Can I start growing autoflower plants indoors without using tents and lights? I live in California 3 hours northeast of Los Angeles. I have seen a post you can grow up until August in the Northern Hemisphere. Thanks in advance for your replies.
No tent yes, lights no. Starting out a fluorescent light will work to sprout, it if you’re looking for any kind yield and good light is needed.
Thanks, So a tent is needed. I was under the impression you could grow autoflowers like a house plant. just looking to yield enough for personal use throughout the winter.
Windows block UVA and UVB rays. This helps keep down cancer down for your skin.
The light is needed. The tent is not needed for autos.
Then Light it is. I will give it a go and see how we do. Thank you
Get a good one and you’ll be good to go. If you have a budget that doesn’t include a quality light, just wait until you do.
I appreciate your help, you would suggest what light for just 2 plants without using a tent.
Yes on no the tent is not needed
Welcome to the forum, Leggs!
I don’t tent and I grow one auto at a time, which yields enough for my use. I agree with the other posters to get a decent light, but you’ll need a larger one for two plants. Without a tent, there is some … not sure of the term, but there is light loss, i.e. light spreads around the room instead of being reflected within the tent.
My setup is in a corner of a room that is little-used during the day, so the light is minimally annoying. Also, I wanted a light with a reflector to help direct light downward and to help save my eyes, lol, so I bought one on Amazon that is very similar to the Mars Hydro TS 1000. HLG makes superior lights, but they didn’t have what I wanted for my personal needs. But go on their website to see if anything matches your needs and budget. I think that you can get a coupon code and I “think”/maybe they will have a sale soon, but it might be only on their higher-end lights.
Another thing to consider is the MJ scent, as it will fill most of your house, if you don’t tent and if you don’t have your plants in a closed room. I keep my grow area open; personally, I LOVE the scent and thankfully my husband doesn’t mind, so make sure that works for you. Same with pets; I don’t have any, so I don’t need to have my setup pet-friendly.
Hope that helps. Have fun!
Cheapest? Sunlight. It’s free. If you’re worried about a freeze, a good indoor substitute could run a couple of hundred dollars. A great substitute will run a few hundred more.
I use a Mars Hydro TSW2000 and I’m looking to upgrade. I’m thinking something mid-range ($400+) from HLG.
Thanks so much!
Great! Thank you for your advice. I will post with my success story!!