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  1. Being a eager first time grower it's been a very bad start..but I have to laugh! Over the past few weeks I've had a absolute nightmare! 20th July - Started out germinating auto seeds. Soaked for 24hrs and left to germ in rootriot cubes in a plastic prop with a cheap heat mat on the window cill. All the seeds have been stored in their original tube containers then in a box in a box. Lemon Zkittlez Dutch Passion x 1 SAD Sweet Seeds Auto x 1 Super Hash Auto x 1 Green Crack x 1 Sweet Gelato Sweet Seeds x 1 Checked on them on 23rd and nothing. 24th July hottest day of the year. Whilst checking I could see the seeds were cooked. No temp control on the heat mat so the temps hit well over 30*C. Gutted. So I thought right I'd stick with it but add some plastic bubble padding between the prop and heat mat. 29th July - Soaked 3 seeds for 24hrs and put them in the prop. Lemon Zkittlez Dutch Passion x 1 Strawberry Cheesecake x 1 Sweet Gelato Sweet Seeds x 1 Check 24hrs later and saw two had popped - Sweet Gelato and Strawberry Cheesecake -30th July. I was over the moon. Closing my eyes and just thinking about what they'd look like. My new babies...woohoo!! Right lets pop some more..I've got this down!!! Lets do them in damp BB light mix in a small seedling sack. Soaked for 24 hrs could see she had cracked and popped it in the mix about 1cm depth crack facing down. Glueberry OG x 1 Added her to the prop and left for 48hrs spraying the soil every so often. 3rd Aug - Nothing. My other two babies were coming along although slowly. Checked the seeds again and the one in the mix hadn't popped nor had the lemon Zkittlez in the cube. 5th Aug I was impatient and opened the sack to see if anything had happened. The seed looked exactly the same as it did going in but a bit mushy. Dead. By this point I was like I've spent a fortune and if I can't germinate some seedlings what chance have I got with 4 plants? I was thinking maybe this is why I don't have any pets!! OT: A while ago I had two gold fish I won for my neice from the fairground. She only wanted to look at them and not have them as pets. So i bought all the decent kit and took care of them for 2yrs. The other summer it was hot...and I forgot to feed them for 3 days. They were starving and one had taken bites out of the others tail. I fed them flakes which is all I had as I usually feed them pellets. I put a way too much in there thinking they will yam the light flakes. It blocked the filter...and created a film on the top of the water....came back to dead fish. Anyways I digress.... I was checking on both of my babies....opened the prop and it slipped the lid knocked the seedling. Snap. She's just laying there...motionless. I've killed her....quickly tried to save her by giving her a crutch. She looked good. Leaves were fine 24hrs later. Then she left me in the following night and I came back to a shrivelled cheesecake. Gutted. My first living victim. RIP 8 days old. 6th Aug Sweet Gelato is still going...slowly. Bought a heated prop and T5 light to see if it would make a difference 8th Aug. Sweet Gelato is still going...slowly. I was only feeding water and mineral water at that. 2nd sets of leaves on her and fed water only. My mistake as they were getting no nutes at all. 11 days old and was less than 2 inches in height and had two main leaves and two tiny leaves under them that were yellowing. Gave her some very diluted Biosys. No roots coming through yet. One Lemon Zkittle seed left plus the Northern light freebies I received with my orders. Soaked 3 in mineral water and a very diluted mix of Biosys in dark pots for 24hrs. They had all cracked and popped them in riot cubes. Deep breath. I put them the same depth of the other 2 seeds of I'd successfully germinated. 7th Aug - Came back and all 3 had popped...kind of. The relief and excitement! Wow! 48hrs later they were slowly reaching out of cubes...all bloody 4 with the seedling cases attached. FML. 09.8.2019. Checked her for advice and most said be patient as it will fall off soon. It was down to not planting the seedling deep enough for the seed case to be pulled off. 11th Aug - Kept them moist - Yay we have mould. Kept them moist now trying not to dampen them off if not done already. 13th Aug -Mould now gone and they are still reaching for the light. Soaked the last NL auto and popped in the riot cube deeper than normal to hopefully ensure it gets it seed off.I got some tweezers and popped them off. Yay! No!!!!!!!!! All 4 seeds still have their membranes attached. You could see where the tiny cotyledon leaves are trying to pop through. 14th Aug -all 4 are just reaching for the light with no growth due to the membrane still being stuck. 15th Aug - 1 week old and the membrane is still on with the tip going brown. I turn my humidifier on and put the prop lid under it and leave it for 30mins. Attempt to remove the membranes and prise open slightly without damaging. 16th Aug all 4 still reaching for the light but none of the leaves have turned green bar the Lemon Zkittles 1mm size leaves. 17th Aug I have my 2nd living victim. Lemon Zkittles...the last one. RIP. 18th Aug - This morning I have my 3rd victim - NL auto and the last NL auto has not popped at all - 5 days. The first one is looking okay but might just bin it and start a fresh! I may just go with the photo periods as they can take a bit of a bashing! The Sweet Gelato I have now is clearly stunted for nearly three weeks old...although since I've given her BioSys the last week she's jumped on a bit...I want to transfer her to the Oxypot XL DWC I have but want another to go with her that isn't stunted. I'll start a diary soon! Just thought I'd share my nightmare germination issues - it's soo simple to some to get this basic process right but just a slight drop or jump in temps or humidity seems to screw me over lol. Anyways just waiting for some fresh seeds or may go with the G13 Maltezerz photoperiods I have. With it being my first experience any mistake is a lesson learnt!
  2. Checked my seedlings / plants this morning and was greeted by one curling the edges of it's leaves up . These are on Day 10 (Thats day 1 planting the seed in the soil) - soil temps were a little low - 21 C average canopy is 26 C and they are under LED lights - running at approximately 200W at a distance of around three and a half foot. These are Auto's , using Mill's light compost, Foundation at 2ml / litre, calmag at 0.5ml/litre. Help please all advice gratefully received ! many thanks Compz
  3. Hi all, didn't really know which bit to post this is in as I'm having a few problems. I have posted before and @blackpoolbouncer gave me some great advice but I'm still having problems. The background: I grew successfully in coco coir, starting my seeds in rockwool, for about 2 years then I switched to hydro and the wilma system. I had one successful grow and then decided to switch from rockwool to root riots due to rockwool being bad for the environment. I grew 8 Barney's Farm Blue cheese from seed using root riots and there were no issues. Then the problems began,. I bought 8 Big Bomb seeds, started them in a prop, did exactly like before, put them in the root riot and none of them even germed. I posted here and got some great advice which I followed. This time one out of 8 popped up. The others didn't even germ. I decided to try different seeds so I bought some Super bud and this time decided to try the paper towel method. All of them germed just fine and I very carefully transferred them to the root riots, careful not to overwater as I suspected this was the issue last time. They all popped up just fine and began to look good. I gave them quarter strength nutes. Then 3 of them flopped over and died (I'm guessing dampening off) and the remaining 5 are still upright but have completely stopped growing. They are under an 85watt CFL. I'm tearing my hair out here. It's like I'm destined not to grow anymore and I've lost my confidence. I still have the first Big Bomb which is a seedling now but it doesn't look super healthy. I'll post a pic ina bit. it has healthy new growth but the old leaves are yellowing and the stem looks very thin. any help would be greatly appreciated. I'm going to go back to rockwool I think. I have 8 more Superbud seeds. Wtf am I doing wrong people?
  4. These are RGSC babies of various ages, all in 1/2L peat pots John Innes seed sowing compost with Perlite. I've sometimes been feeding them very diluted organic tomato fertiliser w/ seaweed. Otherwise just water. They are under cheap shit Chinese eBay LEDs (2 x "50W" + 1 x "100W") in a cupboard with pretty poor ventilation. I open the door when I can and usually have a fan going in there. But I have considered that the ventilation and humidity are probably far from optimal. I'm told these first ones, whitening at the edges, might be cold nights? What do you think? Then these brown bits, I've read both over and under feeding can cause. Finally, this guy just looks unwell. Yellowed leaves with sort of crispy brown detail. This photo looked good on my phone, if I get responses to this I could take some clearer and better-lit photos. If you have any advice I'd really appreciate it! Cheers guys
  5. Hi Folks, I'm having some issues with slow growth. And I'm noticing a pattern. I find that generally that seeds that sprout within 3-4 days seem to continue growing quickly, usually pushing out their 3rd set of leaves some time around the 8-10 day mark, whereas seeds that take 5,6 or 7 days to sprout seem to take forever to get to the same stage. My seeds can't be old as the strain has just been released this year, temps are fine, seeds weren't over watered and the soil mix was very light. Humidity may have been a little low but this has never really affected things too much in the past. Banging my head against a wall here trying to figure this one out and no longer have the time to restart the grow. Seeds are Sweet Gelato Auto - just over a week from sprouting and seemed to have almost completely stalled - although seem healthy enough. Any thoughts?
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  7. Sprouted

  8. Cupboard setup

    From the album Passionate dutch girls

    my little make shift setup. Does the job.

    © bluntz27

  9. outdoor prep

    So iv got the seedlings slowly going , I was just wondering how much light should I give them per day and when should I start to give them less/more light and I fkd up a bit and forgot what ones are autos soo gonna have to find out somehow haha.... just need someone to explain light situation for veg and flowering periods ...these plants will be going outdoors at some point too when they are healthy and strong enough will probs train them before planting out as well by sitting them next to the window getting them used too out cold (ish) Scottish air cheers All the best :')
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    From the album Gardening

    potting up, feed biosys 1g/1l + rhizotonic 1.5ml/1l = roughly 4-500ml each with some run off
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    From the album Sweet Seeds

  12. Hi guys, I'm wondering if anyone can help me out please So 9 days ago I planted my 2 blackberry auto seeds (ungerminated) into 11 ltr pots with coco/perlite mix, using a cup with the bottom cut off, only watering around the cups, as I know these pots are too big to start in! A couple of days, and the little sprouts had popped their heads out, looking healthy and strong, they've been under my 300w Marshydro LED lights, temps have been around 27 to 31 degrees Celsius....I also added some Rhizotonic to the water Id given them , just to give the roots a boost at the start, but only 1ml of Rhizotonic in a pint of water (not using the whole pint...except one day where I did!) Now on day 9, they are looking strong, leaves are a dark green, and the second set of leaves are just showing, but the first leaves are bending in on themselves rather a lot! and look puffy to me (A sign of over watering perhaps? I'm not sure) There is no yellowing or discolouration (besides a brown bit where the seed shell was stuck to a leaf) the leaves just look very "curled"...both plants are about 1.5 cm tall at this point. I just can't tell if they look normal, or if something is wrong, any advice would be greeeaaatly apreciated!
  13. Hi All, I am back at it after a good few years now and have decided to do my first RDwc setup, I germinated seeds paper towel method put into Jiffy pellets and waited for 2 roots to pop out the sides, I have now planted into net pots which are 120mm and back filled with Clay pebbles i cleaned and soaked them 1st I have popped them into propogater and closed the holes to keep humidity right up. this was 2 days ago I am just waiting for the roots to come through the net pot before I put directly into DWC system as don't want to waste light / burn seedlings. they are in my 90 x 85cm prop tent with a T5 Led light over, it is fairly warm but I just want to make sure I am doing things correctly as this is brand new to me. thanks a lot guys
  14. Hi, I germinated some seeds but due to not being ready with all the equipment, I had to leave them a bit longer than I probably should have and they ended up sprouting leaves in the paper towel. At least some of them. The tap root was 1-2 inches, so I dug as big a hole as I could to put them into the rockwool, and now have then on a heat mat (buffered by some plastic containers). I hope I didn't leave them too long but this is my first time, so I dont really know. I was hoping some experienced people can guide me on the path to best save them or should I bin them and peg this down to beginners luck? Some of them look ok, but seem a bit tall. Do you think this is recoverable? They are covered by a clear lid, although the pic doesnt show that. They have 110W T5 and they are in 50-90% humidity (I spray them to maintain) with about 26-29 deg C. After letting them down by my mismanagement at the start of their life, how can I best take care of them to hope for a recovery, if that is possible. I have rockwool ph'd overnight to 5.5, and then formulex added at EC 0.6 for an hour or so. The two cubes on the left, have two seeds germinating (hopefully) directly in the rockwool. I figured I should try that in case some of the others don't make it. Thanks for any guidance.
  15. Hi, I germinated some seeds but due to not being ready with all the equipment, I had to leave them a bit longer than I probably should have and they ended up sprouting leaves in the paper towel. At least some of them. The tap root was 1-2 inches, so I dug as big a hole as I could to put them into the rockwool, and now have then on a heat mat (buffered by some plastic containers). I hope I didn't leave them too long but this is my first time, so I dont really know. I was hoping some experienced people can guide me on the path to best save them or should I bin them and peg this down to beginners luck? Some of them look ok, but seem a bit tall. Do you think this is recoverable? They are covered by a clear lid, although the pic doesnt show that. They have 110W T5 and they are in 50-90% humidity (I spray them to maintain) with about 26-29 deg C. After letting them down by my mismanagement at the start of their life, how can I best take care of them to hope for a recovery, if that is possible. I have rockwool ph'd overnight to 5.5 in bottled water, and then formulex added at EC 0.6 for an hour or so. The two cubes on the left, have two seeds germinating (hopefully) directly in the rockwool. I figured I should try that in case some of the others don't make it. There is 1 White Widow and 5 Super Silver Haze. Rather embarrassingly, I lost track of which one is White Widow Thanks for any guidance.
  16. Hi all and merry xmas, I'm new to the forum and looking for a little help. I've done a handful of grows before with good results but they have always been in soil and this is the first one in a couple of years. So first, a little about my setup. I am growing in a 2m2 tent, with an 8" rhino extract fan/filter and a 6" inlet. I have used numerous lights in the past but now have x2 600w ballasts with Dutch barn shades. I'm currently have one turned on at 18/6. The temperature has been between 15* lights off and 25* lights on and the humidity between 45% and 65%. 19 days ago I germinated x5 feminised blue cheese by Big Buddha seeds, using the wet paper towel method. Within a day or two the tap roots were showing. I didn't have a ph meter at that point so had to hang out an extra day to put them into the jiffy pellets. (The tap roots were around 10/15mm long at this point). The pellets were then put back into the humidity dome, with my heat mats placed underneath. The temp set at 23*. Skip forward, to two days ago. The roots had started poking through the bottoms of pellets by now and the plants had started stretching. All except one that hadn't broke through the top of the pellet yet so I decided it was time to pot on. The pellets were put into .5L pots filled with canna coco and put onto the heat mat. They were then watered until I got some run off with a mix of canna rhizo 3ml, canna A and B (1ml of each) to 1.5l of water. This, EC'd at .3 and I then adjusted the PH down to 5.8 I think I may have also sprayed a light squirt of canna cure (just as a precautionary measure) to the leaves, during lights on period. Fast forward two days and the top leaves seem to be discoloured and dry! I have a few ideas of what this could be but I'm unsure and could really do with some help. These were my thoughts; •Nute burn •Wind burn (I did have a clip on fan about 12 inches away from them but pointing on them •Burn from the canna cure being used at lights on period •I don't think it could be light burn, as the light is at the very top of the tent, but is running 600w 18/6. •The humidity has dropped to around 30% so I have now put a few buckets of water in the tent. the temps have also been steady. Any help is greatly appreciated! And merry xmas once again Ps. I'm just working out how to upload a few pics Bryn.
  17. Apologies if this has been asked before. My Frisian Dew seeds sprouted on 4th April, emerging on the evening of that day. The following day was heavily overcast and the seeedlings have gone very leggy. The worst one now has 4 inches between potting compost and primary (rounded) leaves. I could re-pot and bury half the stems - but would that risk stem rot? At a tenner a pop I'm reluctant to take big risks. I could just support the stems and hope the girls sort themselves out? They're destined for the great outdoors so they need to be tough. Any suggestions?
  18. Just started my second grow - two plants this time. On my first grow, I started the seeds undea 30w (150 w equivalent advertised) 6500 CFL placed 3 inches above the soil. I did the same this time and both seeds sprouted yesterday. Both look fine. I used CFL 's through my last grow and got 47 grams from one plant. I'm going to use a combination of CFL's and LED this time. my question is this, when can I turn on the LED light? its a Vipar Spectra 450 (450 watts advertised. I know the output is supposedly a lot less). I'm using a 80x80x160 tent. the instructions say you can use it on seedlings, just put it 36-40 inches away with just the Veg light on. I'm worried about burning the plant and I don't want to stretch the seedling. i was thinking of keeping the seedlings under just the CFL for the first week and then switch on the LED as well (keeping the CFL 3 inches from the plant to avoid stretching). I'm planning on using the CFL 's as additional light during the entire grow. Should I switch the LED on now or wait a week or two?
  19. seedling box , made from salmon n boxes

    From the album My space and girls

    nice warm home for seedlings over the cold months
  20. Hi guys, Its my first grow with a Wilma system. I germinated my autoflowrring seeds last tuesday and then put them straight into root cubes in my propogator. Things have gone well so far, all 4 seeds are up and roots are just starting to show through sides of cubes. I gave them a very light water and root juice mix a couple of days ago. I am just wondering is it now time to put them in the wilma pots and if so what level of nutes (1/8 or 1/4 strength) and how often should i feed them? They are going into clay pebbles. Any tips or advise greatly appreciated.Thanks guys Tonbar
  21. Hi guys, I am doing my first hydro grow with 4 Fast Buds West Coast Og Autos, in a Wilma 4 pot (11 litre) with clay pebbles. I have 2 Hans Panel 180w LEDs in a 1.2m x 1.2m x 2.0m tent. At the minute my plants look extremely healthy, real bushy but they are only about 8 or 9 inches tall. I have done a bit of lst to the sides and the middles have all filled out again. I am a bit concerned by the lack of height but the plants look so healthy that im still hoping to produce something worthwhile. If you have any advice on ths shortness of the plants then i would like to hear from you. Thats not my main reason for posting tonight. I have a few buddys coming home for Christmas and i was going to start a couple more seeds just to make sure we dont run out!! Problem is, i will be switching my West Coasts to flowering light this weekend, and im not sure if the full spectrum will do the new seeds any harm! Basically what i want to know is, will i be able to run the second couple of seeds under the full light or should i wait and put them under the veg light? And run the risk of having a scarcity of herb for the festive season!! And we dont want that!! Any feedback would be appreciated guys, Thanks Tonbar
  22. Hi, this is my first time with seeds. I have 12 blue cheese seeds from barnys, I recently transplanted them into Rockwall. 10 of them look like there on the right track. However 2 of them look completely different I have uploaded a pic of them as I don't know how to put them up on the forum. They are still under a propagation dome humidity is 50-55% and around 25 degrees.