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    Hi guys im a new guy here! So thanks if you message back. I am looking for some advice. I have 7 little beauties. My question today is about water retention. I have them in a coco coir/peat moss mix. They seem to be doing really good. (Dark green, good healthy stock, no holes in the leaves, fast growing.) But since I switched them over to this soil a week ago i haven't had to water 1 time. I stick my finger in the dirt 2 inches and i can still feel moisture. Is this normal?

    #2
    I go by weight, pick them up if they are heavy dont water, if they are lite water.
    I like cloth pots such as "smart pots", you can drill a bunch of small holes in plastic so the soil and roots can breath.
    Perlite helps with drainage, about 30% added to the soil/medium.
    Welcome to GWE

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    • gbauto
      gbauto commented
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      This is the best way to see if they do need to be watered.

    #3
    Rwise thank you so much. I have growed for years outdoors but this is my first time indoor with a 400w Mars hydro led

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    • JDU
      JDU commented
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      Gotta love the Mars Hydro!!
      But I second Rwise 's perlite comment. Drainage & aeration are vital.

    #4
    So hey guys I have an update for you all. Its been almost a month since i have checked in and these are my babies now!! I got them in ff ocean forest soil with a few additives. Still under the marshydro 600w, feeding a really light dose of ff nutrients now and these babies are loving it!!

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    • JDU
      JDU commented
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      How old is that Mars Hydro??

    #5
    I had another question since this is my first time with the indoor attempt!!
    When should I switch them over to 12/12?????
    I am not looking for a major harvest this time..This run is just practice. That I am taking very serious of course!!!!

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    • ellz
      ellz commented
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      I put mine into flower 34 days after planting on my last grow. If you don't want a huge harvest, you could start flowering any time if you've been growing them over a month. Just my opinion. If you don't plan on swapping them in to larger pots, I'd probably start flowering pretty soon.

    #6
    How big is your grow space? Do they have room to spread out and up? I see your training one..let those center colas catch up to the larger outside colas, that'll give you a nice even canopy before you flip. If you have the space i'd wait a week..or two. Plants look good Senters!
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      #7
      Thanks. Yes im training one just to experiment a little my first run. My grow tent is a 3wx4lx6h. I have plenty of room to spread them out. Without overlapping eachother. I have them in 3 gallon pots. So I believe 2 weeks from today is going to be my light change

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        #8
        They could get pretty tall in 3 gallon pots. All about your patience level and how tall you want em at the end. Sounds like you're on track.
        Space: 4 x 5 x 6, Two 600w HPS, Dirt farmer since Nov 2012.

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        • Senters93
          Senters93 commented
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          Thank you. Yes i believe I'm right where i want to be. I ordered some feminised seeds last month(still havent arrived in the mail).. This round of plants are just random seeds that I collected out of some good bags(so thats why I count this as a practice grow!) My tent is only 6 ft tall. So my light has a max height of 5foot. Some of the plants are already 14 inches tall. I defoliated a few plants so the outside and inside Cola buds have time to catch up with the tallest colas before i switch!! So id say 2 more weeks and I will be ready to switch to 12/12. Without any further interference with light burn!!

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