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    Tips and ideas for lowering costs of growing.

    Been there. Done that. And yes, being disabled poor is my situation. Over the span of around four years I've tinkered and brought in a few crops. I'm no master grower. But I've also learned the guys telling people a 1000W light is the only way to go are blowing smoke.
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    Tips and ideas for lowering costs of growing.

    I've found the cheapest nutreints for hydro to be GH Maxi series. It's solid, so it's shelf stable, you aren't paying for water to be shipped. And it seems to be balanced for tap water use. And that saves on water filtration costs. I keep looking for directions on turning Miracle Gro into a...
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    Tips and ideas for lowering costs of growing.

    Turn around, growth rates, cloning... I think cloning is essential to running a cheap setup. If someone is starting out dirt is the way to go for ease sake, but learning hydroponics is fun and will increase growth rates a lot. It also doesn't need to break the bank. A descent drip or aero...
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    Tips and ideas for lowering costs of growing.

    No arguments with this. It's science. What it doesn't say is that you need to spend hundreds of dollars on grow lights specifically.
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    Tips and ideas for lowering costs of growing.

    PAR is essentially a measurement of light emission within the photosynthetic range of 400-700nm. This represents the area of light that plants use for photosynthesis, or to grow. PAR is measured by the amount of micro moles of light per square meter per second. lu·men1 /ˈlo͞omən/ noun Physics...
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    Tips and ideas for lowering costs of growing.

    Not why I started the thread. But 'lumens' is a measure of light intensity. 'PAR' is a graphic measure of color spectrum emitted. Plants use more Red and Blue than Green. They also can use some non visible spectrums. But to grow a plant requires a minimum amount of lumens, the more the...
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    Tips and ideas for lowering costs of growing.

    There's all different terminology used, and misused when talking lights. I totally agree with that. Having watched dozens of videos where people have actually tested the claims of manufacturers I can safely say correct terms are almost never used by them. While par is a measurement of the...
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    Anyone make tinchures

    I've done a bottle of Everclear, and probably 10oz of leaves and twigs. I don't recommend my hair brained attempt to salvage every bit I could. It was emerald green when I was done, and tasted absolutely horrific. Having said that, one shot would do ya. Two and don't plan anything until...
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    is this light burn or calcium deficiency

    I can safely say it's most likely not light burn with LEDs at that height. As for what it exactly is, no idea.
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    Noob having fun with his Green Ladies!

    Once you get the idea, it's easy to play with.
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    Noob having fun with his Green Ladies!

    You can get 50 sprayer heads on EBAY for ~$5US. A 8foot half inch PVC pipe and cutter for ~$25 at a box store. A bag each of T joints and caps for ~$5 (I think 10 in each bag). And a 150pgh submersible water pump ~$10. Ya know, let me just assemble something I've done and take a photo. Hang on.
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    No male flowers

    I understand it's possible to encourage hermaphrodites by putting them into flower (<12 hour light cycle) and then bringing them out by going to a veg cycle. As I understand it, this can be done many times, and doing so encourages it. But I've yet to verify, though I intend to. I also really...
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    Noob having fun with his Green Ladies!

    I've done a complete deep water culture before, and aeroponic. Next going to try drip. I highly recommend aero or drip over deep water. Air compressors are loud and inefficient. One small submersible water pump, ~150 gph can run a six plant drip system. If setup in a particular way it'd...
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    Tips and ideas for lowering costs of growing.

    Currently in a high humidity area. Not so much in the winter, but summer humidity is easily 70+% in summer. My understanding is that plants make more resin in lower humidity to mitigate water loss. So while blooming the lower the hummidity the better. Otherwise, higher hummidities are great...
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    Tips and ideas for lowering costs of growing.

    Actually not planted at the moment. Hope to be soon. Many factors as anyone in the hobby knows. I do have a grow tent I use for veg until flower stage, and then it becomes my flowering point, unless a decent sized closet is available. When I was in the high desert it was easy to keep...
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    Putting my tail between my legs and asking for input.

    Only questions I can think of is temp and humidity. Otherwise looks like you're getting a A to me.
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    Fusion led lights.

    Be skeptical of LED lights specifically for growing. The price is almost always a premium for something sub-par. For vegging simple white is probably best. Simple, cheap LED shop lights. You can get enough at Walfart to approximate the '1200W' one for ~$240US. It also makes me wonder why a...
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    Tips and ideas for lowering costs of growing.

    I'm poor. And working that into my growing is important for my survival. Being disabled I'm always looking for the most efficient, and least expensive option. Having said that, I like to shoot for best possible results. Just throwing out ideas and work arounds I've come up with. Lights...
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    Help leaves are clawing down

    Final two weeks of bloom many insist a 'flush' or zero nutrient before harvest. If you know your strains blooming period, that should tell you the window. Otherwise, when the very small hairs on the buds start to turn amber is the traditional sign to harvest. You've got buds. It's down to...
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    Is this nute burn?

    And if you're ever out of rope, buy some hydrogen peroxide 3%, and just pour it over the roots. Completely saturate the area. It's my holly hand grenade.
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