So I’ve been away from here for a while now, and it’s time to get set up again!
Long story short, I had to move home and to a new city, pretty quick. In the process, had to get rid of all my equipment, and my seed collection got left behind in the rush. (Aprox 500+ seeds, original Bodhi Packs, f2s, breeding projects I’d been working on and freebies from members of this forum) all gone .
But the good news, I’ve built a new Led light, set up a new tent and mixed a fresh batch of organic soil!
So let’s getting going!!!
Setup looks like this.
Budbox intermediate white interior tent 75cmx75cmx160cm.
RadAir 4" extractor with rhino hobby filter.
X2 clip fans.
(Waiting on thermometer and hygrometer to arrive, so don’t have readings yet).
Led light is a homemade DIY job.
8 x 23w TCI strip lights. (X6 4000k x2 3000k)
All fitted to a 5mm aluminium plate, so the whole thing is a heatsink.
I’ve wired it with two switches so I can have either
*x4 4000k strips
*x2 4000k & x2 3000k strips
*all 8 strips on
It’s giving off roughly 1200ppfd at 10" from light with all 8 strips on. So should be plenty of light come flower.
After dabbling with organics in my previous grows, I was wondering wether I should try that route again, or go for a bottle nutrient type grow.
I settled on the organics, for a few reasons.
Firstly, I love growing plants. I love the science behind it, and I really enjoy the time spent learning and putting knowledge into practice to achieve results.
Because I chose to go for a organics grow, I decided to fill the small space I have with as much soil as possible, so I bought a 60cmx60xmx30cm fabric bed (holds roughly 90ltrs/24gal as I’m not filling to the brim)
I’ve been an avid watcher of the Build A Soil youtube for years now, and I’m keen to try some of the new things I’ve learned since my last organics run. And this time around I’ve mad my own mix from scratch.
Soil mix recipe is as follows.
50ltr Sheep’s wool/bracken compost (peat free)
15ltr worm castings
5ltr birchwood biochar
Neam meal 1 cup
Alfalfa meal 1cup
Malted Barley 1cup
Insect frass 0.5 cup
Kelp meal 1cup
Powdered Aloe 0.5 cup
Fish Meal 1 cup
Gypsum 2 cups
Basalt 3 cups
Mycorrhizal fungi 0.25 cup
All mixed by hand didn’t really have a choice, but it was fun to get my hand dirty.
Purple Diesel Daze fem
Berry OG Kush fem
No doubt I’ve missed something, but I’ll keep updating this as I go, and add any info I may have missed.
I’m always happy to learn and share my experiences so would love to have people chime in, drop some comments, lesve some good vibes, whatever really.