I been growing the Zkittlez auto flower for about 2 weeks be going on 3 on Tuesday
I am using a 2x2 grow tent
MARS HYDRO TS 600W LED Grow Light 2x2ft Coverage Sunlike Full Spectrum
I do have a fan to circulate the air in the tent and keep it cool off and the humidity sit about 47-50
Growing in fox farm Ocean forest potting soil
I don’t have a lot of money to put into it rn to get better equipment but I’m trying to utilize what I can get and have
I’m not sure on nutrients and how to go about that rn I’m trying to learn but it’s a bit confusing for me
Plant looks nice and healthy good job for your first grow and an autoflower.
Your pretty much stuck to that pot now unless you have a 3 or 5 gallon pot. Fabric pots have the plants growing their roots right into them.
So that small amount of soil will be running empty on nutrients pretty quickly, meaning funding a nutrient line that you can use for grow and flower at the top of your priority list. A tds meter will be needed and a PH meter, you will also need PH up and PH down.
Whatever is the least expensive, get that it will work in terms of nutrients.
A word of warning cheap PH pens often don’t work very well, sometimes they work. A PH apera starter kit with calibration fluid is what we recomond but a cheap on may work if your really tight on the budget.
Hey plant looks great doing a great job, I’m new too and have gone have way over budget, but 1 thing will need is a bigger pot, container. I used same type of soil got through 4-5 weeks never feed any nutes, But I would recommend the ph and ppm pen, I didn’t have them tell recently and was able to determine what my plants needed, I knew nothing about watering to run off, and testing it to see what they need. Was using the Up Down hydro kit to test ph but 6.8 is a big difference from 6.2. I just winging it as I go, enjoy the ride best of luck
As your plant gets larger and flowering begins you are gonna want some ventilation fan to pull air out of and into your tent to cool and exchange the air. A small 4 inch inline exhaust fan will handle that.
@Chriskaoss welcome to a brilliant community. Great bunch here and on the money with their advice. A bigger pot with a bit more compost in there would buy you a bit more time to get nutrients sorted out. Babies are looking great so spot on so far
I see the leaf edges begin to sawtooth up. Ensure you’re letting your grow medium dry before you water. Don’t water wet or even most soil. Ever. It could be heat. Ensure your light isn’t heating your leaves too much (85F is my personal max and prefer lower but I’ve heard of others go higher).
Control your light intensity. Download the Photone app and use a diffuser (piece of printer paper) over the phone’s front camera. Set the light intensity to 463 PPFD at 18/6 on/off. When your auto begins to flower turn up the light to 617 PPFD but leave schedule at 18/6. Remember to check leaf temp and if it’s too hot raise the light and readjust intensity to 617.
Keep track of humidity. Heat and humidity go hand in hand to keep the plant transpiring (like breathing). Look up your leaf temp on a VPD chart and get your humidity in the range for your stage of growth (you’re currently in veg).
Dechlorinate your tap water by letting it sit out a cpl days, add Cal Mag+ then adjust pH to 6.3-6.5. I recommend top dressing dry nutrients (Dr Earth or other at Home Depot). NO slow release fertilizer such as Miracle Grow.
Microbes can help the plant use the nutrients you give it regardless of brand. I recommend Real Grower’s Recharge.
One thing I should add: Your municipality could use chlorimine vs chlorine as it’s disinfectant. A granular activated carbon (GAC) filtration system is the most effective way to remove chloramines from water. Letting it sit will not dissipate chloramine.