So I am a proud newb who has a question about the term Week 1, 2, 3 etc. I was hoping to get a little clarification on when the weeks for a grow beginning. I’ve read that once the seedlings begin to grow larger leaves (about three weeks after they’re planted) they’ve entered the vegetative phase also considered Week 1. Is this correct? If so, what exact traits does a plant have to be considered Week 1? For me “larger leaves” is a little vague. Could anyone explain this a little better for me? Thanks in advance!
When you see a strain that says 8-10 weeks, that means 8-10 weeks after the first sign of flowering. You can veg a regular photo as long as you want. autos do their own thing.
For vegetative, looking at nutrient schedules, week 1 would be the first week you start feeding nutrients which shouldn’t be for at lest 4 weeks if you use good soil I mere PPMs of runoff and when it dips below 850 or so, I start nutrients and then, roughly, follow the nutrient schedule.
Got ya. Thanks! In my case I’m doing Bruce Banner autos. They are in seedling stage at this point and we’re planted a week ago today. Both are only 2” tall with the first set of serrated leaves and tiny nodes can be seen between. One is in Ocean Forrest, the other is in Coco Loco. Both are within a 4x4” Happy Frog cut out in the OF and CL soils as to ease them into higher nutrients. So in about 3 weeks I should give them their first feeding huh?
I’m not too sure about the combination of soils you have maybe someone else can be of assistance. There is no magic number when to start feeding other than checking TDS of runoff.
You won’t have to feed the one in ocean forest untill flower and just the opposite in coco loco. Since it’s coco. Although I read to treat it like soil. Lot of amendments, already in it.
A seedling by definition has no true leaves. As such, when you start seeing leaves in addition to cots your plant is technically no longer a seedling.
Most feeding schedules assume inert media and around 4 weeks veg time, then flip to flowering schedule. If your media has amendments then it should account for replacing a portion of the nutrient application schedule. Same goes for extending veg period, you can repeat veg feedings as long as you need to.
Thanks! Another reason why I ask is for light % and light height. I am at 60% light intensity, 24” away from soil for seedling stage and was wondering what is considered “Veg” stage to switch over to 100% light intensity and lower the light more. I’ve read a host of conflicting explanations w/o a definitive answer. Some say Vegetative stage starts when it gets the first set of serrated leaves, some say the 2nd set of serrated leaves, while others say once it has its true fan leaves. I can’t seem to get a definitive answer. So what are the true plant characteristics traits that the plant has transitioned from seedling stage to vegetative stage?