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So I thought I would try this out...

Discussion in 'First Time Marijuana Growers' started by RasPlasch, Mar 20, 2012.

  1. #1 RasPlasch, Mar 20, 2012
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    A few weeks ago I received some marijuana. It had many seeds that I found throughout the time I smoked it. I decided for fun I would throw 5 of them into a glass of purified water. Two days later I checked the cup and three of them had sprouted... I went and found soil in my garage and planted them in a old butter tub... To my surprise they all actually came above soil, and one of them seems very healthy and strong.
    I have absolutely no idea what I'm doing... but hell if I could pull this off with the help from you guys.. why not try? I have them under an unknown sized fluorescent light, and a 10 watt helical fluorescent bulb. Which I found...The tubular fluorescent bulbs are rather small in size though..
    Unfortunately I cannot keep them inside.. My plan is to grow them inside until the weather is consistently warmer and the plants are strong enough to handle the outdoor hazards.

    I have many questions though! Or any recommendations you can throw at me to succeed would be awesome.

    Is my lighting efficient or completely off?
    Why is one of the plants completely uncapable of supporting itself?
    When (if they survive) can I bring them outside for good? (I live in MN)
    How do I keep them alive?
    Should I separate them now? Later? How should I separate them without killing them? Didn't think about planting them separately until now... ooops...


    Gaze upon my mess....

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  2. Pics seem to be broken, unless it's just me.
     
  3. nope they are broken. If you do start inside and move outside, make sure you do it as an "ease in". Going from a couple of flourescents to the full strenghth of the sun will fry your plants. alot of people do a walk around with their plants, early hours or later hours, avoiding noon or mid day from direct sunlight and heat. This will let you plant adjust to the new amount it will6. be getting.

    keep in mind this is going to require you to bring them insdie to outside. many people bring them out for 6 hours, light them inside for 12. dark for 6. then make em stay out for 8 hours...etc until you can leave them outside.

    also use 5 gallon paint buckets with good premium soil asa opposed to straight in the ground.

    i use fox farm ocean farm mixed with perlite as a 50/50 ratio. the babies need no soil for a moth with the nutes already in the soil.
     
  4. Thanks for the quick replies!

    How do I fix the pictures for ya?
    Haven't been on Grasscity in around a year... kind of forgot how to post pictures.

    Thank you for the tip. :)
     
  5. I don't know what caused the pic problem and so don't know how to fix it. If you can't get them to work on this site, you could always use a separate picture hosting site.
     
  6. lol MN ehh? well with the weather we've been having here, should have a nice, long, and hot summer!!!!

    from Minneapolis with love
     


  7. Thank you sir! I reside just south of you! That is exactly why I am trying this out. Seems to me this summer is going to be a hot one. I already have leaves blooming in my yard, and so is the garden. A month early. :eek:

    Does anyone have an recommendations for the best lights to use for the beginning and middle stages of growing? I'm clueless. And how to set up the lights properly? I have time for a project tonight. :)
     
  8. This weather in minnesota is crazy so far. I was at menards today looking around and saw some 40w cfl's for a few bucks. A power strip with some socket and y adapters for lightbulbs should be ok.
     
  9. From what I have read so far... I think I am going to go with a 400 Watt HID light.

    Any objections?
     
  10. Forgive me if I missed it, but I'm not sure what the dimensions of your grow area will be. A 400w HID supports maximum growth in up to a 2.5x2.5' area. I like to use that size because my plants end up at about 2' tall after topping a few times in veg, and a 400w is perfect for that height. The GE Lucalox PSL/XO comes in a 400w and is the best grow light I've seen for any stage of growth.
     

  11. woah... no way, I just bought some 48watt cfl bulbs from menards earlier today too!.... thats crazy.. hahah

    and yes, the weather has been out of this world as of late. I love it! :)
     


  12. Honestly, I'm not even sure.

    Right now I have them in a small pot under a shitty fluorescent tube light and a 10watt CFL... until the 400 watt HID arrives tomorrow.

    I have three growing until I can figure out if I even have a female.

    When can I figure out the sex of the plants?

    But from what I have gathered.. a 400w HID seemed to me to be a fantastic bulb for the vegetation stage, so I went with it. I don't want tall plants, so should I keep the bulb rather close to the plant?
     
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