Please cut me some slack guys/gals, I’m a beginner with this indoor grow room thing.
A little history. I did my research, purchased what I thought was the correct room with all the correct equipment. I put in a lot of thought as to where I should place my newly constructed tent. I purchased the correct growing medium and even bought a humidifier.
Now it was time to start my new adventure and grow some long overdue bud. As luck would have it the holidays hit about the same time my girls were to arrive. There I was with my newly constructed 4X4 grow room, grow table and installed lights. By the way I would have no doubt killed my first batch of girls had it not been for the help of everyone here at ILGM. So I’m standing there all dressed up with nowhere to go so to speak and my girlfriend says, “you’ve got that thing built, why don’t you put some of our plants we brought in from the freezing weather to keep them looking pretty until your package arrives with the girls”? What a great idea I thought. I could put the plants in the room and see how everything works since this is my first attempt at growing indoors.
We moved no less than 12 outdoor plants into the newly constructed room, had everything clicking right along. Temperature was good, humidity good, what else was I missing? Then about two days of perfect running, they appeared. These tiny little black flying bastards all over the place. I could hardly see them but if I looked closely on the leaves I could see them climbing around all over several plants. I thought, “what the hell have I done now?” I read several places to keep your grow rooms sterile and clean but this situation hadn’t entered my mind. What the hell guys? What are they and how do I get rid of them? I’ve since removed the outdoor plants (still have some of the little buggers flying around though) and I’ve got two girls peering out of the soil and three more soon to be awake. What are these little flying critters? Flies, gnats? They aren’t mosquitos.
With all my excitement and lack of patience, I’ve just contaminated my first batch of babies. Can you believe it? Hopefully it’s not permanent or terminal.
Note to self. Don’t take a chance and contaminate a perfectly clean room with other non-smokeable plants, containers or dirt.
Thanks for any advice may offer.
Damn, what an idiot.