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    First time grow, thread for progress and questions on my adventure!

    Hey everyone, very first time grow here, I'm so excited, probably more than I should be, but it is what it is. This thread is for posting pictures of progress and any issues that might arise from my first grow (let's hope there's gonna be very little of those). Alright so let's start with the equipment I purchased and let me know if this makes any sense.

    Tent :VIVOSUN Horticulture 48"x48"x80"
    Exhaust fan, carbon filter, ducting : VIVOSUN Air Filtration Kit: 4 Inch 203 CFM Inline Fan with Speed Controller
    Lamp : Phlizon Newest 2200W LED Plant Grow Light
    Nutrients : General Hydroponics Floragro, Florabloom & Floramicro
    Soil : Pro-Mix HP (soil-less medium)

    Seeds have been started with rapid rooters (which I had a terrible experience with). These soaked so much water, like a sponge, and their instructions said to wet them and leave them in a quarter inch water at the bottom to keep them hydrated. Needless to say those were not just humid, they were wet, spongy, cold, and I still wonder to this day how my seeds have ever germinated in this environment, my girls are champions. Either way, they had a slow start for sure, I have since them moved them into "starter cups" and they are now 12 days from seed. I personally wanted to grow with dirt, but you wouldn't believe how expensive it was to get my hands on FoxFam soil in Canada, crazy expensive, so I went with what I thought was my next best option. I wanted to ask about how they are doing for this age, considering their slower start, I attached pictures below of the plants and their growing environment.

    I've also read about when to start giving nutrients to my plants, from what I've read, two weeks is generally accepted. So I'd only be two days off from the pictures below, which seems a little early, I wanted to get opinions on that too. Thanks for accepting me into this community!
    Last edited by Pook; 09-11-2019, 03:18 PM.

    There is a dedicated section for this. Grow journal. 🙂


    • Obi-Wan
      Obi-Wan commented
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      If there is a dedicated section for “Active” grow journals on this site I haven’t found it yet. I’m aware of a dedicated section for “completed” grow journals, but that’s the only one I’ve seen in my 3 years on this site. If it does exist I’d love a link to it.

    • s62
      s62 commented
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      Yeah, there’s only a dedicated section for completes grow journals, not active ones. Carry on, Pook!

    Welcome to this forum Pook - your setup looks great - plants look great as well. Plan on transplanting soon.
    ​​​​​​3 X 3 gorilla. Promix soil . Green Planet Nutes
    Optic 4 - 415w COB 18/6
    Vortex in-line 6" fan


      Hi Pook, and welcome!!! You can never get too excited about growing your own Cannabis: it's just not possible.
      If you want to grow top shelf bud, do some research:
      If you don't mind growing mediocre weed, don't do any research.

      Growing since July 21, 2016
      2 BCNL Roommate hydro boxes w/ 400w COB LEDs, Future Harvest nutes
      Grow # 12: Cookies Gelato, Hulkberry, Royal Gorilla & Triple G by RQS;
      EmDog (Humboldt SO), 2si2 (Barneys), Granddad Purp (Blimburn), Kosher Kush (Reserva Privada)


        Hi Pook...your set up looks great and so do your plants. Keep us posted on your progress. My first grow is about to wrap up. I used fox farm ocean/forest blend soil. I didn't add any nutes at all during veg. My girls grew fabulously. I have used fox farm big bloom during flower. I didn't do any LST or topping. I did do some pruning and lollipopping...but not enough when the girls went to flower. Lesson learned. Hardest part of my first grow has been patience. Understand totally about the excitement!
        Banana Kush x 4 by ILGM
        3x3x7 Gorilla tent
        HLG Elite 360 LED Full Spectrum
        6" Jetfan exhaust w/ carbon filter
        Auto Pot system w/ air dome(s)
        5 gal Smart pots
        PH'd water 12 gal res w/ circulating pump
        CX Horticulture Regeneroot, Mighty Growth Enhancer, Mighty Bloom Enhancer, Head Masta


          Howdy Pook I got same size tent for my winter grow. Your gonna love the space and everything looks great. Whatcha growing?
          Be nice Be humble Smoke Ganja create Peace Respect Nature

          Soil grower with coco/perlite mixed in
          indoor/outdoor grower
          1 4x4x8 tent -veg.& flower - 2 450 viparspectar
          1 3x3x6 tent- seedlings veg t-5, CFL 54watt w/reflector- viparspectar 450 veg. light only


            Looks awesome! Tell us more about your girls!
            Gorilla 3x3
            LEC 315
            Kind Soil
            Current: White Widow XXL, Crystal M.E.T.H., Six-Shooter, Afghan Kush Ryder, Northern Lights x2, Strawberry Cheesecake


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