Low Watts = High Yield!

Discussion in 'General Marijuana Growing' started by TheMightyS, Jan 1, 2010.

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    prebs

    prebs Active Member


    So true dude. Im a new grower for one and a broke college student for another. CFL's are cheap and from what I've seen and learned on this site. They can get the job done, and really well. I mean look at riddleme and what he's done. Amazing work there
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    svchop889

    svchop889 Well-Known Member

    well I'm not sure what you mean exactly but i put them on a day after I flushed because I suspected there was a build up of phosphorus because things were looking nute burnt, I have roots coming out of everywhere to be honest and its not because its looking for water i give it water soil moisture is optimum never saturated and i never let it get stone dry haven't over or under watered yet, I did what I did and its doing better now like I said that pic is 4 days old there is an improvement and it should improve more after the next watering when those pellets get washed down into the soil, I see your point on dissolving them though roots exposed to light is bad in all cases i just thought that it was interesting that they seemed to grow towards what they needed
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    riddleme

    riddleme Well-Known Member

    Awe come on don't tell him, I want my C-note :bigjoint:
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    svchop889

    svchop889 Well-Known Member

    Im out of college with no job trying to pay student loans and a credit card bill I cant even afford the right Nutrients as you can see lol I wish I could.
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    TheMightyS

    TheMightyS Well-Known Member

    Svc : Make your pots bigger :) I think thats a good sign that your pot has reached its max capacity. Mine did that and then i put them into bigger pots and bam, problem was solved and plant shot up. Used some sorta time-release nutrients aswell, you'd be able to feed your plants then aswell.

    Look on here for some soil mixes to do, it'll help ya out if you cant get any nutes :)
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    riddleme

    riddleme Well-Known Member

    I use Jack's Classic, it's $4.99 a tub, there web site has a zipcode search for a dealer near you check it out
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    prebs

    prebs Active Member

    Damn, yeah that does suck. Im trying to see if I can buy some nutes but I think im gona go all natural for now





    Hahaha. My bad bro.
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    svchop889

    svchop889 Well-Known Member

    lol if i transplanted every time this bitch need it i would have to just fill my 20 gallon rubermaid with dirt and flip another one upside down on top of it to hold the lights and fans
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    svchop889

    svchop889 Well-Known Member

    don't worry I know what I should be doing I just don't have the resources, its in a 4liter pot and has a canopy width of 6inches and would be 7inches tall if I wasn't doing LST, i think its just the phosphorus in the bloom nutes I've been using Phosphorus promotes root growth
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    Supreme Skunk

    Supreme Skunk Active Member

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    moshimoshi

    moshimoshi Active Member

    thoes low watt grows are actually really cool. the way i see it... even if you have all the tools... a lot of people still manage to jank up a grow. but some people don't even HAVE all of the proper tools and they are still pulling off nice nuggets. Rep+ to all my ghetto hommies lol
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    prebs

    prebs Active Member


    Haha. Thanks man. We do what we can with what little we have. Weed is a tough plant. Itll grow in so many off set conditions. That's what's so great about it
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    svchop889

    svchop889 Well-Known Member

    My Lights just came on and yes she looks much much better today I gave her some water just a little though this soil stays pretty moist I'm using Miracle grow Organic potting mix :( lol I had a ph issue as well, I had light nute burn nitrogen deficiency and a ph issue all at once right after a transplant and this bitch keeps kicking, the soil was acidic I flushed with some wood ash mixed in that took care of the phosphorus bild up and the pH(wood ash has NaOH or lye which is alkaline and was used for making soaps back in the old days) now those ortho rose pride pellets are giving her the nitro she needs, the bottle says one tsp every 6 months but thats for roses this isn't a rose........ sorry im just very happy its doing better I know I'm rambling on I will stop now anyone want to see pics?
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    shermy

    shermy Member

    hey, i thought i would show you some pics from my 'ghetto' grow. I'm growing 2 Cinderella 99 clones in my dresser with CFLs (1 42w and 1 26w per plant). They are just about to start week 7 of 12/12. Since its my 1st grow and i'm still learning, i'm not expecting too much from them...it's mostly for fun. Any comments are greatly appreciated.

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    svchop889

    svchop889 Well-Known Member

    man those are starange looking but theres lots of frosty nuggs so who gives a shit :)
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    shermy

    shermy Member

    i forgot to mention that I LST'd them (or at least tried to lol)...also i had to move to a new appartment(500km away i might add) while they were in their 5th week flowering, but they didn't seem to get too stressed about it.
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    BoTyKlr

    BoTyKlr Member

    Sum1 say low watts & Rubbermaid? Okay . . . I can do Ghetto.

    My grow cab; 2 rubbermaid totes stacked top 2 top(that had our Christmas lights in'em(lights are still up, gotta find a new home 4'em)), lined with the white boxes that Santa put close in. 2" hole cut in2 top tote that a drop light with 4 14w 2700k CFLs hangs thru. . . . This G13 mommie is stayin warm & well lit.

    Keepin it Ghetto, and cheap
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    socomplicated

    socomplicated Active Member

    thought id post some pics of my closet cfl bagseed grow... im currently on day 76 of 12-12 and getting ready to harvest as soon as my soil dries.. i didnt make a journal for this grow, although i wish i would have! im growing with 6 42w soft whites, and 2 26w daylight cfls. I started with less and bought a few more along the way.. i vegged for about 4 weeks. light schedule was 24 hrs the first two weeks, 18-6 the second two, and 12-12 for goin on 77 days now.. ill post pics from beginning to end to get an idea how it changed along the way... hope you guys enjoy!!!!:weed::weed::weed:

    ps. hope i posted enuf bud porn!! lol! and the last pics are of my trichs like two days ago under a 60x scope.

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    socomplicated

    socomplicated Active Member

    a great and cheap way to get good light reflection is go to wal-mart and buy an emergency blanket! theyre like a 6x8 piece of mylar and it works amazing! and its less than $3! if youre growing in a small space like i am, youll def have some to spare too..
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    svchop889

    svchop889 Well-Known Member

    bro.....bro its all good you have some nice buds going :) i just thought it looked a bit strange because of the proliferation of 3 bladed leaves.

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