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    Question about light wattage and amount of plants.

    Hiya. I have two gelato OG plants vegging right now. I also have a wedding cake plant that I've just been letting sit in a window sill and I was considering putting it into the veg room. I heard from somewhere that if I do I'll need new lights if I add the other plant.

    I'm worried that if I do bring the WC plant into the veg room it will take away the light from the other two gelato plants and then they will deteriorate or something. I have three 25 W bulbs and one 100 W LED. Any tips? I don't want to throw this WC plant out and I cannot afford more lights.

    #2
    I was told as a rule of thumb, 35w per sq ft veg, 60w per sq ft bloom.

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      #3
      I’m only concerned with the amount of light during flower. Unless you’re concerned with the speed to which a plant grows during veg all that matters is that the plant is kept alive and in the vegetative state

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        #4
        Adding a plant will take away light? Whaaaat? Like Xena said, 35 watts per sq is good. 50 is better. Go ahead and throw her in there.
        Space: 4 x 5 x 6, Two 600w HPS, Dirt farmer since Nov 2012.

        Current Grow: Blue Dream Haze from Cali Connection

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        • coolguy122333
          coolguy122333 commented
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          Will the other two plants grow slower? I just want fast vegetative growth.

        • JDU
          JDU commented
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          No they won't grow any slower for having an xtra plant.

        #5
        Did I supercrop my plants too hard? They tops are very loose and floppy, also where I topped it it's all dark.

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        • ChadWestport
          ChadWestport commented
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          Thats not good, maybe an infected site. Can you upload pics?

        #6
        Huh i don't see anything
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        Soil grower with coco/perlite mixed in
        indoor/outdoor grower
        1 4x4x8 tent -veg.& flower - 2 viparspectraR450 =400watts from the wall it's what matters to me not the best old tech but it works for our needs.
        1 3x3x6 tent- used in late spring for seedlings both veggies & weed. I have 1 viparspectar 450r for that tent.
        I use a t-5 & 54watt CFL for seedlings
        Sometimes i use plastic sometimes i use fabric grow containers
        Currently using fish/guano during veg growth (outdoor only)
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          #7
          Plants won't steal light unless they are blocking the other plants from receiving it. Plants blocking plants has a physical response on the plants called "shade response". If there is too much shade response, your yields can suffer.

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