Really want to give growing a go but don’t want to sink too much into this to begin with. I’m reading a lot of posts and it sounds like you need quite a lot of equipment to begin. I only plan to grow max 3 plants indoors but don’t really want to shell out major money to begin with.
What do you guys suggest for any new growers just to get into it in a really small scale?
Any help would be great. Some of the results look awesome.
@kalico .I would advise you to down load Robert’s free grow bible … then read it .Then read it again . it’ll help you a lot ,And in turn we’ll be able to help you ALOT It’s good info simple read , And solid info … And the second thing id do is ,Buy good Proven genetics right here … on the site …you’ll find the staff very knowledgeable ,and helpful … And welcome to the Forum… Hammer
First I would Like to Welcome you to ILGM .
No matter how you look at it, it’s going to cost weather you have 3 to 15 or 100 plants the cost is going to be up there.
Yes, there are many ways you can cut costs. @Dumme has some questions you need to think about. Here is the link to Roberts book ( The Grow Bible ). http://www.ilovegrowingmarijuana.com/marijuana-grow-bible
This book is a must read. It will give you a much better idea into growing marijuana.
Keep us informed on what you decide to do alone with what @Dumme suggested.
Budget grow is doable for Hmmmm $300. With 200 for light plus ya seeds say fifty. $20 fox farm dirt Leaves $30 for a pot a ph meter that’s $18 got $12 left. Running an auto in fox farm you’re good on grow nutrients so with the last $12 bloom nutrients. Boo yah
Hey and Welcome. I totally agree with Hammer and Garrigan. Read the grow bible. It will help a lot. I started out with the same issue as you years ago. I was on a serious budget and wanted to get started cheap. Jheezy really went for it with a 300 dollar budget. That is highly optimistic but I agree the lights will be by far the largest cost.
If I can offer some advice and believe me I am no expert. I just slowly over time have acquired pcs that I needed for my grow. Started small and just built my equipment up. All said and told I’m in for over $3,000 for my grows but that is spaced out over the last 15 years. Some items are one time purchases. Others you need each grow.
I unfortunately cant grow outside because of legalities and proximity to neighbors. Those of you that can super jealous. That would help cut cost a lot. Good Luck. Read the grow bible and determine at the beginning what is important to you. Happy Growing!
@kalico as another new to the growing end they are absolutely right about the Grow Bible it is a wealth of information that after all those years of smoking I had no idea about ( guess I was always to stoned to pay attention ) I to am doing a small grow to start small 32x32 tent economy 1000 watt led grow light that I’m now hearing is not so great but stuck with on my budget . Unfortunately it all adds up but you are definitely in the right place for advice the people on here will do their best to answer your questions and the guy’s who actually have been granted the privilege of being grow mentors do a excellent job of weeding out the questionable advice and giving correct info . Personally with starting out with nothing and knowing nothing I am up to almost $700 .00 and there are still things that I want ( not need but want ) As a parent I needed a carbon filter even though she is 22 she is not okay to come to the parents house and smell my grow. 300. Would have been great but this is for meds and important to get right for me so I can flush the opioid the docs keep shoving at me . Welcome from one newbie to another .
Thanks for all the replies guys. This sounds like an awesome forum.
I’m going to read through the growers bible as suggested. Not new to gardening but very new to indoor growing. I love to DIY and love relaxing with some weed. Hate trying to find it and most of the time it’s not the type that I need. Sure you all know what I mean. I’ll update this thread and show you all what I am thinking about getting.
As for the smell, never even thought about that. I have a separate sleep out that I plan to grow in, but with summer coming up it does get quite hot in the room.
First I need to buy the seeds so what do you guys suggest getting for a beginner, as short as possible and how many seeds should I try getting in the first instance? I was thinking the AK47 strain, but need some seeds that can tolerate high temperatures.
Once I safely get the seed I’ll get everything else I need.
If you go to the seed section and read it is pretty easy to follow and it tells you the characteristics of the strains the yield and how easy it is to grow . I got White Widow and Gold Leaf the WW is supposed to be the easiest most forgiving to grow is why I picked it and Gold Leaf good for pain the w widow is on special now . How many depends on what you want spend and how much room you will be able to afford to set up as a grow . A mentor will be able to let you know more specifically what you need . Good Luck
@Jheezy was right on price if you want to grow indoors, but if you grew outdoors you can cut cost on lighting, otherwise jheezy was right on for a cheap starter set. Its not a cheap hobby, you need quality to produce quality, I started this year with ILGM beans and have $300.00 into an outdoor grow which requires different products from lets say an indoor Hydro. I’m using three types of soils, fertilizers organic bug spray etc… Its an effort of love, and theres A lot of help here.Good luck.
Theres many ways to skin a cat. Take a look at these products @ Amazon. There’s many places to get them, if you want to avoid all the shipping. Cheap was the goal here, as these might not be the top of the line. Cheers,