01/28/14 day 31 veg ill start a journal of my first indoor grow since I just sit around all day staring at the damn thing. (hopefully its a girl!) Just a little background. Been germinating seeds for 5 seasons now to grow outdoors but have yet to make a successful harvest due to poachers! Finally made it off to college and got my own place so I figure this is the perfect way to ensure safety over my shit! So my setup is in my closet with a 250 W metal halide lamp suspended with strings from the rod that holds my clothes. Got the light out of a parking lot ^_^ So its got no type of hood, just a metal reflector. I had to do some wiring to it so that I could isolate the ballast from the light to keep temps down in the closet. I've got a bagseed in about a 1.5 litre pot with potting soil. (took it from my rents house!) The whole goal of this grow is to make a decent amount of dank without pumping much money, if any into this project.(broke college kid) So far I've spent $22 on food for the plant that I got at the local hydro store... (started feeding it on day 26 of veg) Now for the plant! The plan is to veg it until March 01 and then flip it. (i'd veg longer but Im going on a cruise early june) It broke the dirt on either December 28 or 29. And then i'll let it flower until its ripe! I dont know if its indica or sativa yet because the seed was given to me, so hopefully it doesn't flower on sativa time Im about 31 days into veg give or take (I never took specific note of when it broke surface) I started it on my nightstand with a cfl desk light under 24/0 for maybe 10 days. Then it got moved into the closet under the 250W MH. I'll post a few pictures leading up to the overall progress of today but Im pretty inconsistent as far as the light cycle goes because I dont run the light at night because its too bright and if I shut the door it gets too hot and I already figured out you can't reverse heat stress damage the hard way! But basically I keep the door open with a box fan in the doorway to circulate air. So whenever I feel like going to bed the light goes off, this could be anywhere from 9:00 at night to 1am. Im always up by 7am for class so its usually on by 7:30 depending on whether or not I remember to turn it on first thing in the morning. But the light usually goes off around 10-10:45. But sometimes I go out to another university for the weekend and leave it on 24/0. Not sure how this will affect it, looks like a healthy motherfucker to me so I dont really care. Anyways heres a few pics of it when I first started growing it and it got heat stress. I dont have any other pics documenting it up until today because I didn't know if I would make it all the way but im not turning back anymore! Unless its a god damn male Here it is when it was heat stressed like a mother This is the plant at 28 days of veg And finally today!