2nd time Beginner, help me remember the corect steps.

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Hi everyone,

I did my first grow a few years ago and now the stash is ending, I want to do a grow again. Since I just did this once a while ago, I admit my memory fails me on some things and I'd would like to get it right. So here are the steps that I want to do and a few questions here and there. Thanks for the help !

- I have the seeds (autoflowering), germinating them at the moment. The simple way, in some wet napkins, worked like a charm the last time too.
- I have a grow tent, pots are ready with some good quality soil with nutrients.
- I do have 2 LEDs lamps that also worked perfectly the last time.
- Now, when the seeds germinate I will plant them and I remember they need to stay in the dark for a while. When do I start the lights ? 20/4 or a different light/night settings?
- I have the Flora series of nutrients, Bloom, etc (3 different types) and they have a 'help' on how much to use of each during the different states of life. When do I start giving the plants nutrients ?
- I have a pH kit to make sure the water is ok. What is the pH I'm aiming at ? When do I start watering the little plants ?

I think that's about it for now, later on I will use that 'cleaning' solution, forgot how it's called, to clean the buds and then hopefully the harvest. Thank you very much for you help and patience with me.
 

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Hello crocodiluQ…….is that turkey in Spanish?

start the lights as soon as the seeds are placed in cups

when does the Help instructions say to start feeding them?

I start feeding as soon as I see the cotyledons at a ratio of 1 ml of Micro and 2 ml of bloom

Ph at 5.4 - 6.3

start watering them as soon as you put them in cups

NOTE: if your soil is pre-loaded with nutrients please disregard the above feeding instructions
 

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When i grow Autos i start at 24/0 during veg and when i see pistols i change to 20/4. I like growing my Autos in deep pots because the longer the tap root the taller the plant.
 

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Hello crocodiluQ…….is that turkey in Spanish?

start the lights as soon as the seeds are placed in cups

when does the Help instructions say to start feeding them?

I start feeding as soon as I see the cotyledons at a ratio of 1 ml of Micro and 2 ml of bloom

Ph at 5.4 - 6.3

start watering them as soon as you put them in cups

NOTE: if your soil is pre-loaded with nutrients please disregard the above feeding instructions

Yes, the soil is pre-loaded so that's why I asked when to switch to manual nutrients.
So the light on immediately as I plant them ? Or maybe wait for when they actually grow out of the soil ?
 

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When i grow Autos i start at 24/0 during veg and when i see pistols i change to 20/4. I like growing my Autos in deep pots because the longer the tap root the taller the plant.

Sounds good. But when to actually start ? Immediately after I plant them or wait a few days so I can actually see them out of the soil ?
 

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Start your light as soon as you put them in soil. - With the wet paper towels, place them in a plastic bag that seals. I have ruined a ton of money in seeds because I couldn't get back in time to keep them moist. Why I never thought of it before. Something so simple.
 

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The heat from the light it what they feel until their little heads bust through the dirt.
 

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When i grow Autos i start at 24/0 during veg and when i see pistols i change to 20/4. I like growing my Autos in deep pots because the longer the tap root the taller the plant.
How tall do your autos grow? I keep getting auto freebies with orders, and I bought some auto skunk #1 and was wondering how tall.

Most of my fem (non auto) indicas are 30 inches, some less, some maybe 40 if I get an odd pheno that really stretches.

I figured on dropping down from 5 gallon to 3 gallon pots.

Bubba
 

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Thanks for the replies !

So if my soil is already pre-loaded with nutrients for the little plants, when it's a good time to start giving them the Flora nutrients in the water ?
 
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