Starting my first grow ever!
My Wife and I have recently started using MJ for medicinal purposes for various reasons now that we’ve crossed over the mid-life line. It’s now legal in our state both medically and recreationally.
Given the costs at dispensaries locally, I wanted to try my hand at growing.
Here’s my planned setup:
Space: 2x4 grow tent
Lighting: Quantum Board 260W (2 panel) v1 kit plus possibly an older 300W Blurple ebay special (prob more like 75W) to add during flower for some extra reds.
Media: DWC (5 gal buckets)/rockwool cubes and clay pebbles
Food: General Hydroponics 3 step plus hydro guard and cal-mag
Seeds acquired here from ILGM. White Widow (fem) and AK47 (fem).
I put the seeds in water until they sank (just 12 hours). Then moved them directly into Rock-wool cubes.
They’re currently sitting in a domed tray with a low-power heating pad underneath. Temp at the center of the rock-wool cube is 78 degrees F. I’ll probably turn the pad off once I see sprouting so as to not cook the girls. Ambient temp in the basement is about 65 degrees.
Cubes were prepared by soaking in PH-balanced tap water then shaking out excess.
My tent just arrived today, and I’m expecting my DWC buckets to arrive in a couple days just in time to setup for transferring (fingers crossed!). In the mean time I’ll get the tent built and lights installed (already have those ready to go).
Other supplies (nutrients, etc) are ordered and on the way.
I’ve done Hydroponic via Ebb&Flow both indoors and outdoors with lettuce, beans and cucumbers with some success. I’m thinking DWC will be much less complicated so I can focus on the girls and giving them what they need instead of leaks, daily nute balancing, pump failures, etc. Planning on weekly water changes with fresh nutrient mix…and any necessary top-ups with just water.
Still deciding on growth management style–free-form, main-line, SCROG, etc but leaning towards main-lining. Looking to achieve fast but consistent grow/results with an even canopy. I figure I’ve got a couple weeks yet to decide on a method for this grow.
I started this post over in “beginners” forum, but figured I’d want to document the whole grow so here’s all the details thus far in a Journal.
Thanks everyone for the push to get started and all the great details.
Lots of questions, but I don’t know enough yet to know what they are!..Hopefully my journey will help others in the same position of just starting out!