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FelipeBlu

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I think of the first week (or so) as the seedling stage, when the plant just has cotyledons and is getting its sugars from the remaining germ in the seed. Fertilizer isn’t needed yet - in fact, is detrimental.

Once the seedling has developed some roots and the first pair of true leaves have spread out, it’s ready to start generating sugars from photosynthesis. This is when veg stage starts, and you can begin to introduce a weak dose of nutrients.

Think of light as the plant’s real food, and nutrients as vitamins that assist the metabolic processes.
 

Gutter444

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I think of the first week (or so) as the seedling stage, when the plant just has cotyledons and is getting its sugars from the remaining germ in the seed. Fertilizer isn’t needed yet - in fact, is detrimental.

Once the seedling has developed some roots and the first pair of true leaves have spread out, it’s ready to start generating sugars from photosynthesis. This is when veg stage starts, and you can begin to introduce a weak dose of nutrients.

Think of light as the plant’s real food, and nutrients as vitamins that assist the metabolic processes.
Thank you! Makes complete sense. Thats what I thought would be the case but wasn't sure.
 
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N420

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FelipeBlu

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That, in itself, is pretty incredible, when you think about photos, even 11/13 from seed, seem to require about 3 weeks to mature enough to be able to flower.

Most autos start showing pistils between 18 to 36 days - some can go as long as 50-60 days before flowers start.

Then, most strains, including Indicas, need at least 7 weeks to get into an early harvest window.

So 8 weeks total is bonkers. o_O
 

Gutter444

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Another question guys, my two lights have both veg and bloom switches. I've been running with just the veg switches on but I've read that you should have both switches on for both veg and bloom. I've also read to only use the veg switch during veg. What would you guys do? Both switches or just the veg switch on??
 

Pennywise

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Gutter444

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Now that I'm home I can also post an update. This would be day 5 of veg. I think they are coming along amazing! Except for the WW seems to be stunted. Im not to worried still green just didn't really grow much at all while I was away where the other two took off. ( Well seemed like it to me) let me know what you guys think! I'm pretty pumped! :ganjamon:
 

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