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Growing Stories with Fadedtotoro

written by Plant with Benefits February 26, 2018

Growing Stories with @Fadedtotoro🇺🇸

⚡️Q&A session with your neighborhood gardener

🌱Why are you passionate about growing your own herbs?
"I like the idea of controlling my own supply, knowing what goes into it, choosing my own genetics to treat my specific medical needs and I just love growing things in general. I’ve always been a DIY girl anyway so doing this myself just felt right."

🌱Were there any obstacles that you had to overcome?

"Well I’m still working on growing out my first harvest so I’m sure there aren’t lot of difficulties I haven’t hit yet but here are the ones so far:

Managing my pH. I had a heck of a time stabilizing it in the beginning until I switched to the Advanced Nutrients pH perfect line and got it under control. I rarely have to adjust my pH now after a feeding.

Preventing root rot. I’ve got a small microgrow that doesn’t have space for a chiller for my water. I had to educate myself on beneficial microbes and good things to add to help my roots.

And mostly just getting started was hard. There is so much information online it can be overwhelming at times trying to make a decision what works best for you and your grow space. I’m sure I spent money in areas I didn’t need to. Ultimately I’ve got two healthy plants in flower so I’d say that’s successful so far."

🌱What makes growing rewarding?
"Opening my cabinet every day and seeing how much my plants have grown and how happy they are. It is rewarding in itself just watching that. I love sitting down each evening spending a few minutes checking on the girls, the water, the temp and lighting. I have no idea how big or small of a harvest I’ll get but I’ll be hella proud all the same."

🌱Favorite strain to cultivate?
"I’ve only got experience with one so far and it’s been pretty easygoing - Northern Lights x Big Bud by World of Seeds. I chose this because I much prefer Indica and this strain has good medical properties. It also is easy to grow and not overly fussy. Fingers crossed for big fat buds."

🌱What growing tips do you have for the aspiring seedlings out there?
"Make friends with the guys at your local hydro store - they can give you a wealth of information. And look at quantum boards... I’m excited to get one for my next grow cycle and compare yields to my old mars hydro led."

🌿Additional Gardener's Info
▪️Experience: 3 Months
▪️Grow Space: 4’x18”x 13” Grow Space
▪️Lighting: Mars Hydro 300w
▪️Growing Medium: DWC
▪️Nutrients: Advanced Nutrients pH perfect, Hydroguard, & Orca liquid mycorrhizae

👉🏻Go check out this grower's IG Fadedtotoro for updates and more growing essentials. Thank you for allowing us to feature you on #PlantWithBenefits and giving us permission to showcase your images. 🙏🏻

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