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Poor Man’s Grow With Home Depot LED Lighting

  • Dec 18, 2018
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  • Ricky11
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    • Dec 18, 2018
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  • Oldbear
    Well-Known Member

    Hello Ricky . welcome to the best cannabis site in the world.

    Great start on your grow. You have some nice looking young ladies there. I think you are going about this in a smart way. A modest investment, basic gear to find out if growing is something you will enjoy. You can upgrade and add various components – like a fancy light system – later on.

    Look forward to your updates.

    One suggestion – be careful with that soil and possible overwatering. There is a lot less drainage material (the white bits) in that mix than is suggested. 25% by volume would be about minimum and some go as high as 100%. Good luck.

    • Dec 18, 2018
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    Ricky11
    Member

    Hello Ricky . welcome to the best cannabis site in the world.

    Great start on your grow. You have some nice looking young ladies there. I think you are going about this in a smart way. A modest investment, basic gear to find out if growing is something you will enjoy. You can upgrade and add various components – like a fancy light system – later on.

    Look forward to your updates.

    One suggestion – be careful with that soil and possible overwatering. There is a lot less drainage material (the white bits) in that mix than is suggested. 25% by volume would be about minimum and some go as high as 100%. Good luck.

    • Dec 18, 2018
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  • Emilya
    Member of the Month: Mar 2019 – Grow Journal of the Month: Jan 2020
    • Dec 18, 2018
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  • Oldbear
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    From what Ive read on here, 36 inches above soil is a good benchmark. Thats a more or less figure and there are lots of variables.

    Is there slow release fertilizer in that soil? If yes you may not need to add any.

    I have only grown autos outdoors but @AKgramma has a lot of indoor auto experience. She can advise on how much nutes and when if she stops by. Others will too.

    • Dec 18, 2018
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  • TriangleCheese
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    Nice title Rick And welcome to 420 MAG

    One of my friends got a job on a major electronic components company. He is specialised on LED sales and he said that eventhough the label on most of the products say CREE, like the chips on my DIY LED kit, they are fake. That is not a problem but the amount of light decreases dramatically. Your setup looks proper for early veg. but I really suggest you to invest more on lights. I just bought Viparspectra reflector series and I think their price is real fair. If you decide to buy one of these, get the red boosted version for better flowering. It would be even better if you get a Growant kit with Osram Horticulture LED’s. They will definately improve the yield and quality. You will spent at least 4 months for a proper grow and you should get a good result to make it worth your while.

    • Dec 18, 2018
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    Ricky11
    Member
    • Dec 18, 2018
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  • Emilya
    Member of the Month: Mar 2019 – Grow Journal of the Month: Jan 2020
    • Dec 18, 2018
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    Ricky11
    Member

    From what Ive read on here, 36 inches above soil is a good benchmark. Thats a more or less figure and there are lots of variables.

    Is there slow release fertilizer in that soil? If yes you may not need to add any.

    I have only grown autos outdoors but @AKgramma has a lot of indoor auto experience. She can advise on how much nutes and when if she stops by. Others will too.

    • Dec 18, 2018
    • Thread starter
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    Ricky11
    Member

    Nice title Rick And welcome to 420 MAG

    One of my friends got a job on a major electronic components company. He is specialised on LED sales and he said that eventhough the label on most of the products say CREE, like the chips on my DIY LED kit, they are fake. That is not a problem but the amount of light decreases dramatically. Your setup looks proper for early veg. but I really suggest you to invest more on lights. I just bought Viparspectra reflector series and I think their price is real fair. If you decide to buy one of these, get the red boosted version for better flowering. It would be even better if you get a Growant kit with Osram Horticulture LED’s. They will definately improve the yield and quality. You will spent at least 4 months for a proper grow and you should get a good result to make it worth your while.

    So I had posted this in the "introduce yourself" thread and decided it would be better here since I'm going to continuously upload progress and photos… ]]>