I think my Auto plants are slow. Tried to fix the temperature and humidity (28°C - 50%) but still a bit high temperature. Is that normal? How can I speed things up a bit? Should I start cropping at the seccond nod?
temperatures and humidity are fine. The problem is that the plants are too far from the light source, you need to get them closer; on the other hand be careful not to burn the plants, but 120 cm is way to far, try half or even a third of that distance. You might want to consider using anotehr type of light for seedling stage. I recommend taking a look into Screw in LEDS, like I do, you will use much less watts the first few weeks and the temperatures will be much lower, allowing you to place you seedligns much closer.
I cropped the 5th node for double piña 10 days ago. They are showing pistils by now and I am afraid thats a sign it won’t grow any bigger than this. What should I do? Change to flowering? More ferts? I am a bit upset with my performance, is this a normal behavior for auto plant?
Hello ! The 1st pistils are a sign that the plants are in the stretch stage , that's mean they are supposed to grow taller the next 2 weeks so you should start to give them a bit more fertilizer en reach a 1.2 to 1.5 ec level ( you should grab an ec pen to check you ec/ppm level) to encourage the growth , so continue with the veg nuts during 2 weeks after the 1st pistils before you switch to the flowering nutrient as the plants will need nitrogen during the stretch stage. Auto are not really suposed to be topped/Hst even if most of them are responding well to these method , some will be more sensitive ( maybe yours are more sensitive but give them 2 weeks to see how they performs), with a regular strain you can let them veg longer but with autos when you loose time it's forever lost. As your plants are in stretch stage you shoulg give them 18h to 20h of light a day to make them bigger then in full flowering you will switch back to 16h light schedule. I hope it will help you :grin::+1:
Plants did not grow as expected. Pusherstreet still short but flowering fast. Ferts as diary above. Some ideas to grow them taller with bigger buds?
Pusherstreet with orange pistils already, do you think will grow bigger?
Well, what to say in that stage, than this: the descision having bigYield or not is met cery early in automatic plants.......... If they have problems in vegetative stage and develop slow they will stay small . or to say if your plant isnt in week 5 a big one she will stay more or less small. The Potsize decides more of the yield. The bigger the pot, the bigger the roots and thePlant/flowers. I think each plant will give you about 8-10 gramms Flowers(dried). BUUUt you can give her now additional Light ( any single LED) for having better Light Quality. Fertilisers alone wont solve your problem. Its always TIME, LIGHT, POTSize and in the end Nutrients. For your Next Grow think about change Things in your Setup and Handling. Inthe end they will give you a Yield, enjoy your Grow
Your plant is just beginning the flower stage . You will notice a great increase in size soon . You're plant will do what we call stetching . It does this in order to make space to fully form flowers :) . From what I can see in your nutrient feed is that it is still grow oriented . The begining stages of flowering its important to boost your potassium and your phosphorus in order to help facilitate the transition from veg to flowering this will also help the current bud sites form faster as well as encourage new ones to form quickly . Based on the strain of the plant it may stretch alot or it may only a little . Those are traits based off of indica or sativa . Sativa will grow taller usually then an Indica will . So all in all I think your in fantastic shape . Your plants look nice and healthy and are starting to produce nice flowers , I would just fix your nutrient solution to be more bloom oriented instead of growth oriented as well as I would lastly add to lower the humidity by 5 % a week if you can in order to prevent bot rot or mould once your flowers start to get big and dense high humidity's will lead to mould and no one wants that after working really hard on there baby's . In late flower its best to try and get the humidity down to 30% of lower if you can but rest assure that at 35% and lower you run almost 0 risk of mould provided you have good air circulation . I hope you find this information useful on your journey to completing your lovely lady's . -Happy Growing!
I looked to your past weeks. You have a problem with light intensity, most likely because you have the light too far away; there's no point in using a 400 watt light at 120cm, 60cm or 40cm. You would do much better with a lower powered light at a much closer distance. If you can manage to get the light closer, like 20cm to 30cm (taking care not to cook the plants) then you will see much better results. Either with a cooltube or using a light that does not generate the amount of heat that a 400 HPS do. Consider vegging with something like LED bulbs, like I do; hell I'm using 63 watts (which barely generate heat), allowing me to place the lights between 5cm and 15cm from the plant; achieving much better results, at much lower electricity used.