Just My Budget Medical Grow

I bought damaged/returned washer machine drip pans off Amazon because they are cheap. One had a small crack on the lip the rest it was just the box that was damaged. I drilled drainage holes in the center.
One piece of gutter from Lowes, was around $6.
I used 1x2s for the frame since they are still reasonable priced and stronger than I need.
I used bricks I had around the house to lift the pans and gutter
Netting was from Amazon. I paid around $14 for a 10x30 and then cut it.
3000W of HPS lighting, ballasts from OfferUp around $25 each. Hoods I borrowed from a friend. Plus one 645w LED, most expensive purchase.
30A Light controller of Offerup $20. Open it and check the contacts if you are buying used.
One light over each 4x4.
Room has a portable AC unit, dehumidifier, small humidifier and a CO2 burner.
Four wall fans and then one box fan mounted below the canopy.
Room is usually around 86 degrees with CO2 burner running.
I think they are 7gal pots and reusing Coco coir.

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Crafty. Time to plant some seeds.

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Very nice set up!

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Let’s watch’em grow!

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Conduit clamps I picked up for around .56 each and a 6ft stick if conduit was under $2.
I’m not sure if porn is allowed but here goes.


August 9th seedlings went into 7gal pots.

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August 22nd


August 31st

September 8th

September 11th

Things are far from perfect but it’s coming along

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Oh snap your already growing beautiful plants!
Nice job
If you have some. More coco/soil top layering those plants will help protect the roots a bit.

Thank you. I tried to skip the boring stuff for everyone.

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Have you flipped them yet?

We often help growers get their footing early on, no need to struggle alone lol

I’ll grab some tomorrow. Yes, I flipped them and the stretch should be over. I forgot to mark the date of flip but have a picture record.

The seeds are some I made so a few of the plants are further along then the rest.

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When you get to see little fuzzy buttons on them it’s time to trim the leads back. Generally week 3 we say.
So your almost there.

I wish I had cloned these two. They are growing a lot faster than the others.


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You could cut some still and re veg them

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Damn you got your shite together

Nice grow you’ve got going there for sure

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Thank you.

Quick timeline for reference

August 6th seedlings still in 4" pots

August 9th is when they went to the 7gal pots

August 27th +/- a day was when I flipped

September 12th all showing flowers a few look at least a week ahead of the rest

Using Jacks 321
PH has been from 5.8 in the beginning to around 6.2- 6.4 now. I don’t keep the PH perfect but it’s only small differences between watering.
Watering daily
Topped plants
Minor trimming of lower branches
Small amount of defoliation, just the big leaves about a week before flip. Then periodic maintenance defoliation/ tucking nothing major.
CO2 started around time of flip, 1100ppm
Temps are 86°F with around 57% RH most the time. Can see 89°F on a hot day

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Fed with CalMag today

Also moved the lights up and did some light defoliation where I could reach

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Those plants look fed just right. Difficult to do.