In the first part of this series we have germinated our seeds in peat cutting blocks and we have placed our seedlings under a fluorescent lamp. After about a week we have transplanted our young seedlings to their final pots, our Autopots, and into our indoorgarden.
Almost all of the seeds we had sown have germinated, from the Dutch Passion, the Royal Queen Seeds and White Label seeds we have one seed of each that has not germinated properly. from the Greenhouse and Dinafem seeds we have discarded the smallest seedling, in that way we have 20 beautiful seedlings left that we will use in our garden for our test.
For the repotting of our seedlings we have used a little bit of Mycotrex mycorhizza fungi that we have put on the bottom of the planting hole so that it comes into direct contact with the roots. In principle, the mycorhizza mold of our previous grow is still intact and present in our pots. We haven’t removed the roots of our previous plants, we simply left these sitting in our pots. It is on those roots that our mycorhizza fungi is still present. Mycorhizza fungi increase the surface area of the root system of your plants spectacular and they make plants more resistant to diseases. They are an important part of our organic growing method.
After that we we have put our seedlings in our planting holes and we also have pushed two Biotabs into the soil of each pot at about 5 to 10 centimeters depth.
After that we have watered our plants with water to which we have added Bactrex, our beneficial soil bacteria and orgatrex, a liquid that serves as food for our soil life.
A healthy soil life is important for biological and organic growers, since it is the soil life that will convert the nutrients in our soil into food that is available for our plants.
As with our previous grow, we will water our plants manually the first week and not through our Autopot system. Our lamp is lit for 18 hours per day in the first week that our plants are in the garden, from the second week in our garden they get 12 hours of light per day. Our plantlets are now approximately 3 weeks old.
At present there is little difference to see between our plants. The only thing we can notice is that from the Dutch Passion variety there are two plants that are already noticeably larger than all the other plants in our garden.
Soon we will be able to see how the differences between the plants themselves will begin to show better. In the next part you can see how things are evolving for the cannabis plants in our garden.