First Grow for me after a few years

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This is the story of Bag Seed: started on Mar. 24th of this year when I found (1) one only bag seed(I'm not a big time toker) out of a 1/4 oz. I germinated(24th) it and planted(27th) it outside in a small teracota pot, and it did good. But then, I transplanted in to 10 gallon bag where it spent the first few days teetering(outside) and finally straightening up again. It spent the next 30 days in a state of suspended animation, still outside(about 3 hrs morning sun, 3 hrs shade at noon and 4 hrs in late afternoon sun. I topped it once, for all the good that did. It looked the same after recovering from the transplant as it did when I moved it in to the tent on Apr. 30th. It's doing much better now.
 
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The others are: top/left-Greenpoint Purple Crunch(topped), bottom/left-MSNL Silver Haze AF(fim), top/right-Greenpoint Banana Punch, bottom/right-Rocket Tangie AF, all planted Apr. 9th. I've spent about half what I spent on my light, on seeds, with about 72% germination rate, of those(you see here.) So, only 60% of all seeds germinated are making it to veg. I have tried to germinate 5 MSNL Acapulco Gold of those 3 germinated and made it to seedling(autopsie revealed... root rot) victims of overwatering; no doubt. I have 4 seeds germinating right now trying to fill that 6th slot. My water is local well with 1.9EC and 7.3 pH; no, I don't drink it.
 
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fargonaz

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The 4 seeds I tried to germinate ALL FAILED(give me a brake) I'm pretty dissappointed in grim bros and definitely disappointed in the reseller; live and learn. On a brighter note I have germinated 3 seeds since then and they're outside. Bag Seed is doing OK, nothing special. I just topped the Tangie AF and the Banana Punch and gave the Purple Crunch another top. The Silver Haze AF has started to flower. If I get anything smokable out of this 'test' run I'll be happy. The average temp of the tent is ~87 and the average humidity is ~12%. This is in my un controlled garage. I think they are smaller than they could have been since I had the light intensity too high for the first couple of weeks, plus the low humidity plus the high temps; excuses, I got a million of 'em.
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Ugh! Slow slow slow. I had to crank up the AC (avg. 90 w/AC) to get this much growth, otherwise they were not dying and not growing either. I'm feeding Jacks 321 @80% every other watering(~3 days w/gallon sacks and 6 days w/10 gallon.) The light is an HLG Scorpion Diablo @40% and 28" above. Everyone but Bagseed is almost 8 weeks. The Silver haze has been flowering for 3 weeks and the Tangie, that was supposed to be an auto, is still in veg. I gave everyone a haircut. Up potted Banana Punch and Purple Crunch to 5 gallon.
Soil - Is just a messy situation for this grow period. The intial seeds were planted in stuff(sta-green, miracle-gro, kellogs) from big box stores. The only thing that the seedlings will grow in(that I have) is the miracle-gro potting soil(without doing anything.) So far all of my seedling failures(7) appear to be soil deficiencies.
Plan - 4 - 6 more weeks of veg, allowing for ~2 weeks to determine if the new seedlings(Triangle Grape Cake x Oaxaca(Trustfall), Durban Thai x C99(GB)) can somehow survive outside, otherwise they'll come back in to the tent and will start flower. I want to be ready for the reasonable season.
 
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josefrahl

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Are you watering the whole pot? Some of the pics it looks like only around the plant in the middle.
 
fargonaz

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Are you watering the whole pot? Some of the pics it looks like only around the plant in the middle.
Yes, that's just how it's drying. I have an old bottling bucket and I'd estimate the water runs out of there at ~1.5 lpm through a little piece of tubing, so it takes a good 3 - 4 minutes of watering on the 10 gallon to intiate run-off. I start off running in half-circles from the fabric to the stalk then spin the bag around and do it like this at least twice.
 
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HAD to go to flower, electricity bill was 450 for June :/ I had a problem with the white bottling bucket I was keeping in the tent, and the Tangie and Silver haze paid the price :/
06 11 2022
06 15 2022

Something toxic to the plants happened in the old white bottling bucket(using 1tsp/ga H2O2 3% for algae) luckily I had only used it to water the Tangie and Silver Haze, but it did a number on them.
I chopped the Silver Haze when I got the 'lectric bill.
They've been on 12/12 since 07/03 with no major problems.
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I've added the Amnesia since the last post: from the lower left Trangle Grape Cake x Oaxaca, Amnesia, Durban Thai x C99, Tangie. The Amnesia sprouted on 05/20/22, but had problems due to crappy soil.
I'm really looking forward to cooler weather; mostly for the plants sake.
 
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That's why I got a portable a/c for my room. Don't have to run the whole house for 1 little room. :)
 
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It looks like everything is going OK so far. Added MKP @1.2g/Ga. to the feed 6 days ago, a little late from what I've read.

The Triangle Grape Cake x Oaxaca was a male. I'm not sufficiently competent to start a breeding program... yet.

The DTC99 smells like fuel; from a stem rub. The others smell OK but don't stand out.

This shit is a lot of work. I've learned more than I thought I would. I am amazed by the results. The genetics and light tech make
this hobby pretty satisfying which leads to more enthusiasm for me.

If a fire took everything, I would be content in the fact that I could do a much better job with less effort next time.
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