Hi all. I am a beginner that has made just about every mistake in the book when it comes to growing. I was hoping to ask some of the experts here to help me formulate a strategy for success moving forward.
Background: I’m interested in growing marijuana on a slightly larger scale than most here I think. I grew a few crops that ended in complete disaster because I simply did not do the necessary research. I currently hold 60 Gorilla Glue autoflower seeds that I want to grow all at once. I have a whole house to myself and can convert a room for the purpose. I was using coco peat as a medium previously but I am now using a slow release fertiliser. I have 60 14L pots, 5 2000W LED lights and two exhaust fans. I live in Australia and do not have access to some of the amazing products many Americans have available.
Intention: I am a fairly busy person so I do not have a lot of time to spare on this project. I would like to grow a nice crop in a short time with as little intervention as possible - hence the fertiiliser over the peat, which I understand is sub-optimal.
What I primarily need help with is strategy. What training techniques, if any should I use? Should I be trimming and if so, when? How can I effectively manage a crop of 60 autoflowers? How do I use my time effectively so I don’t spend 8 hours a day tending to the crop? Is autoflower the way to go or should I have gone for a normal photoperiod plant in the first place?
I’m totally open to advice, though I believe I will have to remain firm on the fertiliser and the bigger-than-usual crop. Thanks in advance!