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  1. Just a quick bit of advice please all. I've got my 2 emergency outdoor autos and they're looking ok so far and about 4 weeks or so into flower. The problem is I only left them is smaller spots smaller pots for stealth but then larger one is needing feeding every day. Is it too late to transplant and if not how to best minimise shock
  2. Hi guys , a new comer here , been reading quite a few bits on here so decided to sign up and get involved myself. i have a few questions regarding watering/nutrient feeding cycle ? my grow space is 1m x 1m x 2m Lighting : Spider farmer sf1000 tempature is : 25 degrees humidity is : 60% ph level : 6.2 soil : Gold Label Special Mix Soil instead of germinating my seeds i put them straight into the soil in 10L pots to try and minimize anything going wrong theyve just sprouted and ive been giving the soil just enough water so i dont drown them . But my main questions are , im using advanced nutrients 3 part micro , bloom , grow so at what week should i start adding nutes ? How much ML per litre should i mix ? Do i feed the plant nutes everytime i water or do i feed with nutes 1 day and then just PH water the next ? And while the plant is still small do i still water enough so i get run off or will i drown them ? Any advice will be great like i said im new to all of this and just looking for some guidance
  3. Hello all, I have a very nice looking 3 week seedling but I am leaving in 10 days for 4 weeks holidays... I live in Athens and grow currently in my big balcony in a medium size pot (22cm in diameter and 22 cm in height) which should hopefully be ok until I come back. The big problem is watering... I could take it with me on holiday but it is a bit risky. I am thinking to install an auto watering system with one drip head 5 cm from the center dripping a small amount of water say x lt and 4 drip heads 10 cm away from the centre all around the edge of the pot dripping 5 times as much water (5x lt). I must say I am not experienced canna grower , I have done it only once some years ago but I was home all the time. Do you think it will work ? Do you have any suggestions to make ? Thanks in advance.
  4. Evening UK420, this is my first post. This Is also my first grow, I’ll get straight to it I’ve got a flexi tank which I fill with water, I let it stand for 24 hours whilst pumping air into it with air stones and an air pump, I ph my water to 6.5-6.8 just before watering and I’m growing in soil. I’ve been told to water using water that is 18-20°C, how does everyone maintain this temperature ? Also I bought a tank heater however it’s made for fish tanks so was wondering what heaters do you use to heat the water ? Also I noticed my humidifier has been hooked up to a tank of water that’s got algae running through it I’ve since drained, cleaned and replaced with fresh water but will the couple of days that it was running with dirty water affect my grow ? lots of questions, I know. Thanks in advance to anyone willing to help with anything
  5. I found a novel way to deal with the ballsache of watering 5 plants in 6 L air pots. Before I used a 1L watering rose spout, but it took ages, and always leaked out the sides. I saw someone mention a camel back pack (like motogp racers have on their back with a straw through helmet), and thought, an enema bag with the longer anal attachment (it has four holes at the end of a silicone probe - about 7 inches long) might do the trick. So I got my enema bag (i have diverticulitis so need to do a colonic irrigation twice a month), put in a litre of solution) hung it from one of the bars at top of tent, pushed probe in about two inches, and opened the valve. It's a T shaped thing, that lets you control the volume exiting the nozzle. I gave it about 15 mins per plant. Then left them for a while, disposed of run off which was through bottom of pot, and not pouring out the sides, job done. You can get different types of kits on fleabay and the other place. Cheapest one is £6.80, but has an open top so if you have a bit of a slip, the water would go everywhere. I've just ordered one that has a screw in stopper - looks a bit like a hot water bottle, so it's more secure. I'd recommend it to anyone fed up with the mess involved in watering Air Pots....... And that, gentlemen, is the only original thought I've had in decades
  6. Hi all... First time grower here doing 3 purple punch from seed in 12l smart pots, I'm on day 11 and was wondering what sort of amount should I be watering them? I'm doing 500ml in each every 48hrs Just water ATM , Any help/thoughts would be very much appreciated!!
  7. I started the seeds in rapid rooters. I was watering them with just RO water for a week. I bought a 4 inch rockwool block. I did not wash it out in flowing water i just put them in a large bowl and adjusted the PH around 5.0. The water EC was 0.2. After few hours later the PH was 5.8 I PH'd down to 5.0. I did this battle for 2 days than putted the rapid rooters into the rockwool. I rinsed some water out of the rockwool so it was not dripping wet. I put them on a grill and folded the top with mylar. Each cubes hold 0.5 liter of water. I tried watering them as Grodan's advice -> when the cubes were half the wetted weight (it takes about 3-5 days) to 10-30% runoff. After 2 weeks i began feeding them around 0.6-0.8 EC. When i watered the cubes the PH was around 7.0 and the EC was over 2.0. I flushed them out with a lot of nutrient solution but next watering the EC was high again... What was i doing wrong? Propagation? Watering schedule? Next i will start with 1" rockwool then into the 4". I will use RO water and GHE flora series for soft water. I want to do a NFT grow. So my questions are: 1. How should i properly prepare the rockwool? The 1" and the 4"? 2. When should i start fertilizing? 3. How should i water the 4"? To runoff or not to runoff?
  8. Hey there, I'm starting this thread to get a general overview of people's opinions and personal experience. I've had some excellent feedback from trusted and experienced members of this community and in no way am I attempting to second guess or disregard their sound advice. Having recently had some worrying results with my watering methods, I'm trying to make a solid plan for my upcoming grow. If you have the time to check out my grow journal, you'll see that I've just had to deal with root rot, something we all want to avoid. I grew with Sohum Living Soil in a 10 gallon pot, based the pot with perlite and filled the tray with water once it had all been used up. Not a good strategy I'm now realising. For an autoflower the pot was too big and the roots were swimming in water. I'm planning to give the Sohum another run but need to change a few things. There must be no standing water where the roots can come into contact with. 5 gallon fabric pot this time. Pot will be raised to allow airflow underneath. Sohum advise to water from the bottom, which is why I adopted this method. However, others have disagreed with this method. Therefore, the way I see it is I have two options: Capillary mat - although I'm concerned about the constant contact between the pot and moisture. Top watering - I'm concerned about washing the amendments from the compost and not providing the consistent moisture that living soil thrives in. I thought about using a capillary mat until the soil is moist then removing it to allow a wet/dry cycle, but I'd be concerned that my soil was consistently underwatered using this method. Any ideas?
  9. Hi all, I'm a complete noob to all this and need to get some decent advice before I get things going as the seeds have arrived!! I have very little space to play with which meant I got a 75x75x200 (WxDxH) tent, 450w LED light, carbon filter/extraction fan, a 65x65 wilma with 4 x 11ltr pots.. I have a bunch of extras like oxygen pump, heater (as the tent is in a shed, a concrete shed but a shed all the same), oscillating fan etc. This will be my first grow ever and the advice I get seems to change often, I've been reading this forum and everyone seems happy to help so here are my questions.. I was told to use 1" rockwool starter cubes, move them to 4" cubes once ready and then the 4" cubes into the 11ltr pot filled with clay pebbles.. Is this a good way to go as some people are telling me not to put rockwool in with clay pebbles? If I do stick with this medium setup do I drip feed or flood as rockwool and clay seem to prefer the opposite method? I appreciate there is no real set watering schedule but if i am going with rockwool held in clay pebbles can anyone give me a good starting point for the number / duration of feedings the plant should have? i can dial it in from there. I will be on an 18 on 6 off light schedule (maybe 19:5 just to test it) and was told not to feed during the dark period. I think i have the EC / PH / reservoir cleaning all down and i will pull back on the nutrient dosage to around 1/4 of recommended as I am growing autos and that seems to be common advice from everyone. Any tips / advice you can offer would be really appreciated Let me know if any of you need more info on my setup before offering up ideas.Thanks
  10. Hi all, I'm a complete noob to all this and need to get some decent advice before I get things going as the seeds have arrived!! I have very little space to play with which meant I got a 75x75x200 (WxDxH) tent, 450w LED light, carbon filter/extraction fan, a 65x65 wilma with 4 x 11ltr pots.. I have a bunch of extras like oxygen pump, heater (as the tent is in a shed, a concrete shed but a shed all the same), oscillating fan etc. This will be my first grow ever and the advice I get seems to change often, I've been reading this forum and everyone seems happy to help so here are my questions.. I was told to use 1" rockwool starter cubes, move them to 4" cubes once ready and then the 4" cubes into the 11ltr pot filled with clay pebbles.. Is this a good way to go as some people are telling me not to put rockwool in with clay pebbles? If I do stick with this medium setup do I drip feed or flood as rockwool and clay seem to prefer the opposite method? I appreciate there is no real set watering schedule but if i am going with rockwool held in clay pebbles can anyone give me a good starting point for the number / duration of feedings the plant should have? i can dial it in from there. I will be on an 18 on 6 off light schedule (maybe 19:5 just to test it) and was told not to feed during the dark period. I think i have the EC / PH / reservoir cleaning all down and i will pull back on the nutrient dosage to around 1/4 of recommended as I am growing autos and that seems to be common advice from everyone. Any tips / advice you can offer would be really appreciated Let me know if any of you need more info on my setup before offering up ideas.Thanks
  11. 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!
  12. Hi New to this growing game so i would appreciate some watering advice i.e from seed to finish. Like how many days etc and how much in ltrs. Thanks in advance I will post pics once I get things going. P.s I will be growing 4 super skunk fem from sensi
  13. I bought liquid seaweed food, and i was wondering is it ok to spray the girls with this, i put .5ml/1ltr and spray the base of the stem and also on the leaves would that be ok?????. Any/all suggestions would be gratefully accepted, also i thought Sarah was stretching so i moved all three closer to light source (10 inches from led). Eve @ 7Days Mary @ 7 Days Sarah @ 3 Days
  14. Hi folks, this is prob a stupid question, but, i've been reading posts and topics and the terms watering and feeding come up, i understand the first 2 weeks the seedlings dont need food as the soil has food in it, so i take it i use clean ph'd water(mines is ph8, is that ok?), then from 3rd week on i mix the nutrients (bio bizz line) with the water and use that. or do you have norm water and another with nutrients, please forgive my dimness
  15. Hi guys, I have an OG Kush 5 weeks into flower, I normally water every other day. Last night she seemed fine for moisture, got back from work today and she was dry as a bone, and very droopy, gave her a good watering, should she recover quick with no real damage done? I should probably water every day now I reckon
  16. autopots

    hi there i have always hand watered all my plants since i started growin 2 year ago but im having to leave the plants as i wilkl be away for a week at a time and my freind said that autopots would be ideal fr my problem.has anyone ever used these oranything similiar any help please cheers peeps,peace out!
  17. Bit of a panic here... not sure I'm posting in the right place... I have three seedlings on the go, two skunk #1 and one White Skunk - planted in moist coco 7 days ago after germinating fine in kitchen towel. They have been watered once (20% flow through) 3 or 4 days into growth, then and given about a shot of tap water each when the pots felt a little light. Still moist on the bottom though, just drying out in the lights. They are under 75 watts cfl, positioned a few inches above growth. The weather has not been kind - temps have gotten to 29.5 in there for a few days, dropping to 25.5/26 in the night with lights off. I've managed to keep it under 29 for some of the time by keeping the tent open. This is a first grow in a 60x60x140 tent, and only my second grow. The White Skunk was the first to show signs of stress - leaves curled upwards and then dried at the tips. Since, first signs of new growth have appeared though the tips also seem a bit dry: One skunk #1 also began to curl up, then its stem collapsed!! I repotted with root powder, but its looking very sorry for itself/dead!! The puzzling thing is that one of the Skunk #1 seems OK, its not looking too bad at all - it has new growth coming through, but its really slow... all the plants have been treated pretty much equally. Any help/suggestions to perk things up would be very welcome! Thanks!
  18. Hello everyone have a question to ask, would like to give a shout to @@SkyRider for helping me so far ect.. I first thought i was planting autoflowers, somehow i managed to germinate and not realize for a few days that they were just fast version seeds (Sweet seeds cream caramel F1 to be exact) yeah i know right real stupid.. The most stupid thing was i was following this guide which i was telt on here wasn't that useful. To cut it short i germinated 4 photo seeds straight into 11 litre pots of coco and perlite 70:30, they are sprouted fine just now there light pale green, there not dead as i say @@SkyRider has done alot to help me so big ups to him, but hes a soil guy! Hes helping me to the best but theres gotta be someone whos done or know someone whos done this before? Anyway there on day 8/9, three of them are fine as i say abit light but number 4 is still lacking on producing any new leaves. (BY THE WAY ITS MY FIRST EVERY GROW, JS;)) I started them on a ph of 6.5 thinking they were autos i give the pots an initial soaking of that before germinating anyway i started dropping it now ive been told and read that i should be giving in the region of 5.8-6.0 ph, is this correct i have done this for the last two days just with misting the top soil so hopefully that sorts them... But since ive put them in big pots i dont know the best way about watering ive read so many claims let it dry out, flush till run off, ect i havent watered or fed till any run off so far ive just kept misting the top soil there are still abit heavy/damp so still have water in them but should i flush till run off to see if thats the problem? thats what i dont know since there only babys and they obviously wont have much roots yet? Anyway that probably sounded confusing as fuck i hate typing so bad!, im a bit stoned but everyone on here is full of helpful advice i was wondering if anyone could sort off lay something out there!! Thanks james, happy smoking
  19. Hi ya guys, This will probably get merged, but thought I'd give it a go anyway. I've posted this on the end of the coco thread too. just wondering what people do with seedling and early veg, I always seam to struggle with this bit, suffering from super slow growth and last time yellowing of the bottom leaves, are you watering them little and often or, flood and drain from day one and let them dry out or what? Cheers guys Atb✌
  20. Evening all. I'm at 8.5wks in to flower with a Blackjack and Cream Caramel (Sweet Seeds). I'm due to pre-harvest flush the CC tomorrow (Friday) night and the BJ next week, so I'm looking at a week or two before the chop. The problem is that they get watered with roughly 5 litres each every second night but I'm going away for four nights at the end of next week and have no way of watering them, included a trusted friend. I missed one night a couple of weeks ago and they looked really ill on the third night when I got back, so I dread to think how they'll be after four. Does anyone have any (preferably proven) recommendations about something I can set up without spending much/any money? It'll help that they'll be on plain water by then but still, I can't think of anything. TIA
  21. I have been using a battery powered PH reader to measure the PH of the water and adjust it accordingly. I was using much more PH down than i thought i would have needed in order to get the PH to the desired reading so i tested the PH of the water using a manual colour coded kit (liquid droplet tester). I then realised that my PH reader must have a fault and that i must have been watering my plants with a PH of around 4 from the start up of growth up until the end of week 2 of flowering. Fortunately the plants have been growing well and look green and healthy. Does anybody know of any consequences i my face because of this, or any consequences that i should have already come across? Thanks.
  22. Just thought id post and see peoples views on the airpot, I've currently got 10l airpots and canna coco,I've seen soo many different pieces of advice on these and i just wanted to narrow it down, if anyone has any information on airpots in general and how you use them yourself, most efficient ways to use them. peace!
  23. Hi guys, So my 6 plants are halfway through 1st week of veg, they're in a 1.2x1.2x2.0m tent under a 600w hps (yes i know its a lot but i havent got p's to buy other lights) , temps are about 26-27 celsius, humidity is on the floor - it doesnt register anything on meter so im assuming it zero . The plants have 3 sets of leaves. They are in small biodegradable pots which in turn are in 10L pots....... What should I do about water and feed? I want to feed them one third doses, but I only wanted to water them once a week as well... Do i water one week, feed the next, water the next and so on......? or do i need to water them twice a week? once with feed and once without? I watered them with nutes on xmas day - a litre each, wasn't looking at watering again unitl at least wednesday.......
  24. Hi There, I am currently growing a Power Africa and a G13 Haze. With the Power Africa I am 16 days after flipping to 12/12 and have many flower sites. She is 3ft tall and 3 foot wide and currently planted in a 8 gallon Pot and until yesterday she has been drinking around 7/L every second/third day However after watering with 8L yesterday I have just checked the soil and it is dry. I am using the knuckle deep dryness technique and this has been working but i don't want to start over watering her. Can it be possible that she needs 8L/day? Do plants suddenly get thirsty when they start flowering? Forgot to mention that the room temp is still the same. Thanks Tom
  25. Hi Guys, My question is simple, how much do you water your cuttings? I potted up my Blue Cheese cuttings yesterday in 18 litre pots using Plant Magic soil supreme, I gave them 250ml each water with Hesi Root Stimulator and Supervit. I' ve read conflicting views on different sites on watering but this is my first grow and I decided to go with the little and often approach. However when I got home from work today, most of them looked limp and starved. I' ve since watered them around 400 ml each with added Hesi Powerzyme in the mixture with the root Stimulator and Supervit. I think I may have made a mistake and should have watered thoroughly? Sorry there is not any pictures, I' ve unfortunately got to go back to work and keep my fingers crossed they will be OK, it’s going to be a long four hours! Also the temperature in the tent had got up to 42oc! Thanks to my missus accidently unplugging the outlet fan, which has not helped!!