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    InertXenon's Growing Journal #1 - First attempt growing

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    Check the second message for the beginning of the journal.

    #2
    Question???
    Smoke Ganja create Peace Respect Nature don't trash the Planet

    Soil grower with coco/perlite mixed in
    indoor/outdoor grower
    1 4x4x8 tent -veg.& flower - 2 viparspectraR450 =400watts from the wall it's what matters to me not the best old tech but it works for our needs.
    1 3x3x6 tent- used in late spring for seedlings both veggies & weed. I have 1 viparspectar 450r for that tent.
    I use a t-5 & 54watt CFL for seedlings
    Sometimes i use plastic sometimes i use fabric grow containers
    Currently using fish/guano during veg growth (outdoor only)
    FF Grow Big 6-4-4
    Age Old Organics Bloom 5-10-5

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    • inertxenon
      inertxenon commented
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      I was typing out my second message for the grow journal. Took me a little bit to format it the way I like it so that's why there was a gap.

    #3
    Hello everyone! I just joined the community and I'm preparing for legalization in NY. The rumors suggest it'll be happening any day now so I want to get ahead of the game and prepare my setup for growing. I have experience growing normal vegetables outside but never inside.

    My goal for growing is to get approximately one pound so I can have enough for a whole year without having to grow more. I likely will grow more throughout the year but it wouldn't be required.

    I have created a list of the supplies I was going to purchase first. Much of the list was created using articles on this website like (https://www.growweedeasy.com/growing...setup-examples). Any suggestions about changing them would be greatly appreciated since I don't have much experience in indoor growing.When the NYS legislature finally decides to pass the bill I will be looking into my growing medium/supplements.
    Last edited by inertxenon; 03-30-2021, 09:10 PM. Reason: Changed my grow light from a MH/HPS to an LED mostly for EMR/Fire safety.

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    • SoOrbudgal
      SoOrbudgal commented
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      As you have " read " most of us use LED no i know has luck like you want on a first grow.

    • inertxenon
      inertxenon commented
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      SoOrbudgal I was under the impression it isn't so much luck but the amount of plants you have. (https://www.growweedeasy.com/600w-hp...setup-tutorial) This was the list I was looking at and it says it should give you 10-21 oz which is more than enough for a pound. Assuming I grow closer to the 8 plant limit I don't see why it wouldn't be possible.

    #4
    Welcome to the neighborhood. Most of us are here for knowledge of course some give some take but most of us do both. I'm subscribed to watch 🍿 🍿
    Last edited by MeEasy; 03-30-2021, 03:45 PM.
    TENT 1 4x4 SF7000
    auto grow journal
    https://forum.growweedeasy.com/forum...oh-and-journal
    TENT 2 2X4 SF2000
    1 Purple Skunk / 1 Gelato OG
    TENT 3 2X4 SF2000
    Re-veged flo

    All growing in living soil using Earth Dust

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      #5
      Really it's not so much the quantity of the plants you grow but the quality of the care you give them. Absorb all the knowledge you can from tutorials and experts then apply it to what you do for your plants. A great grower with a time perfected setup might get 2 lbs from 8 plants but they have paid their dues through time, observation and learning from mistakes. Inevitably you will make them so just learn from them and do better next time. Whether it's a sprint or a marathon you still have to train for it. Good luck and welcome to the Forum.
      Current Grow: Critical Mass Photo, feminised x 3 plus one clone same
      Medium: Coco Coir plus 30% Perlite in 5 gal cloth bags
      Space: 30x48x62 DIY cabinet lined w/space blankets
      Lighting: Bloomspect SS1000 Quantum board x 3 - 300 watts actual draw total
      Nutrients: GH Flora Trio, CaliMagic, Recharge root micros, pH up/down to 5.5 +
      Ventilation: Vipospar 4" Exhaust Fan w/RH controller, 12" Carbon Scrubber
      Reptile Humidifier/Fogger w/same RH controller, bottom intake fan, 6" heater on lights off timer, on for 1/2 hour every 2 hours at night
      Cabinet in unheated sunroom. N AZ @ 4000 ft. Constant 72F, 40%RH, 12/12 in flower 2/21/21, 11/13 in flower 3/6/21, 10/14 in flower 3/20/21, 9/15 in flower 4/2/21
      Old hippies never go away, they just
      Grow Their Own

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        #6
        April 7th, 2021

        Since my last post I've been acquiring all the equipment/nutrients I will need.

        Grow Tent


        The equipment I purchased was detailed in the previous post on March 30th, 2020. The tent's volume is 48" x 48" x 80". With this size I was hoping to fit six plants under the lights.

        Nutrients / Supplements



        I had looked online for gallon versions of the General Hydroponics line because that is what Nebula recommends at (https://www.growweedeasy.com/nutrients). I had little success but was able to find a local hydroponics place near me that did have these sizes in stock. Using General Hydroponics feedcharts at medium feed (https://edge.generalhydroponics.com/...eed-Charts.pdf). I'm aware that I will need to start off at half strength when the seeds have germinated.

        Growing Medium

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        I chose a soilless medium for this grow because I can reuse it the future after processing it a little bit. This was one of the ones I saw on the website and it was available cheaper at the Hydroponics store compared to Amazon.

        TO-DO LIST

        * pH Up
        * pH Down
        * Extra bag of Mother Earth Coco + Perlite

        Please if there are any suggestions regarding what I've purchased let me know. I am very open to changing what I have currently, I feel every time I go online I want to change some little thing about my setup.

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        • 9fingerleafs
          9fingerleafs commented
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          Welcome. Just want to ask about your water. Is it tap? Is it RO? Do you have something to check the ph? It’s super important.

          Off topic. I see you like xenon because of your name but I’m wondering. Is it a technological thing? (You like xenon because it’s application in light technology) or you like it because it’s the only element on the earth that is a drug by itself. Called the perfect drug by psychonauts. Hard to get your hands on and easy to surrender to the addiction. It’s a pretty interesting element

        #7
        I get new growers trying to figure out where to start. Just go small first time, get the basics don't go for the gold your first grow. So far so good with your products now just germinate some seeds. You know all about that right?
        Smoke Ganja create Peace Respect Nature don't trash the Planet

        Soil grower with coco/perlite mixed in
        indoor/outdoor grower
        1 4x4x8 tent -veg.& flower - 2 viparspectraR450 =400watts from the wall it's what matters to me not the best old tech but it works for our needs.
        1 3x3x6 tent- used in late spring for seedlings both veggies & weed. I have 1 viparspectar 450r for that tent.
        I use a t-5 & 54watt CFL for seedlings
        Sometimes i use plastic sometimes i use fabric grow containers
        Currently using fish/guano during veg growth (outdoor only)
        FF Grow Big 6-4-4
        Age Old Organics Bloom 5-10-5

        Comment

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