After taking nearly a 2 and half year hiatus from growing I have returned. With my return I decided to join these forums to learn, share and meet new people. Up until now sharing a grow log is something I would never have thought of doing. With changing of laws in my state of Colorado, I feel free to now share my grows with others.
I'm a soil grower, have always been a big fan of FFOF but, I will be using Roots Organic Greenfields for this grow. I usually will add perlite, vermiculite, earthworm castings, blood meal, bone meal, fish meal, and kelp meal to the mix. With everything in the Roots mix I will just be adding perlite, vermiculite and earthworm castings. First time using this brand and I don't want to make it too hot.
Using a 60x60x80 grow tent for flowering.
Using a 1000w HPS with an air cooled reflector hood, running a HPS/Metal Halide switchable ballast.
Plants will be vegging separately with a 250w metal halide, T5 2' reflector, also have a bunch of 42w compact flourescent bulbs if extra light is needed. I plan to upgrade my veg lighting down the road when I have some more available funds.
I started the seeds using Black Gold seedling mix. My first time using this product as well. I didn't want to burn the seedlings by using the Roots so went with this to start, as its a little lighter. I added some perlite and vermiculite to the mix.
Was tough making decisions on what to start with on this grow. Decided on running Gogi OG and The Fuzz from Bodhi, Elephant Stomper from Hazeman. I also popped 2 freebie fems, a G-13 Labs Pineapple Express and TH Seeds Bubblegum.
4x Gogi OG
4x The Fuzz
2x Elephant Stomper
1x Pineapple Express
5/24 - Started germinating 12/12 seeds in damp paper towel for first 12 hours, then dropped into shot glass of water. 10/12 seeds had cracked within 24 hours most inside of 12 hours. 1 Goji and 1 Fuzz took around 36 hours to crack.
5/25 - 12/12 seeds planted in Black Gold seedling mix.
5/28 - 2/12 sprouted, both Elephant Stompers above ground. Lights turned on running a 16/8 light cycle for veg on this seed run.
5/30 - 12/12 plants above ground looking good.
6/12 - Babies are almost 2 weeks old now and doing well. Most of the plants have their 3rd leaf sets with the 4th sets growing. There are 2 runt plants one Fuzz and one Goji. The Goji looks like it is just a couple of days behind the others. The Fuzz runt is still developing first set of leaves. It looks like its only a couple days old so not sure if it will be doing much. It is alive and looks very healthy just taking its sweet time to do anything will continue to monitor. 2 of the plants a Goji and Stomper have a little droop to them, my initial thought was over watering but thats not the case. They were watered from a bottle that was sitting on some cold concrete and I think they were a little shocked by the temperature.
I had initially planned on starting this log once flowering began. I got bored and tired of talking about starting a log. Talk is cheap so the log has started. I will take some pictures this weekend, when I have some time off and get those posted.
Will probably be topping plants in a week or so, then looking to transplant and start flowering. Looking to keep them pretty small to start the flower, expecting a good amount of stretch and not sure how many females I will be working with. Planning to move to the tent and start 12/12 inside of the next 3 weeks.
Hope everyone enjoys this log. I have very high expectations on this run. Have wanted to run some Bodhi gear of my own for a long time so this has been highly anticipated for myself. Hoping to find some good keepers full of fire from this run, if not, many more seeds to explore.