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First WW grow, starting flowering stage, fert question?

by thyNemesis about April 22 - report

Hello all,

First time grower, picked White Widow. 3 Plants. week 1 of flowering.

2x4x5 grow tent, Coco Coir medium, 10 ea. CFL lights bulbs, using MasterBlend fert.

Plants are doing super, to me at least. Will post pics.

Masterblend fert is a 3 part fert blend,

Part 1:FERTILIZER 4-18-38, (12grams/5 gallons water)

https://www.morgancountyseeds.com/product/tomato-fertilizer-4-18-38/

Part 2: MAGNESIUM SULPHATE (6grams/5 gallons water)

https://www.morgancountyseeds.com/product/magnesium-sulphate/

Part 3: CALCIUM NITRATE, fertilizer grade (15.5-0-0 + 19% Ca) (12grams/5 gallons water)

Using adjusted PH of 5.5-6.0 range. watered twice a day.

 

During the flowering stage I cut out the Part 3, Calcium Nitrate. Using Part 1 and Part 2 only. same ratio of grams/5 gallons water.

 

Does anyone have any comments of the ratio of Part 1 for flowering? Should I incread the amount of grams/5 gallonw water?

Plants look green, no yellowing and over all healty looking.

Seeds sprouted March 14th Coco Coir, Papertowel germ method.

Pic1: March 31, 2019

Pic2 and Pic3: April 21, 2019

 

Comments or suggestion welcomed.

ThyNemesis

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  • 4.937

    SubterraneanHomesickBooze 4.937 points - April 22

    very nice! welcome to the portal! I dont grow in soil but they look fat and healthy!

    I think you will need better lights for flowering
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    • thyNemesis
      thyNemesis
      61 points -
      April 22

      Thanks for the response, I don't think they consider coco coir soil, I think I read somewhere they treat is as a sort of hydroponic type media?

    • SubterraneanHomesickBooze
      SubterraneanHomesickBooze
      4.937 points -
      April 22

      youre right!

    • Wonderblonde
      Wonderblonde
      369 points -
      April 22

      Coco coir is considered soilless but very effective. I'm sorry I haven't grown in coir. Your babies are beautiful though. Good luck on everything.

  • 4.138

    ROSCOE 4.138 points - April 22

    I agree you need more lights. You should switch to the 2700 CFL'S for flower. Looks liike 5700 daytime/blue that your running.
    • Score: 0
    • thyNemesis
      thyNemesis
      61 points -
      April 22

      Since I just started my flowering stage I am planning on changing over the bulbs to the 2700 from the 6500 type I have now. I added a few LED bulbs to cut down of the heat from the CFL bulbs I had during veg stage.

  • 939

    chubby441 939 points - April 22

    What up Nem.. Be careful with salt build up. Not the doseage, but the frequency.  Although the N in your Ca(No3)2 isn't needed in flower, CoCo still needs Ca in flower.  Twice a day watering ? Do you ever water just plain ph'ed water ? Peace out Holmes

    • Score: 0
    • thyNemesis
      thyNemesis
      61 points -
      April 22

      Thanks for the info Chubby441, Part 1: has some N in the mix, FERTILIZER 4-18-38. Never used just plain water. I've read in another forum where someone with great success has watered his like I have been doing mine, I've copied his success, (seen his pics...  more

  • 61

    thyNemesis 61 points - April 22

    I do plan on updating my lights to something more powerful in the near future, probably after my first harvest. Just starting out now purchasing all the required things, grow tent, PH/ppm meters, coco coir, fert, circulating fans, exhaust fan, DIY carbon filter, the list goes on...

    But I am happy with my first grow so far!

    • Score: 0
    • pipeman69
      pipeman69
      15.155 points -
      April 22

      First grow looks good! Before purchasing lights get that tent!

    • thyNemesis
      thyNemesis
      61 points -
      April 22

      I already have my tent setup, Look closer at the pics and you will see! LOL

    • pipeman69
      pipeman69
      15.155 points -
      April 22

      Ok misunderstood how you worded your response as i took it your on the market for a tent. Well that simplifies things when it comes time to buy a light. With a 5 foot ceiling height i would roll with t5 or cfls. If you use a hid, a tent that small will bu...  more

  • 525

    SevenPoints 525 points - April 22

    Like your cfl set up, a reflector hood of some type might help the cfl efficiency. Love the scrog.
    • Score: 0
    • thyNemesis
      thyNemesis
      61 points -
      April 22

      I have the material on hand for a reflector build, was planning on starting that tomorrow. Will be adding an additional dual socket(2 more bulbs) to the mix. Was going to re-arrange the current bulb lay out to a more concentrated setup and change out the ...  more

  • 2.276

    bill59 2.276 points - April 22

    Looks good, more lights will help in the flower stage like others have said. Finding the right feed strength with any nutrient line takes a little trial and error, IME. If my math is right you're feeding part 1 at about 1/2 TSP per gallon. That sounds pretty normal for most nutrients and you can adjust up or down depending on how the plants are doing. If it's not broken, don't fix it. 

    • Score: 0
    • thyNemesis
      thyNemesis
      61 points -
      April 22

      Thanks Bill59, everything is looking good, leaves are green and looking healthy, so maybe I should heed your advice and not change something that is not broken.

  • 2.046

    TokeaJ 2.046 points - April 22

    Plants are looking great Keep up the great job
    • Score: 0
  • 20.183

    airplane 20.183 points - April 22

    talking about your "N" in flower, consider cutting it - many grow with no "n" in flower but there is a need for a very small about. you should concern your self with P & K, in the transition stage use high K and low P amounts and then in early and middle flower use high K amount and low P amounts. sounds l;ikr you have a very good plan and should bring you great results !!!!! Happy Cultivation

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  • 13.031

    stick 13.031 points - April 22

    Sounds like you have a game plan. Many go into it without a plan. Only thing I'll ad is you'll still need calmeg in flower. Looking good..Happy Growing

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