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Firstly, wanted to say thanks for all the info and knowledge I've already gained just from reading this forum before ever joining. I've been able to troubleshoot problems and find solutions quickly. After looking at a lot of grower forums, and no shade on anyone, this was the one I had to join.
I've a grow underway at the moment - mostly Blue Cheese from RQS which is a personal fave - and I have a couple of questions about my next planned grow, if that's not too impertinent?
After a long hiatus away from growing, when it used to be photos in the wardrobe lined with mylar, I'm now fulfilling a lifetime's ambition of growing fully organic outdoor autos. I'm in a Mediterranean-type climate with plenty of sun, but I'm finding that I'm not getting the seedlings to really take off when they're reliant just on sunlight. Once they hit like third node, they take off, but it takes them too long to get there, given the short life cycle of an auto.
I'm resigned to picking up some kind of lighting set up to get my future seedlings up and running for the first couple of weeks in future. What would y'all recommend in terms of that? I'm really only running about four plants at a time to stay legit in my location, so we'd be talking some kind of propagator-in-cupboard set up, I suspect.
Anyhow, thanks for inspiring an old wardrobe jockey to re-enter the game in this exciting new era of autos and air pots and cobs and whatnot.
 

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Firstly, wanted to say thanks for all the info and knowledge I've already gained just from reading this forum before ever joining. I've been able to troubleshoot problems and find solutions quickly. After looking at a lot of grower forums, and no shade on anyone, this was the one I had to join.
I've a grow underway at the moment - mostly Blue Cheese from RQS which is a personal fave - and I have a couple of questions about my next planned grow, if that's not too impertinent?
After a long hiatus away from growing, when it used to be photos in the wardrobe lined with mylar, I'm now fulfilling a lifetime's ambition of growing fully organic outdoor autos. I'm in a Mediterranean-type climate with plenty of sun, but I'm finding that I'm not getting the seedlings to really take off when they're reliant just on sunlight. Once they hit like third node, they take off, but it takes them too long to get there, given the short life cycle of an auto.
I'm resigned to picking up some kind of lighting set up to get my future seedlings up and running for the first couple of weeks in future. What would y'all recommend in terms of that? I'm really only running about four plants at a time to stay legit in my location, so we'd be talking some kind of propagator-in-cupboard set up, I suspect.
Anyhow, thanks for inspiring an old wardrobe jockey to re-enter the game in this exciting new era of autos and air pots and cobs and whatnot.
Hey there pipe, welcome along. I lurked myself for a bit before saying hello, but yes it’s great here, best place to be.
 

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G'Day Pipeweed And welcome to AFN mate . Good idea to get them started , then when they kick in they have had a good start . A single cob light would work well . I am in the tropics , Temps need to be watched , 24 to 26 c - humidity 65 to 70 % - I will be starting some Amnesia Auto in the near future , and I will be doing the same thing . :vibe: :biggrin::thumbsup:
 

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Firstly, wanted to say thanks for all the info and knowledge I've already gained just from reading this forum before ever joining. I've been able to troubleshoot problems and find solutions quickly. After looking at a lot of grower forums, and no shade on anyone, this was the one I had to join.
I've a grow underway at the moment - mostly Blue Cheese from RQS which is a personal fave - and I have a couple of questions about my next planned grow, if that's not too impertinent?
After a long hiatus away from growing, when it used to be photos in the wardrobe lined with mylar, I'm now fulfilling a lifetime's ambition of growing fully organic outdoor autos. I'm in a Mediterranean-type climate with plenty of sun, but I'm finding that I'm not getting the seedlings to really take off when they're reliant just on sunlight. Once they hit like third node, they take off, but it takes them too long to get there, given the short life cycle of an auto.
I'm resigned to picking up some kind of lighting set up to get my future seedlings up and running for the first couple of weeks in future. What would y'all recommend in terms of that? I'm really only running about four plants at a time to stay legit in my location, so we'd be talking some kind of propagator-in-cupboard set up, I suspect.
Anyhow, thanks for inspiring an old wardrobe jockey to re-enter the game in this exciting new era of autos and air pots and cobs and whatnot.
Nice to meet you growbro
 

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G'Day Pipeweed And welcome to AFN mate . Good idea to get them started , then when they kick in they have had a good start . A single cob light would work well . I am in the tropics , Temps need to be watched , 24 to 26 c - humidity 65 to 70 % - I will be starting some Amnesia Auto in the near future , and I will be doing the same thing . :vibe: :biggrin::thumbsup:
Thanks for the steer. With just a single cob over the top of the seedling, what sort of wattage would I look for? Everything I've seen has massive wattage which looks like it might torch a few seedlings. I've never used cobs before, so I need a little guidance here. The light would only be used to get the seed from sprout to when it can safely go out into full sunshine.
 

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How long is taking the little ones to get to the third node? As long as they are healthy and happy it might not even be worth worrying about. All my grows take at least 2-3 weeks from seed to get to the third but always finish as massive 5+ ounce plants.

I've checked a seen a lot of grows where the seedling grow faster than they do in my setup but haven't really worried about the comparison too much.
 

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How long is taking the little ones to get to the third node? As long as they are healthy and happy it might not even be worth worrying about. All my grows take at least 2-3 weeks from seed to get to the third but always finish as massive 5+ ounce plants.

I've checked a seen a lot of grows where the seedling grow faster than they do in my setup but haven't really worried about the comparison too much.
Yeh, I know. I'm just trying to optimise (but at the same time due to a combo of inherent laziness and clean living I want to be outdoors and organic, so maxxing out plants isn't really the aim.) It's taking about 2-3 weeks to get to three nodes, yeh, and then with the strains I've grown recently, they're into flower as little as ten days later, so overall they've been ending up on the small side. I know autos go small anyway, and I'm okay with that, but there's a teeny bit of envy when I see some of the monster grows in here. And I know it should be possible to push my girls a bit more in the early days.
 

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Yeh, I know. I'm just trying to optimise (but at the same time due to a combo of inherent laziness and clean living I want to be outdoors and organic, so maxxing out plants isn't really the aim.) It's taking about 2-3 weeks to get to three nodes, yeh, and then with the strains I've grown recently, they're into flower as little as ten days later, so overall they've been ending up on the small side. I know autos go small anyway, and I'm okay with that, but there's a teeny bit of envy when I see some of the monster grows in here. And I know it should be possible to push my girls a bit more in the early days.
The auto clock is not a set in concrete number of days it will do it's own thing in each different setup and environment. It's a very tricky thing to try and control. I'm sure that some of the experienced crew in here can give you a hand to get them growing a little faster in those early stages.

Good on you for growing under the sun organically, indoors will get bigger in a shorter time but outdoors done right tastes so much better than any indoor plant.
 

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The auto clock is not a set in concrete number of days it will do it's own thing in each different setup and environment. It's a very tricky thing to try and control. I'm sure that some of the experienced crew in here can give you a hand to get them growing a little faster in those early stages.

Good on you for growing under the sun organically, indoors will get bigger in a shorter time but outdoors done right tastes so much better than any indoor plant.
I'm doing outdoors for multiple reasons, including that I can. But one of the main reasons is the taste. It's been an ambition to do this for a long time ever since I first tasted outdoor homegrown organic in Spain a few years back.
 
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