curious how accurate that meter is. I bought a few different cheap ones off ebay and they all suck.
gonna buy a few of these before my next harvest.
Bonsai scissors make the job go a lot faster and doesn't tire out your hand.
Across the board in horticulture selective removal of leaves and nodes is accepted as a practice to creating fruitful plants. There's even the book which growers spend hundreds for to learn the schwazzing technique. Commercial growers even employ dozens of worker specifically to remove leaves.
But they're all wrong right? Reddit said it was bro science...
I had to leave for a week once. I set up a timer with a pump in a reservoir of ph'd water. Worked like a charm. Or you could try something like this.
Method Seven Aviator LED Clip On Grow Room Glasses https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00GSZHWUW/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apip_aLuYVLrpO5f47
I broke the clip off and just set the frames on the bridge of my glasses... color correction and no light gets in your eye if you look straight ahead
Jiusion 40 to 1000x Magnification Endoscope, 8 LED USB 2.0 Digital Microscope, Mini Camera with OTG Adapter and Metal Stand, Compatible with Mac Window 7 8 10 Android Linux https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06WD843ZM/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_jl1mCb9SX6Z1F
Plant them deep, in solo cup, use a pencil and plant clip to hold them up towards the light while they recover. Once the get some age on them pull clips so they stand on their own.
60 Pcs Plant Support Clips,Flower and Vine Clips,Garden Tomato Plant Support Clips for Supporting Stems,Vines Grow Upright (2 sizes in one pack) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01D4O0O2C/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_8au6CbCFAPX40
I've just picked up this book, and must say it's a really good presentation of the molecular biology behind Cannabis for the grower. It is not dumbed down at all, but basic concepts are explained well, so you don't need to be a scientist to read this. This is available as a Kindle for $5. It doesn't make specific recommendations or teach grow room technique, but it does relate how grow room interactions relate to molecular biology. If my institution allowed it, this is a book I'd use to teach...
Bottle adapter blumats are awesome for this. 2L bottle on one of those will keep a medium sized plant alive for 10 days. I've not tested any longer than that but I think 12 is as far as i'd push it without adding a second.
I would suggest this instead of duct tape. Avoid the commercial grade adhesive.
Woah, I'm for sure logging this in the memory banks. This setup hooked up to a humidity controller would be perfect. Thanks for sharing.
More than likely the $20.99 "Amazon's choice" https://www.amazon.com/Jiusion-Magnification-Endoscope-Microscope-Compatible/dp/B06WD843ZM/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1546870995&sr=8-3&keywords=usb+microscope
I use these and have been very satisfied. I saw this on someone else's post so I cannot take credit for the idea.
Here is a pic in use.
This is a wealth of information
If anyone is looking for a more permanent alternative to tearing holes in your fabric pots, installing eyelets is very easy and makes a more secure hole that won't tear or fall apart.
Ram-Pro 1/4" Grommet Eyelet Setter Plier, Hole Punch Tool Kit with 100 Silver Metal Eyelets Grommets
It's real easy. I just snip of a tiny bit of bud and place it on my table them set the £15 microscope over it. It's got built in LED lights (you can even dim). The scope is connected to VLC video player on my laptop so you get 'live' images... sort of a bit of lag, but play around with the bud and it goes in n out of focus until suddenly...STOP, and click take snap shot.
I've literally spent hours just looking over the buds in this detail and omg just another universe.
This is my main log spreadsheet template, which is kind of always changing. Simply fill in a date in the left column then write your action and note for each entry. The yellow highlighted cells on the right side are constants. Changing these will have effects on all other cells that use them (many cells are calculated so fill in the constants as you like). The other tabs/books have reference data and a log for lessons learned.
For sure bro. You can also use "containment trays" they sell for lab supplies. I've got these in both of my 20"x36"'s (I'm sure you can imagine how hard it was to find for that oddball size) but FWIW, they were like $10 cheaper a few months ago
Im using gphoto2. Heres a list of supported cameras.
Im also using a power adapter: https://www.amazon.com/ACK-E8-Adapter-Coupler-Compatible-Replacement/dp/B071S6Z7XS/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1538513584&sr=8-3&keywords=eos+600d+power+adapter
this is a highly experimental build. The dslr is always on and ready to go for about three weeks now (the lapse is 4 days old). Lets see how she manages for another 12 to 14 weeks. :)
I just set this up for the key card https://www.amazon.com/Electronic-Cabinet-Hidden-Wooden-Cupboard/dp/B07X8N9TN2
For the entire list of materials I have a spreadsheet that I’ll share just message me
here ya go I got the 110 one because I’m going for the best quality, but I heard the 150 works just as well
So you pay 30 bucks on amazon for something you can buy for 6 bucks in any garden center.
Read the list of bacteria on the label. buy 2 different products each with a different set of bacteria for about 15 dollars total.
Take 1 gallon water jug, add bubbler. Put 1/2 teaspoon of each to water with 1 table spoon molassass. 24 hours later you have a culture of millions of bacteria.
Add to rez by the cup, or dig small holes in your soil, pour in a splash and cover.
Stop wasting money on pretty packaging.
edit: as the op posted out (and is correct) I come off sounding like a dick with my initial insights into this product.
It will work, it's just insanely expensive (for reasons I already stated) and it's activation instructions are somewhat lacking. It should be bubbled for 12/24 hours to activate the bacteria and start the reproduction process. Kinda like blooming yeast but longer.
It's not a fertilizer (per se) it's designed to crowd out anaerobic bacteria and bad fungus or algae to improve your biosphere in soil as well as aid with nitrification in soil. In DWC (or reservoirs it's designed to crowd out root rot causing bacteria and algae).
This is well known established science repackaged as an expensive product.
I picked up the wifi microscope off of Amazon (like this one https://www.amazon.com/Veroyi-Microscope-Magnification-Magnifier-Rechargeable/dp/B07MTYLKZ2/ref=sr_1_22?keywords=microscope&qid=1561652290&s=gateway&sr=8-22&th=1)
I have 2 of them, the one above worked well for about a 6 weeks and then refused to focus on a picture, it would just freeze the image while not being focused. I went with a different model for my 2nd one (this current picture) and it's better/easier to use, but the pictures are smaller (640x480 max) and the software sucks. I put it to 640x480 and then while I'm using it it changes back to 320x240. I haven't found one that I is really good yet, I'm still looking....
My first one (the one I liked above) focuses well when there are hard lines/edges on stuff, like a coin or stamp or such. But with the trichomes it has a problem understanding it's focal point, I'm guessing because there isn't hard lines that are easy for it to see.
I had trouble with the jiffy peet pellets when I first started last year. I switched to Rapid Rooter blocks and had fantastic success. I pop them into these little greenhouse things, and they’re awesome..
Those rapid rooter cubes work amazing with clone-X rooting gel if you do want to take clones too.
I’d also recommend going from the 1gal pot, straight to the 5gal pot. Going to the 3gal in between won’t really help you, and give another chance to shock or stress your girls.
Its one of these from amazon. I just pulled the top section off. The bottom half is just a empty plastic tank. The top section has tiny water pump that dangles from a hose into the tank.
On the 27 gallon tote I just cut a small hole in the lid for the water pump to drop into. This way it has 27 gallon reservoir instead of 2.
Plant Feminizing Spray, 3 Oz"Triple Pack" https://www.amazon.com/dp/B083BGQXQR/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_EAHAE8S1SSDYZ01RTGGB
Probably can explain it better then I. I use it to steal genetics lol.
A $25 battery powered liquid transfer pump is worth every penny, extra long hose reaches to the back of a 5x5
This one's $32 tho
Can I suggest a cheap $65-80 LED light from Amazon? "Blurple" lights aren't the best lights you can get but imo when you are on a budget they are great.
180W for $80 is pretty good https://www.amazon.com/VIPARSPECTRA-Reflector-Spectrum-Indoor-Plants/dp/B01B4GQ6MO
People have grown great plants with the brand Viparspectra. MarsHydro is also well known and you get get a similar light from them for $65
I build turntables out of lazy susan bearings found on ebay and just spin my plants every so often. Same concept.
Just make your own co2 generator with water, sugar, yeast.
View some methods >here<
From experience your best place and price is here:
Kingbrite, well know over on RIU and has the best prices aswell as sells the lenses and meanwell drivers. Only thing you need is heatsinks from heatsingusa :)
Hope that helps!
Much Much cheaper than Mouser!!
I have the SPYDR dimmed to 15% and so far the plants love it.
Gorilla Glue #4
Not sure of the exact amounts but 18/25 in there right now. I'm still deciding on the amount to run in the whole room. Somewhere between 50/75/100 most likely.
I appreciate everyone that has complimented me on the build over the last year, it has been tough doing this solo and with all my other responsibilities. I am just happy the effort is noticed and I hope it inspires someone to do the same.
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A decent pH tester like a Hanna Instruments that can test soil and water. Most only test one or the other.
Fox Farm Ocean Forest soil and nutes.
Superoot Air Pots.
Super cropping. Snap snap snap.
Light socket Y adapters , wtf !
Yea what you can do it get the nets but they make this metal bars that goes around each post that sorta auto trains it Scyakg 14 Pack Plant Support Stakes,Metal Garden Plant Support Cage,Props,Half Round Plant Supports for Outdoor Plants,Tomato,Peony,Vine,Rose,Flowers https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0989QZQ3H/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_B57KFT2BGSXX1WVHYA7D?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
It a lot easier to use
Get a dehumidifier bro. I got this one after having an issue with WPM, and it got shit in check so my second plant survived the battle! Pohl Schmitt Electric Dehumidifiers for Home, 2200 Cubic Feet (225 sq ft) Portable Compact 17 oz Capacity Mini Quiet Dehumidifier for Bedroom, Bathroom, RV, Laundry Room or Closet https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B083Y74YVV/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_PW5WR5K29N5CWM4273A0?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
Agree I wouldnt use the stem benders. Get a trellis net and set it a few inches below the canopy, then you can pull the branches outwards and fit the buds in place.
I have this one and it has smaller holes which works well. https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B08NCYQ8SG/ref=ppx\_yo\_dt\_b\_search\_asin\_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Tricombs are the only indicator, as all strains throw different color flowers and pistols. Magnifying glass, loupe required.
This is $5.99
you are correct about the blurple having blue and red leds. after a quick google search, a full spectrum looks to be solely white light. the vendor calls it a full spectrum but i believe they could be mistaken. cheers for educating me!
Sharp Shirter Funny Sloth Shower Curtain Set with Crazy Animal Art Weird Gag Gift Cool Purple Stripper Artwork Hooks Included https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00I5372SW/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glc_fabc_kc6.FbHGKWZCN
When I say bigger one, it is a bit bigger regrettably.
Honestly the coverage at about 1.22m-1.52m up is great, I had 4 plants in a 1.22x1.22x2.44m tent and the only issue I had was my own stupidity misreading nute amounts for several months. The heat it throws is significant though, so make sure your cfm is calculated right for it (which I did not do initially).
You can get a 135 watt UFO LED for $64 from Amazon, the same model that's included in the $500 package. It's even cheaper on Ebay. This is not more than $70-80 in materials, total.
Edit: The guy I am responding to builds these $500 buckets and sells them on Etsy. His newest comments about 'MostlySAFE™' technology and construction of space buckets reads the same as the description of the space bucket on Etsy. Seems kind of shady to me...
Compare this comment he made to the description of the $500 space bucket.
Purchased these on Amazon for about $9
One filter is not quite big enough to cover the entire intake, but two are more than enough. They stick right to the Velcro already in place. They don't block 100% of the light, but do a far better job than nothing. My tent sits in a room that is quite dark when not in use anyway, this was more of just a precaution.
Have you thought about getting a 2x2 tent? Running with a HLG 100 it should be very manageable and around 250-300 for the setup, mostly from amazon.
You could probably squeeze 2 plants in there although 1 would be more comfortable.
Fabric pots would help with root circling/small pots.
One thing to keep in mind is that smaller pots will need watering more often.
Topping, LST and scrogging would help keep the plant short.
For the finer details, We use thrum scissors
Its purely subjective. Whatever you find comfortable for extended periods of time. I found thrum scissors easier as i use my thumb to press the scissors and the lower part rests on my pointer finger. Thumb vs full palm with the bigger "fisker" scissors :)
I have these bad boys https://www.amazon.com/Fiskars-Micro-Tip-Pruning-Snips/dp/B07N7963CH/ref=sr_1_4?dchild=1&keywords=fiskars&qid=1600138728&sr=8-4 and they work great. No complaints and would buy again.
1- charcoal filter, ONA odor neutralizer, tiny levels of ozone as a last resort or during a stinky harvest
2- LST with small plants
3- as much as you can
4- probably not much because you're going to use too much fertilizer and/or mess up your pH levels
Seriously though, read up on the LST technique.
No one can reliably estimate your yields because we don't know your lighting, strain, grow technique (hydro, soil?), how badly you mess up the first time assuming you do and the like.
The Complete Book of Plant Propagation. Keyword search: transpiration.
>Strip the stem of leaves immediately to prevent water loss by transpiration, but leave the petioles (leaf stalks) intact; remove any stipulary leaves (small leaves near the base of the petiole).
There are other references I could cite from my personal library, but none are available as snippet view on Google Books.
Damn, I tried to make sure they were good. That GG book is incredibly widespread across the internet for free or for $1.00. Figured it was ok. I can't really find anything other than the physical book for sale at a reputable site. Please advise.
Did you even try to search for the answers on your own via google or any other search engine? Because if you did, you'd have had your answer in literally a single search. Here, I did it for you too with startpage.com: https://www.startpage.com/do/search?q=male+vs+female+plants&lui=english
All other new growers who see this take note: Do your own research before posting the most basic of questions. I didn't even specify "marijuana" in the search I linked and it still came up with nothing but marijuana.
Now get you some silicone sealant, and medical grade syringes with tubing and a little adhesive velcro for even easier nutrient measuring with less spills! You can just reuse the same lids when you replace the bottles. These are the syringes I used.
I used a timer that you can program down to the second. At the moment (3 weeks into flower) I give them about 1 min 15 second of water twice a day. As the grow proceeds I bump the timer up by 5-10 seconds a ta time depending on how much runoff I see.
Here is the humidifier on Amazon.
It says "top fill" but its not. The head unit has to come off to fill the top of the tank thats under it. It qualifies for "top fill" since you don't have to remove the reservoir and fill it from the bottom plug.
I just set the head unit on top of a 27 gallon tote and cut a hole for the water pump to drop in. Turned a 2 gallon humidifier into a 27 gallon humidifier for an extra 7 dollars for the tote. Can go with a bigger tote if you have the room or need. I'm good with filling up every 10 days.
My wife got me the Apera PH60 pen for christmas because I was reading the color chart before with bad eyes. I haven't used any other PH pen but I highly recommend this one since it's so easy to use
> It's on Amazon but you'll pay like 10x the price.
4 gallons for $99 on Amazon. Not a bad deal at all, especially if you go through as much of it as I do. The vape shop wants $29.99 for one gallon, so in this case, Amazon is actually the cheaper option.
If you've actually got a cheaper source than Amazon, I'd love to see it, you'll be saving me some cash.
I'll have to check what brand tonight, because my bro gave me the clear ones I just started using. Here are the type I normally use:
Hurricane wall mount fan.
Hurricane Wall Mount Fan 16 Inch, Classic Series, 90 Degree Oscillation 3 Speed Settings, Adjustable Tilt-ETL Listed, 16-Inch, White https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00HXQUUHM/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_TGK61Q4061PA6ERQ827N?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
I took a chance and purchased a Sono farm 2000. I think on Amazon right now they're about $210 out the door. I'm overly impressed with their packaging quality everything about the product is top-notch. In comparison to the sf2000, which I also own it has about 80 less diodes. But it does have more double the it diodes (4). Sonofarm as a 5-year warranty and there are US based company. For the price of one sf2000 I was able to get one 1000 and a 2000 for the same price. Same driver, same diodes cheaper price and better warranty and customer service.
To each their own most on here will probably send you to Alibaba but I have nothing but shit experiences with it. If you really have the $ HLG is the industry leader but that doesn't make them the best.
SonoFarm PRO Series 2000 LED Grow Light Samsung LM301B Diodes Full Spectrum Dimmable Daisy Chain Commercial Indoor Hydroponics Greenhouse 3000K 5000K 660nm 760nm IR https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08R6KLRHS/ref=cm_sw_r_sm_apa_fabc_PAE7Fb2W29DSH?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
Gotta get one. They’re like $10 on Amazon, you need to be aware of your temp humidity or you’re going to have a bad time. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01H1R0K68/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_fabc_jnxUFb81RDVJ4?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
I ordered a 30x loupe from Amazon and I find it didn't get up close enough.
What would you guys recommend for a really good close up?
I think that the Mars 600 everyone was talking about was Mars I 600, whereas that product line seems discontinued officially, so that leaves Mars II options only.
see: Mars 600 amazon
Steinernema feltiae also works great and keeps working as the worms continue to live in your growth medium and parasitize gnat larvae. I tried it all to get rid of fungus gnats in my coco setup, and nothing completely eliminated until I tried some of these beneficial worms. I got like 1000x more than I needed for my two planters for $11 on Amazon.
I like the combination of a wifi switch:
TP-LINK Smart Plug, Wi-Fi, Control your Devices from Anywhere (HS100), Works with Amazon Alexa https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0178IC734/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_NCwmyb931C8ER
with a remote camera:
D-Link Day & Night Wi-Fi Camera with Remote Viewing (DCS-932L) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B004P8K24W/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_3EwmybF52B1TJ
Then with your phone you can water... or set a schedule.
The 600W LED I have has 2 built-in fans on top which keep it plenty cool. I keep the intakes open at the bottom of the tent and at the top of the tent I use a fan to pull air in through the carbon filter and out the back of the tent via flexible duct. I use this combo from Amazon filter/fan combo. Some people like to add a fan controller if the fan speed is too high and creating too much negative pressure or the fan runs too loud and doesn't need to be that high.
If you're just looking for a timelapse, you can buy an intervalometer off of amazon for pretty cheap for most DSLRs. you may be able to get a cheap dslr for $200 or so with a kit lens off of craigslist, and then buy a decent tripod, intervalometer, and an AC Adapter kit. You could probably get everything for less than $400, easily.
my canon version is this: https://www.amazon.com/Neewer-Shutter-Release-Remote-Control/dp/B003Q9RERY/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1492476395&sr=1-1&keywords=intervalometer+canon
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before people come in here telling you to blow a hundred dollars on a bluelab im here to tell you you can get a better ph pen for 50 dollars from apera instruments on amazon. get the ph20. it is very accurate, reliable, and calibrates itself as long as you have the calibration solution. i have gone through the cheap generic yellow ones from amazon that cost 15 dollars and bluelabs. the apera is the way to go. just remember to keep the cap full of tap water every time its not in use to keep the probe wet. i have had mine for almost a year with no problems now. definitely worth the 50 bucks.
You are over watering with water that is likely too high of PH. Your water and soil should have a PH of about 6.5. I assume you are using tap water, which is fine that’s what I use, but your tap water probably has a pretty high PH. Mine has a PH of around 8 so I need to use PH down to adjust it to the proper range.
The thing to remember is, you Technically can’t “over water” it’s really more along the lines of “under oxygen” . So, since you are over watering, you should try drill some more holes at the bottom of your containers to allow for more drainage. And put a rotating fan in your grow area that blows across your plants. That will help provide more oxygen, and dry out your soil.
But the PH is the most important part! Grab one of These PH testing kits from amazon. They are super easy to use and maintain, and it’s only 20 bucks. Once you have some water with the proper PH flush your soil with it. When Flushing just use about 2 cups of water for every cup of soil. Don’t worry about over watering with this as long as you allow it to dry out before watering again.
I mean too much of a waste of electricity. If it’s too bright you just back it up.
Any blurples will do just go by reviews on amazon. I’ll sell you two mars hydros for $50 if you’re interested. I payed $100 each used one grow.
The orange saucer or the (black platform? Both on Amazon.
Hey measured response and healthy criticism. It is actually 8 plants in 5 gallon pots in an 8x4 tent and I feel no competition I was just struck by the arrogance of the user I’m responding to. There’s no movie magic or lies here I’m being very straight up and as I’ve said in other places I have no idea wtf I did but the results are what they are. I didn’t know how else to post this video in response to him or I wouldn’t have made it because I see now that’s pretty tacky tryna flex, but that wasn’t my intention. That one in the corner is under a light jacked all the way as high as it would go and it was still too close it toasted that cola. I used these lights from Amazon
EnFun Updated EF-2000 Led Grow Light 4x4FT Footprint Sunlike Full Spectrum LED Growing Lights for Indoor Plants Greenhouse Veg Bloom 576 LEDs Hydroponic Led Growing Lamps Actual Power 240 Watt https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08C7DYMR9/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_RyEKFbPB9RN0M?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
snag something like this-
They’re meant for window ac units. Even though your on the second floor and would be pretty difficult for someone to get up there and break in- I also suggest you use some kind of block/wedge so you can’t open your window from the outside
I did my first grow in 3 gallons as well! one pointer is to get something that raises them above the bottom of the tray a little more, you want them to be out of the runoff water for better root growth. I used a few of these on top of the trays:
Tape it up with grafting tape, teflon tape or electrical tape and wrap some gardening wire around it to bring it back together. You can take the tape off after a couple weeks after it's healed.
Tierra Garden 50-3010 Haxnicks Slim Soft Tie, 26.3-Feet, Green https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B00HVVZ6TQ/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_QiOECbWBTQDPC
In addition, I seriously doubt cops are going around with infrared cameras looking for small grow ops in the US. This does happen in Canada but has been ruled illegal in the US.
Sure, professional and experimental greenhouses use supplemental lighting all the time for this reason. But, would you be in a place where you could light up a small greenhouse up without causing unwanted attention?
LEDs are quite controversial. the reason for this is that most people dont know what makes a good vs bad led. Contrary to HPS or MH bulb, the wattage is close to useless to determine the performance of the light.
What is important is to know the watt per led. most cheap unbranded LED will use .5 or 1w per led, while high quality industrial LED light will use 3 or even 4w per led. 2-3 is the minimum you should use for great results IMO but will not make your grow more economical. However its good in certain situations.
personally i dont use them, but in 3-4years the market will be at maturity and will easily compete with hps. for now, the good ones are too expensive.
example of a good LED pannel: http://www.alibaba.com/product-gs/553657338/2012_New_NOVA_led_grow_light.html
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$60 for 100 real watts, covers 2x2 for flower.
LeFreshinsoft Full Spectrum 1000W LED Grow Light F1000 Series 3 x 3ft Coverage Dimmable Samsung UV IR Grow Lamps for Indoor Plants https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08MXPTB29/ref=cm_sw_r_apan_glt_fabc_Y9BDRFE9BSRVECGT6CDX?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
Lift up the pot instead of fingering the soil. If it needs water it will feel unexpectedly light weight. Then pick it up again after you water and familiarize yourself with how much it weighs before and after watering. There should be a noticeable difference in weight. Also if you are giving any nutrients, lighten up on that, I normally give pHed water between feedings with soil too instead of nutrients every watering like you might do with a medium like coco.
Also clean up those leaves and get a saucer and riser under that plant so you can give it enough water to have some runoff. Something like this. You need to get some runoff coming from the pot when you water so you don't end up with a build-up of nutrient salts.
To not answer your question, have you considered organic super soil? If you get the right soil, all you have to do is give water and microbes. It's WAY easier than all the stuff needed to properly grow hydro. Happy to get into it more if you're curious...
My garden. All I give them is water and Recharge.
I was fully expecting this to not work, but was pleasantly surprised. It is this:
Now I can drip feed rocket fuel nutes to the happy babies. Or at least ph adjusted water!
Yeah man, fresh fertilizer lol!
Its just a watering system I rigged up, here's a comment on it I posted the other day:
It was a pain in the ass watering on my first grow and the idea of a watering system really appealed to me, but the thought of having a large water tank sitting there ready to spill all over my closet was less appealing.
So, I got:
Bloom Brothers GGWR06 Inch Hydro Halo Water 6"
50-Feet Clear Vinyl Tubing Flexible PVC Tubing
I cut up the tubes to the appropriate lengths, ran them to the water rings and just ziptied them to the metal frame of the tent ensuring a nice even slope and just water them with a bottle.
I still have to water them individually, but it will save me a ton of time and hassle especially once they get bigger! At least assuming it doesn't mold in the tubing.. lol
Ya..i used to keep track of dates but now i just go by looks too. Some of my "8 week" strains ended up being "11week" strains and threw a wrench into my perpetual grow lol so now i wait till trichs start to amber up before chop.
I have a clip on microscope for my phone and it works great... it has lights on it for better view and you can use your phone to zoom and take pics/vids of your trichomes.. heres link....
I have a mars hyrdo also..I went to home depot and visited the chain section. They sell it by the foot. I bought 6 ft for under 15 dollars. Then some S hooks.
I use pliers and open links to remove them when i want to raise up the fixture.
This style chains:
Looks like this one maybe?
Don't buy the kit. Youll save 100s...
This is the light you want. AC INFINITY tent if possible.
cloning gel. half tray humidity dome
turns over 13 clones every 14 days for me
Rockwool is a great grow medium. Our plants start as clones in the small seed starter cubes. Those cubes are placed into the larger grow blocks to Veg for 6-8 weeks, those blocks are then placed onto a rockwool grow slab for the final 1-2 week(s) of veg. Flip lights to flower. Watering schedule varies by strain and grow.
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I really hope everyone who just commented about root rot reads this because it saved my first harvest so hard. please for the love of god try this when you get root rot
Guess what homies. I made a fucking terrible mistake and put two plants per bucket in hydro system while not knowing their genders.
But while the males died and left roots, hydro guard made it into available nutrients for my plant. I can’t say for certain it will help you. But it certainly saved my plant. Imagine a whole other root system rotting!!!! Hydro guard took care of it and my other plant.
Great white and Growers Recharge seem to be more popular and well thought of.
Here is a fan with speed controller built into it
Here is my copy paste daily response to people planning on using shit tier LEDs.
> TL;DR Don't waste your cash on shit tier LEDs - buy HPS/MH/CMH if you are short on money.
> LEDs are not better in any measurable way then HID until you get to at least mid tier stuff.
> DE HPS / CMH are close to comparable to COBs. That said I believe the results of lab testing that I've seen show more usable light from Vero / Cree COBs ( and possible Citizen , but I haven't seen as much data on them). The number that you are looking for is the ppfd. This is the photosynthetic photon flux density. It is the measurement of PAR at the canopy and is measured in micromoles per second per meter squared.
> IIRC really good HIDs like Gavita DE HPS or CMH are around 1.7 - 1.9 micromoles per joule and COBs are 1.8-2.2, and quantum board type setups are 2.5+. Shit tier LEDs from amazon (mars hydro , vivaspectra) are like 1.0 - 1.2.
> I'm not saying you can't grow bud with shit tier LEDs I'm saying you will grow more and better bud using HPS of the same $ amount vs shit tier LEDs.
In your example your spending $140 on 10 year old LED tech and getting 264W at the wall which doesn't even come close to the 40 - 50W per SF rule most people use. This $120 400W HPS will crush those Mars lights in yield and quality. This is why I say don't use LEDs unless your ready to spread that wallet wide.
Things to think about later are drying racks, jars, and trimming scissors.
If you want the best answer here it is. Purchase an inkbird from amazon (40$ IIRC). You set up the humidity range you want and it has a plug for both your humidifier and your dehumidifier. It allows you to set whatever humidity range you want. When the humidity goes outside of your given range it will kick in either your humidifier or dehumidifier.
It is also one of the only ways you can get perfect drying conditions as well. Definitely top 2 things I have purchased for my grow setup.
During drying I'll just set it to like 50 with a 3 point range. That means whenever it goes past 53 it will turn on the dehumidifier and below 47 it will turn on the humidifier.
This was the one I purchased https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01FQKXRXA/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
It will be fine, don't stress to much if you need a new loupe and have amazon prime this would be fine for your needs
Yep. They're the same generic lights you can get all over Amazon, Alibaba, DHGate, etc. under numerous different brand names. They pull ~185W.
The 1000W shit is because the LEDs supposedly deliver roughly the same PAR rating at their minimum usable distance as a generic 1000w HPS (~1900-2100) does. In real world use conditions, they are closer to a good 400w HPS.
In my experience though, watt for watt, they're really close to much more expensive LED lights and totally worth the savings over the premium brands for hobby/personal growers. For example, I know a grower who replaced 2 1000W HPS with 2 of the 1200W (~235W) versions along with a 400w HPS in a 5x5 tent with great results. He gets similar harvests for half the draw and needs a lot less cooling in the room than he did with the 2 1000W HIDs.
Its still selling on Amazon, report the listing by going to its product page and clicking "Report incorrect product information." > Other product details > Product quality issue
I'd suggest skipping the Mars 300w and saving your money to invest in a Quantum Board LED kit, these 100w kits are $150 on Amazon.
The LED tech in those Mars LEDs are outdated, the Mars 300 would be equivalent to about <~140w draw while outputting 150w HID, whereas this QB kit is closer to true 200w HID output at 96w draw. Compare the QB's lumen output of 15,000+ to the Mars' < 5,000.
Nope, I used trellis net from amazon for the screen and just some 3/4" pvc for the frame. Built the frame, rough fit the netting so i could cut it to size, and secured it with white electrical tape. Took me about an hour and a doobie to get done. Link to the exact net I used below.
You can! I didn't pH test at all. I started in a spacebucket (r/spacebuckets) with 4x 23w CFL bulbs. The plant got big enough that I was running out of room. I didn't have a way to hide the smell for the flower period so I decided to get a 4x2 tent with a carbon filter and this light off of Amazon before switching into flower.
You should look into an Eriksen Keystone Pipe if your interested in traditional pipes. It’s the best of both worlds imo: a briarwood bowl that separates from a two-piece polymer bottom. I’ve owned one of these for several years now and its way easier to clean than my glass ones.
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