Hello again to old members and hello anew for the new members. I have had health problems over the last year and have been gardening very poorly during this time. Therefore there was nothing to see. I needed a mental sabbatical from the grow room and feel refreshed. Now it is time to rehab a neglected garden, bring in new genetics, and make this a productive garden again.
Strains: I still have the blueberry cutting that was wrongly labeled in a dispensary along with my jillybean. Two days ago just popped 5 cheesequake seeds. I need a skunk in the lineup and read good things about this variety. I hope it yields better than the other skunks.
Bloom Garden: 4Kw HPS in 6" ducted hoods. the bulbs are all past the date I normally use them, but I have read that most keep them a year. My standard is to keep them for half a year. I will correct this problem down the line with new bulbs. The charcoal filter is still working strong as well as the vent fans. I need to clean all the leaf debris on the floor but have to wait until the current crop is done and out of there to sweep. I also need to clean the glass reflectors. I have the air cooling ducts connected with duct tape for most of them so it will be a mess to get in there for the most part.
bloom plants: these plants have gone without fertilizer for about a month and had multiple dry periods in the meantime also. The good thing in all of this is that the plants are still alive, not hermied and the fungus gnats are all gone! The plants are on week 6 of 10.
Veg garden: 3x150w HPS along with 4x80 watts of floro bulbs. All the veg garden went through the same problems as the bloom plants with the addition of being root bound. Tomorrow taking cuts and hoping for the best as I transplant all the large plants in veg into the bloom room right away. They will be monitored closely for hermaphroditism. There are also 5 two day old cheesequake seedlings in solo cups under floro lighting.