Welcome fellow weed growers! I’m finally starting my first full marijuana growing journal, which will show each week the techniques I’m using and the parts of my grow I’m really paying attention to. My hope is that this will help motivate you to start your own weed grow if you haven’t already or give you some tips and pointers if you’re already well into your growing journey.
Weed Seed Germination
The first step for any weed grow when using seeds is germination. It’s a super simple process which activates the seeds and begins their growing instructions embedded deep within their DNA. I’ve created another video specifically showing how I germinate my marijuana seeds, which I’ll be posting fairly soon on the THC Digest Youtube channel in case you aren’t sure how to go through that process.
More on germination.
Setting Up My Hydroponic System
As the seeds germinated, I set up my grow closet and prepared it for when the seeds were ready to be planted. For this particular grow, this included building my own scrog (or screen of green) for the first time. I’ve also created a video showing briefly how I built the scrog and what its benefits are (maximum yield!), which will also be available fairly soon when I can get it fully put together.
After the seeds were germinated, I got them in their new home inside my hydro setup and let them start doing their thing. I kept the grow light off initially because there’s nothing sprouting at the very beginning, but by the 4th day, the first plant had made its public appearance and the light went into action.
RIP Little Fellas
It didn’t take long for me to realize that some of the seeds were having trouble making progress. Out of the 6 seeds I initially planted, 3 sprouted in the first few days (all the Bubblelicious seeds) while the other seeds were nowhere to be seen. After opening up the Rockwool and inspecting them, I could see that the taproot had made no progress since day 1, so I tossed them.
Almost every grow I do, I have seeds die at this initial planting stage. I’m not sure if I’m doing something wrong here, but it’s never really been a problem for me in the end since you can still get plenty of yield with even just 1 plant when done correctly (I’ve gotten 4 oz from just a single plant before and there are many other growers who have gotten even more.)
In reality, I just want to make sure I make it through the initial planting and growing phase with at least 1 healthy looking plant and in this grow I have 3, so I’m good.
Next Week’s Grow Journal
n the next update, I’m going to be introducing nutrients to my baby weed plants and show you exactly what formula I use and how I add it into the hydro setup. I should also be able to show you how the roots develop in this kind of system and why it’s extremely important to keep stable water levels for this kind of grow.
Also, if you haven’t gotten it already, you might find it helpful to get my free marijuana growing journal by signing up and getting a free downloadable copy of my growing guide at the end of this post. You can print it out or keep it on your desktop for easy access if you need to just check something real quick.
Of course, I always recommend getting growing elite marijuana as well if you really want to take your grow to the next level. It’s the same guide I use and a lot of the techniques I learned come directly from it.
Lastly, you can always contact me if you have any questions at all about what I’m doing. Use whatever method is most convenient for you, and I’ll help as much as I possibly can.