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I have been thinking about growing for a very long time. I think I am finally ready to give it a shot, but I have no idea where to start. My apartment has a balcony and plenty of sunlight, but I could also grow it indoors if needed. I know some dispensaries offer quality clones, but other than that I don't know what else is required to start growing. Does anyone have anyone have any advice on what I would need to get and do in order to set myself up for a successful grow?

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There are many methods, here's mine as an offer🤠

Growing indoors can be a bit costly.

If you have a spare room to grow in would be optimum.

Equipment I prefer...

A bucket system.

This has a controller bucket with two pumps set on timers.

Using 5 gallon buckets, the inside bucket has a sieve like a colander. It sits inside the outside bucket that has a hole near the bottom on the side. They come with connectors that go into the bottom bucket and connect hoses to as many other buckets as you choose to grow your plants.

the feed line to all the buckets connect to the controller bucket. Which usually has about four outlets on it.

I used a brand new 40 gallon trash can for my reservoir.

One pump for the controller bucket sits inside the 40 gallon reservoir, the other pump goes inside the controller bucket. Inside the controller bucket are a couple of float switches. When filling from the reservoir when switch is activated to assure the controller bucket doesn't overflow but that all buckets connected are evenly filled so the plants can be fed. When the timer reaches say 30 minutes then the other pump is activated. And all the plant buckets get drained as the reservoir is refilled from the controller bucket. However long you set it for say 6 hours then the feeding process will Begin Again and the reservoir will be emptied into the controller bucket filling all the plant buckets.

This is a easy and great way tforo grow, for the inside bucket can be pulled from the outer bucket that is connected by a hose to the controller bucket. If you're growing say 12 plants under four lights then you can easily move plants of the same height under the same light.

Medium to grow in.....

Rockwool cubes are about inch by inch square.

They can hold the nutrients when the bucket is drained so the plant can still get nutrition when there is no water in the bucket. Mixed 50/50 with clay balls assures for a good draining. The top 3 in of the bucket to the top of the bucket should be filled only with the clay balls so that it maintains a dry area near the base of the plant. This will help keep any unwanted algae or pests from being able to grow in a warm damp environment.

A very useful tool for the bucket system is a Hannah parts per million and total dissolved solids meter. This can help you understand how much nutrients you are feeding your plants, and if you need to add any more nutrients for a feeding.

You may begin at around say 800 parts per million and by flowering time be up to 2,500 parts per million.

Feeding...

There's many different nutrients out there. 321 Base come in three different containers and you mix them together for your food.

There's the base micro nutrient, vegetative nutrient and flowering nutrient. So for vegetation you put three parts vegetative nutrient two parts base micronutrient and one part flowering nutrient. As your growth cycle continues and your close to the flowering stage you may be using two parts grow nutrients two parts base micro nutrients and two parts flowering until you're in full flowering where it's three parts flowering nutrient Two parts base micro and one part vegetative nutrient.

Along with that vitamin b1 should be used for the majority of your grow.

you may choose other organic or non-organic nutrients to add do some research on it.

Lights...

There are two main spectrums to consider for growing.

Vegetative stage is good to use the blue green spectrum and can be found in a metal halide or LED light setup.

Flowering stage we want to cut out the blue-green spectrum and use orange yellow spectrum. Low pressure sodium lights are great for this again you can probably find LED lights for flowering too.

Indoors you can cut the growth cycle tremendously so you don't have to go 12 months like you would in an outdoor grow. Consider your break down in two week periods, one week for the plant to adapt and grow the second week for the plant to simply grow. Just like you or I, as a plant grows it requires more nutrition in its feeding. So the first week it adjusts as you're feeding increases. The second week it benefits and grows after adapting.

indoors you can grow the plant in vegetative state to the height you're looking for, probably around 3 foot tall, remember you're indoors and restricted by a ceiling.

Personally I like to go 13 weeks in flowering for a robust harvest. Many only go 12 weeks.

During the last two weeks of growth in flowering I like to fill my reservoir with only freshwater that has a pH at 5.5 to assure I flush out all residual nutrients.

There are many many ways to grow indoors this is just an offer of mine since I saw it no one was really offering much.

I hope they gave you a little bit of insight.

As for lighting LED is cheaper to run but I really love 600 watt metal halide for vegetative 1000 watt low pressure sodium for flowering.

600 watt metal halide has a very high bluegreen spectrum and soft lumens that have produced for me very lush vegetative growth. The 400 watt increase when switching to flowering and using 1000w low pressure sodium lights really brings a lot of trichomes out in my grows.

Peace, N8

Nathan-Archer: There are many methods, here's mine as an offer🤠

Growing indoors can be a bit costly.

If you have a spare room to grow in would be optimum.

Equipment I prefer...

A bucket system.

This has a controller bucket with two pumps set on timers.

Using 5 gallon buckets, the inside bucket has a sieve like a colander. It sits inside the outside bucket that has a hole near the bottom on the side. They come with connectors that go into the bottom bucket and connect hoses to as many other buckets as you choose to grow your plants.

the feed line to all the buckets connect to the controller bucket. Which usually has about four outlets on it.

I used a brand new 40 gallon trash can for my reservoir.

One pump for the controller bucket sits inside the 40 gallon reservoir, the other pump goes inside the controller bucket. Inside the controller bucket are a couple of float switches. When filling from the reservoir when switch is activated to assure the controller bucket doesn't overflow but that all buckets connected are evenly filled so the plants can be fed. When the timer reaches say 30 minutes then the other pump is activated. And all the plant buckets get drained as the reservoir is refilled from the controller bucket. However long you set it for say 6 hours then the feeding process will Begin Again and the reservoir will be emptied into the controller bucket filling all the plant buckets.

This is a easy and great way tforo grow, for the inside bucket can be pulled from the outer bucket that is connected by a hose to the controller bucket. If you're growing say 12 plants under four lights then you can easily move plants of the same height under the same light.

Medium to grow in.....

Rockwool cubes are about inch by inch square.

They can hold the nutrients when the bucket is drained so the plant can still get nutrition when there is no water in the bucket. Mixed 50/50 with clay balls assures for a good draining. The top 3 in of the bucket to the top of the bucket should be filled only with the clay balls so that it maintains a dry area near the base of the plant. This will help keep any unwanted algae or pests from being able to grow in a warm damp environment.

A very useful tool for the bucket system is a Hannah parts per million and total dissolved solids meter. This can help you understand how much nutrients you are feeding your plants, and if you need to add any more nutrients for a feeding.

You may begin at around say 800 parts per million and by flowering time be up to 2,500 parts per million.

Feeding...

There's many different nutrients out there. 321 Base come in three different containers and you mix them together for your food.

There's the base micro nutrient, vegetative nutrient and flowering nutrient. So for vegetation you put three parts vegetative nutrient two parts base micronutrient and one part flowering nutrient. As your growth cycle continues and your close to the flowering stage you may be using two parts grow nutrients two parts base micro nutrients and two parts flowering until you're in full flowering where it's three parts flowering nutrient Two parts base micro and one part vegetative nutrient.

Along with that vitamin b1 should be used for the majority of your grow.

you may choose other organic or non-organic nutrients to add do some research on it.

Lights...

There are two main spectrums to consider for growing.

Vegetative stage is good to use the blue green spectrum and can be found in a metal halide or LED light setup.

Flowering stage we want to cut out the blue-green spectrum and use orange yellow spectrum. Low pressure sodium lights are great for this again you can probably find LED lights for flowering too.

Indoors you can cut the growth cycle tremendously so you don't have to go 12 months like you would in an outdoor grow. Consider your break down in two week periods, one week for the plant to adapt and grow the second week for the plant to simply grow. Just like you or I, as a plant grows it requires more nutrition in its feeding. So the first week it adjusts as you're feeding increases. The second week it benefits and grows after adapting.

indoors you can grow the plant in vegetative state to the height you're looking for, probably around 3 foot tall, remember you're indoors and restricted by a ceiling.

Personally I like to go 13 weeks in flowering for a robust harvest. Many only go 12 weeks.

During the last two weeks of growth in flowering I like to fill my reservoir with only freshwater that has a pH at 5.5 to assure I flush out all residual nutrients.

There are many many ways to grow indoors this is just an offer of mine since I saw it no one was really offering much.

I hope they gave you a little bit of insight.

As for lighting LED is cheaper to run but I really love 600 watt metal halide for vegetative 1000 watt low pressure sodium for flowering.

600 watt metal halide has a very high bluegreen spectrum and soft lumens that have produced for me very lush vegetative growth. The 400 watt increase when switching to flowering and using 1000w low pressure sodium lights really brings a lot of trichomes out in my grows.

Peace, N8

Wow, this is everything I need and more in order to have a successful grow! Thank you so much for all the info!

feel free to ask me for tips on any aspects, ill share my experiences and hope it helps!🤠

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