First time grower I could use some advice from experts

Discussion in 'Growing Marijuana Indoors' started by Zeke335, Aug 18, 2007.

  1. I've just orderds some dutch passion Mazar and would like to grow it. However I've read so many things about growing I'm lost as to what to do. I could use help with the following issues.


    I've read that a good way to do this is to soak the seeds in wet paper before putting them in a growing medium. is this nesscerary?. I would prefer to just put the seeds in a growing medium (flower pot) right away and let them sprout. does this work or do I have to use the paper example

    - Lighting

    I've read that in the first 4 weeks of growth I need to keep the light on 24/7 is this nessecary? I have a small house and my family wouldn't approve of me keeping the light on that long. Would 18 hours a day be enough light for the vegetation and 12 hours a day during flowering. Would that work?

    - Water

    The last time I had cannabis seeds I think I put too much water because the stem rotted and turned purple. How much water and how often do I need to use on these plants without them going bad?

    - Fertiliser

    When should I start to use this on the flower? Should I use it after the first 4 weeks when it starts to vegetate? or should I use it right away? And how much should I use I I've read that too much can damage the plant

    - Compost

    should I mix the compost with soil before putting the seeds in? Is this the right things to do?

    -Anything else
    is there anything I've left out that might be nessacry for me to know to help me grow

    I would appresiate any advice people here a grassciy

    Thank you

    Zeke Masters

  2. i usually start seeds @ 18/6 and cuttings/clones @ 24/7. in the case of seeds you are simulating nature a little more. I have done seeds two different ways. germinate then in a wet paper towel and then plant the seeds that germ. or the old fashioned stick a seed in good soil and watch it go. I have rarely gotten male plants (probably luck who knows) when starting seeds on 18/6. just make sure that you use soils with NO fertilizer in it.

    as far as lighting these will have to be in an enclosed room anyway so the family probably shouldn't care. the plants will need 12 hour UNINTERRUPTED dark period (12/12) once they are flowering anyway. think photo darkroom with lights on 12/12.

    okay that gets you started now the search function will finish the rest....
  3. Gday Zeke<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:eek:ffice" /><o:p></o:p>
    You have asked some very good first questions.<o:p></o:p>
    Germination – You can certainly place the seeds directly into the medium you will be using to grow….soil in your case. The main reason people use the paper towel method is to ensure the seeds they put into their medium are not dead. I personally plonk them into little plastic cups (holes in the bottom for drainage) filled with seed raising soil. No need to fertilize at this stage as the existing soil should contain enough nutrients while it's a wee seedling.<o:p></o:p>
    Lighting - No, its not necessary to keep the lights on 24/7. Your spot on with the 18 hours light, 6 hours dark as this will work just as fine….there is very little evidence showing that 24/7 light is any more effective. <o:p></o:p>
    Water – The universal method for checking to see if your soils needs some more water is to check a few centimeters under the soil surface. If its dry, its time to water. Just use regular water (I use tap water that has been left out for 24 hours to let the chlorine evaporate) and add a little bit at a time. You know when your plant has had enough when water starts to trickle from the bottom. This rule you can use all the way though your grow.<o:p></o:p>
    Fertilizer – Once your seedlings have grown 4 or so pairs of leaves, they are no longer seedlings….its time to transplant them into some good soil mixture. Once transplanted, water like described above but don't fertilize quite yet (soil should have plenty of nutrients initially). The next time they need water is the right time to start feeding your plant fertilizer. Its best to start with small amounts (I use 1 quarter of the recommended dose with fertilizer I haven't used before) so you don't over do it. If the plant handles it well, increase the dose when you need to water next.<o:p></o:p>
    Compost – I personally don't use compost so I don't really know. I just nip down to the local hydroponics store and pick up what they recommend… wonders<o:p></o:p>
    Anything else – There is heaps to learn about growing MJ and at first it is quite over whelming but I promise you….after your first grow, you will learn so much. Just research up on the internet (this forum is quite excellent) and you should be fine.<o:p></o:p>
    Best of luck……don't forget to read up on ventilation as well….<o:p></o:p>
    <o:p> </o:p>
  4. if your family cares about u having a light on for 24hrs (which isn't nessecary).... then im pretty sure they will fucking kill u if they find out y the light was on for 24hrs. dont disrespect your family(mother/father) like that brother. if its phamily then im off base and i take it all back...but thats not the vibe im gettin'.

  5. I don't think my mum would mind me growing. but my dad He's only been around for less than a quater of my life and expects me to do what he says. No way I hate the guy. Since he doesn't live with us I won't listen to anything he has to say about my ganja habit he's like a strange black man (mums white) that turns up now and then and make my life very stressful. I have a feeling even if I keep up with my study he'll still dissaprove of my ganja use. sometimes I don't know what he wants from me. he doesn't know that I hate life and drugs are one of the only thing apart from Sci fi TV and WWE Wrestling that make me happy. my dad just has to deal with it.

    my dads a hypocrit though when he was younger he used to spend hours alone in the dark drinking so how dare he talk me down about drugs!!!

    I just asked my mum if it's ok for me to grow ganja and she said yes it's ok as long as it's on a small scale no more than 2 plants
  6. No matter what, it's not cool to grow in your parents house without their permission.

    Stay in school and buy your own pad before growing. Much better if its done in that order.

  7. MY Mums fine with it as long as I don't grow more than 2 plants at a time. I have a feeling my dad will have his objections but he doesn't live here so I don't realy care what he thinks.

    As for School I'm going to college in September

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