New to growing, a few questions!

Discussion in 'First Time Marijuana Growers' started by BongRipz420, May 10, 2010.

  1. When i plant my seeds in the soil how far down should i plant them.

    Also, how well do plants deal with the shock of being transplanted from indoors to outdoors?

    I have set up a small grow area with 3 23W CFL's and a small fan for circulation, should 3 23W CFL's be good enough to start plants to about the 2-4 week mark at which time they would be being planted outside.

    Just about ready to put my seeds into some small plastic drinking cups, should these be alright for 2-4 weeks worth of growth or should i go bigger?

    Please, really new, need some good information guys :hello:
  2. Plant your seeds shallow, about 3/16-1/4 inch. Cover with fine potting mix and firm in.

    You should pre-moisten the potting mix before planting. I set my cups in a shallow pan of water until the potting mix has soaked up the moisture. Bottom watering the first week or so prevents you from accidentally washing out the seeds.

    I use 16 oz. Solo cups with holes punched in the bottoms to vegetate for 6-8 weeks. Should be good in your situation.
  3. Would peat moss and sheep manure make good potting soil?

    Also what is bottom watering. I was planning on using a mist spray bottle. My last grow attempt i was pouring water directly onto the soil and it turned hard and the plants died. That was last year. But then again i was trying to start 20 plants with 1 lonely 13W CFL hanging like 4 feet above the plants. Man was that stupid.
  4. Also, about what time do plants need light, Should i have them under a light as soon as they break the surface?

  5. Personally, I let them open up a little before I put them under lights. By that, I mean about a day or so after they break the surface. Once I can see the cotyledons have spread out, I start 24/0. for the next week or so.

  6. If i am only growing them to about 8-10" before moving them outside should i keep them on a 24/0 cycle?
  7. Good question... I don't think it would be a bad thing for them, however, since they are being moved outside, I would probably do 20/4 or 18/6.

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