My Plant has start budding


#1

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Hi Latewood,
I need some advise please I have a
Purple Kush Fem Auto
Hydroponic DWC
Nutrients are Technaflora
indoor
LED 7 Band 2.1 270W grow light
temp 73-78 degree
hunidity 76-82%
no Ventilation,
Yes AC and Humidifier
no Co2
My plant has started budding and I have changed the Nutrients to the flowering stage, I was also told to run the lights 24hrs. a day since it is budding instead of 12/12 what is correct or what do you suggest ?

Thanks a lot of all of your advise and help,
Slowhand420


#2

I think you have it backwards. Not as sure on autos, but 12/12 is for the flowering stage for all.


#3

It is defo 12/12 in flowering for photos but for autos i do believe they are made to grow with whichever light schedule they are on, i do also believe they should have some sort of dark period, i think many who are growing autos have them on 18/6 or 16/8 or 20/4

I am but a noob tho, lets see if we can find someone with auto experience… @Not2SureYet @MattyBear @FloridaSon may be able to help or atleast point you in the right direction :ok_hand:


#4

I’ve grown autos on every light schedule there is. Best results I’ve had were under 12/12 or 16/8. All living things need time to rest and recover. Cannabis actually does most of its growing in the dark period, so if you’re blasting her with 24/0, she never gets a break.


#5

I agree with @MattyBear here. I have tried a few settings and am on a 16/8 right now. What I think I have found with my lights is I can get away with a 12/12 early on through veg if I need. In flower. a little longer light schedule in flower seem to be helping me to get a little tighter buds. Don’t quote me on that though. I only have one grow before this to compare to. The 16/8 is working a little better for me over all though. And mine have really liked the dark time. That is when they seem to grow the most


#6

There are just too many variables (like height of the light) to make any scientific judgement, but dark is needed. I think the best “boost” would be light intensity while it is on rather than the length of time that it is on.


#7

Thanks a lot Whodat66, for the advise i will change it today.


#8

Thanks Not2SureYet,
a lot for your help


#9

Thank for all of the replies… I am not to good this or growing…lol…

Slowhand420


#10

Love this answer, as I teach to veg at 16/8

Autos can be grown at any photo period; However, I have found 24/0 not to work as well as some growers outdoors and they are under the Sun at 14/10 to 12/12 from here on out this season.

Another thing I noticed is that your are severely under lighting the plants. That spindly look is directly due to inadequate lighting. In life as in growing; You get what you pay for. Please pay for better lighting :slight_smile: Peace, lw


#11

thanks a lot Wildwest its my first auto flowering and DWC and LED lights.
I agree I would think it needs a dark period also. But my Son and a friend of his that was a grower in MI. told me to run the light 24 hours. I will change it back today.

thanks a lot again Wildwest


#12

Thank you Latewood i just purchased a new light last week should i get another one ? its a LED 7 band 2.1 270W grow light ? I also have another LED lights (Veg). along with two 65W bulbs.and natural light from our tubs window.

thanks, Slowhand420


#13

Careful with the window as well, especially if you grow a regular feminized plant. Best to have 100% control of the light, whatever you choose to light with (and dark with :wink: )


#14

Sorry I was late for the tag, but you have already gotten great answers.

Stupid service!..