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4th Grow - Strawberry Lemonade

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3
189
4 months ago
Indoor
Room Type
LST
weeks 1,2,...
Topping
week 2
Photos & Videos
Grow Conditions
Week 1
Vegetation
18 hrs
Light Schedule
27
°F
°C
Day Air Temperature
81
°F
°C
Day Air Temperature
5.8
pH
60%
Air Humidity
No Smell
Smell
25
°F
°C
Solution Temperature
77
°F
°C
Solution Temperature
25
°F
°C
Night Air Temperature
77
°F
°C
Night Air Temperature
7
gal
l
Pot Size
26.5
gal
l
Pot Size
91.44
inch
cm
Lamp To Plant Distance
36
inch
cm
Lamp To Plant Distance
1000 PPM
CO₂ Level
0.25
gal
l
Watering Volume Per Plant Per 24h
0.95
gal
l
Watering Volume Per Plant Per 24h
Nutrients
Grow Technique Usage
LST
Technique
Commented by Samson420 Samson420
7 months ago

After the success of my 3rd grow I've decided to push myself a bit with the 4th grow. I've ditched the 2x4 tent and finally put a door on the walk-in closet. I've decided to expand my footprint a touch and expand my garden to 6 plants. My light is stated to handle a 5x5 footprint but I thought 8 plants would be a little too much for a number of reasons, and I wanted to leave the girls room to flourish. I bought some 3/4" electrical conduit and a hand pipe cutter from Home Depot, and connected them together with canopy fittings I bought on Amazon to make a "frame" from which to hang my light and fans and run wires.

This is the 6th and final strain chosen for my personal 6pk Challenge. I received this strain as a free gift from Barney's Farm after they contacted me through the Grow Diaries chat and asked if I would share my pictures with them. Thankfully I I saw the chat and responded in time to take them up on the offer.

Breeder's stated Flower time is 60-70 days.

In reality, this was actually the very first strain I chose to be in The Challenge. I received 3 strains from Barney's as a gift, and this was the only strain that I hadn't grown yet. It didn't fit into my last grow due to it's slightly longer flower period than the others I was growing. You can't harvest and hang to dry in the same space you still have a plant growing, so this strain had to wait. Having removed the tent from my grow equation and being able to have it as a separate place to dry now, frees me up to grow any plant as long as it needs to be grown. I felt that I absolutely had to get this strain into this grow.

Shout-out to Barney's Farm for reaching out to a n00b grower and showing some love! I expect this strain to be just as good as the previous strains that I've grown...and that's been pretty damn good so far. Thanks again!

For me Day 1 is the first day that the plant pops up from the soil/coco, or in my case this grow, the Rapid Rooter. I do not begin to count Week 1 until I have changed the light intensity from Seedling to Vegetative strength.

The seed was placed into it's wet paper towel to germinate and the plastic topped container was placed on top of my refrigerator (Friday). On Sunday I placed the sprouted seed into a Rapid Rooter. Initially my plan was to leave the sprout in the Rapid Rooter and leave the rooter in my tray and under the dome on a heat mat...but I didn't have a temp controller for my heat mat and after about 2 hours of leaving them only in the rooters I got paranoid and placed the rooters into some small peat pots with coco for an additional layer between the heat mat.

The rooters were soaked in a nutrient solution consisting of 2ml CalMag+ and 2ml each of Cyco Bloom A & B per 1 gallon of distilled water. Yes, I did mean to type BLOOM. The person that designed the feeding system that I currently use believes that in the seedling stage of growth, the Bloom nutrients are more beneficial because the plant is able to use the higher amounts of potassium and phosphorus to develop it's roots faster. She received about 30ml of this mixture per day for her first 7 days.

On Day 8 I decided to switch to Grow nutrients. On Day 13 I transplanted from the small peat pot into a 7 gallon fabric pot and watered just down directly under the plant, maybe a little bit wider. I did this because I saw a video where a grower believes that this promotes the roots to grow down, before growing out. According to the video this will give the plant a stronger anchor into the pot. I decided to try this because in previous grows I have seen roots in my plants roots "reach up" where I was seeing roots rise above and then got back down into my coco. I didn't believe that my plants were very well anchored until much later into the grow. We shall see.

Day 14 was a Sunday and started Week 1. I setup my CO2 tank and timer and switched my light to it's Veg setting. Each day my circle of watering got a little bit larger until I the entirety of the pot had been watered.

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RastaMouse
RastaMouse week 1

Looking good :sunglasses: