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Wruk53 2024 Grow Log

wruk53

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Wow, congratulations, those look great and healthy looking. I planted mine on the very same day, also in Florida, and mine are 1/100th that size. What kind of lighting are you using
I've been using this light for about 3 years now, If I remember correctly, it cost about $150.00 or so when I bought it. I believe that the trays I use are just as responsible for the good results as the lighting. Check out the Winstrip trays at Neversink Farms site. They have a very large opening at the bottom plus a slit that goes from the bottom to the top of one corner, providing more air flow than regular trays which reduces the chance of waterlog and gives better root growth. They're not cheap, but they are very sturdy and should last a lifetime.

Horticulture Lighting Group 135 Watt V2 RSpec Quantum Board DIY Kit (Full-Cycle / Flower)​

This light is dimmable from 60 to 150 watt, I have it adjusted somewhere toward the middle range to lower the heat output. My cabinet is 22"X11", just large enough to fit one 1020 tray inside. The light hangs about 14 inches above the tray. I have an exhaust fan mounted over a cutout on the top of the cab for cooling.
Here's part of the description:
  • Dimmable (driver) from 60-150 Watts
  • 250 watt HID replacement
  • Veg Footprint 3' x 3' (9 sq ft)
  • Flower Footprint 2' x 2' (4 sq ft) to 2' x 3' (6 sq ft)
  • 3500K + 660nm white light full spectrum for better result
 

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I've been using this light for about 3 years now, If I remember correctly, it cost about $150.00 or so when I bought it. I believe that the trays I use are just as responsible for the good results as the lighting. Check out the Winstrip trays at Neversink Farms site. They have a very large opening at the bottom plus a slit that goes from the bottom to the top of one corner, providing more air flow than regular trays which reduces the chance of waterlog and gives better root growth. They're not cheap, but they are very sturdy and should last a lifetime.

Horticulture Lighting Group 135 Watt V2 RSpec Quantum Board DIY Kit (Full-Cycle / Flower)​

This light is dimmable from 60 to 150 watt, I have it adjusted somewhere toward the middle range to lower the heat output. My cabinet is 22"X11", just large enough to fit one 1020 tray inside. The light hangs about 14 inches above the tray. I have an exhaust fan mounted over a cutout on the top of the cab for cooling.
Here's part of the description:
  • Dimmable (driver) from 60-150 Watts
  • 250 watt HID replacement
  • Veg Footprint 3' x 3' (9 sq ft)
  • Flower Footprint 2' x 2' (4 sq ft) to 2' x 3' (6 sq ft)
  • 3500K + 660nm white light full spectrum for better result
Wow, you are very serious about your growing! That's a heavy-duty light, and very much explains your great results. My light is a cheap $20 20W double LED hanging bar from Amazon, and unfortunately as this is just a bit of a lark/hobby, I can't justify a larger purchase. If I finally have some results with what I have, maybe next year I'll progress to a much better set up like yours.
 

wruk53

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I transplanted the seedlings today. The 2 weeks forecast looks good, no temps below about 48 at night, mostly 70's during the days. The last frost date here is Feb. 3, so I should be okay.

12 Badischer Geudertheimer, 12 Rot Front and 36 One Sucker.
 

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wruk53

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Two weeks from transplant. I think they look about like they should at this stage.
You may have noticed that the back row seems to have swelled a little bit, once again, I couldn't stand to throw away the extras, so I added ten more containers of One Sucker.
I have 46 OS, 12 BG and 12 RF for a total of 70 plants.
 

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wruk53

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I spent about 3 hours yesterday stripping the midribs from the Fall crop. I wound up with close to 5 pounds of destemmed leaf. Approximately 3 and 1/2 pounds of One Sucker and 1 and 1/2 pounds of Little Yellow. I'm going to make a batch of Little Yellow puro snus soon. I'll give a review when it's done. I've been storing the tobacco in the attic to speed up the aging and it smells very good already.
 

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