I’ve got so many questions I don’t even know how to make them into sentences anymore, so I’ll just start posting my results as I go here, and if anyone sees something they can let me know! My build is not necessarily permanent so I’m mostly focusing on the plants. But for what it’s worth everything is in a 3x3x6 tent with a 600w HPS.
I kind of have a chaotic mess of my own making; I have plants that are 5, 3, and 1 week old. Not sure WHY I did this exactly, but it is what it is. First up are two BP x Sk1 x Pineapple Thai (I’m not entirely sure, from @Instg8ter I believe. Correct me if I’m wrong.)
They had a rough germination, but are doing ok despite that, I had them in 24hr light for two weeks before deciding on 18/6. They were up potted into 1 gal fabric pots this weekend and seem happy.
Then there are the others… again, weirdness. They are all Poison Mimosa (gifted by @Vagabond_Windy, I’ll list them in two groups but more on that later. Group one is about 3 weeks old and has been a peach. Up potted this weekend as well.
Group two is just a week old, with the exception of the one with leaves. This one took nearly 3 weeks to open the seed leaves, and that was with help (volunteer caretaker, not me)
A couple things to keep in mind, this has to stay relatively legal in Illinois. No more than 5 plants over 5 inches… which begs the question now, if I can grow 4 plants per run (just the one tent start to finish) why did I germinate 8? Well I’m not usually that lucky. So I need to keep them small for a while, and they may get kicked out of the tent. I do have a 80w 4’ fluorescent fixture I can give them light with but they’ll have to contend with open air.
Also, I try to keep everything relatively simple. I worry less, and I leave shit alone more, it’s a win win. So I am water only currently- I do have some compost tea brewing that’ll be added into the rotation soon… speaking of watering, I have no feel for it. I can tell they are wet or dry on top, but short of digging my finger around the edge to feel how dry it is, I can’t tell when the soil is properly saturated. I’m sure I’m just missing some obvious thing… I misted the seedlings and they dried FAST. So for my 1 gal pots I currently give 250ml of water daily, and plan to just continue until I notice they dry out more or less than before. Seriously considering Autopots but out of my budget- trying to figure a clean way to diy it but I don’t know.
Edit: forgot to actually tag the donors