My first ever grow. (Autoflowers)

Huntairias

Member
What's up guys,
So I'm in the midst of my very first grow and was hoping to get some different opinions and advice throughout the rest of my grow, plus it's always funner to share it with someone who won't tell lol. So to catch everyone up I'm on day 20 of a 2 plant grow. I have
-1 seedsman northern lights auto
-1 fastbuds girl scout cookie auto
-Foxfarms ocean forest soil
-300W viparspectra LED
-2 five gallon fabric pots that are slightly more than 3/4ths full
- i use 1 gallon of water per pot with the pH as close to 6 as possible and really just water when I feel it's too dry
-temps are typically around 72-74 with 60-75% humidity

To start the process i watered the soil then waited about 15 minutes then placed the seeds straight to soil and have had them on a 20/4 light schedule ever since. The NL had a problem at the beginning stages where it couldn't shed the shell and I ended up pulling it off myself, but other than that everything has gone fairly well. However yesterday afternoon I watered them and this morning I noticed my leaves slightly canoeing and 1 leaf even had the tip turning yellow/brown. I've been told this might have been caused by me getting the leaves wet when I was watering last night, which I am guilty of doing. My light was at about 20 in. but I raised it to 23 in. this morning. I haven't used any nutrients thus far but I have used the beesafe 3-in-1 organicide for mites.

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(Northern lights auto day 20)

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(Northern lights auto day 20)

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(Girl scout cookies auto day 20)

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(Girl scout cookie auto day 20) (slightly yellowing/browning)

If anyone notices anything that looks off or has any advice on how to correct any mistakes I already made please let me know! And if you need better pictures in natural light or a better angle of the leaves I can do that too. I know everyone has a different process and way of doing things so I felt like this was the best way to get the most out of my first plants. I'm excited to bounce ideas back and forth with everyone and I really look forward to sharing the final product with everyone!
 

CountryFriedPotHead

Well-Known Member
What's up guys,
So I'm in the midst of my very first grow and was hoping to get some different opinions and advice throughout the rest of my grow, plus it's always funner to share it with someone who won't tell lol. So to catch everyone up I'm on day 20 of a 2 plant grow. I have
-1 seedsman northern lights auto
-1 fastbuds girl scout cookie auto
-Foxfarms ocean forest soil
-300W viparspectra LED
-2 five gallon fabric pots that are slightly more than 3/4ths full
- i use 1 gallon of water per pot with the pH as close to 6 as possible and really just water when I feel it's too dry
-temps are typically around 72-74 with 60-75% humidity

To start the process i watered the soil then waited about 15 minutes then placed the seeds straight to soil and have had them on a 20/4 light schedule ever since. The NL had a problem at the beginning stages where it couldn't shed the shell and I ended up pulling it off myself, but other than that everything has gone fairly well. However yesterday afternoon I watered them and this morning I noticed my leaves slightly canoeing and 1 leaf even had the tip turning yellow/brown. I've been told this might have been caused by me getting the leaves wet when I was watering last night, which I am guilty of doing. My light was at about 20 in. but I raised it to 23 in. this morning. I haven't used any nutrients thus far but I have used the beesafe 3-in-1 organicide for mites.

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(Northern lights auto day 20)

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(Northern lights auto day 20)

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(Girl scout cookies auto day 20)

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(Girl scout cookie auto day 20) (slightly yellowing/browning)

If anyone notices anything that looks off or has any advice on how to correct any mistakes I already made please let me know! And if you need better pictures in natural light or a better angle of the leaves I can do that too. I know everyone has a different process and way of doing things so I felt like this was the best way to get the most out of my first plants. I'm excited to bounce ideas back and forth with everyone and I really look forward to sharing the final product with everyone!
Cheers! Welcome to the Roll It Up community. We have a lot of helpful and a lot of unhelpful folk here. Hopefully you’ll enjoy us all. 8)
Beautiful grow, I’ve never grown autos, So I have little to no valuable information for you there. Can you give me a bit more details on your watering schedule? (Personal Interest)
I’ll be following this thread to watch your plants transpire. :)
 

Huntairias

Member
Cheers! Welcome to the Roll It Up community. We have a lot of helpful and a lot of unhelpful folk here. Hopefully you’ll enjoy us all. 8)
Beautiful grow, I’ve never grown autos, So I have little to no valuable information for you there. Can you give me a bit more details on your watering schedule? (Personal Interest)
I’ll be following this thread to watch your plants transpire. :)
To be completely honest I haven't used a set watering schedule so far. After the first watering I went about a week and 3 days before I watered them again. Ever since then I've just checked on them every day and watered when I felt the pots were noticeably light and dry. If I had to guess I've probably watered them once every 5 days since the initial watering
 

K-Bird

Member
What's up guys,
So I'm in the midst of my very first grow and was hoping to get some different opinions and advice throughout the rest of my grow, plus it's always funner to share it with someone who won't tell lol. So to catch everyone up I'm on day 20 of a 2 plant grow. I have
-1 seedsman northern lights auto
-1 fastbuds girl scout cookie auto
-Foxfarms ocean forest soil
-300W viparspectra LED
-2 five gallon fabric pots that are slightly more than 3/4ths full
- i use 1 gallon of water per pot with the pH as close to 6 as possible and really just water when I feel it's too dry
-temps are typically around 72-74 with 60-75% humidity

To start the process i watered the soil then waited about 15 minutes then placed the seeds straight to soil and have had them on a 20/4 light schedule ever since. The NL had a problem at the beginning stages where it couldn't shed the shell and I ended up pulling it off myself, but other than that everything has gone fairly well. However yesterday afternoon I watered them and this morning I noticed my leaves slightly canoeing and 1 leaf even had the tip turning yellow/brown. I've been told this might have been caused by me getting the leaves wet when I was watering last night, which I am guilty of doing. My light was at about 20 in. but I raised it to 23 in. this morning. I haven't used any nutrients thus far but I have used the beesafe 3-in-1 organicide for mites.

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(Northern lights auto day 20)

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(Northern lights auto day 20)

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(Girl scout cookies auto day 20)

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(Girl scout cookie auto day 20) (slightly yellowing/browning)

If anyone notices anything that looks off or has any advice on how to correct any mistakes I already made please let me know! And if you need better pictures in natural light or a better angle of the leaves I can do that too. I know everyone has a different process and way of doing things so I felt like this was the best way to get the most out of my first plants. I'm excited to bounce ideas back and forth with everyone and I really look forward to sharing the final product with everyone!
Looking really good so far, your on the right track just keep watering when the top inch/half inch feels dry and let those babies do their thing, are you planning to train them or just let them grow??
 

Huntairias

Member
Looking really good so far, your on the right track just keep watering when the top inch/half inch feels dry and let those babies do their thing, are you planning to train them or just let them grow??
I was thinking about topping them. I just planned on keeping this first grow as simple as possible. Is training them something yoy would recommend?
 

K-Bird

Member
I was thinking about topping them. I just planned on keeping this first grow as simple as possible. Is training them something yoy would recommend?
That link above seems pretty cool BUT for your 1st time you're right to take it slow, wait another few weeks and tie her down rather than topping, autos can be really sensitive to high stress training and could fuck your yield, so either let her grow straight up OR like I said gently bend the main stalk and tie down to expose the tips WHEN shes a bit bigger, just 1 sec...
 

Huntairias

Member
Sorry i havent updated this in a while, but so far so good! They're both starting to flower and should be ready for harvest in about 4 or 5 weeks! (Day 35)
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(Girl scout cookies on right) (day 35)
(Northern lights on left)

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Buds starting to form on the girl scout cookies (day 35)
 
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