Hello ILGM community. First post from a first time grower. I often over summarize this, so I’ll try to keep it short. Worried my Auto GDP are worth keeping. Purchased seeds and nutes from ILGM.
Water Germination, planted directly to 5 gal fabric pots (FFHF w/ 20% perlite) and placed under light. The first two that I planted sprouted on 6/23 (with light on at 12/12 (Mistake 1). Swapped over to 18/6 about three days in. Researched, notice slow growth and stretching stems and bought more lights. Also Bought some FFOF to cover up some of the stem length a bit.
Mistake 2 was ordering cheap lights from Amazon like in the below link. First link I had going for about two weeks before swapping over to the lights in the second link.
Did more research, discover both sets were trash. FINAL purchase, order shipped and put my babies under my these, on 7/17
I have 4 now in under this light and they are growing twenty times faster that other lights. 2 ft from plant at full brightness. Growing in my shed (limited space) with lights 18/6. Looking online at other autos that are 5+ weeks old are significantly more progressed and I attribute that on me for being cheap with light.
Which brings me to a couple of question. First is, are that salvageable at this point. They are picking up the pace quite well with new light, but is it worth it or maybe toss and start some anew with another set of GDP Auto?
Second, I’m confused at to what to feed my plants with the growth change. Are they still considered Seedlings at this point, or veg? Currently still feeding ALL of them the Seedling feed that I purchased from the ILGM store. Mixing the 1/2 tsp with 1 gal of 6.5 ph tap water. Is it ok to a switch over to Growtime Nute feeding for at least the plant #1?
Pics took today after watering. Apologies that this is all a bit long winded, but any advice would be appreciate.
Thanks, and happy growing community!