enough - so id get on finishing your new box and purchase some new lights, HPS can be found second hand for pretty cheap.


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    Re: Wolfbuddie/unkown strain/started May 16th 2009

    Wolfie,

    Really starting to get established now! Im with Fuuji in suggesting a HPS light. For your area a 250Watt unit should be heaps! 400Watt would be ideal but is heat an issue? Other than it all looks good. Are you repotting as they get bigger?

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    Re: Wolfbuddie/unkown strain/started May 16th 2009

    Truly it's an investment thats pays off... when you get the experience under your belt and grows go smoother/faster .. you pay pennies for what you paid 20$'s lol

    Good luck
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    Re: Wolfbuddie/unkown strain/started May 16th 2009

    I will probably post some more pictures in the next week or two, as I like people to see the difference in the plant's size. I am working on the growbox this weekend and hope to have the foil on the walls and I will be adding some 4 ft Flourescents to 2 of the walls. I figure it will be all flourescents for this first grow and when I get some extra cash upgrade the growbox with a 250w HPS.

    Well that's all for now. Happy growing everyone

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    Re: Wolfbuddie/unkown strain/started May 16th 2009

    Well folks, 6 weeks into the grow and they are doing fairly well. I started this grow in MG potting soil and I think next time, I will make a more custom soil as I see some of the things I don't like at they grow. The MG potting soil doesn't have as much perlite in it as I would like and they have way to much wood fibers and sticks. But starting a grow on a budget demands sacrifices.

    I just started nutrients this week. the soil PH was high at about 7.3, so I used some Miracid by MG, it is a 30-15-15 nutr. and I started on about 30% strength. Since I only water about twice a week, I will go with clean water on each other watering for the next 2 weeks and see how they do. I seem to have a bit of leaf droop on most of the plants with one having a fair case of leaf droop. See pictures.


    I am hoping to get the PH down to about 6.5 over the next 2 weeks, and see what effect it will have on the plants. I have almost finished my grow cabinet, but still need to add a few things. Like the 2 inch PVC piping for the passive air inlet and an 50 CFM exhaust fan for the outlet. Once those are added next week, (gotta wait for payday :-( ). I should be able to move the plants to more light. I will have about 12,000 lumens in the box compared with the 3,000 lumens I have them under right now.

    Here is the box with the 4ft Fluorescents. I still need to add foil to the top panel.


    I am seeing alot of secondary nodes on these plants and I am hoping that 2 weeks from now, I will begin to see signs of sex and can find out if I have any female plants. I am hoping to have at least one, but I am realistic that I may have none.

    I will finish the grow box and hopefully have them in it by next week and see how they do. I will post more pictures at 2 months and we can see if it makes a difference. Here are the rest of the pictures from 6 weeks.



    Enjoy a toke for me.

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    Re: Wolfbuddie/unkown strain/started May 16th 2009

    looking good, im in.

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    Re: Wolfbuddie/unkown strain/started May 16th 2009

    Looking nice and healthy - Going great!

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