Hi guys! Starting a grow journal, for better or worse (lol). I want to document my ups and downs, trials and tribulations, in complete honesty. Hopefully I get some good advice, great education and will be able to document every step of the way. I think I’ll give an update or two every week.
I’m already behind on the journal, but have pics from the beginning so let me start with a speedy recap.
Setup is 5x5x6.8 tent, AC Infinity 6" exhaust, HLG 650R, 6" clip fan on bottom of light (to move the heat around), a box fan outside of the tent raised to the lights driver height (again to knock off a little heat) organic no till (Build A Soils Gascanastan mix).
Resources were getting a bit expensive and I couldn’t afford 6 bags of Oly Mountain Fish Compost, so I went to my local feed store and got some chicken compost and cow compost which is turning out to be a pain in my ass! More about that later… I let the soil cook for two months since I decided to add a few cups of this…
More about the setup…I modified my exhaust so if need be, I can throw the hot air outside, like this…
I have a tent, but still for some reason, I lightproofed the room. I put some static vinyl I found on Amazon for pretty cheap on the window (which works great), then taped that off with black tape around the edges. I threw a draft blocker under the door and weather stripping around the edges (my wife loves to leave lights on).
On the top of the tent, I ran an optional intake (in case of extreme temp/RH events), but not with a fan, but like this…
There’s velcro on that so I can remove/attach whenever and pump some AC when I need to (like late spring & especially summer)
I have a blumat system I have yet to touch and figure out (would really appreciate if you could steer me on that).
(5)Seven gallon pots, all durban poison fem photos (courtesy of ILGM w/100% germination so far).
Tent came from AC Infinity. I’ve previously purchased another tent, but this one is STURDY. Heavy fabric, thicker polls, a few minor pinholes, 3 passive intake flaps and all around pretty good. Unzips on three sides which should help since I hope to scrog if I make it that far.
I’ve been freestyling this whole thing as I go. I bought a dry erase board to block the window at one point, but it was too small so I actually used it for its intended use (kinda)
Next post I will get into the soil…let me know if I missed somethin you guys wanna know about