First-time grower here. Stoked to be a part of the forum. I have been scanning for days, picking out pertinent information that will help me with my grow, but I am in need of expert advice.
Seeds planted on 4/14/2020
I purchased feminized PuTang seeds from wellgrownseeds that were bred by Mass Medical Strains. In the package, I also received a few freebies (5 Mr. T seeds and 3 Bintang Mas) so I planted all of those mfs cuz why not. I am 9 days into the grow (not including germinating the seeds for 3 days before planting them into solo cups) and I have a new grow light that is being delivered today at any moment. It is the Mars Hydro TS1000 grow light From what I have read, it seems like I should set the timer to run light 18 hours a day with 6 hours of darkness afterward. For the early stage of growth that I am in, I believe I am supposed to hang the light anywhere from 18-24 inches from the plants. Is this correct?
This cannabis will be grown indoors until around June 1st, at which I will transplant the plants into 15-gallon fabric pots and place them inside a 20’ x 11’ grow tent that I am looking at. I live on Cape Cod so the weather is not permitting for outdoor growth until the end of May/ early June.
I am growing in Coast of Maine Stonington Blend mix. I have 1-gallon fabric self-adhesion pots ready to transplant my solo cups into at any time, but I could use some advice when to do so.
Here is a picture of my plants on day 9. Only 1 of the PuTang seeds (red solos) has sprouted (the breeder told me the other day that strain sometimes takes a bit longer to sprout but has an extremely high germination rate). Nearly all of the Mr. T and Bintang Mas (blue solos) have sprouted. They were looking a little tall and wobbly to me (which is why I gave some of them a little support system).
Please leave comments down below to help clear up some first-time confusion I have. I appreciate your help in a time like this, it sure is nice to have a project going during quarantine.
p.s. I currently am growing these plants in my basement which is probably around 60 degrees (I know, not ideal)