Question Indoor auto to outdoor

Nat0987

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Hello. I am growing my first autos this year. I am going to grow auto gorilla glue and auto gelato. I am looking to start them indoors first during the germination period to allow them to have more light as it was suggest. I am just curious what wattage I should use and how many days or when I should bring them outdoors.
5gallon fabric pots
Distilled water
Remo nutrients on one plant. Fox farm big bloom nutrients on another plant (just to compare).
the soil is a mix of fox farm ocean forest with sheep and cow manure along with top soil, all equal parts.
I am on a balcony facing west so I may also bring the plants in at night to provide more light. I am not getting a tent and will just keep them in the washroom with the door closed and the light on. Just not sure of what wattage I would require for germination and when I should bring them outside.

I also may have extra feminized seeds up for gabs if I have extra(not sure if they will all work). I have 8 seeds and only want three plants.
 

Colamaker

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You have to remember. When indoors and outdoors if you don't have enough light the plant will stretch. Light bulb grow lights are not enough light. You have to drench the plant with light. I'm using the 2 viperspectra p600 on top at 190 true watts. For 3 autos. I also use a 230 true watt light on my seedlings. If they stretch bring light closer until you find the plants happy place.
 

Jason

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Just got some of these. Great light for the money. I have 2 hanging in a 2'x3' tent. Good spectrum and super bright an has dimmer.
BTW, I ended up winning that New Viparspectra P600 on Ebay with a high bid of $52. I'm stoked for when it gets here. Right now I'm using two little T5 lights on the seedlings in my 2x2.
 

Colamaker

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BTW, I ended up winning that New Viparspectra P600 on Ebay with a high bid of $52. I'm stoked for when it gets here. Right now I'm using two little T5 lights on the seedlings in my 2x2.
It's a nice light for the price. Good win.
 

Nat0987

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Autoflower gorilla glue

Just wondering if I should bring little gorilla Gale outside when she has four nods? Would I just let her sit in the shade for a bit to harden her out? Or what is the best hardening out process. I just don’t want to shock her.

I had a slight problem with gnats, but I just let Gale dry out and the Gants went away. I think I overwatered her the first time I planted the seed. Since the gnats are gone and I am just lightly misting the area when it drys out.
The soil is fox farm ocean forest with sheep manure and pro mix herb soil.

any tips?

Gorilla Gale



Germination in a glass jar placed in a germination dome. 23 degrees Celsius 8:30 pm May 3rd 2021.



May 4th 8:30pm transferred seed to moist paper towel in a plastic container. 23 degrees Celsius 75-86% humidity in the germination dome.



May 5th 8pm. Transferred seed to fabric pot in closet with 24/7 light 4” from the surface. Lightly misted soil. Heat mat under pot.



May 8th. 12pm. Gale has broken the surface of the soil and showed herself.
 

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droptopchevy

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No reason to take it out side just yet if your light is strong enough. Maybe consider a southern facing windowsill for the next week or so. If that last picture is current, your little plant seems to be doing well. The first set of true leaves are just starting to form. The round ones are called the cotyledons, and are not considered "true leaves". They contain enough nutrients to get the plant going until photosynthesis can take over. As your plant is only a few days old, it would benefit from being kept indoors a little longer. Do not place in direct sunlight just yet.
 

Nat0987

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Thank you so much for your help! The last photo was taken today :). I have two lights on her. They are very low wattage, I just had them laying around for germinating other plants.
 

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droptopchevy

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Thank you so much for your help! The last photo was taken today :). I have two lights on her. They are very low wattage, I just had them laying around for germinating other plants.
Those lights will certainly be sufficient for the next couple of weeks. If you notice your seedling stretching, be sure to move the light as close as you can without burning her. Your off to a good start!
 

droptopchevy

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Those lights will certainly be sufficient for the next week or so. But since this is an auto you don't want to leave them under there to long until you want to harness the power of the sun. If you notice your seedling stretching, be sure to move the light as close as you can without burning her. Your off to a good start!
 

Nat0987

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How long should I keep the lights on for? Just wondering if it causes a problem to keep the lights all day and night and then transfer the plant outdoors. Like will it stretch looking for light when I put it outdoors because it is used to 24 hour lighting?
 

Colamaker

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How long should I keep the lights on for? Just wondering if it causes a problem to keep the lights all day and night and then transfer the plant outdoors. Like will it stretch looking for light when I put it outdoors because it is used to 24 hour lighting?
Seedling can take 24 hours of light. Plants only stretch if the lighting is not sufficient. Sun light and grow light are not the same. Grow lights try to replicate the spectrum but will never be the same as the ball of fire in the sky. The plant shouldn't stretch from the sunlight if getting direct. 16 plus hours of light. Make sure your giving 18/6 lighting indoors until get outside.
 

Colamaker

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They are nice lights. Here's another tip. Cheap too. Take aluminum foil and put strips on the wall to cover the white. You will get a ton more reflection on the plant especially lower branches.
 

Alphatoy

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🤠by the looks of your picture the light looks quite a bit of distance from your plant new seedlings i keep 1 foot from light i even use a measuring tape if your light is really hot take it up to 18 inches but no more distance than that. but that's me :mask:
 
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