I had a couple of feasibility questions and this seems like the place to go.
This is my first grow in about 20 years. So a lot has changed. Back then, I ran a 1000w mh and a 1000w HPS, in a couple of small rooms….now I’m wielding a nice (245w true consumption) LED. I’ll likely add another of the same LED’s in the last 4 weeks. But even bigger than that, now there are autos. Wooow.
Anyway, I’ll be starting some autos soon. I’m leaning toward fast, compact genetics with high yields (Tangie, GSC, Amnesia). Pre-fed soil to be hand watered. I want to max out as much as possible, without burning any of the girls. After this grow, I’ll try to determine my limiting factors and adjust.
I’ll be in a 40” x 55” tent. I’m planning to do some LST in the first 3-4 weeks. Around week 3, I’ll put in a (first, second later if needed) trellis net. No topping, just bending and training to open up the future canopy.
Question 1: Is 8 plants too optimistic? Could I fit 10?
I can basically already say that my light will become my limiting factor. 8 - 10 plants in such a small space will make a dense canopy. I expect 10 is out of the question, unless I’m willing to sacrifice yield (undesirable).
I know: transplanting is fundamentally bad with autos. But I’d like to give them a boost in their short veg stage, and then provide a nice bloom soil for the flower. I was thinking of 3L (3 quart) pots with a light veg mix (fairly high N from Plagron but pH balanced for a woman), then at 3 weeks (extremely carefully) transplanting to a 15L (4gal) fabric pot filled with bat mix (also Plagron- w/worm castings etc), and heavily dosed with mycorrhiza. I’ll then feed (very lightly) with algae bloom, and finish with a flush.
Question 2: Is transplanting at 3 weeks feasible? Will they have a chance to become root bound in 3L pots, in only 3 weeks?
Question 3: Does this Growmix from Plagron sound too aggressive for veg?
Plagron Growmix Characteristics Peat, perlite, worm castings. pH (H2O) 6 – 7 EC [mS/cm] 1.0 - 1.5 NPK-fertiliser (12-14-24)
Question 3: Does this Batmix from Plagron sound too aggressive for flower?
Plagron Batmix Characteristics Peat, perlite, worm castings, Bat Guano. pH (H2O) 6.1 - 7.5 EC (mS/cm) 1.0 - 1.5 NPK fertiliser (3-15-4)