So like the title says, what’s the one thing you would’ve liked to have known before you started to piece together your grow room? Or before you dropped your first seeds? Or maybe 2 or more things? My thought here is to create a fun thread that could also be informative to the new grower. It seems like someone is asking “what do I need?” Or “what do I do now?” At least a few times a week. We all come from different walks, so I assume that there would some differences.
Nobody told me I could offset veg time with more plants! Long story short, I spent almost 4 months training 4 plants to fill a 3’x6’ area. While there’s nothing wrong with it, running more plants for less time was way more in line with what I was trying to do at the time. Back then, there wasn’t as many resources available online. And despite seeing my research all the way through, I thought to myself “seems easy enough”. So being on a tight budget, I ordered a 5 pack of seeds and thought that would be more than I needed. Hindsight being 20/20, I easily spent more in electrical costs for that first harvest than I would’ve buying 10 or more seeds.
Since, I always look at the cost efficiency of what I’m doing. Not sure if it’s any better, or worse. But I’m always looking for the long term, and if I need to save a little longer to get where I want to be, that’s what I’ll do. Some of you that I’ve had conversations with probably see this, and hopefully don’t think I’m a snob because of it. It’s just what led to what I like to call my “buy once, cry once” attitude. If I know of or have heard of an inexpensive way to do something, I’ll always try to mention that as well.