CaliRob’s 2nd Grow

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I will definitely look into these if this round fails. It’s crazy how you think you have a good grasp on techniques and then get humbled by some seeds or plants.

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Off to a good start with this one. Popped through yesterday and had the helmet, gave it a little spray this morning and pulled it off. :crossed_fingers:t3: now I’ll just leave it alone and let it do its thing for. I have one more seed that just went coco on Sunday, waiting for her to pop through.

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Was checking on the girls, noticed a little fuzz on one of the leaves. Is it mold? Any suggestions on how to fix her?



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That’s the cotyledon, aka the seed leaf. It feeds the plant until it grows leaves. It’s really hard for me to tell exactly what’s going on there, but could it be a little piece of membrane from inside the seed shell? Did you buy those splinter tweezers yet? :wink: That’s what I use for membranectomies.

If it does look like mold - you can remove that. Please use a very sharp pair of tiny scissors or the tips of your trimming shears. Clean your tool with alcohol first and wipe the blades dry.

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I do have my little tweezers. Here is a pic of them and some closer pics of the plant.




Here is my other one, I just took the shell off her yesterday hoping she perks up and starts reaching for the light.


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I’d say that is definitely mold. Take a very mild solution oh water and hydrogen peroxide and mist her at lights off

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I ended up cutting the leaf off last night but looking at the plant, it truthfully does not look that healthy. The other leaves look a little discolored.

I have the worst luck with this grow.

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I almost gave up on all 3 of my volunteers at one point but they all pulled through.

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I’m about to give up, give myself a week off and restart. Not sure if it’s the coco or what it is. I have been terribly unlucky or something. Had zero problems with soil so maybe I just need to go back to what worked.

Top ones are now yellowing, bottom pics are of the baby that refuses to perk up or open.





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That sucks. I’ve been afraid to try coco just because I’m not familiar with it. Now I have so many seeds, I could test it out but I’m so busy with work… need some testing seeds lol?

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I am tossing these seeds out and moving back to soil. The auto pots can handle soil with clay balls so I’m moving back to what I know and am comfortable with. I have wasted 7-8 seeds so far :grimacing:

I appreciate it, if this fails I may take you up on those testing seed.

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I have officially moved back to soil. I soaked a few seeds Monday of last week and placed them in soil Tuesday afternoon.

So far so good! Both girls look great and healthy. I filled the pots half way, let them get a little length and then added more soil. Will definitely be adding a little more in a few days.

Water on the leaves is from the humidity dome.


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The girls have been transferred into their forever homes. I did it a little earlier than expected as my schedule is going to be pretty packed this month.

Now the question is…should I keep the humidity domes on or take em off? With the lights on it’s 77 degrees and around 48% humidity.


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I only ever is humidity domes if my seedlings start looking weak. Never had any issues with not using them but seems I’m in the minority in that line of thinking. They don’t t get humidity domes outdoors and they grow just fine

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Thanks Caligurl! This is a very good point, I will remove them tonight.

I am so nervous as these plants have done well so far and have looked the healthiest out of all the plants I’ve started recently. Those last couple seeds gave me PTSD.

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Took the domes off for one day and came home to this…I quit


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Ugh, that stinks. I’m sorry. The top one damped off. Once it starts, it cannot be stopped (IMHO). It starts when the soil gets too wet right around the stem or the humidity in the grow area is too high. Most people remove the dome once the first real leaves emerge (which they were) so it shouldn’t have anything to do with removing the dome. Damping off is actually a disease:

Quoted from a source that I cannot name here:

"Damping-off is a common disease that can affect sprouting seeds, seedlings, or cuttings. It can be caused by several types of fungi, namely Pythium, Botrytis, and Fusarium. Pythium is most common. Although fungus is the main reason for damping-off, the disease is normally the result of several conditional factors.

Sometimes, the fungus can already be present in the growing medium or substrate that you use for germinating. This can happen when your substrate is not sterile.

The second factor can be that the substrate has been wet for too long, most likely from over-watering or due to poor drainage qualities.

Lastly, another factor that can contribute to damping-off is excessive humidity in your growing environment, most-often paired with a lack of adequate air circulation.

Each of these factors by itself or in combination increases the risk for damping-off. Once the conditions for the fungus to grow are optimal, the disease will normally attack your plants at the bottom of the stem, just above the soil line. The fungus will weaken the stem, cut-off the fluid circulation of your seedling, and ultimately kill it".

You can see that, even when they get much bigger, I still water around (what I call) the canopy drip line. Even with my plants being really big now, I still don’t water right near the stem. It forces the branch roots and root hairs to reach out further and develop

You can hit me up on IG with a message (caligurlgrows) and I can send a bunch of seeds for you to play around with. They are photo regs though, so you’d have to plan for 50% of them being male. I have mystery seeds and I also have a bunch of my NorCal Smoothies.

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So crazy, they were going is strong. I wonder if something happened when I transplanted them. I feel so damn lost with this stuff. I was doing way better with cheap equipment lol

I appreciate it, I don’t have a instagram. I have a few more seeds I’m going to give a try. If they fail for whatever reason I may need to create one and hit you up.

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Been a little bit of time since I updated the journal.

I restarted two more seeds the a day or two after the last two babies died.

Followed Caligurl’s advice and as soon as the new seeds sprouted I pulled the humidity domes off and have just let the girls do their thing. I have only given them a small amount of water around the edge of the cup once.

I will be transplanting them next week into their forever homes.

Ignore the messy work bench lol


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LOL on the messy workbench! Did you look around the room where I had all the branches drying?

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