Using this setup, you’ll be able to grow one large plant per square metre. However, if you use low-stress training, you’ll be able to cultivate four plants under a light of this power. LEDs are energy-efficient, produce less heat, and allow users to switch between light spectrums. Switch your light to the blue setting during the vegetative phase and set the timer to meet your chosen light schedule. Now you should start applying nutritional formulas specifically designed for the seedling and vegetative phases.
Easy Grow Booster Tablets provide everything plants need to optimise vegetative growth, and complement Easy Boost Organic Nutrition perfectly. Because autos don't need as many nutrients as photoperiods, you'll only need to use ¼–½ of the normal dose. Simply add half a tablet into 3–5 litres of water and administer the solution twice per week. Week 3 will consist of low-stress training and maintaining optimal conditions. At this point, your autoflower will be well into the vegetative phase. You’ll notice new fan leaves forming, which will ramp up photosynthesis.
Aim for the following environmental factors during week 3: 50% RH 20°C air temperature 2x feed with Easy Grow (half a tablet per 3–5 litres of water) Your plant will be around 15cm in height at this point. Reposition your light so it hangs around 1m from the tip of the canopy. This will allow for optimal photosynthesis without risking light stress. Your plant will be thirsty enough to drink around 0.5l of water each day. However, only water once the top layer of soil has dried out. When growing indoors, apply low-stress training during week 3 to boost productivity during the flowering stage. Simply tie a piece of soft garden wire halfway up the main stem, then gently bend the stem parallel to the ground and secure it in position by attaching the other end of the wire to the rim of the pot. This will flatten the canopy and expose more bud sites to the light source. During week 4, your plant will be nearing the beginning of the flowering stage. This week will consist of making some minor training adjustments and gearing up for flowering. Aim for the following environmental conditions for optimal growth: 45% RH 20°C air temperature Light 70cm from the canopy 0.5l water per 24 hours 2x feed with Easy Grow (half a tablet per 3–5 litres of water) You may start to notice some pre-flowers forming at the nodes on your plant. With the flowering phase right around the corner, you’ll need to finish off any training to avoid stressing your plant during bloom. Use garden ties to pin down any additional growth to flatten out the canopy and keep all future bud sites at the same level. During week 5, you’ll start to see small sacs topped with hairs emerging at the nodes. These will gradually turn into sticky and resinous buds. This week, you’ll want to continue dialling in environmental conditions and adjusting the lighting. Your plant will be roughly 30cm tall at this point. Aim for the following parameters if you’re growing indoors: 45% RH 23°C air temperature Light 65cm from the canopy 1l of water per 24 hours 2x feed with Easy Bloom (half a tablet per 3–5 litres of water) Change the settings of your LED light from blue to red. This spectrum of light encourages the budding process and helps plants stretch and expand during the early flowering stage. Your plants will require amendments to their nutrition during the flowering phase. Higher demands for phosphorus, potassium, calcium, and magnesium, and less need for nitrogen, calls for Easy Bloom Booster Tablets. Simply dissolve ½ a tablet into 3–5 litres of water and administer the mix when watering your plants. Flowers will be proliferating at each bud site now. You’ll notice your training start to pay off as the even canopy develops a consistent spread of evenly sized buds.
During week 6, drop the humidity slightly to minimise the risk of mould. Aim for these parameters: 40% RH 24°C air temperature Light 45cm from the canopy 1.5l of water per 24 hours 3x feed with Easy Bloom (half a tablet per 3–5 litres of water) Keep an eye out for any odd banana-like structures protruding from buds. This signals that your plant is hermaphroditic and attempting to pollinate itself. Remove these from the grow space to stop them from pollinating nearby plants. Thankfully, hermaphrodites are rare, but they are still worth looking out for. Focus your time and energy on keeping the grow room in balance.
Be especially cautious of letting humidity get too high, as this can cause mould issues. Conduct routine checks with a magnifying glass to search for pests like thrips and spider mites. Continue to check leaves for signs of nutrient deficiency (which would likely be due to pH issues). Aim to maintain the following conditions: 40% RH 24°C air temperature Light 45cm from the canopy 1.5l of water per 24 hours 3x feed with Easy Bloom (half a tablet per 3–5 litres of water) WEEK 8: FLUSH AND DEFOLIATE. Your buds will be looking thick and resinous at this point.