Exciting First Grow!
Hello everyone! I'm excited to start my very first journal to document my first grow! I officially started germinating 09/17/2020 and they have grown their tails.
-I germinated using the 24 hour soaking method in distilled water and transferred the seeds to a damp/moist napkin. I put the seeds, wrapped up in my damp napkins, into my grow tent were they were secluded in dark conditions with available air flow. Under those conditions, they grew their tails by 09/20/2020.
Today my seeds have sprouted!
From left to right, there's White Wid, Gelato, and Do-Si-Dos.
-From help with the group chat, I was able to achieve this step by creating an inexpensive humid dome! Initially I placed a humidifier inside my grow tent which increased and maintained my humidity above 75%, however I could have risked clogging my ventilation system with that method and switched to placing bottled sprayed cups over each seed.
-Do-Si-Dos is very hard to see, better pictures are coming!
I've decided to place my seedlings on a 18/6 schedule and not the 24/0. I'm using the Viparspectra 1200w LED. I've estimated my light fixture (height) to be about 2.5 feet away from my plants. Lost ruler/measuring tape, got to purchase new one. Humidity stays above 70%, I do not plan to feed my seedlings any nutrients (Including Cal Mg) besides what's already in their soil when I purchased the bags. The soil I chose to work with is VermiFire Organic. Will add organic nutrients later in phase(s). Using 10mL syringe to water each plant so I don't overfeed them water. I have a regulator that helps keep my temp. between 73-75 degree F.
-My seedlings will remain in the same grow tent for now since they do not require too much room or maintenance. will separate once transplant is complete.
-Watered my sprouts yesterday, soil still seems nicely moist
(ANY INPUT IS APPRECIATED, THANKS IN ADVANCE!)
WW, Do-si-Dos, and Gelato are almost a week old. Just checking in to let everyone know they're doing great!
Panicked because Gelato was a bit smaller than WW and DSD. The group chat community reassured me that all strains grow differently and that they look healthy and strong.
Top to bottom, DSD, Gelato, WW (mobile viewers)
Left to right, WW, Gelato, and DSD (Laptop viewers)
I noticed that my stems are purple/red. It could be a cal-mag deficiency, overwatering, or just plain genectics. Im going to wait it out and watch for other symptoms that could help diagnose the problem (if there is one). I am currently not giving any nutrients, only the nutrients that came in the soil.
I want to water less and watch temperature changes, as this could be a reason too. I dont plan to make and major changes besides watering every two to three days depending on what my plants needs.
I did notice more root growth along the cups!!!! Thats a good sign!
As I was doing my morning walk through, I noticed my babies are developing their second set of true leaves! Exciting.
What changed: I increased the percentage of light my seedlings were recieving. So before it was at around 45% and I increased it to about 55%. Im watching for light/heat burns. The goal is to utilize 100% of its light capacity in the coming weeks.
Top to bottom, DSD, Gelato, and White Wid (mobile viewers)
Left to right, White Wid, Gelato, and DSD (Laptop viewers)
Thought my plants could handle an increase in lighting, however, I noticed a very small amount of curling on the leaves. Deciding to dial it back down to about 50% of the lights intensity. I also put my heater into the tent its getting pretty chilly outside and my laboratory (where my tents reside) doesnt have a heater in it.
Last night, Sept. 29, I gave the little ones their first feeding. Intially I was going to wait until at least 21 days but something told me to start sooner, so I did. Below are pictures of the results so far.
Left is before feeding, Right is after feeding (White Widow) LAPTOP VIEWERS
Top is after feeding, bottom is before feeding (White widow) MOBILE VIEWERS
Left is before feeding, Right is after feeding (Gelato) LAPTOP VIEWERS
Top is after feeding, bottom is before feeding (Gelato) MOBILE VIEWRS
Left is before feeding, Right is after feeding (Do-Si-Dos) LAPTOP VIEWERS
Top is after feeding, right is before feeding (Do-Di-Dos) MOBILE VIEWERS
- They seem to be taking their first feeding pretty well. I see a lot more growth over night than I did in the last two days, I'm assuming they needed this feeding to help jumpstart more growth. Will continue to feed them on the schedule I created, and adjust (if need be) as I go. Wish me luck!!!
Last night before lights out, I did my first transplant for the little ones. They are now in a 1.2 gallon pot.
white widow before (left picture) and after (right picture)
Gelato before (left picture) and after (right picture)
DSD before (left picture) and after (right picture)
Transplant seem to had went well, we will see over the next few days.
-Gelato a little asymmetric but seems to be doing just fine.
- Notice little yellow spot on DSD, got to really look at it to notice. Not going to panic right now, just watch it carefully.
That's my update for today!
Plants seem to being good. Gave them water (no nutrients) about two days ago. Next feedinb coming up in a day or two. Gelato still looks weird but loving all equally. 🙂
These pictures were taken last night, 10/04/2020.
Top to bottom (mobile view), White Wid, DSD, and Gelato
Dsd and gelato still got what i like to call birth marks. I thought it was a deficiency but it hasnt progressed. Just seems to do what a birth mark does when babies get bigger. Keep its shape, but grows proportionally to the body as it grows.
Will post update pics if anything has changed.
Also this morning I increased light intensity to 60%. See what happens.
Woke up this morning and noticed white widow was looking a little different. I think I know where i went wrong with her.
The new growth tips are kind of discolored. And i believe its because the last feeding I gave her, the EC/PPM was a little higher than what i fed DSD and Gelato.
My solution is to give water next time instead of nutes.