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  • newbutoldgrower75
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    SoOrbudgal I now feel like such a noob for asking that question about wetting the medium first, I'm blaming anxiety with the new grow haha. After doing a bit more research and having a chat to the people that make the nutes I use, I think I have come up with a bit of a feeding schedule to use as a guide. To start seeds for my next Auto grow Im going to soak seeds in peroxide/water for 24hrs before putting them into the paper towel. Once I see a small tail I will pop them into my prepared final pots with a plastic cup over the top until they break ground. As you can see in the picture, Im already using the plastic cup trick in my germination tent. I was reading somewhere, can't exactly remember where, that Auto's in plugs should be transplanted when you get the first set of serrated leaves. Does this sound right?

    I have a small germination tent( around 75cm x 60cm) with a small T5 light in it. With photo seeds I would usually put the rooted plug into a solo cup/pot in the germination tent, and grow for a couple of weeks. The T5 in the small tent wont be close to producing sufficient light in the 4x4 tent for nine plants I don't think. I do have a 400w HPS globe that I could start the seedlings off with in the 4x4, at maybe 24" to 30"? Otherwise Im thinking of just starting them with the 600w HPS at 36". From what I have been reading, Autos prefer low to medium light intensity for up to the first 3 weeks. Not sure how outdated the information is that I have been reading, but time will tell.
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  • newbutoldgrower75
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    Hello and thank you my fellow grower from Canada with the French accent🙂 Farmbuck I appreciate you taking the time to comment and post some links, I'm sure Puglover1 does as well. Great information from you and in the links, had a bit of a look at the links while doing some more research this morning. I thought 100% Sativa could be a bit challenging from my research over the last 2 years, and knew you would be the person to talk to about any problems etc, have noticed your passion for Sativa😉. Thanks again buddy.
    Last edited by newbutoldgrower75; 07-25-2021, 03:19 AM.

  • Puglover1
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    Hey, sounds like you're having a happy Friday, more assured and hopeful. I went to the dispensary this evening, my budtender was an OG. I told her I had a WT seedling growing and had dropped another seed for insurance, she said she wished she had WT again so I guess they don't anticipate it being available/grown again unless as a hybrid/cross. Now I have even more pressure on me for a harvest. LOL. But seriously, it helps pain for me better than anything I've sampled, or buy regularly, in absence of WT. Good luck, sounds like things are moving along well. (now I have to finish reading all of Farmbuck's links )

  • newbutoldgrower75
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    Puglover1 thank you for your help and sharing your experience with me, I truly appreciate it. I think I will leave the seed to pot method to next time, by last night I had 8 out of the 11 seeds pop, and all seeds are in plugs now. 6 have broken ground and 2 are just about. Next time I'm going to try the soaking seeds in water/peroxide for 24hrs before putting in the paper towel to pop like my friend MeEasy mentioned earlier. Then straight into the final pot. As Autos are completely new to me I'm guessing I was a bit nervous/anxious about the grow. I did a lot more research yesterday and went over what I had already researched, and feeling more positive about the grow. I don't think I will start anymore seeds now as I am happy with what has germinated so far, save money and use them next time.

    You seem to be on to it with the seedlings, and confident with what you are doing. Im really looking forward to seeing that Wild Thai grow

    Sort of wish I had seen your comment earlier, I respect Mr.furley's advice. He has helped me out in my past grows. I ended up emailing the nutrient company I use directly and got responses within an hour each time, great customer service IMO. After emailing them and doing more research of feeding schedules etc for autoflowers, I prepared the pot with nutes at EC 0.6.

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  • SoOrbudgal
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    Yes i wet the soil prior to putting seed in. I will do this evening before just helps settle the dry soil ya know how it sinks when first watering? Anyhoo, then i poke a hole, try an get that tail downward but if not an it goes sideways no matter it finds a way to emerge from soil correctly. I will drop a few tablespoons of water on it and that's it.

    No i don't feed a seed/seedling right away. My soil i mix has worm casings so it's fine for couple weeks. Then i will give like 1/4 strength gradually move up as you see fit. I'm probley too conservetive on food but i do give full strength by a month old. How'd you do your other seeds with the light, did you use that HPS? I got little t-5 tube light stand i use an a CFL with a hood. I set them about 3" away. I've not used HPS but have use my older LED at 36"

  • Farmbuck
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    Bonjour @newbutoldgrower75
    You know I like growing Sativa from Ace Seeds. They could be a little bit challenging when you do it indoor like I do. Lucky I have a 10 feet ceiling so it easier to manage her height. So LST on them at the beginning is very important. Make sure to don't veg them too long or you will end-up in big trouble like I did once. Yes they do grow tall so keep that in mind.

    Be patient they take longer to flower compare to Indica so again a challenge to keep them in good shape. Oh yes Sativa adore light so if you plan to be a Sativa grower make sure you have a lot of it. The more intensity the more the girls will like you. Oh yeah also try not to mix indica with sativa cuz your sativa will take over the light.

    Anyway here are some good links to prepare you with some Sativa's growing :


    https://khalifagenetics.com/how-to-g...tivas-indoors/

    https://www.lucky13seeds.com/post/5-...-indoor-sativa

    https://www.leafly.ca/news/growing/t...doors-outdoors

    https://www.skunkmagazine.com/tips-t...-grow-sativas/

    Last but not least: https://www.growweedeasy.com/guide-t...trains-indoors


    Hope I was a little bit helpful !!

  • Puglover1
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    Hi newbutoldgrower75 I had a seed-to-pot seed not popping fast so I put a small upside-down Pyrex/glass bowl over the hole, it was born when I checked the next morning. Needed extra humidity boost. One WT seedling is growing as expected, roots showing on the under side of the starter, the one White Widow fast stem I pushed back down into the starter, the leaves are still alive. I dropped a new, 2nd WT seed for insurance after shot glass, water, peroxide. I did the same with my found Mag seed, before I buy some.

    Regarding your question below, I'm not budgal and I don't know your whole set up but before I went from my starters to 3 gal fabric for autos Mr.furley advised me to wet the coco mix in my pots ahead of planting with cal-mag and water pH'd. HTH. Thnx.

  • newbutoldgrower75
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    Thank you again for your advice/help and encouragement SoOrbudgal. I have a couple of questions from your comment if you don't mind. When I go to put the seed with a little root into the final pot with coco/perlite, should the medium in the pot be already damp/prepared? And if yes, should I use 1/4 strength nutes in the final pot with the coco when preparing? That's what I would do normally with Photo's .. but his Auto grow has me a little anxious at the moment lol

    As I will be preparing to put a seedling that broke ground this morning into its final pot in the main tent sometime today, should I keep the 600w HPS light I will be using at the 36" height that you suggested for the FS light? I'm going to start a grow journal/diary thingy for this grow as well, thinking I'm going to need a little guidance on this venture. Very much appreciate your time. Cheers.

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  • newbutoldgrower75
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    Puglover1 I think I will do similar on my next Auto grow, plant the seeds directly into the coco. I'm going to give the 5 that haven't popped yet until the 5th day and then put them in a cup(dome on top) of coco/perlite then into the germination/propagation tent as SoOrbudgal mentioned above, and start a couple more just incase. The Wild Thailand looks like it will be a fun but challenging grow being 100% Sativa, guessing they will grow quite large. I would be seeing if Farmbuck can give you some advice(if he has the time of course) if you have any trouble with the WT, from what I have been reading he has grown nearly every Landrace strain out there. I wouldn't give up on the seedlings that aren't looking promising just yet. Had one seedling for Grow 3 break ground and it looked very sad, small and leaves were drooping. By day 5 of breaking ground the seedling was as healthy as the others, and now has 6 nodes and doing very well. Thank you for your comment and luck, and hope the two seedlings turn around for you. Good luck.

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  • SoOrbudgal
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    Sure seems like a good germination temp. you have @newbutoldgrower. Yes i'd get a little root and put that in the final pot, drop a few tablespoons of water on it and place a clear cup on top as a dome. No need to have a lamp on it till it pokes through surface. I do full spectrum on my autos just keep the distance at least 36" just like photo seeds. I have used my old viparspectras with just the blue veg light only also for vegging seedling autos for a week then full spectrum. Once again it will be a test for you, not too much different than photo. Just don't over water , don't let the light get too close if it's a big one. You'll do just fine

  • Puglover1
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    If I grow autos again I'm throwing the seed right into the pot to start. I have photo seeds starting in my Aero-Garden, worked fine first grow. One Wild Thai seedling is growing up, one WT seed's stem/rooting doesn't look promising, same with a WW Fast fem, No idea why. I have another WW seed soaking in a shot glass and a found Mag seed from my grow that I hope germs, first time they took several days. Good lick!

  • newbutoldgrower75
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    hairyman Thank you for the advice/help, appreciate it. My plan is to put them in Eazy Plugs, similar to Rapid Rooters, once they pop. Then straight into 3 Gallon pots once they break ground, first sight of leaves. What are your thoughts on that plan buddy? First time doing Autos so a little anxious haha.

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  • newbutoldgrower75
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    Thank you for your advice/help SoOrbudgal. Somewhere along the line I have picked up the wrong information and it got stuck in my head. I thought if they weren't popped by 72hrs they were pretty much no good, my bad. I threw out 5 x Red Velvet and 5 x Pineapple Express seeds Grow 2 because they didn't germinate in 72hrs, such a newbie lol. I don't think I have to worry about high heat and humidity here at the moment, we are having one of the coldest winters I have ever experienced in Australia. Do you think they are ok on a heat pad at 21°C(69.8°F)?

  • newbutoldgrower75
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    Forgot to say that I woke up this morning and had 6 ready and waiting to go into plugs..yay.

  • newbutoldgrower75
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    Thank you for your comment my friend. After I received my last delivery of seeds I actually thought the same thing, great minds think alike haha. The order I received had quite a few lighter seeds in the packets, but still plenty of dark ones with them. My first thought was demand is out weighing supply due to Covid19 lockdowns etc, more growers higher demand. As you said, this is only speculation though. I hope to get into a bit of breeding in a couple of years time, demand for good quality strains/genetics are increasing dramatically in Australia.

    I will give your splash of peroxide in a glass of warm water technique a go next time before putting them in the paper towel, interested in giving it a go. I'm also going to try germinating some straight into the Eazy Plugs and see how they go.

    "Edit= forgot to say that on some seeds that they've just taken as much as 5-9 days to pop then a week to break ground so just major patience... I gave up on a couple sat em in the corner just for them to break ground like a week later..." For some reason I had stuck in my head that if seeds haven't popped in the 48 to 72hrs time frame there is like a 80% chance that they wont. I'm guessing its some bad information that I have picked up somewhere when I first started researching. researching, not from the GWE site/forum though.

    Thank you for your help/advice buddy, once again. I will message you a bit later on, going to be topping the WC's today, nerves are kicking in lol.

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