Mikedin’s grow diary (first grow)

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And some blurple pics of all the plants because…. Everyone loves blurple pics lol

I do have to say even though it’s my first grow I can’t complain about these KingLED 1500’s 2x of them in this tent have done very well, candy kush buds are hard as a rock very dense, other candy kush are following right along with the he first one, the Hindu kush’s are looser but much bigger colas sand are still filling out, and the gorilla glue is still young but filling in nicely (middle back plant) in the 1 gallon bucket opposed to the 5 gallon buckets for the other 5 plants, all bases of the plants are even just a big difference in plant sizes even with the same genetics
 
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Alright folks… First chop is done! After 2 days of testing with the wife with quick 2 day dry testers my wife and myself were pleased with the plants effects for us. Can’t wait to try it after a real dry and cure!

I feel successful for my first plant harvested and feel the yield I got from this one plant is more than adequate for my first indoor grow. Can’t wait to see how the other 5 turn out since they now got spread out more in the tent and will have it that way till the next plant is ready then they can get spread out more

I don’t have a scale so total weight can’t be checked wet, but I did a quick wet trim mainly fan leaves and some of the bigger sugar leaves, I know my tent will be a little on the low side for humidity so I kept most of the sugar leaves on for the dry I’ll deal with them for the dry trim (currently at 55%RH) and tent temp is at 75f not much I can do about temp I’ll keep it as low as possible, hopefully it can make it at least 7 days to dry. mini dehumidifier is in the tent on the bottom on low, I’ll check humidity later after the buds start evaporating I’d imagine RH will come up. Also have a 6” clip on fan in the corner facing across the tent at the wall not at the buds.
 
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Also wanted to take a second and thank EVERYONE who has helped me along this first grow to make it successful and enjoyable for me! So happy I have medicine for myself and my wife and I know I’ll have a supply as long as I decide to grow. Much appreciated to all of you for your opinions and just conversations in general, now just to wait for this one to dry and cure… and for the last 5 plants to finish of course!!!
 
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Get PH Up as well. You will undoubtedly go below your target and will then have to use PH Up to get back. It takes some practice to dial it in.
I do agree with having an accurate ph measurement.
Now you want to avoid adjusting it back & forth as much as possible.
You want to get measuring devices called "pipettes " they are very cheap and grat for measuring ph buffers.
Also General hydroponics ph dwn is corrosive & can do more damage than good if mis-used.
It is OK to use if that's wat u have.
Blue Labs Meters all ALLtop of the line & will last a long time, Also they are expensive.
Litmus paper is the way unless you have purchased a high quality ph pen.
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Looks nice and sticky ! 🥳
It was haha, all the hairs kept sticking to my gloves, at one point I couldn’t turn the buds anymore they kept sticking to my gloves and had to change to new gloves lol, I’m really happy with the first yields I’m getting, my brother in law is doing photos outside I stopped by to see them today, 4.5-5’tall already still in veg 😂
 
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Stopped in a local shop on a reservation today to grab some e-cigs on my way to work, saw they had some bongs and shit upstairs so I walked up and they had tents, spider farmer exhausts and lights, bodeiva packs, hanging dry racks, basically everything, then she asked if I wanted to check out the back room so I went back and was in seed glory haha, Barney’s farm, Mephisto’s, DNA, fastbudz and a ton of other breeders she said they just opened the bank up last week haha. So nice I can just walk into a shop now and get seeds, now just to decide what I wanna grow next haha the mephitos runtz was catching my eye as well as the skywalker, now I need to do some strain research haha
 
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little quick update down to 4 plants, 2 dry and curing unfortunately temps are so damn high dry time is averaging 4 days even with 60%RH outside temp is 90 today, 2 more of these girls are ready to be chopped tent temp keep jumping up to 85-87f I figure I’ll water them once more and make it through tomorrow (supposed to be up to 90-93f again, after that hopefully the temp drops enough I can get a decent dry time
 
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Update… 3 of 6 plants trimmed and curing, 3 more still drying did 2 of them as whole plants cut at the base and hanging just to try it out. 2nd candy kush made 5 pint mason jars, 1st Hindu Kush did 4 quarts of mason jars, we will see once all is Jarred besides the ounce I spilt between my brother Laws that where both in town this week, couldn’t send them home empty handed lol

Plus what The wife and I smoke each night, about a joint a night plus about 3-4 bowls for me through the day

Also did some garden work, about 5 quarts of spaghetti sauce, pickled eggs, 40 stuffed cherrry peppers, 4 quarts of hot pickled peppers, 6 pints of sweet pickled peppers, 6 dozen pickled eggs and 7 pints of homemade pickles

And tomorrow homemade bread and homemade pasta to go with the homemade sauce (minus what the wife and I eat when we have our homemade pizza logs 😂😂
 
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