Let's begin with the equipment.
- HomeBox 80 (0,64m² or ~7 sq. ft)
- Hans-Panel LED 150W (vegging)
- 400W Osram Nav-T Super HPS (flowering)
- Adjust-A-Wing reflector
- 420 m³/hr exhaust + filter
- 2x 5W clipfans
- 6x 3.5L and 11L pots (0.9 gal and 2.9 gal)
- Eazy Plugs
- 20L BIOBIZZ Light Mix
- 50L BIOBIZZ All-Mix
- BIOBIZZ Grow
- BIOBIZZ Bloom
- BIOBIZZ Root Juice
- BIOBIZZ Acti-Vera (freebee)
- Shackzilla (fem.)
I want 6 ladies in 11L (2.9 gal) pots in my tent.
I'll pop my beans by soaking them overnight and then letting them sit between damp tissues at 25ºC / 77ºF. Once they sprout they'll be moved to Eazy Plugs which I'll put in a small greenhouse at the same temperature and high humidity – 80-100%. When the first roots show the babies will be bounced to 3.5L (0.9 gal) pots filled with Light Mix. From this point on the girls will be tanning under 150W LED. Thats where the fun begins.
I'm limited in height. The plants are allowed to be max. 60cm / 24” so I can maintain a distance of 30cm / 12” to the lamp. I've seen Sannie write that Shackzilla will stretch by a good 300% so I'll have to induce flowering (switch to 12/12) at 20cm / 8” latest. That means I'll probably have to repot when my girls are already starting to flower. Is this a proper NO-GO or can I get away with it if I'm careful?
I'll be using my 150W LED panel for vegging and jump to 400W HPS when I switch from 18/6 to 12/12. I'll repot to the “big” pots (11L / 2.9 gal) when I see the roots coming out of the small pots. In my first grow I think I raped my plants with nutes. Good thing they didn't call for help – I'd be in trouble This means this time I'll restrain from giving nutes until the girls ask for it. Thinking about it, I'll probably won't need to give them any nutes in vegging since the soil has enough for that short period of time. And once I repot, All-Mix supposedly lasts for 6 weeks before one should supplement nutes externally. I'll keep that in mind.
I'm also thinking about topping my Shackzillas to make best use of my limited grow space as I'm afraid they'll get too tall. Or supercropping. That seems pretty cool too. What are your opinions on both in my particular case, OG's?
I would love if someone experienced could answer this and whether it's O.K. to repot in flowering. Any other advice & criticism is always appreciated.
I'll be starting my grow in about two weeks since I'm heading for the seaside for a bit before I'm stuck at home for 3 months.
I'm already excited and can't wait to begin my second grow.