NYGC Blues: Blueberry
Ordered seeds, should be here by the 1st. Very much looking forward to learning.
I'll be growing in a 4x4 grow room framed out by me in my shed. Environmentally controlled by a window ac unit and a small space heater controlled by a set of Inkbird temp and humidity controllers.
I have 2 Optic 1 54w COB lights and a Viparspectra 450 led (draws 300watts).
I am a very new grower, in the middle of my first grow. I'm using Nature's Living Soil now, but would be open for suggestions on other living soil mixes.
Planted seed into a jiffypod that was pre-planted into a 10 gallon bottom feed bed planter.
Nature's Living Soil mixed with fox farms ocean forest.
Ok. ... I popped these seeds 30 min ago. I'm old, i need to go to bed.
Looking forward to a new year.
She seems to be moving along nicely. Vented the humidity dome (took off for photo).
Planted a cover crop of clover and rye from Build-A-Soil, they're loving the environment.
Today I had the day off, so I took the opportunity to check for light leaks at 12 PM when I have the timer scheduled to turn out the lights.
As I watched the lights go out as scheduled, I gave myself the rather uncomfortable task of squeezing my large body into this rather small and crowded space, not to mention completely dark..... or so I thought.
As I locked the door behind me I checked the seal around the door, all seems good. But as I turned my head I was amazed to see a rather bright blue light shining from my humidifier. I had placed black tape over it when I first placed it into my space. But never checked without the lights on. The led behind the tape was still illuminating the white body.
I took it out, dryed it off and opened it up and disconnected the led.
- 6 days from sprout
- Plant height: 2 1/2"
- Average Temperature: 75° f
- Average Relative Humidity: 50%
This is the first time I've used these beds, and I'm concerned how the top soil does not seem to dry out. I feel this might just be me as a new grower as we tend to over water. I've removed a couple hand fulls of the straw mulch, as the cover crop is growing rapidly. Any advice on this issue would be welcome.
I will not fill Reservoir till the top dries out some more.
As a new grower my reference as to how much growth there should be in the first week is still a bit of a mystery, but she seems to be steadily growing.