Seed Type, help selecting a lighting options and growing environment suggestions

as you can see i’m very new to this… please help. thanks!

I appreciate your advice and help in advance! I have decided to go forward with ordering one or two A Pot for Pot 5 gallon kits. My plan is use your Northern Lights Autoflower seed, starting on my sunny outside porch for 8 hours of the day which New England and then move the plant in doors when the sun has moved west and use either the following lighting options for additional 8 hours of light. See light options I picked because I need a stand and economics can you tell me which do you recommend? Is this a reasonable plan for moving the plant? Any further advice would be much appreciated. Is the northern light auto flowering seed good for anxiety? If not which one would you recommend but it has to be auto flowering?

  1. iPower GLT5XX4B2 54WX2 4 Feet 2-Bulb T5 Fluorescent Grow Light Stand Rack https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01E9IO770/ref=ox_sc_saved_title_2?smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER&psc=1

  2. iPower 36W 4 Feet LED Grow Light Stand Rack for Seed Starting Plant Growing https://www.amazon.com/iPower-Starting-Growing-Isolated-Assurance/dp/B01E9IO6LW/ref=sr_1_2?dchild=1&keywords=ipower+stand+led&qid=1592413607&sr=8-2

I can’t wait to start :-

Thanks again,

Jim

Do you have a flowering light in mind for when they get older?

No I didn’t know I needed that… lol. I cannot hang it from the ceiling that’s why I’m getting a stand do you have any recommendations for inexpensive lighting…? It’s for two 5 gallon pots

hi Jim and welcome, sadly, lighting is the greatest single bottlebeck to growing good dope. I would strongly urge you to consult @dbrn32 before investing absingle hard earned dollar in lights. You can easily get away with just 1 light for all your dope growing needs.

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Horticulture lighting group makes decent lighting.

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Simply type @dbrn32 in your next request sentence and when hes available he would be glad to assist you. Its his thing and hes damn good at it!

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Thanks on it.

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That light system is also the industry standard for a decent light at a bargain basement price! It will grow decent dope!

@dbrn2 could you give me some advice on lighting for two plants 5 gallon plants. I prefer a stand if possible because of my situation.

See my original question below. Thank you very much for trying to help me.

As you can see i’m very new to this… please help. thanks!

I appreciate your advice and help in advance! I have decided to go forward with ordering one or two A Pot for Pot 5 gallon kits. My plan is use your Northern Lights Autoflower seed, starting on my sunny outside porch for 8 hours of the day which New England and then move the plant in doors when the sun has moved west and use either the following lighting options for additional 8 hours of light. See light options I picked because I need a stand and economics can you tell me which do you recommend? Is this a reasonable plan for moving the plant? Any further advice would be much appreciated. Is the northern light auto flowering seed good for anxiety? If not which one would you recommend but it has to be auto flowering?

  1. iPower GLT5XX4B2 54WX2 4 Feet 2-Bulb T5 Fluorescent Grow Light Stand Rack https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01E9IO770/ref=ox_sc_saved_title_2?smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER&psc=1
  2. iPower 36W 4 Feet LED Grow Light Stand Rack for Seed Starting Plant Growing https://www.amazon.com/iPower-Starting-Growing-Isolated-Assurance/dp/B01E9IO6LW/ref=sr_1_2?dchild=1&keywords=ipower+stand+led&qid=1592413607&sr=8-2

I can’t wait to start :-

Thanks again,

Jim

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He will get to this at his earliest possible convenience, the light that @Covertgrower suggested is very good.

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Thanks for helping me figure this out. I look forward to hearing the responses.

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No problem at all!

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You will struggle to have successful grows with lights you linked. Generally you would determine lighting requirements by the size of your space or plant canopy. A decent grower can get an auto pretty big before it starts to flower. I would say with any luck or a green thumb to expect 3-4 square feet per plant if kept healthy.

A certain amount of light is required to get you plants to grow healthy. Plants without adequate lighting will be really stringy looking and not produce many bud sites. If you ran something like 4 bulb t5ho would probably avoid this during veg. Once you get to flowering you won’t really want the t5, or you would at the very least want to run different bulbs for flowering than veg.

I think bigger question is how much do you plan to harvest from the two plants? What kind of quality do you expect? And how much do you have to spend to attain those goals?

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oh I didnt link the lights, I asked the OP to contact you. I did say the lights that @Covertgrower posted are a better option than most or even all of the Amazon lights.

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Very well written and a perfect analysis of my situation. It’s deeply appreciated. Now I need to think about the best way forward.

Thanks again,
Jim

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No biggie, I seen tag and had a minute.

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oh @Jimm you also need to consider your budget, that part is obvious, but if you prepared to spend some dough on your dope, you can build a really fine fixture that will grow killer plants for a lot less than paying for a pre built fixture. @dbrn32 should be able to give some options there… just plugging you @dbrn32! :laughing: :rofl: :joy:
Love ya man and thanks for your service to the community!
No pressure! Whenever youre ready… :laughing:
Im pretty stoned

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@dbrn32 I am using one 5 gallon “A Pot for Pot” plant sys. i need a led full spectrum light for autoflowering seeds. Will this light work?

COB LED Grow Light Full Spectrum, CANAGROW 100W Waterproof Grow Lights for Indoor Plants, Plant Growing Lamp with New Technology, Natural Heat Dissipation Without Noise https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07D3LW3MH/ref=cm_sw_r_sms_apa_i_OsG7EbAXB6DP9

If not do you have another recommendation for a inexpensive alternative?

I appreciate your patience with me.

Thanks again,
Jim

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I’m sure it will work in terms of being able to grow a plant, but it’s pretty small to do much with.

The amount of light energy you can provide is going to directly determine how well your plant grows and produces. If you will be happy with producing an ounce or two worth of weed that light will probably work. If you want to push your plant to produce as much as possible, you’ll need to spend a little bit of money on a light. Especially if you want to go with leds.

Do you have a recommendation. I appreciate your help.

Jim

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