I am a little over two weeks since my seeds broke ground and this is my first grow, so its all new to me, but very exciting. I am growing 5 feminized jack Herer auto flowers in 5 gallon containers, soil is mix of peat moss, compost, vermiculite and pertite . They are on a 18 /6 light cycle in a 2 x 4 tent with two 100w led lights.
I have been watering about 16 oz every 36 hours. So far i think they look pretty good but i notice there a more of a light green than dark green. Could this be because i have not added nutrients ?
Any suggestions for when what and how to give them some magic potion ?!
They look good to me. A little droopy but color is nice. Maybe they need a bit more water at a time. When u water fo u wait til it is nice and light feeling. Get to know pot weight with it being wet and dry. When they feel light give them a soak down til u see drips come from bittom of plant. Water slow to soak down all the medium if u water fast it will tunnel thru the dirt only getting some soil wet and leaving dry patches. After its soaked and u get some runoff drips stop and wait it out for 2 3 or 4 days til it feel super light again then soak it down again and wait. Each water soak it down slowly til u get some drip runoff then wait it ou t. They get the food they need and then they get the dry time they need to get oxygen to the roots. Not sure with ur m o xt u re of soil on nutes but typically 3 to 6 weeks before first feed is needed. Get urself some good ph and ppm meters ur gonna need them for a successful grow. Welcome and good luck. Maybe @kaptain3d can help out on tge nutes and soil usage if not he know every1 here and will point u in a good way
Personally, I believe they are old enough for nutrients. Check if the cotyledons (first leaves, round at the bottomn) are still green… They store the first nutrients your seedlings will absorbs. When they start loosing color or start to atrophiate, that’s when I start feeding… but I only have a few grows… others have a lot more experience!