Let’s get it right this time(ish)
So I made a ton of mistakes throughout this grow, and came to accept that I’m a total noob, so in humility I come here to share and record my experiences so we can all learn from my mistakes, and in doing so I hope to improve my skills and knowledge of our fine craft.
We started with 7xNorthern Lights Fem and 1xWhite Widow Fem from Canuk Seeds.
Seeds were dropped February 24th Yes that’s right, the plants vegged for 12 weeks under recycled diy T8 fixtures in a 4x4 veg room. This, combined with poor training and topping practices, led to these plants exploding in lanky, stretchy growth upwards of 5 feet tall in little 1 gallon buckets.
On May 2nd, I took 3 of the Northern Lights plants and added them to the flower room on the tail end of another 3 plant cycle I was just finishing up. Bad idea. They stretched even further to the point they were above my reflector.
On May 31st I came here looking for help with these 3 plants which were getting light/nute burnt, which you can check out the discussion here: Making the most out of a bad situation
On June 1st I followed the suggestion of @Mr.Sparkle and chopped the remaining plants down to 1/3 to 1/2 their initial size.
Throughout the next week I did some training and bending to keep the tops down as well as optimizing the light with some reflective material and on June 8th they were looking alot better:
On June 11th I transplanted them into 5gal pots, but only filled them up to about 3.5-4gal. They were then introduced to my flower room under 1000w HPS 12/12 and fed DNF Bloom at 5ml/gal:
June 13th and 24hrs of 12/12:
That gets us all caught up with their life story
Some other info:
Medium: Sunshine Mix Number 4 + More Perlite to aid in drainage
Nutrients: Dutch Nutrient Formula A+B and non ph adjusted tap water
Other Additives: 30% Hydrogen Peroxide at 5ml/gal
Temperature: 24C lights on/18C lights off
So I’m going to post updates when I can so we can all learn from my success and mistakes, and this will act as a great way to keep me organized going forward. I may post thoughts and ideas from time to time as well, and I welcome all to join in on the discussion!