New lights and tent arrived. Help with first grow setup.

Discussion in 'First Time Marijuana Growers' started by Torsionbar18, Jun 17, 2019.

  1. Hey guys.

    My 4x4 tent showed up with my 2 mars hydro sp250s.

    For my first grow I think I want to try autoflowers to get a feel for things.

    Looking for some guidance.

    1 what autoflowers should I get and from where?

    2 I was thinking 5-6 plants in 5 gallon pots?

    3 I was thinking of using smart pots.
    Good idea or bad?

    4 what soil should I use.

    5 what do i do about supplying nutrients?

    6 after seeds are germinated can I transfer them right to the 5(?) Gallon pots?

    Thanks for any input.
    Really excited to get this going.
     
  2. 1 what autoflowers should I get and from where?

    Whatever strains you like to smoke. I'd recommend The Vault seed bank but there are a lot of other options.

    2 I was thinking 5-6 plants in 5 gallon pots?

    4, maybe 5 (again, in my opinion)

    3 I was thinking of using smart pots.
    Good idea or bad?

    Very good idea (or any other brand of fabric pots)

    4 what soil should I use.

    There are tons of choices. I personally use Fox Farm soil.


    5 what do i do about supplying nutrients?

    Wait til they use up the nutrients in the soil, then start giving low dose, gradually increase to recommended dose.


    6 after seeds are germinated can I transfer them right to the 5(?) Gallon pots?

    You can plant them directly into the 5 gallon pots, before or after germinating.
     
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  3. 1# Sale the mars lights and buy Samsung Quantum Boards .
    2# Sale the tent and buy big home so you can grow in a couple of spare bedrooms and garage .
    3# and 4# go hydroponics , fuck soil and compost .
    5# I like Canna Terra nutrients.
    6# you don't know any growers that are growing well known strains that you can get some cuttings for clones off of?
    Good luck
     
  4. 1. Seedsman.com has a great variety of autos.
    2. 6 is pushing it, I would say go with 4. My autos get bushy.
    3. Smart pots are good, blue walmart bags work good too. Or use black pots but paint them white or get white ones.
    4. Black Magic Soil at Home Depot works great. Or Recipe 420 by EB Stone, Fox Farm Ocean Forest or Happy Frog works. Always add 25% perlote foe drainage and your roots will love it.
    5. I use Fox Farm nuts, Grow Big for veg and big bloom for bloom. I also use Alaskan Morebloom from Home Depot or Lowes.
    6. Autos should be planted in their final pots to prevent shock. Autos have a small window to recover, if you do transfer use some microhizzae called Great White or Mikos.
     
  5. Thanks for the tips guys.
     

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