Hello ILGM Gang,
I am a first time grower. I feel like I have been training for this my whole adult life though. Since the state I live in has opened up to individuals growing their own in their homes I decided to give it a go. After over a year of targeted research and a couple of months in this is where I am at and could really use expert advice or clarity whether I am doing this right.
3’x3’ grow tent
2x oscillating fans
1x cool mist humidifier
1x 4" 204cfm inline vent fan with carbon filter
1x 600w Full spectrum LED with veg/bloom lights separate
FoxFarm Ocean Forest in 5 gallon fabric pots
FoxFarm trio nutes
I ran them from seed to veg in solos. Transplanted to 5 gallon pots at week 4 topped them twice(manifolding) and started giving them nutes based on FoxFarm schedule. I was feeding them 32oz of trio/water like every fourth day while giving them 18/6 lighting at full spectrum(both switched on). Everything has been great since and they look healthy. They are now needing 32oz water/trio just about every other day and I am testing pH between 5.5-6.5 for run-off and giving them a mix that doesn’t exceed 6.5 pH. Growing environment is 70 degrees fahrenheit with 40%-50% humidity.
Last week I switched them to 12/12 only using the red(bloom) side of the LED. They are in complete and total darkness otherwise. At this point I am keeping the light about 30-40 cm above the canopy.
Using a 600w full spectrum LED light only, should I only have the red(bloom) light during their 12 hours of light?
Based on the pictures, is it worth it to lollipop now or wait till I see flower?
Based on the pictures, why am I seeing pistils and nothing is flowering yet?
Are they not flowering due to lighting condition?
Here are the 4 plants 2 pics of each of them
Here is inside the tent.
Any advice or critique is welcomed and appreciated. Thank you in advance!