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Lowryder 2 CFL first-timer's grow. Lots of Pics!
Posted 30 May 2009 - 05:01 PM
Well I've been talking about it for a while, so I figured I should finally get my ass in gear and get this journal started!
A little info to begin:
Medium: Soilless mix (?) 50% peat moss/ 50% perlite (Westland peat moss)
Grow Type: Closet Indoor
Strain: Lowryder 2
Light: 125w CFL (Envirolite) and I'll be adding more as they grow
Room temperature: 21 to 25.5 Celcius
Nutrients: None given so far, I have tomato food for when I start
Pot Size: Small cups, 18 cl (180 ml ?)
PH of runoff: 6.5-7.0 (using liquid PH indicator at the moment, I'll spring for a digital eventually)
Now to the real reason you came: Some pictures!
This is what plant #1 (hereafter referred to as Plankton) looked like at ~24 hours
And here's how the growroom looked back then
If anyone wants more detailed info on the room, it's here-http://forum.grassci...setup-pics.html
I've only modified it slightly since then, adding new doors, securing the light better and tidying up the cables.
I planted another seed on the 21st, it sprouted around the 22nd.
Here's a pic of plant #2 (hereafter known as Patty) at around 24 hours-
I had a slight setback with Plankton between days 6-9, she was too close to the light and suffered burns, as you can see-
But she's recovering nicely! I'm not sure if I should trim the damaged parts, so any feedback would be appreciated.Here's how she looked yesterday-
And here's a pic of my happy little family doing what they do best-
That's it for the intro. I'll post a few pics later today and after that I will do at least one major update a week, with minor ones if needed.
It's great to finally be growing!
Posted 30 May 2009 - 05:41 PM
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Posted 30 May 2009 - 06:31 PM
Thanks a lot Dave, how are yours coming along? Nice to see you in here!
Cool set up Tim looking forward to see how you get on. GOOD LUCK.
Thanks for the advice, I have the cups partially covered at the moment, and I'll be transplanting soon into proper pots. Cheers for looking in!
get those plants out of the clear cups man... the roots get fucked up when exposed to light like that....
Excellent! I was wondering about that myself. I have 2-6-6 tomato nutes, but do you think something with higher N would be better for the moment?
Yeah, definitely something darker. Plankton looks great! I think it might be about time for nutes for that one. The lower leaves are yellowing, so you need some nitrogen. Lookin' good Tim!
Thanks for stopping by, I hope you'll visit regularly!
And that goes for the rest of you too!
Posted 30 May 2009 - 11:25 PM
And I think you should try starting at 1/4 strength.
Posted 31 May 2009 - 01:17 AM
I think you should try starting at 1/4 strength.
Most definitley! I don't want any more issues, even with my 'test plant'
Sorry I didn't have time for posting more info. today blades, but I'll be around fairly regularly.
Abracadabra! Alakazam! Grow my plants as big as they can !
Posted 31 May 2009 - 02:04 AM
I wouldn't trim any parts off the plant. She will do her thing to recover. And recover she will.
Posted 31 May 2009 - 02:23 AM
And I was just wondering about trimming the dead parts as I don't know if dead plant tissues can cause damage to a plant? Like gangrene in humans? Anyway I'm gonna leave it for now, and see if there's any change after her first feeding. If it improves or stays the same, great, if the necrosis starts to spread, they'll be coming off!
Cheers for visiting, call back soon!
Posted 31 May 2009 - 03:25 AM
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Posted 31 May 2009 - 06:29 AM
lookin good so far tim! nice setup you got there. subscribed and watching
Thanks Chitown! I'll try to keep it interesting for ya! Have you anything growing yourself ATM? I'd love a link if you do...
The AGA is watching YOU!
Well then I guess I'll have to try and live up to my name and make this a magic grow!
Thanks for lookin in. It's great to be part of the AGA!
im hoppin on board for this one bro. :ooking good so far. One thing, the CFL shown above your plants can behalf the distance from the plants which will give em much more light and keep em from stretchin on ya Keep it up!
Hey Myles, nice to have you with us!
Yeah, I had it well up in that pic, I was after burning poor Plankton and so I went too far the other way and ended up stretching Patty, D'oh!
I really need to get a desk fan in there ASAP. I tried a cheap battery powered one from euro2 (discount store) but it was terrible.
Once I have that in, I'll really be pushing them up close.
Once again thanks to everyone for reading, and especially to my Blades who took the time to comment. It's highly appreciated!
Posted 31 May 2009 - 10:38 AM
Posted 31 May 2009 - 05:07 PM
Nice to be here Tim, Just got my own arse into gear and followed your lead and set up a grow journal also, can be found in my signature if I done it properly.
Loving your girls names, I thought that Sandy might have made it, maybe next time LOL.
Keep up the good work as I and many others are keen to see this grow out till the end all the best Dave.
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