New grower looking for advice on bud density/yield

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Madbud

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That Miracle Gro has timed release food in it that is designed to last 6 months. You may have to very lightly supplement, but most likely not.
Watering is important. Just to be sure we are on the same page, have a quick read.
The Miraclegro seedling soil isn’t time release. I used it once, nice and fluffy, wasn’t bad at all.
 
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Yeah, that was my next point. Your light. When MJ first started getting legal for medical, the lights started showing up. Blurples (Blue/Red only) were the first wave. They are awesome for vegetables but not the right light for cannabis.
I highly suggest a new light. And that light should be dimmable.
I have a Spider Farmer SF1000 and I think it's the perfect light for one or two plants. It has Blue, Red, White, and Green as well as some Far Red and a bit of UV, all of which give you much better grows.
 
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I have FSG 600w full spectrum LED's. it currently costs 65.99 on amazon I'm pretty sure.
This is your problem on bud density. 40w a sf would do you good.

I just looked it up. I think it has 185w which is better than I thought but I don't know much about blurples. The full spectrum white LEDs kick ass at 150w.

Also, are you letting your buds mature all the way? That makes a big difference.
 
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mysticepipedon

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just was using them to start getting some experience in growing everyone said they were a lot easier, are you saying I should just get fem seeds?
There is nothing difficult about photoperiod plants if you can control your light and dark periods, which the proud owner of a tent can do. You have a much larger variety of strains to choose from and have much more control over the plant, itself.

If you can control light/dark, I can think of no benefit for using autos. I can't believe they're as popular as they are, quite frankly. So yes, I think you'd be better off with photoperiod plants, whether they're fems or not.
 
Moshmen

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Bud density seems to depend on genetics + light. With a 600W LED, it sounds like you have the light, so that leaves genetics.

I can't recommend any autos, because I've never grown any. Since you have a tent and can control light and dark periods, why do you only want to grow autos?
What kind of 600 watt led ?
 
Moshmen

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That Miracle Gro has timed release food in it that is designed to last 6 months. You may have to very lightly supplement, but most likely not.
Watering is important. Just to be sure we are on the same page, have a quick read.
Get rid of the miracle grow especially for autos.
 
Moshmen

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There is nothing difficult about photoperiod plants if you can control your light and dark periods, which the proud owner of a tent can do. You have a much larger variety of strains to choose from and have much more control over the plant, itself.

If you can control light/dark, I can think of no benefit for using autos. I can't believe they're as popular as they are, quite frankly. So yes, I think you'd be better off with photoperiod plants, whether they're fems or not.
They are popular from marketing for sure but once you get the hang of them they have a place in my garden - that being said yes photos are easier . IMO
 
Madbud

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There is nothing difficult about photoperiod plants if you can control your light and dark periods, which the proud owner of a tent can do. You have a much larger variety of strains to choose from and have much more control over the plant, itself.

If you can control light/dark, I can think of no benefit for using autos. I can't believe they're as popular as they are, quite frankly. So yes, I think you'd be better off with photoperiod plants, whether they're fems or not.
Never tried autos but if they can take 18/6 or 24/0 lighting in flower then i see a big advantage. Light makes trichs.
 
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