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DG test grow #1 - Freedom Farms organic craft soil

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DAY 1 - 15 August 2019

So we might as well be the first forum test grow of our genetics and we have chosen a medium becoming very popular in our local market. I like to do this every few weeks, test a batch for germination. This batch will be grown to full term using Freedom Farms organic craft soil. We usually mix our own, but I have heard a lot of good things about this mix and wanted to try it for myself. http://www.freedomfarms.co.za/

What we have here are our 3 strains, DG Buffalo Cheese, DG Candy iV and DG Diesoline and unnamed test strain #4 germinating in only a coco, perlite and vermiculite mix. No nutes and just good old rain water. The pots are from www.growkit.co.za and will be potted directly inside a smaller pot till the root ball takes shape. The seeds were planted directly in this mix, just less than 1cm deep. No pre-soak. The trays were filled with water, the grow medium and cups absorbed the water to provide enough moisture for the seeds. There is enough nutrients in a seed to sustain it for quite a bit, so I don't use any at this stage.



100% germination success rate. Sweetlings! Seeds germinated between 3-5 days, with DG Diesoline the last to show. Also the tallest after 12 days. Time to get them into the organic soil. 






The plants look a little like they need some nutrients, but they should get that from the soil now for the next 2-6 weeks. As soon as the root balls look strong, we will move them to their final pots.

More to follow....

Happy growing 🙂 💚🌱💛🌱❤️

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DAY 25

All growing beautifully after last weeks epic sunshine. I've still not added any nutrients. Just rainwater and recycling some of the runoff back into the plants.




I'm using scooby-doo wire to give the plants a little bit of support against the wind. I like this method, as the wire has plastic coating to help prevent bruising, with quite a bit of bendy give, and still allowing the plant some movement to strengthen it. Mind you Nr.1 on the far right, got flattened by a football and miraculously survived! 🙏




Love the symmetry in these early stages 🌱



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