I wanted to know with the auto flower when you should change your lighting times how do you know the autoflowers are ready to flower
Autoflowers typically flower on their own, but some need a push to initiate flowering. Preflowers are the indicator that it’s mature enough to flower. 12/12 will work as long as you meet DLI. (Daily light intervals)
You don’t get to pick when autos flower is what covert was saying. They flower on their own regardless of the light schedule.
They look nice, tough to tell color. Got any pictures in natural light?
Is that better I’m thinking of waiting for a week to change lighting times I just started hitting them with co2 what do you think I’m new to growing
The plant in the bottom pic has started to flower, and the top one is close behind. a lot of auto growers use a 18/6 light schedule.
Right now I’m doing a 17/7 lighting I’m going to switch to 12/12 for flowering is that right
You don’t need to change the light schedule. Autoflower will (like yours are) flower when they want to.
Lou12, welcome to the community and to the forum, plants look good, And healthy. Now that they’re turning into flowering stage switch the light to 18/6 12/12. Looks the auto’s are taking off. Good luck on your grow
Old school thanks for info I really appreciate your help I’m going to change my lighting schedule to 12 hours on 12 hours off I’ve heard that that’s the timing for flowering I’ve heard that they need a little more dog time so they can recoup I’m also adding CO2 now again thank you for all your help and I really like this community forum
Hey @Lou12 , welcome to the forum
Adding CO2 is pointless unless you have an airtight grow room and LOTS of extra light.
Plants are looking very nice btw
I grow autos and first 2 weeks is 24 on, 18/6 through the rest of the grow
OGIncognito, lol that’s old-school to get that jump. Good stuff.
Thanks I did a couple of grows back when I was just a kid probably 22 and when I did I never did the 18-6 I always cut their lifetime to 12/12 but I’m going to try with everybody saying about leaving it on 18-6
Through veg on autos and flip 12/12 on photos when your happy with filling out the canopy under a scrog net unless your just growing 1
You got it Bro, get those roots growing wide and deep as soon as I can