I had an old thread where I used to post a few bud pics but it ended up in the garbage can section so I’ll start a new one here since I can’t reply to the other one.
Figure I’ll post my embarrassing grow log I recently started since I’ve never done one on here.
I’m still currently at the solo cup stage and am already running into issues (lol). Scraggly twisted leaves and some spotting/chlorosis on some leaves and a really high medium pH.
I had been using coco coir up until this point with pretty good results. I wanted to keep using it but then the Corona hit and messed with the supply chain. The place I used to order online from was no longer selling it and still hasn’t resumed. I was using millenium soils coco ultima. It came dried in bags and was relatively cheap. I tried to find other brands locally online but around here there seems to be only canna and cyco which I find too expensive at around 30 dollars for 50L.
Since peat is mined here it’s extremely cheap. I can get a compressed 3.8cu ft bale of pro mix HP (shit load of perlite, some lime, myco and wetting agent) for 5 dollars more than a small bag of coco. Not only that it is widely avail here so that’s why I switched to it but I’m already having issues which is pretty frustrating.
They’re currently in solo cups and are getting fed RecycleSil at 0.2g/gal, Jack’s Hydroat 3.6g/gal and calcium nitrate at 3.4g/gal I left out the magnesium sulfate because it seems like Jack’s has a decent amount. I have a 44gal brute as a reservoir. I add the nutrients in that order and lower the pH to 5.9 with citric acid. This seemed to work fine with coco but currently the pH of my medium is 6.7-7. I was told the pH of solution isn’t necessarily what changes the pH of the medium it’s the alkalinity of the water and that maybe excessive Ca could be causing some issues. The alkalinity of my water is 30mg/L. The tap water starts out at around pH 9 and after adding the nutrients it goes down to around 6.5 and I lower it to 5.9 with citric acid. Do I need to use more acid to counteract the carbonates/bicarbonates in the nutrients/water and not worry if the pH is like 5?
Sucks I felt pretty confident after a few somewhat smooth coco grows so I popped quite a few seeds shitty to see em all looking sad
A little bit of what I am currently growing: I popped a pack ea of some Hallowed Ground (santa maria/shiva x santa maria/chocolate rain), Berry Nice Plants (santa maria x santa maria/chocolate rain) both by @santero , Aunt Lemon (lemon thai x aunt of farouk), Happy Amnesia v2 (happy brother/amnesia x aunt of farouk) and last but not least some Blue Tara f2s from one of the recent seed runs here.