Lol my plants are small and are going into week 4. What’s happening?
Did I stunt their growth with too little light or over watering? Is it genes? First time grower here need some advice.
Heres the grow log, much more info there. I was doing this thread on the bus on the way homeMan: The farmers here are top notch but they are not psychic. You'll need to give everyone a little more info. Since we're all guessing, I'd say they're photo and your lighting is off and/or your light schedule is conducive to flowering.
What kind of small business you run? I own and operate a small cut flower farm so I’ll be losing a lot of my free time as well.Haven’t started one, it’s my busy season fir my small business so I’ll prolly have less time to spend here. But I’ll add it to my grow diary in a few .https://www.thcfarmer.com/threads/mosh-wants-to-learn-to-grow.107682/page-50#post-2348042
Not ideal conditions for sure but I try! Lol you have been a big help to me in the past ! I read a lot of your post, thanx I appreciate all your knowledge
I did not know the light was that inadequate, but I guess you have to learn somehow. It does say the power consumption is 135w, So ill probably get a stronger LED.I looked over your grow log and noticed right away that your lighting is not adequate. That 350 watt LED is probably only putting off 175 watts at best. You’ll want to upgrade your lighting to around 50 true watts per sq ft if you want decent growth and yields.
Next your soil and watering. It’s been a while since I’ve grown in soil but I remember my plants liked deep watering a with lots of run off. Let dry inbetween and repeat. Fertigate once per week.
It’s normal for autos to flower after 4 weeks of growth its just usually the plant has grown a lot more.
Now for the soil. Personally, when I grew in soil (I grow in coco now), I preferred a basic soil with no added amendments because I preferred to be in control of all inputs and pH. when you start buying soil with organic amendments, the pH of the soil is altered and then you’re again altering the pH of the water you add. It’s just becomes a lot to manage if you’re new to growing cannabis.
When you watered with plain water, did you also pH appropriately for soil? I always kept mine 6.5-6.8 for both plain water and when I fertigated.
Make sure you do your research on growing in coco. It is a lot different from soil.I did not know the light was that inadequate, but I guess you have to learn somehow. It does say the power consumption is 135w, So ill probably get a stronger LED.
I'm going to avoid soil next time, the water beaded off and pooled to the sides of the pot and just dripped out there. Plus I want a little more frequent waterings so Ill probably make the switch to Coco my next growth.
The water was roughly 6.5-6.8 pH.
I noticed a large difference after lowering the light so I can tell that was the limiting factor.
I appreciate the advice!
I sell fencing , lol lots of fence it’s everones favorite neighbor here! LmaoWhat kind of small business you run? I own and operate a small cut flower farm so I’ll be losing a lot of my free time as well.