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    HELP! What does your 3x3 tent produce?

    Hey there,

    I know there are a lot of variables in growing but just wanted to see if anyone was interested in sharing their grow information?

    Preferably a 3x3 grow space. How many plants do you grow? What medium? Nutes? Method of training? Lights?

    And what I’m most curious about.. how much can you harvest from your 3x3 tent?


    I’m doing my First indoor grow right now, almost 4 weeks into vegging 4 clones from my outdoor grow (3 - SFV and 1 - 707 headband). Smart pots with regular top soil and perlite added. I have a 1000 watt King Plus LED and a 1000 watt Bestva LED from amazon. I’ve topped them once and plan on a second time very soon. And adding a Scrog. Using Advanced Nutrients PH perfect - micro, grow and bloom. Once I get into flower I plan to get some Big Bud by advanced nutrients. They seem to be growing really well!


    Please share!
    Last edited by Homegrownnewbie; 09-23-2019, 04:26 PM.

    #2
    i think its very hard to guess but you could get anywhere from 2 to 4 oz per plant if you train well and have enough room for that og stretch.

    i grow in coco outdoors so theres no point comparing

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    • Homegrownnewbie
      Homegrownnewbie commented
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      I’m not necessarily comparing. This won’t be my first grow so I’m able to try different things at a later date.

    • 9fingerleafs
      9fingerleafs commented
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      yeah i mean, cause you asked growing info, outdoors is a different game when it comes to sizes, training, yields, watering, space, etc.. ive grown indoors a few years and went back to outdoors. i guess you wanna hear about training techniques, defoliation, climate control, wattage-light-space-yield relations and a bunch other stuff i dont feel i know enough about to help you but ill do my best to pitch in if you have any more questions

    #3
    Originally posted by Homegrownnewbie View Post
    Preferably a 3x3 grow space.
    I grow in a 4x4, and can fit four 3gal containers in there (with fairly large plants). A 3x3 simply has 6" less all the way around. You could probably do the same (but, not quite as large.). Your yield will depend on the strain, the soil/nutrients, the light. I stopped weighing my harvests a few years ago. I could get a pound and a half. But, (those are strains like Big Bud, that are heavy yielding.).

    IMO light is one of the biggest factors. Your two "1000w" fixtures use 185w each. That gives you 41w/sq ft. That sounds reasonable for that type of fixture. But, in mid to late flower, if you can supplement with sidelighting to bring it up to 50w/sq ft, you can get *a lot* of bang for the buck. Spreading the watts around the plants that way creates an efficiency you simply can't get by adding more watts to the top. Better coverage, angles. Plus, the inverse-square rule is powerful. If you use lower-watt sources of light (like 9w LED lightbulbs) you can put that light very close to the plant. Compared to light from the top reaching lower leaves, that can be 8 times as much light reaching the plant (simply due to the inverse square). For example, if you had a 9w bulb attached to a tent leg, and 6" from the plant, and moved it to the top, which would be 24" from that same location (where light might is needed more), moving it 12" from that location results in on 1/4th the amount of light reaching that location. Move it anther 12" and it's 1/4th the light *again*. 1/16th the amount of light. (In reality, the light will fall on the upper most part of the plant. It won't really be lost that much. But, it's not needed there as much. Those leaves are already being driven by top-light. If you can get light to the underutilized leaves, it's *leverage*. I grow plants entirely with lightbulbs (sometimes, I'm doing one now). I can get great results with just 20w/sq ft. Not because lightbulbs are great. But because I'm spreading the light around, distributing the watts, at lower levels from more places, closer to the plant. It really compounds that way.

    So, I would try doing that if I were you. Attach two 9w LED lightbulbs to your tent legs as sidelighting. It sounds hokey. Lightbulbs aren't sexy. But, it works well. In this case you'd be adding 8 bulbs to the tent, 72w total. That would put you up to 49w/sq ft. In mid-flower use one bulb per leg. In late flower turn on each leg's 2nd bulb.

    Attached is a photo showing how I do it using $7 USD clamp-on reflectors from the hardware store attached to 3/4" PVC couplers (which slide up/down the leg, and the reflector sockets can pivot and recess into the corner for maximum space conservation). I have that documented in a PDF, how to make it. (I add addtional "legs" in the midway point between the tent's legs. You can see one on the right side of the photo. It's a PVC "T" cut in half and sliding on the lower part of the frame. 1/2" PVC pipe going to the top where another "T" rides on the frame.). I don't think I can attach the PDF here. If you want it, PM me.

    Sidelighting (whether ligtbulbs, or single-tube T5HO, or DIY strip lighting) will improve your yield greatly. Also, I should mention that I cut the plastic diffusion globe off the LED lightbulbs. That's what makes them works so well for me. The diodes are surface mounted to the base of the bulb. Removing the diffuser is *instant* directional light (for 15 cents per watt). You don't even need a reflector. It helps a little. But, not like it would an omnidirectional bulb like a CFL. It's really decent light considering the watts, cost and directional nature.

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    • Homegrownnewbie
      Homegrownnewbie commented
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      Thanks! I will consider putting side lights in once it gets going a bit more

    #4
    That's what I got is a 3x3, but I grow autos, and just three plants at a time,
    I try to keep my plants short, and normally just go for 8colas, depends on the plants, but i normally get anywhere from 3ozs, a plant,, up to a few grams short of 8ozs, being the
    most i ever got from an auto.
    A good light is the way to go, if you want, heavy ,dense bud.
    HappyGrowing
    Cfls for a week or two
    315lec for everything else
    Dug up Ms.topsoil, with perlite added
    36x36x63 inch tent.
    6inch - exaust - intake fans an scrubber
    Smart pots
    Molasses
    Autoflowers

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    • s62
      s62 commented
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      So do you think 4 is just too much for that space? That’s what I’ve got going for my current grow, and I ha e no idea whether they’ll fit or not.

    #5
    I’m in a 3x3. I got 8oz for my first grow and I’m aiming for 12+ for second grow. You can get up to a pound or so off of an LEC in a 3x3 (if you’re Nebula).
    Gorilla 3x3
    LEC 315
    Kind Soil
    Current: White Widow XXL, Crystal M.E.T.H., Six-Shooter, Afghan Kush Ryder, Northern Lights x2, Strawberry Cheesecake

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