Week 6 update! Made the jump into better lighting. An hlg Qb288 lm561c 3500k that I installed tonight replacing the old meizhi 130w led. I'm not sure how to adjust it yet so have no clue how hard I'm driving it. Will need to do some fiddleing around.
As much as I wanted this grow to be a test of what blurple lights can produce for myself, i had to make the switch! Now it's crazy blurples with 3500k in the middle. The white widow and the og kush on the far right will be under the qb.
Temp tonight 79f
Watering canna coco 9ml/g A+B
Very nice grow, even with the bit of rot. Those buds still look big and resin covered, I am sure you will enjoy them thouroughly. One thing to keep in mind is that good airflow in your drying area will keep mold down. Don’t blow air directly on the buds, but make sure it is circulating around the room (closet in your case).
Well I will have to say, this first grow has been productive. Learned a lot through first hand experience such as don't let your big fat heavy buds lean on your tent wall as support. The mix of humidity and the condensation that may have collected on the walls when lights turn on possibly led to bud rot for 3 big fat og kush buds. A small dehumidifier is not enough. Probably could have had one more fan in my tent to help move the air as well. My white widow on the other side of the tent hasn't shown signs *crossing fingers!" Everything got chopped. Carrefully chopped and zip lock bagged the top bud rot. Luckily I caught it real early? There wasn't visible signs of rot until I peeled open the bud to see the mold. Luckily I had the forsight to check the buds regularly. The mold took hold at the top of my buds that made contact with my panda film.
And so to recap this first grow,
1. White widow #1 (WW#1) had it's seed shell stuck on the sprout at the beginning of the grow delaying growth and resulting in a slightly smaller plant.
2. White widow #2 that sat in the middle of the tent foxtailed.
3. Og kush stayed healthy and problem free up until the end when mold took the top fat colas.
4. Thank goodness I didn't have any pest problems aside from the cat trying to eat the plants.
5. Get proper plant supports that don't mold in your growing medium.
6. These seeds were a mystery from the very beginning. Don't know where they were bought and from which breeder.
7. Things can only go up from here right? I've seen mold, I've seen delayed growth and how to remove helmet head from sprouts, and I now know what foxtailing looks like.
After harvesting last night I separated my white widow and og kush drying areas and will be monitoring them for mold.
Currently I have 2-1/2 closets full of weed.
On to round 2. Flipping my clones tomorrow to 12/12 and making sure I do as much as possible to avoid these issues again.
First pic is of the bud rot.
You should be OK . My first grow I used 2 300 w Mars hydro on 2 ww plants. Got about 2 Oz per plant. For first grow with shity lights I thought was pretty good. Take what she gives you and just keep learning and upgrading grow.Yeah I knew this going into the grow about the limitations of leds. I have limitations when it comes to this first grow because of time and budget but the opportunity was right so I plunged into the world of growing cannabis with a budget and a plan. That plan was to use many cheap lights that I can afford now and see what I get and hope they last for future vegatative growing. I ideally want diy LEDs people are putting together which exceeded my light budget and time restriction. This first grow gives me time to sort through what I want to do next really and what my next approach will be.
Nice job on the first grow! I am going through many of the same learning curves and I appreciate everyones knowledge and experience. Thanks!As much as I was hoping for 9 ounces, I only got 6 ounces and a whole lotta trim. The meizhi and viparspectra lights were okay for growing but definitely not great and I'd rather recommend an HLG65 over a single meizhi or viparspectra since it's just a better light imo or if your handy, build one. Although I didn't get the yield I wanted, I did get the potency that I have been searching for. Happy for this first harvest and now I'm on the end of week 3 of my 2nd crop. Will be defoliating tonight when the lights turn on. Hope I get better results with better lights and a little bit more experience.