Autoflower normal season

A question from a fellow grower:

Hey this is my first year doing deep water culture and my first time using autoflower I was just wondering if it’s possible to grow the normal season. Of flowers in the same grow room I mean I know they need the 12 and 12 cycle to start flowering, that’s the normal seeds, I don’t know if I should just start the few normal plants a week or two earlier or if it’s a feasible thing to do, I’d love to be able to grow them at the same time!

This site recommends a 20/4 or an 18/6 light schedule for autos…eventually if grown with regular plants, they will get out of sync