• Ali Bongo, Head Shop UK, buy best bong UK, Percys Grow Room
Notifications
Clear all

UPDATE IS IMMINENT!!! PREPARE TO STOP POSTING, DO NOT SIGN UP!

Seedling Grow Lights

Growboy
(@gggrowboy)
Ocimene
100 Likes
250 Likes
500 Likes
Forum Regular
Points: 2004

Hello all, 

I’m planning on growing a selection of Autoflowers for my next run, and I’ve read that it’s a good idea to give them longer periods of light in their first few weeks so as to maximise their growth during their short veg cycle. 

Looking at getting a grow light to start them off indoors before they go outside. It doesn’t need to be very big as I’ll only be germinating one seed at a time.

So far I’m looking at an ‘Evolux Pro 6400k T5 Single Tube Lamp’ for £20, but would love to hear from peeps about whether that one will do the job or whether there’s a better option.

Thanks! 

P.s not looking to spend a lot 

“Sedikit sedikit, makin bukit.”

ReplyQuote
Topic starter Posted : September 28, 2020 5:19 pm
Woolie
(@woolieback)
Linalool
100 Likes
250 Likes
Patreon
500 Likes
1K Likes
Grow Off Diary
Member of the Month
Diary Writer
2.5K Likes
Stoner Movie Club
Wales
5K Likes
Respected Member
Points: 17141

Hi mate its all down to what you can afford , my worry would be you having to rush to get something for flower , While long term a full spectrum led like a ts 600 , that will do you 1 the whole plants life , then there is your requirements , Thumbs Up  

Suckin on Diesel

ReplyQuote
Posted : September 28, 2020 5:33 pm
jacks_farm
(@jacks_farm)
Linalool
100 Likes
250 Likes
500 Likes
1K Likes
Diary Writer
2.5K Likes
Known Member
Points: 8359

@gggrowboy

using a single t5 tube is a great way to start off the seedling for the first 2 weeks.

ReplyQuote
Posted : September 28, 2020 5:51 pm
monkeydo
(@monkeydo)
Valencene
100 Likes
250 Likes
500 Likes
Patreon
1K Likes
Diary Writer
Student
2.5K Likes
Instagram Admin
Pangolin Hunter
5K Likes
Plant of the Month Winner
Completed Diary
Stoner Movie Club
USA
Veteran
Points: 52166

If I have seedling to deal with and no space in a tent, I use two 2700k cfl lamps about 3cm from the leaves. It works great and the seedling love the gentle light too. You will have to rig up a fixture tho as I’ve not seen any commercial cfl lights around.

Random acts of kindness make the world a better place

ReplyQuote
Posted : September 28, 2020 6:10 pm
Doctor X, jacks_farm, Growboy and 1 people liked
Growboy
(@gggrowboy)
Ocimene
100 Likes
250 Likes
500 Likes
Forum Regular
Points: 2004

Thanks all! 

Good to know that the T5 will do the job as £20 seems very reasonable. Will also check out the CFL option 🙂👍🏼

Planning ahead for next spring and starting to pick up bits of kit now.

Couple of follow-on questions:

When are seedlings usually strong enough to cope with direct sunlight? 

And should this be done incrementally? 

“Sedikit sedikit, makin bukit.”

ReplyQuote
Topic starter Posted : September 28, 2020 6:32 pm
Doctor X and monkeydo liked
jacks_farm
(@jacks_farm)
Linalool
100 Likes
250 Likes
500 Likes
1K Likes
Diary Writer
2.5K Likes
Known Member
Points: 8359
Posted by: @gggrowboy

Thanks all! 

Good to know that the T5 will do the job as £20 seems very reasonable. Will also check out the CFL option 🙂👍🏼

Planning ahead for next spring and starting to pick up bits of kit now.

Couple of follow-on questions:

When are seedlings usually strong enough to cope with direct sunlight? 

And should this be done incrementally? 

Never grown weed outside but I would think if the day/night temps are good you could start the seeds outside. 

starting seeds off in a cup of lukewarm water over 24 to 48 hours is a good start ( wait till the seeds drop)

Then put them between 2 sheet of kitchen roll, soak the sheet (drain off any run off) put the in a zip seal sandwich bag and check on them every day ( keep the bag in a dark warm space) 

when you see a 2" root, slide them into some soil ( use seedling soil) to give them the best start

the real advantage of keeping them under t5's is to give them a good start away from bugs, wind and cold nights 

 

ReplyQuote
Posted : September 28, 2020 6:49 pm
Growboy
(@gggrowboy)
Ocimene
100 Likes
250 Likes
500 Likes
Forum Regular
Points: 2004

All good to know, thanks @jacks_farm 🙏🏼 

“Sedikit sedikit, makin bukit.”

ReplyQuote
Topic starter Posted : September 28, 2020 7:01 pm
Doctor X and monkeydo liked
monkeydo
(@monkeydo)
Valencene
100 Likes
250 Likes
500 Likes
Patreon
1K Likes
Diary Writer
Student
2.5K Likes
Instagram Admin
Pangolin Hunter
5K Likes
Plant of the Month Winner
Completed Diary
Stoner Movie Club
USA
Veteran
Points: 52166
Posted by: @gggrowboy

When are seedlings usually strong enough to cope with direct sunlight? 

And should this be done incrementally? 

If you are moving the seedlings from T5 or cfl into the sun you should take it in gradual steps to avoid sunburning the plants. T5 lights are a lot less intense than the sun so those leaves aren’t used to the high energy sunlight. Apparently from what we’ve seen this year, if you are moving from high intensity grow lights, either led or hid, to outdoors you are probably good. I didn’t hear of any problems with that this season.

Random acts of kindness make the world a better place

ReplyQuote
Posted : September 28, 2020 7:17 pm
Growboy
(@gggrowboy)
Ocimene
100 Likes
250 Likes
500 Likes
Forum Regular
Points: 2004

Steady does it 👍🏼

Thanks @monkeydo

 

“Sedikit sedikit, makin bukit.”

ReplyQuote
Topic starter Posted : September 28, 2020 7:41 pm

In our cannabis growers forum, we have guides to growing cannabis, cannabis grow dairies that cover growing weed in hydroponics, soil and coco. Find the help you need, by either, using the search box, or asking for help in the forum.

Our cannabis growers website also has competitions where you can win free weed seeds. As a member you will also have discount codes for cannabis seeds, and LED grow Lighting.
Our Cannabis Growers Forum is for educational purposes and we encourage our members to check their country of residence legislation before germinating a marijuana seed.

This site is here because we want to help you grow your own cannabis for personal use. Therefore, any member who is suspected of growing cannabis for commercial gains will be banned immediately.

Please read our forum rules, and enjoy the site.

Percys Grow Room Facebook Page, Cannabis grower forum fb page,
percys grow room twitter icon, cannabis growers forum
pintrest logo percys grow room, cannabis forum
percys grow room instagram logo

Find us on all social networks! Just search for Percys Grow Room