Indoor Photoperiod Grow Series: Week 1
Hello Cannabis Growers and welcome back for week 1 of the Indoor Grow series. This week we will be covering the first nutrient watering and will begin misting the plants several times each day. We will also cover some of the normal signs of transplant shock. So lets get started!
Here we are for day 1 of week 1 and the plants are doing really well thus far! You can see the leaves are perked up and are the perfect shade of green. Right now I am going to provide a misting of plain pH water. Make sure to do this throughout every day during the vegetation cycle and to get a good coverage on all leaves. This will help keep the fan leaves nice and healthy so they can help your cannabis plants grow at an extremely rapid pace!
Alright so the soil is dry a little over an inch deep so that means they are ready for watering. Since these clones haven't had any nutrients for awhile, it is officially time for the first nutrient feeding, and I will be adding coco wet, using the fox farm dirty dozen schedule and will be pH’ing at 5.8. I will mix a gallon of this nutrient feeding, but I will only be needing a solo cup or so for each plant. So for this nutrient feeding I will be following the Cutting and Seedlings Mix, which is listed right before the Week 1 mix. Be sure to add your coco wet and nutrients before pH’ing the mix, as those will raise and lower the levels. It is also a good idea to be very gentle when pouring the water, so you do not displace soil and disturb the roots.
When mixing up your nutrients, it’s a good idea to shake up the bottles beforehand as they tend to separate and settle after sitting for awhile.
Now that we have the nutrients properly mixed and pH’d, it is time to water the plants. Here is a better look at the feeding chart for this weeks nutrient mix requirements.
And since the plants are so small, they really only need a small amount of water at a time, so just take a solo cup and slowly pour around the base of the plant so the soil doesn't move around. Once you have lightly covered all of the top soil, you are done watering the plant. It took about 3 cups full for this Lemon Banana Sherbet plant to be properly watered! Now repeat this same process for the other plants in the grow room and you are all set for your first nutrient feeding!
If any soil was moved around, you can replace it over the base of the clone and then lightly pack it down. Now that you have finished watering with nutrients, you are ready to mist the plants. Remember to use water pH’d to 5.8 and to give a good coverage on all leaves.
Here we are the next day, and you can see I hung the other fan up from the ceiling. Both temp and humidity are looking good and the plants are soaking up yesterdays nutrient feeding really well! Since the soil is still really moist right at the surface, I will only do a pH’d spray for these plants.
Here is the last day of week 1 and I am going to show you guys how I have my lights hung up by bungie cords so I can raise them even higher. You'll see with the bungees wrapped around, you can easily raise or lower the light, with a slight adjustment on the bungie. Here is a shot of the 56 watt led over my seedlings, which are Northern Lights Autoflowers and were covered in another grow series! That completes the week 1 indoor series video and you are now ready to move on to week 2 in this series. As always, thank you for watching and until next time...
Dylan @ GreenBox Grown