It’s my goal and desire to document this grow from its beginning. If I can share with another *new grower anything via my successes (or failures) I will be happy, as well as the inspiration I get from keeping this journal!
Humidity, ppm and pH meters coming today as well as pH up and down liquids, tomorrow rapid rooters come, so will start soaking four fem Northern Lights toinght…
For now I only have one tent and I’m likely going to have autoflowers mixed with regular, would you use a 96000 lumen super blue halide or a 90000 agro HPS if you had to use one or the other?
(Edit: I’m not a *new grower, but I feel like an absolute beginner. I stopped 21 years ago but I do have almost 10 years growing and 5 years breeding experience, I’m counting on some of that knowledge comming back, as well as the great input & articles I get here)
I feel that by going slowly as I set up this new effort, and with the input and the experience of the staff and growers here I will get my grow room setup pretty much functioning the way it should and avoid a lot of the hit and miss, and hopefully I can pass that on in some small way…
Question: Regarding space, using 3 gallon pots in a 4x4, would you recommend 4 or 5 plants?
(I’m using a 600 watt HID, topping once but not scrogging)
Personally I run 2 plants topped in my 4x4 and they fill it out nicely. You can always run the MH from start to flower and switch bulb to hps either when you want or a week or so after flower. I keep my MH in until stretch is over, about 2 weeks or so before I switch to hps. This is to reduce height mainly because I veg for several months. Growing autos as well it will be up to you. You will gain bud density in the autos while waiting for you photos to develope where you want using HPS, but may increase lankiness between nodes.
No, I do have one but I’m trying to take raw readings of everything right now…
The fan is next to me in a box & I don’t have the venting yet, this is her maiden run, my seeds haven’t even hit water yet… just checking it all out
Note to journal:
The earth worth 4 by 4 by 76 grow tent is in my opinion structurally very sound almost completely lightproof. The negative is it zips down the front, I didn’t realize that the middle zipper type it is tricky at best at the bottom, and very difficult because I’m disabled, I have to have buy one of the half circle zipper fronts …it also has a couple of other design issues that don’t make sense to me right now but that doesn’t mean they’re necessarily wrong
This is why I’m making this journal! hopefully someone else can read that, then make an informed purchase decision
I had always planned on two tents, the next one with a half-circle zipper will be used for flowering under hps
if the tent doesn’t work, modify it with scissors, tape, whatever…unless you need air tight for CO2, or light proof.
Mine is in my cellar…I don’t use CO2, and I don’t care about light leaking out, and I will remove bulbs in sensitive areas to maintain darkness.
Hi, no the tent’s fine, it’s my back that doesn’t work anymore lol! I mentioned I was disabled I’ve got some back injuries I can’t be bending down like that it’s very difficult and it makes it all the more frustrating trying to zipper it
the text itself is very good but personally I don’t like this front-zip style, I’m going to get the half moon style zipper tent to flower and use this one for veg, leaving it open most of the time