First Ever White Widow Grow

First Ever White Widow Grow

If you’re a novice when it comes to cultivating cannabis, White Widow is the way to go!

In general, White Widow plants are quite easy to grow. They’re known high-yielders and reward growers with a strong payoff. White Widow is also known as one of the most resilient strains capable of withstanding a person’s cannabis-growing blunders. This makes them a perfect plant for beginners.

When grown in a small space, the White Widow’s small and compact size gives it an advantage, making them preferable for indoor, stealth grows. If you don’t want to have a monster plant taking over your limited grow space, this plant may be a perfect match for you. If you’re planning to grow White Widow outdoors, it’s best to have a sunny or Mediterranean climate.

The flowering time can take up to 60 days and you can expect a yield of around 18 ounces per square meter of plant.

Check out how this grower was able to successfully cultivate White Widow plants for his first time ever.

Grower: super_newby
Location: NA
Yield: NA
Seeds: White Widow

December 7th

Received 10 White Widow seeds from ILGM yesterday and started germinating 2 seeds this morning via the paper towel method. The paper towel is dampened, placed in a Ziploc baggie, and is toasty warm in the grow tent which has been darkened to a pleasant 77 degrees F.

December 8th

Peaked in on the two little White Widow seeds and they already have two itty bitty roots poking through. They’ll stay in the paper towels for one more day to let the roots get longer so they have a better chance of survival in the seedling pods waiting for them.

December 9th

Woke up to ¾ inch roots coming out of both seeds and placed then into the seed started plugs and then under the dome.

One of the seedlings looks fine and has the second leaves starting to open up. The other one has the first leaves curling under and the second leaves poking through. They had a CFL over them but they weren’t showing much growth so the 30W LED was put over them just to see what would happen.

The pH is between 6.0 and 6.5 so maybe they’re just generating roots.

December 13th

The little ladies did very little other than sprouting in the peat plugs (will NOT use again). After no growth whatsoever yesterday, did a transplant out of the plugs and into peat pots which contain: 1 inch of Perlite on the bottom for drainage and 3 inches of Fox Farms Ocean Forest on the top.

Both pots were flushed to ensure there weren’t excess nutes which would burn the babies.

Two hours later, they weren’t showing any signs of transplant shock. They were watered with pH 6.5 water and humidity is at 42% while temperature is at a perfect 79 degrees F.

December 14th

It’s their 8th day and the plant on the left is getting worse. Don’t think she’s going to make it. The White Widow on the right seems a bit stronger. Misting when the tops dry out, watered both this morning because the pots were very light. Maintaining the temperature and pH in the hope of helping the one on the left pull through.

December 15th

On Day 9, the right plant appears to be recovering from the transplant and growing a bit. The plant on the left is really having a hard time but she’s not dying nor producing any new leaves! Come through babies!

Apparently you shouldn’t wait for them to have such a long leg before transferring them to their pots. ¼ inch or less is good enough. Next, don’t go feeding them a bunch of stuff right off the bat. Use simple methods and use as few products as possible until you get a better handle of the situation.

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    December 16th

    Just leaving them alone for now. They receive nothing but pH-ed water, lots of light, warmth, and humidity. It’s best not to feed them anything until they have 4 to 5 true leaf sets.

    December 24th

    The little seedling died. These are the plants in the grow room now.

    The larger plant is the original plant which was planted on the 8th of December. It wasn’t growing very well so some adjustments had to be made. A 300W LED was added to the lights setup and the plants are finally starting to take off.

    The second, smaller plant is only 3 days old. It grew from in new Aerogarden with the LEDs extending up to 24 inches.

    December 27th

    The single, older girl is finally doing well but is behind in her growing rate due to not knowing how to proceed in the beginning. Luckily, things are looking better. Added a small humidifier and it’s making all the difference in the world because it keeps the room humidity between 70% and 80%.

    After the death of the first seed, the second girl is at Day 9 and is going strong. She should catch up to the other girl in a reasonable amount of time.

    December 31st

    The elder plant seems to be doing pretty well but one leaf seems to be damaged. Otherwise, she looks good.

    On her 13th day, the younger girl seems to be doing pretty well and she’s working hard on producing her second set of leaves.

    February 12th

    Wasn’t able to post on this grow journal but was able to maintain the girls.

    During the period without updates, the girls grew like weeds. They are behind in the growing curve but they’re very healthy. The largest one is the one planted last December and has about 7 decent arms coming off of it. The smaller one was transplanted out of the Aerogarden about a month ago.

    After the shock of going from water to soil, and getting used to the new additional light, it’s finally taking off. It has about 5 decent arms on it but they’re still little.

    February 18th

    The larger plant (right) is at Day 74 from seed and the second (left) is at Day 62. So much growth took place and all they needed was a second light.

    They’ve only been getting half the recommended dose of nutes with water every other day (because the thirsty girls need it). However, the plants do receive full-strength CalMag on feeding day. That might be the reason why the girls look so good.

    February 21st

    Day 77 for the larger plant and Day 65 for the smaller plant.

    They’re still looking very good and appear to be growing nicely in the light. The larger one looks like she may need a transplant and the second one is trying her best to catch up.

    February 22nd

    Finally put the two tent girls into flower today!

    March 4th

    The girls are still looking good! Lots of bud sites and little white hairs showing. They aren’t very big still because of the screw up with not enough lighting at the beginning.

    March 8th

    This is their 3rd week in flower now. The girls are going nuts! They have lots of white puffs and hairs coming out of them. The smaller one is even catching up with the bigger one and seems like she’ll manage to catch up with her older sister.

    Other than the fact they’re drinking like crazy, they look good. They’re a botanical masterpiece.

    March 19th

    It’s only their 5th week in flower and their physical appearance will just floor you. There’re a lot of white hairs all over the place with one or two amber ones and lovely buds beginning to swell up. They even have a little frost developing on the tips.

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      March 25th

      It’s Week 6 and the girls continue to look great, producing lots of amber hairs scattered across nice buds while getting pretty sticky. The finish line is only a couple weeks away.

      April 2nd

      Harvested the beauties yesterday when they had 80% cloudy and 20% amber trichomes. Not a huge harvest but it was enough to keep anyone happy.

      Grower: super_newby
      Location: NA
      Yield: NA
      Seeds: White Widow

      This grower’s first attempt at cultivating White Widow had three lessons:

      1. pH is very important. Always keep it in check.
      2. Having enough light is necessary. This grow stunted in the beginning because they didn’t have enough light.
      3. Don’t overwater or overkill with fertilizer!

      What did you learn after your first attempt in growing cannabis?

      Happy growing!

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      Bob ILGM

      Writer, Grower at I Love Growing Marijuana

      Bob knows a thing or two about growing at home. He's not as experienced as Robert, but he has a knack for keeping his gardens incognito. Bob also loves writing about how other people grow their crops and has extensive knowledge on anything you might need to have a successful grow in your own home.... [Read full bio]


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        4 comments on “First Ever White Widow Grow”

        1. I’m on my first grow. I took advantage of the White Widow 10+10. I popped 4 in water and put the rest in the fridge. The seeds are great. I cringed at sending money to some nefarious on-line business but really, these guys run their business just the way I would. That is, they treat others as they would like to be treated. This is my first experience and so far its been amazing. I thought $10 a seed was high, but nah, these are great seeds and with the special 10+10 it’s such a deal. Seeds broke ground August 21st, switched lights to 12/12 flower Sept. 20. It is now Oct. 12 so Oct 20 will be one month of flower. How do I post pixs?

        2. Thank you for this. Did you prune to get them bushy? I’m on my first grow and have 3 plants. Two I pruned and the other I left alone. But now I’m not sure what to do. Just let them be?

        3. Excellent work. I’m about to do a grow of WW and I have to say, this has helped quite a bit. I’m going to plant directly into the fabric pot given that auto hates being transferred and I don’t want to rock the boat given their sensitivities. What type of watering schedule did you maintain and how much? Watering and nutes are the one thing I have so much trouble with.