In the previous diary you can read about a handmade box and a successful experience of growing auto hybrids Nothern Express by Fast Buds. If you are interested, check this out. I decided to grow something more cheerful, I mean the high :wink:
Here is what I decided to order:
Speed Devil#2 - indica/sativa/ruderalis. I ordered it because of the positive feedbacks about Sween Seeds and this sort, and I haven't seen reports on it.
Here are the features of the auto hybrid: the type – auto flowering hybrid, harvest at home is about 400-500g/m2, harvest in the open air is about 20-60g/a plant. The blossoming at home is about 5 weeks, the harvest (in many cases) will be after 2 month from sprouting, the height 70-80cm.
So, the seedbank tells about pretty big size of its plants, and I like it :blush: let’s see, how they behave in the process of growing.
I won’t describe the box in details, I’ve done it in the previous report. Here are the highlights: it was made by hand from fiberboard with guideways for moving plants up and down with additional shelves and fixtures, since the lamp is fixed. I’ve made 3 levels of guides that allow keeping plants at any stage of their growth at about 20-25 cm from the lamp. The idea was great, and that was proved by the previous experience:+1:.
The box ventilation is quite simple: sodium lamps are situated in the cool tube, which is ventilated through with two vents, and one more is working on air injection and two blowing passive vents are in the ceiling. I don’t care about the smell, as the box will be in the detached well ventilated room, and I don’t have any occasional guests at home; my neighbours always cook so stinky food, that I could grow a whole plantation and nobody would smell it because of the constant fish and cabbage odor :grin:
The lightning is the same: sodium lamps 250 Philips Son-T 28000lm + 3 ESL 6400 32W, maybe I’ll add something else if it’s necessary, I’ll write about it definitely.
I’ll use the soil that has been already tested by my brother and me – Morris Green Universal with the supplement of vermiculite and perlite for protection of roots from any infection.
I’ll use typical fertilizers: Uniflor Micro, Etisso Grow & Bloom, potassium monophosphate and calcium ammonium nitrate + sulphate for extra fertilizing, potassium HUMATE Energen and liquid vermicompost.
The seeds are already watered in cotton disks. I’ll plant them straight into the pots, because we grow autos and don't need to replant them. The lightning is constantly 18/6, now there are 3 ESL 32W. Forgot it: I haven’t bought a PH-tester yet, but in 2-3 weeks I’ll have it and become able to feed plants with chemicals thoroughly :smile:
So, that’s all for now, if you have any questions – just ask, I’ll surely answer you. Wish me luck in my full-time job :grin: