I'm doing this grow journal for myself, but you are welcome to read along...
This is my 2nd grow using my indoor tent. The tent is a 2x4x5. I will be using a newly purchased 24" T5, 4-bulb fixture, to grow vegetative for about 3 weeks. Then switching to a 600W HPS for flowering.
This will be a soil grow. I'm using "Vital Earth" potting soil, and will be using the BioThrive nutrients. For the vegetative grow I'll be using "Grow" (4-3-3), and after switching to the HPS I'll slowly switch to "Bloom" (2-4-4). The soil has a trace amount to start (.37 -.31 -.31) so the nutrient regime will probly start after a week or so. The hydro store I got my soil from also threw me a bag of MYKOS. Some sort of beneficial fungus that makes the root system explode. I'll be using that during the initial planting as directed.
As i stated, this grow is the second round. The first was successful and very informative. I did 6 plants, flower only for 68 days, and yielded just under 4 ounces. I'm hoping that this time I will be able to get 3-4 ounces per plant! I have cut the number of plants to 3, and have added the "veg" cycle. Last time the plants had almost no roots in the 2 gallon pots used to grow them in. That was probly the biggest lesson learned! More roots will mean more plant, and more plant will equal more buds! At least that is the hope.
I'm doing 3 clones, all the same strain: Girl Scout Cookies.
The buzz on these plants is that they will produce a very nice bud. I'm still learning here, so smoke-able is good! The last crop works, but has a rough taste. This crop will get better attention to the details. And the next one will be INsaNE! LOL...
Here are some starting pictures. I have the tent up and running, all 3 clones are still in the cubes. I picked them up last night. The tent held a temp of 73-75 all night last night, without the heater turning on once! I was concerned with what the T5 would NOT put out regarding heat. The HPS was HOT, but this T5 is perfect! Currently running 2-6" fans, just to move air. As things get going I have plenty of fans to move air as needed.
Today I'll be potting them into 2 gallon pots.
Again thanks for reading! More to come!