Temperatures have finally dropped a bit,just enough(hope so!) to get started for the first grow of the season(fourth since I started).I was very satisfied from Orient Express and Golden Tiger in my last run,so I got me some more Ace genetics to try.
I decided to start with the hybrids.The Ace girls that I'll try to deliver are : Zamal Hash,Malawi x PCK,Orient Express and Snow Moon.I 'm also running CBG's Purple Mexican.
All except Snow Moon germed in about 36 Hours (OE took 48).Seeing that the SM was n't getting started,I soaked 1 more seed.Last night,I decided to scrape the seed a bit with a nail file.It was succesful(a tiny tip showed),so i did it for the second one and that worked too.I placed them in the 150 ml cups today morning,so maybe I'll be growing two of those !
Thing is that I will be growing 3 TnT Labs' strains along and if only one Snow Moon survives,I will also have an Anesthesia from Pyramid.So,I 'm going for a total of nine plants .The problems start with my grow space.I have a 1x1x2 grow tent(with a 400 w dual for veg and 600 w hps for flowering).I was thinking of giving them 4 or 5 weeks of veg and top the most stretchy ones,leaving the short ones intact.This may sound too ambitious,I know...But I'm a new grower and experimenting with my space,don't be too harsh! Last time I also had 9 plants (dutch sativa doms,OE and GT)in there with 3 weeks veg (6 LST'd and three grown straight) ,and I believe I could have given them 1 more week of veg easy.(following pic is from then )
So,my plan was something like this:
1 week in the little cups
-transplant in 2l pots
2 weeks in 2 l pots
-transplant in 9 or 11 l ,and either LST(some?all?) and veg one more before switch(total 4 weeks veg),or top and wait two more weeks(5 weeks).I was thinking 11 l for the trained ones and 9 l for the untamed.(I have a hunch that I shouldn't leave Zam Hash ,MxPCK and Purple Mexican without training...)
Then switch 12/12 for a month and then 11/13 till the end .
Most will be in coco/perlite or peat/coco/perlite with AN nutes and I might try some Biobizz nutes for the first time on some in the peat mix.
I hope that if all goes well,they will all be done by mid-end January,with some coming from December.So,I was planning to fill the gaps from the harvested girls with new sativa recruits straight in 11/13 from seed(lacking another veg space),as GT,ZMD,Hz/KC and Reina Madre,to end with my indoor adventures in late May to avoid the heatwave.
So,any thoughts about the training or veg time or anything else would be very welcome!(except that I'm a stubborn lad heading for havoc,I already know that!)
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