I'd avoid the root farm fabric pots -- they're overpriced. The 1.5Gal (small) costs $8, and the large is $13. Check out Amazon. You can get a 5-pack of 3 gal fabric pots with handles from Amazon for $16, and 5-pack of 5gal for $20.
Unfortunately, looks like they may have sold out of the 3gal and 5gal bags. I made my purchase a couple of weeks ago. They still have the 5-gal bags in beige, though, here.
Try a reverse osmosis system for aquarium instead of brita, since it is not only removing chlorine but also reduce the EC of water and let you control everything on the feed side.
I went from 400 EC tap water to 6-10 EC and the average you want is 400-1300 EC depending on the life stage of the plant.
The beauty is that the 300-400 EC removed by the RO system can be replaced by 300-400 EC of nutrients.
If you exceed the wanted level of EC, your plants will have difficulty taking water and soon after you'll get that nutrient burned look :)
BTW im in coco, still a good thing when growing in other media to lower the EC/PPM and remove chlorine
EDIT: the RO System also got my ph down a bit since here tap water is hard 7.5-7.9 ph, If remember it is a 6.8 - 7 ph after treatment.
what i got: https://www.amazon.ca/-/fr/gp/product/B07H2TSNZM/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
I was surprised how low the wattage is on those lights, but they are convenient. I believe they are best used in combination with real sunlight eg thru a window although I don't own one myself.
It says 68W of power but its my understanding that is some kind equivalent and not the real power draw, which is probably somewhere around 20-25W. I'm guessing at this, they make it very hard to tell.
Amazon also has plain old Square led lights like this that you need to hang. They have 150W in the name but draw 35W. I use these with a separate timer to start plants indoors without a window. They are good enough for th first half of a plants life but not enough for flowering etc.
Thanks ! I’m growing in a 4x4 tent
It’s a pretty heavy duty one for sure - I like that it stretches out ... sorta like a bungee chord.
I got it off Amazon here:
>Then keep that one plant small and short so that it doesn't exceed a spread of more than 2 square feet. I suggest LST or even perhaps a mini-SCROG. Keep the plant below 10 or 12 inches tall before flipping to 12/12 - the flatter the better so that everything receives even light. With that light you should be able to get very close, like just a few inches. Just remember you need to light up 2 square feet when your plant gets that big (which shouldn't be long). I can grow one plant to cover 9 square feet in 6 weeks, so don't wait that long!
>For one plant, you probably would have been better off with this:
>You'll need 7 household LED bulbs from Walmart, Home Depot, Costco, any "dollar store", Canadian Tire, or wherever - get the 14 to 15 watt bulbs, 4 daylight and 3 warm white. Pop off the bulb covers, screw them in your $10 fixture and get growing. You'll easily double the penetration to what you're getting now, and likely double the lumens too for less than your paid for your Amazon burple light. Alternatively you could use just a couple of these bulbs to supplement the lighting provided by your current setup.
I have 8 Arlo's cameras (wifi) around the backyard and in the greenhouse's (not cheap), I put the base outside in a waterproof box, the base has an alarm that is like 140db (pretty loud) that I can start from my phone, I set the motion detector on the cameras, work pretty good. Also, you can talk through the camera.
I also have 2x 4000 lumens LED lights on a wifi smart plug outside, I can start that in seconds on my cell and the whole neighborhood will think it's day time (kidding).
If you buy a wifi camera, you should buy and IR light too (on amazon) it makes a big difference.
Another thing you could do for a cheap alarm this: https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B073QWCSJ1/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 and some fishing wire will do the job, you fix that to something near your plants.
I just received the three Ten-packs from Amazon today. $17.55 total. For THIRTY packets. (Mine are 58%)
Amazon Boveda Packs
Or other options: onorok packets
Oops, just checked - I must have bought the last 3 bags... It now says “currently unavailable” for the Boveda. Probably other quantities available though...
I got these small humidistats for jars
Allows you to monitor the humidity without opening the jars. Shoot for between 55-62%
something like this on Amazon should easily do 3x3 ft to full flower. You could probably do pretty well with that for a start. Its dimmable which I highly recommend. If you shop around you might a 2 light solution that will fill 4x4.
copped a Mrhua 1000w Lzb1 LED for like $75 on Amazon.
It’s Not the best light ever made but it actually blows my mind how well it’s doing.
Absolutely exceeding expectations.
Mrhua Newest 1000W LED Grow Lights, Sunlike Full Spectrum Grow Lamp with IR High Par Plant Grow Light for Indoor Plants Seedling Veg Bloom for 2x2ft Coverage https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B08HMMR37W/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_i_93NKGPEA84SNSF3YMRVC
Nice setup man. You and I have the exact same light and tent, except I'm growing in a raised bed. To produce heat in my cold-ass basement, I use a small heater.
Long range forecast for Ottawa: https://www.accuweather.com/en/ca/ottawa/k1p/october-weather/55487
Take this with a grain of salt, but as of right now in Ottawa, you’re looking at another month of highs in the teens and lows that are generally well above freezing. As long as you can keep her healthy (keeping powdery mildew and budrot at bay) I would aim to keep that plant in the ground for at least another month.
I chopped mine last year in the third week of October and though I was happy with the final product, I know that the plant could have tolerated (and even thrived) in another week of the weather we were having at the time. These are hearty plants that can stand several nights worth of light frost. Good luck!
Get these small round hyrgrometers and then find a friend or someone with a 3d printer to make mason jar lid inserts with holes made to fit using this file.
The Cellular and Molecular Biology of
For Growers and Gardeners
Inkbird humidity controller it will run humidifier when under wanted humidity and it will run fan when its over wanted humidity. You should have a cycle that alot the fan to work at least 1 min out of 10min to make sure fresh air get into that tent.
Try using this as a tarp and posts to support it, will keep the rain out and will help a bit with rain.
You can use agricultural Velcro tape.
It's what I use for such things.
I just connected with a group selling UF UNIT_FARM 1000 Selling on amazon They sponsored me with a UF 1000.... They look pretty good. I like the specs. Ordered yesterday, Should be here tomorrow. You should check out the UF2000...https://www.amazon.ca/UNIT-FARM-Coverage-Power-Draw-Hydroponic/dp/B08JCQ6SGD/ref=sr_1_11?dchild=1&keywords=uf2000&qid=1626474931&sr=8-11
is it necessary? i also came across this productwhile searching seaweed extract
Get an Aglex 600 watt led, homegrow standard. Great lights, use them myself, have many grower friends, from noobs to master growers that swear by Aglex. Dirt cheap. They range up to 3000watts.
I just got this one from Amazon. It's a bit of a pain to try to do it while holding the scope in your hand but I just cut off a tiny piece of bud leaf and put it on the table which works out great.
Just as cheap as anywhere else I've found online when you factor in shipping. (free on amazon if you order 35$+)
This is important. If you go to amazon and search for 1000W LED, the first hit doesn't even mention the actual power draw anywhere. The 1000W is just marketing bullshit.
This one here lists the actual power draw (180W) in the first point of the description. It just says you "can" replace a 1000W MH/HPS with this, it doesn't say it's a good idea, or that you'll get the same results.
I like these ones because I they come in packs of 5 and I just leave them in a small container of isopropyl alcohol and change them out after trimming each branch. Just a quick wipe on a paper towel to get the alcohol off and then back to it with perfectly clean shears. I wet trim though so scissors getting sticky is more of an issue.
I used this one (you need to hook it up to a laptop or non apple tablet.
Love it. I can't recommend it enough.
I use this one and it works great. I find if I try to hold it in my hand that nothing is clear so I cut a tiny part of the bud off and view it under the scope. Works like a charm for me.
So I ordered this tent. Going to attempt to grow a single plant to start. Could anyone help point me in the right direction for a beginners indoor grow guide? Found a few but would like to do as much research as possible. Posted the pic of the set above. Here is the link as well.
I’m not the handiest of people by any means, but when the wife said no more spending on this awesome hobby, I had to craft my own Trim Bin.
$26.97 Woven wire 120 Mesh
$4 Expandable Colander - Dollarstore
$0 Spare camping Dish Bin in the house ($2 at Dollar store)
$0 Glue Gun (bored from my daughter)
The mesh is the most expensive item, however you have enough to make 4 of these maybe 5!
I also used some heavy duty wire shears to cut through the colander. The perforated bottom made it easier.
Hope this helps!
When wet trimming cut them into shorter pieces and then use those metal hangers that are meant for drying socks. Makes it a lot easier to hold something that is pencil length instead of a 2 foot string of buds.
Like this: https://www.amazon.com/Fayleeko-Clothes-Stainless-Underwear-Lingerie/dp/B07VK6BY8Y/ref=sr_1_3?dchild=1&keywords=sock+hanger&qid=1601833825&sr=8-3
Better then bear traps. Been using them since I had some plants ripped off in August. Great range, no false alarms if you don't aim then right at your plant.
https://www.amazon.ca/VIVOSUN-Inline-Controller-Ducting-Ventilation/dp/B01NA07G79?th=1&psc=1 i think tnis one be ok or the 4" version, but i read some comment like the fan make some bearing noise after use. Your work fine ?
I used this one here: https://www.amazon.ca/Microscope-Plugable%C2%AE-bras-support-dobservation-grossissement/dp/B00XNYXQHE/ref=mp_s_a_1_9?adgrpid=63737111400&dchild=1&gclid=CjwKCAjwkdL6BRAREiwA-kiczIoXakRMUVpFvkgMFCJpvMHRIMZQRwu-NO1F_Guz1ULP8ERxKjIoHBoCkVcQAvD...
Ìm really happy with this https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B07SR7YPV5/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apap_GpwrwWENxpPnQ
Much better viewing it on my phone and super simple to use.
https://imgur.com/a/3PfXPWZ here is a picture I took last night. Very easy to use.
Trying to use a little loupe on my outdoor plants was so annoying!
For the screen I used this https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B07MTSRR51/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_RuysFbYTCCCTY
I cut the plastic by heating a knife to slice through the plastic. Definitely recommend doing this outside. I used hot glue to glue the screen the the bottom of the container
This is a very similar product to Hydroguard. It's made for soil but can be mixed in water and used in DWC. There's a cheaper $13 pack in some stores, 100g. This will make 30x what hydroguard offers.
Often times they have stuff “scratch and dinged” for 30% less than that... my tent and fan were both “inspected” and I think I saved over $100 between the two of them.
I’m a first timer too...in the Calgary area...i don’t have a lot of advice yet but I can tell you the Incredigrow on south MacLeod and on 32nd NE is an amazing local resource...and www.cocoforcannabis.com will be the biggest help in the world, and I just ordered an “RO BUDDIE” from amazon for $85 that’s going to get me water for the rest of my life! (Heading to Save On Foods for 5 gallons of RO for $3.19 at a time was getting old fast...and limiting outdoor contact is something I’m really interested in at this time!)
One more thing, don’t get the shitty $25 pH pen from amazon, get the good one that Dr Coco recommends...take it from a guy that wasted the first $25 to learn this lesson! This proper one is an actual scientific device instead of a weird guessy guessy unit that the cheap one is...pH is too important to risk on guessy guessy)
Thats what I thought too when I got it. ITs meant for a 4x4, but Ive used it for my 4x2.
This is the item from Amazon
I realized a few hours ago I could have got it like 10 bucks cheaper if I got from a different seller, but that version had less good reviews as the one I got. I'd like to get a kill-a-watt to test and see how many watts it truly uses.
I was debating between these or a spiderfarm 4000 quantum board but... with the SF4000 being 8x the price it was kind of a no brainer. The SF may be higher quality but I mean, I got 4 of these for half the price of one SF4000. Although if I wasnt broke as fuck I likely would have gotten 2 of the SF4000 instead but... work has been sporadic unfortunately so I cant afford it right now. Trades always slow down this time of year though :/ makes X-Mas stressful and makes me feel guilty about spending money on myself but.. I need these to grow my meds for next year so it is what it is, gonna have to pull money outta nowhere like everyone else... I hate Christmas now that I'm an adult. It makes me want to hibernate until St. Patrick's day and wake up just in time to make my Irish ancestry proud.
Here you go.
In my case, I have to sell my house semi-frequently and grow rooms aren't quite selling features just yet.
The tent is the perfect versatility for me.
So sorry for being dense, is there a light you could recommend that I can easily just pick up two of? I don't see my grow size changing anytime soon.
My current light is this: https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B0788G3P1N/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o05_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
And I linked the new LED I ordered just above
I purchased a driveway motion alarm from amazon:
I put the receiver next to my bed so if someone comes in the night near my plants it will wake me up. Seems to detect just a person well.
This style is the one I have. About $10. A little tricky to get used to, but easy once you know it. I have an led on mine and that makes a big difference.
À great $10 investment.
Blue Dot Trading 2 in 1 Jewelers Loupe, 30x/60x Magnified Jewlers loupe (jewelers-loupe-30x-60x) https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B00MMP6VRW/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_DZnFDbCMBKTST
You're a bit behind the curve for outdoor growing in Canada, most outdoor growers like to have their seedlings in the ground by May 24th long weekend, after the last frost. It's not too late to plant now, but that additional 3 weeks will make a difference.
Next year, start your plants indoors. You don't have to get a fancy lighting set-up. All those plants were vegged under these lights and bulb splitters from Amazon
This is the fan I use (https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B000J07RMU/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o09_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1)
Price for features it's good, it oscillates and moves a decent amount of air. I have 5 of them, my oldest is about 10 months old (started with 2, liked enough to buy more). So far they are preforming well, people complain of the noise they produce but it's in my tent away from me noise is the least of my concern.
I know a few other growers that run them and like them as well. The hardest part is figuring a way out to mount them.