!!!!!!need Help To Grow 1 Plant In A Closet Cheaply!!!!!!

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    rollupthatganja

    rollupthatganja Active Member

    dear whoever can help me,
    i need step by step instructions on how to grow just one plant in a 2ft by 2ft area. if you can help i need to know everything to buy, but i am on a budget i don't need anything fancy just the minimum to make the plant grow.
    i also need to know how to keep the stink away from anybody who might go into my room. any info on this will be greatly appreciated.:joint: happy toking.
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    SocataSmoker

    SocataSmoker Well-Known Member

    Barnes and Noble, buy SeeMoreBuds' '8oz for less than $100' book. I hope you're not doing this in your parents house...
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    sasha09022002

    sasha09022002 Well-Known Member

    Are you going to grow in soil or hydro?
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    jtl567

    jtl567 Active Member

    1. Look into using Compact fluorescent lights, i used led cause its cheap, but cfl's are cheaper.

    2. basic potting soil, miraclegrow, lots of people here use scotts or, i think its called fox farms or something.

    3. You wont need nutrients till they get bigger and they are not very expensive. I bet you could do it for under 100 dollars no problem. possibly under 65
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    rollupthatganja

    rollupthatganja Active Member

    im gonna grow in soil.
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    rollupthatganja

    rollupthatganja Active Member

    really... damn thats cheap will a 2x2 place be big enough?
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    rollupthatganja

    rollupthatganja Active Member

    no im not its in my backyard shed but my neighbors will get a bit nosy if they smell marijuana.
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    sasha09022002

    sasha09022002 Well-Known Member

    Then I'd say for several weeks you would get away with soil, lights, seeds, (obviously:mrgreen:) and water. Smell shouldn't be a problem for a while yet.
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    rollupthatganja

    rollupthatganja Active Member

    alright thanks. making my trip to home depot purdy soon. anyone with a shopping list i could use?
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    sasha09022002

    sasha09022002 Well-Known Member

    All the cfl's you can use and if your grow area isn't flat white you'll need some mylar to cover the walls. Is heat going to be an issue when you switch to flowering?
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    rollupthatganja

    rollupthatganja Active Member

    i dont know this is my first experience growing so what do i need to keep it a certain temperature?
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    sasha09022002

    sasha09022002 Well-Known Member

    With the CFLs temp shouldn't be too much of a problem, its only when you switch bulbs for flowering that things really heat up. As things progress you'll be able to tell what you need. Oh yeah add a thermometer to your list. You'll want to monitor your temp.
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    SocataSmoker

    SocataSmoker Well-Known Member

    Remember to get the CFL's in the blue package that say "Daylight" on them for vegging, make sure the CFL is at least a 100w equivalent which would come out to a 23w CFL bulb, it'll say both wattages. On the side of the bottom "ballast" of the bulb, you should see a number with a K at the end, you're looking for somewhere between 5500k and 6500k for vegging, and on the box itself you should have a box that'll cite the lumen output, you're looking for 1300-1600lumens, the more lumens the better! Here was my simple shopping list for home depot:

    - MG Potting Soil (not really the best but for your first, go for it)
    - MG/Shulz/or Scotts Perlite (need this!)
    - 3 Gallon pot (if you're just growing one, a 3 gal pot will let your plant grow nice and fat, base your pot size on your vertical height limit, not 2 feet I hope)
    - 6 23-26w DAYLIGHT CFL's in the blue box.
    - Watering can
    - 4 Light hanging bathroom wall fixture (for the lights, these are cheap actually, Hampton Bay)
    - 2 Y-Splitters for the lights
    - Thermometer (must have)
    - PH tester (must have)
    - PPM tester (optional)

    That's all I think... should cost ya a total of around $100-115 bucks.
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    rollupthatganja

    rollupthatganja Active Member

    thanks guys for the help i apprecatie it
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    rollupthatganja

    rollupthatganja Active Member

    what would be the least but best ammount of time that i would be looking to put into this plant like how many weeks, months??
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    BigBudBalls

    BigBudBalls Well-Known Member

    2x2. Great for a single plant.

    I'd suggest planting a bunch of seeds (say 5+?) and let them veg *well* check the prefloweres and find the females. Then take clones of the best females of the bunch, once the clones root, toss the momma into flowering (12/12) and keep the rooted clones in veg (18/6 or 24/0)
    Let the momma flower as the clones grow.

    Harvest momma when due. Put in a couple of clones and repeat (taking cuttings of the clones once big enough)

    Lighting? More the better. I'm not getting into the CFL vs HPS vs MH debate. All seem to work when you work with in what they can do.


    Happy puffin
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    SocataSmoker

    SocataSmoker Well-Known Member

    Also I was mistaken, my 100w equivalent CFL's are 27w, not 23w... so get 27w CFL's.
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    BigBudBalls

    BigBudBalls Well-Known Member

    it will *USE* 27 watts. the output 'equivalent' is what it says on the box. ie: 100W.


    (damn marketing)
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    RandomJesus

    RandomJesus Well-Known Member

    One plant? why bother?
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    SocataSmoker

    SocataSmoker Well-Known Member


    Hehe yeah, it'll have 100w in bold font, then beside it it'll say 27w. And honestly, give yourself a 50/50 chance, plant 2.

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