Kuwl's AutoPot Grow - Deja Vu

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Well here I go again 😎

I did one last grow and was pretty successful, I think I can do better tho.

Starting to germ the seeds as soon as I check out this one Cherry Pie seed and hope it germs.
Cause it's old and I only have a couple left. After that I will germ the rest.
Seeds I hope to grow this time:
Strawberry-Banana
Durban Poison
Wedding Cake
Cherry Pie

Only 4 as I have a 4 pot setup.
It's the XL pots (3.9 gal)
25 gal res tank (Gravity feed)
Air pump for the AirDomes w/bubbler (adds air to root mix)
Water pump to mix water/nutrients in Reservoir
And the Float Valve System

I am using clay balls at the base and Ocean Forest mixed with coco coir and perlite.
Dyna-Gro nut procucts with some others added as it goes.

After cutting up the oil tank in the cellar I had much more room so I added a veg tent.
Plus some shelves to keep things handy.
Still working on where to plug in everything and in what order and which timer.

The larger tent is a 4' x 4' x 72" and has a flat peak to it, to make it fit in that rafter space with the furnace pipes there.
The smaller 3' x 2' x 62" veg tent has a vivosun 2' 4 bulb T5 light.
I am using digital timers this time around and Spider Farmer 6" an 4" exhaust n intake fans w/ temp n hummy control.
I also put a 1" layer of styrofoam sheets under the tents to insulate from the cold cellar floor.
 
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Cold - Snow - Stormy Weather is here.
Well for a few days then it will melt away into a sloppy mess.
Our dog Skai loved it tho. she got Zoomies everytime she went out.
The cats, Panda and Shady were mezmerized by the snow, staring at it curiously.
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It's slow going getting started again.
I had some old Cherry Pie seeds that I previously tried to germinate but failed but saved em
on the chance they might germ at a later date, Nope they failed.
I have only one CP seed left and it's from a previous grow.
I am germinating it now along with 2 Strawberry Banana, 1 Wedding Cake and 1 Durban Poison.
Tent is set up with T5 light and oil heater and timer is set, now it's a mater of waiting for them to pop.
I put 2 SB in cause they are not femmed so I might get a male, if no male will have to figure out what to do with the extra one.
Maybe use it for a mother.
Pic of 1st day of snow, that night we got 6 more inches.
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Weed from the GH is dry in only a week, kinda fast imo.
I cut the buds off and stuck them in a mylar bag.
5 oz of free weed 😎
I think most of it is going into cookies tho.

2 seeds popped with nice looking legs!
Wedding Cake and Cherry Pie
I put them in soil and they are now in the veg tent.
5k lum's and 77-80 degrees, keeping an eye on the temp till it settles in.
Now if the Strawberry Banana and Durban Poison will just cooperate

Got excited and forgot to take a pic of the germinated seeds lol.
 
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Weed from the GH is dry in only a week, kinda fast imo.
I cut the buds off and stuck them in a mylar bag.
5 oz of free weed 😎
I think most of it is going into cookies tho.

2 seeds popped with nice looking legs!
Wedding Cake and Cherry Pie
I put them in soil and they are now in the veg tent.
5k lum's and 77-80 degrees, keeping an eye on the temp till it settles in.
Now if the Strawberry Banana and Durban Poison will just cooperate

Got excited and forgot to take a pic of the germinated seeds lol.
Hey check your messages .....the arrow on the top right with a red dot in it.......when you get a chance.
 
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holy crap I've never read any of those mesgs lmao
After reading them I missed out on a bunch of stuff 🤣
Hey there my friend, I am super glad to see that you have gotten your grow room finished.It looks good and I wish you the best with your grow.
 
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And the struggles with gemination continue, Hope to get something going soon
I put 6 seeds in dirt and put them under the light in the veg tent.
The 2 that popped didn't sprout yet so there's that too.
It might be the soil I put them in.
It is a seed starter type and very airy and light and does not absorb water very well.
I will change the next germ to the Ocean forest or what ever it is I brought.
If nothing shows up after a few days I guess I will start over.

Plop them in some water to float around in the dark for 12-24 hrs then
put them in a moist paper towel in the dark at 77°, that's about all I can think of to do.

My 1st grow all I did was put 8 or 9 seeds in some soil/dirt from the garden and stuck them
lil seedling cardboard pots with a dome outside in the sun. After 4 or 5 days I seen 8 sprouts!
I never had it so easy, after that it turned into a nighmare every time I tried to germ them lol.
 
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I put 6 seeds in dirt and put them under the light in the veg tent.
The 2 that popped didn't sprout yet so there's that too.
It might be the soil I put them in.
It is a seed starter type and very airy and light and does not absorb water very well.
I will change the next germ to the Ocean forest or what ever it is I brought.
If nothing shows up after a few days I guess I will start over.

Plop them in some water to float around in the dark for 12-24 hrs then
put them in a moist paper towel in the dark at 77°, that's about all I can think of to do.

My 1st grow all I did was put 8 or 9 seeds in some soil/dirt from the garden and stuck them
lil seedling cardboard pots with a dome outside in the sun. After 4 or 5 days I seen 8 sprouts!
I never had it so easy, after that it turned into a nighmare every time I tried to germ them lol.
My method is soak 1 seed overnight in 1/4 cup Spring water $0.99 gallon (Wm)...soak then wring out a small folded paper towel in the same water the seed soaked in. Add another soaked and wrung out folded paper towel to the top, tapped down onto the seed. I use small plastic cups with a lid per seed or strain make sure there is no standing water in the cup just the soaked towels. I then leave it in warm dark place...48 hrs later they're sprouted and I plant with the heads above the ground in warm wet soil. off the light to the side until they get leaves then a foot away from my t5's
 
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My method is soak 1 seed overnight in 1/4 cup Spring water $0.99 gallon (Wm)...soak then wring out a small folded paper towel in the same water the seed soaked in. Add another soaked and wrung out folded paper towel to the top, tapped down onto the seed. I use small plastic cups with a lid per seed or strain make sure there is no standing water in the cup just the soaked towels. I then leave it in warm dark place...48 hrs later they're sprouted and I plant with the heads above the ground in warm wet soil. off the light to the side until they get leaves then a foot away from my t5's
yep pretty much did that and 2 did germ but am getting old and forgetful
Knocked one cup over an lost the sprout, it's somewhere in there not sure where tho lol
I think I used the wrong dirt and put them in 1/4 in tail down but now that you mention it I remember doing
that with the head above soil a bit. I'll give these a few days then start again if nothing happens but use dif soil this time.
 
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We have lift off^
Finally have a few sprouts showing.
Looks like 2 SB and 1 CP an 1 DP
One SB is one inch already, the other SB is struggling to lift it's head up.
the CP n DP are barley popping their head above soil.
btw I did use a dif soil on those so maybe I'm right about the soil.
Always relieved when I get a lil sprout to show. 🤣
Maybe the others will too.
I did turn on the other 2 T5 bulbs on the light as I was only runing 2 because of
fear of too much light on em.
Temp is in the 70-80 range depending on the time of day and coldness outside.

I also switched to digital timers which were giving me fits trying to set them up.
So I set a mech one for backup but I think I have it all straightened out now as
they been running good for a week now.

4 or 5 weeks and I'll be in the flower tent, can't wait 😎
 
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We have lift off^
Finally have a few sprouts showing.
Looks like 2 SB and 1 CP an 1 DP
One SB is one inch already, the other SB is struggling to lift it's head up.
the CP n DP are barley popping their head above soil.
btw I did use a dif soil on those so maybe I'm right about the soil.
Always relieved when I get a lil sprout to show. 🤣
Maybe the others will too.
I did turn on the other 2 T5 bulbs on the light as I was only runing 2 because of
fear of too much light on em.
Temp is in the 70-80 range depending on the time of day and coldness outside.

I also switched to digital timers which were giving me fits trying to set them up.
So I set a mech one for backup but I think I have it all straightened out now as
they been running good for a week now.

4 or 5 weeks and I'll be in the flower tent, can't wait 😎
Hey, have you ever tried the bales of Promix? It's all I've ever grown in and its pretty forgiving on ph swings. I get a lot of plants grown out of 1 bale that cost me about 35+ tax
 
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Hey, have you ever tried the bales of Promix? It's all I've ever grown in and its pretty forgiving on ph swings. I get a lot of plants grown out of 1 bale that cost me about 35+ tax
Can't get it here.
I did see some small bales at Home Depot a few years ago but haven't seen em since the pandemic started.
Stopped looking for them online too.
 
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Can't get it here.
I did see some small bales at Home Depot a few years ago but haven't seen em since the pandemic started.
Stopped looking for them online too.
I got this stuff on sale at HD for bout $35 a bag w/free shipping, usually $50 a bag so I brought 2
Not the same stuff I used last grow tho
Doesn't matter as I have coco-coir to add.

Found the seed I lost when I tipped over the cup of soil :)
It was Wedding Cake and it sprouted that's how I found it
and it was in the seedling soil so I guess it's ok.

This is the soil I am using for this grow.
Mother Earth Ground Swell
 
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Can't get it here.
I did see some small bales at Home Depot a few years ago but haven't seen em since the pandemic started.
Stopped looking for them online too.
I ordered it from Amazon last run,it was like 90 us dollars for a 60 pound bail,but I pick it up regular at my hydro shopfor around 40 for the same bail.I suppose that you pay for the 3 days prime shipping.Its definitely my favorite growing medium,but I will not pay Amazon double again.
 
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I got this stuff on sale at HD for bout $35 a bag w/free shipping, usually $50 a bag so I brought 2
Not the same stuff I used last grow tho
Doesn't matter as I have coco-coir to add.

Found the seed I lost when I tipped over the cup of soil :)
It was Wedding Cake and it sprouted that's how I found it
and it was in the seedling soil so I guess it's ok.

This is the soil I am using for this grow.
Mother Earth Ground Swell
Hey there, I just did a google search in your area for Promix and homedepot & walmart claim to have it but its fking expensive to be shipped at over

I also looked for Sunshine Mix #4 its just as good but it looks like its triple the cost of what we get it here for...like $129/ bale in US dollars...Wow thats $175 + tax Canadian.....Cheaper to buy weed at those prices.

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Hey there, I just did a google search in your area for Promix and homedepot & walmart claim to have it but its fking expensive to be shipped at over

I also looked for Sunshine Mix #4 its just as good but it looks like its triple the cost of what we get it here for...like $129/ bale in US dollars...Wow thats $175 + tax Canadian.....Cheaper to buy weed at those prices.

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I was lucky to get the MotherEarth soil as I've never seen it at Home Depote before so maybe cause NY legalized they seen the $ to make on this shit.
No hydro shop or nothing here wish I could start one cause I'm sure it would be a $ maker. The nursery's here sell crap and even then it's hit of miss to get it.
I don't drive cause of my eye's so have to depend on wifey but she don't drive to Buffalo or anywhere she don't have to lol her eyes not to good either.
Last grow I used Mother Earth Mixed Coco Coir Plus Perlite Potting Soil which was great but cost $43 plus shipping really good stuff tho.
I have Amazon Prime so no shipping cost on most stuff
 
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Hi there everyone, popping in to show the progress in this grow.
1st of all, I get anxious and beside myself alot lol
It's that patience thing I am trying to learn.
I don't know why but germing is a nerve wracking pain for me.
I tried the paper towel method but skipped floating them in water once
and didn't let them soak in water long enough the 2nd time.
2 did germ but looks like only one survived.
So got fustrated and stuck them all in some old dirt i had in the green house.
Turned on all 4 T5's @ 16" above, gave em a lil water from purified water bottle
and waited. Darn if they all germed and grew. :)
I guess sometimes just sticking the seed in some dirt is the way to go idk.

Put them in Solo's today 😁 so I am happy happy!
Here's some pic's
1st one is the one to germ 1st and also the lucky one to survive a tipped over cup.
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Then the others started poppin' like popcorn.
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Finally 2 Strawberry Banana's, 2 Cherry Pie's, 1 Wedding Cake and 1 Durban Poison with one more one the way.

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I was out in the yard doing leaf clean up so I can see where the dog poop is and heard a noise,
I turned around and seen Panda trying to get threw the blinds scratching on the window to get my attention 🤣😂
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Not sure what to do with the abundence of plants? To Little, too much yipes, I got a delema!
I had 8 plants in there the last grow but only 2 AP's and it was very difficult.
 
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Hi there everyone, popping in to show the progress in this grow.
1st of all, I get anxious and beside myself alot lol
It's that patience thing I am trying to learn.
I don't know why but germing is a nerve wracking pain for me.
I tried the paper towel method but skipped floating them in water once
and didn't let them soak in water long enough the 2nd time.
2 did germ but looks like only one survived.
So got fustrated and stuck them all in some old dirt i had in the green house.
Turned on all 4 T5's @ 16" above, gave em a lil water from purified water bottle
and waited. Darn if they all germed and grew. :)
I guess sometimes just sticking the seed in some dirt is the way to go idk.

Put them in Solo's today 😁 so I am happy happy!
Here's some pic's
1st one is the one to germ 1st and also the lucky one to survive a tipped over cup.
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Then the others started poppin' like popcorn.
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Finally 2 Strawberry Banana's, 2 Cherry Pie's, 1 Wedding Cake and 1 Durban Poison with one more one the way.

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I was out in the yard doing leaf clean up so I can see where the dog poop is and heard a noise,
I turned around and seen Panda trying to get threw the blinds scratching on the window to get my attention 🤣😂
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Not sure what to do with the abundence of plants? To Little, too much yipes, I got a delema!
I had 8 plants in there the last grow but only 2 AP's and it was very difficult.
I like the plastic knives, my wood Popsicle sticks rot,,,,,,I can see them in my future grows.... You got it now man ...once they are above ground they are hard to kill, water and light with a small feed in 2 weeks they'll grow like weeds.
 
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