Hello everyone! I have been lurking the forums for a while, enjoying the wealth of knowledge available here from so many wonderful people, and have decided to enlist the help and expertise of the forum. I am in the planning stages of an indoor grow and I feel that some guidance would be very beneficial.
I have grown from bagseed a few times indoors in highschool over a decade ago. Just closets with some fluorescent tubes and a couple CFLs. Only harvested one plant and got an oz or two the others were found and chopped before lights were flipped. The plants were relatively healthy given their sad environment and a caretaker who was enthusiastic but inexperienced lol. Now that Michigan is recreational I can grow safely and learning the craft is captivating so Ive decided to try my hand.
My rough idea so far is to purchase a 4x4x80 tent and house it in an extra bedroom upstairs in my house. I would start my journey using that tent to grow from seed until sometime before flowering where I should be able to purchase another light and double up the lights in that tent for flower. I would like to eventually use that initial tent for flowering and gradually add others for veg and clones and wherever else this path takes me.
Starting budget is a concern and one of the main reasons for wanting to cultivate my own crops and save the cash and hassle of finding consistent quality away from the dispensaries. I can gradually add to my budget and after I have my jars filled myself rather than paying for it I can expand further. I can manage around 500-700 initially and purchase more as the grow progresses.
I was leaning towards initially purchasing a King Plus 2000w LED, the 4x4 tent, 6" inline carbon filter and fan, cheap reliable meters, some type of soil and beginners nutrient schedule (mainly during flower), other odds and ends such as containers, fans, whatever other items I need. When funds allow I would purchase a better light before flowering and maybe another veg tent. After that who knows, better equipment and bigger spaces =)
I haven’t priced the above items with my stated budget since I’m not sure if my plan has legs. Or perhaps there’s a faster more effective way to get there. Better light with high yield autos to start until I’m able to move my budget for monthly smoke into growing and expand from there?
Any advice, tips, comments are welcomed and appreciated. If I need to clarify or give other information please let me know. Well, back to binge reading various grow diaries and learning everything I can. Thank you!