Need to choose a single strain, grow media, nutrient line, et al. for first grow.
While I am designing, procuring materials, and building my grow closet, I need to get the consumables spec’d out and on the way.
I think I have them limited down to:
Northern Lights, Bergman’s Gold, White Widow, and Guerilla Glue #4. (fem, no auto)
All relatively easy to grow indoors, decent yield and THC levels.
Anyone want to help me choose? Reasoning?
Media: I’m leaning toward a soilless media like ProMix or Coir, as I like the idea of using my eyes/instruments to learn how to feed them, reduce chances of seedling burn on some of the muted soil mixes, et al.
Nutrient Line: May just start with Bergman’s as a “tip of the hat” for these forums and all the free info made available here.
But I also kinda want to lean toward the organic stuff for a number of reasons, too. Perhaps organic based would be less challenging? I’m already facing the challenge of soiless for a beginner in a new room.
#of plants and final container size:
My closet only has a 25" x 46" footprint, so I could likely cover it with one well trained/cropped plant, but I’m averse to putting all my eggs in 1 basket.
I’m considering for 1st grow to eat the cost and start with at least 5+ seedlings… pick the best 4 to go from Solo-size to 1 gal containers. Then, with more information/experience/advice, decide whether and how many to cull for transplant to final container… 2, 3, or all 4.
For 1st grow, barring disaster, I don’t want to try just one… With at least 2+, I can get experience topping/fimming, LST, HST, pruning/lollypopping, maybe even scrogging…
Final Container Size: I know that a larger container is easier to manage stability-wise, but 5 gal seems too large for even 2 plants, especially if I need a humidifier or other equip on floor…
What is the smallest container I can reasonably use that I can manage, but that won’t unnecessarily reduce potential yield?
The idea is skill exposure in this first grow to see what I like and what I might have weakness in and need practice.
Of course, I also need to put some medicine in the jars to keep me supplied UNTIL I can clean up and start the 2nd grow. As I am limited on space, I will have to run the whole seed to harvest to cure to jar op out of that small space.
Any help, recommendations, et al would be greatly appreciated.