Few questions to see if I'm on the right track


#1

A question from a fellow grower:

Hi Robert, just a few questions. My White Widows literally popped in one day…incredible and I had 7 random seeds that also popped within a couple days and I’m thrilled. Thank you for your wisdom. This is my first year. I have them under a 4 foot fluorescent light 54 watts, 5000 Lumens, 6400 k full spectrum. All of that is foreign to me. Is that enough light for them for another 2 to 3 weeks? Some of them seem to be stretching a little. Temp gets to about 77 under the light with 31% humidity. My goal is to move the plants outside when I’m sure there won’t be a frost. What is the lowest temp these new plants will withstand at night? Transplanted them today to bigger pots as the roots were popping thru the chucks I planted them in. Will fertilize In 2 weeks. They will be in n huge pots outside as I have a lot of pines and the soil is acidic. Am I supposed on the right track? Thank you again so much.


#2

Well, it sounds like you have a plan. The lights are OK for as long as a month as long as you keep them as close as possible to the plants to prevent stretching. Also a oscillating fan is need to cause a breeze in order to strengthen the stems of the young plants.

Night temps should not be allowed to drop more than 10-15 degrees from day temps. You never want to see your plants exposed to less than 50 f. Sometimes this is out of a growers control due to regional climate, and then you have to adapt.

lw :slight_smile: