My second garden.
New-at-this, , Blue Cheese, Space Cookies and White Widow feminized from Seedsman. Planted 4 seeds in BioBizz All Mix under a 600w HPS Dual Spectrum bulb.
Link to strain:
Picture of strain
BioBizz All Mix with added perlite in 12L fabric pots.
Size of Grow Area and number of plants:
1.2 x 1.2 x 2.0M grow tent with four plants
600w HPS Dual Spectrum bulb with Euro reflector.
5" Kaizen Fan and Carbon Extractor.
Seedlings will be put into plastic pint glasses then transferred to 12 L fabric pots for remainder of grow.
Using BioBizz indoor pack consisting of Grow, Bloom and TopMax (never used Top Max before so may just use the Grow and Bloom)
PH/ EC meter, 1 x tower fan, 2 x table top fans hung facing down. Thermometer/Hydrometer, Jewellers loupe.
Plan for the grow:
Just top and LST ( interested in SCROG but may wait until this grow is over before trying)
Day 1: Thursday 23rd July 2020
Put 4 seeds into germinate by using the paper towel method. Will leave alone for 36 hours and then re-check for taproot.
Day 3: Saturday 25th July 2020.
Checked on seeds. 2 have shown their taproot, just, while the other 2 there has been no change. Checked towel is still moist.
Day 4: Sunday 26th July 2020.
Checked seeds again, still the same. (Could seeds be defective? How would I know? )
Day 5: Monday 27th July 2020.
Still no more change to seeds Thinking of just planting in a jiffy pellet in a seedling mix to encourage growth.
Anyone ever done this?
How many have popped mate ? Are you keeping some where warm ?
Little update for the day.
Soaked jiffy pellets in water and prepared them for the seeds that were slow in germinating.
Ended up placing the pellets in a small tub and mist spraying the pellets then locking them in a ziplock bag.
Placed it in the tent where the prepared soil has been since this morning.
My thermometer says its 24°C so ive put a fan in to lower the temperature and I'm gonna keep checking it throughout the day to allow it fresh air and keep it moist.
Hopefully this works or I may need to cut losses and try new seeds
best of luck with the grow man
Has anyone had experience with Seedsman?
better luck this time man sounds like youre onto the right track
Seedsman are great mate good genetics at a low price.
Never had an issue with seedsman
I’ve always had very good luck with Seedsman seeds and have highly recommended them to other growers.
I did wonder about Seedsman because every where I look they were being recommended and they were great throughout the order. Bad workman blames his tools I suppose lol.
Cheers for all the replies guys. Hopefully we get some results with this and we can get cracking!
Still no change in either the pellets or the cups.
Took the domes off yesterday and turned fan on as was quite a high humidity so wanted to lower the temperature.
Checked this morning but no luck.
This is what the cups looked like this morning.
This is after being watered. I've put the domes back on as it's quite cool in the tent.
I'll keep grinding away. When we start its gonna be so easy eh?
Most stressful week ever lol
Decided to cut my losses with the seeds I've tried to germinate.
Not entirely sure what I did wrong, the first 4 I did, i put in a glass of room temp water for about 16 hours then when i tapped them they sunk to the bottom straight away so i wrapped them in paper towel into a ziplock bag then covered them with 2 plates?
Checked them the next morning and 1 had popped, the other 3, nothing so left them for another day, same conditions but still nothing. Decided to stick in pellets anyway but so far nothing.
Then started another 3 but this time when I put them in water, i checked on them 3 hours later, tapped them and they all sunk straight away so I put them in paper towel and into a ziplock bag, blew into the bag to create a dome then placed in a drawer next to the boiler.
Next day, same again, 2 showing slight taproots, 1 had split its shell so I planted them in all mix but that was 3 days ago and still nothing.
I've kept the soil moist and temp is round about 22°C with humidity about 65% and I've been using a lamp with an incandescent bulb on the cups as I dont have a cfl or a t5 bulb. Would I be better to purchase one or can I use my main light? I've heard the dual spectrum can be quite powerful on seedlings so I'm not too sure what to do?
Took all my seeds out to check and I must have been high when checking them out cause they look fine.
I'm going to buy some light mix tomorrow for the new seeds I'm going to germinate. I've heard that all mix can be a bit harsh on new seedlings so going to fill 2/3 of cup with all mix and 1/3 light mix to aid the new beans.
Would I be better sticking with the paper towel method or trying for rapid rooters?
What is everyone's preferred germination method?
Sorry for the lengthy post/rant. Just a bit pissed off with myself.
Honestly when i first started i never got one seed to pop, so i did the easiest method that gave me 100% gemination of my seeds, that is put the seeds in a glass for about 12 hours until you can touch them and they sink. Then straight in to the growing medium. It is so easy and it will help if you are a new grower. Just remember not to deep only like 2 times the seeds size. You know less steps mean less can go wrong, but if you want to continue paper towel then good luck friend
Still nothing today. Temp has stayed constant in the tent at around 20°C.
Think I'm getting no where. I'm going to germinate some more tonight by paper towel and then put them in the new seedling mix I bought when they show their roots.
When I transfer them into the starter pots, am I better putting my HPS on as well. My mate told me they dont need that type of light just now, that I'm better waiting until they show their cotyledons before using it. Is he right or can I just start my 18/6 schedule straight away?
I'll be putting my steps for germination up on the diary later , just so you guys can keep me right lol
Decided to put the cups under my light this morning rather than just the incandescent bulb and do my eyes deceive me?
Sorry for the quality but is that a sprout? If someone can confirm I'm not going mental?
The other 2 I haven't seen anything yet and the soils been watered enough so just going to put the domes back on. Still got a few hours of its light left today so will update here later.
That does look like a seed breaking ground. Keep the soil just slightly moist and she should do well.
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