Ill introduce myself by saying hello. its probably been over a dozen years since i have have a grow, and thing sure do change. Im going to start a small op to get my feet wet but have a feeling ill outgrow this setup soon. So here where im at thus far. To the more experienced guys, please chime in with any thoughts and tips. pics of your results of similar setups and strains and what not are also appreciated…
- Seeds - ive Got the super auto mix from here on ilgm 10x girl scout cookies auto, 10x bruce banner auto , 10x gorilla glue auto, and also 10x gold leaf fem.
- Grow tent - I purchased the marshydro 2x4x6 tent kit complete with the sp3000 led light and all the other necessary items for the tent setup. Along with that i got 5x 5gal, 5x 3gal, and 5x 2gal grow bag fabric pots.
- Soil and nutes - ive got 6 bags of Fox farms ocean forest, and general organics complete “go box” kit, and some great white rooting powder.
Heres my thoughts, im looking to do the intial grow with one of each of the Autos, total three plants in the 2x4 tent. Im figuring 12-15" light height, 20hrs on 4 offf. each plant in a 2g or 3g pot. I will probably cut the FFOF by about 30% as i rememeber back in the day it used to be a bit hot and i dont want to overwhelm the seedling. I will give some light doses of veg nutes in week 3&4. Then switch to bloom nutes. I will use my screen to train the plaints so i can spead the foliage as evenly as possibly and get light to form as many colas as i can.
1 - What kind of realistic yeilds should i expect from these autos in this setup?
2 - Is 2g pots sufficient or is going with 3g a worthwhile difference in the yeild on these smaller plants?
3 - Speaking of size, is 3 plants a good amount for the 2x4, and how tall should i expect them to average at finish?
4 - has anyone ever split one of these tents to 2 levels, so they can run a few plants for 3-4 weeks in one level (shorter height maybe 2ft )to veg then move them to the other level(taller height maybe 4ft) to bloom, that way getting a harvest every 8 weeks or so?
5 - has anyone even tried these outdoors? If so, with what results. Keep in mind, im in a very southern us tropical climate. Think - Year round summer.
6 - what can i expect for the gold leaf fem, in 5 gal pot, indoor and out? Say veg 4 week’s then bloom til finish? And also, results from outdoor in the tropical climate im at?
Future potential plans -
im proably going to end up getting a 4x4 tent as well with twin sp3000 lights, to do larger and/or more plants. Id also light to pick a pair of really healthy fem plants of 2 varieties and keep a mother of each to pull clones from so i can just keep a cycle going. But now i want to concentrate on my above outlined plan.