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Old 04-05-2019, 10:46 PM #1
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I'm new to this site and quite new to growing.

I want to post some pics and info of what I'm doing now in the hopes of getting some input.

My last grow was a bust so I'm starting over.

I got some Miracle Grow potting soil, 5 litres of pearlite, 5 litres of vermiculite and some garden lime.

I started with a Coleman cooler and put some clay pellets at the bottom then covered them with fiberglass weave for drainage.

Then I put a bubbler through to the bottom and filled it with the potting soil mixture.

I dug out the middle and filled it with un-nuted potting mix in an attempt to not burn my sprouted seed/seedling.

I tend to kill plants if I transplant so I planted my sprouted seed right in the cooler.

I have a 1" tube running to the bottom to drain off the run off.
I don't want to have a drain hole in the cooler for fear of leaks.







I found a ladybug in my backyard so I put her in my grow for good luck.

My seed is just popping through the surface.

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I'm new to this site and quite new to growing.

I want to post some pics and info of what I'm doing now in the hopes of getting some input.

My last grow was a bust so I'm starting over.

I got some Miracle Grow potting soil, 5 litres of pearlite, 5 litres of vermiculite and some garden lime.

I started with a Coleman cooler and put some clay pellets at the bottom then covered them with fiberglass weave for drainage.

Then I put a bubbler through to the bottom and filled it with the potting soil mixture.

I dug out the middle and filled it with un-nuted potting mix in an attempt to not burn my sprouted seed/seedling.

I tend to kill plants if I transplant so I planted my sprouted seed right in the cooler.

I have a 1" tube running to the bottom to drain off the run off.
I don't want to have a drain hole in the cooler for fear of leaks.

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I found a ladybug in my backyard so I put her in my grow for good luck.

My seed is just popping through the surface.

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Great idea. Just be careful not to over fertilize, over water tender seedlings! Bravo!!!
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Old 04-06-2019, 01:01 AM #3
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This is a second seedling starting and it IS in miracle grow potting soil.





It was a free seed from a friend but I still don't want to kill it.

Is the soil too "hot" ??

Should I try to transplant it into nute free soil or just leave it alone ?
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Old 04-06-2019, 03:19 AM #4
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Well I killed it.

I pulled the sprouted seed out of the MG then lost track of it.
(I should have waited till morning when I'm sober)

I found a couple of Extreme Haze regular seeds in my stash and decided to try to sprout the two seeds.
Here's hoping for at least one female.

I will try to do stuff when I'm sober.
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Old 04-06-2019, 07:53 AM #5
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I like the bucket !! What is your lighting situation? That soil should be ok, maybe a bit rich as it looks to be a Bloom enhancing formula. Could always flush it out prior to use. Might want to put it in something that drains first though if your doing that. Best of luck and definitely wise to steer clear of drunken gardening.
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Old 04-06-2019, 04:37 PM #6
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I just switched from 2 overhead 24 Watt cfls to a five way socket with cheap Walmart 10 Watt led bulbs.
(globes removed)

The soft white bulbs were $1.50 each and the daylight bulbs were 75˘ each.

I'm running 3 daylight and 2 soft white.
I also have 4 sockets on the walls with flexible extensions for them on their way from China.

There is also a 4 foot fluorescent with two daylight and two grow bulbs.

Only the 5 way socket is turned on now at an18/6 schedule.
I'm keeping them at a 2 foot distance from the seedling.
(I had them way too close last grow when I switched from CFL to LEDs)

I also make my own wine so I keep a bucket bubbling away in the closet for CO2.





I have a 1 inch tube running to the bottom of the cooler so I can syphon off the run off.

The MG nutes are a ratio of 0.21-0.11-0.16 and I understand the best ratio is 3-1-2 for Veg. (and 1-3-2 for bloom) so I'm pretty close.

The soil in the middle is un-nuted Great Value potting soil where the seed is planted so it should have time to grow before it reaches the nuted stuff.

I should have just bought only the un-nuted stuff. It's cheaper anyway.
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Old 04-06-2019, 04:42 PM #7
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I screwed up my last order of seeds as well.
I wanted to buy White Widow Autoflower but ended up buying White Widow Feminized.

The Autoflower is easier to grow and more tolerant of the BS I end up putting them.through.
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Well I killed it.

I pulled the sprouted seed out of the MG then lost track of it.
(I should have waited till morning when I'm sober)

I found a couple of Extreme Haze regular seeds in my stash and decided to try to sprout the two seeds.
Here's hoping for at least one female.

I will try to do stuff when I'm sober.
Important lesson to drink, imbibe AFTER you finish your project.

Keep a clear mind when doing such projects to reward you later.
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Michael Pollan
Happiness held is the seed; Happiness shared is the flower.
John Harrigan
Instant gratification takes too long.
Carrie Fisher - RIP.
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Old 04-06-2019, 05:39 PM #9
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Important lesson to drink, imbibe AFTER you finish your project.

Keep a clear mind when doing such projects to reward you later.
The problem is that I have a lot of wine to drink to keep a fresh CO2 generator in the grow room.

I have to drink I bucket every week.
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Well I killed it.

I pulled the sprouted seed out of the MG then lost track of it.
I found it !!
It ended up in my potting mix and just kept growing.




The taproot was growing every which way. I guess it didn't know which way was up.



The seed casing had come off and it looks like it's gonna make it.




It looks like I've got a hardy little seedling !
Either that or I've stunted the hell out of it now ?
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