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[Sticky] Beginners Guide to growing Cannabis Indoors  

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dR
 dR
(@dryken)
Stoner Admin

GrowWithUsToday

Now that growing Cannabis is becoming more legal worldwide , more and more people wanting to invest in their first gardens. Budgets are low, excitement is high we've all been there. Here is my beginners guide to growing some decent cannabis indoors. 

My goal is to build a purchase list of quality beginner products. 

Before we start :

Measure out your grow area so we can find you the perfect sized Tent!

Here is my recommendations for a solid first time grow.

Products :

Tents  :

VIVOSUN Horticulture 48"x24"x60"  Low Profile

Mars Hydro 2'x4'x5' 11"

With the tent being 4 feet by 2 feet you have a total of 8 square feet.

VIVOSUN 36"x36"x72" 

With the tent being 3 feet by 3 feet you have a total of 9 square feet.

We need to know the full square footage so we can purchase a light that will work.

Light :

Burple : VIPARSPECTRA UL Certified Reflector-Series 900W

QB : ALTERNATIVES - @Xeen LED buyers guide.

We need to look into the specifications of the grow light to answer the question; Why this light?

The Actual wattage of this light is 405 Watts! you are paying less then a dollar/watt which is great on the budget! Coverage is more then enough for whichever tent you choose, with the 8 sq/ft or 9 sq/ft total grow space you are pulling in 50Watts/sq or 45Watts/sq which is at the TOP of the "good yield spectrum".

I have written some other information about LED grow lights on the Forum check them out : 

Par vs Lumens

Advertised vs Actual Wattage

Fans : 

Air flow is very important when it comes to growing indoor Cannabis. Stale air = mold = bad... so lets not do that.

Exhaust - VIVOSUN 4" 203 CFM Inline

If you are worried about smell a Carbon filter is a must! Anything with Virgin Australian activated charcoal are going to work.

Air intake Fan - VIVOSUN 4" 203 CFM Inline (Optional)

Most grow tents come with Passive air intake screens, but I always recommend getting a air intake fan because when it comes to flowering your crop you need to maintain total darkness during Lights off. As you can see I linked the same inline fan as the Exhaust and this is for one reason only... Variable Speed controller, this way we can dial in our Air movement. 

Interior Fans - Different Types work

Oscillating Pole mounted Fans are the best if you can find them! I posted Vivosuns Model along with Secret Jardins here on the forum. The main goal here is to keep air movement on the plants to strengthen the stalk. I use a Tower fan and   

Other:

These Items are still very important!

Dehumidifier / Humidifier - It is important to be able to change your humidity levels while you are growing. 

  • Germination / Seedling - High Humidity 60-65%+ is optimal¬†
  • Vegetation stage - 50-60%
  • Flowering stage - 40-45% (To high causes mold!)

Water pH / TDS Meters - pH level in watering is one of the leading causes of plant deficiencies. 

Jewelers Loupe - I know what you are thinking.. wtf? Well how else you going to know when to Harvest? Or when you have a tiny pest problem, or maybe trying to figure out the plants sex? Yea... they are handy!

Fabric Smart Pots - 5 and 3 Gallon fabric pots are the most common for indoor growers. In a tent the size I recommend if growing only 2-3 Plants use 5 Gallon pots and if you are planing to grow more lower the size of pot to 3 Gallon so you don't over grow your space. 

Rope Hangers - Most lights and equipment come with stationary hangers that just doesn't give you enough vertical movement. These Rope Hangers are perfect for hanging Lights, and other equipment. 

4" Duct / 6" Duct - You will need which ever size your inline fans are to finalize your environment controls. 

Environmental Controls - Anything that will show you an accurate Humidity / Temperature measurement. Check out these; AcuRite Pro Accuracy Monitor | ThermoPro TP53 both have built in magnets.  

Timers / Cords - Any smart timer will work this way you can control your setup via cellphone! I would look into getting a new 8 + socket power bar so you wont have to worry about running out. 

Scale / Syringe - Powdered Nutrients like Mega Crop require you to weight out before mixing others you'd use small Syringes to get accurate mixtures. 

Nutrients : 

Now that you have everything you need to build your indoor grow setup, Here is a list of nutrients I recommend to keep those plants healthy.

Growing Medium : 

Pro-Mix HP is a good high porosity soilless medium that is hard to over water and mycorrhizae added from factory so perfect for a first time grower! 

Setup
Please note this is a setup based around growing for personal consumption. 

ūüĆĪCannabis Live Grow : https://www.twitch.tv/thebudlabca

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Posted : 24/01/2019 4:32 pm
Bruceerete
(@brandleyt)
Dirt

Does the density of the planting depend on the variety? As far as I understand the bigger the plant the more pot it needs. And as for the distance between the differences, what it should be if the plants of different varieties. Because I'm new to this business, ordered on  https://en.konoplisemena.com several types of seeds, and want to grow a clean product so that their pollen is not mixed.

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Posted : 21/02/2019 10:32 am
dR
 dR
(@dryken)
Stoner Admin
Posted by: Bruceerete

Does the density of the planting depend on the variety? As far as I understand the bigger the plant the more pot it needs. And as for the distance between the differences, what it should be if the plants of different varieties. Because I'm new to this business, ordered on  https://en.konoplisemena.com several types of seeds, and want to grow a clean product so that their pollen is not mixed.

Every plant grows differently, I always recommend getting quality Genetics to start (Dutch-Passion, Dinafem, and Humboldt Seed Company are good). If you are growing Feminized seeds you won't have a pollen issue. You do not grow Female / Male cannabis plants within the same garden. 

ūüĆĪCannabis Live Grow : https://www.twitch.tv/thebudlabca

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Posted : 21/02/2019 4:15 pm