Home | Community | Message Board

Please support our sponsors.

Cannabis, Marijuana, Ganja & Greens >> Cannabis Cultivation

Welcome to the Growery Message Board! You are experiencing a small sample of what the site has to offer. Please login or register to post messages and view our exclusive members-only content. You'll gain access to additional forums, file attachments, board customizations, encrypted private messages, and much more!

Amazon Shop for: HPS

Jump to first unread post. Pages: 1
Registered: 09/01/13
Posts: 31
Last seen: 2 years, 4 months
    #710142 - 01/27/14 08:52 PM (3 years, 1 month ago)

I'm very new to this and was considering purchasing my first seeds from an online vendor. My only question is... what does auto-flowering mean? And, whilst I know it's not ideal, can a plant be successfully grown inside (during winter) using a heat-mat for warmth and basic fluorescent lighting... say... four tubes worth?

Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
 User Gallery

Registered: 08/28/12
Posts: 8,088
Loc: █████
Trusted Cultivator
Re: Autoflowering? [Re: unreliable_reality]
    #710143 - 01/27/14 08:56 PM (3 years, 1 month ago)

An autoflower is a type of cannabis plant that flowers when it is mature as oppose to flowering when the light schedule changes.

Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
 User Gallery

Registered: 12/05/08
Posts: 13,403
Trusted Cultivator
Re: Autoflowering? [Re: Deadkndys420]
    #710145 - 01/27/14 09:05 PM (3 years, 1 month ago)

And floros suck.  They CAN grow product, and some okay bud.  But it's a much better idea to buy a couple books on growing, like this one


And start researching thoroughly before you start into this hobby.  There's a whole lot more to it than just keeping them warm and giving em light.

Dude she isn't as young as she use to be.


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator

Registered: 01/31/12
Posts: 89
Re: Autoflowering? [Re: Hawksresurrection]
    #710200 - 01/28/14 10:27 AM (3 years, 1 month ago)

If you are going to veg with CFL's, I would highly recommend having around 250 equivalent watts for no more than 3 girls. And a 150W HPS would be perfect for flowering. Make sure your CFL's are at 6500k spectrum for veg, If you use CFL's during flower, use 2700k spectrum. In the future however, an upgrade of a 150w HPS would be highly beneficial. I run 22,000 lumens in a 2 1/2 X 2 1/2 X 4 and have just enough to keep proper vegetative growth. My next grow however, I will be switching to a 150W HPS for flowering. I ran CFL's through flowering on the test run, which is yielding low but still quality bud. A great flowering CFL you can get is a 60w 300w-eq  puts out 3900 lumens and 3 or 4 of those will do the job along with some smaller 23w or 32w cfl's. But remember, lumens is nothing, spectrum is everything. Cheers mate,


  This was a full CFL grow I am doing right now, unfortunately lost 2 of them to an unfortunate idiot accident, never topped or anything also. Bagseed as well, was just testing my new cab.

Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Jump to top. Pages: 1

Amazon Shop for: HPS

Cannabis, Marijuana, Ganja & Greens >> Cannabis Cultivation

Similar ThreadsPosterViewsRepliesLast post
* help- autoflower and lights
( 1 2 all )
hihungry 6,242 25 03/02/10 03:43 PM
by Buddy Guy
* Veg/FL Spectrum Question Fungi_x 624 0 06/14/08 09:35 PM
by Fungi_x
* number of CFL'S itsmything 3,745 14 05/23/08 03:06 AM
* Sexing Plants with CFL over HPS matter when discussing time?
( 1 2 all )
encryptor 2,529 39 03/16/17 11:04 AM
by Tetracan420
* Mid-Flowering Opinions Inverted 1,740 16 03/05/10 06:15 PM
by dutc2006
* here's a good question, what is the flowering rate of ruderalis? Iamasmoker 2,948 10 06/01/08 12:51 AM
by erb
* Cultivating auto flowering strain question LordOfChaos 1,881 4 09/03/08 01:04 PM
by Dizz
* My first grow - lowryder II autoflower MrHerbDaily 1,734 5 06/21/11 03:52 PM
by ninja cat 09

Extra information
You cannot start new topics / You cannot reply to topics
HTML is disabled / BBCode is enabled
Moderator: FurrowedBrow, Magash, Data, Dr. Siekadellyk, phychotron, Miscusi
491 topic views. 2 members, 274 guests and 123 web crawlers are browsing this forum.
[ Toggle Favorite | Print Topic | Stats ]
Search this thread:
Avalon Magic Plants
Please support our sponsors.

Copyright 1997-2017 Mind Media. Some rights reserved.

Generated in 0.036 seconds spending 0.006 seconds on 14 queries.