A Few Questions Regarding My First Grow.

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Hey guys was just wondering if changing my soil to something else once I transplant is okay to do. Also even though this is an organic grow, will I need some type of nutrients or add anything to soil or is just water and light fine?
 
Aqua Man

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Hey guys was just wondering if changing my soil to something else once I transplant is okay to do. Also even though this is an organic grow, will I need some type of nutrients or add anything to soil or is just water and light fine?
I wouldn’t because it can cause uneven soil moisture. Personally i wait until next grow to change media
 
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Day 12 since planted in soil. Haven't watered fully in a while... I'd say close to a week other than that misting I gave it. Debating if I go one more day before I do but this is how they look now.

Just turned the light on.

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Hello everyone!

I was curious on when a good time to transplant would be?

Also curious about the power of my light and if there is a time when I should raise the brightness? (I have it ~24 inches above the tops of the plants and at 40% brightness, haven't changed)

I've heard of waiting till the first set of leaves hit or pass the sides of the cups but I wanted to ask on here.

I'm on day 16 after planting within soil. I've been keeping them with the 18/6 light cycle. I'm going to be moving 2/4 of them into 3 gallon fabric containers and then the other 2 I may try to just start putting outside due to lack of space. The outside ones will be put into 5 gallon containers that I have.

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Thank you all in advance!
 
Aqua Man

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Hello everyone!

I was curious on when a good time to transplant would be?

Also curious about the power of my light and if there is a time when I should raise the brightness? (I have it ~24 inches above the tops of the plants and at 40% brightness, haven't changed)

I've heard of waiting till the first set of leaves hit or pass the sides of the cups but I wanted to ask on here.

I'm on day 16 after planting within soil. I've been keeping them with the 18/6 light cycle. I'm going to be moving 2/4 of them into 3 gallon fabric containers and then the other 2 I may try to just start putting outside due to lack of space. The outside ones will be put into 5 gallon containers that I have.

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Thank you all in advance!
Id give another week depending on growth. In soil id shoot to up pot once you need to water daily.
 
MercDod

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As for the light levels, I downloaded an app on my phone (Photone) that appears to do an adequate job of measuring the light intensity if I follow the directions and wrap a 1 " strip around the phone light sensor. Below are some general recommendations I found on the web.

Mind that PAR levels are measured as photosynthetic photon flux density (PPFD) generally in the unit of µmol/m²/s.
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General Recommendations.
Growth PhasePAR Level (PPFD)
Seedling / Clone100 – 300
Vegetative250 – 600
Bloom / Flowering500 – 1050
 
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e_copp

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As for the light levels, I downloaded an app on my phone (Photone) that appears to do an adequate job of measuring the light intensity if I follow the directions and wrap a 1 " strip around the phone light sensor. Below are some general recommendations I found on the web.

Mind that PAR levels are measured as photosynthetic photon flux density (PPFD) generally in the unit of µmol/m²/s.
...
General Recommendations.
Growth PhasePAR Level (PPFD)
Seedling / Clone100 – 300
Vegetative250 – 600
Bloom / Flowering500 – 1050
Ahhh I can see I will need a better light once they are older. It seems to be alright for this stage (Right around 140-160) at 60% power but will definitely need a more powerful light.

Maybe 2 of the FECIDA light that I have will help with this instead of a more powerful new one?

I'm leaning towards a mars hydro TS1000 but I also am thinking of just waiting till next grow and getting a much more powerful light for the entirety of a grow. I have seen some reviews of people growing successfully with the low end light I have so I may just ride it out and learn as much as I can from here.

Thank you very much for this recommendation!
 
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I had a question regarding changing the light cycle.

Since I am going to try and move two of the seedlings outside I want to adjust the amount of light they would get inside to mimic outside light hours.
These are autos so this is feasible? I'm going with lowering the day cycle to about 15/9 to mimic that of outside and I would adjust the light timing over the course of a week or so?

Just wanted some input from you guys to see what you all think as you guys have been a huge help to me. I've learned a lot!

Thank you!
 
MercDod

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It appears you are basing the time from sunrise to sunset which is not a true measurement as the perceivable light to the plant starts earlier and last longer. I dont think you would get the best results with this tactic and most growers want the best weed/yield possible (more photosynthesis). However there your plants to do with as you wish.
 
GNick55

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agree with @MercDod autos need as much light as you can give them until the finish so don’t give less light..
 

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