Like many first-time growers I have a problem of my own making. I have a couple auto-mix packs and I decided to take advantage of the half-price Gold Leaf seeds. I thought I was buying the auto variety but I’m pretty sure at this point I bought a photo variety. I planted all at the same time. The Blueberry and Jack Herer have started to flower nicely but the Gold Leaf hasn’t. I looked at the zip lock baggy the seed came in and it didn’t say it was an auto so there is another hint. I looked at my order and it didn’t say it was an auto either. The last time I fed my plants I gave all of them the same flowering nutes. I got a little yellowing on the tips of the newest Gold Leaf tips. I’m pretty sure that’s from an excess of phosphorus. It’s very minor and I’m not too concerned unless you tell me I should be. Like I said, I’m new.
My question is a strategy to proceed. I was thinking I would just stick to an 18/6 light schedule and let the Gold Leaf veg until the autos finish. Then I would change to a 12/12 light schedule to start the Gold Leaf flowering. I had planned to dry in my tent but I don’t think that will happen now and that’s ok. I only have one 24" x 24" tent so that’s a limiting factor.
What would happen if I flipped my tent into a 12/12 light schedule now? Would it limit my yield on the autos? Is that a better strategy?
I appreciate the help.