First time grower, indoors

I’m a first time indoor grower, and I started with a cheap grow tent & a hydro pot.

Seed was germinated in December-Jack Herer autoflower strain from ILGM. My grow light is now about 6 inches from the top of my plant.

Can anyone advise, do I need a taller grow tent to finish the bloom stage, or am I okay?


Welcome @pamster do u have any pictures of the setup? That’ll help for sure in giving u some help. Ur definitely in the perfect place tho @kellydans @merlin44 @Borderryan22 will definitely be able to give u any info u need once u get some pics posted


Depends on the light. I let my girls get that close or even closer to my sf2000 before I end up super cropping them. I don’t let them get that close to my hlg light tho. So if you light is weak. You’re fine. If strong. Super crop em.

Like this. Maybe not that low… but you get the idea. She’ll give herself a curve. Sometimes have to tie down or use a clip.


Put the main stem between your fingers and roll/squeeze it until you feel the wood inside get soft. Once you soften up the stem, she’ll bend right over no problem at all.


I keep my light close these days. I’m still new to this tho. Right now my light is super close to the top two colas cuz I didn’t know how to get the canopy completely even tbh, I’m still learning, but 12" away when it’s flowering is fine. I keep mine closer than that honestly

U can kinda see how close it is in the last picture. It’s about 8" from the top two colas


First time grower here too growing White Widow. to day is 8W 2days. I am not sure if this is what she should be looking like

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I’ve got a whiskey Zulu auto on day 36. She’s been flowering for probably about a week I’ve had to bend 4 of her colas cuz they were crowding the light.

Look for the red lst clips if you don’t see it. :sunglasses:


Welcome to the community ! I always advise buy the tallest tent your space will accommodate. Pull and tie the tallest limbs down to gain some clearance. Also look at the Rigging on your light shortened up Possibly gain a few inches . Good luck


I’m having a hard time getting my pictures to load; I hope these are in a viewable state. I really appreciate you sharing your insights.

Thanks so much for your help!

Here ya go and welcome aboard.

Answer these simple questions the best you can.
If you do not know, or do not use something; Just say so = NA

Strain; Type, Bag seed, or NA

Soil in pots, Hydroponic, or Coco?
System type?

PH of runoff or solution in reservoir?

What is strength of nutrient mix? EC, or TDS

Indoor or Outdoor
Light system, size?

Temps; Day, Night

Humidity; Day, Night

Ventilation system; Yes, No, Size

AC, Humidifier, De-humidifier,

Co2; Yes, No

Add anything else you feel would help us give you a most informed answer. Feel free to elaborate, but short, to the point questions and facts will help us help you smile

Strain is Jack Herer, autoflower. Growing medium is hydropot, pH in reservoir neutral, indoor, light system is LED humidity 80%, temperature 60F, no extra CO2.

Jack herer sounds good. Im an outdoor grower so i dont have much growing advise. But i want to see it grow. Good luck . i do think jack is a good choice for autos though.