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    Fiddynut tries some autos

    Greetings friends.
    I just got some seeds from afterthought autos and I couldn't wait to try them. Seeds got to me quickly and afterthought was great to work with. They were quick to respond to questions and gave great advise.

    I'm an inexperienced grower who has been growing less than a year. I've got one completed grow under my belt and I'm about half way through a second. Now that winter is here in the midwest its a great time to stay indoors with your plants. That makes it a perfect time to get another grow started for me. For the next few weeks I'm going to have my hands full with my flowering girls finishing, the rooted cuttings I took from them, and now we will put some autos in the mix. This may be just what I need to keep the winter blues away.

    With the full moon last night I decided to plant three strains. I'm trying AVGas, ARocket and FuelFilled. I soaked 4 seeds of each strain yesterday while I was at work. I planted the seeds in party cups with happy frog soil. I had filled the cups with soil the night before and soaked them with plain water. I have the tray of cups in a spot in my house that stays between 69-72f. In a couple days they will go into my 2'x4'x6' tent under a 216w T5. As soon as the males show I'll get rid of them and pot up the girls. I plan on finishing them under a 600w HPS in my other tent which is 3'x3'. I'll do updates every couple days or so and I'll include plenty of pics as they grow.
    Fiddynut's indoor jungle https://www.icmag.com/ic/showthread....58#post7781958
    Fiddynut tries some autos https://www.icmag.com/ic/showthread.php?t=336087
    Completed grow Larry OG https://www.icmag.com/ic/showthread.php?t=333512
    Completed grow Blackwater https://www.icmag.com/ic/showthread.php?t=330253

    #2
    Sounds like a great plan and great genetics!

    Good luck with your grow!

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      #3
      Originally posted by Lester Beans View Post
      Sounds like a great plan and great genetics!

      Good luck with your grow!
      Thanks Lester.
      This should be fun. I'm looking forward to getting some good growing experience this winter. If things work out I should have a good variety of buds to puff.

      Love me some dead Lester. Going where the climate suits my clothes, going where the water tastes like wine.
      Peace...Fiddy.
      Fiddynut's indoor jungle https://www.icmag.com/ic/showthread....58#post7781958
      Fiddynut tries some autos https://www.icmag.com/ic/showthread.php?t=336087
      Completed grow Larry OG https://www.icmag.com/ic/showthread.php?t=333512
      Completed grow Blackwater https://www.icmag.com/ic/showthread.php?t=330253

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        #4
        Thanks for posting, Fiddy.
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        “Plant seeds of happiness, hope, success, and love; it will all come back to you in abundance. This is the law of nature.” ~Steve Maraboli~
        "Never, ever be afraid to make some noise and get in good trouble, necessary trouble." ~John Lewis~

        afterthought autos
        We are passionate auto breeders growing organically 2008. We offer 37 autoflowering strains, 17 photoperiods, 14 CBD hemp hybrids via catalog in our decades of breeding expertise. afterthought autos - we are unique quality autoflower breeders for medical conditions and recreational stimulus. Auto breeding 15 years, we're running strong! We're on SEEDBAY again...trio of goodies - autos, photoperiods and CBD hemp strains!


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          #5
          Originally posted by aridbud View Post
          Thanks for posting, Fiddy.
          Good afternoon ab.
          This is going to be fun and should keep me out if trouble for a while. Several of the seeds had cracked with just a short soak before planting so I'm looking for sprouts in a couple days. Since I'm a new grower I'll probably be making some mistakes but that's part of learning for me, I usually have to learn the hard way. I'll update when some break the soil.
          Fiddynut's indoor jungle https://www.icmag.com/ic/showthread....58#post7781958
          Fiddynut tries some autos https://www.icmag.com/ic/showthread.php?t=336087
          Completed grow Larry OG https://www.icmag.com/ic/showthread.php?t=333512
          Completed grow Blackwater https://www.icmag.com/ic/showthread.php?t=330253

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            #6
            Originally posted by Fiddynut View Post
            Good afternoon ab.
            This is going to be fun and should keep me out if trouble for a while. Several of the seeds had cracked with just a short soak before planting so I'm looking for sprouts in a couple days. Since I'm a new grower I'll probably be making some mistakes but that's part of learning for me, I usually have to learn the hard way. I'll update when some break the soil.
            Yes, mistakes can be made, but you've done well with the photoperiods I've seen.

            Just don't over water, over fertilize, have an optimal environment, they'll do the work for you. Good luck!
            ICMAG SERVER FUND LINK https://www.seedbay.com/vendor/icmag/

            “Plant seeds of happiness, hope, success, and love; it will all come back to you in abundance. This is the law of nature.” ~Steve Maraboli~
            "Never, ever be afraid to make some noise and get in good trouble, necessary trouble." ~John Lewis~

            afterthought autos
            We are passionate auto breeders growing organically 2008. We offer 37 autoflowering strains, 17 photoperiods, 14 CBD hemp hybrids via catalog in our decades of breeding expertise. afterthought autos - we are unique quality autoflower breeders for medical conditions and recreational stimulus. Auto breeding 15 years, we're running strong! We're on SEEDBAY again...trio of goodies - autos, photoperiods and CBD hemp strains!


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              #7
              Originally posted by aridbud View Post
              Yes, mistakes can be made, but you've done well with the photoperiods I've seen.

              Just don't over water, over fertilize, have an optimal environment, they'll do the work for you. Good luck!
              Good morning ab.
              I think I've done ok with my grows so far but lots of room for improvement. That's expected for a noob like me but I'm taking it seriously and learning from the mistakes I do make. As long as I keep learning and improving I'll be happy.

              As far as environment I think I'm in good shape but I don't know how much the plants will like the dry winter air. Temps, circulation, air exchange, amount and spectrum of light have all been working well so far. I've learned to water by the weight of the pots and I let them get nice and light. As far as nutes go I'm known for underfeeding because I've seen that the easiest way to kill your plants is with too many nutes. I've done a better job of feeding my girls on the second grow and I think I'm getting the hang of it but will still error on the light side. That leaves humidity as the only thing that I'm worrying over a bit. My first grow during the summer I was hard pressed to keep RH below55%. Now it's been around 40% for a lot of the currant grow and that seems like it's working well. But the cold dry air is moving in and as of this morning RH was closer to 35%. Not sure if it will drop more or not because I never kept track of it before I started growing. As long as the plants look happy I'll be ok with it. If it does drop more I will try a humidifier. I'm sire I'm not the only person that fights the humidity swings from summer to winter. Just have to watch and see. And water more often when it's dry.
              Fiddynut's indoor jungle https://www.icmag.com/ic/showthread....58#post7781958
              Fiddynut tries some autos https://www.icmag.com/ic/showthread.php?t=336087
              Completed grow Larry OG https://www.icmag.com/ic/showthread.php?t=333512
              Completed grow Blackwater https://www.icmag.com/ic/showthread.php?t=330253

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                #8
                Plants tell you what you need. You just have to "read" them.

                You're off to a great start!
                ICMAG SERVER FUND LINK https://www.seedbay.com/vendor/icmag/

                “Plant seeds of happiness, hope, success, and love; it will all come back to you in abundance. This is the law of nature.” ~Steve Maraboli~
                "Never, ever be afraid to make some noise and get in good trouble, necessary trouble." ~John Lewis~

                afterthought autos
                We are passionate auto breeders growing organically 2008. We offer 37 autoflowering strains, 17 photoperiods, 14 CBD hemp hybrids via catalog in our decades of breeding expertise. afterthought autos - we are unique quality autoflower breeders for medical conditions and recreational stimulus. Auto breeding 15 years, we're running strong! We're on SEEDBAY again...trio of goodies - autos, photoperiods and CBD hemp strains!


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                  #9
                  Originally posted by aridbud View Post
                  Plants tell you what you need. You just have to "read" them.

                  You're off to a great start!
                  Thanks ab.
                  My plants tell me all kinds of things but I'm not always capable of understanding them. I think the more time I spend with them the more I understand their language.
                  One of the reasons I'm trying the autos now is that I'm inexperienced and don't have as many preconceived notions about how plants "should" be. Also I feel like experiencing different types of plants will give me broader knowledge than if I kept running the same strain and cloning it over and over. I want to learn to grow all kinds of cannabis in various different conditions. Then I will be able to call myself a ganja farmer.
                  Fiddynut's indoor jungle https://www.icmag.com/ic/showthread....58#post7781958
                  Fiddynut tries some autos https://www.icmag.com/ic/showthread.php?t=336087
                  Completed grow Larry OG https://www.icmag.com/ic/showthread.php?t=333512
                  Completed grow Blackwater https://www.icmag.com/ic/showthread.php?t=330253

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                    #10
                    Update and pics

                    Good morning friends.
                    It's been very busy at work and we had 2 snow storms over the weekend so this update has been delayed for a couple days. Better late than never.

                    I'm happy to report that all 12 seeds have sprouted and are above the soil. Most have shed their hull and are off and running. Not sure if it was the full moon or what but a perfict 12 for 12 is great. All the seedlings look happy and healthy. I have moved them nice and close to the light and I'm letting them get nice and dry between waterings.

                    My plan it to let the mails show themselves and then repot the lady's. I may have started with slightly too small containers for them. I'll have to watch them and see if the start getting root bound. If they get grumpy I'll transplant sooner.
                    Here are some pics of the baby's.


                    All is looking well and now I just need to give them some time to get growing. I'm a little nervous about how much space I'll have to work with as they start getting bigger. I suppose if I end up with a lot of girls I may have to finish some of them under the t5's after fitting as many as possible into the other tent with the HID.
                    That is about it for today's update. I'll be updating more regularly form now on since there is some action.
                    Thanks for stoping by to check out this grow...Fiddy.
                    Fiddynut's indoor jungle https://www.icmag.com/ic/showthread....58#post7781958
                    Fiddynut tries some autos https://www.icmag.com/ic/showthread.php?t=336087
                    Completed grow Larry OG https://www.icmag.com/ic/showthread.php?t=333512
                    Completed grow Blackwater https://www.icmag.com/ic/showthread.php?t=330253

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                      #11
                      Moon cycle was a deterrent. Not sure if it was the full moon or what but a perfict 12 for 12 is great.

                      Why would you think otherwise that seeds wouldn't germinate? We keep our seeds viable.
                      ICMAG SERVER FUND LINK https://www.seedbay.com/vendor/icmag/

                      “Plant seeds of happiness, hope, success, and love; it will all come back to you in abundance. This is the law of nature.” ~Steve Maraboli~
                      "Never, ever be afraid to make some noise and get in good trouble, necessary trouble." ~John Lewis~

                      afterthought autos
                      We are passionate auto breeders growing organically 2008. We offer 37 autoflowering strains, 17 photoperiods, 14 CBD hemp hybrids via catalog in our decades of breeding expertise. afterthought autos - we are unique quality autoflower breeders for medical conditions and recreational stimulus. Auto breeding 15 years, we're running strong! We're on SEEDBAY again...trio of goodies - autos, photoperiods and CBD hemp strains!


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                        #12
                        Originally posted by aridbud View Post
                        Moon cycle was a deterrent. Not sure if it was the full moon or what but a perfict 12 for 12 is great.

                        Why would you think otherwise that seeds wouldn't germinate? We keep our seeds viable.
                        Good afternoon ab.
                        I'm just stoked about a prefect 12 of 12 germinating. Your beans rock. I didn't doubt that your seeds were in great shape but I always thought that a small percentage of them wouldn't make it because of various reasons. I've had them come up upside down and have always had at least one not make it. I've never had even 4 of 4 germinate before and thought I might be my inexperience. Either way I'm super happy with how this grow is starting out. Now that their up and feeding on the light things should get interesting.

                        When you say the moon cycle was a deterrent do you mean I should be planting on new moon? I must be confused about the moon cycles. I thought I herd it's good to plant on full moon and the decreasing moon helps with growing roots. I must admit I don't know much about the moons cycles and am just doing things that I've read about in threads here on icmag. I'll get it right someday ab.
                        Fiddynut's indoor jungle https://www.icmag.com/ic/showthread....58#post7781958
                        Fiddynut tries some autos https://www.icmag.com/ic/showthread.php?t=336087
                        Completed grow Larry OG https://www.icmag.com/ic/showthread.php?t=333512
                        Completed grow Blackwater https://www.icmag.com/ic/showthread.php?t=330253

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                          #13
                          No, full moon (or actually anytime) a good time to plant. Some say full, some say new moon....no matter. Maybe the moon cycle had something about 100% germination....or most likely seeds were ready to pop! <~~~That was what I was trying to convey.

                          Glad they're up and out of their seed shell! It would be a good idea to transplant into 3 gallon as having them stay in smaller vessel will stress them, thus producing far less yield as well as growth. I know you are crunched for space. Just be aware...if you keep them in small cups that become root bound, autos will lack their full potential in the long run.
                          ICMAG SERVER FUND LINK https://www.seedbay.com/vendor/icmag/

                          “Plant seeds of happiness, hope, success, and love; it will all come back to you in abundance. This is the law of nature.” ~Steve Maraboli~
                          "Never, ever be afraid to make some noise and get in good trouble, necessary trouble." ~John Lewis~

                          afterthought autos
                          We are passionate auto breeders growing organically 2008. We offer 37 autoflowering strains, 17 photoperiods, 14 CBD hemp hybrids via catalog in our decades of breeding expertise. afterthought autos - we are unique quality autoflower breeders for medical conditions and recreational stimulus. Auto breeding 15 years, we're running strong! We're on SEEDBAY again...trio of goodies - autos, photoperiods and CBD hemp strains!


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                            #14
                            Originally posted by aridbud View Post
                            No, full moon (or actually anytime) a good time to plant. Some say full, some say new moon....no matter. Maybe the moon cycle had something about 100% germination....or most likely seeds were ready to pop! <~~~That was what I was trying to convey.

                            Glad they're up and out of their seed shell! It would be a good idea to transplant into 3 gallon as having them stay in smaller vessel will stress them, thus producing far less yield as well as growth. I know you are crunched for space. Just be aware...if you keep them in small cups that become root bound, autos will lack their full potential in the long run.
                            Good evening ab.
                            I think you are right weather full moon or no moon at all those baby's were ready to pop and are strong. I'll repot this weekend. I may need to get a few more pots and I think I need to make a stop at the garden center for more soil. I think I'll have room for all 12 in the tent. I may have gotten a little ahead of myself with poping 12 right off the bat but I'll make it work. They might be a little crowded until I get the males out. They are looking good and I'm looking forward to this grow...Fiddy.
                            Fiddynut's indoor jungle https://www.icmag.com/ic/showthread....58#post7781958
                            Fiddynut tries some autos https://www.icmag.com/ic/showthread.php?t=336087
                            Completed grow Larry OG https://www.icmag.com/ic/showthread.php?t=333512
                            Completed grow Blackwater https://www.icmag.com/ic/showthread.php?t=330253

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                              #15
                              Hi fiddy
                              You just jumped right in with twelve autos.
                              I see you say waiting for male to show. I thought all autos were female the ones I got were.
                              Happy growing and stay safe on that sled.
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