Next Grow...gaining experience and loving it!

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    Hello Everyone!
    Glad to be here today, thank you Marijuana Passion and all the community members!

    Had a great time on my first grow! I was glad to share it with the community too! Let me tell you what, man, did I screw things up, multiple times. Almost lost one of my plants, didn't understand how the plants grew, sure I read about it ,but having that experience just made it all click and I was able to identify, understand and listen to my plants. Caring and providing some great TLC to my girls provided me with some great knowledgeable experience that I hope all cultivators have the opportunity to experience!

    The first grow started off well, a DIY setup, yet still providing the essentials for great environmental control. Most of all Saving money and providing essentials for a good grow along the way. Working to fine tune the setup, twice with a move in between, I was able to have a kick *** time growing some great cannabis medicine!

    Now I am on to my second grow guys! Hurrah! I have added in another DIY tent, smaller than the last tent. Same engineering though A cloning station and am still rocking my lowes Veg Box. I did however, split out the lighting I had before in the main big tent to support lighting the new tent. I did however, come across a free 6ft LED commercial light that I was able to split apart and wire up to add in some lighting.
    The setup....
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    More to follow.....Have to get you all up to speed
     
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    Good luck!
     
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    I read some of your first grow journal. I learned some things from it. can't wait to see how you do on this one.
     
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    Its awesome that you now have some more knowledge! Glad my grow helped, Thanks. Oh, I have been happy on this one! Thanks for your post, keep checking back!
     
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    Thank you :)
     
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    I knew I was going to be growing from seeds, so I started these cannabis plants about week 7 of my first grows flowering. I knew I was going to need to mature these plants and needed the time until they would be ready for flowering, I did end up with a week or so of empty tents so my timing wasn't that great.
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    Seeds were doing well, sprouted great right around July 18th. I know you might be wondering.......

    So I have Three in The Pink, Gorilla Glue and some Girl Scout Cookie strains
     
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    July 30th the plants have been transplanted. I was also late with the soil, I still needed some components and these should've been transplanted a lot earlier! One goof on the grow... I did however,learn some new things here using a dome for germ/seedling...be sure they stay moist...
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    I wasn't happy with the SOLO cup transplant and went to something a little bigger. The plants were happy now and seemed to take off. Growth burst... Made some new Identification tags too, nice and bright.
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    It was now at this point I decided I needed to be to the next level of my experience and started to map out my LST and other techniques I had been reading up on.

    The plants were responding well to the new organic super soil mix by now :D
     
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    So here's the plan at this point. I know I want to test my skills at some cloning and now had the space and setup to do it. I also knew what direction I wanted to go at training these girls and I wanted a semi-mainlining technique. So I ended up using the clipping(tops) of these plants as clones.
    It was scarry, let me tell ya. my plants looked horrible, well to me, for a while. I missed all the leaves, lol.

    I did this to all of my girls and then used Jiffy peat pellets and powder rooting hormone a new Jiffy Dome.
    Put my clippings straight into water, soaked the pellets, trimmed up leaves and steams, applied rooting hormone and placed into peat pellet hole.(Made sure to squeeze the excess water from the pellet) Threw them in the dome and misted daily...
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    Cleaned up the potted plants and prepped the mainlining training....
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    This was August 20th
    By this time I was working on my additional tent prepping for the extra needed space to veg/flower in. I did make this one smaller which I am now regretting.......you will see...
     
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    Now September, 2nd Plants were doing well and the clones are ready for pots, 2 gallon pots and transplanted.
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    Plants were responding to the training well!
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    Hey everyone! Sorry for the delay! Lots going on.....
    Continuing....
    Now I want to share the grow through with everyone!!!...

    By now Sept 5th, Plants doing well, I'm happy with how the plants are progressing! Looking healthy!

    I couldn't be more happy with how the clones are turning out ;-)
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    Sept 8th, clones now have well established roots and are ready for transplant into solo's. I was happy with my success with cloning at this point :D
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    Now with the new, smaller, tent done. And have added it to the space. ventilation into the original run. Split off the lights, each tent now lit. For now I was okay with the lighting, although not enough for the bit tent it would suffice as I had plants for HPS purchase soon.
    Moved over some of the plants adding in the 12/12 cycle across both tents. And with preflower plants at 18/6 light cycle.

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    By the 12th....they were taking well to the setup adjustments ;)
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    On the 24th I was disappointing that my lighting gave out on me and I had to think quick with what I had....it was close to the output from before and had to work for now...These were CAN LED 5000K lights totaling up to about 200watts of power...
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    Have to show ya the girls at this point...
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    October 1st, doing great!!!
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    I was able to get myself a 600 Watt HPS and Hood. It worked out great because now the little tent could now beef up on lighting right along, I moved over the LED now using two in the little tent giving me 600 watts in both tents. One LED and one HPS :)
    Oh, I was also able to get a CFL ballast to bring my light back into the BOX bringing that light back up. That was a trick let me tell you. The bulb I have for it I had to remove the capacitor and wire the ends together to finally get it up, whew that was crazy task come to find out that bulb they put a capacitor in there anyhow....
    Everything was working and running well....
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    Sorry about the waves....due to the HPS light....
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    Oct 13th, packing it on!!!
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    One of the Big Days!!! Oct 21st
    Since I have the tops and bottoms of each of these Three and the Pink and the Gorilla Glue I wanted to do a harvest semi early. I really could've let the plant mature a lot longer however, at the current state I was happy with the tricome production. Not too mention I need my medicine and it smelled so good....mmmmmmm..goood!
    Did a wet trim and on drying rack into the bucket.....
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    Smoke and Nug Report!

    The Three int he Pink Smells so great, looks great and well, just smokes great. Its a well rounded smoke for all day evening or night not too strong..just right. I give this one an 8

    The Gorilla Glue, well its perfect! This is a great evening smoke :D this was a 9.5
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