Late start, first grow


#1

Hi & I appreciate each response. If anyone is able to answer, please jump in.
This is my first grow. I’m growing fem northern lights. I planned on hydro yet the complete lighting system at this point is in-afffordable. I live in the South East.
I planted in amended soil. Purchased several nutrients. Advance nutrients. Grow, micro & bloom as well as grow bud and and bud candy Here’s my issue:
The fist 2 northern lights I added the micro, grow and bloom too soon. Ph was 6-6.5. Those leaves began to turn yellow so I completely stopped nutes and from there it was strictly flushing and adding ph corrected water. They’re growing well after I topped the yellowing leaves. I began a couple of more seeds and they’re both doing very well. I keep them outside during tha day in full sun then evening I take them in and place them under the lighting. Fluorescent Lighting combined with full spectrum led’s. Here are my main 2 questions:, please advise.
The first 2 plants with nutrient burn, I flushed & topped and are coming back well. They’re shorter than the other 3.
My others were starting late. Three have 6 full sets of leaves as of this morning. The others are starting on 5 compact sets.
Is it possible to harvest in mid October or should at that point leave them under grow lights I October ? Also, since they’re in amended soil can I restart the nutrients? Maybe gradually ? Regarding the big bud & bud candy when do I begin adding those ( if so ) gradually ?
Please help.
I truly would like to get a harvest from my plants. Is it even possible to get a harvest from the two I’ve brought back ?
Inside the temps from 80-84*. Ph Is 6.5 with ventilation.
Thank you for each answer. I value your opinion. I understand that each of us began somewhere and have questions . I will add pictures soon.
Grateful & happy growing
@JBC13 @Noctis420 @Countryboyjvd1971 @SmoknGranny


#2

Yes, you can get a harvest by mid October. Will it amount to much? Maybe not: yield is gonna be a function of how big the plant is, after all.

Using a good soil for cannabis you won’t need any nutes until flower. Just PH’d water. If you are using strips or drops be aware that they are not accurate. Use a digital PH meter. PH is 6.3 to 6.8 in soil.

Inadequate light will produce light and airy flowers FYI. You almost can’t have too much light in flower.


#3

When you start feeding you want to uave 4-5 seys of true leaves
@Myfriendis410 has givin some good advice


#4

Thank you @Countryboyjvd1971 it is very good advice. I also appreciate your time in reviewing my post.
I am leavring so much.
Happy growing


#5

Sorry sweetie. I’m behind on here and looks like you received some good input. Just keep asking and learning like you’re doing :hugs: