My Setup - of interest to anyone considering a cheap startup grow
by, 09-21-2012 at 01:51 PM (251 Views)
I started this because i am sick of the price of weed. for decent buds i am payin up to £140 for a half Oz, and the quality is not always that good. i have set up now and I am a few weeks from harvesting...something...and have done it for the price of a half Oz.
Mysetup has evolved as i have learned over the last few weeks. I'm not writing this because it's the best method or the way to get best results, but for anyone considering a first grow, here is how i have done it on the cheap(ish).
I had a load of heavy white wallpaper in the attic already, so i hung it from the beams in the attic to make a 3 sided rectangle. i hung an old bedsheet to make the fourth side, and this is where my project began for real.
I bought a 300w dual spectrum CFL and some seeds and away i went!
My soil is Muracle Grow - i know i need to improve this.
My nutes are baby bio in the early weeks and a flowering feed (2,2.5,4) later. - i know i need to improve these too.
at about 4 1/2 weeks i invested in another smaller 200W dual spectrum CFL and some mylar reflective sheeting.
my growroom is approx 1m x 0.5m x1m in hight, m,ylar on 3 sides and the roof and thick new white sheets form the fourth wall (and entrance)
i have a small desk fan circulating the air.
i now have my original 2 plants at almost 7 weeks, one at 3 weeks, one at 2 weeks and one at a week old.
total cost, including seeds, compost, pots, fan, lights, mylar etc -£132
My conditions are not optimum, but if i can harvest an Oz from each of these 5 plants, then i dont have to buy weed for best part of a year. even a quarter from each plant covers my costs, but i think i could pull that from the 2 of them already.
This is a great hobby, i have learned so much abot plants and growing in general. its a shame i have to hide in my attic to do it, but id rather than than visit some of the seedy shit holes i have gone to buy weed in the past.
Still keen to learn more so comments from experienced growers are always welcome and appreciated!