Okay, I am trying to do do this grow 100% correct-ish. (I know no grow will ever be 100% perfect.
But I have a grow tent with reflective walls, high Carbon filter(Eliminate oder), 4’’ inline fan (circulates air, as well as operates the filter). & a 300w “Full spectrum” LED grow light…
The Afghan(Fem), Am I going to have to have them on a specific time schedule? Or would in not matter because there Feminized? (Sorry, That is a newbie question, but Im not 100% all knowing when it comes to working with Feminzied).

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Welcome @Drewdown1992! Fems just mean you’ll never have to worry about males… As for light schedules, are they autos or photos? Autos don’t matter as they’re genetically designed to flower based on calendar time rather than light times. Photos can be kept in VEG until they’re about 1/2 the total desired height with lights 18/6 … 18 hours on, 6 off. Then you cut lights to a 12/12 on/off schedule & the plants think their growing season is coming to an end so begin to flower. I’ve read several people say if you gradually reduce your light schedule from 18/6 to 14/10 and finally 12/12 you can reduce the amount of “flowering stretch”. I’m gonna pull in some others that have more experience…

People will ask for specific information on your lights, grow medium, nutrients, etc… Get ready to learn, grow and enjoy the fruits of your labor!!


@bob31 @Covertgrower @Hogmaster


@Drewdown1992 I remember your username. Welcome back to the forum!

It would be great it you could post this support ticket right at the beginning of your grow. That way we have a baseline to work with to be sure we don’t miss anything.

COPY/PASTE: This “Support Ticket” into your forum post.
Answer these simple questions the best you can.
If you do not know, or do not use something; Just say so = NA

Strain; Type, Bag seed, ILGM… name of strain:

How many plants:

Age from Sprout and Flower:

Soil in pots, Hydroponic, or Coco / Brand and type of Medium & Size of Pots:

How often do you water and how do you determine when to do so?

PH of water and runoff or solution in reservoir:

What is strength of nutrient mix? EC, or TDS:

What brand and products of Nutrients are you using? Strength and how often?

Indoor or Outdoor:

Indoor type and size of grow area or tent?

Light system, size and height from plants:

Temps; Day, Night:

Humidity; Day, Night:

Ventilation system; Yes, No, Size:

AC, Humidifier, De-humidifier:

Co2; Yes, No:

Add anything else you feel would help us give you a most informed answer. Feel free to elaborate, but short, to the point questions and facts will help us help you

I didn’t know where else to ask, that is why I created the post. (I will delete this thread and make the appropriate one later on in tbe day… (At work currently).
And yes, I was on here last year with “feminzed” Blue berries. (but 2of the plants turned Hermaphrodite). (I did something wrong & stressed the plants out).
& @jusgettinby I have been growin since 2years ago… Just last year is when i switched to buying ILGM seedS. I know about the different light schedules. I honestly dont know if my afghans are auto’s.
They are ILGM Afghan(fems). (Thats why i didnt know iff they where autos or photos).

you don’t need to delete anything. Just copy and paste the support ticket into the first post on this topic (Use the Edit tool), or post it on your next reply. @Drewdown1992

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@Drewdown1992 then welcome back! Bob’s here, you’ll get what you need…


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This “Support Ticket” into your forum post.
Answer these simple questions the best you can.
If you do not know, or do not use something; Just say so = NA

Strain; ILGM Afghan (fem)
How many plants: None yet ( haven’t gotten my seeds yet)
Age from Sprout and Flower:N/A
Soil in pots, Hydroponic, or Coco / Brand and type of Medium & Size of Pots: I will be using the same Miracle grow potting soil. (I have had good XP with it),
How often do you water and how do you determine when to do so? (
PH of water and runoff or solution in reservoir:(I don’t usually do PH testing, I fill a few gallon milk jugs with faucet water, & let them sit open for a few days/weeks to distill) I have heard it balances the PH levels for Cannabis plants. And it worked real good the whole grow).
What is strength of nutrient mix? I have Tiger Bloom 2-8-4 I will be using for flowering.
What brand and products of Nutrients are you using? Strength and how often? ^
Indoor or Outdoor: Indoor Grow tent
Indoor type and size of grow area or tent? 2’ x 2’ x 6ft. with Diamond mylar reflection walls.(Can provide the link also)
Light system, It is 300 watt LED Grow light(Came with the Tent) Everything that came with the tent will be seen in the URL if I am allowed to share it)
Temps; I am not sure. ( Where I live it is getting colder & starting to The “S"word…snow… ( I need to find the right room to place the tent. ( My room has a small personal heater only, because it’s a addon of the garage So when I’m not home I shut the heater off & it gets a Tad bit nipply.
Humidity; N/A
Ventilation system; 4” Inline fan.with Carbon filter. (Shown in the kit in the url, If requested)
AC, Humidifier, De-humidifier:
Co2; Dont know what this means?

I know I have a bunch of stuff incorrect, but I am trying to work with what I have & can cheaply get…
I only make $6/hr & have some bills, so things are almost to where they should be.
( NO NEGATIVE COMMENTS PLEASE, or you will be deleted. (I know no one will, but there is ALWAYS that ONE troller)

Hey there @Drewdown1992 welcome back. Nobody makes negative comments, but sometimes we agree to disagree. I read over your list of things and a ph meter might be a solid investment and they’re fairly reasonable. A lot of grow issues can be traced back to improper ph levels. As long as you are growing just one at a time that 300W light might be ok. Just remember what it actually draws from the wall is what counts not the 300W equivalent. You may consider additional lighting or keeping the grow small. You’re in great hands here, and we all want you to succeed even if it was a random seed with no back story. If you have a question don’t be afraid to give us a tag @covertgrower someone is usually up or around. Happy growing.


Hello, welcome. @Drewdown1992 , and i have to agree with @Covertgrower a Ph meter is a must. I use alot of budget gear. If look on amazon u can find meters cheap 15-45$ mine is a 20$ needs calibrated alot but works good. Calibration fluid is only a few bucks. But when buy the meter buy a digital one. And read how they recommend calibrating it, i use ph7 by general hydroponics and a bottle that will probably last longer then the meter was under 10$. My tap water is like 8.1ph my nutes recommend ph of 5.8-6.2 to work the best. Adding nutes also has a big effect on the ph.
One last thing, dont waste ur money buying a ph meter thats not digital it wont be accurite enough and u will end up buying a differnt one. Trust me, i did it and if u read enough new growers journals youll see lots of other people done it to. Good luck tag me and ill follow along if u dont mind

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@Drewdown1992 I read hundreds of posts a day here and I rarely see anything negative but one of the reasons I am here is to mentor other growers and when I see them doing things I think may be ill advised I will point that out. It is not negative but part of the learning process.

Can you clarify which Miracle Gro Potting soil you will be using? I am against using their soils because they contain time release fertilizers and they can burn a sprout or young seedlings. If you look around you can find a bag of generic organic potting soil with perlite for a few bucks that you can start in.

Nothing will kill a grow faster than not properly pH ing your water. You might have gotten lucky in the past.

Your local pet store will sell a ph test kit that uses the drops and a bottle of pH up and down. There is no substitute for a meter, but for now the drop tester will work and the kit is inexpensive.

Also I wouldn’t recommend leaving your water sitting out open for more that 48 hours as it can get stagnant. It does need to sit 24-48 hours if you are using municipal water to eliminate the chlorine or chlormamine in the water.


@Drewdown1992 a fish tank bubbler an air stone is less then 20$ i personally do this before i water for 24hrs. It will help keep it moving n not stagnate and will help add more dissolved oxegen to the water while u wait for the chlorine to dissipate

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All the information I’ve read so far is great!

I would like to add, that milk jugs aren’t the best to use either. I use an air stone in 5 gallon bucket, but the air stone isn’t required, just speeds up the process. If you have chlorine in tap water, try getting them in something with a more open top to facilitate evaporation. If you give the water a little stir a few times, a solid 24 hours will be adequate. Chloramine usually requires treatment to fully remove, but it’s not as commonly used. You should be able to look up your water supply treatment methods easily online.

Good luck with everything, and feel free to ask if you have any questions.