Ive been on here reading and looking around, finally decided to start my grow last week. I germinated the seeds and planted them on saturday, and now I have a couple questions.
BTW I am using 2 stacked rubbermaids
1) I have 10 plants that have started to sprout, and I have 2 100w CFL light bulbs(daytime) running 24 hours, How long do I have that 24 hour cycle of light?
2) I know that I dont have the proper ventilation, but I dont want to have to splice wires to get the CPU fans to work, are there any other alternatives?
3) How often do I water the plants at this stage?
4) I have them in 18 oz party cups, When should I change to a bigger pot? ( Im trying to wait as long as possible, do to the limited space, I want to try and wait until I can tell if they are females so I can just dispose of the males)
5) Also I know nothing about nutrients, so if someone could point me in a good direction that would be great
First off, most of your question have been answered many times before here, but anyways:
1. You can run 18/6 OR 24/0 for as long as the plant is healthy and has room to grow, its called the vegetative state, after a year they do start to loose there vigor. When light is changed to 12/12 the plant enters the flowering state, this is when buds will form.
2. No, get proper ventilation. Ten plants with a computer fan will not work.
3. Using no nutrients for the first few weeks, water with distilled water then the first inch or so of soil is dry. Dry soil causes the roots to grow in search of water, this is good so don't over water.
4. I would transplant when they are 4-6 inches tall, or have a 6-8 inch canopy.
5. There are so many factors to consider before even adding nutrients into the mix. Just buy a good Grow A/B, Bloom A/B mix, or a 3 part mix, whatever you want from your local hydro shop. I promise if used correctly and you have good airflow, temperatures, and medium, you will have some sticky sweet buds in the end. Once you have that right, you can now work on nute recipes, and ruling out the environment as a factor, and just worry about experimenting with nutrients.
And Read Read Read and Read some more, there is allot of info on this site.