hey up Greenview neat set up
you've had a few set backs but your winning
thing i noticed with big pots is when there left sitting and not drying out the ph goes up
then they definitely won't drink
smaller pots at the start and up potting as you go should help
good call on the muck change
Health and happiness
Hey, Ted's, great to see you! Yeah, I don't give up until they write me a letter asking me to. You're right, too, the girls are winning! And i did brain fart with the pot size; the girl in the 2 gallon is doing better than the girls in the 3. I shoulda started small.
Hi there GV! This will be an interesting learning experience. I've always wondered how an LED grow would go. I'm pulling up a chair for this!
While I'm not a master gardener, this will be an education for me as well. I am wondering however, about the spectrum of the light, since it's LED. It almost looks like the plants aren't producing enough chlorophyll, they just don't look green as green can be.
Hello, Desi, nice to have you along. always good to have another pair of experienced or just sympathetic eyes. Medi got it right; the girl's color is normal. Today's pics will tell all. The good news is that the LED light works really well and will be great when I select the winner who'll be alone under it with the mh on the side. I'm just experimenting too, Des, though expensive little giggle of an experiment, but I like the idea of an LED/MH mix. Here's the spectrum, unless it's changed with new models. http://www.hydrogrow...Growth-W13.aspx
To the eye they look very red or magentaish, but the plants dig 'em.
Welcome and thanks, gv
Greenview... take a looky here ...tried using water expanding crystals in my cutting-inna-glassa-water thread....results were...less than expected and a lil suprising to boot...perhaps addition of some of these might help with your excess moisture in the soil problem....another thing to possibly consider is a wide mouthed low profile pot...same or similar volume but mebbe 4" deep , eh?
OR...consider an airpot?....more chance for moisture loss th@ way? EDIT: stoner am I!...I just read up again....ya got airpots and even said so in reply to me .....MMmmm, might ask Eek for a crow recipie ....oooh, eeeeeeek!?? muhahahaa
Hey, MediUse, thanks again for the link, really cool; and now I've seen more than a few grows now on youtube with more bin-like shallow pots I believe you;) I'll stick with the airpots (ayep;)) now I've got the 250 mh in there. They're drinking now, and drying up.
hope you get it all sorted out and your plants do really well. I am still learning so I'll be quiet and lurking and watching!
be well & be high
Lurk away, dear Poet, lurk away;)
was just listening to heavy T's growshow....a suggestion of theirs for an airpot th@ stays too wet....raise the pots 4" or more to allow warmer air to flow under the airpot...
might be worth a try, eh?
Huh, I never thought of that. Sho 'nough, as the bottom of the pot is a mesh, that would expose it more. Thanks, MuA! I've got them all propped up a bit, so mayba I'll raise the light and do it to the 4". They almost completely dry and perking up bigtime.
SO let's see, where were we? Oh, I flipped out, albeit bit too late, and repotted the three in Biobizz Light mix... sort of a violent repotting, I have to admit. At least I was somewhat traumatized, the girls are OK. They got light water so help the roots dig in, but nothing since. So, problem numba one, the hot soil, was taken care of, and now they've got baby nutrients in there for a good two weeks until they recover and I start feeding them.
Problem two, not enough heat (had 75 need at least 80): I took out the cfl and put back in the 250mh and now temps are steady at 80 and they've got the best light for this stage of veg. I cycle the big girls under the mh as their soil dries. Sally, the good lookin one, was exclusively under the LED as she was pretty dry.
Problem three, drainage. I mixed another coupla liters per pot of perlite during repot, bringing it up to @40-45%, good for LED grow. I also put my little fan to circulate air around the pots to help evap.
Where we stand? Maria is a scarecrow and her roots are just diggin in, like a clone not quite set. I have faith, she showed growth all over this morning. Janet weathered everything better and is the bigger, more vigourous plant. Sally looks so squat and bush that I'm afraid she' IS an autoflower. If'n she don't flower in the next week, then she ain't, and she's my Afghan gal for scroggie-woggie. I FIMmed Janet and Maria a few days back, same day as repot maybe, just to stress them a max, you know. Janet, I FiMmed PERFECTLY, I gotta say. She's a load of new shoots vying for that space. Maria I did OK, too, she's just a bit lackluster in general. Not her fault of course, she had a rough start. All right, pics. Not going to FIM Sally for another week to make sure she's not auto.
That's it for the moment; they're recovering, this morning Sally looks great and Janet is starting to grow again after the repot and her soil getting dryer. Maria might turn into a Momma houseplant if she's a girl, doesn't look like she'll go under the scrog. Apparently, LED is really good for root development; more visible in DWC grows, obviously. I think in another week and with a watering, we'll see the two injured girls get vigorous again. kinda feels as if the grow can start now, after almost four weeks! Thanks everyone for your input and for moving your neurons around for these girls;) Happy healing everyone, I'm smoking some Blue Mystic. I've spent the last couple of months in permastone and this actually pierces the veil. Much love, GV