For main question skip to last paragraph… I am moving to Colorado right now (road tripping), the apartment I have leased gives us up to a certain amount of power included then charges the regular rate. So paying for the power isn’t really a large concern for me, just the grow. I am not moving for this but hey, whens a better time to start.
I have helped set up my friend’s grow room and tents and worked with him on the grow a few times, used air cooled tubes etc and I understand how it works but I am having trouble deciding how much light these plants can handle. It is going to be a 4×8 feet space 7-8 feet tall. I am allowed 3 mature plants legally per person (2 ppl) so I will be doing 6 plants, 4 way topping and lst/scrog setup on a movable screen.
I will have some cfls on the sides for uvb in small doses for fun. ok so Main question!
My issue is should I use 2 600w hps in air cooled tubes, or would they not even be worth it to have that much.. what about, god forbid, a 1000w centered and two 400w or Less hps from the outsides to maximize lighting to those edges. Can the plants handle this if my temps are managed properly?
Will be using top end genetics I can buy right at the store*
Do you think what they serve at the coffee house is necessarily what they sell In beans?
After vanilla kush being the shittiest plants ever I’ve grown and the nightmare of tangerine what ever it was, why give a company money that can’t cross/ breed proper strains? Who releases such shit? Oh yeah marketers with hype (bs cups, and more marketing)
This is my 3rd grow and I am seeing something that I did not see happen on my first two grows. I am growing 3 strains including Blackberry. The one Blackberry plant that I have has been topped several times and is approximately 3 weeks and 3 days into 12/12 as I type. The plant has shot up to roughly 4+ feet over the last 3 weeks.
The buds sites are forming all over the plant minus about the bottom foot, which I cleared off (leaves and branches) before switching to 12/12. I trimmed the plant back pretty extensively. The purpose was to fight height because I have a mini grow of the strain growing in a disposable butter dish and it shot up quickly.
Anyhow some of the bud sites at the top of the big Blackberry plant are withering at what I consider to be a little to early. The calyxes look fine as in they are green and are not shriveling up or anything. Its just the hairs dying off on a few of the tops. The buds sites below the top on the same branch look fine albeit one or two. And the issue has not really gotten out of hand but the number has grown from 2 to about 5+ total bud sites that have withered. The reservoirs are topped off and pH corrected every 2 days, and the pH never falls out of the desired range that I use of 5.5-6.5.
I know this is probably a lot of information for what you guys are going to tell me is such a small problem so let me just say in advance that I blame the plants. Seriously though I am hoping that its a natural progression for this strains so anyone that has experienced it please give me some pointers or tell me to chill out or something.
Alright guys so I think I really have an opportunity to do a grow closet right. Its a 8 foot tall 3 and half foot wide closet. The landlord is chill with anything construction wise so tell me the very best options for constructing the area.
I have a 300W VIPAR LED and a various amount of CFLs and a 4foot t12. 2 months ago I happened upon 3 plants someone was discarding so heres a picture of the closet. What would yall recommend? I’ve already flowered the 3 in the picture they turned out pretty ok smokeable nug. But I really want to do everything right this time around.
I plan on using ocean forest soil, and the fox farm nutes as well. Ive purchased a PH meter and acuright temp and humidity measurermajiggy. I think I’ve got all things covered besides ventilating the closet, and constructing/placement of plants and lights. Any general insight is GREATLY appreciated guys.
http://imgur.com/DteQLV3 is the picture of the closet. I know its not great but it goes up a little bit farther up. More pics can be supplied