I'm a medical grower and my partner is also a patient. She suffers from bipolar and epilepsy and cannabis is by far our favorite medication that she takes! It's the only one without side effects. She also sometimes suffers from cyclic vomiting, where she just can't stop retching for hours, long after she's voided her stomach. When this cycle occurs, the only things that have been able to help pull her out of it are cannabis or a trip to urgent care for an anti-nausea drug administered to her through an IV. We are so thankful for this medicine!
This thread is picking up towards the end of my first grow. My cycle is not yet fully established, but I currently have plants in late flower, veg, and have just taken some clones today as well. While this is my first time growing cannabis, I do have other horticultural experience and am an avid (outdoor) gardener. My first successful gardening experience was growing radishes and swiss chard to maturity under T12s, some years ago now.
This first grow has been a bit hap-hazard. I've been finding my way a bit and also getting my grow area set up while going through some other life events, though I expect things to begin settling down...eventually? Regardless, I will be refining my system significantly as I go.
These first plants have been grown with a mix of soils and nutrients. They've been fighting cal/mag deficiencies (almost certainly because I screwed up their PH beyond my understanding of how to fix) much of the way, but I'm very happy with where they're at. Also worth mentioning is they spent a long time in veg while I was getting my grow room ready. They've been extensively LST'd.
For this grow I have two 4x4 tents with two different lighting set-ups. The HPS tent has a 400w Philips HPS bulb (I initially thought it was a CMH) and ~400 watts of fancy T5 side-lighting. The LED tent has a Magnum Plus panel, two Blackstar 240 panels, and ~200 watts of T5 side-lighting. The HPS tent is drawing around 800 watts while the LED tent is drawing around 760.
The T5s I'm using are a mix of Flora Sun and Coral Wave aquarium bulbs that were specially chosen for enhanced PAR output. Each tent has a White Widow, Orange Crush, Northern Lights x Haze, and a Pineapple Express - all clones. Now, without further ado...
HPS Tent - Day 43 of 12/12
LED Tent - Day 43 of 12/12
I'll be back in a flash with some pictures of the White Widow and Orange Crush plants, which I brought out for a feeding today.