new grower help

Discussion in 'First Time Marijuana Growers' started by kushykush11, Apr 7, 2016.

  1. Hello i am a first time grower currently growing in two cardboard boxes stacked on top of each other. i know thats not good but my funds are very limited as in i have none at the moment. I am using alu-foil for reflective purposes i know this can cause hot spots. so the first chance i get i will be switching it out for some mylar the soil i am using is Promix organic premium vegetable and herb mix for my lights i have two phillips 45 watt 6500k CFL bulbs and two phillips agro 75 watt flood light bulbs ( theres not much about them on the internet so i'm not sure if they are good at all but they say they are for growing plants) i am currently growing four sativa romulan haze plants and one unknown indica bag seed the indica is about two weeks old the rest of the plants are about 4-5 days old any tips or ideas as to what i could do to better my grow would be greatly appreciated just please keep in mind i am on a very very tight budget. ps i know i need more light but it will have to wait a few weeks when i can afford to get them..:thankyou::icgreen:
     
  2. sorry the cfl bulbs use 45 watts but put out 150watts each
     
  3. Better lights.

    The flood lights are just going to cook your plants

    Get more cfls in there
     
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  4. Upload the picture again it's not linked

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  5. And I grow with cfls, read up more on how cfls light travels. That "150 watt equivalency" isn't true in terms of growing.

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  6. Cfls produce light at a very minimal distance, so you need more bulbs. 2 23 watt cfls are going to do you much better than 1 45 watt because of light efficiency

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  8. You can't see the pics? I don't think them Argo lights are for cannabis? When I was starting out with Cfl's I asked GC and people said you can't. But someone may say something different. I'm sure they were $10 to $15 each. Buy more Cfl's! I was using 3/26 watt Cfl's per plant. It's good enough for veg. But when they flower your gonna need more light!
    Good Luck


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  9. Yeah those floods are gonna do more harm then help

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  10. Ok then should i just remove the floods then? I would only be able to run the 2 cfls for about another week or 2 until payday on 4 plants i have no idea what to do here lol. I will do my research on growing with cfls a bit more if anyone knows of good videos for that it would be appreciated.:thankyou::Love-Plant:
     
  11. this dudes A G

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  12. But keep the lights on until you can replace them, you don't want to shock the plants

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  13. thanks that helped quite a bit.. I came into some money and bought a four pack of 23 watt cfls to go with the bigger cfls i have now i took out the other lights and made a reflector out of a aluminum turkey pan will upload pics if needed will this suffice for 3 plants ? i also just transplanted my oldest plant into a 1.5 gallon pot because my store didnt have anything bigger.. i am feeding them unsulphured molasses diluted in a gallon jug they seem to be liking it. I was wondering if i need to feed them pure water in between feedings or if it mattered until i need to flush them..
     
  14. Yeah at that size pot your fine but I wouldn't go bigger, the root ball is generally gonna determine the height.

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  15. ok cool thanks i was wondering how often i should feed my plants the molasses mixture?
     
  16. I've never even heard of that so I couldn't tell you.

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