Greetings far and wide from sunny Arizona,
Welcome to my very first grow~! Since this is my first grow, please feel free to share any advice, suggestions or insight, and thank you in advance for doing so
In the past, I have grown many vegetables and herbs, and with time, I have learned so much. Growing my own weed has always been on the list of things I’ve wanted to grow, however, it seemed very intimidating from the outside looking in. Recently, I have discovered that not trying something new out of fear of failure is not a good enough reason to explore new things. I’ve gathered whatever confidence I have and will do my best! Please look forward to it.
I want to give a big shout out to my cousin for letting me set up my tent at her place and taking on this learning endeavor with me. A special shout out to all the folks down at GrowersHouse for supplying me with everything I need to get set up and for helping me out along the way with whatever questions I may have. A huge and heartfelt thanks to Mike C for hooking me up with my clones as shown below.
Both clones are Blue Dream and came into my possession on October 8th, not sure when they were cut, however, they were transplanted on October 15th so I think its safe to say they are Libras. What do you think?
My cousin had germinated some bag seeds she found and they too were planted on this date, October 8th, but they began germination a few days before that. Still safe to say they are Libras. I believe she had 5 seeds but only 4 germinated, no clue what strain they are, but we figured it would be a fun trial run to learn from. My coworker told me to keep an eye on these in case they turn out to be male, but for now they are still babies starting off their lives. Gender reveal TBD. Please wish them female and look forward to see them grow. Below are pictures of their germination/planting. Dismiss the unfocused seedling, I will get better at taking quality pics.
My current set up is a 3x3 Planthouse tent, I have two of the germinated seeds set up in an Autopot system (wish I had saved these for my clones, but I don’t want to mess with them so I kept them in there). The Autopot containers are 3.9 gallons which I am top feeding until the roots grow big enough to use the reservoir. The mix is 50% coco and 50% perlite, as suggested in the Autopot manual. My Blue Dream clones are in 3 gallon plastic containers which have 70% coco and 30% perlite.
For the entirety of my grow I will be using the Ventana Plant Science nutrient line, which so far working well and the feeding chart is pretty intuitive. I test the PH of my feed before I water my plants, and so far so good (6.3). Excited to see the results as we used this line on some cherry tomatoes and the plant grew vigorously, and is bearing lots of fruit.
The current light in there is a HLG 65 V2 LED. Comes in a 4000K spectrum. I’m sure I will have to add a second light as this one is designed for a 2x2 space. Not sure if it should be the same light or if I should go a different route. Suggestions? Below is an image for reference.
After transplanting it seems like our plants got a bit stressed out. I am assuming its from the transplant and/or the new environment. They started to get a bit yellow and some discoloration in the leaves (they look like lines along the blades). These pictures below were taken on October 14th.
We tried to remedy this by adding some humidity as the room was feeling really dry. Added a small room humidifier and kept it around 40-55%. However, I have been reading that I should be keeping clones in 80% humidity? So we have been gradually turning the humidity up.
Yesterday, October 20th, I went over to check up on the gang. The Blue Dream Clones are getting bigger and starting to show their female parts. I am unsure if you can tell by the pictures but there is still some yellowing going on. I’ve still been trying to figure out the underlying problem(s). Maybe I am not feeding it heavily enough?
New leaves on the seedlings shown below.
Seeds: 4 Mystery Seeds
Clones: 2 Blue Dream
Tent size: 3x3 Tent
Lighting: Horticulture Lighting Group 65 V2/4000K
Relative humidity: 55-60%
Ventilation: 1 6” Hurricane fan
Pot size: 3-3.9 Gallon
Soil: Coco-perlite mix
Nutrient Type: Ventana Plant Science line [Structure, FlaVuh, Grow, Flower, Expand, and Support]
PH Numbers: ~6.3
Seed Germination date: ~Oct 8