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I am a new gardener and have 2 new beauties that are just out of seedling stage and r doing really well. While I was researching the strain of seeds I had chosen (red Dwarf) I read that it was produced by breeding an auto flowering strain w a non auto flowering strain.

I have a few questions that I hope some of the more experienced gardeners can help me with.

Do I need to change the light time, Spectrum or fertilizer to produce the buds I want or will these produce buds while under blue spectrum 18/6 using veg fertilizer? I have the red spectrum lights and the flowering fertilizer and am gonna switch unless I hear from a reliable source that these auto flowering plants do all we need them to do under normal veg conditions.

Thank you in advance for any help.

Grow big....:icon_smile:
 

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Right now I'm using LED but am about to add 2- 2 bulb t-5 florescent tube fixtures as well.

I have been growing using 18/6 for a little over a month now and have lots of long white fuzzy hairs at every branch. Would it be too late to switch my light time to 24 or should I just leave them at 18/6 and treat this batch like standard (non auto flowering) plants?
 

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20/4 is best for Autos...I Run my Veg area at 24/0 And mine did okay...

take care and be safe
 

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i can't find anything about Red Dwarf being an Auto just that it was developed by breeding an auto w a non auto.

Sorry for so many questions. The little lovelies r doing really well and I am about to top them. I am considering treating them as if they were standards. Maybe next crop I'll do more research before I plant...
 
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SkunkFart8429 said:
i can't find anything about Red Dwarf being an Auto just that it was developed by breeding an auto w a non auto.

Sorry for so many questions. The little lovelies r doing really well and I am about to top them. I am considering treating them as if they were standards. Maybe next crop I'll do more research before I plant...
LOL--have you done a goggle search? I couldn't find anything about Red Dwarf NOT being an auto. Ever where I looked, the first thing it says is that it is an autoflowering plant.

I would not top them. You cannot treat autos like photoperiod plants (unless they do not auto, and yours are). They live a certain lifespan and anything that stresses them and causes a slow up in growth will affect yield.

I agree that a little more research and study will benefit your next crop.
 

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I've got some Big Bud seeds that I'm gonna try next time. I'm looking forward to seeing why it's called "Big Bud"...
 

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