lux01 Posted April 21, 2016 Report Share Posted April 21, 2016 (edited) Hey All, Thanks for all your useful help so far. Ive been reading for a while and now need some help. Hopefully one day soon I’ll be able to help noobs too. So Ive decided to start growing mainly because I have don’t want to buy from growers I don’t know and don’t want to buy anything that’s been grown in chems. Anyway I know it’s NOT the ideal time right now, but I thought Id get growing to get my skill levels up in time for the coming spring. So yes this is more of an experiment, but at the same time. Id love for the Berry Ryder Auto and White Widow Auto to go full flower/harvest. Grow Info below Medium: Osmocote Professional Seedling & cutting mix Pot: Paper coffee cup with holes in bottom for drainage Light: Natural direct sun light from 8am-4.30pm. Then both seedlings go under 2x80W CFL’s until 12am. CFL’s were introduced around 2 weeks ago. 18/6 schedule CFL/Natural sun light combo. Night time CFL: Bathroom. No window. Direct exhaust outlet in roof. Pedestal fan on low. Took temp last night and was around 28-29c at the top of the plant. CFLs are about 5cm above seedlings. Water: only watering when the dirt is almost dry half way down the cup. Testing with a toothpick. If toothpick comes out clean I water. Only spritzing with a spray bottle of fiji water still. They’re needing water every 3-4 days. Nutes: 0. There’s plenty in the soil already. About a week ago the Mrs knocked the mutant White Widow over and said it was fine and re-packed her. When I got home I checked her out and she almost fell over as she was due for a drink and dirt was lose from mrs not re-potting enough. I freaked out thinking I would lose her so I gave her a couple of drops of seasol (white bottle, Green lid) with her water just in case. Shouldn’t of given her the Seasol after I read how much nutes are in the soil Im using. Few drops probably wouldn't have hurt hopefully. So I germed about 3 weeks ago now in fiji water. The babies popped a day later and went into Seedling mix. All was going well with the Berry Ryder. Looked good and healthy. But the White Widow had mutant first leaves and the second leaves were curling. Thought it was just a bad seed as it was a freebie in my seed bank purchase. So in the last few days Ive noticed the BB starting to look a little curled up too. I have been searching for why in here and other reputable sites. After reading I thought it was the fan so I changed to oscillate instead of directly blowing on the seedlings. Then I read maybe the lights are too low so raised them a bit. Today I read I may be over watering but then read my symptoms are under watering. Im totally confused from the contradictory info. Ive read to let them totally dry out all the way to the bottom before watering. Then read I should keep the soil damp and humid. I had initially put a plastic bottle over the top of my seedlings in the first few days for humidity and then was told by a mate that’s been growing for years not to do that as they don’t like humidity. This morning Ive noticed a bit of slimming around the base of the stem on the WW. I know this is bad! Im quite upset and I don’t want to lose my babies. Also the WW first leaves are very light green almost yellow. The Berry Ryder is still doing ok, but doesn’t look as good as the first week or so and as mentioned new leaves looked curled. So overall there seems to be a lot of info but not much relating to seedlings so your help will be appreciated. I’m thinking I will stop putting them in the bathroom at night as maybe not enough exhaust from the stock exhaust outlet in the ceiling and not enough fresh air. I have no other way of getting the CFLs over these babies without lighting up the entire apartment and people getting suss. Could potentially put them in laundry (internal and again no windows and leave door slightly open but I'm paranoid of the lights catching fire ). Thanks in advance all. White widow Berry Ryder Edited April 21, 2016 by lux01 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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