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Nordynllc
Nordynllc

Hi, had a few minutes so wanted to check back with you. I see you're growing an autoflower so I would definitely raise your light, lower intensity, reduce nutes, maybe even just plain water for 4 or 5 days, and see how she responds. She seems a bit small, and immature for an autoflower at 3 weeks, but you may have stressed her a little, and slowed her down a bit. If you try some of these suggestions, I'm sure she'll come back, and in a week or two you'll see some progress. My autos went into preflower about week 4, and that's about normal for autos. However, your girl might be a little slower, but I'd watch her close, and once you see some Pistils give her some bloom. A good rule of thumb is to try to start out light, and go from there. Sometimes, especially with autos, less is better. If there's anything I can do to help feel free to reach out. I'll get back to you asap. Gotta run for now. Happy Easter, and always, Happy growing!:relaxed::v:

Kershaw1231
Kershaw1231

@Nordynllc,would u say use 1 300 watt light instead of 2

Nordynllc
Nordynllc

Yeah, I'm thinking you're right about the lights. Like I said earlier, it's hard to help not knowing what you're working with, but some of those inexpensive lights don't have the output they claim. I believe that a true 300w'er would be way to much for a young auto at 11-12 inches starting out. Also, I'm wondering if you might be able to purchase some Pro Mix HP w/ Mycorrhizae? Not to transplant her, but to maybe give her some root development, and some of the other nutrients in it by filling in around her when she gets some more height to her. That also could be one of the reasons she's a little slow. It's my understanding that autos prefer more of a loose, high porosity substrate in order for their roots to develop. I think it may be a little late for adding perlite, and trying to mix it in, but you could reach out, and ask some more knowledgeable growers what you could do to help her out with that. I seen Robert's in your comments. He may have some info for you on that. There are many experienced, and super knowledgeable growers to reach out to for help. I'm just thinking that vegetable compost may be to dense, and high in nitrogen for your girl starting out. She's looking better tho, and I think as she gets a little further along in her root development you'll start to see some progress. Besides, you're growing her with love, right? You'll do great!:+1: Hope this gives you some ideas.:thought_balloon:Happy growing!:v:

Nordynllc
Nordynllc

Thank you so much!:relaxed: Good information in your diary. I appreciate you coming on board. So, anything I can do to help you have a successful grow, and great harvest please don't hesitate to reach out. Now, to answer your question, I would say if you're only growing the one plant to just start out with one light. Your diary says you're using a custom 300w'er, so without really knowing what you're working with, I would say that's a pretty powerful light. I'm assuming it's a full spectrum being that high of an output? Also, I'm wondering what size of an area you're using, and what, if any type of reflective walls, material, etc...is surrounding her? She's planted in only about a 1.5 gallon pot? If so, I wish it was a little bigger, but it is what it is, and it can still be a great 1st grow!:+1: Considering that it is your first grow, and that she may have already been slowed down a bit, I would suggest not trying to transplant her. Auto flowers are pretty sensitive to being transplanted, and it could shock, and stunt her even more. If those are the only lights you're working with maybe once she's farther along, and goes into preflower you could set your second light up as a support light, but keeping it a safe distance away with that much power. That, however, will come much later. Try to be patient with your girl. She's resilient and she'll come around.:wink:I don't know if you've had a chance to scope out my autoflower diaries or other people's, but you can get a lot of information for your grow by doing so. In case you don't know, when going to a particular growers diary you can just click on any week, and it will take you to that week of the grow. Also, if you click over to my site you may not see my autoflower diaries pictured so just click on "show all," and it will bring up all of mine or anybody else's diaries. There are many members growing Northern Lite Autos so there's an abundance of information out there. Also, don't be afraid to reach out to the GD Fam. There are a lot of much more experienced, and knowledgeable growers out there than me, and most of them are more than willing to share their knowledge and help. Good job on that diary entry!:+1: You're on your way to producing some great stuff. Trial and error. First grow is a great learning experience, and sharing it on GD is the beginning of a great, and invaluable journey. :wink:Hope to talk again soon. Back to work tomorrow so won't be back on till evening where I am, but I'll always get back to you. Again, thank you, welcome, and happy growing!:relaxed::v:

Nordynllc
Nordynllc

Just some other thoughts, don't know what your light schedule is, but you might want to try like an 18/6, and give her a little dark time to recover. I run my autos 18/6 from start to harvest, and it seems to work pretty well. Also, again, I would raise your light. Try maybe 22-24", even to start. If she starts reaching, you can always lower it. You're gonna do great!:wink: