Okay first off this community is awesome and full of great people. I can’t help but notice how helpful y’all are when ppl ask for help.
Now with that out of the way I’m ready to show what I’ve got going on and get any and all the advice I can get bc I have yet to finish a plant. One thing I am curious about specifically is how to manage my light with a lux meter and what numbers I should be shooting for. Here is my setup:
@Neeley7 I have the exact same setup as you. I cannot afford a par meter and have yet to get a lux meter so ive been using the Photone App.
You will need to calibrate it with this par map. It should get you in the ballpark range youll want to be.
I’m with @Ebb on the Photone app. Free and it hasn’t failed me yet. I try to keep the height of the light within the manufacturer’s recommended range and use Photone and the dimmer knob to dial in DLI. Do some reading on here about DLI if you’re unfamiliar with it. DLI is hands down the best metric to use for dialing in your lighting.
That’s a nice setup you’ve got there. Happy growing.
Update…just trimmed some lower leaves from the GG4 at 22 days. Not sure if I should have or not but it seemed right considering they were taking light and nutes from other areas trying to grow. The last one I think I stunted by trimming too early do let’s hope I didn’t do it again
So here is my GG4 Autoflower which sprouted 1/6. I admit I topped when I shouldn’t have and likely pruned when I shouldn’t have being as I had no idea what I was doing other than giving it better ventilation and better light. Plus nutes to the rest of the plant or at least I thought. Im at a loss and don’t know what to do bc now it’s just very bushy.