I am currently waiting on all of my stuff to arrive to begin my first ever grow. I have been reading through alot of post and picking up quite a bit of information as well as watching hours upon hours of YouTube videos. It’s amazing to see how so many people do things so differently and reap the same rewards (more than one way to skin a cat lol). My items are arriving day by day still and I keep ordering things as I keep reading more, realizing things I have forgotten or didn’t think of. For now until I actually get going I am going to list what I am starting out with and what I will be growing. I plan to start germination of the autoflowers the day my seeds arrive as I have started to assemble my grow tent as things arrive.
I will be doing my first run with autoflowers and then starting some photos in the veg tent that I will shift over to flower tent once the autos are done.
Seeds= ILGM Autoflower super mix 5x Bruce Banner, 5x Gorilla Glue, 5x GSC extreme.
ILGM Photo Chemical Mix 10 LSD, 10x Chemdawg, 10x Green Crack.
Flower tent = 8’x4’×6’ (height restrictions in my basement)
Lights= 2x MARS HYDRO FC-E3000 (a little under powered for now, but plan to upgrade later)
Inline fan and filter= AC Infinity CLOUDLINE S6, AC Infinity Filter as well.
Veg Tent= 4’x4’x6’
Lights= 2× VIPARSPECTRA P1000
Inline fan and filter= AC Infinity CLOUDLINE S4, AC Infinity Filter as well.
Air circulation fans will be added as well for both tents
Humidifier and Dehumidifier are still up in the air. Once I get everything going and see how my tent maintains will determine what and if I need to get one or the other or both. Currently have a dehumidifier running 24/7 in my basement maintaining a 55%RH. My basement will sit at around 65% 68% RH if not maintained.
PH meter= Dr. Meter (also got cal solutions)
TDS meter= AMMZO Professional Water Meter,TDS, EC & Temp Meter 3 in 1
VIVOSUN Soil PH Meter, 3-in-1 Moisture/Light/pH Tester
PH up and PH down
Botanicare Cal-Mag Plus
Unsulfured Blackstrap Molasses
Fox Farm Trio Nutrients- from reading what I gathered is to use these very lightly in the beginning and do not use them until my plants tell me they need them as my soil should carry my girls through their first 4 to 6 weeks on water alone.
Soil= 2xs FFHF 2xFFOF. Not sure yet what I am going to start out with yet. Plain HF or a blend with OF. From alot of reading I’ve done it seems like OF can run pretty hot for seedlings and autos. Since I plan to put my seedlings in its final pot once it germinates (I don’t want to transplant my AFs) I’m thinking I should stay away from using plain OF.
Ammendments= perlite and worm castings. I plan to add/mix some of each to my potting soil.
Bunch of random odds and ends sprayers, clone/seedling trays for photos, 5 and 7 gallon grow bags, root riot plugs, timers, hygrometer.
Sorry for such a long post to start out with, but I figured since I will be updating this as things move along throughout my whole grow I would lay it all out there now.
If anyone has any suggestions or recommendations please feel free to let me know or if you think there is anything else I should get. If you have made it this far thank you for taking the time to read my story. I am so excited and can’t wait to get this going