Hello all, 5 questions

Discussion in 'Growing Marijuana Indoors' started by ralphmalph, Nov 10, 2014.

  1. Hello all!

    I have 4 white widow feminized plants. Right now they are in humadome with cfl on. 1 week old.

    Use to grow hydroponic years ago so have no idea about soil but want to give it a run

    Info

    4x4 tent / 600 w mh for veg and hps flower. ...
    Ventilation / temps good.

    Plan on keeping them under cfl another week or 2 before they veg under 600w MH.

    1. When do I move them into soil? In plugs now

    2. Do I move them to 16oz cups with soil or right to the gallon jugs?

    3. I have a dimmable ballast should i get them under 250w soon instead of cfl's. Raise high?

    4. I through some auto flower seeds in today I got as freebies can I flower them under MH with good results? ( have to use. MH because the 4 widow's will be veging.) I started them a week later then the widows hence no photo they have not popped. ( they were freebies so going for a quick yield on those)

    5. When do I add nutes and how much.?

    Thanks in advance any help much appreciated
     
  2. Well you'll likely be wanting to switch to 12/12 to flower those widows before those autos are done. Unless you plan on a 10 week veg. Lol.

    You could always just finish the autos last few weeks of their lives on 12-12. Not best idea but it's the situation you're in if your only using 1 light or 1 grow space.

    As far as cfl... 1 week from sprout is plenty. They could very easily transition to your dimmable MH now. Just give some space. I usually use about 18-24 inches above seedlings. And slowly raise setting up to 600w over the course of a week. Then I start lowering the light down to the sweet spot.



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  3. Also put your plugs in a Dixie cup 16oz or similar. Party cup...whatever. Allow a little root development for a week or two before transplanting to final pot. Good rule of thumb is when leaf sets over hang the rim of cup you can start thinking about transplanting.


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  4. Nutes will depend on What soil you're using. Generally speaking you should have enough nutrients within your soil to sustain the plants for a few weeks before adding nutrients. However a root accelerator could be beneficial this early on. When you start nutes...start light and go up slowly. For now just good clean ph'd water will be best.


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  5. Thanks so much for the info

    1. From the 16oz do I go to the 5 gallon? Anything in between ?

    2. I'm using fox farm for soil.




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  6. If you have the space to go from cups to final pot size, that is the best way.  Less transplants mean less shock chance and more root growth
     

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