half cfl half outdoor

Discussion in 'Outdoor Growing' started by john wishmyer, Feb 8, 2018.

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    john wishmyer

    john wishmyer Well-Known Member

    realistically speaking would 24 hours of light 8 from cfl 16from outside keep my seedling and clones in veg till i feel like i can just put em outside for a natural flowering . what do you guys think
     

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    blake9999

    blake9999 Well-Known Member

    That will definately work, but you will need more light than the picture shows. That's what I'm doing myself this year.
     
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    john wishmyer

    john wishmyer Well-Known Member

    how many and whats your light bill looking like, im doing this at my girls house and dont want there to be a spike in the power bill ill probably buy 4 more bulbs maybe mix t up i think this is day light and theres a soft light one also
     
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    blake9999

    blake9999 Well-Known Member

    If you want to go cheap on power invest in some 100Watt equivilent LED's. Pick them up at Lowes or Home Depot. Probably only cost a few bucks a month to operate. I woud say you would need about eight of those lights to keep them growing in Veg till planting time.
     
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    john wishmyer

    john wishmyer Well-Known Member

    happen to have a link to something in particular haha, new to this and am completely lost
     
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    blake9999

    blake9999 Well-Known Member

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    john wishmyer

    john wishmyer Well-Known Member

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    blake9999

    blake9999 Well-Known Member

    I have 6 running.... plants are quite small and i don't want them to grow too fast till they outside.
     
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    john wishmyer

    john wishmyer Well-Known Member

    got any pics of ur light setup? im tryna build a little diy where i can raise the lights or
    lower em if theyre to close thinking about getting some splitters throw some wood and hanging them in my tent
     
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    Dtone90

    Dtone90 Member

    I have 8 CFLs and a 4bulb t-5 setup
    On a couple hand full of plants
    All my plants are doing well
    Between 12-20 in tall

    I’m thinking of getting a hps light but I think what I got would be enough till outdoors

    You can also start putting you plants near the windows that get the most sun
    Then when it gets warm out start putting them out
    15min or so at a time outside
    The sun is hot!
     
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    john wishmyer

    john wishmyer Well-Known Member

    i would but im keeping them lowkey from people ao far so good though bulbs are definately keeping them in veg with daily growth. only problem is theyre getting to big for the tent
     

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    john wishmyer

    john wishmyer Well-Known Member

    any luck on keeping them nic n compct? mine blew upover night kinda in a tough spot now with room in the tent
     
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    Dtone90

    Dtone90 Member

    I understand
    My space is small as well

    I’m just going to watch them grow in a tight setup till outdoors

    I see growth but slow growth :/
    It’s ok tho because it’s all a head start for the outdoor season
     
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    john wishmyer

    john wishmyer Well-Known Member

    yea i feel you, i did 5 clones and one bag seed now theyre too big, also found a dosidos seed and a sack i got germinated the same day now its in a cup in the tent hoping for a quick sprout
     
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    Dtone90

    Dtone90 Member

    Do you plan on vegging outside or just go stright into flower
    ?? Jw?
    You will need to match the outdoor light schedule for vegging
    And for flower put them out when the days start getting shorter
     
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    john wishmyer

    john wishmyer Well-Known Member

    theyre going into flower but from outdoor light 12 n then movingthem into dark areanfor 12
     
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    Rolla J

    Rolla J Well-Known Member

    97cents at Walmart they have daylight and soft white. Opposite sides of the aisle, top shelf 542487344.jpg
     
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    Dtone90

    Dtone90 Member

    Yes sir
    I shoulda mentioned I have 5 of those:)
     
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    zagrow

    zagrow Member

    Got these two haze under led and putting them outside in two weeks . They are close to 4 weeks now . Next is blueberry . Nice ones you got there I still swear by CFL it grows strong good looking seedlings . Used to have over 300 watts of cfl blazing .
     

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    ANC

    ANC Well-Known Member

    You might have to top regularly as she will want to stretch.
    Also, get a big pot.
     

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