At 1 week from sprout this is what you want to see, you want your seedlings reaching for the light not shying away or burning, you want whatever your running to be completely under the par or rather under the light so all plants are getting equal light, my light (600w led)⁹ is now 30inc from seedlings, as noted you can tell there happy bc there reaching. Allso at this time you do light lst-ing by bending the seedlings back and forth a few times a day there stem will harden faster so when there leaves start to stretch out seedlings will not fall over, otherwise you will have to use bread ties till there able to stand un aided. Pics 1 and 3 are 4 asses monkey as you can tell same strain, Pic 2 is either crystal candy or cream carmel beans were in same vial so unshure. I'm growing a dwarf in an empty coffee jar lol but it's female and smells nice.
We are now at 2 weeks from sprout, tied down seedlings, was not shure if needed but someone on this site's seedlings were falling over so I went ahead and did anyway to show them how, no harm no foul, first Pic is crystal candy or cream carmel unsure, other pics are 4 assed monkey doing well pH 6.2, just letting them do there thing, by next week will have removed the ties could do today but will give a bit more time.
Yea so took ties off seedlings, they never needed them bc when your seedlings pop a few time a day I move them back and forth, this is called light lst-ing and will make your stem harden faster so your seedlings will not fall over, only did it to show another grower how to do it bc his were falling over but mine never really needed it, he sowed his bean 1/4inc deep witch is not correct you sow 1/2inc deep and even then if you don't lst your seedlings can sometimes fall over, anyway my little trick has worked for me 100% of the time when dealing with a wayward seedling!
We are now 20 days from sprout, first feed today, seedlings are no longer seedlings but small plants that can stand on there own unaided, the 2 monkeys take a bit longer bc there a 50/50 cross and if you get sativa Dom plants it's longer, the other plant is either crystal candy or cream carmel have no idea but is slightly larger, pH on all 6.2 distance from light (600w led reflector) is 30inc from canopy and that is that. Pic 1 crystal or cream by Sweet, Pic 2 & 3 the 2 monkeys by Meth.
Today we are at 28 days from sprout, the Sweet plant seems to be doing a bit better, but the monkeys are not without there charms, watered and gave a proper feed Saturday, nice smell, can identify 1 monkey as female, as I said they grow slowly, no problem yey, Pic 1 & 2 the monkeys Pic 3 either crystal or carmel decent branch growth!
On a side note I traded in my Harley for a bigger Harley, the other one was to small, pushing 73fp of torque and has slip on so a mean growl, in other words last bike at 45mph I would be in 5th now I'm in 3rd, took back roads home never got into 5th gear, bike has a leather saddle bag but can't see in Pic, a fob security system no key, could not get good pics bc bike was at dealers, will post better ones later.
OK we are now 34 days from sprout, all plants healthy and happy, Sweets bean must be cream carmel bc it is larger than the crystal candy I already ran, all female and in pre flower, Pic 1 cream carmel? Pic 2&3 the monkeys. Pic 4 a unknown plant I grew in a plastic instant coffee jar.
At 5 weeks allways a runt, clipped off 1 set of fans, time to see if it likes or dislikes or is neutral? Had to , the plant was what I call stacking, short internodle spaceing, but the branches are thick and even and now into the light so I guess she will have to get over it, the other monkey is proper good internodle spacing, is taller, thick even branches, don't need to touch that one at least for now, all are just starting to be med pre flower, there sucking water, the plant by Sweet has long thin branches with tops, you have to keep training, may clip off a few, some branches uneven, but it was free so whatever it gives is gravey.
Just paid $33 for 1 bean! Can u bealive that happy crappy? Would only let me buy 1 I tried to buy 2 but Meth was not having it, will probably get 1 free bean that I already have and a few stickers witch I have many, name of strain is Jammy Dogers #2 and most of the time the free seed is better but it is 420 so maybe they will b generous.
We are now 41 days from sprout, cream carmel (Sweet) is largest, trained branches on it and larger monkey, did a bit of pruning, all plants female and in med pre flower. Pic 1 cream carmel, Pic 3 the larger monkey ie gorilla glue #4 x grape crinkle plant is larger then reg gorilla glue, and then pic 2 the runt, smaller and more of a pain but healthy.
In instant plastic coffee jar so can't take bloom nutes, cut cycle to 12/12, every other day give cold tap water and a bit of grow nutes, pistils just starting to turn, frosted nicely, will cure and use for canna butter.
So cream carmel has stopped growing vertical, long thin branches with popcorn bud and nice tops, plant in 2gal pot is large, if put in 3gal would have outgrown my light, I have dealt with Sweet for awhile if I can continue to grow the plant it will have nice cola bud, you allso want them to flower, I run my cycle 16/8 so for last 4 hours have been running under full spec to add a bit of red and ir to help them flower, then in morning they go back to blue light so can continue to grow, large monkey all.ost ready to start flowering bc starting to show resin glands as soon as I see any trichome in to flower closet, small monkey is trained and in flower but still growing stretching it's leaves out but smallish to bad larger one is dope but still will get weed may sacrifice and make a big batch of butter, but we are still early in the grow at not yet 7 weeks from sprout.