I grew one plant a few years back using CFL's, but it turned out to be a male, so I trashed it. I travel a lot for work, so I havn't had time to try again until now. My travel schedule should be nill for the next 4-5 months, so I figured wtf, I will try again.
This time I had the funds to purchase a good 400w HPS system. Going with 4 plants this time, hopefully I will get a winner. I do not know the type of seed at all, just the best looking seeds from a good batch I had.
My closet is not that large, so I need to try and keep these plants short, I am thinking about the LST technique....still researching though. I have an attic to use, but it gets way to hot up there, and I can’t fix that right now.
I am starting this on Day 10, but here is the brief history.
-germinated seeds using the moist paper towel method, 4 of 5 made it.
-planted the seeds in some thoroughly cleaned, reused pots.
-Soil is Jiffy All-Purpose Potting Soil, added some pearlite into mix.
-Watered and let sit covered with plastic wrap, sprouts appeared after 2 days.
-Started grow using 3 CFL 100W with reflectors while I waited on HPS to arrive. 24 hour lights on.
-HPS system came in on day 9, re-setup closet to work with larger lighting system. Approx. 15 inches above sprouts. Still running 24 hours on.
-Added large oscillating fan. Approx 1 foot from plants
Some problems I could use help on…….
The few websites I've seen discussing LST say starting with primo seeds is a recommended. What is the reason I could not do this with my middie bag seeds?
I am not able to get the temps below 90 during the day, but they drop to around 80-85 at night. Will I be ok or should I add another fan?
Will an exhaust fan help bring my temps down? My ventilation plans are to run an exhaust fan on the ceiling of the closet, the attic is above it so the smell can dissipate up there.
I have 3 bottles of Fox Farm Nutes from my grow 3-4 years ago, I never even used them so they are sealed. Will they still be good now?
Pics will follow.
Any input is appreciated, thanks.
Edited by FattyJJ, 07 June 2010 - 01:06 PM.