Looks like a great start, man. Good seeds, good cab, i'll be rootin' for ya.
So after much consideration, I have decided to journal my first grow. I thought that since this is my first time it may be beneficial to show other what I am doing and perhaps have more success based on others assistance and observations.
So here goes ......
Plants - Purple Kush from seed (apparently feminized)
Cabinet - 2 chambers, each are 36"wide, 40"tall and 18" deep. I am going to veg all 4 in one chamber until I start to LST and then I will move so there are 2 plants in each chamber to flower. Cabinet is in my bedroom closet as it needs to be as stealthy as possible as there are curious minds in my house So far so good, fans are silent, no light leaks and the Cabinet IS locked just in case !!
Lights - Initially 6 X 26W CFL @ 6500K and will switch to 42W @ 2700K for flower above and move the 26W(6500) down the sides.
Ventilation - Currently one 80cfm in and one 80cfm out but currently I am supplementing temps with Ice until I change my set up. I am in the process of changing to putting both 80cfm fans to exhaust on the top of he cabinet and turning intake into passive. From the top, I ma going to run 6" ducting through the roof in a closet to exhaust into the attic with a 250cfm boost fan at the end. This should take care of my heat issues.
Temps - Currently averaging about 78 degrees with highs around 85 and lows around 74. With the exhaust situation currently I am having to make adjustments all the time to keep these temps in check. At the start there were a couple of time where the heat got away on me and went to over 90 degrees. One small fans blowing over ice to keep temps down and larger fan circulating air in the cabinet.
Time Line - seeds Germinated on December 11th, planted December 12th, Broke soil on December 13th, transplanted into 2 gallon pots today December 23rd.
Light Cycle - 24/0 and I plan on keeping this cycle until I start to flower.
Nutes - None yet as cotyledons are just coming off now but will start with PlantLife Grow Nutes in the next day or two.
Water - RO water with ph between 6.5 and about 6.8
Ok so here are the pics of the whole deal from Cabinet build to where we are currently. Any and ALL input, advice, or sarcasm is welcome and appreciated.
Seriously ? No one has anything to say ? There is NO WAY I am not doing SOMETHING Wrong !!!!
haha don't worry they will come. Just keep bumping your thread every day. I forgot to compliment you on that cab man, you must have put a shit load of time into that thing.
Thanks Zenith. I think I built it in a weekend but the constant changes to dial it in have sure taken some time,
Happy Holidays My Friend !
Dialing it in is almost more art than science lol you too, man!
The box looks amazing. I can't wait to see how they flower Good Luck and Happy Growing!
Thanks Indo. Happy Holidaze !!
ur gna have to start doing some research on LST'ing or makin a screen cause its gna get bushy in there! Great setup!