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  1. I originally joined UK420 back in 2006, I think. Still living at home and struggling to grow outdoors. A lot has changed since then but a reassuring constant has been my love for cannabis. Anyway, what better time to start an indoor grow than during an international pandemic? No one comes near you. Packages left at the door. No contact with outsiders, no family or friends coming round. So that being said I have decided to convert a small cupboard space. Ordered some basic items and more importantly, ordered a mix of auto-flower strains. It's so affordable to buy seeds these days! Single seeds, feminised, auto-flowering! Amazing. I have (all feminised): Sour Diesel Auto x 1 White Widow Auto x 1 Bubblegum Auto x 1 Sweety Automatic (aka Sweet Tooth Auto) x 3 Added for free - Super Lemon Haze and Dr Widow With my limited space, I think I'll start with the 3 Sweet Tooth. I'll be using soil and growing under LED. I think the 75W won't be powerful enough after doing some research on here...I'm open to replacing it for a higher-powered version 300/350W equivalent. Unfortunately, the 75W is due to arrive today. I'll upload some images shortly of my grow space Here goes nothing!
  2. Hi everyone. I've been holding off posting anything on this for a few days while waiting to see whether an issue with my plant was due to over watering or something simple. I'm thinking now that it's probably something more complex. An overview of my set up is as follows: Seeds - California Snow Autoflowers Growing area - Approximately 1200mm x 1200mm area curtained off in an enclosed lean to at the back of my house. The area is lined with heavy black plastic refuse sacks and then space blankets for reflectivity Environment - Between 21 and 29 celcius, 40-50% RH. No additional heat or fan being used Growing Medium - Coco coir (flushed and buffered with cal mag over a 36 hour period) with 20% perlite Light - Kingbo 150w LED full spectrum UFO (approx 6" from the plant). Light is on 24 hours Nutes used - Only Biobizz Biogrow so far Before I start I just want to say that budget is extremely tight now as I just found out last week that I will be losing my job at the end of July so hopefully I can come up with a simple and low cost remedy - please bear this in mind if you can! The photos below are from this morning which will be day 25. Basically, all seemed well and she was growing fine up until around day 22 when I noticed that the lower leaves were yellowing a bit. For the first week I was watering tiny amounts around the base with no nutes and in week 2 I started adding 1ml per litre of Biogrow, giving her 500ml per day. The run off PH has remained steady at around 6 although I can't give an exact figure as I'm using paper PH strips. As I wasn't seeing any signs of over watering I continued with this until I spotted the yellow tint to the lower leaves. I haven't watered now since day 22 and the top surface of the coco still seems a bit damp to the touch which seems odd given the amount of water I've given her. She's currently 5 1/4" (around 135mm) tall and the top of the plant is around 1" (25mm) below the rim of the pot. I realise now that I've probably under filled the pot, hence lining it with silver foil to try and reflect some of the light to the lower leaves and bud sites. I realise that my LED lamp is a bit underpowered and to try and help things along I've been leaving her outside on sunny days to try and soak up some natural sunlight. I do have 5 additional full spectrum LED strips which can be daisy chained which may help in adding some more light but to be honest I'm not sure what benefit there will be (photos added below. Anyway - I hope that there's enough info here to allow some of you guys to take a look and advise but if there's anything else you need that may help please do let me know. Thanks in advance
  3. From the album Bay 11, Bingo Pajamas, Blueberry, Juju, Noname: LED Coco

    Unsure how to tidy up the feed line but all drippers now set. 1-2 weeks to set them up ready for 10 weeks flowering.
  4. WELCOME! Id love to say "I'm back" with another micro grow but i have had to make a new account due to stupidly using my old user name on lots of other sites. Not gonna lie, it sucks a bit as i was a active user of the forum about 6 years ago and ran a few grow diaries then but ended up not finishing the threads. Now i come back to do another and realised a new account must be made, which means i lost my subscriber status oh well, start new! So here is what will turn into my diary for my current grow, its been 6 years since my last attempt, and again i'm just fed up of spending a fortune on what i know i can grow at home! Enough chit chat, lets get into it! For this grow i will be using a 92l storage tub, lined with diamond mylar (not very neatly if i do say so myself ), a LED light unit i purchased from a guy online who makes them (holy shit is it bright), inlet fan, exhaust fan pulling through a home made carbon filter box, 6" pots and i will be growing the sweet seed mohan ram using a good amount of low stress training to keep the plants low and bushy! This worked wonders before when growing in PC cases so i'm hoping it will contain them nicely in this box, as the light is a lot more powerful than last time and the pots are bigger so i'm sure they are going to fill the space right up!! I have grown the mohan ram before and its a great plant for small spaces due to the way it stays nice and bushy! i decided i would start the diary today and i have just about finished building the box and the seeds are almost ready for the soil! So first, the box itself! Its a very simple bodge job set up i have pieced together from random cheap bargains online, but considering my last grows were inside PC cases im gonna have way more space to work with! Its not pretty, used lots of hot glue, double sided tape for the mylar application and my trusty knife to cut rough holes for the fans to pull through. Being someone who doesn't do a great deal of building stuff though, i'm pretty happy with how it came out! The 2 fans are just 140mm PC fans, wired onto a 12v 1a power adaptor, took me an hour or so to work it all out last night but its all working now! (The fans wires were marked very weirdly so trial and error took a while to get them paired up right!). The light is a LED unit that the seller says produces 12k lumens of full spectrum light and uses a metal fin design to dissipate the heat. Each LED has 8 reflectors around it too so the light coming off of this bad boy makes the 80w CFL i was using in the PC cases look like a low battery keyring torch. Here is a couple images of the box from the outside! Now that the box is ready, the light is mounted to the top of it i decided to bang 3 seeds into some water! They all cracked nicely over night and then this morning have been put on some wet paper folded over to help them show a good root, then ill be putting them into the soil later tonight or tomorrow morning! Exciting times! I could bang them right in the soil now as they shown a nice start just in the water, but i think ill let them go another 12 hours in the tissue just so i have a good established tail before planting! The idea is going to 18/6 for the whole grow as they are autoflowering. Medium is biobizz all mix, nice and simple, i went with the plant magic last time so i thought id switch it up and try the bizz this time, and i also grabbed their try pack of the 3 organic feeds, veg bloom and topmax! I'm aiming for an OZ per plant dried if i can, then if the smaller 3rd makes much thats just a bonus! as working it out, 2 OZ would last me nicely until i could have another couple of plants ready for the chop on round 2, if this one goes well! The plan was originally just to do 2 plants as space is tight in the box, but i popped 3 seeds in to make sure atleast 2 would germinate, but all 3 are doing great so one will be going into a slightly smaller pot and either joining the other 2 in the box if the space doesn't get to tight, if down the line i start to get short of space then it may well have to be a conservatory girl if it stays nice and small. Not really a lot to add at this point, but hopefully in the next 7 days we'll have some pictures of some girls poking out of the soil and getting started good and proper!
  5. Hi there @diyleduk I would like to register my interest in the fantastic competition being run by yourselves. Very generous of you guys. I have only very recently just started "My first diary". Where I am covering my experience of growing out some homemade beans. I do currently flower using hps and CMH, though I expect to see my new Lumatek Zeus 600w pro, supplied by you, arrive very shortly. If it is OK with you you, I will continue my diary "My first diary" here. And I will post a link here to each update. Please let me know if that's cool or not. Thanks
  6. So finally I have had some time to move my dairy over here for the DIYLEDUK competition. This is my first attempt at growing hope you all enjoy MOJO Hi all, before I start I would like to apologize for my poor grammar. So I’m sure most of us have been seeking new hobby’s during this lockdown, I have decided to attempt my first grow. Did a bunch of research (still researching) and ill fill you in to where I have got up to now. I purchased a 1,2 x 1,2 x 2m grow tent which came with a 600w LED light and extraction fan kit. In my opinion the LED light did not seem to great so I got some help from @diyleduk and got myself the Telos 0010 pro kit. The extraction fan and carbon filter that came with the tent kit seem alright so I have kept them. My next issue was climate control, i got the inkbird temp controller and the humidity controller. In the humidity controller I have plugged in a 3L humidifier i bought off amazon (pro breeze) Iv set the humidity to 65% for my seedlings and it seems to keep it there no problem with only having to fill the tank up every 3-4 days. In my heating controller I bought 2 x tube heaters off Amazon (2ft) and they are keeping my tent stable at around 25*c with the lights on. For my extraction fan with the carbon filter I plugged that into a control freak temp fan speed controller and set the fan on low speed and to increase the speed when the temp goes over 28*c. When my lights are off the tent temp sits at around 20*c. Air movement in the tent, I have a small clip on fan that I have placed near the top of the tent to move stale air around and i have a bigger fan that oscillates at plant level. I have also put a Co2 bag behind the oscillating fan on plant level to hopefully blow some Co2 over the plants. I will be growing in soil (canna terra pro) with 30% perlite. I might have gone over the top with my water setup but I have a 25l bucket that I use with a air pump and fishntank heater in it that I use to stabilize my tap water , i dechlorinate my water there and adjust the PH to around 6.4 before mixing in my nutes. Then leave for 24hrs mix my nutes and check the EC and PH again. For my nutes I’ll be using the Dutch soil kit. Now i come to what I’m growing , all seeds are in germination still.My seeds are all feminized, I purchased blueberry and critical orange punch from Dutch passion and Gorilla girl and Gelat OG from seedmans. I will attempt to grow 4 plants in my grow tent. Still deciding about training techniques. thank you for taking the time to read my little diary and I hope you all can understand with my appalling grammar. If anyone has tips or questions or anything please feel free to fire away. Pictures will follow soon happy growing regards MOJO
  7. From the album Bay 11, Bingo Pajamas, Blueberry, Juju, Noname: LED Coco

    20/4 light schedule, pistils busting out on the Ju Ju. Know nothing about this strain...
  8. Time for me to start a diary of my first grow. Firstly I want to thank @Dinafem-Markfor accepting a complete novice like me in this Seeds4Diary - really appreciate the seeds and hope I do it justice. I also want to thank everyone who's helped me get my grow room set up and with the numerous questions I've asked along the way Grow Room 75 x 75 x 130 Cultilab tent Lumatek Attis 200w LED 5" RVK & CarboAir CF extraction and passive intake Tube heater on an Inkbird 306T Fan Grow Details 1 x White Widow XXL Auto 1 x Cheese XXL Auto 11L pots H&G Bat Mix Old Timers Grow & Bloom ---------------------------------------------------------------- 24/6/20 (5 days ago) I planted the seeds in Jiffy 7 plugs and put them in my propagator in the tent lights off. Temps were 25-30 and RH around 70 which I tried to maintain. 26/6/20 (3 days ago) This is where I ran into my first problem. You can see in the pic below the WW's tap root was coming out the top of the Jiffy, not good! After seeking help I very carefully dug it out and re-orientated it tap root down. I suspect I didn't plant the seed deep enough which caused this so my first mistake and probably not my last. 27/6/20 (2 days ago) The Cheese has only gone and done the same thing (no pic) - tap root coming out the top. Again I got the tweezers out and re-orientated it carefully. This was more difficult than the WW as the soil was more compacted. At this stage the WW had broke the surface and was looking good although the seed shell was clinging on to one of the leaves. Luckily I had read about this in other posts so knew what to do. Lights switched on at this point 40% (80w) and around 40cm away. Today, Monday 29/6/20 The WW looks to be unaffected by the re-orientation and appears to be progressing well but the Cheese is still to break through. You can just see it in the middle of the Jiffy where it's slightly exposed. I'm a little worried I've stressed it when digging it out but I think it's worth giving it a couple more days before abandoning hope and reaching for another seed. The prop lid is off in this pic but I've got it sitting over only the Cheese to keep humidity up leaving the WW uncovered, if that makes sense. That's it for now, hopefully at my next update the Cheese will have made an appearance and I can call it day 1. All help and thoughts are appreciated
  9. Hey guys, first time posting here, and first time growing. After reading @Serpent and @blackpoolbouncer auot guides/diaries I have decided to give it a go myself. As a first timer I have alot of questions etc so please bare with me. My setup is pretty basic, dr80 tent, Spider Farmer Sf-2000, 6" CF. Im using BioBizz all mix in 10L pots, and will be using BB Fish Mix and Bloom. Will be doing 3 plants to start I think. I have just soaked the seeds for 36 hours and planted them in pre soaked 0.5l pots last night and they are now in the airing cupboard, hoping they break through over the next few days. First question, once they pop their heads up shoudl I put them straight under 24hr light? And with regards to watering at this early stage is it best just to mist them? Thanks for reading, and I'm sure these questions have been asked hundreds of times, so thanks for anyone taking the time out to reply. I will update this as I go along, and will try and post some pics, although I use an iphone and I think I read on here somewhere that it wasnt a good idea to take pics with an iphone? Cheers Steinos
  10. How's everybody doing on my favourite forum on the Internet ?! I just can't stay away! After I harvested my last run at the end of June (Check it out), I said I'd put everything into storage and enjoy my work. Lo and behold, much to the disappointment of the missus. I'm back for more, setting up the groom as we speak.. Now, I'm sure this diary will likely receive less attention than the last, so it will probably be a little less hands on, weekly posts, maybe. The Fast and The Sweet Seeds Sweet Seeds - Black Devil (Should I tag an SS rep ?) Fastbuds - Gelato Zkittles Purple Lemonade They're all autos as I can't guarantee a stable, dark environment yet but I got some great photo freebies from Attitude as well.. The time shall come, my pretties.. I'm 'upgrading' extraction by cutting a circle in some plasterboard and taping the ducting 'through', the board has some old lace curtain over the window-side and the board shall be fastened to the window void. Very much a bodge job, but more stealthy than last time and hopefully will stop the weather outside from affecting the enviro too much. (Will post pics if people want them). For now, I'll be washing out pots, sandwiching seeds between damp kitchen roll and taping up pinholes in the tent. Stay tuned for more updates later on in the week! (If I get my head down). PEACE AND LOVE Flav
  11. DIYLEDUK Competition time has officially landed! One lucky member will be winning £1000 worth of DIYLEDUK vouchers! Additionally, we're offering members a chance each month to win another fantastic prize for the best photo. Currently, our monthly prize will be a QX75 board (more details to come, in separate thread) Here are the details for how you can enter our £1000 prize draw..... Entrants must have purchased a light from us or from an authorised reseller OF OUR PRODUCTS and must submit a completed diary by 01/01/2021 in our diary section (*Please see FAQ's for more info) to be eligible for entry into our £1000 prize competition. Now we want everyone who's using one of our lights to be able to create a diary and enter into this competition. We're not looking for every entrant to be a growing master. What we're looking for in these diaries are regular, honest, detailed and engaging posts by the grower. A shortlist of potential winners from the best diaries will be drawn up by myself, Adam, @Joolz and @tokenroll. We'll then present our shortlist in a new thread and give you all the chance to vote on which of these diaries you think is most worthy of winning the prize. Once a winner has been chosen by all of you and announced by us, they will recieve a gift voucher from us - at the value of £1000 -to spend in our online store. Please keep reading below for some additional information. If there's anything we've not covered or made fully clear, please feel free to post below and we'll do our best to clarify. FAQ Q. Can I buy a light just to enter? A. When stock is available yes, you can buy a light anytime this calendar year and still enter (providing your diary with said light is also complete by the closing date). Q. I run your LED's mixed with HID/CMH or other LED's.... Can I enter? A. Yes. Mixed equipment is fine, providing you're not entering with a 75w LED light in a 5,000 watt HPS room . Q. I have a product you sell but I didn't buy it from you, can I enter? A. Any PAR+ products are accepted. Anything else would not be, unfortunately. Q. I made my light myself, can I enter? A. Providing you purchased some of the parts from us. Q. Can I use a preexisting diary I've already started in this section? A. Yes. Q. *Your section isn't private to non members. Can I post my entry in the grow dairy's forum and just link it here for security? A. Yes, of course. WE MAY ASK YOU FOR YOUR ORDER NUMBER AT ANYTIME DURING THIS COMPETITION, FAILURE TO PROVIDE THIS WILL RESULT IN DISQUALIFICATION! WE ALSO RESERVE THE RIGHT TO DISQUALIFY ENTRANTS AT OUR DISCRETION, IF WE FEEL THE INDIVIDUAL IS OPERATING WITHIN AN UNFAIR OR UNSPRITIED INTERPRETATION OF THE COMPETITION Good luck everyone! DIYLEDUK - Craig
  12. Welcome growers.. This is my micro grow in the shed stealth style! (Attempt) I've been growing outdoors in the UK for the last 5 years with only a cabinet to get my seedlings going. Done the odd seed to harvest with CFLs but nothing special. Then I came across the QX-75 LED board from @diyleduk which looked made to measure for my cabinet and ideal for temps being in the shed. Never using an led before excited to get going was a understatement. Yesterday I received my QX-75 LED through the door from @diyleduk and it's obvious these lights are miles above anything iv seen before for light output to wattage! On full power 75w is crazy bright! Couldn't believe how bright it was. Would like to say a massive thank you to Adam for sorting it out! The light QX-75 Each QX board has 128 leds in total. 120x LM301H (3500k) 6x LM351H (660nm deep red) 2x (730nm far red) And looks pretty The driver has a nice length of cable to reach outside my cabinet and the dimmer switch is a very easy way to adjust wattage The cabinet I decided the cabinet needed upgrading ready for the new light to give me the best chance possible.. Dimensions, 35x35x80cm I put a mini tube heater in and usb fan to help control temps. Then decided I know longer like access from the side. Swapped set up around so I could get to the plants from the front. Both pc fans have acoustic ducting attached. The bottom one bringing in air through the bottom of the shed The top one is connected to my 4" rvk fan that's boxed in for silence sitting on a rhino carbon filter. I then insulted the cabinet.. I put the inkbird probe under shade from the light. Attached a wac1 step controller to my 4" rvk to reduce noise further. Then yesterday I got to do the exciting part.. getting the light in and set up
  13. From the album Bay 11, Bingo Pajamas, Blueberry, Juju, Noname: LED Coco

    Apex High Collective's Ju Ju in the centre. Looks a little "sativa" ish but can't find anything on the interweb about it and think I won them on here in a comp years ago. During veg there have been so many pistils that I thought it was trying to flower on 20/4 light cycle.
  14. From the album Bay 11, Bingo Pajamas, Blueberry, Juju, Noname: LED Coco

    About week 7, maybe week 8 vegging, had a few seeds planted a week or 2 on from first lot so been playing catch up by holding some plants back to get them all the same size. Finals 6.5l, all trimmed below and all have been topped a couple of times. 375W Scope LED dimmed to 300W giving about 600umols at 40cm to canopy. Growers Ark/l 3ml A&B grow, 2ml universal traces, 5ml root tonic. Now in their finals I am about to set up Tropf Blumat drippers. See later photos.
  15. Hi All, Looking for some advice on the supplied photos - the seedlings don’t look great, a little shrivelled and some loss of colour. 100w LED on min setting 24-26c 70-80% rh Only using clonex as a foliar feed atm
  16. Lockdown Grow #2 LED Coco

    From the album Bay 11, Bingo Pajamas, Blueberry, Juju, Noname: LED Coco

    3ml A&B, 2ml universal traces, 5ml root tonic. 300W light fixture at 50cm, 400umols at centre.
  17. Lockdown Grow #2 LED Coco

    From the album Bay 11, Bingo Pajamas, Blueberry, Juju, Noname: LED Coco

    After about 7 weeks of faffing about and whittling down numbers I'm left with 9: Ugorg Noname x5 Blueberry Fem x1 Ken Estes Bay 11 x1 Bodhi Bingo Pajamas x1 Apex High Collective Ju ju x1 All in Ecothrive coco, Growers Ark Grow A&B 3ml, universal traces 2ml, root tonic 5ml per litre. Scope on at 300W, 400 umols in centre of light tailing off to 290 umols at edge. About 50cm above canopy.
  18. Hello again all! Getting back into growing again after around 4/5 years of buying due to house move etc. I know this is the lighting section but these questions etc will help decide the light system I go for due to the size of the tent. So instead of soil, this time I’m going with either a Bottom Fed or DWC Kit by Alien or IWS) The kits I have narrowed down to so far are either these: 8 Pot XL EasyFeed System 30L system by Alien EasyFeed IWS 8- Pot R-DWC Pro Undercurrent System - With 25mm IWS Flexi Pipe 4 Pot XL EasyFeed System 30L system by Alien EasyFeed ccvv IWS 4-Pot R-DWC Pro Undercurrent System - With 25mm IWS Flexi Pipe Now this brings me to the lighting/tent size. As you can see I would need a 2m x 1m for the the 8-pot systems or a 1.2m x 1.2m for the 4-pot system (I think?) Lighting wise, in the past I have used from cheap 400w magnetic ballasts to 2 x digital Lumatek ballasts with HPS snd MH bulbs. This time it’s CHM 315w or LED (LED prob from @diyleduk on here or a recommended pre built LED from a good supplier). In the 2 x 1m I think I would struggle with just 2 x 315m CMH or 2 x 400w LED? From my old calculations and research I could really do with 2 x 600w min for that space? In the 1.2m x 1.2 or 1.0m X 1.0m I could get away with either 1 x CMH 315w or 1 x 600w LED? What do you think regarding the 8 pot system and lighting intentions?