So I'm on week 7(planted seed may 1st, popped may 3rd) and my Northern Lights x Big Bud still hasn't showed any preflowers that I can notice. By Blue Mammoth has obvious pistils and was planted 3 days after the NL. Is this normal by week 7? I have alternating nodes.
Will I have to keep it at 12/12?
Yeah and if it starts to flower under 12/12 then it's kept the photo pheno. I've had a few autos that were still photo while it's sisters we're automatic. Just luck of the genetic draw.
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WOW. This has been really helpful. Thank you so much original poster! Not sure why, but it seems like reliable info. I'm usually very skeptical about everything I read until it's confirmed, but the way your post was worded sure seems like you've had a fair amount of experience with autos. I'm on my first auto grow - and have been looking for some answers about when to switch to flowering nutrients.
I woke up today to see that one of my Nirvana Short Riders is starting to show pistils. I was excited and thinking maybe it's time to start giving her flowering nutrients, but according to your advice, I want to wait a couple more weeks to let her keep growing vertically. Then, I'll switch to flowering nutes, right? I have a link to my journal in my signature - it's not large scale grow - just a few plants for my own personal enjoyment. They're under a 250 Watt HPS air cooled hood in a small closet. IF you have time to swing by and check it out - some input would be nice. I know going start to finish under HPS isn't the best way to go, but they seem healthy enough. When I bought the ballast and hood - that's the only bulb my local shop had in stock. I went ahead and started them under the HPS, and by the time I bought a MH bulb, it seemed wrong to switch their light. Anyways - REP GIVEN for such an informative thread! THANK YOU>
awesome great ta get sum decent info on autos for once iam currently doin my first cfl grow and have come across abit of a problem iam on my 4th week of veg and my autos are still really small the strains I have is 1 samsara flash babylon and 1 genehtiks nl I have pics if anyone could pls give a little insite to what it could be id be very thankful2012-06-18 10.57.17.jpg2012-06-18 10.57.30.jpg
Nute burn, either the soil is too hot or you'll been feeding the plant nutrients.
@CHICO23 ... I agree with cloudz. While I'm far from an expert, it looks like you may have fed a little too strong with your nutrients. What kind of soil are you using? IF it is Miracle Grow - that may be the problem... I know you have to go with what you can afford, or what's available to you - but I would repot in some soil more suited to the plants we grow. Try one of the Fox Farm varieties. If your soil isn't MG, you may want to just flush really good and keep going. Remember, when flushing, you'll want to move the plant outside (or in the bathtub when you're old lady is not home, lol) - you'll want to use 3 gallons of plain PH balanced water for every 1 gallon of pot space you're using. 3 gal pot would need to be flushed with 9 gallons of water. You could also use a flushing agent like Ace of Spades, or Fox Farm "Sledge Hammer" to really break down the excess salts. Once flushed, replensish the soil with a bit of Cal/Mag and see how she does from there... hope that helps buddy. Maybe someone with more experience could chime in too...
I found that Fox Farm Ocean Forest can often be too hot be itself for seedlings. I'll be switching to Happy Frog or Roots Organic for my next grow. FFOF burned both my seedlings.
Thanks for the cool info 2timer.