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  1. Firstly, a major thanks to SweetSeeds for providing this amazing competition - it's a game-changer which has a lot of potential for all the Cannabis Community. I want to wish all the entrants all the best in their grow. A little info on me so the regular Joe knows how easy it is to have some Sweet Seeds and sweet bud in their life! I use Cannabis for disability relief. Right now, I've been in a major relationship change, a house move and very recently under chronic disability ill-health. However, growing some fantastic plants has been so therapeutic and has given me some brilliant new challenges to enjoy - such as photography and video skills. Hopefully, you will see some photo improvements in future updates! I will be growing in Coco and mainly using the standard feeding schedules given by the manufacturers. I'm slightly more experienced than a complete beginner but by no means am I an expert. The most technical thing I will be doing is using a pH meter to adjust the water which goes as high as 8.3 straight out of the tap. I'm not quite up to the standard of measuring EC (electrical conductivity) levels and bespoke nutrient feeding schedules - although I hope to do this next year. And so, after my request to join this competition, SweetSeeds Tommy sent me some amazing Sweet Seeds! Thanks, SweetSeeds Tommy! They arrived perfectly wrapped and in perfect condition in just 3 days. As you can see, I'm in a hurry so I got the Fast Versions of Black Jack, Cream Caramel and Jack 47! I chose these on the basis of majorly indica, majorly sativa and a sweet balance of the two. With these 3 strains, I'm going to have a great range of benefits to choose from! (There are always more photos in my gallery than shown here - to keep this diary short and clear and in the gallery to show you greater detail in the photos.) So let's get them planted! Side-note: Everything is at least room temperature and never no more than 25oC. This is so the seeds and plants don't get a "thermal shock" - and so the coco coir and water has been warmed before use. Sowing seeds is easy - all you have to do is give Nature a little help. Essentially, I pop a single seed into a root sponge and put that into a mix of coco and expanded clay balls (ecb) which is in a degradable paper cup. You don't need a root sponge or clay balls but I like working with them. As my propagator is unheated, I have a warming heat mat under the propagator. I find that helps massively with germination. Then, as soon as some seedlings appear, I will give them some gentle light with a standard 2foot tube fluorescent light. This means I will be checking twice a day, morning and night. I'm using kettle-boiled, cooled water for this stage. It was amazing and reassuring that some seedlings appeared the very next day and were definitely leggy and needing potting after just 3 days! The photos below show the seedlings at 1 day, 3 days and in their temporary new home in the tent while still in the propagator. The 600w HPS light is more then 1m away in the last photo here. Now I'm using a mixture of kettle-boiled, cooled water and my hard tap water with some roots accelerator at the makers recommendations. I like to water around the edge of the cup so the roots are made to work harder to reach the water. The paper cups used in germinating makes potting up so simple and doesn't disturb the very delicate roots of the seedling. These photos show a base layer of 4litres of 60/40coco/ecb mix in a 12litre root pouch, the paper cup in the middle and then the pouch filled just above the paper cup with the 60/40 mix. The head of seedling is handled very carefully while clay balls fill the rest of the pouch. I leave it so that the seedling is just above the clay balls. Now I'm using tepid, oxygenated tap water with a weak nutrient (nutes) feed as per makers recommendations. Right now, I'm using the Canna Coco line of products. Again, I like to water the edge of the pouch to make the roots reach for the water. And here they are, all potted up. Each pouch has 2 labels, one below the coco line and one above. That way, there's going to be no labelling mistakes! Now they are potted up, they need their own grow room. Right now, they are in a 80d cm x 80w cm x160h cm tent with a 600w HPS at 24" inches away with an active fan in and active fan out with an oscillating fan at the top giving the plants a good breeze (actually the slowest of the fan speeds). I feel this helps in strengthening and increases the vigour of the plants by moving them and the air around them. The ambient air is around 18-20oC and is exchanged massively frequently. What with all my move and upheaval, I lost some photos in my camera which shows these plants at a week old. If I find them, I'll post them. However, here are the most recent photos...what a difference 4 weeks (29 days) makes! I noticed the yellow glow of the light and white balance of the camera wasn't right - so I moved a plant for a look under a day-neutral light. Doesn't it look great?! One of my observations is that the stem and branches are so much thicker than what I expected or experienced in the past. That's got to be a great thing for moving water and nutrients around the plant. This could be a beast! The main stem is 10mm and at just 12cm high and there are already six thick nodes! Now the plants have outgrown their home, they will be getting a better place to grow - which will be in the next update! Thanks for joining me in this amazing competition and good luck with your grow! Stay Safe and Let's Grow Stronger Together!
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