this is my first grow. i got some seeds from my friend and wanted to try growing. im using a single florescent light. i got 7 pots and 6 sprouted. tell me how they look and helpful criticism is welcomed. thanks.
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well 1 cfl will not do for sure. probably 4 min. plus it also depends on your setup. I dont see any pics. I have 5 going and have 8 cfls on them.
yeah figures. all my sprouts are bending toward the light. i need more. going to grab some soon. thanks guys for all the helps .
Hey bro welcome an good luck !! U should start reading up and researching on YouTube and this forum etc to develop some basic skill... Which is all u need and it's pretty easy even though it sounds complicated to grow good and do it well.
The most important advice? You need to replicate its natural environment and make sure this environment doesn't break down!
It includes nutes,lights,air,temps etc.
Upgrade ur light to a basic 250watt HPS and hid ballast Or if u want to stick with cfl you will def need to get a few more in there.. More light =more bud . Try to get a blue and white spectrum for the veg stage ten a red/amber spectrum for its later stages in flower. But hid are the best IMO that should help for now to get your plants to develop at its early stages which is very important, it's always better to slightly under feed than over feed.
Keep the medium (soil) moist at all times but never dry or soaked.
And get a fan in the room
That and it's already a massive improvement .
Feel free to MSG me if u need advice. I'm always happy to help a fellow grower
Last edited by deza; 05-09-2012 at 04:03 AM.
P.s when you transplant later on into a bigger pot don't forget to bury those long stretchy stem with it lol. Bury it up to the first set of leaves or close to to keep them short since it looks like I'll have space issues with that little room
Light distance is perfect just get those lights pointed down at the plants not sideways.. Your losing valuable light because you have no reflector the light goes up.. Until you get a reflector change the angle of the lights so they shine the light down.. If you can buy some "Mylar" it's reflective material you can buy in a roll .. Put it all over your room the floor, the walls, the ceiling etc so escaping light bounces back into the room and back onto plants