Grow Together: Tips and Tricks by Rusty

<blockquote>Not the most experienced but here are my answers for the questionnaire</blockquote>
<blockquote><strong>whitey said </strong>
Can you explain beiefly how you germinate seeds?</blockquote>
<blockquote>I tend to leave them in water for 12 hours then in to a cutting plug thingy untill it germs then planted strait in to there final pots.</blockquote>
Do you have any tricks or sytems to germinating?</blockquote>
<blockquote>Only what i mentioned above but it seems to work have had 100% sucsess rate since starting it.</blockquote>
How do you grow? Hydro, Soil, DIY Soil mix, Organic, Other ( Explain)?</blockquote>
<blockquote>I grow in bio bizz light mix and added perlight or bnq compost depending on what i have with mainly bio bizz nutes except for cal/mag and ph down so think its sort of organic but have no idea really.</blockquote>
Is the size of the plant container relevant to Autoflowers?</blockquote>
<blockquote>Currently what i think are 5 ltr pots aslo used 1ltr for the comp but have some 30cmx30cm pots to try when i move the grow want to try and get bigger plants lol.</blockquote>
When do you start feeding?</blockquote>
<blockquote>Normally week 2 but dont know if this is right or not seemed to go ok this time if that is what i did will have to check my records.</blockquote>
What do you consider is ‘Day 1’ (most feeding scheduals refer to Day 1 or 2 or Week 1 or 2) for your seedling. At what stage is the seedling at? Describe.
Can you explain your feeding of plants.  How you go about it.  What do you feed?</blockquote>
<blockquote>I think day one is when they first get there heads out the soil. umm not really sure but guess its a seedling until they form the first proper leaves. my feeding of plants has been pretty rubbish untill i joined this site but with thanks to you all i think i feed root juice for the first 2 weeks then grow or fish mix until they started flowering then bloom and alg-a-mag and cal/mag this is mainly bio bizz nutes and phed to 6.4-6.8</blockquote>
How do you water your plants.  And how do you assess when they need watering?</blockquote>
<blockquote>I tend to water in situ. and assess by the weight of the pot if its light then i need to water soon.</blockquote>
What kind of water do you use? Tap, rain, filtered, Other source?
How would you treat auto’s differently in the first 20 days of their life, to photo-periods?</blockquote>
<blockquote>I use water from a stream but also trying some from a race way holding 1000, small trout to see if i need nutes or not. Have only grown autos so don’t know. have some photos i got as freebies which i will try at some point.</blockquote>
<strong>Vegetative to Flowering Stage</strong>.
Please describe any important changes or routines you may have that benefit the plant at this stage. E.g Do you Flush? Do you re-plant? Do you trim or train? How does your feeding change – if at all?</blockquote>
<blockquote>Umm nothing then stopping grow nutes and start bloom, i sort of train some times gently bending the side stems if i have room and tuck fan leaves under bud sites to give them the most light.</blockquote>
What signifies the beginning of flowering in your grows?</blockquote>
<blockquote>ether the pistols showing or after they stop growing and the bud sites start growing not really sure.</blockquote>
At what point do you give PK boosters, if at all – please explain?</blockquote>
<blockquote>Not sure what they are sorry.</blockquote>
Can you tell us what other supplements you may give your plants?  e.g CO2, sweetners, bacteria, etc</blockquote>
<blockquote>No other supplements except whats in the nutes/cal/mag</blockquote>
Do you make changes to the light distances during the switch from veg to flowering?</blockquote>
<blockquote>I havent the past couple of grows as i am only in a small space nut have lifted smaller plants to the light in the past with bricks. </blockquote>
What temperatures do you try to keep to in your grow environment?  Light and dark periods?</blockquote>
<blockquote>20c out side tent and 25 in side but before i was using leds i had no idea had even burnt plants before so way to hot,</blockquote>
Do you manage the humidity in your grow space?  Does this change for flowering?</blockquote>
<blockquote>Nope will look in to it at some stage never had a problem with mold tho.</blockquote>
Do you flush at all in this stage of plant development?</blockquote>
<blockquote>So far have only really flushed when i have been told to put will hopefully learn when the plants need it soon.</blockquote>
How do you feed your plants during flowering.  Does it change through the whole period of flowering?</blockquote>
<blockquote>Only by using bloom nutes </blockquote>
What about watering through the flowering cycle – does this differ to earlier watering routines?</blockquote>
<blockquote>Only as they need more so find my self watering more.</blockquote>
When do you harvest.  What are the signals to tell you to chop the plant?</blockquote>
<blockquote>I tend to take a little early to be honest but want to start wating for the leaves to tell me when to chop.</blockquote>
Do you have a process of ridding excess nutrients before harvest.  Flushing?  Or, do you not bother?</blockquote>
<blockquote>I have flushed not properly tho didn’t realise how much you really needed to flush and also not bothered haven’t really seen a difference my self.</blockquote>

<strong>Drying and Curing</strong>
How do you dry and cure  your plants?  Do you have any tricks or systems for curing, to share, that may benefit other growers?</blockquote>
<blockquote>I used to trim the hang i now use paper bags after reading this site. dont really cure yet as i dont tend to grow enough/smoke too much lol.</blockquote>
How do you store your harvest?……</blockquote>
<blockquote>Glass mason jars with 64% boveda pads </blockquote>
This is what I have so far.  I’m sure I have repeated myself in the questions and I am sure I can keep thinking of questions to add.
Tell us what you think?

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I hope that was some help but i will be the first to say that i am still in my early stages on learning to grow properly.




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