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Aloha everyone and Happy New Year!

I’m new here on the forums and also to the grow scene. Figured ill try and document my first run and hopefully things work out! Definitely need tips as I’m certain issues will arise with the grow. I’ve spent a few months reading and watching as much information as I could before starting them off but would love to get some insight from everyone to try and optimize this batch.

Strains
- Barneys Farm Gelato 41 Fem
- Barneys Farm Amnesia Lemon
- (Freebie Seed) OG Kush

Environment
- Mars Hydro 3x3
- Mars Hydro FC-E3000 Light
- Mars Hydro 4” In-line fan

Medium
- Sungro Black Gold Natural & Organic Soil

Nutrients ( my nutrients may seem strange but i wasn’t planning on using them all. My grow direction changed a few times while planning which left me with a bunch of random items. Was watching a lot of Mr. Canucks hence the Gaia lol.)
- General Organics BioThrive
- General Organics Bloom
- Fox Farms Big Bloom
- PH UP/Down
- CalMag
- Gaia Green 2-8-4
- Gaia Green 4-4-4
- Mycorrhizal

Water
- Tap water at my house reads 7.8-8.2 Ph with ppm around 120ish
- I been feeding my plants with a PH in the range of 6.2-6.6 and ppm around 120-140

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Day 0 of Germination (12/13/21)
- Paper Towel Germination method

Day 3 of Germination (12/15/21)
- All 3 seeds germinated and tap roots showing. Using tweezers I planted them into root riot plugs
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Day 4 (12/16/21)

- Misted all with PH 6.4 to keep root riot moist
- All 3 seeds popped the surface
* Accidentally forgot to write down parameters
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Day 5 (12/17/21)
- Not much to update today other than misting them to keep root riots moist
* Again, forgot to write down parameters

Day 6 (12/18/21)
- Not much to update today other than misting them to keep root riots moist
* Again, forgot to write down parameters
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Day 7 (12/19/21)
- Not much to update today other than misting them to keep root riots moist
* Again, forgot to write down parameters

Day 8 (12/20/21)
- 6:25am watering 8 sprays in a spray bottle w/ calmag and PH 6.3
* Fed seedling dose of calmag, not sure why i did to be honest.
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Day 10 (12/22/21)
- Transplanted Root riot plugs into 1gal Pots w/ Mycorrhizal added to Roots before planted into Sungro Black Gold soil
- Watered PH 6.5

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Day 12 (12/24/21)
- Watered w/ 50ml PH 6.68 added Fox Farms Big Bloom seedling doseage
* Again, not sure why I feed them I guess I was seeing some slight yellowing tips
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mika_808

mika_808

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Day 14 (12/26/21)
- 50ml watering PH 6.3

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Day 16 (12/28/21)
-6:15am watering 50ml PH 6.33
*Leaves slightly yellowing/browning on ends/tips( possibly from too much nutes when I was feeding earlier in the week) and droopy when I water then eventually throughout the day the leaves begin to stand up more
** Raised light to 28” above seedlings and set power to minimum lights still on a 18/6 split
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Day 18 (12/30/21)
- 2 days since last watering, leaves are very droopy and still having yellowing/brown on edges of some leaves
* Possible overwatering issues?
* Possible nute burn from me feeding before?
* OG Kush leaves are twisting, possibly from fan blowing directly on it? No other strain is affected by this
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Day 20 (1/01/22)
- It’s been 5 days since my last watering. Plants still looked droopy so reducing amount.
- Watered all with 10ml each PH 6.5
* Decided to reduce amount per watering from 50ml to 10ml.
* Also no longer going to feed any nutes since the first 2 times I did. Only PH water from here on out till veg.
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Mr.GreenthumbOG

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?really 10ml watering.
first thing all growers need to learn is how to water properly. Understand the proper watering technique for whatever media you grow in.

you need to water the plants to complete saturation, and then wait for them to dry back out, dry pockets are a big no no. No little squirt circles😣
 
mika_808

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?really 10ml watering.
first thing all growers need to learn is how to water properly. Understand the proper watering technique for whatever media you grow in.

you need to water the plants to complete saturation, and then wait for them to dry back out, dry pockets are a big no no. No little squirt circles😣
Appreciate the feedback, was so concerned about overwatering them. Based off photos what do you think is causing the drooping?

so increase the amount per watering but no need for runoff just yet correct?
 
Mr.GreenthumbOG

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Personally, I try to keep the plants in pots sized suitably to always water to saturation, then transplant up when fully rooted.
 
MyGrowYo

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The first one is the hardest, learn, learn, and gain experience. Mr.Canuck is a great place to start with organics, if you haven’t already, check out Build-a-soil on YouTube and absorb everything you can. Good luck and have fun 👍
 
mika_808

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Appreciate all the responses guys! Trying not to put to much pressure on myself for the first run, assumed this won’t be my best as it’s the first but loving every step so far!

going to start tracking more parameters from here on out such as ppm, humidity, temp, light distance, light intensity to help give more details about the grow!

here’s the girls today, gonna let soil dry out before watering to full saturation as suggested

*gonna order a dehumidifier as well**
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mika_808

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Looks nice and clean👍
pots that size in organic soil could go 5-7 days between waterings early on.
Would you guys think based off the photos there’s anything to worry about with the leaves slight yellowing/browning and curling on the Og Kush? Or could they be possible shock from transplanting in conjunction with slight burn from the 2 feedings I gave prior?

Or just let the Girls get settled in to there new homes and continue just ph watering To saturation?
 
mika_808

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Did a full saturation watering 2 days ago and had some runoff pretty quickly after doing so. Out of curiosity I tested the runoff and got 6.5PH and the ppm If I recall was in the 350’s.

also, it’s been 2 weeks since I transplanted these into the current 1 gal pots. When would you guys recommend me uppotting and then would they then be considered in veg?

I still have lights 28” away on minimum. Should I slowly start turning them up?
Thanks in advance!!!
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MyGrowYo

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Did a full saturation watering 2 days ago and had some runoff pretty quickly after doing so. Out of curiosity I tested the runoff and got 6.5PH and the ppm If I recall was in the 350’s.

also, it’s been 2 weeks since I transplanted these into the current 1 gal pots. When would you guys recommend me uppotting and then would they then be considered in veg?

I still have lights 28” away on minimum. Should I slowly start turning them up?
Thanks in advance!!!
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You said you watered two days ago and measured ph and runoff ppm, are you feeding these plants nutrients? And when did you water before that?and how much water are you giving them at one time? It looks to me like there are some watering issues here.
 
mika_808

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You said you watered two days ago and measured ph and runoff ppm, are you feeding these plants nutrients? And when did you water before that?and how much water are you giving them at one time? It looks to me like there are some watering issues here.
This most recent watering i fully saturated my soil as recommended. My prior waterings were definitely wrong. I was watering only around the base of the plants and doing 50ml at a time. Before this watering the last one was on the 1st. I’ve been only giving them Ph’d water in the ranges of 6.3-6.5 a few weeks ago I did a light feeding with cal mag because I thought I was being proactive but I believe it might’ve burned them so since then just phd water
 
MyGrowYo

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did a light feeding with cal mag because I thought I was being proactive but I believe it might’ve burned them so since then just phd water
Haha, ah man you a living my first grow. dont water for seven days from that last watering now, and even on day seven, look at the plant, does it look thirsty? at This stage in 1gal you really can let it dry up because it’s not full of roots. Now i start my seeds in 1 gal fabric pots and just give them a little over half a litre once a week.

one of the reasons I went 100% organic was because the only skill I needed to master was watering, I don’t even pH my water anymore, just run it through a filter and let the soil and microbes figure it out.
 
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mika_808

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Haha, ah man you a living my first grow. dont water for seven days from that last watering now, and even on day seven, look at the plant, does it look thirsty? at This stage in 1gal you really can let it dry up because it’s not full of roots. Now i start my seeds in 1 gal fabric pots and just give them a little over half a litre once a week.

one of the reasons I went 100% organic was because the only skill I needed to master was watering, I don’t even pH my water anymore, just run it through a filter and let the soil and microbes figure it out.
Appreciate it braddah! Yeah I’ll let the girls dry out good and try and read the plants better check back in with you all once 7days passes! 🙏🏽🤙🏽
 
ComfortablyNumb

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You are over-feeding and watering. Stop feeding.

Basic Watering

Watering SOIL
 
ComfortablyNumb

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Organics is different from any other grow method. You do not feed in organics. The soil does that.
And pH means almost nothing in organic soil because the soil adjusts pH automatically.
 
mika_808

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Organics is different from any other grow method. You do not feed in organics. The soil does that.
And pH means almost nothing in organic soil because the soil adjusts pH automatically.
Should I be doing things like molasses w/ my watering and teas to feed the microbes etc in the soil instead?
 
ComfortablyNumb

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Should I be doing things like molasses w/ my watering and teas to feed the microbes etc in the soil instead?
Most of us here do not like molasses added because all it's going to do is break down into a sugar that plant can not eat, but is great at attracting bugs.
In our thread, you can see what we use, its all listed with links.
 

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