First time grow any suggestions

Hey guys I started my first grow. I have a blueberry Autoflower from ILGM and I have a Gold Leaf strand. Any suggestions? Watering, lighting, humidity level, temperature? Any mature growers can help thanks happy growing.

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Humidity you want it around 60-80% for seedlings and for veg stage 60-70% for flowering stage u want ur humidity around 50 -60% now for temps flowering stage you ur temps around 72f for veg 25 degrees Celsius and the same for seedlings u can go abit higher up to 27 degrees Celsius now lighting cause ur doing a auto a 18/6 cycle so thats 18 on and 6 off


Welcome and Happy New Year!!! @Tezza2 got you on some basics already, but they’re pretty important. I know you already got a little info on your post, but if you wanna fill this out, some of the experienced growers could throw some tips and info your way! Nice setup! First thing I’m noticing, is to make sure there are drain holes in those smaller vessels or you can end up with some really issues. Unless they have them and I’m already that blind. Anyway, it’s fun and as long as you’re willing to learn and can be extreeeemely patient at times, it’s all worth it! Good luck and happy growing!!!

Answer these simple questions the best you can. If you are not sure, just bring it to our attention. We will figure it out.

  1. Indoor or outdoor? - size of grow?
  2. Strain of seeds?
  3. Regular, feminized, or autoflower?
  4. Origin of water. PH, EC/TDS of source water?
  5. PH and TDS/EC of if mixed solution?
  6. Grow method? Soil, Soil-less, Coco, Hydro, Aquaponics. Please explain.
  7. Nutrients or fertilizer system used.
  8. What type of lighting are you using? LED, HID (MH, CMH, HPS), or Fluorescents? Please elaborate.
  9. What are the temps in your grow space? Day / Night?
  10. What is the RH = relative humidity in your grow space? Day / Night?
  11. AC, Humidifier, De-humidifier?
  12. Do you have a Ventilation system? Size? 4", 6"? Brand/model?

Always try to upload a clear picture in white light of any issues you may have to allow the community to identify your issue.

Anything you feel would help us give you more informed advice should be included. Feel free to elaborate at the end of the survey.


Welcome to the community ! good choice on your strains. :+1::v:

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Welcome to the community. I love these pictures and I use them anytime I run into issues


Good information above. My input:

  1. The first rule of how to grow is to learn to stay out of the plant’s way. Your job is to create and maintain the best possible environment balance. The plant will take care of the rest.
  2. Before you feed, water, brew teas, spray anything, or take action in any other way: take some cheap and easy environmental readings.
  3. Ensure the fresh air is changed ~every minute so stale hot air is removed and the plant has a steady supply of fresh CO2 rich air. Not a hurricane but a gentle leaf flutter is all the air circulation it needs.
  4. Take room and leaf temp, a humidity reading, and plug those numbers into a VPD calculator to understand where you are as far a transpiration is concerned. Shoot for 1 kPa in veg and slightly higher (~1.4 kPa) in flower. VPD Chart
  5. Your canopy leaf temp is more important than room temp. You’re growing a plant not heating a room. Leaf temp 77F +/-7F is a happy zone IMO.
  6. After any leaf temp issues are resolved, then ensure your lights are set to proper DLI to optimize photosynthesis. Start low in seedling/clone and work up to an avg 35-40 DLI across the canopy in veg and flower. Don’t adjust lights with a tape measure. Get a light meter such as the Photone app for your phone. It toggles between PPFD and DLI.
  7. After adjusting lights recheck VPD (leaf, room, humidity). Find a balance between VPD (transpiration) and DLI (photosynthesis) by controlling the environment (raise/lower lights, increase exhaust fan speed, defoliate, add heat/AC, etc).
  8. As the plant grows, when you transplant, when the weather changes, etc., adjust the environment balance based on the VPD and DLI requirements for the stage of growth the plant is in. Ck often (more often than feeding or watering)
  9. Then if using soil, pH test a soil sample. It’s easy. Hanna has a great tutorial. If it’s 6.5 +/- .3 you should be good. Correct the pH if not.
  10. Another consideration is water source. Does it contain chlorine, chloramine or other contamination? What is the pH?
  11. Only water when the plant is dry. Water is heavy (~8 lbs/gal). Pick up the plant to ck the weight. Only water when it’s light. Consider adding Ca, Mg and Fe when you water.
  12. Also consider using microbes. They help the plant take on nutrients. Real Grower’s Recharge, Mammoth P, others…
  13. Then look at your nutrients to ensure you are providing 3 primary, 3 secondary, and 7 trace minerals in your nutrition of choice.
  14. If your environment is not balanced treating plant symptoms will be a short term solution.

Welcome to the community! Lots of good information :point_up:There! Might have to read it through a few times during your grow so you don’t feel overwhelmed. Have fun and try not to sweat the small stuff!! Happy Growing :v::blush:


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Haha sweet link @oldmarine made me chuckle

Excellent info above! Keep track of this thread @Jon2playa you’ll definitely need to reread some of it. Overwhelming is an understatement.

Welcome to ILGM! And enjoy the grow journey. We grow as much as the plants do in this hobby. Savor the moments of not knowing what you dont know


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It’s beginning to get very saggy, I’m not sure if I over watered the plant, or if the PH is to high on the water? Any ideas on bringing the plant back up.?

Whats ur ph and i wouldnt water for a day or two

When I tested my water PH it was 6.4

Your medium honestly looks dry. When was the lasttime you waterd?

Thats fine ur ph is good

When was the last time you watered ur plants and how much water do you give them

I watered them the day that I posted those pictures. I skipped a day today, and when I water then I usually just do it to where I see the soil getting moist

Id get them into more Weed-growing friendly pots. Fabric pots are AWESOME!

I grew in ceramics and plastic my first year. It works. But drains horribly. And drainage is like a cheat code when growing the devils lettuce.

Are the pots still ‘heavy’ and can u feel dampbess under that top, dry looking area? If so, good ways to encourage drying out are…

A fan.
Leaving the tent open during lights on.
Elevating the plants or lowering the light A LITTLE.
And most importantly watering less often

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