First time auto flowering feminized outdoor planter grow journal

I know there are plenty of sites out there that you can use to create a perfect grow journal for growing your own marijuana  but I wanted to mainly do it for myself and didn’t need another website to go to. So I figure why not just do a post here and share it.

First of all let me say that you must first check your local laws before you start growing your own marijuana. I am no way endorsing the use or it if it is illegal where you are.

Before I get to my journal, I will say how weed has helped me. I do not actually like smoking it. At all. I hate the taste. And since I have a high tolerance for things going into my body, pills just don’t work for me. The reason I eventually decided to try smoking weed was because of a neck injury and with that insomnia came because of pain. I couldn’t sleep for more than 15 – 30 minutes before I woke up. It wasn’t just a wake up and turn over and go back to sleep. It was a wake up, get up, stretch or go get ice or heatpads, and then get back into bed 15 minutes later. I was surprised how well it worked for me the first night. I got some indica from the local dispensary after doing some research for pain/insomnia. Of course there are different strains which I won’t go into since I am a complete novice past reading a few websites.

But I was getting tired of paying $15-$25/g and figured I should have a go at growing it myself. So I did!

So with that, here is my first timer auto-flowering feminized grow journal! I will update this post as it grows and as I go so check back!

 

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Starting details:

Seed: Crop Kings auto-flowering feminized Early Miss
Date started: April 27 2018
Location: Westcoast BC Canada
Starting seed method: cup of room temp water for 15 hours/wet paper towel method

(For the first 7 days I forgot to take pictures)

Day 1: April 27 2018

  • I decided to open my seeds I got from Crop Kings and start growing. after a few quick searches online I decided on Early Miss because of the description of pain and insomnia. Once again I am a complete novice  and didn’t know what to but luckily the seeds came with instructions! So I got a glass of room temperature water and put 2 seeds in it.I decided on 2 because of a) not wanting to possibly screw all 5 of my seeds up b) having too many to deal with and c) if it grows 2 should last me until the next grow. I shall call them Lola and Layla.

Day 2: April 28 2018

  • After the seeds were in the glass of water for 15 hours (instructions said 14-18) I took 2 pieces of paper towel and folded it in half to be a square and then reopened it on a plate. I then took my glass with the water and seeds and slowly poured the water out until it was all gone on the plate with the seeds. Folded the paper towel back over so the seeds were in it and then dumped all the excess water off the plate. I then set that plate near a fan and my baseboard heater so it stayed warm and had good airflow. I tried to check to make sure the paper towel was still wet every 2-3 hours until sleep.

Day 3: April 29 2018

  • Overnight I checked on the seeds once once around the 4 hour mark andaall was fine. Today was a warm day and I went 5 hours without checking on them the paper towel was dry as can be and thought oh crap! Immediately put water back on the plate. And made sure to check it more, hoping I didn’t kill them already.

Day 4/5/6: April 30 / May 1/2 2018

  • Both seeds cracked and started growing  their roots. Continued with paper towel watch. Also decided to put my planter pots together. Drilled some extra drain holes in the bottom, added some drain rock, then some old potting dirt then some new local “my soil” organic soil. Did a test water to see how much it takes for water to go through it.

Day 7: May 3 2018

  • Both seeds now had tails of just over 1/2 inch and it was a warm day so I decided to plant them. I put them in their own planters about an inch down and covered them up. I then had a thought of is there a proper way to have the seed. So I quickly googled and it said you want the tail down since that’s the root. DAMMIT. But I didnt want to dig them up and lose them in the dirt so I left them sideways. I left the post outside in the sun for 8 hours in direct sunlight. It was around 17°C today. Since nights still go below 10°C I brought the pots in the garage and made sure that the garage heater was on.

Todays Total sunlight: 8 hours
Todays Outside high temperature: 17°C
Todays relative humidity: ~72%

 

Day 8: May 4 2018

  • May the 4th be with you! I put the 2 pots out side at noon (because I slept in by accident) the weather is cloudy and the temperature is 14°C. Did 1 spray from my water bottle on top of each. At sunset I decided to move them back inside and I hooked up a CFL light and the heater in the garage since I will be gone for the next 2 days which will be on 24 hours a day until May 6th. They will most likely still be in the dirt when I get back. And I know that 1 CFL light probably isn’t going to do much but better than being out in the cold nights I think.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Todays total sunlight: 7 hours
Today’s CFL light: 5 hours
Todays average temp: 14°C
Todays relative humidity: ~72%

 

Day 9: May 5 2018

  • Put the pots outside at 8am as it’s now supposed to be nice and sunny for the next 2 days with an overnight low of 12°C so I put them outside next to a cement wall to gain some extra heat once the sun goes down.

Todays total sunlight: 7 hours
Today’s CFL light: 5 hours
Todays average temp: 14°C
Todays relative humidity: ~72%

 

Day 10-12: May 6th – 8th 2018

  • Pots have been outside 24/7. Doing slight watering morning and night keeping the soil moist. Been sunny and hot. Still no sprout. Going to bring the pots under a chair overnight since its supposed to rain.

 

 

 

 

 

Average daily total sunlight: 12 hours
Average daytime temp: 19°C
Average nighttime temp: 11°C
Average daytime relative humidity: ~72%
Average nighttime relative humidity: ~96%

 

Day 11: May 9th 2018

  • Put the pots back out into the ‘direct sun’ at 930am. Its kinda cloudy so thats why its in quotes. I felt that it was taking a long time just to sprout so I dug down (very lightly, more like feathering dirt away) and 1 pot (Lola) was just about to sprout (like just about to poke through dirt) but the other I couldn’t even find the seed (Layla).  After about an hour of going through the dirt, I finally found it. The taproot had shriveled up and the seed closed. I am guessing this is due to when I was gone for 2 days and it got dry. I followed the Crop Kings card that came with the seeds for the emergency germination method and put the seed in distilled water overnight. I put a thick garbage bag over the 1 good pot overnight while still outside to keep some heat and moisture retaining in.

Todays total sunlight: 11 hours
Todays average temp: 15°C
Todays relative humidity: ~60%

 

Day 12: May 10th 2018

  • Removed the plastic bag from the pot at 9am. It’s cloudy with a little rain today. I took the other trouble seed (Layla) out from the distilled water since it cracked open again overnight and has a minimal white taproot showing and put it back in the wet paper towel until it grows to 1/2″ it says. I brought Lola inside at 9:00pm as it was supposed to get 10°C or lower tonight. As I brought it in, I noticed it sprouted.

 

 

 

 

 

Todays total sunlight: 12 hours
Todays average temp: 13°C
Todays relative humidity: ~80%

 

Day 13: May 11th 2018

  • Put Lola out at 9am this morning and left the seed (Layla) inside in the paper towel. I looked at the paper towel seed and noticed that the seed split in half.  I am pretty sure this seed is a dud. but I put a little bit of dirt in the paper towel (why I dunno, it can’t hurt it) and closed it back up and watered it. we will see what it does. Lola seems to be growing good. Brought it back inside at 9:00pm as its supposed to be 10°C again. It was nice and sunny today.

 

 

 

 

 

Todays total sunlight: 12 hours
Todays average temp: 16°C
Todays relative humidity: ~70%

 

Day 14: May 12th 2018

  • Well today was not a good day. Put Lola out at 930am. When I put it out I noticed that the leaves shrank but I chalked that up to overnight sleeping. Around 1pm I went to check on it since its warm out and see how the moisture was and noticed a tree leaf fell right over it. I tried to pick the leaf up carefully but some I managed to rip what leaves were growing off. It looks like there is a strong root growing so hopefully it recovers. As for the other seed that seems to be a dud, well it is. What was left of it once it split in half yesterday seems to have just decomposed into nothing and now is just a shell. It’s now in the compost. RIP Layla. Root is to the bottom right of the leaves. Leaving the pot outside overnight.

 

 

 

 

 

Todays total sunlight: 12 hours
Todays average temp: 20°C
Todays relative humidity: ~60%

 

Day 15: May 13th 2018

  • Another warm day today. Lola’s stem still seems to be there, though it is a little brown. I dunno. I hope I am not 2 for 2 on killing them. keeping the soil moist.

Todays total sunlight: 15 hours
Todays average temp: 22°C
Todays relative humidity: ~50%

 

Day 16: May 14th 2018 (Day 1 for new seed)

  • May sound like a copy/paste, Another warm day today. Lola’s stem still seems to be there, though it is a little brown. It seems to have shrunk a bit.  I decided to start another seed just in case I killed this one too. It went into the cup of room temp water at 7:00pm. I will call this one Lolo.

 

 

 

 

 

Todays total sunlight: 15 hours
Todays average temp: 23°C
Todays relative humidity: ~60%

 

Day 17: May 15th 2018 (Day 2 for new seed)

  • Took the new seed (Lolo) out of the water at 15 hours and placed it in the paper towel. Existing pot (Lola) still doing nothing. /shrug. Checked new seed (Lolo) at 9:00pm and it cracked open.

Todays total sunlight: 15 hours
Todays average temp: 18°C
Todays relative humidity: ~75%

 

Day 18: May 16th 2018 (Day 3 for new seed)

  • Well, went out at 930am to check on Lola. And she had been uprooted by something. Attached is what is left. I decided to put it in the paper towel because why not. I doubt anything will happen.  Lolo has cracked open with a taproot coming out. God I hope Lolo works.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Day 19: May 17th 2018 (Day 4 for new seed)

  • Lolo is doing great! growing way faster than the first 2. Lola, well, looks like a dead maggot. Will probably plant tonight or tomorrow.

 

 

 

 

 

  • EDIT: After some recommendations saying I should get it into soil as soon as possible, I checked the seed and it grew 1/8″ in like 5 hours, so I decided to put her in the pot at 3pm! put it about 1/2″ down with the root as much as I could downwards but its mostly sideways as I didnt want to touch it (I just lightly put it in off the paper towel). 4 pictures of seed root size, depth, seed in soil, and pot.

 

Day 20: May 18th 2018 (Day 5 for new seed)

  • Nothing new in the morning. Looks like a pot of dirt. I also put the old root of Lola in the other pot just because.

Yesterdays daily total sunlight: 6 hours
Yesterdays Average daytime temp: 15°C
Yesterdays Average nighttime temp: 10°C
Yesterdays Average daytime relative humidity: ~78%
Yesterdays Average nighttime relative humidity: ~95%

Day 21 6: May 19th 2018

  • New day numbers as the maggot of Lola officially shriveled up and died. So we are only left with Lolo.  But Lolo is doing great! She sprouted today when I checked at 3:30pm. In the morning there was nothing.

Yesterdays daily total sunlight: 15 hours
Yesterdays Average daytime temp: 14°C
Yesterdays Average nighttime temp: 11°C
Yesterdays Average daytime relative humidity: ~80%
Yesterdays Average nighttime relative humidity: ~95%

Day 7: May 20th 2018

  • Lolo seems to be growing great. First picture is a morning picture at 9:45am. 2nd picture is at 8:15pm.

Yesterdays daily total sunlight: ~15 hours
Yesterdays Average daytime temp: 15°C
Yesterdays Average nighttime temp: 13°C
Yesterdays Average daytime relative humidity: ~80%
Yesterdays Average nighttime relative humidity: ~85%

 

Day 8: May 21st 2018

  • Lolo is growing and growing. I noticed that it definitely leans and follows the sun so I kept spinning the pot around throughout the day. I dunno why. I also took a timelapse video around 5pm for an hour and made it into a 6 second video. First picture is a morning picture at 9:30am. 2nd picture is at 8:30pm. As you can see from the size of the plant to my finger, she grew a lot today.

Yesterdays daily total sunlight: ~15 hours
Yesterdays Average daytime temp: 14°C
Yesterdays Average nighttime temp: 12°C
Yesterdays Average daytime relative humidity: ~60%
Yesterdays Average nighttime relative humidity: ~84%

 

Day 9: May 22nd 2018

  • Lolo is loving the weather it seems. Growing like a monster. First picture taken at 8:45am, 2nd picture taken at 7:45pm. As you can see, growing a ton.

Yesterdays (Day 8) daily total sunlight: ~15 hours
Yesterdays (Day 8) Average daytime temp: 15°C
Yesterdays (Day 8-9) Average nighttime temp: 12°C
Yesterdays (Day 8) Average daytime relative humidity: ~60%
Yesterdays (Day 8-9) Average nighttime relative humidity: ~90%

Day 10: May 23rd 2018

  • Uneventful update! Same as the last couple days but just a bit bigger! First 2 pictures taken at 9:45am, last 2 pictures taken at 7:30pm. Hoping that droopy leaf doesn’t mean anything. Time to google.

Yesterdays (Day 9) daily total sunlight: ~15 hours
Yesterdays (Day 9) Average daytime temp: 19°C
Yesterdays (Day 9-10) Average nighttime temp: 10°C
Yesterdays (Day 9) Average daytime relative humidity: ~60%
Yesterdays (Day 9-10) Average nighttime relative humidity: ~88%

Day 11: May 24th 2018

  • Both of Lolo’s leaves are now droopy. Google said this could be because of too much water. I don’t know if that is right because each time I water the soil is almost dry to around 1″.  But I will try to scale it back a bit. First 2 pictures at 9:45am, second 2 at 8:30pm.

Yesterdays (Day 10) daily total sunlight: ~15 hours
Yesterdays (Day 10) Average daytime temp: 18°C
Yesterdays (Day 10-11) Average nighttime temp: 11°C
Yesterdays (Day 10) Average daytime relative humidity: ~65%
Yesterdays (Day 10-11) Average nighttime relative humidity: ~92%

 

Day 12: May 25th 2018

  • Today is a cloudy day for the first time with Lolo. No rain, just clouds and slightly cooler. First 2 pictures taken at 9:30am when it was sunny but got cloudy right after. It got sunnier around 4pm. Last 2 pictures taken at 8:00pm.

Yesterdays (Day 11) daily total sunlight: ~15 hours
Yesterdays (Day 11) Average daytime temp: 16°C
Yesterdays (Day 11-12) Average nighttime temp: 12°C
Yesterdays (Day 11) Average daytime relative humidity: ~68%
Yesterdays (Day 11-12) Average nighttime relative humidity: ~72%

 

Day 13: May 26th 2018

  • Lolo is sprouting another layer of leaves. Yay! She actually did yesterday but I didn’t post it. It got below 10°C last night that I didn’t think was going to happen. It got down to 8°C at its lowest, but averaged 10°C. Hopefully it’s fine. First 2 pictures taken at 9:40am. Last 2 pictures taken at 8:00pm. I don’t know these leaves just don’t look like other peoples leaves, but then again, I am not doing anything like keeping track of pH etc.

Yesterdays (Day 12) daily total sunlight: ~15 hours
Yesterdays (Day 12) Average daytime temp: 18°C
Yesterdays (Day 12-13) Average nighttime temp: 10°C
Yesterdays (Day 12) Average daytime relative humidity: ~52%
Yesterdays (Day 12-13) Average nighttime relative humidity: ~68%

 

Day 14: May 27th 2018

  • No real change overnight. Going to try and dry out the soil. First 2 pictures taken at 9:45am. Last 2 pictures taken at 8:35pm

Yesterdays (Day 13) daily total sunlight: ~15 hours
Yesterdays (Day 13) Average daytime temp: 18°C
Yesterdays (Day 13-14) Average nighttime temp: 13°C
Yesterdays (Day 13) Average daytime relative humidity: ~55%
Yesterdays (Day 13-14) Average nighttime relative humidity: ~69%

 

Day 15: May 28th 2018

  • Lolo is definitely growing taller. Can see the level difference in the side view. Haven’t watered in 2 days now. It just looks and feels so dry to me.  It’s not dry, just seems dry to me for a plant. But Im no expert. Leaves are still curly. Will water tomorrow a bit. But once again, not testing soil etc so I can’t expect much. First 2 pictures taken at 9:00am. Last 2 pictures taken at 8:30pm

 

Yesterdays (Day 14) daily total sunlight: ~15 hours
Yesterdays (Day 14) Average daytime temp: 17°C
Yesterdays (Day 14-15) Average nighttime temp: 15°C
Yesterdays (Day 14) Average daytime relative humidity: ~60%
Yesterdays (Day 14-15) Average nighttime relative humidity: ~70%

 

Day 16: May 29th 2018

  • Watered a bit when I woke up around her but not on her. Put a cut 1L bottle over top as a humidity shield.  Was cloudy today and had a sprinkle of rain but had the plastic on it and its sorta under a tree so it didn’t get soaked.  She’s definitely growing taller though! Bought a pH/wetness tester on Amazon and should be here in a day or two. First 3 pictures taken at 9:20am. Last 3 taken at 9:00pm.

Yesterdays (Day 15) daily total sunlight: ~15 hours
Yesterdays (Day 15) Average daytime temp: 21°C
Yesterdays (Day 15-16) Average nighttime temp: 11°C
Yesterdays (Day 15) Average daytime relative humidity: ~50%
Yesterdays (Day 15-16) Average nighttime relative humidity: ~62%

 

Day 17: May 30th 2018

  • Lolo is definitely growing. Another level sprouting. It got a lot colder last night than I thought it would. Got down to 7°C. Probably a good thing I put the plastic bottle over for some protection at least. First 3 pictures taken at 9:30am. Man, Lolo grew like an inch today. I think she likes the dome for humidity and heat. Decided to add a inch marker to track height (other than my finger for size) Last 3 pictures taken at 8:00pm.

Yesterdays (Day 16) daily total sunlight: ~15 hours
Yesterdays (Day 16) Average daytime temp: 15°C
Yesterdays (Day 16-17) Average nighttime temp: 9°C
Yesterdays (Day 16) Average daytime relative humidity: ~55%
Yesterdays (Day 16-17) Average nighttime relative humidity: ~72%

 

Day 18: May 31st 2018

  • Morning Report: Lolo grew even more over night. The top leaf is huge and the plastic bottle is almost not wide enough anymore.  Shes now 3″ tall. First 3 pictures taken at 9:30am.
  • Mid day report: Got my soil tester. pH is good (between 6-7) and wetness is good.  Middle 2 pictures take at 3:00pm.
  • Evening Report: Lolo’s top leaf is just getting crazy big. She didn’t grow much in height today, but did it width. Last 3 pictures taken at 8:45pm

Yesterdays (Day 17) daily total sunlight: ~15 hours
Yesterdays (Day 17) Average daytime temp: 16°C
Yesterdays (Day 17-18) Average nighttime temp: 10°C
Yesterdays (Day 17) Average daytime relative humidity: ~50%
Yesterdays (Day 17-18) Average nighttime relative humidity: ~70%

 

Day 19: June 1st 2018

  • Morning Report: Lolo did not like overnight. I didn’t realize it would get so cold last night. Got down to 7°C. She is REALLY wimpy looking. Like to the point she is bending over and I put the stake beside it. Checked to see if the soil was too wet from the rain but it is still saying it is good. Same with pH. Don’t know if I should leave the dome off or keep it on. I am thinking keeping it on since it is supposed to rain again. First 2 pictures taken at 9:50am. Next report will be on Sunday (Day 21) as I am gone for 2 days camping.

Yesterdays (Day 18) daily total sunlight: ~15 hours
Yesterdays (Day 18) Average daytime temp: 17°C
Yesterdays (Day 18-19) Average nighttime temp: 10°C
Yesterdays (Day 18) Average daytime relative humidity: ~52%
Yesterdays (Day 18-19) Average nighttime relative humidity: ~66%

 

Day 20-21: June 2nd-3rd 2018

  • Morning Report: Back from 2 days of camping and Lolo looks…better on top, worse down below. She’s sprouting another layer but the bottom big leaves have got spots on them and one is withered. I still think it’s too much water like others have told me. I have good drainage, with holes in the bottom, a rock layer, then dirt. I think this little bit of rain is just what she doesn’t like.  She’s actually shrunk in height to under 3″ now but that could be because of the lean she has from being wimpy. First 4 pictures taken at 1030am June 3rd.
  • Mid day report: It’s raining like crazy today, so much that the tree isn’t enough to cover the amount of rain, so I made a makeshift greenhouse/rain protector. Middle 2 pictures take at 3:30pm.
  • Evening Report: Same as the mid day report but keeping dry because of the plastic. Hopefully it helps! Last 3 pictures taken at 9:00pm

Yesterdays (Day 19-20) daily total sunlight: ~15 hours
Yesterdays (Day 19&20) Average daytime temp: 18°C
Yesterdays (Day 19-21) Average nighttime temp: 13°C
Yesterdays (Day 19&20) Average daytime relative humidity: ~55%
Yesterdays (Day 19-21 Average nighttime relative humidity: ~80%

 

Day 22: June 4th 2018

  • Morning Report: Well, I don’t know what to say other than at the beginning I said I didn’t have a green thumb. Still hoping she recovers. First 2 pictures taken at 9:50am
  • Evening Report: Still wimpy.  Checked pH, still just under 7. Soil drying up slowly. Last 2 pictures taken at 8:30pm

Yesterdays (Day 21) daily total sunlight: ~15 hours
Yesterdays (Day 21) Average daytime temp: 15.5°C
Yesterdays (Day 21-22) Average nighttime temp: 10.5°C
Yesterdays (Day 21) Average daytime relative humidity: ~62%
Yesterdays (Day 21-22) Average nighttime relative humidity: ~70%

 

Day 23: June 5th 2018

  • Morning Report: Looking a little better, other than noticing that the withered leaves have turned hard brown. First 3 pictures taken at 10:50am
  • Evening Report:  Took some more readings. Wetness is still mid-high 6″ and lower, above it is mid wetness as shown. pH  is creeping up past 7 close to 8 being more basic than acidic. Will check again tomorrow to verify and possibly rectify if needed. She is starting to look a (very very) little less wimpy and has more growing out the top. Last 4 pictures taken at 8:00pm

Yesterdays (Day 22) daily total sunlight: ~15 hours
Yesterdays (Day 22) Average daytime temp: 16.5°C
Yesterdays (Day 22-23) Average nighttime temp: 11°C
Yesterdays (Day 22) Average daytime relative humidity: ~46%
Yesterdays (Day 22-23) Average nighttime relative humidity: ~70%

 

Day 24: June 6th 2018

  • Morning Report: Starting to become perky again. Still haven’t watered in 5 days which definitely means I over-watered. First 2 pictures taken at 9:50am
  • Evening Report: Drilled some holes in each of the sides of the bucket. 2 on each side. I forgot to take pictures but tomorrow I will add them. Shes getting perkier still, though the bad leaves are dying more it looks like. Turning crispy. She just looks sad 🙁 Took samples of wetness at 1″, 5″ and 8″ deep. Same with pH. As you can see, the wetness is dry, good, and wet respectively. pH is getting a little closer to 7.5 it seems but its not really accurate being a dial. I may have to do something about that. Last 8 pictures taken at 8:00pm

Yesterdays (Day 23) daily total sunlight: ~15 hours
Yesterdays (Day 23) Average daytime temp: 14.5°C
Yesterdays (Day 23-24) Average nighttime temp: 11.5°C
Yesterdays (Day 23) Average daytime relative humidity: ~64%
Yesterdays (Day 23-24) Average nighttime relative humidity: ~83%

 

Day 25: June 7th 2018

  • Morning Report: Shes back up to 3″ tall. starting to look up again. Attached are the holes that I drilled also. First 3 pictures taken at 10:20am
  • Evening Report: Much better looking now, other than all the dead leaves. Shes perky, above 3″ tall again, and firm. I added some bigger holes to the sides also. Last 4 pictures taken at 8:30pm

Yesterdays (Day 24) daily total sunlight: ~15 hours
Yesterdays (Day 24) Average daytime temp: 17°C
Yesterdays (Day 24-25) Average nighttime temp: 14°C
Yesterdays (Day 24) Average daytime relative humidity: ~64%
Yesterdays (Day 24-25) Average nighttime relative humidity: ~75%

 

Day 26: June 8th 2018

  • Morning Report:After pruning she looks healthier! Stalk is much more straighter and hoping all the beginners failings are gone and we can grow! Watered this morning a bit. Kept away from the roots to let the grow as shown in the picture. Still under the plastic roof since more rain is on the way. First 3 pictures taken at 9:45am
  • Evening Report: Super windy and rainy today. But shes looking good still even with the watering this morning. The plastic cover is doing its job.  Shes now 3.5″ tall. Last 2 pictures taken at 9:30pm

Yesterdays (Day 25) daily total sunlight: ~15 hours
Yesterdays (Day 25) Average daytime temp: 15.5°C
Yesterdays (Day 25-26) Average nighttime temp: 13°C
Yesterdays (Day 25) Average daytime relative humidity: ~67%
Yesterdays (Day 25-26) Average nighttime relative humidity: ~85.5%

 

Day 27: June 9th 2018

  • Morning Report: Another super rainy and windy day. But shes good. Nothing else to report. First 3 pictures taken at 10:00am
  • Evening Report: She’s growing and growing. Almost 4″ now. Last 2 pictures taken at 8:45pm

Yesterdays (Day 26) daily total sunlight: ~15 hours
Yesterdays (Day 26) Average daytime temp: 14°C
Yesterdays (Day 26-27) Average nighttime temp: 10.5°C
Yesterdays (Day 26) Average daytime relative humidity: ~87%
Yesterdays (Day 26-27) Average nighttime relative humidity: ~96%

 

Day 28: June 10th 2018

  • Morning Report: Another mix day of weather today. Other than that nothing new overnight other than it got down to 7°C overnight but hopefully the plastic covering helped with that a bit. First 2 pictures taken at 10:40am
  • Evening Report: Same old same old. Weather was random. Last 3 pictures taken at 8:45pm

Yesterdays (Day 27) daily total sunlight: ~15 hours
Yesterdays (Day 27) Average daytime temp: 14°C
Yesterdays (Day 27-28) Average nighttime temp: 10°C
Yesterdays (Day 27) Average daytime relative humidity: ~68%
Yesterdays (Day 27-28) Average nighttime relative humidity: ~72.5%

 

Day 29: June 11th 2018

  • Morning Report: Much much healthier looking. She’s even growing new leaves out of the area’s I cut off the dead ones!  First 4 pictures taken at 9:15am
  • Evening Report: Lolo’s now over 4″ tall! I noticed though mid day that something is eating her leaves. I don’t see any bugs or anything, but I got some natural vegetable safe insecticide. It’s a small bug because the holes are tiny. Last 4 pictures taken at 8:30pm

Yesterdays (Day 28) daily total sunlight: ~15 hours
Yesterdays (Day 28) Average daytime temp: 13°C
Yesterdays (Day 28-29) Average nighttime temp: 12°C
Yesterdays (Day 28) Average daytime relative humidity: ~68.5%
Yesterdays (Day 28-29) Average nighttime relative humidity: ~80%

 

Day 30: June 12th 2018

  • Morning Report: Looking good. Nothing much to report this morning.  First 2 pictures taken at 9:20am
  • Evening Report: Rainy day. Still under the plastic. She seems to be a bit dry so I watered her a TINY bit. Tested the pH also because my tester came in. pH was around 6.5. The picture makes it look like its around 6.0 but I took the picture right after and then re-read the instructions and it said to let it sit a few minutes. Definitely went a little greener on the scale. She also shrunk a bit which made me think she was a little dry. Last 4 pictures taken at 8:00pm

Yesterdays (Day 29) daily total sunlight: ~15 hours
Yesterdays (Day 29) Average daytime temp: 14.5°C
Yesterdays (Day 29-30) Average nighttime temp: 14°C
Yesterdays (Day 29) Average daytime relative humidity: ~66.5%
Yesterdays (Day 29-30) Average nighttime relative humidity: ~73%

 

Day 31: June 13th 2018

  • Morning Report: Super rainy again today and overnight I’m hoping that I can soon take off the plastic cover and start letting her grow ‘natural’ as that was my plan all along.  First 2 pictures taken at 9:30am
  • Mid day Report: I did some googling and things said to trim the dead tips off the leaves but leave a tiny brown strip so you don’t open a wound again so I did that. Next 2 pictures show before and after. Taken at 3:00pm
  • Evening Report: Finally the weather turned better. And is supposed to be nice and warm for 2 weeks. Shes got a bunch of new sprouts growing out the top! Last 3 pictures taken at 9:00pm

Yesterdays (Day 30) daily total sunlight: ~15 hours
Yesterdays (Day 30) Average daytime temp: 14°C
Yesterdays (Day 30-31) Average nighttime temp: 13°C
Yesterdays (Day 30) Average daytime relative humidity: ~70%
Yesterdays (Day 30-31) Average nighttime relative humidity: ~87%

 

Day 32: June 14th 2018

  • Morning Report:  Above the 4″ mark again which is good! First 3 pictures taken at 9:30am
  • Evening Report: It was a mix of cloud and sun again today but she must of liked that, she’s like 4.5″ tall now. Noticed a little bit more bug holes on the leaves so I sprayed it again with the natural organic insecticide. Last 2 pictures taken at 7:40pm

Yesterdays (Day 31) daily total sunlight: ~15 hours
Yesterdays (Day 31) Average daytime temp: 14°C
Yesterdays (Day 31-32) Average nighttime temp: 13.5°C
Yesterdays (Day 31) Average daytime relative humidity: ~84%
Yesterdays (Day 31-32) Average nighttime relative humidity: ~76%

 

Day 33: June 15th 2018

  • Morning Report: Lolo is definitely becoming maturer (if thats even a word)! Her stalk is thickening and leaves are a growing!  First 2 pictures taken at 9:45am
  • Evening Report: Beautiful day today. Removed the plastic that was covering Lolo.  Almost 5″ tall now to the top leaf.  I moved some dirt around the base of the stem for a little more support. Last 2 pictures taken at 7:55pm

Yesterdays (Day 32) daily total sunlight: ~15 hours
Yesterdays (Day 32) Average daytime temp: 16°C
Yesterdays (Day 32-33) Average nighttime temp: 14°C
Yesterdays (Day 32) Average daytime relative humidity: ~70%
Yesterdays (Day 32-33) Average nighttime relative humidity: ~79%

 

Day 34: June 16th 2018

  • Morning Report: Loving the heat! I noticed that where I get my weather data from is from a spot that is right on the ocean (in which I am not) so all my temps and humidity’s are all way off which I should of noticed because the whole time I was thinking that the temps were lower. As of this post on all will be from a closer location and more accurate. First 2 pictures taken at 9:10am
  • Evening Report: It was hot today. Got up to 28°C. Last 2 pictures were taken at 7:45pm

Yesterdays (Day 33) daily total sunlight: ~15 hours
Yesterdays (Day 33) Average daytime temp: 21°C
Yesterdays (Day 33-34) Average nighttime temp: 13.5°C
Yesterdays (Day 33) Average daytime relative humidity: ~60%
Yesterdays (Day 33-34) Average nighttime relative humidity: ~64%

 

Day 35: June 17th 2018

  • Morning Report: It was warm overnight and going to be even warmer today than yesterday. Shes growing and growing! (Finally) . First 2 pictures taken at 10:20am
  • Evening Report: It was hot today. Got up to 30°C.  Shes almost 6″ tall now. Last 2 pictures were taken at 8:35pm

Yesterdays (Day 34) daily total sunlight: ~15 hours
Yesterdays (Day 34) Average daytime temp: 24°C
Yesterdays (Day 34-35) Average nighttime temp: 16°C
Yesterdays (Day 34) Average daytime relative humidity: ~50%
Yesterdays (Day 34-35) Average nighttime relative humidity: ~69%

 

Day 36: June 18th 2018

  • Morning Report: She is just loving this sun! Leaves are looking good! I fortified the base with a bit of dirt this morning because she keeps leaning. First 2 pictures taken at 8:40am
  • Evening Report: It got up to 34°C today outside. And I don’t think she liked it. She shrunk a bit but that could of been also due to the soil being dry again because of the heat. Did another light water. Last 2 photos taken at 9:00pm

Yesterdays (Day 35) daily total sunlight: ~15 hours
Yesterdays (Day 35) Average daytime temp: 28°C
Yesterdays (Day 35-36) Average nighttime temp: 18°C
Yesterdays (Day 35) Average daytime relative humidity: ~40%
Yesterdays (Day 35-36) Average nighttime relative humidity: ~64%

 

Day 37: June 19th 2018

  • Morning Report: Overnight she grew almost a full inch! From 5.5″ last night to 6.5″ this morning! First 2 pictures taken at 9:40am
  • Evening Report: Another hot one today. When I measured mid day she was above 7″ tall, but when I took the pictures tonight she dropped back down to under 7″. Did a light misting of water on the top layer again because it was dry over an inch down. Last 2 pictures taken at 8:15pm

Yesterdays (Day 36) daily total sunlight: ~15 hours
Yesterdays (Day 36) Average daytime temp: 29°C
Yesterdays (Day 36-37) Average nighttime temp: 16°C
Yesterdays (Day 36) Average daytime relative humidity: ~50%
Yesterdays (Day 36-37) Average nighttime relative humidity: ~76%

 

Day 38: June 20th 2018

  • Morning Report: She grey again! Now over 7″.  First 2 pictures taken at 10:00am
  • Evening Report: She got over 8″ mid day today, but she shrunk back down once the sun started going down to just under. She’s finally at a point that I am like “yay I haven’t killed it”. Had to water a little again today because she was bone dry again. Last 2 pictures taken at 8:45pm.

Yesterdays (Day 37) daily total sunlight: ~15 hours
Yesterdays (Day 37) Average daytime temp: 23°C
Yesterdays (Day 37-38) Average nighttime temp: 13°C
Yesterdays (Day 37) Average daytime relative humidity: ~70%
Yesterdays (Day 37-38) Average nighttime relative humidity: ~90%

 

Day 39: June 21st 2018

  • Morning Report: Good old overnight grow! Now over 8″.  First 2 pictures taken at 10:00am
  • Evening Report: Had a crazy windy day today which…..blew over Lolo. Not the pot. But the stem almost ripped out of the ground. Thats how windy it was. Like when a tree falls over from the wind. That happened around 5pm when I noticed it. I put her back in and moved the measuring stake closer to try and use it as a support. But she looks very sad now as you can see from the pictures. Just another things for this one to recover from. But it seems that shes a trooper. Last 2 pictures taken at 8:00pm

Yesterdays (Day 38) daily total sunlight: ~15 hours
Yesterdays (Day 38) Average daytime temp: 23°C
Yesterdays (Day 38-39) Average nighttime temp: 14°C
Yesterdays (Day 38) Average daytime relative humidity: ~63%
Yesterdays (Day 38-39) Average nighttime relative humidity: ~82%

 

Day 40-42: June 22nd-24th 2018

  • Was gone camping for the weekend. Weather was cloudy on Friday, sunny and warm on Saturday, and today has been a mix of sun and rain. She grew a good 2-3 inches while I was gone. I was bored today so I decided to research LST’ing and decided to do it. Who knows if I did it right or anything.  Before and after pictures. First 2 pictures taken Friday morning at 10:00am. Last 5 pictures taken Sunday at 2:00pm.

Day 40-42 daily total sunlight: ~15 hours
Day 40-42 Average daytime temp: 19°C
Day 40-42 Average nighttime temp: 14°C
Day 40-42 Average daytime relative humidity: ~80%
Day 40-42 Average nighttime relative humidity: ~90%

 

Day 43: June 25th 2018

  • Morning Report: Spent the night under the plastic because yesterday afternoon it became a downpour and I put her under it and it continued to rain overnight. I removed Lolo from the plastic in the morning. Lolo took the LSTing well and there is already a branch  looking like it will become the main. I am changing the weather reporting to the current day instead of previous because its a pain. First 2 pictures taken at 10:00am.
  • Evening Report: Mix of sun and light rain today but nothing major. Still perky and taking the LSTing well. Last 2 pictures taken at 8:00pm

Todays daily total sunlight: ~15 hours
Todays Average daytime temp: 19°C
Previous Nighttime Average temp: 13.5°C
Todays Average daytime relative humidity: ~51%
Previous Nighttime Average relative humidity: ~90%

 

Day 44: June 26th 2018

  • Morning Report: Not much overnight. Still taking on the LSTing . First 2 pictures taken at 10:00am.
  • Evening Report: Warm day today, starting to look a little wimpy. She needed some water so watered her a bit. Last 2 pictures taken at 8:00pm

Todays daily total sunlight: ~15 hours
Todays Average daytime temp: 19°C
Previous Nighttime Average temp: 13°C
Todays Average daytime relative humidity: ~56%
Previous Nighttime Average relative humidity: ~75%

 

Day 45: June 27th 2018

  • Morning Report: I don’t like the LSTing because I can’t judge how well she’s growing now! But, I will keep at it! Nothing new to report. First 2 pictures taken at 10:30am.
  • Evening Report: Mixed weather day again between sun and cloud. She seems to be a little wimpier tonight. Don’t know why. Maybe because I watered last night? Who knows.  Last 2 pictures taken at 9:00pm

Todays daily total sunlight: ~15 hours
Todays Average daytime temp: 19°C
Previous Nighttime Average temp: 12°C
Todays Average daytime relative humidity: ~61%
Previous Nighttime Average relative humidity: ~82%

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Day 46: June 28th 2018

  • Morning Report: .Lolo’s looking nice and lush and green – minus the few bug eaten leaves but I don’t see an ‘infestation’ of bugs so I am not too worried. In fact, I never see any bugs. First 2 pictures taken at 10:30am.
  • Evening Report: Mixed weather day again between sun and light rain. Some of the branches are doing some weird twisting being of the LST’ing. Kinda interesting. Can’t really see them in the picture and I forgot to take a picture of it.  Last 2 pictures taken at 8:45pm

Todays daily total sunlight: ~15 hours
Todays Average daytime temp: 17°C
Previous Nighttime Average temp: 14°C
Todays Average daytime relative humidity: ~59%
Previous Nighttime Average relative humidity: ~71%

 

Day 47: June 29th 2018

  • Morning Report: . She’s growing like a mother trucker now. It’s just hard to tell because of the LSTing. Raining as I took the pictures. First 2 pictures taken at 9:45am.
  • Evening Report: Rained quite a bit today. And I guess got a bit breezy or some big ass water drops fell on her because a little branch almost is ripped off as show in the 2nd to last picture. I tried using a stake to keep the wound closed and hopefully she heals from it as shown in the last picture. The rain and cooler temp today is also why I am thinking she is looking a bit wimpy tonight. In fact it was the same temp overnight as it was today and humidity was higher in the daytime than night. Hopefully some nicer days ahead.  Last 4 pictures taken at 9:30pm

Todays daily total sunlight: ~15 hours
Todays Average daytime temp: 14.5°C
Previous Nighttime Average temp: 14°C
Todays Average daytime relative humidity: ~85%
Previous Nighttime Average relative humidity: ~80%

 

Day 48: June 30th 2018   (Jump to top)

  • Morning Report:  Again not much to report in the morning. The brace I did for the broken branch seems to be working. Will leave it there. Lastly, don’t know if the trunk is supposed to look like it is, picture is attached, will look into also. First 3 pictures taken at 10:15am.
  • Evening Report:  Grew a ton today. Mixed weather again of sun and light rain. Changed the ties from twist-ties to plant friendly ties and did some better LSTing (I think). Noticed that there is a white powder on some of the leaves. Not sure if its the soap/insecticide residue or something else. Will keep an eye on. Pictured below. The broken branch is almost completely healed also. Also pictured. Last 5 pictures taken at 6:00pm

Todays daily total sunlight: ~15 hours
Todays Average daytime temp: 17.5°C
Previous Nighttime Average temp: 12.5°C
Todays Average daytime relative humidity: ~72.5%
Previous Nighttime Average relative humidity: ~97.5%

 

Day 49: July 1st 2018 (Jump to top)

  • Morning Report: More and more! growing and growing! Adjusted some ties. First 2 pictures taken at 10:55am.
  • Evening Report: A muggy day today. Sun and cloud up until 9pm then downpour so we will see what tomorrow morning looks like. Last 2 pictures taken at 6:00pm

Todays daily total sunlight: ~15 hours
Todays Average daytime temp: 20°C
Previous Nighttime Average temp: 14.5°C
Todays Average daytime relative humidity: ~54%
Previous Nighttime Average relative humidity: ~85%

 

Day 50: July 2nd 2018 (Jump to top)

  • Morning Report: Was quite raining overnight but she seems to finally be able to handle it without covering her. Ton’s of new growth. Re-adjusted some ties. First 2 pictures taken at 10:35am.
  • Evening Report: A warm and sunny one today (warm for here). So much new growth! The broken branch still isn’t completely healed. I tried to take away the stake but it opened the wound instantly so I am leaving it there. There is no dying of the branch or leaves yet. Last 2 pictures taken at 8:30pm

Todays daily total sunlight: ~15 hours
Todays Average daytime temp: 20°C
Previous Nighttime Average temp: 13.5°C
Todays Average daytime relative humidity: ~54%
Previous Nighttime Average relative humidity: ~66%

 

Day 51: July 3rd 2018 (Jump to top)

  • Morning Report: Not much to report from overnight. First 2 pictures taken at 9:35am.
  • Evening Report: Nice and sunny today. Watered her a bit at night. Last 2 pictures taken at 9:00pm

Todays daily total sunlight: ~15 hours
Todays Average daytime temp: 20°C
Previous Nighttime Average temp: 12.5°C
Todays Average daytime relative humidity: ~64%
Previous Nighttime Average relative humidity: ~86%

 

Day 52: July 4th 2018 (Jump to top)

  • Morning Report: Seems that updates are becoming less and less noticeable. Forgot to take pictures this morning.
  • Evening Report: Sunny hot day then became cloudy and rainy at 8:00pm. But she’s looking good and healthy. Last 2 pictures taken at 8:10pm

Todays daily total sunlight: ~15 hours
Todays Average daytime temp: 26°C
Previous Nighttime Average temp: 14°C
Todays Average daytime relative humidity: ~51%
Previous Nighttime Average relative humidity: ~78%

 

Day 53: July 5th 2018 (Jump to top)

  • Morning Report: More and more shoots are growing. Other than that looks good. First 2 pictures taken at 9:45am.
  • Evening Report: Mix day again today but warm and humid even though the numbers don’t say it was humid, it felt it. Forgot to take night pictures.

Todays daily total sunlight: ~15 hours
Todays Average daytime temp: 28°C
Previous Nighttime Average temp: 22°C
Todays Average daytime relative humidity: ~50%
Previous Nighttime Average relative humidity: ~70%

 

Day 54: July 6th 2018 (Jump to top)

  • Morning Report: Same old same old. First 2 pictures taken at 9:45am.
  • Evening Report: Mix day again today. Growing lots of new stuff. Re-adjusted some ties. Last 2 pictures taken at 9:15pm.

Todays daily total sunlight: ~15 hours
Todays Average daytime temp: 28°C
Previous Nighttime Average temp: 16°C
Todays Average daytime relative humidity: ~63%
Previous Nighttime Average relative humidity: ~80%

 

Day 55: July 7th 2018 (Jump to top)

  • Morning Report: Noticed she’s getting a little lighter on the bottom leaves. First 2 pictures taken at 10:45am.
  • Evening Report: Mix weather day again today. She’s getting way yellower as shown in the pictures. I am hoping its because of all the rain we have been having and not something more. It’s supposed to get nicer this week so we will see. I did give her a little plant food just in case. Last 6 pictures taken at 8:35pm.

Todays daily total sunlight: ~15 hours
Todays Average daytime temp: 20°C
Previous Nighttime Average temp: 13.5°C
Todays Average daytime relative humidity: ~74%
Previous Nighttime Average relative humidity: ~74%

 

Day 56: July 8th 2018 (Jump to top)

  • Morning Report: Noticed some spots on the leaf that I took a picture of before. Will now be using this guy as my indicator leaf. First 3 pictures taken at 11:15am.
  • Evening Report: Nice sunny day today finally. The trouble leaf seems to have gotten a little greener but not by much. Don’t know if it is just the lighting. Will see tomorrow morning if its yellower again. Lots of new growth though. Last 3 pictures taken at 9:05pm.

Todays daily total sunlight: ~15 hours
Todays Average daytime temp: 25°C
Previous Nighttime Average temp: 14°C
Todays Average daytime relative humidity: ~59%
Previous Nighttime Average relative humidity: ~88%

 

Day 57: July 9th 2018 (Jump to top)

  • Morning Report: I said it was getting better weather. I lied. It rained overnight. First 3 pictures taken at 9:35am.
  • Evening Report: Rained all day. It was under a tree so it didn’t get soaking wet but still damp. Hard to tell about the color. It looks yellow still but the lighting is different each day. Last 3 pictures taken at 8:35pm.

Todays daily total sunlight: ~15 hours
Todays Average daytime temp: 20.5°C
Previous Nighttime Average temp: 17°C
Todays Average daytime relative humidity: ~78%
Previous Nighttime Average relative humidity: ~78%

 

Day 58: July 10th 2018 (Jump to top)

  • Morning Report: Nothing really to report other than we are finally supposed to be warm and sunny for a full day! Leaf is still yellowish. First 3 pictures taken at 9:55am.
  • Evening Report: Warm and sunny day today. Not much in change of growth or anything. Leaf still yellowish. Last 3 pictures taken at 8:05pm.

Todays daily total sunlight: ~15 hours
Todays Average daytime temp: 22°C
Previous Nighttime Average temp: 15°C
Todays Average daytime relative humidity: ~56%
Previous Nighttime Average relative humidity: ~73%

 

Day 59: July 11th 2018 (Jump to top)

  • Morning Report: I am starting to think I am a plant killer. First 3 pictures taken at 9:30am.
  • Evening Report: Talked with a buddy. He said I am blind and that it is starting to flower and that it is normal. Last 7 pictures taken at 8:15pm.

Todays daily total sunlight: ~15 hours
Todays Average daytime temp: 26°C
Previous Nighttime Average temp: 14.5°C
Todays Average daytime relative humidity: ~55%
Previous Nighttime Average relative humidity: ~85%

 

Day 60: July 12th 2018 (Jump to top)

  • Morning Report: She’s getting more flowery it looks like. Watered a bit. First 3 pictures taken at 10:15am.
  • Evening Report: Watering seemed to perk her up. Talked with my buddy again. He said I should trim off the dead leaves, so I did. Last 3 pictures taken at 9:00pm.

Todays daily total sunlight: ~15 hours
Todays Average daytime temp: 27°C
Previous Nighttime Average temp: 15°C
Todays Average daytime relative humidity: ~58%
Previous Nighttime Average relative humidity: ~84%

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