Plants progress through several stages during their lifetime. When a plant is started from seed it starts in the germination stage. After the seed is germinated the plant enters the seedling stage, and then transitions into the vegetative stage. In this important stage the plant starts to accelerate leaf and root growth. In order to maximize crop yield, it is good to encourage this leaf and root growth. This is where steering comes into play. By optimizing air and soil conditions, it is possible to increase plant growth during this period.
Plants prefer a warm, moist environment in the vegetative stage. This can be achieved by more regularly watering your plants, ensuring the air temperature is in a warm comfortable range, and that there is high enough humidity. The table below shows these steering methods, and some example values are included. These values and the default vegetative settings in the Growbud app are a great starting point.