BarberBen’s shelter-in-place grow

BarberBen

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Just getting started at this but picked up quite a few seeds from my father-in-law who used to grow regularly in the medical community. Have a 4x4 grow tent, running a 600 watt HPS with a MH conversion bulb for veg and 600 HPS for bloom. 6 inch fan with carbon filter for exhaust. Popped some seeds under a cheap 1200 watt led. Some will stay indoors, a couple will go outdoors, a couple to family members, and hope if I get dual sexes of one strain, a couple will be isolated to make more strain specific seeds. I am stuck at home with no job due to the VIDS, so thought I would start a grow or 2 to pass the time.

I don’t have any high expectations and would happily welcome advice and comments.

I have 2 nutrients on hand left over from a very low key outdoor grow from last year, Buddha grow & bloom but I will order more if need be.

The seedlings I currently have are in 18oz solo cups in NFTG #4 soil which was available to me locally. I still have 4 bags of it and am planning to mix with 25% perlite and transplant into 3 or 5 gallon felt pots for the indoor depending on how many I choose to grow indoors after sexing and gifting. The outdoor plants will be put directly in the ground and filled with the same soil.

Plants and seeds are as follows:
5x Wallyduck c99 x grapefruit (pineapple pheno) 2 are a week old, 3 more germinating
2x Rare Dankness Facewreck, Just popped in the last couple days, seedlings
2x BC Gold unknown breeder one a week old, the other a just sprouted seedling
3x G13 x skunk unknown breeder, one sprouted, 2 germinating
3x Early Purple Kush unknown breeder, germinating. The first 2 were the only of the original seeds I tried germinating that didn’t germ and were black inside so just hoping these germinate.

Some of these seeds were from 15 years ago (stored in rice in the refrigerator) so pretty impressed with germ rate so far and have access to 100+ more seeds with even more different strains so I’m not stressing .


Have all the week olds and seedlings under 600 watt mh conversion with a temperature controller, keeping it at 79 Fahrenheit At the highest . Unknown humidity but it has been raining here lately and they are in the garage, so I assume it’s doing ok until I am able to get a hygrometer. Going to order some new bulbs because the ones I a working with are of unknown age. Have 3 600 watt HPS lights, 2 400 watt mh, and one 1200 watt led to work with so lights shouldn’t be a problem for the indoor grow.

Pictures to come.
 
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BarberBen

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Here are the seedlings in order of picture:
Bc gold
Pinapple
Pinapple
G13 skunk
Bc gold
Facewreck
Facewreck
 

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BarberBen

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Last Early Purple Kush grew it’s tail today and was planted. So up to 15/17 germinated. Dropped 6 more seeds into water today, all of them are Darkstar x Purple Urkel. 4 of them are for a friend and will be going to a new home next week. Going to pick up another tent in the next couple weeks as well. 2 EPK sprouted, and another G13 skunk and pinapple are poking their heads through just a little. All the bigger plants were thirsty yesterday, so I gave them a little water with an 1/8 dose of Buddha Grow and they seemed to like it.
Rows from back to front:
Bc Gold
Pinapple
Facewreck
G13 skunk
Early Purple Kush
 

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Trew

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Welcome! New grower here starting up in quarantine as well. Growing from clones currently but would like to try seed eventually. Don't mind if i just pull up a chair here...
 

Powertech

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You all know it takes months to grow right? Lol

Seriously though, curious about that G13 skunk. Just had their Blue OG turn out to be male, I paid for female. damn...….
Following to watch the skunk, good luck!
 

BarberBen

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You all know it takes months to grow right? Lol

Seriously though, curious about that G13 skunk. Just had their Blue OG turn out to be male, I paid for female. damn...….
Following to watch the skunk, good luck!
Not going to stop after this is over . The current situation was just a catalyst to get off my ass and do it. As for the G13, one that I popped last week kinda just died because it never shed the husk of the seed, but I have a few going now. None of the seeds I chose are feminized so it will be interesting to see the ratio.
Welcome! New grower here starting up in quarantine as well. Growing from clones currently but would like to try seed eventually. Don't mind if i just pull up a chair here...
I was just looking at your thread last night! Don’t mind at all
 

Powertech

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Not going to stop after this is over . The current situation was just a catalyst to get off my ass and do it. As for the G13, one that I popped last week kinda just died because it never shed the husk of the seed, but I have a few going now. None of the seeds I chose are feminized so it will be interesting to see the ratio.
Well apparently with G13 it doesn't matter anyway, so I wish you luck!
 

BarberBen

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Nothing much to update. Brought the lights up a few inches because during the day it got a little warmer and didn’t want too much heat and light on the seedlings. Temperature in the tent has stayed pretty consistent. Here is a picture if the older plants out of the tent:
 

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BarberBen

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Bags came early and I got a new 600 watt bulb. Transplanted them with no big hiccups. Have a few more in solo cups that will be transplanted in a few days and will probably go into Buddha soil as it’s on sale at the hardware store. One of the Darkstar x purple urkel germinated and was planted. Working on getting another tent together and have a lead on one for cheap. If I don’t I’m going to run out of space. Might just put the Darkstar’s in the closet under led until my friend comes and takes some off my hands. Also picked up a thermometer that measures humidity.
 

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BarberBen

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Looking healthy! Definitely need more room but looks like there's time...

Cheers :eyesmoke:
Thanks. Some will be male, and all 3 Early purple’s will go outdoors so should free some space up in a month or so. I’m thinking I can clone the females and veg them in the second tent while this tent flowers. If I get a male I might try and pollinate some of the lower branches on a plant for seeds. Got a couple cloning trays from my FIL. A lot of ideas but in the end I am happy just having a project and will be happy smoking my own grown.
 

BarberBen

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All but the Darkstar x Purple Urkle have been transplanted. All have responded well, or at least not responded poorly. No obvious signs of distress.
Visited my FIL today, he told me Bc Gold is also reeferman seeds, g13 skunk is from mr nice and the Darkstar purple urkle is from a buddy in Humbolt and the seeds were by far the oldest seeds, he said he got them in the early 90’s. They are the smallest seeds and only 1/6 has germinated and is beginning to sprout.
Plants are in a 19/5 light schedule now that it has warmed up a bit here. Lights go off during the warmest daytime hours. Humidity has been anywhere from 45-60%. The new bulb is brighter and puts off less heat so that’s a plus. Temps sit at 79 while lights are on and fall to around 65 with lights off. Put the three transplanted today into roots organic soil.
 

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BarberBen

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Instant update: went to load a bowl of Purple Panty Dropper from the dispensary and found a healthy looking seed in there. Going to germ it!
 
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