A friend of mine is growing an auto-flower (Northern Lights) and thinks he was set back about a week figuring out the pH was too high. That’s now corrected & the plant is growing again. His question was: will this just mean, for an auto-flower, that it will flower about a week later than it would have otherwise, or does it mean it will flower at it’s “normal” time and he’ll just see a lower yield or such? Or will this go a different direction? Any thoughts from those with knowledge of such things?
That’s a really interesting question @Cornholio
Pinging @Stephen for help on this one. My assumption is that it would still flower at the same time regardless of issues or not; however, this could require some science experimentation to prove this theory
My theory is that the plant does not have a watch or calendar, so it’s set (as opposed to photo-period) flowering stage is probably triggered by reaching a certain stage of growth, which will occur later in this case where growth was retarded for a week or so. But that is just me trying to reason through this, not based on any expertise.
Autos do have an ‘internal clock’ that triggers them to flower. Most basically start flowering after 2-4 weeks of growth. That being said, with all of the genetic mixing of Ruderallis with sativa/indica, you will see some reacting differently than others. There are many different types of Auto Northern Lights genetics out there from several different breeders. I will sometimes see a difference of several days when pulling ripe flowers down from the same strain too. So to distil my ramblings,
Stress can delay an auto from auto-ing.
That bottom vid was mesmerising.
When germinating an auto is the light suppose to be on an 18 on 6 off schedule?
Yup, this is correct.
Soon as it sprouts I’d have it on 20/4 cycle autos love that light
Another feature I wouldn’t mind seeing is being able to adjust the light, for what you just said there, then we can change the time of lighting as well if 20/4 is your preference. Might not be worth their time but could be beneficial to some?
First auto try for me and I guess I’ll find out but when its out of the ten day germinating phase I’m assuming the lights change to something like that? I think I read 22 on 2 off…
All the research I’ve done all pointed me towards a 20/4 cycle for best yield
I’ll have to see what it does, maybe I can put a ticket in if it’s not on that schedule.
The only reason I think they would have it at 22/2 would be to minimize the height of the plant
I like ur idea @Russel_Richardson with light switching but I also think that should be part of the “recipe”. I know grobo is new and this would probably help but think it should be structured for beta testing and recipe updates, just to keep it more automated.
I think I have the same problem my first time growing I learnt how to top and lst so I did and done nothing but worry she’s under 20/4 light cycle it’s week 5 days I feel it should be much bigger then she is man just all of a sudden she’s exploding daily so I think I might be okay let me know guys ?
U topped her? Normally I read that ppl don’t top autos but I have yet to try an auto so unsure
Typically, yeah. I mean I guess you can if you want. But look at @Stephane 's blueberry auto, pretty sure nothing was done to it and it looks fantastic