First post here. I used to creep OG 1 as a kid and my parents caught and ended my first CFL micro grow in ‘06, about 3 weeks in... Then, in 2012 I vegged a clone in my closet and litterally “tree-planter-style” slapped er in a farmer field in the spring and never went back till late september only to find it crushed BUT STILL clinging to life and growing horizontal... pulled less than a half oz of dried bud off lol.
Now, my first real grow and I should have got myself some real nice genetics but I found 7 seeds in a quarter of Papaya I got last summer! Loved the strain it’s a sweet hybrid that I think smokes more Sativa. I like a good one hit wonder first thing in the morning that I can still be productive on. Problem with these seeds is I don’t know the breader and they are old and only one or two looked properly mature... wonder if it was a hermi in an industrial grow?
Anyway. I only got one to pop!!!! So this is kind of funny. I don’t even know how old the seeds were but they were probably at least a year and not stored in ideal conditions.
So I’m working on vegging one little seedling and just hoping for a female. I will top and clone before I move this (F1?) outside in May/June... Also hoping it’s not autoflowering genetics obviously.
Got this light from homedepot for 67 bucks after tax:
Just using generic top soil I had in the garage for the seedling stage. Didn’t even take the time to get perlite but I manually aerated the soil with a tooth pick a few times after it sprouted. I also sliced the crap outta the pot for more drainage and air flow.
I’m going transplant to a 1.75 gal pot in the next couple days. I’m also basically going organic here.
Light: 19W blue/multi spectrum LED 24hr
Air: on the bathroom shelf, temps ~ 20*C, humidity lower than ideal, probably about 50% or less, 12V computer fan circulating near the plant
Soil: sprouted in pH7 top soil with less than ideal drainage and aeration. moving forward with 1.75 gal pot:
4.5 tbs kelp meal
1 tbs blood meal
1 tbs bone meal
7 cups worm castings
11 cups perlite
9 cups peat
= 1.9 gal of soil that’s reading about 6.7 on pH after soaking with tap water.
Water: hard (no water softener) tap water comes out about 7pH, Mixed 7.5ml Farm Boy organic apple cider vinegar into a 1.2L decanter to come out about 6. After transplant just using straight tap water in my acidic soil.