So i have had a couple of small operations that have come out good.. my main problem has been the frost cutting my flowering periods short. but i decided what the hell, i started 120 bagseed..seeds. on the 28th of may, they where all under a 400wtt HPS for a week (24 hr light), untill they threw out there first set of real leaves. i have been feeding them nuets at full strenght this whole time, and never saw any signs of burn..
i have a horrible slugg problem that im constantly batteling but i feel like finally i have gotten the upper hand, i have been using organic pesticide (excpet for one time when i used Seven and burned my leaves pretty good in the beggining) its been organic ever since.
after some bug issues and rain issues i was left with 70 or so strong ladies (hopefully) that i transplanted into a larger site, and began to feed them again.
I have no idea what my PH is and have never checked it, i threw some lime in with all this dirt so hopefully that will keep it in check.
i moved them out into several different plots, around my site. Becuase my site is quite a hike/drive away i wasn’t able to look over all of them as closely as i had wanted. i had them all seperated into 8 smaller sites, this way if one site wasn’t good for whatever reason i would have 7 others to work with.
With a little effort, the seedling should soon push through the soil revealing its first set of “sucker leaves.” This is an exciting time as this is an indication of its impending growth; the sucker leaves are hungry for light and will absorb it readily to provide energy for future growth. Be sure your lighting is sufficient at this point as the bulk of your plants growth will depend on it.
We certainly don’t want to discourage you from germinating bag seeds from your cannabis stash, but there are still some cautions you should account for. For example, even if you know the strain that the seed came from, you don’t know what caused the seed to be produced in the first place. If it was a male plant, it could pass on some of its traits resulting in an unknown phenotype. Whereas the bag it came from may have been an uplifting strain, its father could pass more lethargic traits to its offspring.
How to Sprout Seeds from a Bag of Cannabis
We also suggest protecting your seedlings at this point because the slightest stress to their little bodies could kill them. Pests, pets, or simple carelessness could easily harm your seedlings so, until they are strong enough to withstand a little stress, enclose them in a plastic dome until they are at least a few inches tall. You can purchase plastic domes from your local nursery or grow shop or simply make some by cutting the top off a few 2-liter bottles and setting it on top of your babies. This will also help insulate your seedlings to minimize drastic temperature fluctuations.
Once you’ve amended your soil and secured a grow location, it’s time to sprout some seeds! Though many prefer procuring seeds from a seed bank to increase the likelihood of viability, bag seeds are definitely worth a go, but may not be as fruitful as store-bought seeds. Nevertheless, if you have a few marijuana bag seeds lying around, you should definitely try to sprout them. Here’s how.
After soaking the seed, simply place it on a damp paper towel under a warm (not hot) light. After a few days, you should see the seed begin to sprout a taproot. This indicates that it’s time to transfer the seedling into your grow medium where it can find more nutrients to flourish. Do so by gently placing the sprouted seed about ¾ to 1-inch deep in soil then cover it with more soil. Other grow mediums you can consider include rock wool, expanded clay, or peat moss, though these are primarily used for hydroponic grow systems.
Hey ICMag’ers, I decided to get back at it again. It’s that time a year and while I’ve been dealing with some bull for the past 2yrs, which is why I haven’t been on here since 2014. I’m about to get back to business, I really have missed you guys. You’re like an extended family. Well time for the show. I usually don’t start my grow journals this early in the game because the veg stage can be boring but I’ve decided to document the majority of this guerilla grow. As all of my previous grows have been as well. I think I failed to mention that in the past, I’m assuming with me being in the dirty south most would just pick that up that this isn’t a backyard grow. I sure as hell wish it would be. Not sure when the marijuana laws going to start looking favorable for us in the south. We like growing trees too.. lol Anyway I’m rambling, excuse me I’m high on some killer dank I got from this guy.
Most all my grows are on a budget and for personal consumption, though i gift to friends every now and then. The very few that know what I can do. Setup is my usual spot in the woods, amended soil. The native soil is like a reddish clay type soil (I get alot of pink pistils out of my bagseed using this spot and I always thought it has something to do with this soil, I could be wrong), and I bring in topsoil, perlite, dolomite lime, epsom salt and manure. Veg stage I’m going to feed with fish emulsifier, superthrive, molasses, coconut water (heard good things about that recently, it’ll be a first) and every now and then I add a lil peroxide to the feed. The soils been mixed up for about 3wks now and babies been going about a week now. I know it’s a little late but my last grow was way later so I expect to do some good numbers this go around. My last grow yielded me about 2 and half pounds, I started that mid to late July. Being that we only in June, I should be able to double my last yield with this longer veg time and more plants. I have 36 bagseed babies currently about a week old and I feel like poppin another 12 beans, but we’ll see how that go. I want atleast a strong 30 female plants come the flip. I usually have a pretty good female to male ratio from my bagseed around 8:2.