Hey all long time reader first time grower.
So basically I am starting my first grow after reading as much as I think I can without jumping in and getting my hands dirty
So this is a super budget what I have lying around setup.
I have 2x 150w 5500k cfl for veg/clone room set to 20/4. Veg cabinet/room is 900x400x450mm.
They have a 2.5w usb fan blowing air over lights so as to be as close to plants as possible currently within 60mm. There are 2 40mm vent holes currently passive, waiting on pc fans.
I have made my own mix of soil with a small Coco coir brick about 1/3, blood and bone, mushroom compost, yates potting mix with dynamic lifter, chook poop, coffee grounds, perlite about 1/3 and Seasol health treatment.
My flower room will run a 70w HPS 2050k, 30w t5 led red/blue 3-1 and 3x23w 2700k cfl spirals. The space is 1000x450x650mm. Same ventilation setup and going to have small osilating fan. I plant on using Coco, mushy, perlite, seasol health, coffee grounds and am not sure as to what is a good organic P-K thinking coconut milk/water?
Ok so that is that covered quick run down of how and why I have the setup this way. It started with me getting nuggets filled with seeds and getting over the bs of the bm, so after discussing this with the better half she agreed that i could support my own medical needs IF and only IF I could do it for next to nothing start up and be super stealth, classic issues. So I proceeded along my way scavenging what I had around that will suffice until I can get a harvest and see the short comings of each piece. I had 70w Eliptical HPS sitting in the shed from a garden light my grand dad gave me, ballast and all so was a natural first stop, so that being done i also had some photography lighting equipment around hence 2x150w 5500k cfl. I dug around the house and found a 3 pack of 23w 2700k spirals, perfect. As all my lighting hunt was happening an owl gave me the t5 leds, they brought them on a drunken whimsy, works for me I thought, free perfect price.
The monster in law had an old clothes cabinet one side with 4 drawers and a shelf, the other (flower room) a tiny closet to hang clothes, coming in at a woping $0. So i gutted out most of the draws, still using one as plant platform, painted the inside matte white best i could with small tin of paint found in shed.
In total i think I Spent $30 at Bunnings on medium coco, potting mix etc.
Long winded story but now the questions and hopefully suggestions of alterations/improvements
Firstly, my seedlings are in their first week of veg but do not look the size of most growlogs i have read, their leaves have been yellowing at the tips what am i doing wrong? Fed with plain water since germy
Also should I suppliment with calmag and what organic options do i have?
Also what should I add as organic P-K during flower? I was thinking about coconut milk or water read some good things
Ans just any other suggestions or advice would be super
Sorry for terrible picture quality