Checkout Nature's Living Soil. You add it to the soil and then just water from seed to harvest. Never have to worry about adding nutes.
I have an ultrasonic humidifier from amazon. It holds 4-6 liters and doesn't produce much heat or noise. You can set a humidity target and it will turn on and off as needed. It is something similar to this https://www.amazon.com/LEVOIT-Humidifiers-Ultrasonic-Humidifier-Whisper-Quiet/dp/B01MYGNGKK/ref=sr_1_8?dchild=1&keywords=vivosun+humidifier&qid=1626876765&sr=8-8
What type of exhaust do you have for the tent? I'm also growing in a 4x2 and I found I needed a 4" exhaust fan with an adjustable dial otherwise the fan was too powerful and I was just sucking all the humidity out.
This light: https://www.amazon.com/Gerylove-Spectrum-Coverage-Temperature-Hygrometer/dp/B08YF1L38L/ref=sr_1_5?dchild=1&keywords=gerylove+grow+light&qid=1624213243&sr=8-5
I've gotten a lot of feedback, and it is seeming like the common answer from the more seasoned experts is that I started them off in too big of a pot. So they will just take longer to grow. I can handle that, better than just killing them.
Now, I just have no other online resources to time my grow. So I have no idea when to add nutrients, turn light to Bloom. I guess I'll just keep playing it by ear. My next seeds will be germinated out in a starter dome and THEN I'll transport to the larger pot.
You might be able to use that one, but you'll want some way to control the RH (if it doesn't have one built in). The inkbird humidity controller is good for that. I have this and it worked well for me
LEVOIT Cool Mist Humidifiers for Bedroom, 6L Smart WiFi Top Fill Ultrasonic Air Vaporizer for Large Room, Baby [BPA Free], Essential Oil Diffuser, Wor https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08HS45N13/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apip_8lODWhtrQVoBF
For dehumidifier, this is probably overkill for most tents, but I was having trouble during the final flower stages keeping my humidity down so I put this one in my tent. Been working out perfectly so far:
Vacplus 50 Pints Dehumidifier... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0816SXSG8?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share
I use this guy for light timer today (I had it first).
It is more the traditional timer with the intelligence on the device. It’s pretty sweet actually.
Gosund one here
But....I was able to group the outlets and name the group with the Gosund via the app. And then add the groups to Alexa. So now the wife can turn everything off but the filter by giving Alexa a voice command from anywhere in the house.
Half showing off / half prepping for in law pop ins.
You are leaps and bounds ahead of the needed recommendation to start trouble shooting long before plants.
I use a Gosund smart outlet that has a few managed outlets. Some always on and a couple of USB.
I used this inkbird device last time. Little more than I need really. I might have gotten a similar effect with an AC infinity temp controlled inline fan/carbon filter instead of this guy. But it’s here now.
Congrats on the graduation to the next phase.
Grab one of these, and a roll of parchment paper from the grocery store. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01FJSQD2Q?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share
Grab a decent sized nug, tear off a ~5" strip of the paper and fold in half. Place the nug between the sheets, near the folks point (but not right against.)
I use a little clamp (pistol grip style) to now pre-crush the nug so my paper and nug are already flat and easy to handle.
Pre-warm the iron on it's lowest setting, place the stack in, and crush it for ~5 seconds and remove. When I say "crush", I mean strong hands, a clamp, or (as the person who taught me does) stand in a doorway, stand on the iron, and press down (though she was not a large person.)
Now, take the crushed nug out (I keep for vaping) and put the paper in the fridge for a few to make your rosin more firm. Cool your dab tool also, and you should be able to roll the results up on your tool.
Not sexy, but gets you going.
Looking to sell this grow light + tent kit (link https://www.amazon.com/MARS-HYDRO-Grow-Complete-SP3000/dp/B08QMX1FTC/ref=sr_1_21?m=AKPEMWWZ95494&marketplaceID=ATVPDKIKX0DER&qid=1658758207&s=merchant-items&sr=1-21&ufe=app_do%3Aamzn1.fos.2b70bf2b-6730-4ccf-ab97-eb60747b8daf&am...)
I do not have the growbags or the trellis netting, but will include a bunch of seeds inlcuding mephisto and other designer photo seeds
No longer growing and hope someone can put this to use
For checking pH, this is a good bit cheaper than bluePen and works just fine. HM Digital PH-80 pH Meter... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B078XJQ6HM?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share
If you want something you can leave in your reservoir and run continuously: 2 in 1 Temperature pH Monitor... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08SJ7XFBY?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share
I use the pen to check my mixes as I go, I run a couple of the other units continuously and I check calibration intermittently to make sure nothing's drifting. So far they have all held calibration extremely well and continue to work for me. Best of all, you could get two of these for the price of a blue pen and have an extra in case one did fail.
So...here i go being VERY hypocritical but this one has yet to fail me but it's ~$100 right now. Was $80 on sale when i got it last year.
The yellow one for $12 worked for about 6 months and failed. But if you are low on cash, grab it for this year. Just save the calibration solution when you calibrate it and recalibrate monthly. Try and keep it moist as well on the inside and it will keep accurate. These are instructions that come with most ph pens but don't come with this one.
I go straight to Grove bags that cures it automatically without much need for burping. I still burp a little if the moisture level is high. After a month or two I put it up in Mason jars.
get some tiny humidity sensors for your bags and jars to keep an eye on it.
I order some every few months and almost have enough for each bag and jar, but you can just move them around and test each one in a few minutes.
What kind of bugs are you catching? Have you sprayed your plants with an organic pesticide? I would spray them a couple times and get the bugs under control before flipping. You can still treat for pest the first 14 days of flower. You something organic like this https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B0791KQTNJ?ref_=cm_sw_r_cp_ud_dp_4DHKETKY2EXAKSGJSEDF
Like 180 bucks,
Best Choice Products 8x4x2ft Outdoor Metal Raised Garden Bed, Deep Root Planter Box for Vegetables, Flowers, Herbs, and Succulents w/ 478 Gallon Capacity https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09SQZJV67/ref=cm_sw_r_apan_i_76F3VJ52B2CZPKW6K3JW?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
It’s a short tent. Fine for autos. Try these.
VIVOSUN 5 Pack 3 Gallon Square Grow Bags, Thick Nonwoven Cubic Fabric Pots with Handles for Indoor and Outdoor Gardening https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07SKTL43N/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_CD8BMT9G11E70ND7CZ4K
Doesn't look like overfeeding at all to me. If anything, maybe a little overwatered? I use cheap LED lights too as a seedling starter and a bandaid for rainy days or days my plants need to stay inside. Any chance it's this one from Amazon?
I've determined it's really not strong enough as a permanent indoor light, but keep mine real close to the plants as well when it's in use.
Noticed some moisture on the leaves. are you watering the leaves or just some accidental drops?
Love mine, glad you are enjoying it. You can get the Controller 67 as an add on if you really want to unlock the true potential. Warning….. charts and graphs become addicting.
I got a wireless microscope and it works great on my phone. You connect via Wi-Fi instead of Bluetooth. Amazon for 22$
Wireless Digital Microscope, Ankylin 50x-1000x Portable Handheld USB Microscope Camera, Mini Pocket Microscope for Kids and Adults, Microscope for iPh https://www.amazon.com/dp/B091F8C45M/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apip_NRMmublb4p2V9
You using a dome? Have a heat-mat controller? Also, grab this Grodan RW205002 GRO-Smart Tray Insert keep lots of water in your tray, and start with a wet cube. This will keep everything damp, but not overly by keeping the cube up, out of the water. Also SLF-100 or HydroGaurd helps. pH tray water to 5.5 and don't add nutes. Last, 6% Hydrogen Peroxide is a great "cleaner" for grow surfaces (tray, tent, reservoirs) by virtue of being highly acidic (careful), but totally plant safe.
I don't rely on that one, it's just there for reference in the time-lapse I'm doing on the dome, but here it is on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07Y36FWTT/ref=ppx\_yo\_dt\_b\_search\_asin\_title?ie=UTF8&th=1
3 most important factors: light, environment, genetics.
VPD is your friend!!! Keep that link handy as you get your environment dialed in. Having a temp/rh controller like an InkBird is lifesaver.
MiracleGro is plant death - it's way too hot and will nuke your plants. Anything with "delayed feeding" is to be avoided.
You'll want to research seedling feeding, as a lot of people will either overwater or underwater which can start you off on a bad foot.
I also have a tent in the basement. My dehumidifier runs 24/7 in the spring and summer. It super dry in the basement as the temperature drops outside. I have to have a humidifier in the tent running almost non stop since November. I would advise you to get some hygrometers. I thought it was going good in the tent but I was getting some nutrition lock out.
Mini Hygrometer Thermometer 2PCS Mini Digital Humidity Gauge, AikTryee Hygrometer Indoor Humidity Monitor, Temperature Humidity Gauge Meter for Humido https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07QMZL448/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apip_KHYej6faE54ch
They are probably starving for some nutrients. Also, a good idea to use some stuff like Recharge since your soil is weak at best.
They sell it locally at Happy trees and Homegrown RVA.
That coco loco is really good out of the bag. I use that but mixed it up with some worm castings I got off Amazon directly shipped from the farm up in Minnesota. I also added a calcium supplement from Nectar for the Gods called chimera. This stuff is made from Dolomitic lime and only starts working if your soil drops in PH and activates it.
That recharge works great. Big foot makes so really good stuff too.
BRUT WORM FARMS Worm Castings Soil Builder - 5 Pounds - Organic Fertilizer - Natural Enricher for Healthy Houseplants, Flowers, and Vegetables - Use I https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08SGDB67D/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apip_9jeBNRmOTecCT
This is the worm castings I used.
I’ve been using the a wide range of stuff from Nectar for the Gods with amazing results so far. All organic and really smart and nice people making it.
AC Infinity Heavy Duty Fabric Pots, 3 Gallon Aeration Grow Bags 5-Pack with 320G Thick Nonwoven Fabric and Multi-Purpose Rings, for Low Stress Plant Training Fruits, Vegetables, and Flowers https://www.amazon.com/dp/B092LCGV14/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apan_glt_fabc_16GBHQSYBFPAKRYHCP5S?psc=1
If it's not this one, then it's a knock off cause it looks just like it. My only complaint is there is about a 3 week period where I really wish it held more water, but before/after that I don't have problems as the overlap of "I need to run the exhaust fan for aroma reasons" and "I still need high RH to keep everything alive" reduce the need to fill it more than once every other day.
It can be whatever you want it to be. Just need these
General Hydroponics pH Control Kit for a Balanced Nutrient Solution https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000BNKWZY/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apan_glt_fabc_ZX088HAXEM3RNHSQW9VH?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
> potassium n-p-K
I had a cal/mag then potassium deficiency too. I probably overdid it with the cal/mag supplement by the end because I had turned the leaves VERY dark green which is a sign of too much mag.
For our flowering stage, I used -
Bloom Booster, Incredible Bulk (N-P-K=0.1-10-25). It did the trick with our potassium needs. Really helped with flower production.
The trick to a potassium supplement is it needs a touch of nitrogen to help the cells take on the potassium.
This is the one I was looking at until last week.
I am in a similar position in an unfinished basement. Main difference is that I don't open it up like you would a garage. I am at 55 on the canopy and 58 under as of today.
Unfortunately the only ones that actually work start around 200-250. I got this one but anything similar or larger is what you want. amazon
Get a kit like this and you can generate your own RO water without extra crap from the tap. You will need calmag, but that's always good to have anyway. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00204CQF6/ref=cm_sw_r_apan_glt_fabc_Q6TG3GES2FVH6MEB01E4?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
I harvest in a week. Only used the PH Down. https://www.amazon.com/General-Hydroponics-Liquid-Fertilizer-1-Quart/dp/B00CJID1I4/ref=sr\_1\_1\_sspa?dchild=1&keywords=ph+down&qid=1629388322&sr=8-1-spons&psc=1&spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXVhbGlmaWVyPUExQjNNTUxGWjZBWThHJmVuY3J5cHRlZElk...
It comes out like that because of the Alkaline filter that adds minerals back in. it's advertised like that. Here is what I purchased
Ended up going with this, figured it’s a low cost experiment? Got decent reviews 600W LED Grow Light Full Spectrum Plant Growing Lights for Indoor Plants with Thermometer Humidity Monitor https://www.amazon.com/dp/B082NJ6L3P/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_VWFVP635MS5AK15W2XNN
Hello! Just set up my first 3x3 grow tent. What do you all think about using this as my light source? Flexible for different seed/plant strains, and a good beginner?https://www.amazon.com/MARS-HYDRO-Hydroponic-Thermometer-Hygrometer/dp/B07PLY1WKK/ref=sr_1_2_sspa?dchild=1&keywords=led+grow+light&qid=1619123706&sr=8-2-spons&psc=1&spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXVhbGlmaWVyPUFRTVhONUk1UjBYMVkmZW5jcnlwdGVkSWQ9QTA2NDYyNjIxOTdTSU1KOE40MlM0JmVuY3J5cHRlZEFkSWQ9QTA4MjY0NDMzTDVNTUE1WlYyT1hBJndpZGdldE5hbWU9c3BfYXRmJmFjdGlvbj1jbGlja1JlZGlyZWN0JmRvTm90TG9nQ2xpY2s9dHJ1ZQ==
Im trying my luck with Coco. Its going well so far. I use Calmag and General Hydroponics nutrient trio. I highly recommend a water sprayer since you will be watering more often as well as this PH monitor