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  1. hello again. well, after what seems like a fucking age and a half researching i've cobbled together the following. 1m x 1m x 2m greenqube tent. 6" systemair RVK fan blowing out. 5" systemair RVK fan blowing in. carboair 330 filter. variac 320w QB invisible sun samsung 3000k light. 2ft 4 tube T5 6500k light. gotta get a oscillating fan, don't know if i need two of 'em. i did have fancy hi-falutin' plans on doing my first grow hydroponically but the chap in the shop reckoned to go with soil first time round at least, and from what i've read here, that piece of advice has been much repeated to many others like myself just starting out in this lark. so, from what i can make out, given the size of my tent 4 plants would be ok. i recall the growshop man saying that final container size should be 11 litres. also he mentioned something about getting the plants to 12 inches tall and then flipping them over to flower. oh, and using some of those clay pebbles at the bottom of the fabric pots. i'm due to pop back to the shop tomorrow get anything i might be missing and of course pick up the growing medium and seeds. would it be possible to scrog 4 plants? or is that missing the point of scroging somewhat? regarding seeds i'm guessing that getting feminised photo seeds is what i'm after? and i'd greatly appreciate it if someone could furnished me with a link to a suitable grow diary. thanks again. sorry if all this is a bit garbled, i get flummoxed using a keyboard.
  2. Hey guys and gals! Well to start, I had been doing some light reading over the winter on this forum and I have to say its a delight to see such a welcoming and friendly place for info and tips! I decided to have a go at this 'grow your own' business. Ive got a south easterly facing garden with a greenhouse so it gets the sun for most of the day til about 8pm high summer. Ive even used foil insulation to increase the ray trap. Looks like a bit of a grow house! Ive got a full spectrum of veg and flowers on the go for the neighbours curiosity to be satisfied its not a dodgy grow house lol. Anyways, Ive bought Dinafem seeds, all Autos, I germinated the quick kush a few weeks ago, its doing well I think - a nice rich green. My main worry is that its had a bit of a stretch and purhaps the pot its in is a little small? I think its in a 3L pot and Ive read in a lot of threads that 5L is a good size. So my first question is do I stick with the pot or size up? My worry is I should probably size up very soon.. so its a decision that I need to make asap. Whats your thoughts? The pot has a false bottom so the roots arent soaked and a drainage hole. For Soil I used Biobizz light mix. And Ive used a little fishmix and root juice with its 2nd watering yesterday, maybe 1ml/L of rainwater. Im only watering when the pot feels light and the soil under the top starts to dry. This quick kush germinated when there was no real sun for a week so I bought a little full spec LED lamp to nurse it indoors. At the minute its still sleeping indoors with some LED before bed and spending its days in the greenhouse. Too eager to wait! Ive got a Bubba Kush and a Critical 2.0 seed ready to germinate. Those will deffo be going in bigger pots! And by the time they pop out the soil we should have lovely May sunshine, so wont be getting the LED treatment unless we have a month of rain! Cheers! Red P.S. i have photos but as yet unable to upload due to file size?
  3. Hi guys, first time grower here, I have very little knowledge as of yet and have come across this yellow mottling on some of my leaves. I have taken some off but it keeps happening to others. I don’t want to keep pulling them off, I’m worried I’ll end up with none left haha. Any ideas on what it is, what’s causing it and how I can fix the problem? Thanks in advance
  4. The beginning

    From the album New beginnings

  5. Hi all,, a couple of quick questions for you? 1, Does your EC have an effect on the temp of you res water? What i mean by this is, does the water in your res warm quicker/easier if the EC in your water is higher? 2, What temp is ideal for a res? Ive modded my wilma so the roots dont go into the res in the thought that i may be able to get away with slightly higher res temps if the roots are in it. Lights off im at 19c and lights on it climbs upto 22c. Ive tried everything to bring res temps down and really dont wanna have to buy a chiller. Thanks in advance...
  6. Hi all,, so i have 5 Original Glue girls in a wilma/1.2 tent with 600w hps just about to finish their 3rd week since i flipped them to 12/12. Id say they have finished their stretch and are showing all their early bud sites in the last 3 days. I cleared up the bottom 3rd of them pretty well after about 10 days of stretch but left the canopy alone pretty much. Now tho the canopy is pretty damn dense and i was wondering weather its too late for me to de-foil the top two thirds to allow more light penetration? Im also a little worried as i'm getting quit a few "sweaty" leafs due to the density and i'm running Original Glue beans that ive heard can be prone to bud rot later down the line if things are too damp/cramped. So do i de-foil now? and if so how heavy and which leafs to aim for? Cheers in advance...
  7. Hi guys and girls I’m looking for you guindence and knowledge, regarding setup for a 2.4 by 2.4 tent. Never done hydro before but my friends have and the results have been positive. I was thinking a gravity fed system 12 pot, but maybe I’m wrong. So any help and advice you can throw my way would be great.
  8. Hi Everyone! Brand new to the community and brand new to growing - so go easy on me! My story in short: Been a daily (nightly more accurately) smoker for 20 years, as has my missus. Supply has never been an issue for me as i have a reliable regular source and have done for half that time. I’m not sure why but it only occurred to me recently that i should have a go at growing it myself as i have the space and would love to save the cash in the long run! So like most in my position I did some reading and watched a ton of videos. There really is a huge amount of info to absorb, but i felt happy enough that i understood how to set myself up and get the plants growing an an environment that they would be happy in. Here’s the description: We’re in the garage. It’s large and has power but it’s no warmer than you would expect an outbuilding to be. Inside i’ve erected a 120x120x200 grow tent. That’s outfitted with a 450W viaspectra LED grow light (about 2 foot above the plants), a small USB fan for circulation and i have a cheap/standard extractor with carbon filter etc. These are all on the relevant timers / smartplugs. To handle the temperatures, there is a small oil radiator connected to a thermostat. My average temps are between 22-24C and RH is usually in the 40% range. As for the plants - i have germinated 2 White Widow X Big Bud (Feminized NL) and 1 8 Ball Kush (Barneys). These are all feminized. I germinated via water and paper towel method before planting seeds directly into a 10cm pot. I am using John Innes 2 potting-on soil and have added 30% additional perlite. Lights are on a 18/6 cycle. Please take a look at the images of my plants taken yesterday at 3 weeks 5 days. To me they look OK, one is a little droopy looking. EDIT: Ican't seem to upload any pics? Not sure why? Reason for the post really is advice on what to do next. I am worried that i have been underwatering them. I only water every 2 or 3 days and not much really, just out of a small water bottle. I add more when top of soil is too dry. Last night i started to worry that they need to come out of these small pots so i have ordered some 3 gallon fabric pots for a transplant. Are they ready for that? When i do transplant i was planning to use the same soil i have which has 5-6 weeks nutrients in it already from memory. After that period i plan to use biobizz nutes which i have bought already. Is this ok? I don’t want the plant to lack nutrients. Also, i am interested in doing some topping/LST etc to help improve yields. I am also interested in taking some clones to have more plants. What do you all recommend on these for a first timer? Simple topping seems sensible enough - but are they ready for it? I feel they look smaller/denser than many plants i see in online videos. All help and guidance appreciated. I am going away on the 18th for 5 days. There will be someone to water but if i need to transplant it will have to happen first. Thanks in advance!
  9. Hi guys, so im doing some fastbuds auto flowers and everything seemed to be running completely fine. I did a foliar spray with 1ltr warm water to 2ml neem oil 1 teaspoon of dish soap. stupidly enough i did the spray whilst the lights was still on without thinking about the leafs maybe dehydrating or burning under the lights. The following next morning i came back to my girls looking like they're on deaths door. can anyone clarify what i did here.. whether i burnt them or its a deficiency which im not picking up as a first time grower. Im running, just normal compost soil with a 400w hps light, biobizz grom and bloom. 60/40 soil to perlite. I thought maybe over watering as my leafs are really drooping. just any advice would be lovely! they've been like this for about 2-3 days now. they've carried on growing in height but doesnt look like the leafs are repairing also struggling to upload my photos -.-
  10. Outdoor grower Hi there, Hope you are all well. I would really appreciate some help please! So I'm a first time grower hoping to grow some CBD plants to help with clinical depression and anxiety. Seeds used: 1st Batch 3 x Candida (CD - 1) Feminised Seeds 1 x Dinamed CBD Plus Feminised Seeds 2nd Batch Dinamed CBD Auto Feminised Seeds 1st Batch was started on the 1st July 2nd Batch were sprouted on the 15/16th July and started the process during a waxing Moon as I heard that was good for germination Attached are pictures from batch 1. What I'm finding tricky is how to get correct info to follow. I'm getting really confused as there's so much info online and a lot seems to contradict. I know that I ideally should of started the process earlier but couldn't start until recently. Main question at this stage is how often should these plants be outside in direct sunlight please? The plants are about 2 weeks old roughly and as pictured below Just started to give them a couple of hours direct outside sunlight and the rest time they are either inside in a sunny spot or indirect outside sun. I had to leave the plants unintended for a couple of days and something ate one of the leaves as you can see. Thank you very much for reading and any help would be really appreciated!! It would be so good to be self-sufficient and not have to buy expensive CBD oil especially as the anxiety makes it difficult to work. Thanks again!!! All of batch 1 Close up of Canidida looking good I hope Leaf Partially Eaten
  11. Hi guys hope all is well I’m in desperate need of help.... I had some auto flower Sensi Skunk growing in greenhouse but to cut a long story ( plant ) short my dogs ate them..... devastated my first grow too, I was wondering what’s the best auto to grow outside in a little greenhouse for the uk climate.....like I said I’ve tried sensi skunk but thinking of trying something different
  12. Hi all, this is only my second post so far, I am looking at setting up a bigger scale grow with a friend. I have grown a few plants in the past but never been really serious more as a hobby to see if I can. I have a fairly good understanding of the natural growth of the plants however I have only ever used soil and water I have never added any nutes or had them under lights the full process. My last grow went fairly badly long story short I started them naturally then put them under lights to flower but they didn't grow very well buds were loose no density at all and a very poor smoke, I wasn't expecting it to be amazing but a little better than it turned out. My current grow is going very well (in my own opinion) it seems to be thriving the first time I have ever had a plant under light from start to hopefully finish, I have discovered light burn my plant has grown too close to the light so after a little reading on the problem I decided my best option was to tie the top of the plant and pull is slightly to the side to move the plant away from the light. My plant is going well and I have only used water and grown in normal store bought soil, will the light burn affect the plant? Is there anything I can do to repair it? If I continue only to feed the plant water will the finished product be a fairly good quality smoke (as long as all goes well)? When we are ready with our new setup, from personal experiences what nutes and soil would you recommend using? What equipment would you recommend purchasing? What strains would you recommend starting with? (For good flavour and yield) Thanks for reading this post, i would appreciate any feedback, and any tips or advice anyone can offer.
  13. Hi Once I get my head round uploading pics to here I'll share what's going on in my cheap greenhouses! I've spent less than £30 on them and less than £40-50 on seeds, soil, fertiliser and pots. In fact the bulk of the cost is pots! I have two auto's and 3 fem in right now, 3 more fem's germing and another 5 waiting to germ once this other 3 have gone into soil. Theres nothing fancy about this at all, just my first go and me muddling through it! It's so interesting reading everyone's journals and seeing the differences and problems people come up against. Excited to see this journal through!
  14. Hello UK 420, new to this forum. Interested in advice from other growers as this is all new to me and fed up of having to rely on the black market. Me and also a friend have decide to do a setup up each and grow our own strains. All very exciting but also very daunting. A friend that grows recommended a x2 4 pot 25L wilma pot system. With x6 600w omega sunblaster dual spectrum bulbs. with a 5" rhino incline fan and 10" rhino pro carbon filter. with various nutrients. Originally was going to convert a room, but have decide to go with a tent suits me better to keep it out the way of the family. After looking across the forum. Overwhelmed with various things to go for. The Green tube tent for instance looks great. Would really appreciate, If you could help me through the list of things i need to begin before i go purchase the stuff as I'm unsure of the list I've been giving and is a big investment for me. Heres what I've got down so far. Greenlab grow tent unsure of what size needed for 8 plants. x2 4 Pot 25L wilmasystem ( also seen auto pots they look good ) x6 Omega Digi-pro euro digital grow light kit is has ballet and euro reflector. ( this seems like a lot ) 5" twin speed Rhino incline fan 10" Rhino pro carbon filter with ducting and clips Plant magic bloom 5L Box of shooting powders 500g ton of bud Rhizotonic 5l PK/13/14 1L Canna coco A+B 5L ( any changes and advice will be really appreciated. what tent to go for, are the wilma system worth while or should i use another. x6 lights seems loads swell as the nutrients. I'm sure theres things i haven't got on the list i need aswell. look forward to the feedback can't wait to get the ball rolling a big 420 thank you
  15. So day one of my iced grapefruit seedlings going under the 600w hps. For veg i am only using one light for the 9 plants and for the next week, feed will be tap water. i have a 6inch fan in a 2.4x1.4x2.0 meter indoor tent. Suction is a bit overwhelming and would like to know if that would be a problem? Thanks,
  16. Hi guys I’m new here. I will start a diary and list all of the stuff using later on today. For now I’m hoping some of you guys can help. i was watering my plants with feed every 2 days and leaving the coco to get dry in between. I now understand that it should be done every day and never left to get dry like soil. So yesterday I gave them enough feed to give them 20% run off, there not sat in their own run off either. I’m using 16 litre root pouches and they took about 1900ml each to achieve 20% runb off. plants are even worse this morning does that mean they were actually over watered? Although I’ve always let them get dry. Any advice appreciated thankyou!!
  17. Hi all, I'm new on the forum and the growing world so bare with me please I was trying to find a better section where to post this but I couldn't seem to find one, so here it is. (Moderators feel free to move around, or please PM me before removing as it'll be a quite long one ). So, a bit of background. I've been a smoker/lover for about 20 years, then for unknown reasons I started having bad reactions to (I think) THC so I had to quit Now, this all CBD world is exploding all around, did a bit of research about medical strains and, as where I leave it's impossible to find anything but crap, I decided to give it a go and try and grow my own. Problem is I don't really know if these weaker strains will cause me the same problems when "consumed" So I'd like to stay on the cheap and upgrade further on in case of success. I've ordered some Sweet Nurse Auto CBD 5-10% THC/10-15% CBD and CBD Critical Cure 5% THC/8.5% CBD (and I also received a whole bunch (10/12) of high THC seeds), started buying some of the needed equipment and I'm "building" my tent (80x90x150cm, I used electrical pipes for the structure and I'll cover it with cardboard using emergency blankets as reflective material on the inside). As for lights I went for LED and I got a cheap COB 300w one off ebay (not sure if linking is allowed https://goo.gl/ugPPM6 ) Now the questions: I've been reading about fans and filters but I've seen on youtube some pretty experienced growers having good results without and saying that for air circulation it's enough to open the tent once/twice a day (https://youtu.be/lt-KNNAY80g min 4.14) And adding 1/2 small conventional fans for airflow. What's your take on that? This leads to opening the tent, from my understanding it's ok to open the tent given you respect the light cycle (hence you open it when the light is on and keep it close, especially during flowering, when the light is off). Is that right? Ventilation when the tent in closed. I was thinking to add a line of small holes close to the bottom on one side (where I'd put my fan so that it would kinda pull fresh air in from there) and the same on the top to the opposite side (from where the warm air is supposed to get out). Would that do? Also, shall I worry about the light leaking in from those holes or, making them small enough (say 6 holes 10mm), the amount of light will be irrelevant? Finally, last but not least, I'd like to go as "organic" as possible, avoiding chemical nutes (even because they require flushing and water is kind of an issue on the island where I leave). I do make my own compost (coffee ground, tea leaves, egg shells and all the veg waste from salad, greens, fruit etc...), would you use it when potting? What else you suggest to use as an aid? I think that's about it for the moment, be assured I'll be back bothering you guys with more questions once I'll start! I can't wait!!! I'll probably start with one because of the very small tent, most probably I'll go with the Sweet Nurse which is stated to be ready in 8 weeks from germination! Peace
  18. OK, well here is where I'm at and would appreciate any advice. Been smoker for y.e.a.r.s but got to the point where I'm tired of getting ripped off by kids and have been thinking about growing for a few months now but it all looks so complicated. I mean there is no way I could wire lights/carbon filters/fans etc - I've seen complete grow tents for about 450pounds which is way out of budget but also too big. I'm only looking to grow one plant (at a time) - is that feasible? What are the odds of having a successful first grow? See the yanks are quite into space buckets but not so big over here? My biggest problem would be the smell (I love it but don't think my neighbours/landlady would ) how effective is a carbon filter? Whats a good seed to start with? All advice will be gratefully received x
  19. Hi all I'm wondering if anyone as an idea how to get rid of caterpillars from a outdoor grow in plastic greenhouse a friend recommended bugclear fruit and veg which iv applied but they keep showing up. I think I'm about 5 weeks away from harvest Thanks
  20. Good evening everyone, going to start growing two new plants on friday as i think ive got to cut my losses with my older plants (stem snap). My first few grows ive used Westland compost with added John Innes. The growth was slow i felt and wonder how much the compost may have effected the grow. Does anyone else recommend anything else? Many Thanks for any advice received
  21. Hi all, This is my first post and my first grow, and I'm looking for some advice on how to proceed with my plant. Thought I'd start of with some general information about the grow: Strain - No Idea (Had a few seeds in my grinder compartment and raffled ^_^) Grow Medium - Soil Grow Environment - Being a broke man's grow, there is no tent. The pots are just sat in my room Lighting - 1 300w "full-spectrum" LED Nutrients - Green Future Organic Tomato Fertiliser 4-1-2 Water - Volvic (Approx 7 Ph) Other Stuff - No humidity sensor/regulator, No Ph control/testing kit So I started on a 24-0 schedule after doing some reading and finding out that bud doesn't actually need a "rest period" to perform well; however after a few weeks of vegging and more reading I decided to swap the schedule to 18-6 because I noticed she wasn't as tall as I was expecting (this could be down to the strain, but the additional reading I did mentioned that the down time gives the plant some time to stretch so I thought I'd give that a go). She's gonna be 7 weeks old tomorrow (from seed), I've done some LSTing and some very light defoliation so far and feel like she should be ready to flower now, but what I'm seeing is telling a different story. To improve the spread of light, I've also been using pieces of cardboard wrapped in foil that act like mirrors and reflect the light to the underside of the plant. I've included some pictures below: So my main questions are these: Will I get a decent yield if I put her into flower now? Should I do some more defoliation and if so where should I focus? Does mirroring the light reduce the plant's height? (I.e, does the reflected light make the plant reach less because there is another source closer than the main light?) What is the cheapest way to feed your plants during flowering? Thanks in advance!
  22. Mini Cola?

    From the album Grow Uno

    From one cola cometh another. Is this normal?
  23. Day 33

    From the album Grow Uno

    33 Days into flower
  24. hello looking at buying Neudorff pyrol bug and larvae killer organic safe on flowers Suitable for all types of flowers, fruits & vegetables. Certified organic by Organic Farmers & Growers Ready to use spray to control aphids, spider mites, white fly, thrips, scale bugs, wool bugs, mealybugs, cicadas, sitka spruce bugs. Also effective against biting insects like caterpillars, beetles & sheet wasps larvae. Works against mature insects, their larvae & their eggs with a low toxicity to bees. Suitable for use in gardens & on allotments. Application: Spray plants & undersides of leaves until dripping wet. but cannot find if it safe to be used on weed says its organic and kills most bugs but does not say about weed any help would be appreciated
  25. i am a newbie and using biobizz fish-mix but was also told by a friend to put chicken pellets down as well as this will help but someone else has told me not to use them as it can make the taste and smell disgusting now in two minds what is best any advice would be very helpful