Planted some seeds.

Discussion in 'First Time Marijuana Growers' started by motoxer, May 26, 2010.

  1. planted some ak-48 in in some jiffey potting soil, its all organic and everything. when i went to go fill the pots i noticed there is like some kind of flat black rock in the shit, it looks like shale or something. is this bad for the seedlings? planted them a day and a half ago so obviously they dident sprout yet but just wondering. like when you look at it closely you can see and pick it out, not sure if you guys know what i am talking about or not. i was kinda pissed and just am gonna kinda give up on the grow alreayd. i am doing it at a buddys house and he dident not want to go all they way across town to get some MG organic so i just said fuck it and settled with this shit. want anything done right you gotta do everything your self i guess. and i not not put any perlite in, is that a must?
  2. it's not really a must but it will help A LOT. if the soil has any ferts in it, your babies might get nute burn. if they survive that then when you're ready to transplant put it into something better(mg organic isn't that great either) I started mine in mg organic and when i put them into promix bx with 25% perlite they loved it lol
  3. Shitty soil is the beginning of the end.

    I don't know what you're talking about, sometimes black stuff is good, sometimes it isn't, so I can't comment. What I can say is Jiffy hasn't worked well for me in the past.

    Depending on the size of the container perlite is pretty much a must for an indoor soil grow. In a planter of 1 gallon or larger you need the drainage and the aeration or the plant's roots will rot. 20% perlite is about the minimum, anything over 40% can contribute to salt retention and will require at least one flush a few weeks into flowering. 25% to 30% is the best ratio I've seen.

    Hope that helps.
  4. k thanks guys, yeah after reading that i am not really gonna put anymore effort into this, i knew we were already off to a horible start! the one did sprount and it streached big time becaue the lights were not put on it in time. but now the lights are on it and i am just gonna let her go. i am 20 mile away from the plants so i cant really take care of them how i want to. just gotta move out and do it right

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