I have a question. I germinated 3 Northern Lights Auto and 2 came up. They grew like weeds (pun intended) for the first few weeks. I had read the Grow Bible and everything I could get my hands on about autoflowers and lights, and time til harvest, everything. I figured 10 weeks from the time they got their first true leaves until harvest. That's 20 days away. June 10, I don't think they will be ready but I'm not going to rush it.
They are growing in a mixture of potting soil with perlite and organic soil with worm casings so I didn't fertilize until the flowering started. Now I fertilize every other day when the soil is dried, same amount per plant of a bloom booster. I live in a rural area and nowhere around here has the grow nutes that you all talked about. So I went with 15/30/15 since the middle number needed to be higher.
They have been grown side by side, in a 2x3 space with led light 24/0. One plant started to flower and the other has the white tendrils but no flowers to speak of. One looks more like sativa and the other like indica. The one that started flowering first is no more than 10" tall, while the other one that acts like it wants to flower is 15"+. They are in the same size pots, same light schedule, same everything. There is a fan on them, the humidity is right, Temp stays between 75-80 degrees F. I recently added a 60w cfl for extra light to see if I could do anything else.
I tried changing the light schedule to 18/6 and they revolted, looked sick and protested until I put the light back on 24/0. The plant that has flowers all over it doesn't seem to be letting the flowers grow. So I trimmed off the shade leaves, tied down the stalks so light and air could get in to each branch. I certainly expected them to be bigger and look like some of the pics above by now. The other one is just tall and lanky and beautiful, except for the fact that the tendrils are not making flowers. Is this normal?
This was an experiment and if I get anything worth using out of it it'll be fun, but I am confused. I've got pics but don't know how to post them and my camera (I am not an Iphone user) doesn't get good close up shots without blurring.