Hello - I am new to the forum and this is my first grow in over 20 years. I am using a Tolys 1000w LED and an old school 315 HPS for lighting in a 4x4x7 grow box in my garage - 19hr on/5 off schedule since seedlings. Grow medium is black soil+much+tiny pebble river rock. Large planter has holes drilled into it all over and many holes at the bottom. Using FloraGrow x 1 week. Plants are on week 4 under lights and week 5 from bag seedlings (all kindbud medical grade hybrids that are sativa dominant). My questions:
- I have about 15 plants in the one large planter and I am beginning LST with a net. I have not spotted any males yet, about 4-5 suspect or possibly herme. I know this is dumb - but I am stuck with it now (I thought 1/2 would not make it, and half would be male leaving me with 3 or 4 ladies to care for…). What should I do now to maximize yield? Should I thin out the small plants? Let then all ride? I have plenty of air circulating and a 6inch carbon scrubber.Should I add more dirt and cover up the bottom of stocks with bud nods already forming? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
- I have not flipped them yet, but the bud nodes are more developed than what I remember from the early 80’s (last time I had a victory garden). Do these look like they might be autoflowering?
- If they are not - do they look ready to slowly transition to 12/12?