Just yesterday in my weekly WEEDiary update on my OG Kush plants, someone asked me how I know when to do things when I have plants in the flowering stage. So it got me thinking... let me share how I keep things organized and how I keep track of EVERY THING that happens daily when I check on, water and care for "my girls".
Each column has a purpose:
- Column 1- Today's date
- Column 2- Week of grow as well as the day of grow
- Column 3- Amount of nutrients fed for the day
- Column 4- Lighting hours
- Column 5- Humidity in that grow tent
- Column 6- Temperature of that grow tent
- Column 7- Any additional notes, transplants, adding Big Budz for the week, trimming, FIMing, etc
I looked online at charts and grow chart suggestions but could never just find a basic one that I could print and use. So I went into my document program and made one of my own that had columns I needed and wanted to track things on. I save ALL the older grow chart pages too and have them labeled.
How many times have you ever thought... what happened with this strain last grow? Or the grow before?
For me it happens at least two or three times and it's nice to be able to go back and check things. Plus this helps me make sure to watch for certain conditions (over-watering, bud rot possibilities, etc).
I'm sure to some this may appear a little over-the-edge, but to me, it keeps me on task and helps me (plus this is my OCD coming out). I want to make sure I am growing and producing the BEST possible product and knowing where a mistake could have been made and then preventing it from happening again. Well by doing it this way I know I have the information needed at my fingertips.