PTGC Toppers: OG Kush & BDE first tent grow
Excited to join for this challenge! It’s my first time on the forum and I’m excited to follow everyone’s progress.
I started my seeds on 8/7 - one OG Kush photo from DNA Genetics and one Big Detroit Energy photo from Ethos.
Plan is to do each in a 5 gal fabric pot and top/ SCROG them to fill out the tent, but they may run out of room
Tent: Gorilla 2x2.5
Light: Viparspectra P1500 qb (400w replacement) and may add a 300w viparspectra LED i have as extra
Coco: Plantonix brick rehydrated w CalMag
Nutes: GH MaxiBloom only ( i think this is called Lucas formula?) with CaliMagic, KoolBloom, and GH Diamond Nectar.
Buffered coco overnight and again this afternoon. EC around 1800 with the calimagic. Then rinsed that with water, followed by weak seedling nutes. EC run off got down to around 300, which is actually a bit low but I’d rather be safe.
Transfered BDE seedling to a 2 gal fabric pot with coco and perlite in the grow tent.
Excited to start watering for real!
Working on figuring out my fertigation set up. My nutes measured 1850 EC so I diluted down to around 800 EC. I measured the run off and it was about 385 EC. Not sure what's up with that, but it could be since the seedling hasn't had a chance to root into the new coco yet so its just draining through? It's my first time measuring EC during a grow.
Installed the in-line fan and carbon filter yesterday and it’s working OK so far. Not as quick to reduce humidity as I would have liked, but the automatic settings and sensor are fun to have.
I’ll be away for a week, so I’ve rigged up two 2.5 gal water jugs with nutes and have some towels leading from the water and buried a bit in the coco - hopefully it transfers the water at a good rate. I’ve had success with this method in the past.
She lives! Very pleased and relieved that the towel and water jug watering system lasted the whole week I was away. It used all five gallons of nutes and probably tripled in size so maybe this grow is finally kicking off after a super slow start. My plan is to FIM or top pretty soon. i’m at three or four nodes so maybe in a week or so.
FIMed at fifth node. Hard to tell exact nodes since it has offset growth right now. Will transplant from two gal to ten gal pot in two weeks depending on growth. She’s looking real healthy
Growing strong. Many roots are showing through the fabric pot already. Has anyone had issues with green slime on the fabric? Perhaps some hydrogen peroxide could help with that