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    Blackwater first indoor grow

    Hi all. I am new to icmag forums. I am about 2/3 through my first serious indoor grow and have already learned a lot from browsing this forum as a guest. I want to learn from my mistakes and learn to grow the best buds possible. I have learned about how to water properly, pH my h2o, how to design and set up a grow tent and many other things. Lots of good info here.

    A little bit about my grow environment. 3.5' x 3.5' x 7' grow tent. 600w HPS light with air cooled hood. 4" canfan with carbon filter for ventilation. 6" canfan to cool the light. Small fan for air circulation. This is located in basement and temps are good at about 75 with light out and about 80 when light is on. Humidity has been right about 50%.

    I have 3 plants that are from seed that I got from a friend who lives in the sf Bay Area. The seeds are Blackwater from Cali connection.

    My biggest issue is with fertilization. As I search the forums I seem to be finding that everyone seems to do it differently and there are so many products out there that I am having a hard time getting a base line going. I am going to try to use earth juice grow for veg and budswel for flower allong with ff happy frog soil. I am using spring water from a natural spring near to me. I know someone who has used this water with success.

    My girls are 27 days into flower and I am noticing that the older fan leaves are getting pale and starting to yellow. I have read that they will do that late in flower but I'm thinking that it's a bit early for mine to be doing that. Totally looks like nitrogen def to me. I have not given a lot of feeding up tell now so N deficiency seems likely. To be honest I have been scared to give much nutes since I have been reading that is the easiest way to kill them.

    Is end of week 4 to early for leaves to turn pale/yellowing?
    Is there anything I can or should do at this point?

    New growth buds and leaves look good. Starting to get frosty at bud sights.

    Should I just give budswel and get this grow over then feed more and consistantly on my next grow?

    I will try to put up some pics. Thanks for any help or suggestions.

    Fiddynut
    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
    Maxiboom 5-7grms per gallon in hydro. 3-5grms per gallon in soil or soilless mixes .


    U use this from start to finish google Lucas method: U can get 1000 grams for 12-15$ if using soil or soilless use it as water , water , feed so u only feed on 3rd watering . if u see tip burn back off. u could make a kelp solution and add it to the water for a quick N and K boost mix at 0.5 oz a gallon

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      #3
      Thanks Joint Lock.
      Researching Lucas method. Sounds like a simple way to start consistantly giving nutes.
      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
        A bit underfed

        Hard to see the color under this light. I hope these look ok for a first timer. Was not expecting the tall one to go from 13" to 29" in the first ten days that I switched light to 12/12.
        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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          #5
          Not sure how to post pictures

          Maybe someone can help a me post a pic of my plants. I made a photo album at icmag but when I copy the URL and paste it when trying to upload it doesn't seem to work it just shows link and photo doesn't show up. I'm not too good with the tech devises. Am I not doing it right?
          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
            is your album set to private?

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              #7
              Test

              Maybe I figured it out.
              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
                Originally posted by pop_rocks View Post
                is your album set to private?
                No pop_rocks I'm just a little slow. Just figured it out. Thanks!
                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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                  #9
                  Took some pics this evening!

                  So I took a few pics tonight and I think things are going pretty well so far. Other than under feeding through out veg and first couple weeks of flower they have been pretty happy. Since this is my first go at this I really don't know what I should be expecting. I didn't do any training to them and I only topped the tall one late to let the other 2 catch up. That one has been the most agressave grower and is the one that has had the yellowing leaves.

                  Anyone want to give me some constructive criticism and some ideas for my next run?

                  I have just set up a veg tent so I will be getting my next baby's going in a week or so. I have Girl Scout cookies and Larry OG as well as more Blackwater seeds.

                  I'm pretty happy with how this grow has gone so far but feel free to let me know what I could be doing to keep my girls happy.

                  Thanks...Fiddynut
                  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
                    "Is end of week 4 to early for leaves to turn pale/yellowing?
                    Is there anything I can or should do at this point?

                    yes, one of your plants is a heavier feeder than the other and needs a good dose of gen nutrients

                    maybe cut back on whatever "bloom" nutrients you are using and give her a 50/50 mix of "grow"&"bloom" for a couple of waterings

                    sorry if im overlooking something but what did you feel them before?

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by pop_rocks View Post
                      "Is end of week 4 to early for leaves to turn pale/yellowing?
                      Is there anything I can or should do at this point?

                      yes, one of your plants is a heavier feeder than the other and needs a good dose of gen nutrients

                      maybe cut back on whatever "bloom" nutrients you are using and give her a 50/50 mix of "grow"&"bloom" for a couple of waterings

                      sorry if im overlooking something but what did you feel them before?
                      Understanding how to use nutes has been the most difficult part of this for me pop_rocks. There are so many products and it seems like everyone does things differently. It was easy to research how to set up tent, lights, ventilation, temps, humidity, ect. Looking back at my daily grow log I see that I never used more than 1/2 strength of the fox farms grow big during veg and only used it a couple times. I think they needed more to get through the stretch. I have been afrade to over nute and therefore have starved them.

                      I did give 1/2 strength of ff grow big last night with 2Tbs budswel.
                      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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                        #12
                        Originally posted by Fiddynut View Post
                        Understanding how to use nutes has been the most difficult partof this for me pop_rocks. There are so many products and it seems like everyone does things differently. It was easy to research how to set up tent, lights, ventilation, temps, humidity, ect. Looking back at my daily grow log I see that I never used more than 1/2 strength of the fox farms grow big during veg and only used it a couple times. I think they needed more to get through the stretch. I have been afrade to over nute and therefore have starved them.

                        I did give 1/2 strength of ff grow big last night with 2Tbs budswel.
                        no doubt brother
                        there are more nutrients and optimisers out there than you can keep track of

                        i like that you are using them at half strength and keeping a grow log
                        /make a note, strain "B" likes more fertilizer


                        again, sorry if im missing something obv but what is your base growing medium

                        lets start there

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                          #13
                          grow medium appears to be soil

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by pop_rocks View Post
                            no doubt brother
                            there are more nutrients and optimisers out there than you can keep track of

                            i like that you are using them at half strength and keeping a grow log
                            /make a note, strain "B" likes more fertilizer


                            again, sorry if im missing something obv but what is your base growing medium

                            lets start there
                            Growing in fox farms happy frog soil pop_rocks. I have the 3 basic fox farms nute combo grow big, tiger bloom and big bloom but have been under using them. I also have earth juice grow which is an organic veg fert and budswel for flower. I have read that using these organic products is an easy way to feed without having to worry about burning your plants.

                            My goal for now is to learn how to grow quality buds. I am not worrying about getting a great yield right now just high grade to puff and maybe make some wax. I have heard that bud quality is mostly genetic so I started with good seed from a friend who has ca med card and can get them from Cali connection. These 3 all from same pack of seeds that are feminized Blackwater.

                            Checked in on the girls this morning and things are looking good. Plenty more crystals and buds getting bigger and fatter by the day. Still not sure what to expect but if I can keep going for a few more weeks without doing something stupid I should have this first one under my belt.

                            Thanks for taking interest in my grow pop_rocks.
                            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
                              im just trying to share my experience and help out,brother
                              happy frog is quality dirt and should sustain a plant
                              ima big fan of fox farm and i have used their products in the past

                              so the lower leaves are greening up and the new growth looks good?

                              "My goal for now is to learn how to grow quality buds. I am not worrying about getting a great yield right now..."

                              im glad to see you have realistic goal in mind
                              you are on teh right course
                              keep your feedings light and jsut watch and learn for now,im sure you will acomplish your goal of some good puff

                              ive been growing for quite a while and i feel like im still learning

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