A question from a fellow grower:
I’m looking for confirmation that the plan I have for my first grow is a ticket for success, and if not, tips for more success. I have ak47 fem seeds on order from ILGM.com.
Room conditions : Air conditioned to remain at 75 degrees Fahrenheit.
Large Room 10’ x 14’ with 8’ ceilings. Fan on round the clock.
Step 1: I plan to start germinating in a cup of water till the root sprouts and emerges from the hull.
Step 2: place germinated seeds in 1 Gallon plastic pot with about 30 small holes drilled on sides for air pruning and not fertilize for the first couple days and after 2 days start fertilizing with an NPK ratio of about 20-20-20 1x weekly. I figure this will last for 2 weeks. During these 2 weeks I will have my largest 6500k 85 watt cfls hanging over head about 6 inches from top of each plant and have more 6500k bulbs hanging mid-bush height in between plants to get light to the under branches and I plan on keeping lights on around the clock.
Step 3: I plan on being about 10 days into veg stage and will have changed fertilizer to an NPK ratio of 30-10-10. After the aforementioned 10 days I plan on pinching or snipping off small nodes sprouting from lower beanches and transferring plants into 5 gallon buckets with a holes drilled all around the buckets for air pruning. I plan to fertilize every other watering for a total of 3 weeks of vegatating with 24 hour light cycle.
Step 4: The plants will have been in soil for about 5 weeks at this point and at this point I plan to change out all my bulbs 2700k bulbs, switch light cycle to 12/12 and fertilize with NPK ration of 5-20-5 every other watering.
Step 5: Flower for about 3 and cut fertilization off during the last 2 days of flowering and cut watering off till soil is dry and onto harvesting.
Questions: #1 When during this process could I cut clones and is the plant I cut clones still useable?
#2 Would it be benifical just to use all the lights (2700k & 6500k) for the entire grow. #3 vinegar soda?