So I finally bought seeds online and got my shipment email this morning, I really do feel almost like a kid I’m so excited! I would just like some input on my setup. I have a 2’x2’x4’ tent with a 450W ViparSpectra LED, I’ll be using 3 gallon fabric pots with FoxFarm Ocean/Forest and FoxFarm soil nutrients. I plan to germinate them in pH’d water cup and then put them in starter peat pots to start. So, here are my questions/concerns…
all of the germinating info on the site talks of cfl’s to start the seedlings, I don’t have that available so at what height/light level would you recommend for this particular light? This LED has a VEG & BLOOM switch, some articles say to use the full-spectrum with the BLOOM switch on from the beginning and others… well. There’s a lot of conflicting information on the net about this.
I purchased 5 Blueberry autoflowers and would like advice on how many I can successfully grow to maturity in my tent/light setup? I chose autoflowers for several reasons, I’d like to have a perpetual harvest once I get started and realize I will probably need a bigger tent & possibly more lights to have my 2 in Veg & 2 in Flower plan.
finally, I’ve read on many forums that you shouldn’t top or fim autoflowers due to the limited veg time. Then in your forums I’ve seen several people talking about topping their autos. What should I expect with this? Since this is my 1st real attempt at growing, should I just let the 1st plants grow naturally to see how the plant actually grows? Maybe some light lst to open up the center of the plant…?
All advice and suggestions are welcome… thanks in advance to everyone.