How much light is to much , should I be cycling on and off for 2.5 week plants.
Autoflower or photoperiod pics would be good.
That said when in true veg a little rest for them is always good. Like 4 to 6 hours.
20/4 with a dli of 20-30
Ive ran my gear at both 24hrs and at 18hrs for veg. With my experience and enviorment the girls responded w/ better growth doing the following.
A.) 24hrs VEG needed lower wattage light. My trial with higher wattage caused the plants to look more tired and not as vibrant. Growth was about the same with both just w/ a higher electric bill for the 24hrs on.
B.) 18hrs VEG seems to the the sweet spot for my grow. The plants are always vibrant n fresh, tons of vigor, and seem up take watering/feeding better.
I have my lights on for 20/4 and my dli is 45 from the start to finish
Thanks for the info. I’m a new grower and want to get everything rite.
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6/2 for a 2 weeks and 18/6 2 weeks and flip ! Easy peazy !
@Frank2158 do u have any pictures of ur setup?
2 weeks old
Nice setup, did u figure out how long u want to run ur lights for? I grow autos and prefer 18on and 6 off, alot of people think 24 light will produce more of a yield, but like any living thing, a plant, needs to rest also. It could actually stunt ur girls a little bit if u choose to go with the lights on 24/7, 18/6 has worked just fine so far for me
Rite now im running 24/7, will go a few weeks like that and then go 28/6 .
Lmk how that works for u. Some say constant light is good, others say it’s not. Whatever works for ya is what I go with. I’m curious to see how it turns out with that light schedule. Looks good so far for sure
Thanks any help is appreciated.
No problem at all. If I can give u an answer I will,and if I don’t know,I’ll be the first to say “I have no idea” here’s a few pics of my GG4 auto I’m growing right now. She’s on an 18/6 light schedule
Its a growrrs choice to be honest , if you really want them to grow faster in seedling stage to vegging ,
Start your seeds on 6/2 for two weeks after the seed pop up , than go to 24/0 for a straight week and than 18/6 and watch for it to pre-flower right ?
This is whats challenging in most auto strains , once the plant pre- flowers is when the auto plant goes into vegging stage and they can or will veg for 6 - 10 weeks depending on light intensity power , once it sexs , thats when the trichones will start to foam and the auto is now entering flower/bloom phase and can bud for another 8 -12 weeks and its many many growers miss they harvest window , cause ive missed it quite a few times until i forgot a line of autos mix with a few photos and when i saw the final size i was so disaapointed at my damn self for following a market schedule instead of listening to the plants .
These plants look really nice. How old are they?
They ready for some seawed extract and calmag at 400 ppm and than some micro and grow at a 3-2-1 shoukd get them going .