Auto Schedue for new to autos


#1

Anybody flower autos on 12/12?
How’s the results Vs. verge schedule?


#2

I actually do flower under 12-12 and have good results average 1-1/2 -2 ounces per auto
But I will say this i just recently started growing autos @Mparham @Hogmaster averages around 3 ounces per or better hopefully he sees this and stops by
I flower under 12-12/ for two reasons one i mix my autos and photos together and second to save electricity


#3

Start to finish I’ve had my best results at 12/12 the whole grow


#4

I agree with @Hogmaster and @Countryboyjvd1971 I’m growing autos with photos and had them 12/12 from the start and they are the biggest autos I’ve grown so far.


#5

Had these 2 under 24 hrs first week then put in my flower tent

12/12 light Schedule the rest of the grow


#6

I also supplemented light at 12/12 and aveaged an ounce per plant. Of big nice beutiful buds.
Like the autos


#7

It’s all about timing your nutrients :wink:


#8

We sharing lol
Here my iglm wwa
She 3 -31/2 foot tall


#9

I think I’ll switch mine from 20/4 to 12/12 next Friday. That’ll be 2 weeks from start of bloom. They’re already between 15"-20", at only 27 days from germination.


#10

Guys remember plants do most of thier growing in the dark :wink:


#11

I have a photoperiod plant in with them that will need to be flipped in a couple weeks, otherwise, my plants are happy at 20/4. I might push that plant to veg longer, and only flip the lights the last 2 weeks of the autos’ grow. Depends on what the plants tell me. :grinning:


#12

Not saying they wont grow under longer lighting cycles
Your girl look healthy but dont need 20 hours of light
Its your grow room so I won’t tell you how to run it @blackthumbbetty


#13

They do most of there growing when they are sleeping 16/8 max but they really like 12/12


#14

12 and 12 it is then.


#15

Please do tell old wise one!


#16

Can you tell us about the right time for nutes? I’ve only grown photo. This is my first try at autos and it will be an outdoor grow. Thanks.


#17

Yes dude can you tell us. Pretty please.


#18

A common question I see is when to switch autos from veg to bloom. Many people are under the impression that as soon as they see the first flowers it’s time to switch. Perhaps a little explanation of the life cycle of autos will help to clarify this.

Weeks 1 - 3. Once you’ve started your seeds and they break the surface of the soil, they are in their seedling stage. The first set of leaves to appear will usually single fingered, followed by a second set that may still be single fingered or perhaps 3 fingered. Once that second set appears growth will start to accelerate as the new leaves provide more photosynthesis. This process will continue, more new leaves, faster growth. Depending on the type of soil in use, mild vegetative nutes can be introduced at week 2. By week 3 most plants will start to show their sex. Males will start to produce pollen sacks and females will display pistils.

Weeks 4 - 6. The plants are now entering a pre flowering stage. During this time the plants should exhibit explosive growth, often as much as a new set of nodes and 1" vertical growth a day. This is the time when they will gain most of their vertical height. Many people make the mistake of switching from vegetative to flowering nutrients at this point, assuming that since they see flowers it must be the proper time. This is incorrect. If the switch to flowering nutes is made at this time the vertical growth will stop and the plant will put it’s energy into producing buds. If you need to keep your plants small, or want them to finish earlier, they by all means switch nutes at this point. But if you want to get the most out of your plants continue feeding vegetative nutes until you see the vertical growth slow and stop. Depending on the strain that will usually be sometime during week 5 or 6.

Weeks 7 - 9. By now vertical growth has stopped and the switch to flowering nutrients has been made. The buds will start to fill out and put on weight, becoming hard and tight. Pistols will start to change from white to brown, orange, red, etc. By now the plants will also have developed a strong smell. Toward the end of this phase the large primary and smaller secondary fan leaves will begin to turn yellow. This is an indication that the plant is moving toward the end of it’s life.

Weeks 10 - 11. At this time flowering nutes should be discontinued and only plain pHed water fed to flush the remaining nutrients from the soil and improve the taste. Yellowing of the fan leaves will continue as the plant draws the stored energy from them. Eventually they will die and fall off. By the time that the smaller leaves that come from out of the buds will also start to turn yellow. Then it’s time to harvest.

I know that many of you are thinking that the seed bank said the plants will finish in 8-9 weeks, so why are you saying they take 10-11? The claims made by the seed banks are somewhat deceptive. If you switch to flowering nutes at week 3 or 4 the plants can finish in the times the seed banks say but they will remain small and not reach their full potential yield. Years of growing by myself and others has shown that autos do best if you follow this time line.

Of course, there will always be variations depending on the strain, the environment, nutrients, etc. This information is meant to only serve as a general guideline.

Does this sound right? Thanks… I copied and pasted this from a different website. The guy is supposed to be a breeder for 20 plus years. I know all of ILGM autos are feminized.


#19

That’s awesome man. What strain are you growing?


#20

Yes man I’ve read that before. You get alot of different views if you investigate. That sounds pretty logical to me. Seeing how you are willing to mentor, why so many different view points about light cycles etc etc. I want a vet to instruct me. A relationship with a successful grower if you will. Success to me is applied knowledge. I don’t want to learn from hard knocks. I just adjusted to twelve/twelve. I will heed advise you just posted. I received my marshydro 300 watt yesterday and discontinued CFLS. Ill seek out more advice from you when I need to know something if your willing
I appreciate you.