Noob attempt plz critique

Discussion in 'Grow Journals' started by xJolt, May 18, 2006.

  1. Aight, pretty much saved all the seeds outa bags of shit i liked (minus the seedless bags of coarse lol, wish i could get a hold of some of those seeds). Im an insomniac so ive decided to spend some of my extra time (im awake about 20 hours a day) putting together a makeshift grow op in my closet. My effort is minimal becuase its really just something for me to do, therefore my budget is even more mininal. So far i went and bout about 16L or Vermaculite and 16L Perlite (2 bags of each) and a f*cking huge thing of peat moss. I mixed it 1(vermaculite):1(perlite):2(peat moss) in a plastic trash bucket i washed out. I put the mixture in 5 little plastic pots ($0.20 each, so they are small and flimsy) and put 1 germinated seed into each @ about 2 knuckles deep and coverd. The soil was already very moist. I decided to put in some 20-10-10 just add water maricle grow solution. That is where my biggest worry is... i put a little on the coffie filters i was germinating on and the little white thing coming out turned slightly yellow on some of the seeds. I put 3 tsp of the mix with about 2 quarts of water (it says 1/2 tsp per 2 quarts then water like normal), but i only put a handful of this concentrated mix on top of each pot. I dont really want to invest any more money till the seeds sprout and im sure it wont be wated. Will the seeds begin to spout if i just put them in my closet (clueless parents and would rather not explain)? Should i worry about the fertilizer?

    If i do proceed my makeshift plan is to line my 3ftx3ft and tall closet with mylar and put something like this http://cgi.ebay.com/150W-CFL-HYDROPONIC-GROW-LIGHT-LAMP-Like-MH-HPS-SALE_W0QQitemZ7767173248QQcategoryZ42225QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
    in there....
    if things go as planned and my plants successfully go into their vegitive state and begin to grow ill add a 4'' vent with an inline fan for flow outside and am considering buying a tank of CO2 and just leaking it in my closet. Am i completly retarded....?:p

    If i turned out growing those 5 plants i would proably choose the best 2 or 3 and only grow them due to limited space and just cure then smoke them myself with friends...

    So for any1 who would please answer me i will simplfy my questions:
    1) Did i overfeed?
    2) What shoud i do about overfeeding germinated seeds?
    3) Will that CFL or something like it suffice?
    4) With my limited space and airflow in my closet what set up would you reccommend for air flow?
    5) Is leaking a CO2 tank in my closet retarted (ie...will i die?)
    6) Is my soil composition decent?
    7) I live in Florida and have a big backyard, if i mix in some of the soil ive made will the plants do ok out side if i water and feed them regularily? (its may)

    Thank you in advace for any1 who can comprehend me and takes the time to answer me, you may refrence me to some movie like Ultimate Grow or w/e but these movies all require too much time, money, and space, and look like pro grow ops...keep in mind my sitiuation as a live in student please...

    TYIA,
    xJolt
     
  2. I think its obvious they'll grow in florida , im growing in belgium outside everything going great
     
  3. If I understood your post correctly, you put more than the recommended amount of fertilizer in the soil? If so, your plants are probably going to die unless you fix it b/c they do not need any ferts until about 3 weeks. As I'm a pretty new grower myself the only other question I can help you on is the lights. Get yourself some CFL's, 46 watt bulbs are about $10 a piece, 3 would be alright for one plant.
     
  4. 1) Did i overfeed?

    You should never feed anything other then water until the plant becomes established (i never feed until i am a good 2 weeks into my grow and i have a good 4'' plant and even then, i am only feeding at 25% strength). Stop adding fertilizer and give a good water flush (assuming the pots have holes in the bottom) add a good 1'' of water ontop of the soil and allow it to drain out (into a sink). NEVER EVER use miracle grow, and since you used a dose that was close to 600% the recomended dose in both the germinating stage (BAD!) and in the pre-veg stage (even worse) i would be AMAZED if anything grows... get rid of miracle grow.. never use it on marijuana.

    2) What shoud i do about overfeeding germinated seeds?

    As previously described*

    3) Will that CFL or something like it suffice?

    That CF would suffice, but i would advice following kayakabubbler said and go with normal CFLs. It would be a lot cheaper, but if you want to go all out, those lights are great and i am sure you would see great things from it...although i find it REALLY hard to believe that it produces 10,000 Lumens.. its a CFL for gods sake lol, and if it is true, i HIGHLY doubt it is nearly as "cool running" as they claim for it to be...

    4) With my limited space and airflow in my closet what set up would you reccommend for air flow?

    Get a desktop fan and position it to blow (gently) at the stems of the plant.. you want significant airflow across the base of the plants (soil line) to help strengthen the stem.

    5) Is leaking a CO2 tank in my closet retarted (ie...will i die?)

    You breath out CO2, the only way it would be harmful to you is if it was in such a high concentration that it displaces the oxygen around you...which would be a LOT of CO2...in other words, you are safe... although i find this a little silly, how are you planning on "leaking" CO2? the only way i can think of is the controlled reaction of Yeast and Sugar (producing Ethanol and CO2), but this is gonna produce such a TINY amount i do not see it having any form of positive effect on the plants.

    6) Is my soil composition decent?

    Do you have no potting soil? I will live and die by the composition of 3 parts (high grade - neutriant free) potting soil to 1 part Perlite. I think you have defeated the purpose of adding EQUAL quanities of Perlite and Vermiculite as one is used to drain soil and the other is used to retain it.. I would choose one or the other

    7) I live in Florida and have a big backyard, if i mix in some of the soil ive made will the plants do ok out side if i water and feed them regularily? (its may)

    Yes, plants will grow anywhere that you can provide sun, nutrients and regular watering.. but be VERY cautious of planting on your own property...you are asking for trouble doing this... find a heavily planted area and hide your babies in there...

    Regards,

    FLEX
     

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