First time posting, so please bare with me if I get anything wrong lol. But before anything, I feel like I have to kinda explain the situation first.
So It’s my Fiance, my Grandmother and I living in the house. We take care of my Grandmother 24/7, she has Alzheimers and when we first moved in I was able to hold a job while my fiance at the time stayed home. after about half a year, my grandmother declined durastically and it got to the point where my fiance just couldn’t do it herself anymore, Mind you I’m 27, shes 24, we were kinda just thrown into the situation by my Mom and Stepdad, whom we were living with at the time. So now with how bad my grandmother has gotten, we pretty much stay here 24/7, out to go shopping and thats about it. So moneys really tight, We get a check for a little bit of money every week for homecare by the state to help us out but, it’s michigan and it’s not that much lol. Now that we have that little bit of info, Understanding the next part should be a little bit easier.
About 6 weeks ago Me and my Fiance had a random idea one night after getting yet another seedy bag. Lets just try and grow for the hell of it with one of these seeds? It fails it fails. Well, “for the hell of it” turned into a good week or 2 of googling online different pages while we had already started germinating our seed, We used the wet paper towel method until it sprouted out a good inch, then planted it in this tiny pot I found layng around the house and used a desk lamp with a 150w incandescent bulb. (We had upgraded from this after about a week lol) So after more and more research, we decided on a CFL grow, seeing as CFL’s aren’t that much and, from what I’ve read, you can keep them 5 inches away and be able to grow short and wide plants with them. So I ended up with this.
-4 Clamp lights
-4 Y socket splitters
-8 5000k 23w CFL bulbs (All I could find in the store, Couldn’t find 6500k. Running these now on a 24-0 schedule, plant doesn’t seem to mind)
-8 2700k 23w CFL bulbs
-Timer for the 12-12 light schedule
-Heavy duty aluminum foil for the walls
This is it now.
I have yet to get a fan, For some reson I haven’t looked at Lowes or Home Depot but Wal-Mart must of stopped selling them for the winter season.
I also just recently located a hydroponics store nearby, so hopefully I’ll have some nutes for the plant here in a week. Looking at the Fox Farms Trio deal.
These are just from yesterday.
Any comments or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.