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First proper grow attempt (outdoor)

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3 years ago
Outdoor
Room Type
100%
Soil
Grow medium
LST
Technique
Topping
Technique
Defoliation
Technique
Photos & Videos
Grow Conditions
Week 5
Vegetation
12
inch
cm
Height
4.72
inch
cm
Height
12 hrs
Light Schedule
22
°F
°C
Day Air Temperature
72
°F
°C
Day Air Temperature
6
pH
50%
Air Humidity
Weak
Smell
20
°F
°C
Solution Temperature
68
°F
°C
Solution Temperature
24
°F
°C
Substrate Temperature
75
°F
°C
Substrate Temperature
20
°F
°C
Night Air Temperature
68
°F
°C
Night Air Temperature
0.13
gal
l
Pot Size
0.5
gal
l
Pot Size
14.96
inch
cm
Lamp To Plant Distance
5.89
inch
cm
Lamp To Plant Distance
Nutrients
Commented by Sauswaus Sauswaus
3 years ago

- April 24th, Day 30 -

pH meter just came in with the mail which is one day earlier than expected. Calibrated and took measurements right away. My tapwater measures at a 8.2 pH, which is even higher than I expected. What's confusing me is that the soil measures at 6.2-6.9. To be sure I flushed two of the pots for more measurements.

- Runoff water flushed with the 8.2 pH tap water I've been giving them from the start: pH 6 - 6.7 differing between pots.
- Runoff water flushed with tap water corrected to pH 6.0: pH 5.9 - 6.1

This had me wondering if - just like the Royal Mix I'll be using - the Pokon Seed & Cutting soil is self-regulating organic soil. Couldn't find the answer to this anywhere so I'm assuming the answer is no. Soil pH should be at 5.2-6.2 though. What I did find out is that it has nutrients in it for 2 months so maybe that's why my LSD isn't doing too well. Might try not adding Alga Grow anymore, just Power Roots.

So now I have a lot more data but I don't really know what to make of it.

Bonzai:

I was also doing a side project for fun, shaping an unfeminised trash seed I didn't know much about into a bonzai. Shaping was going fine, but today noticed that it was showing male pre-flower so I cut it down. Might try again and keep a separate diary for it.

- April 23rd, Day 29 -

We've had great weather the last couple of days. Plants are starting to look fuller but they are not growing much in hight.

As I mentioned last week I've had to postpone the purchase of a pH meter but I have one coming in the mail this Thursday.
I've checked online for data on my local tabwater and the pH should be at 7,03 - 7,74 which I assume is what's causing me problems.
Starting Thursday I'll be adjusting the pH of my water, but I am not sure if I can bring it to 6.0 straight away or if I should do it in steps of say 0.2

I'll be using Plagron Royal Mix as soil for my final pots. With this soil I should not have to control the pH of my water but I probably will just to be sure after this bad start.

Autoflowers:

- CBD Lemon Potion

Showing its first pistils. It's still only 10cm tall and I expected this to take another week.

- Tangerine Dream

Not showing any pistils yet. I was a bit worried about this one at first but it's looking quite healthy now.

When I germinated the Autoflowers late March I realized this was pretty early for Autoflowers in the Dutch climate, but I did this on purpose to at least have a small harvest somewhere around early June. I'll be germinating two more seeds around the time I'm harvesting my Autoflowers for a second harvest. I still have one seed of both Critical Kush Auto, Blue Mammoth Auto and Malana Bomb Auto from Barney's Farm.

Fotoperiod:

- Liberty Haze

Has been ahead of the rest from the start, but it's really starting to show now.

- Laughing Buddha

Did seem kind of fragile at first, but is looking alright now.

- LSD

Has been looking kind of weak from the beginning. Since week 2 it has been bending over under its own weight and bending almost 45° in a soft breeze. Weak root base? When I checked on it and took pictures this morning it had turned to a pale shade of green and was showing burnt tips on the lower leafs. Just came home and it doesn't look much better.

Grow Questions
Sauswaus week 5 started grow question 3 years ago
Cant find pH section. Leaf edges are burnt. Working on a student budget, had to postpone buying pH meter. Local tabwater is 7,03 - 7,74 according to internet. Ill be adjusting pH starting Thursday. Can I go to 6.0 straight away or should I go down in steps of say 0.2 to adapt
Resolved
Leaves. Edges burnt
Waters answered grow question 3 years ago
Go straight down man, no need to do it gradually. You can also use baking Sosa to raise ph and lemon juice to lower it.
Sauswaus week 9 started grow question 3 years ago
Lower two sets of fan leaves have gone yellow, leaves on internodes in between haven't changed colour. Not sure what's causing this. Nutes? (3-4 more weeks of time released nutes in soil) Too much water? Did water a bit extra because I wasn't going to be home for a couple of days
Resolved
Leaves. Color - Yellow
Show all Answers (2)
Silasbotwin answered grow question 3 years ago
Hey bro! Looks like Nitrogen diffiency my friend, Nitrogen is mobile so it will gradually move up the plant from bottom to top.. You don't want this, especially in veg. Try to raise your N or use some Bio bizz fish mix or garlic beast as a foliar spray, 2ml per litre is good. A couple of times should do the trick. Keep your Ph between 6.3 and 6.8. Water a couple of times with water at Ph 6.5. Then go back to your normal nute schedule. Only water your plants when dry. You'll be fine :blush:

Happy growing :sunglasses::seedling:

Silas
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Wachsemilian
Wachsemilian week 5

looks nice dude :sunglasses:keep up the great work ...:muscle:have a good one ,till next week