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Doing it by the book
Hey all, I really want to have a go at growing, but I really don't know where to start, could someone please give me some advice straight up (starting from square one here ) on just growing in general, if you could link me to any videos that go through the whole process of growing, it'd be much appreciated as well.
To sum it all up, I want to get to know the whole process of germination to harvesting/curing well before I start out.
The Bible by Jorge Cervantes, it's available in all languages and is a great place to start learning. From there, you'll be able to ask the right questions. Another very popular writer is Ed Rosenthal (USA) and he is well respected in the industry. Greenhouse seeds have a lot of grow videos on Youtube. Have a search around but there is nothing better than the real experirence of growing. Put it this way, u could read 10 books on how to drive a car but it wouldn't be the same as actually experiencing it.
i agree with lady , get yourself more info that you can keep going back to during the grow process
george just does not get the weights neither do greenhouse king of cannabis you seen there soil grows.i just done 2 of there strains in there new hd grows on you tube got 10 of slhaze and 9 of bubba kush what they doing wrong.The best grow they ever done is the arjons ultra haze cannabis cup grow
best advice ...... Load a bowl and start reading everything you can. You can learn a lot here just by reading.
i am doing my first grow right now. i basically researched setup and design for almost 6 months and have been studying and reading everything about growing i could find for almost a year before i started. i still wasn't ready. i'm serious man...i read a ton of shit. halfway in to my first grow and i can already see all of the mistakes i made and info i didn't think about or know at the time. i have a couple pieces of advice for you.
determine a budget for your grow room and try and figure out a design. there are some threads in the design section where guys will help you design rooms and figure out which equipment you will need. getting a plan laid out and on paper is a huge help to determining how everything will fit and whether you need anything else. don't just wing it and throw something together.
second, grow in soil dude. hydro is just too much for a new grower i think. i made that mistake. gotta learn the plants first.
third, keep the nutrients as simple as possible. a good 2 part nute for veg and for flower and then maybe 1 additive for veg and another for flower. anything more and you might get overwhelmed. mixing up crazy nutrient formulas probably won't give you better results and will only lead to you killing your plants.
fourth, fuck the grow bibles and videos. they are fun to watch and you will definitely learn stuff from them but they are broad strokes tutorials. like the cliff notes to growing. i learned 500 times more by just scowering this site and reading post after post. read the stickies too. ask tons of questions. don't be afraid or think the question is stupid. the people here want to help for the most part and are really cool.
fifth, grow 1 or 2 strains max for the first few grows. the differences in strains and what they like is amazing. learn those strains and play with their limits before you start branching out into numerous strains.
sixth, keep a journal of everything. temps, humidity, ppm and ph of every feeding, etc... it's a great way to learn and a great reference to go back to.
lastly, when you are new to growing i think this is the most important. if something is going wrong and you don't know what it is you have a tendency to change like 5 different things. you change the pH, the ppm of the nutrient solution, move the lights up, add cal/mag, lower humidity, etc... well, if you fix the problem that's great but you will nevver know what caused it cause you changed like 10 things. change 1-2 things and give it a day or 2. this way will make it a lot easier to learn what the problem was so you can immediately notice and correct it the next time.
best of luck man...
The easiest and cheapest way to grow is outside in fabric grow bags or in raised beds using pre-mixed potting soil and organic fertilizers. The hardest thing about growing is dealing with nutrient deficiencies, consistent waterings, and pest control. Both of these are best learned through practice. If you are going to grow outside, check farmer almanacs or google frost dates. You want to make sure you plant as soon as possible, but always after the last frost. A frost is when the temps dip below 32*F for more then an hour.
When your growing inside, it's all about proper lighting. I guess an argument could be made that indoor is easier since you don't have to worry about pest, but then you need to learn proper wattages, proper light distance to the plant, controlling the smell and height, and of course the costs goes way up.
Eventually you'll need to pick a fertilizer. A lot people over spend and buy into these ridiculous nutrient lines and add dozens of different things without actually understanding that each product does. I would strongly suggest sticking to just one all-purpose fertilizer for your entire grow. While your growing your going to be seeing what other people have tried. Research their ingredients and learn how they work, then slowly introduce them one at a time to your second and third grow.
A real gardener is not a man who cultivates flowers; he is a man who cultivates the soil. Organic gardening is based on knowledge and techniques gathered over thousands of years, using sustainable and holistic approaches.
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