Hi OG fam, I’ve never documented a grow on line so should be fun. I live in Central America with my wife and daughter and grow on my balcony, during the dry season it’s surprisingly quite low humidity most of the year which is a rare commodity in these parts… so I’m blessed to be able to grow indica leaning strains along with the thin leaf varieties best suited to equatorial areas. Because of the natural 12/12 light cycle I bring the veging plants inside at night for an extra 6 hours of supplemental lighting, nothing too crazy just a few CFL’s to keep them awake. Flipping plants to flower is just a matter of leaving them outside, this allows for multiple harvests through out the year so I keep them rotating. Due to not enough privacy the balcony is my only option and unfortunately that means they only get 3 hours of direct sun through out the day although they do get a lot of natural light through the semi transparent roof but it’s not ideal… I also have every bug good and bad known to man visiting and the wet season can be gnarly so challenges come regularly but I’m starting to get it dialed in
Right now I’m growing:
Gorilla Glue #4
Ice Cream Cake
Chem Dog x GG4 (my friends cross)
All my strains except the bag seed were attained through different sources which is exactly what your not meant to do but all my seed stock is in Australia and covid fucked up any plan of picking that up so I went with clones. Any of you guys who do seed runs have any luck sending them to Central America?
I’m soon crossing over to 3gl fabric pots and ditching the plastic, it makes watering too much work. I grow in my own soil mix which is 1/3 worm castings, 1/3 rice husks, 1/3 soil or peat moss and some amendments rock dust, lime stone, guano, bokashi etc. I have 4 worm bins and I’m constantly trying to improve on my compost. I feed mostly water, spraying regular SST’s, Aloe, coconut water and LAB’s. I have a bunch of ferments and vinegars that occasionally get used too I am playing around with KNF and JADAM but still a lot of testing and learning to be done there.
Hope to have a few of you gurus chime in, bless