This is my first post about my first grow so im sorry if i missed anything in advance. I also mixed questions all around the book i wrote below instead of all the questions at the end/beginning.
I bought a couple of auto flower seeds from growers choice. Tangerine Dream, Northern Lights, and Blueberry.
I have an IKEA wardrobe that is empty so i plan on using that for the grow room.
It is 2.5 ft wide by 2 feet deep. The height can be adjusted using shelving.
I plan to start with one plant to get a baseline and then test new things with every new grow.
I plan on lining the grow room with tin foil - im sure there is something better but im trying to keep costs down.
So, does tinfoil work to reflect the light?
I got a 300W LED from amazon - this is the exact one.
I plan on hanging it 20-24 inches from the plant then dropping it to 12-15in durning flower. good?
I have read a bunch of conflicting content online but i think i will be doing a 20/4 light schedule for the life of the plant since this is an auto flowering plant.
since this is an autoflower seed - it just starts flowering when it wants to so what spectrum light do i use? Do i use blues in the beginning? and shift to reds at the end or full spectrum from day 1?
If i should switch spectrums, how far in should i switch?
I will probably do low level stress training just so the light can get to the smaller branches…
Should i get some lights for the side of the grow room as well or will the 300W overhead light be enough assuming i have 1 plant in the grow room? What if i decide to grow 2 plants at a time? Side lights then?
Pots - 2 gallon fabric pots
Dirt - I got the root organics 707 formula
From what i read, i should not have to use any Nutrient in the first 3-4 weeks since they are in the dirt - is this true?
After the 3-4 weeks of no nutes, i plan on using the Fox Farms Nutes found here:
I ready that i should use 1/4 - 1/2 strength every other watering - is that correct? Some journals i have read claim that they used NO nutes at all for autoflower plants using the soil i got - would that work?
I also read that i should water when the top centimeter or two of soil becomes dry - is that a good gauge?
How much water though? just pour it on until it starts coming out of the drainage holes or just a little bit at a time?
Is there any other nutes or soil additives i should i get? if so when do i use them?
If the seed bank says it flowers in 50-60 days does that mean it STARTS to flower in 50-60 days or it is close to harvest within 50-60 days?
Thanks for any tips in advance!