So I’m a bit confused I guess. I have some auto, have a tent two hps 1kW lights and air circulation with fox farm soil, the fox trio, and that’s about it. Am I being way too lax about all this? My seeds germ already, planted in 1.5 qt pairs and plan to transplant soon, wel kind of. They’re about 6 days old, I’m going with 4 gallon pots. Temp mid 70’s presently rh 60-70 lights on, 50 ish and 68ish at night. Is this bad, I’ve read a bit on the cycles and am more nervous about what’s to come
Welcome to the community @Kencgould
Bring your lights closer your plants are stretching to much.
Aim for 79/80f and follow a VPD chart for the humidity needed for that temp depending on your stage of growth
Yes we can move this to a thread of your own if you’d like. That way you can keep all of your stuff in one place. It’ll make it easier to address any issues you have in the future. Currently I’m not seeing any issue in the pic posted.
Good start and yes you can keep it simple in the beginning. To get the most accurate diagnosis help, you will need a good Ph meter and a TDS meter as a minimum. I do not recommend the “probe” type, get pens.
I ordered the tds, checked ph and riding at 6.5 across the board. Thank you! How many plants you think should fit in 54/30/80 tent? I went with 4 really want to do 6 total. Obviously they’ll fit now, but when it comes time, will 6 be too much? Also. My nutrients for veg say to add every other feeding but at night, how important is the night? I have them under lights from 530a to 11p. Thoughts? All y’all are awesome and really appreciate all the help!
If your growing in soil you don’t need to add nutrient for the first month at least, if you do it may lead to nutrient overload and burn.
This is where a slurry sample will come in later when you have the PH and tds pen.
18hr a day for photos or 20hr a day for autos while in veg.
Learning about how to dial your lights in is important, read this thread and toss me a like on it, lighting is one of the most important factors for end bud quality.
Sorry you have a 2x4? Or 3x5 tent?
It depends on how well you grow them either way 4 is good for right now,
That is in the range I shoot for.
I would suggest you get a couple of grows under your belt before expanding.
Personally I water/feed in the AM. Have not had an issue with that. I should add that I am careful to not get the leaves wet.
Pretty close to the 18/6 that is common for autos. That is where mine run as well.
3/5 thank you!
I’m happy for the help, it’s awesome! I am home most of the time so I can monitor them and adjust through the day. The only timer I use if for the lights. That’s in case I doze off . Btw, how important is carbon filter? I live in a house and my wife doesn’t mind the scent I hope to experience soon
The filter is only important if you don’t want the odor. If you don’t mind, it’s not important at all.
I’m also curious about nutrient schedule. I have the fox farm trio and looks like I use the first one two weeks, second all through veg and third just when……? The amount per gallon seems very low. I also have some super thrive, what’s y’all’s thoughts?
On the soil feeding schedule there is row labeled lights. It is either 18 or 12. These refer to photoperiod hours of light. For autos simply interpret the 12 to be during flower. So, add Tiger Bloom when your auto starts to show pistils / start of flowering. Grow Big is pretty potent stuff. You (I did) can burn plants in a hurry with it.
Most trio users use the feed - water - feed schedule. Feed one day, then water only when they need it the next time. On the water only days is when you give them calmag and or silica when used.
Fox farm offers quite a few soils. Are you using Ocean Forest, Happy Frog, Coco Loco? This matters when to introduce nutrients and how much.
Ocean forest and wow! Thank you for the info. There is so much out there I decided I want to stick to this forum and not get barraged by so many different areas, you guys know what you’re doing and I’m just following the lead for sure. Thanks again!!
Ocean forest is good stuff. Very common around here. I started with it myself along with the Trio.
Ocean forest has fair amount of nutrients in it so it can carry plants for 4 - 6 weeks. The time depends on the growth of your plants. If they are strong growers and have 4-5 sets of leaves you can probably introduce Big Bloom and Grow Big. Big Bloom is pretty harmless. Not much concern with using it. Grow Big the general rule is introduce it a 50% rate and see how they react. Watch the tips of the leaves. If they turn brown it is an early indicator of nutrient burn. Just reduce rate or hold off a week or so.
Welcome to the forum. Post your questions and we all love photos of plants. Lights off with flash or natural light works best.