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Manchesterman

Autos on window sill??

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I'm wondering if this would work or could a tinker things for better results. Cheap is the key here. Option 1 is to get biobizz light mix soil with biobizz indoor try pack(grow, bloom and top max) for nutrition. A big standard cheap round 12 litre pot and saucer. Once the auto seed has germinated it would go straight into the pot and placed indoors next to a window. 

Option 2 is undesirable but it involves buying this 

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I think you're wasting your time, they won't get enough hours of bright light to make any decent quantity of bud/resin. Get the tent.

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If you are going for cheap, don't buy any of that.  Get a bag of multipurpose compost from the garden centre, and a one litre bottle of Tomorite or GroSure tomato feed, and that's all the nutrients you need.  Light Mix is a poor choice for a cheap grow because it's expensive and doesn't have much nutrient in it, so you have to add extra, which is what the Grow is for.  With multipurpose you don't need it at all.  And the tomato feed will do what the Bloom and Topmax do for about one tenth of the price.  Most specialist canna ferts are a colossal waste of money.

 

Malagueno has a good point though, the plant won't do very well with just light from a window.  Maybe if it's a south-facing window that gets a lot of sun it might work.  But a bigger problem will be the smell, once it starts to flower it will reek the place out, and I mean really reek, people will be able to smell it from the next street.  So you really do need the tent, I'm afraid, to control the smell.  Don't skimp on the extraction fan, it's more important than the light.

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Damn, I have no option to edit my post to get the link out.

 

So the auto could work if the window was south facing. I thought the long days we have would give us enough light. But most of the light won't be direct sunlight so I guess a tent is the only way. Idea was to buy quality lights fan etc using money saved by not having to buy weed. Might just go with a cheap tent set up. 

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The edit link disappears after an hour, I think it is.  Don't worry, a mod will sort it.

 

I'm strictly an indoor grower, but they do need a lot of light.  They stretch like crazy in a pot on a windowsill, trying to find more light, whcih is not a good thing.  You really do need the proper kit.  If you are somewhere very isolated you could just wang them in the ground and grow them outside, but the smell is the big problem.

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Have you no option to just put the pot outside ?   it will yield far better results.      I have brought quite a few autos on in early stages on the window ledge but i reckon it would need to be either in a tent or outside to get any form of result.    i could be wrong,  why not try it and run a diary so we all know ?  

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I'm not sure how bad the smell will be but I'd consider planting them in the back garden. I thought autos would do what they got to do given the nutrients and natural light through the window. If the smell is bad I'd have to go with a tent as the risk isn't worth it.

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Fuck autos off if you're doing that, just chuck a couple of Dinafem/DP photo-fems in the ground and you'll have a fair few of oz of decent smoke come October. Guerrilla style.

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I got autos because I thought they'd be a easy grow. I'm going to stick with them because they sound like a amazing smoke. Dutch passions Colorado cookies which are Auto blueberry X Girl scout cookies. Indica with flavour apparently. Might need to get myself over to the grow room section now to get parts idea as I want to buy a decent(but cheap) LED.

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Hello buddie! I'd say Colorado cookies is a really good auto! I'm doing a diary on it atm just below this thread! 

The resin production is really good!

Also I've grown alot of different autos and they have all smelt like ( damp ) when budding, these cookies are so sweet smelling compared to all the others and the buds are dence af...

I've had a smoke of it to trial and she hits the chest mind lol

 

Hopefully a week's time they will be down! Never grown them before but these are to my liking so im sticking with them for awhile ;)

 

Make sure u got a carbon filter when growing these tho as these are the stinkyest plants I've grown. 

Tbh your need one in general anyway .

 

Good luck man! 

Atb

Fatman!

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I agree with Autofatman about the smell - they will STINK towards the end of flowering! Its pretty overpowering outside when I've got 8 flowering!

A word of caution if you plant guerrilla style: Autos do NOT like heavy soil AT ALL! I wasted 24 seeds in my garden this year, only one lived, and that is tiny. Always dig a big hole and fill it with some good medium - 50/50 coco and some sort of light mix or universal stuff is fine. They need drainage or they will just stall at a few inches high at best. (I couldn't do this in my garden due to underground pipes, but the one time I risked it I grew a 2.2m high Amnesia photofem!)

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Also - just remembered that Fastbuds Fastberry (Dj Short Blueberry so they say, delicious indica) is particularly suited to cold/damp climates. My 3 are growing really well (in spain, but the weather has been appalling this spring until the last week) and have obviously blue buds forming, might be worth a shot.

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Fatman your diary has made me more eager to grow these DP Colorado cookies. And now you're tell me they smell sweet I definitely can't wait to try them. 

My soil is heavy heavy heavy. And the smell has convinced the only option is a tent as neighbours will definitely smell it. 

 

Thanks for the input all. Look forward to seeing what they yeild with autofatman

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Fastberry could be a potential to go against the Colorado cookies once I can get past the novice stage.

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