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Old 12-23-2016, 11:10 PM
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First grow - Northern Lights x Big Bud Auto

So, I am starting this journal today, on day 21.

The reason day 21 you ask? Just got access

As a newbie lurker, keeping an offline grow journal, trying to do this on my own I started the germination process on November 25th 2016, and went through one epic failure and learned my lesson.
As you see there are 6 spaces in my setup but only 3 plants. I could omit this from you guys and act like I am the god of growing but I am not. This isn’t something people can freely talk about where I live and the anonymity of the internet allows that. I looked on several forums and honestly, I found this one to contain the best information and, um, how do I put it…. classier members?
My germination process was simple. I placed the seeds in water let them sink, soaked Rockwool in PH balanced water, and plopped seeds in the rock wool.

Within a few days, all six popped and I was ecstatic over the course of the next week I watched my babies grow. It was beautiful. Carefully keeping the cubes the right amount of moisture with a syringe and some ph balanced water.

A week went by and things were going great the roots were poking through the bottom of the rock wool and if I had an ONLINE grow journal I would have 6 plants still, because into a low-pressure aeroponic system running 24/7 they went in a couple days I knew I made a horrible mistake and 2 paid the price. One was on life support but I found myself fussing over one too much and pulled it after a few days to focus my attention on the remaining three.

Things were going great for a bit.






Let’s fast forward to a few days ago, and I started noticing some issues.

After some research, I found I wasn’t 100% sure so I yesterday I posted it to the Cannabis Infirmary and in less than an hour I knew I was wrong AGAIN but this time I had a correct course of action.



It was a ph issue

So, time for an online journal

Things I learned since grow day 1:

1. Patience- let plants grow longer before hydro insertion
2. Pay more attention to reservoir stats – mainly watching for high ph
3. Be active forum member
4. Get a rock wool cube holder for future germination.
5. Aeroponic pump timer now running 15 minutes every hour


Feel free to correct me if doing something wrong but please explain why you recommend it also.

You can find grow box design at this post.
First Grow Box

My nutrient is the Recipe for Success starter pack.

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Old 12-25-2016, 12:57 AM
12/24/2016
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Placed a humidifier near passive air intake to boost RH.

It was in the 20's.

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Old 01-01-2017, 10:19 PM
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Plants seem to be doing much better.

Had a surprise and one got stunted like no other but finally picking up pace over the last couple days. Ended up clipping some damaged leaves

Checking PH twice a day and usually adjusting once a day. They seem to be liking that. I went ahead and put a humidifier outside the passive air intake and that brought RH up.
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Old 01-05-2017, 06:23 PM
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Pulling up a chair...gathering materials now to build me another cab. Not sure what dimensions Im gonna go with yet.
Old 01-05-2017, 09:47 PM
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Man I bought the container first and built around that.

Now a new update

Following my schedule I did a nute change on Tuesday and twice a day keeping my eye on the ph

Plants are doing great! I think they are switching now

Old 01-10-2017, 04:16 PM
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Still checking PH twice a day and usually adjusting a little bit in evening.

Switched to the Flowering nutrient schedule for Technaflora Recipe for Success starter pack

Stopped running the exterior humidifier. While it did work will figure out an interior method before next grow.

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