It will take me a while to catch you guys up.
This isn't my first time growing.
First dedicated dryer grow 6 Norhterns and 3 Afghanis
That show had to be shut down with the sale of our house. The plan was to move in, set up and get going again. But plans never seem to work out that way.
First my clone connection fell through. Then I spent a few bucks on seeds but had germination problems due to a water softner. This whole process took me about 3 months to work through.
Them one day right before christmas I recieved a gift from the guy who orders seeds for me. He told me they were 100% gaurenteed feminized seeds. I got a white rhino, and an afghani. A little before that time I was fortunate enought to find some sees in a bag of Acopulco Gold a friend brought me. So now I had three little sprouts.
While I was busy killing plants for a few monthe I was also busy building the first stage of my grow show.
In the back of our garage was a craft room the width of the garage and about 9' deep. In it is a full countertop and cupboards on one side near the door(my work area), the other side had a closet that opened to a space about 5'5"X8'. I set to work on the closet. I cut a new door since I would have to cover over the current one for the flower room and I didn't want to walk through the flower room to get to the veg with them on different cycles. I then covered and sealed all the surface area but the door with black and white poly. The closet was narrow and reached far back from the door so I put in a shelf at the top for ballasts, and a shelf going the lenghth about 5' high. At this same height there was a cross stud above the door to which I mounted a 100cfm exhaust fan.
Above the shelf I hung a mount of 5 18w 2' flouro tubes and a stronger super cfl. This is my cloning area. I set up my 400w MH ballast on the high deep shelf and hung the fixture and batwing reflector from the shelf bracket. I was fortunate enough to have fiber glass pig grates that snapped togather and four fit perfectly in the closet while leaving room for a stool to get to the clone area(I'm a short chick), these were perfect.
So I am very very patient growing my 3 sprouts with care because they are to be my mothers. When they are big enough and strong enough I top them to branch them out, and clone the tops. As time went on they grew beatifully and rapidly with little nutes. I continued to clone while I waited for preflowers.
One day I think my AG is a male but I wait it out to be sure. It was started at my friends house under her bathroom light(long story). The I was sure it was a male when I saw pretty yellow flowers one day. But I thought it was pretty so I put it under the skylight in the bathroom and neglected it as a house plant, and threw out the clones.
This made me paranoid about the rest of my plants even though they were supposed to be gaurenteed females. I called and asked the guy I got them from a few times just so he could reassure me, which he did. I waited and watched. The next one to show signs was the Aghani, it kinda looked like the AG though before the flowers came right out, so I called him again and he promised me. Then the day came when my little Afghani move on to a new stage. It spread it's leaves and anounced to the world "I Am A..."
Tune in next time to for the reveal of the sexual outcome....