I am considering my first grow. I have ordered the ak47 autoflower. I have watched a few YouTube videos and have a few questions. 1) it said autoflower does not like red spectrum. Can make the plant hermaphrodite. 2) I plan to order GROWant G3HiPAR-Series 240Watt Aluminum LED Grow Light OSRAM Horticulture LEDs & Full Spectrum for Indoor Plants Veg and Flower – Black because I read it would be best. One plant light. 3) light timing. I see you do not have to change light times, but in the YouTube videos they are. Where can I get help specifically with autoflower plants.
I don’t know anything about that light. You need at least 35-50w true watts per square foot. I have a meizhi 450w(192w true watts) for 2x2x5 grow box.
A autoflowering strain can grow and flower no matter what, it’s not influenced by the light schedule so you can let the light schedule from 24/0(not recommended because them need to rest) to 12/12. The best is 18on/6 off.
I also grow 2 ak47 auto and if you want I can tag you in my grow journal.
More and more people are switching to a 14/10 light shedule for veg because they are getting great results. For autos though I would use 18/6 because in this case it’s more like: stronger light with some hours of rest= relatively high yields
I think what @JedSanders was saying was to stick with 18/6 on autos. Yes they will grow and flower out under just about any light schedule. But 18/6 will provide more photosynthetic energy, and reward you in higher yeild.
I don’t grow them, but watching several journals it seems that 18/6 or even 20/4 seem to produce the bigger yields from autos.