Hello, this is my first time growing. I’ve been doing a lot of reading and wow there is so much information out there. It’s a bit overwhelming. I have two small plants and had questions about lights. Right now I have a shop light with two 30watt fluorescent tubes. These are several years old, look like they are about to go out and based on what I’m reading, are just too weak even if they were brand new.
Right now they are about 4 inches above the plant. I’m hoping to use my existing fixture but maybe purchase some new bulbs. Any suggestions? Something I can buy at Home Depot is a plus.
Also, should I start giving them nutrients now? I planted these guys about 6 weeks ago and although they appear healthy, they are slow growing. Is that because of lack of light or lack of nutrients? Both maybe? They’ve been growing by windowsill light and only have had light from the tubes for a few days.
One last question, I’m growing a CBD strain and hoping for more CBD than THC or a 1:1 ratio. Do the plants have different needs to achieve this?
This is my practice run from gifted seeds before I do the real deal. Im not even sure if they are male or female. Just trying to get all my growing mistakes out of the way now! Any advice is appreciated. Thanks!