Watermelons Reach Week #3 And Are Transplanted To 15L AutoPots
Time for another update for the watermelons that are growing over at our Burnley store. Propagation is now over as the young seedlings have rooted out the 0.5L pots and are looking strong and healthy, so it was time to transplant as we head into vegetative growth at the start of week #3.
For this grow we wanted to keep things organic and simple. There was only really one choice of soil and that's BioBizz Light-Mix, while the fertiliser will be the BioTabs Starter Kit. Containing everything needed to grow and harvest 5-10 plants, the aim of this diary is to demonstrate just how easy, and maintenance free, growing with BioTabs really is.
Before transplanting though, the Light-Mix needed to be prepared by thoroughly mixing the following:
- 4x tablespoons of BioTabs Starterex
- 2x teaspoons of BioTabs Mycotrex
This soil mix was then placed into 15L AutoPots, leaving a hole for the seedling to be planted, which was sprinkled with Mycrotrex to encourage initial root development. 2 BioTabs were also placed into the soil mix approximately 10cm deep and at opposite ends of each other, before the seedlings were transplanted and hand fed the following solution:
- 2ml Orgatex per litre
- 1x teaspoon Bactrex per litre
For the next 7 days, the AutoPot system will remain off as they will only be hand fed using a solution of 2ml Orgatex per litre.
To echo the previous update, the lighting during the vegetative phase will be a Sunmaster 250w Metal Halide with an Adjust-A-Wing Enforcer to encourage strong growth, keep internodes close and to maximise light spread. It’s also being powered by the brand new digital dimmable ballast, from the soon to be released LUMii Black range, we’ll keep you posted on how this bad boy performs!
That’s all for now, we’ll leave you with a roundup of photos from week #3 but don't forget, you can head over to our Burnley store to check out the grow where our staff will be on hand to answer any questions. And if you want to be notified when we post future updates, either follow us on social media, or sign up to our newsletter.[caption id="attachment_2827" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Watermelon's @ week #3 with BioTabs & Light-Mix ready for the transplant[/caption] [caption id="attachment_2828" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Watermelon's @ week #3 transplanted into a 15L AutoPot[/caption] [caption id="attachment_2829" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Watermelon's @ week #3 in 15L AutoPots under a 250w metal halide[/caption] [caption id="attachment_2830" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Grow tent with 250w Metal Halide & Adjust-A-Wing Enforcer[/caption] [caption id="attachment_2831" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Let there be light - 250w Sunmaster Metal Halide & Adjust-A-Wing Enforcer[/caption] [product sku="AutoPot-Complete"] [product sku="BIO2020"] [product sku="FMC3931"] [product sku="Enforcer-Reflector"] [product sku="Sunmaster-Metal-Halide"]