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Questions about Growing Weed with 5000k Cfls and 2700k
Posted 06 January 2013 - 08:05 AM
Posted 06 January 2013 - 10:09 AM
6500s are best to veg(mostly cause its all you can find in CFLs), and look for 2500s for flower, most times all you can get is 2700s. Thats fine, With CFLs I'd use x4 26w 6500k CFL's minimum 6000 lumens total per plant. Then for flower, id use x2 46w 2700k CFL's. The 2 of those 46 watters put off more lumens than x4 26 watters.
And I agree with kronicly, you cant expect much out of cups. Your tap root (Main root) mirrors your plant height typically. If your tap root can only go down 6inches, you will have a 5-8inch plant. and they dont produce much buds, dried and cured youd be getting 1-3g's per plant.
If you just get a 1 gallon (I always do 5gallon buckets.) your plant can do so much more. and with a plant that size, the more light the better. I've had CFL grows where I had x7 26w 6500k's on one plant with a reflector. Then I used x3 46w 2700k's for flower.
hope that helped.
Posted 06 January 2013 - 10:20 AM
But that's just the knowledge I have picked up in the past month or two playing with my grow.
Posted 06 January 2013 - 10:34 AM
EDIT: I mean something so wide it sacrifices depth. Depth > Width. like a 5 inch deep 12 inch wide and 18 inch long dish pan would be bad. But a 1 gallon cylidrical pot with a depth of 10" and maybe 8-12" around would be a bit better to avoid root strangulation.
Posted 06 January 2013 - 11:03 AM
Posted 06 January 2013 - 11:06 AM
Well ill see what i find around the house maybe some twice ass bigger cups would be fine? Or like about half the 2 litter soda bottles ill just cut the bottle in half... Would that be a lil better for the plant? And i want to do a party cup grow till i see sex of my plants since their some bag seeds of some dank... So once i see sex ill probobly transplant the females to something twice ass big and them get rid of the males once i found out wich ones i know they are. Im planting about 8 or 9 im hoping for atleast 3 females... I start bulind my grow box its 2 and a half feet tall and about 2 and half feet in depth and 2 feet wide.. Ill get more cfls along my grow for better production....
you need to buy growing pots. or tote of some sort at walmart. or a mop bucket or something.
Posted 06 January 2013 - 11:31 AM
Posted 06 January 2013 - 11:45 AM
Ill try to do my Best but i dont have much grow room if i didnt i would of transplant to gallon buckets. What i could do is transplant to half gallon pots... Would that be better? Ill transplant right when plants almost flowering or when its flowering for more production.. And i planned to Lst them to keep them short and the to scrog so they wont get to tall im thinkin of growing 4 plants most if i get 3 Females i could probobly squeeze the gallons pota in there but if i get more females then ill go with the half gallons for more plants and squeeze in what i can but lets see i plan on finishing my box today or tommorow then ill be starting a journal for help and to show u guys how it goes..
Sounds great man cant wait to see how it turns out for ya!
Posted 06 January 2013 - 12:23 PM
Posted 06 January 2013 - 01:27 PM
Thanks man you've really helped and thanks for the quick responses to!! and yea my box should be ready in more days at most because im makin it from scratch so ill be starting my journal soon there some bag seeds of some danky Kush i was smokin i always through them away but thought of keepin them this time and makin use of them
Cool throw the link to your journal in your sig when you have it up
Posted 07 January 2013 - 12:40 AM
Of course thats a vague estimate. If you let it go long, have good lighting and venting and its ahigh yielding strain with scrog and lst, you might get 2oz idk.
lots of dependent parameters once you have yur setup up i can give a better idea hopefully this would help you.
dont expect anything more than 3-15 grams off of those 1/2 gal pots again depending on setup.
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