First Time Indoor Grow and Need Advice!!! in the
The Grow Room forums; Yes you are allowed to link here.You should be able to put those lamps on y splitters i dont know ...
Yes you are allowed to link here.You should be able to put those lamps on y splitters i dont know if it will add up to 400 watts tho.
If you are trying to get a half pound I recommend using hid lights.It will be a big challenge to get that amount using floros or cfls.I would love to see it done.Not saying it cannot be done because it can but it would be much easier using 1 hid lamp than using 400 watt+ of cfls or floros.It will still consume the same amount of energy.
Thanks for the advice/input. Yeah here is my situation. "Let's put it this way. I am unemployed, have $0 source of income, and I'm starting college Jan. 2011.
I have somewhat of a disability due to surgery so I am really trying to find the CHEAPEST but most efficient way to grow my medicine as so that I can use what money I do have on more stressing matters.
I am using strains from previous bags of consumed medicine.
Most of the medicine around here [that I can afford] has seeds in it.
I honestly do not prefer the smoke of 99% of the "dro" around here and I do not enjoy the effects either. They are jam packed with nutrients or sprayed with Epsom salt to make them "shine" and "sparkle" when lit, its a real shame/scam going on that I won't buy into.
I even tried JWH-018 as a substitute because of it's ease of legal access and cheap price but you immediately feel you've that been poisoned with and unnatural, non-digestible, quite scary chemical.
I used it for about 2 months straight daily until I ran out and have been getting medicine around here since.
Anyways, now that you guys kind of understand my situation, maybe you can tailor your advice to fit my "requirements" for growing.
I have around $180-$210 coming in but I have no idea as to when or how to check because it is money owed from the state.
I plan on using this money for the initial set up, I see it this way, any strain will grow given the right care and nurturing, this in mind, I can spend all my cash on the set up and just grow some strains I already own.
After harvesting my first or second crop of medicine I will then in turn, be able to afford these pricey strains.
I do actually know some people with legit White Widow, Lowrider, and Lowlife strains of Auto-Fem+Auto-Bud seeds.
I hear people are having problems with hermaphrodites from the Auto-buds [not often but it seems the people who have the problem are repeat victims].
So I could actually [after investing] get these seeds for absolutely free as long as I share a portion of the medicinal harvest.
For now, I need some good strong plants to get me through the hellacious winters of eastern USA.e
I know I could probably grow 8 plants in an 8 sq.ft. area [using the 1 plant per sq.ft. tip I read] however, it is believed that growing only six will actually increase crop/harvest size and is a lot less dangerous that growing 8 plants indoors.
Is this information accurate/true?
I'm the kind of person to over-analyze and then re-over-analyze information until I believe I have what is the highest form of knowledge and truth on any given subject matter so this learning to grow indoors is probably the funnest thing I've done in my entire life [only being the first time, obviously there is better moments in life then growing indoors, just can't seem to find many ]"
Also check this out, they take 26watts of energy on your monthly bill while providing 130 watts equivalent. 3 Lamps would take up 78 watts on my monthly bill while providing 390watts to my plants.
I can even use 4 of these style lights providing me with 520watts for my plants at a price of only 104watts energy consumption. Does this make since to you guys?
I think with the right spectrum, and the months of countless hours of research, that I may be able to produce half a pound of sensimilla's in 2-3months indoors.
I plan to Mylar or paint the area [mylar most likely]. Then with the right nutrients and amount of light, 6 plants should produce a sufficient amount of bud for me and my partner at around an ounce or so a week. I would like to have 8 or 9 ounces drying while seedlings are growing to provide me another 8-9 ounces in 8-9 weeks.
I know this probably wont happen on my set up but I would like to at least get a good method going so I don't have to spend money on medicine while other investments should be made.
Thanks again and sorry for the length!
Okay you can start off with what you can get now and later on you can upgrade.
Originally Posted by DanKief
when they put the equivalent its equivalent to incandescent lights not a hps or mh so it will not be the same as using a 400 wat hps if you have 4 bulbs with the equiv watts.You want actual watts.
Last edited by wyteberrywidow; 09-07-2010 at 10:50 AM.
This is essential information and I appreciate not having to Google anything on my own!
You have helped me out a great deal and I appreciate it.
Any other useful info is appreciated as well.
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