Jump to content
  • Sign Up

First Grow - about a month in just introducing myself

Recommended Posts

So by first grow I mean first time I have put genuine effort and money into this as a project.


Unfortunately these poor guys started life in bunnings soil under shitty CFLs in yogurt tubs.


Around two weeks in they were transferred into Canna Terra Pro I bought a PH pen tent proper lights, tent etc. Two took off pretty well, one not so well, one actually grew with it's tap root up then flipped itself and has since struggled to do much. See pics.


I started having done 0 research. At this point I'm pretty clued up but these poor guys copped a steep learning curve. Which also leaves me at a loss when diagnosing their issues. PH was at 8 before I got the pen, they were in heavily fertilized soil with crap light, now I'm trying to balance over and under watering. Using Canna Nutes as well as some seasol and drive I think it's called.


I'm not looking for anything in particular. Had just lurked long enough to want to join in. Please give any notes that may seem obvious to you however!


At this point these guys are my experiment and crash course in cultivation. I've ordered proper seeds (these were bagged) and from then on will enjoy a proper controlled grow from seed.


Only other note is to mention that three of these (excluding the munted one) have just been topped and they will be re potted tomorrow. http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161025/3ab2d45a8bb1f3da1c5a52a5b0c19d62.jpghttp://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161025/5654184f526eb3277a8b7191fbbaa3d0.jpg http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161025/812b371d1fcfd80d42bb9b8a2ae960d1.jpghttp://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161025/1a63d231bfe38e3a170afcac56ee47b2.jpghttp://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161025/f1e15d7c9b934bf4b5ec607199a2df26.jpghttp://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161025/93c78f726c79fe16a3fbcc4e043ad294.jpg

Edited by MountainAir
  • Upvote 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Nothing like some fresh mountain air ✌️ Good luck mate, read, read and read some more really good advice round here from many seasoned growers, and what billy said is right go really easy with the nutes, canna terra has plenty of tucker on it for the young ones, would just stick with a light mix of seasol once a week like two caps to ten litres. Let ya mix dry right out between waters, feel your pots so you get an idea of soaking wet weight and bone dry weight. All the best, hope you get a few nice girls out of it
  • Upvote 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Don't be worried about your pots going too dry , if your unsure you can leave off watering until leaves begin to droop ,beginning at the bottom


,then gradually becoming droopy higher up. At first sign of drooping leaves water them ,within an hour or two they will be looking fine .




Then you will have a gauge of when to water. But be aware that as they grow watering will be needed more often.


I'm not saying to let them dry out so much all the time ,but once or twice doesn't stress them , and I think it gives one a better understanding of when the plants are thirsty



Edited by Serrated edge
  • Upvote 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

welcome and good luck with the grow.


your already getting good advice re watering and nutes.


there's nothing wrong with cfl as long as there high wattage.

i veg under a bank of phillips 24 watt cfl's for at least the first month.

there also very good where you are struggling to control high temps in the grow space.

everything has a role depending on the environment.

Edited by slicker1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Pretty impressed with how much these guys have taken off in 5 days.


This is the recovery from the topping performed prior to the last few pics.


They're also in bigger pots, roots were popping out the bottom of the old ones pretty keenly.











Sent from my iPhone using OZ Stoners mobile app

  • Upvote 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

It's alive as an experiment.


It sprouted in soil a bit odd. Tap root up, cotyledons down.


By the time we got it back up above soil it had two small serrated leaves but the cotlys were dead.


It was more and more yellow likely due to growing up without them but is starting to come back now. It's still in a small pot and hasn't been topped like the others. Just seeing what happens with it. Never know how many girls there will be after all.


I'll put the pics below of it's life time so far!

















All things considered I'm stoked with the recovery.



Sent from my iPhone using OZ Stoners mobile app

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Restore formatting

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Create New...

Important Information

By using the community in any way you agree to our Terms of Use and We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.