My first grow, advice welcome!

  • Thread starter KingRookie
  • Start date
  • Tagged users None
K

KingRookie

7
3
Decided to try my hand at growing. Wanted to keep everything budget friendly until I have a grasp on what to look for and if I am even cut out for this.

Im pretty big into saltwater reef tanks and had some “black box” LEDs in the closet I was using. Ordered new diodes to make them more of grow lights instead of reef lights. Removed all the blue LEDs and swapped in some warm and cool whites.

The seeds I germinated are just random ones I’ve found so nothing special, again wanted to get a grasp before I invested in good seeds. I popped them the week of thanksgiving 2021.

currently in 3g fabric pots, watering with RODI water PH to 6.0~ with Fox Farm Grow Big added.

Also using Happy Frog substrate.
Grow is setup in a spare closet, walls wrapped in Mylar and a sheet of plastic across the floor and up the baseboard.

so not quit 2 months into this and I don’t think its going too shabby. I have topped each plant a couple times at this point and tied down branches for LST.

2nd light will be going up today or tomorrow to spread the plants out.

any opinions would be appreciated. Anything should I do differently?
When should I flip to bloom?
72C45C8A AD61 449E 8202 F64EB77DB750
8D0B901C A350 4C61 BEC6 2A90127143B8
A34850AE 7071 4FA6 8F85 74F1F962E5EA
64D923C8 2421 4908 A070 7461DEC1F21C
 
AD856E33 28EE 4D57 B668 8C4A2D825201
mysticepipedon

mysticepipedon

2,239
263
Looking good.

Let those growing points become branches before you flip, but that's when I would flip them — after a few inches on the new branches.
 
K

KingRookie

7
3
When should I start defoliating the lower fan leaves?
How long into flower will I know which are male/female?
 
ComfortablyNumb

ComfortablyNumb

5,149
313
You need to look for bugs. It looks like something is chewing on your leaves.
 
K

KingRookie

7
3
Bite marks in the Red, Some mutant genes in the light green.
951EC771 D738 4BB1 AAB9 D5786C70CF11
E1551B2D C3A6 468F BB51 FD4B8441C2B1
Those marks popped up early on and only on those 2 leaves. Never have seen bugs other than a couple of gnats. There’s a better pic of that one leaf as well. Is the gene issue bad?
 
ComfortablyNumb

ComfortablyNumb

5,149
313
Cut the feed amounts on the charts by half. And you should not need to feed it for the first 2 or 3 weeks anyway.
 

Similar threads

Krispy420
Replies
28
Views
554
Krispy420
Krispy420
Vb2flat2surf
Replies
5
Views
593
Vb2flat2surf
Vb2flat2surf
Zenpaii
Replies
26
Views
803
Nectarivorous
Nectarivorous
B
Replies
6
Views
188
BoboGrower0813
B
MTLEADER
Replies
46
Views
876
ComfortablyNumb
ComfortablyNumb
Top Bottom