Grow Daily Log – 6/12/19

Plant/Field Observations:

Unfortunately due to heavy rain we were not able to plant in ground today. At 11:30 AM, 1 in of rain has fallen. I inspected plants thoroughly to ensure they were healthy. All plants seem to be in same state as yesterday. The most noticeable change was GROWTH! Some plants sprouted up to upwards of 18in tall. I inspected each flat to make sure there was adequate water from yesterday. All are fine. 2 flats at the end of the row seemed a bit drier than the rest. After closer inspection with Mike we noticed there was still water dripplets on the leaves-soil seems ok for another day. We don’t want to over water, especially going into wet soil tomorrow.  

Mike and I spend the rest of day discussing and preparing for tomorrow. Tractor is setup with 2-person water-wheel tomato planter. We intend to plant rows with spacing of 48 in, and width of 60 in (4ft x 5ft).

Weather Observations: rain, rain, rain. Cooler temps in high 50’s.

Screenshot of weather:

Grow Daily Log – 6/11/19

Plant/Field Observations:

Plants arrived in refrigerated semi-trailer at 10:15 AM. Supplier “Southern Grown Hemp” , representative Tandy King provided CoA (certificate of analysis) on site. Visually inspected plants as they came off the trailer. Overall plants look great. Mike noticed two broken stems, and I found one as well. Supplier provided an additional tray (156 plants) to make up for any damages.

On semi-trailer we noticed plants toward the back of trailer had drier soil than those that were up front. Larry (semi driver) explained that because it’s a refrigerated trailer @ 45degrees F, the circulating air tends to leave the plants in the middle more wet, and a bit more dry for those at the back.

It took us about 45 minutes to fully offload the trailer. In the back of Mike’s truck we were able to fit 21 flats at a time. We hauled them inside Mike’s cow barn and placed them on the floor. We left enough room to walk through with a hose to supply water.  Plants will be left overnight to acclimate to new climate.

Most plants are between 4 and 8 in tall. All seem healthy with no leaves drooping, burnt or crooked stems.

Weather Observations: Cloudy, high 60s.