I have been doing my reading, but still I was wondering if you could give some advise. I just started my third indoor batch and they are just starting to break the soil :)… I am growing Autoflowering Amnesia Haze (fem) and White Widow (fem). I am using a Higrow 600 (Amazon.com). This light has two light spectrums (shorter wave; Veg) and longer (bulb). So here are my questions
In the previous (second) round I did two each of the Autoflowering Amnesia Haze (fem), White Widow (fem), and Blueberry (fem) (and thanks for the replacement seeds on the blues). Except for two, they all grew to about 20 in. (50 cm). One Amnesia and one White Widow grew taller by 4 to 6 inches (10 to 15 cm). My question is what might be going on here. Seems the large ones “looked” the best. Did I do something wrong? BTW the BB tasted great, but had a “couch lock” effect. Don’t know if I did something wrong with the BB. But is why on this second round I am not growing BB.
I know that autoflowering plants blooming does not depend on light timing, but still can you recommend a good length of times for on and off.
In terms of the lights, before these two (second and third) batches, I did one with fluorescent lights. The different in plants between fluorescent (first batch) and the Higrow LED (second batch) is absolutely amazing. The LEDs had strong stems beautiful green leaves etc. Considering the type of light I am now using can you recommend how best to use the Veg and Bulb lights? It is probably obvious you use the bulb when there are bulbs, but do you keep the shortwave on also?
I can’t help with the auto questions. but for the lights I think that you should use both switches as soon as you can. More light, stronger plants, bigger buds. Starting with one for a few days, then flipping the second once they are used to it should work. Just make sure they are ready for the LED’s (2-ish nodes). Many people just use a bare CFL bulb up to that point.
Just did a grow with 2 WW autos in the veg room at 16/8 and 2 in the flower room at 12/12. The difference in yield was 2g. I’m sticking with 12/12 myself @dtl. I veg for 3-4 weeks at 16/8 then flip to 12/12.