First Coco Grow
Not bad start for my first time in coco.
I am planning to top when they get into their final containers, since it is a 4x2 I will have to pick the best two. Each plant has a colored stake they are supposed to be the same genetics. Runtz or something along that line. Was some local place in town that sold seeds. Bought six was given eight, and six germinated. One was really late so she is runty she hasn't been transplanted up yet. Running the General Hydroponics line. Lights are 2 vipar xs1500 in a 4x2 grow tent.
Here is my nutrient system.
This is using the cheap Jebao 3.4 wifi dosers. They are cheap as dirt and a pain to make solution but it seems to do pritty good in automating the nutrient solution makeup, and so far so good two tanks made as I switch the plants to 5 gallon pots decided to do 3 plants. Here is the latest pic of the entire system.
Any advice on plant training I topped these autos and hoping to fill out the upper cannopy. I want to trim the lower parts of the plants the small buds, that aren't going to do anything. I just transplanted them last night and I have to go away again. I have a friend maintaining the system, but I don't think she has the heart to cut the plants. She thinks I was crazy when I topped them, and tossed 3 of the non performing plants out. However it is the selection of the strongest in my garden. I want big healthy strong plants that recover from my scissors. What doesn't kill you only makes you stronger.
I am happy with what is happened so far but I bought photoperiods and got auto flowers instead, I was surprised when I came home Friday from being on the road for 2 weeks seeing budding plants. The only good thing is that they were at least all females. Kicking up the fertigation to 4 times daily, and with a 12 gallon usable tank I should get a week at 0.3 gal per fertigation event 4 times a day. And yes I removed that plug strip from the top of the tank. It was a weekend long project getting it all setup, and working correctly.