These plants are 1 month old today i started from seed from some homegrown i got from a buddy it was good weed found a couoke seeds thought id experiment with them bc i want to learn how to grow anyways so here they are
@jaon7615 looking good so far.
Thanks @Covertgrower im using a 4ft led shoplight with 5000 lumens is that enough or to much
They look healthy enough - not much growth for a month old. What are you growng in, lighting, etc. Lots of help here but more info would help.
@Verndoc i just bought a 4ft led shop light today was only using a little cfl bulb i knew it wasnt gonna he enough so i was hoping this would help me alot more
@jaon7615 just fine for veg. Just think when they get larger what you’ll flower with.
@Covertgrower what would you recommend and ill buy it i just honestly know nothing about growing cannabis lol i appreciate your advice ive been doing 18hr light 6 off is that alright
You need roughly 40 to 50 watts sq.ft. with HID or cheaper LEDs (not advertised wattage but actual draw @ the wall). If you want the best at the moment you should check out Quantum Boards, strips or COBs, if you go with one of those three you can get by with 35 to 40 watts sq.ft. There are threads here that should help you.
They look healthy but on the small side for a month old. I would try lowering your light a little.
Hey @jaon7615 you have connected with a great group of knowledgeable people. Here is my journal for you to see what I have done. It’s my first grow so take from it what you need. Ask lots of questions from the gurus here and you’ll be fine.
@jaon7615 Holmes covered this for me. I have COB’s for my flower tent, and DIY strip lighting for my 27x27 both 3000K 90 CRI both are capable of going from seed to flower.
I recommend the quantum boards as the easiest to throw in anywhere. They come ready to go out of the box. If you have some basic electrical knowledge a DIY light is within your reach. If you want to learn, we can help you wire it.
The DIY kits (or the QB board) have the most lumens per watt. Which also makes them very efficient, reduced heat is benefit.
Amazon grow lights will grow, but do not produce the same lumens per watt, and you get what you pay for. Lighting should be the largest part of your growing budget. So consider this going forward when looking at lighting. Also consider if you spend a little more upfront, your return investment will not having to purchase more later. This also depends if you intend to grow again, and make a hobby out of it. If this is a one time trial and error, investing huge amounts isn’t the way to go obviously.
Your plants are not vigorously growing leaves and are stretching for light, but these are recoverable issues. I would get your lamp closer to the tops of your plants. Is that new LED 40W total? I would get it 6" from the tops. I have a 45W LED I use for the first week of seedling growth and I have it 4" from the tops.
My #1 point of advice is picking a suitable cannabis soil or soilless medium, maintaining a good pH and ppm of your water/nutrient solution, and measuring pH and ppms of the runoff, and adjusting future waterings based on that.
As a comparison, this is thirteen days of growth since popping out of the ground an a week under a quantum board that uses about 120W of power. I am a advocate for QBs.
@SlowOldGuy pointed to a wealth of information that is great stuff. Also, if you are interested, you can copy&paste and fill out this support ticket. Folks review it and may make suggestions on how you can improve your grow.
Strain; Type, Bag seed, or NA:
Age from sprout:
Age from flower:
Soil in pots, Hydroponic, or Coco?
How often do I water and how do I determine when to water:
PH and ppm of runoff or solution in reservoir?
What is strength of nutrient mix? EC, or TDS.
Indoor or Outdoor:
Light system, size, height from plants:
Temps; Day, Night:
Humidity; Day, Night:
Ventilation system; Yes, No, Size:
AC, Humidifier, De-humidifier:
Co2; Yes, No:
Any other info you think is pertinent: