I’ve been a long time vegetable gardener, but this will be my first attempt at Autoflowers and trying to grow them correctly.
I have tried growing weed before, all from seeds found in stuff I purchased. The plants were always hidden and with maybe 6 hours of sun the harvest was never bountiful! About 5 years ago a male plant basically gave me seeds for life from 3 girls that were growing.!!
Now that it’s legal to grow in N.Y I did a little research about buying seeds online, and ILGM was by far best recommend.
I ordered the super mix Autoflowers pack and put one of each seed in water.
I’ve been bouncing around this site reading the bible and multiple journals for the last couple of weeks now. Talk about information overload!! So in my head I know it all… Ha! Here goes… I am not the most tech savvy so bare with me.
May 16: soaked 1 of each seed in water for 48 hours. G.S.C.E. Bruce and G.G.
I also soaked a few of my no name seeds.
May 18: Time to plant the seeds in soil. The soil is a mix of compost, garden soil, peat, vermiculite and perlite.
The G.G seed and the GSCE seed have opened and show signs of the root. The B.B. has a healthy looking root.
May 22: Bruce Banner has come out to play… Yes!!
No signs of life from GSCE or G.G. yet.
May 24: B.B doing good, 3 of the regular seeds have signs of life.
Nothing from GSCE or G.G yet.
May 25: In the morning neither the GSCE or G.G had germinated, so I decided to soak 1 more of each.
By late afternoon the G.G germinated, but still nothing from the GSCE.
This is the BB
And this is the GG
May 29: Today! So I had to move everything into the greenhouse yesterday because of the 4 days of rain forecast.
The BB is 7 days since germination
And the GG, 4 days
This is a comparison of the BB and a regular plant that germinated 2 days after the BB. Wondering if the BB should be a little bigger?
Unfortunately I have given up on the GSCE germinating.
The good news though is that both the GSCE and the GG seeds I planted on Wednesday after a 24 hour soak both came up today
This is obviously an outdoor grow, next season I will definitely start earlier. It will be interesting maintaining the plants during the summer heat.
Don’t want to jump the gun, but if I end up with at least 2oz per plant I will be very happy.
I plan to plant 3 more seeds in 3 weeks, and then 3 more 3 weeks after that to keeps things growing till November. The greenhouse (8x10) will help!
The regular seeds, not knowing if boy or girl will be in for all kinds of experimentation.
I do plan to LST the auto’s. First time doing it but I’m game, maybe a cut and a fim. Gotta start somewhere!
I think I over watered a little but they haven’t had water since Wednesday and are still a little moist.
The compost and peat are purchased but the garden soil used is from my own garden.
At the end of the season all of the soil in my garden containers (10 gal) used for tomatoes and peppers is dumped onto one of my raised beds and mixed in. Then covered until March. The soil is full of worms and has a good pH.
I’m not going to go crazy with nutrients, so I’m armed with a 20 20 20 for the vegetative stage and a 10 30 20 for the flowering stage as per the grow bible, (my head is numb)!
I will try to post weekly and would really appreciate a push in the right direction if you see that I am doing something that could be done better.