The First Timer Chemdawg Grow by Claire!
What up Cannabis Growers and welcome back to GreenBox Grown. So today we are going to start a new video series and this is actually something that I haven't done before. So what we are going to do is have my girlfriend Claire here, who is actually never grown cannabis before. She is going to do her very own grow series. So all she is going to be using for her grow resources or for her grow guidance as she is going to be using my step by step grow videos from our premium content section. And yeah it is going to be her very first time growing and she's going to be doing this all by herself. So do you want to tell them what strain you are going to be growing?
Yeah so I am going to be germinating five seeds but we will pick the best two out of five, and I am going to be using a 2 by 4 tent, and Chemdawg is the one. Ya so we are going to be growing Chemdawg by the iLoveMarijuana seed bank. So yeah she is going to be in that to buy for tent and she was going to have the 600 watt light going. We are probably actually going to germinate three of the seeds, we have 5 total but she is only going to be growing 2 Total plant so we are going to pick the two best from those three.
Or maybe we will germinate for just depends on what we go with, but yeah she is going to be using the 2 gallon or I'm sorry that the 3 gallon air pots. She has the fox farm ocean forest soil going and then the dirty dozen by Fox Farm for nutrients. Before we get started I do want to remind you guys that if you do want to check out those step by step grow videos, we do have a two-week free trial to that entire Grow Video Library. And all you have to do is visit the link right here on your screen to sign up for that, it is free of charge and you can cancel at any time for that first payment.
And we will have these videos all uploaded on YouTube, this is going to be a free groceries. But we do have more detailed or step-by-step videos where I explain everything that is done to the plants each day. And show you guys the best things to do for the best results. So again if you want to check those out and sign up for that free trial, just check out the link on your screen and now let's get started with the germination of the seeds.
So I am choosing to drop all five of them into the glass of water, and we are going to be checking on them every few hours to make sure that or we will tap them to make sure that they get down to the bottom of the glass. And we will be back in about 15 hours or so to update you on the 5 seedlings here. And see which one is going to be sprouting into gold. Yessir so we will be back here in 15 hours.
So we are back 15 hours later and we dumped out some of the excess water. And we are going to dump the water out onto this paper towel with a heating pad under it. Okay and we are going to keep them in this moist paper towel until they sprout up until a half-inch. And we are going to keep them covered here and then put this other plate on top.
And keep it on this heating pad and then we will check on them to see which one sprouted. So we should be back here in 24 hours to give you guys an update on that and like she was saying we are just waiting for them to sprout a Taproot a half inch in length and then we will plant it. So one extra tip that she didn't mention as you want to check on this paper towel that they are soaking in every 10, 6 to 10 hours.
So that you can make sure that the paper towel isn't drying out and that you want to make sure that it stays moist. Because if it does dry out that can kill the seeds and with it on and heat mat you just want to make sure it doesn't get too hot because of that will dry it out. So we will see you guys back here in 24 hours.
Hi we are back here a day later, and two of the seeds are ready to be planted. So we are going to take the pH thermometer here and turn it on, you go to the left. You are going to put it in the water and then we are going to get to 5.5 pH because that is optimal. We are going to be using rockwool starter plugs so that is why we are going 5.5. Or as close to it, so you as long as you are within .2 of 5.5 you will be good. Okay we are at 5.65 so we are at a good range for that. And we are going to take that rockwool and we are going to soak it for 10 seconds.
And we are going to take it out and just shake it lightly as you don't want to squeeze it or anything. And we are going to put it right in here carefully. And so we are not going to be touching the root and we are going to be very gentle when handling the seedlings. And we are going to take that, and we are going to place it face down with the root in to the, Root Down. Before you push it down make sure just pointing down in there though. And we're going to push the little root because you know what roots make us all grow. And we are going to push it in then we're going to make it as so so that even the ceiling is not showing and we are going to push it in.
And we are going to make it at so. And that way nothing is showing and this root is planted and the seedling is Inward and that is a successful plant right there. All right so we will do the other one and then we will show you guys the seedlings going into the humidity Dome. And we are back here now placing the rockwool pods into the humidity Dome very carefully and gently. And now that I have placed them in the humidity down, we are going to be covering them with all of the vents and we will be back to mist and check on them. And the light schedule will be 18 hours on and 6 hours off. And we will be back here to check up on you in 24 hours.
And we are back a day later to check on how the seeds are doing, and one has sprouted so we are just going to give them a good little mist and so they are quenched of their thirst, and then we will check on them in another 24 hours. And we are going to keep all of the settings the same, so we are just going to give a little rain shower so until next time, stay lit!
And we are back here a day later to check in on how the seedlings are doing and their pods, they have some Sprout growth and we are just going to give them some more misting a couple times a day. And they look like they are growing well and getting enough light, and all the settings are still the same. And we will check in with you in about 24 hours, until then stay woke!
Hi guys and we are back here two days later to put the sprouted seedlings into a fox Farms ocean soil mix. And I will be showing you how we are going to do that today. So we took red Solo cups and put a hole in the middle and for little bigger slashes. And then we took scissors and just clipped around the edges little slats all throughout the round of the circle. So we are going to take that cup and fill it up about halfway or wear that Top Line where that first stripe is for the Solo Cup.
And we are going to take the sprouted seedling pod and right there is the root. As you can see, and you are just going to place it in there, and you are going to want to fill the rest of the soil with your hands. About halfway so it can help stabilize the first a little plant. And it doesn't fall over. So I am going to do that. And I'm going to fill it up this amount up to the brim and then that's about halfway up so that is supported. And we are going to do that for the next 2 and then we will show you when they are going to be put into the humidity Dome.
And we are back here after replacing the seedlings into the Solo cups and we placed them in the humidity down. And you can see that they are just hanging out there and we are just going to give them a light misting and we are going to keep them on the 18 hours on and the 6 hours off light schedule. And we are going to just give them another misting and as you can see they are placed in the humidity down and we are going to put that top over it and we will be back in 24 hours to check in. And we are keeping the vents cracked a quarter of the way.
We are back here a day later in the ceilings are looking bigger. We are going to take the vents open them off the humidity down. And they are looking bigger and we are just going to give them a little misting and we are going to check back in a day later. Hey guys we are back here a day later, and we are going to take the humidity Dome off and work its way off so it is completely off for 24 hours a day. We have to lower the lights a little bit, and we are just going to keep missing them for today. And we are going to watch out for a few of the sets of fan leaves to appear and in that time we are going to give them their first nutrient feeding. And then once we see the roots at the bottom of the Solo cups, we are going to transplant them. Until then, Happy growing!
Hey guys we are back here a few days later and we have had some good stable growth happening, and it is time for the first nutrients feeding. So we are going to take that at 1/4 strength, and here is the nutrient schedule that we will be following. Again at 1/4 strength and we are just going to take the bottle of nutrients and we also added a quarter of the Cal Mag as well. So we are just going to take the bottle of nutrients and we are just going to do a light amount of water. And you just want to get all of the soil wet and we are going to give them a misting of water after this and we will check back in tomorrow, until then Happy growing!
Hey guys we back here a few days late and we are ready for transplant, so I have decided to take the best two of three that I think look healthiest. And we will be transplanting them into 5 gallon air pots. And now we are going to be doing the transplanting process, we are going to start by digging a hole that is as big as or as deep as the Solo cup is. You can put some of that soil in the other pot here if you want some of this out of the way for now. So I will just make a hole that is about as deep as the Solo Cup.
And then we will be taking the plant and we will be loosening up right here so we can, and we are going to support the plant with the top of our hand and we are going to gently flip the cup over. Supporting the roots, and then we are going to gently put it into the air pot. And then we are going to just put the soil around it and make sure that the top of it is fully covered and supported. And that is how we are transplanting. And we will be back after we plant the second one for an update.
And we are back here after transplanting and we are going to show you the setup that we will be growing these in. We are going to be using a 2 by 4 tent and we will be using a bloom Beast 520 watt light. As long as the exhale CO2 bag, and we will be having a fan and as for the settings on the light, the only one that will be on is the seedling light and that will be at 40%. And the light is 18in above the plants. And that is the end of our setup and we are just going to water them and do a misting as well with just plain water. So we will start by misting, what we will do after we mist the plant is we will take the top off and we are going to be watering the soil. And we are done with the germination and seedling phase and we will be back with day 1 of vegetation. For now stay lit!
Alright GreenBox Growers that concludes the Germination and seedling phase for Claire's chemdawg beginner grow series. And as a reminder we will be doing in 18 hours on 6 hours off lighting schedule, and when we get back here it will be the start of day one for vegetation. All right so now that we are done with this first step in the grill, what would you say is easier than you expected and what would you say is more difficult than expected. The beginning process is more difficult just because you are learning new things and trying to grasp a very delicate process. Because it is almost like as precious as something that can fall out of or into crumbles into seconds. And you don't want a 140 day process to crumble, so just trying to recognize and realize the responsibility of that. So the difficulty maybe in the beginning was getting to know terminology and efficiency and why and how. And it wasn't difficult that's just something that is needing to be learned for anyone that's a new to Growing. It just takes a little bit of time. What's easier than I thought was just the transplanting process. I thought it was going to be a bigger ordeal than it was but once they start having the stems are supported. And the leaves are looking healthy, it is a lot more motivating and a lot more uplifting to see that okay it is moving along. Yeah it gets easier I think as it grows and stabilizes more and as you take care of it and get on a schedule and a routine. So the germination and the seed process is definitely more difficult because you have to watch out for more quality control and more versus now it is more nurturing the plant. Which is kind of touch and go, so it is a lot easier than I thought afterwards. Cool, so all right guys that concludes the first step in this grow series and like I was saying we will be back shortly for the next update, which is going to be Week 1 of vegetation. Until then…
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