: Hey yíall, long time lurker but just made an account cause the collective experience, knowledge, and quality of this forum is unparalleled by anything close to it. Props to everybody on here whoís been doing this for however long, grown however many pounds and so forth, I salute ya - that said, Iím a young guy, almost exclusively grown outdoors, and thus want some advice and clarification to avoid any mistakes I may be prone to.
So, my background is purely outdoor guerilla in Minnesotaís deep north, now Iím doing the complete reverse - indoor closet grow in the Deep South. I have a spare mini closet that is just the right size for just the right strain.
: The closet is about 30 by 30 inched height and length, with about 26ish inches of depth/width. I only want to grow one plant - this is merely a test to see what Iím capable of indoors before/if I take it any further. As far as beyond basic techniques go Iíve only ever employed topping, are there any tricks to maybe shrink/conform my plant?
: Being in Americaís less than legal zone Iím under the impression Herbies is one of if not my only options and Iím happy with their selection. Yield wise Iíd really at least 75gs+. I make BHO and plan on doing so with at least 25% of my yield, hashplants seem pretty short and was wondering if it was feasible or anyone had suggestions. Iím willing to do an auto flower if it doesnít compromise the quality of potency or my ideal yield I live in a rental so shorter flowering is ideal. Resinous + compact + seed to chop in 4 months or less = perfect
: So all I know about lights is what I could soberly retain from MN indoor growers Iíve briefly met (not many where Iím from), so if anybody can advise, answer or correct these statements/questions itíd be appreciated: 75W is the necessary wattage to grow a healthy, potent, quality plant? LED is the most energy efficient means of growing? What kind of lighting do I need to churn out 2-3 high quality ounces? I donít want to be cheap but I donít want to buy something thatís overkill. Also, when I put up my reflective siding and flooring is there any best kind that improves any kind of variable? Is it safe to let a cords and such lay around on the reflective? I plan on using heavy duty extension cords to my closet. Should they be taped? Anything I can do to save energy?
: Iíve heard a lot of good things about vaportek via icmag. They make a passive system called the EZ-twist, it says it covers up to 2000+ sq ft of permeating malodors - but the device itself only costs 8$! - too good to be true? Are passive system in general ineffective? Can I get by on ozium gel or something? I feel like charcoal is a really expensive, albeit it almost too effective way to odor control one plant. Inline system is also complicated/overkill financially and productionally for what Iím doing. Worst case scenario are 1-3 clip fans enough? Our neighbors (apartments) are okay with me smoking, and not to say I donít trust them but this op is between me and myself if I can help it.
: What size gallon should I grow in? I find root size = bigger plants. Iím planning on doing potting soil, whatever looks good at the nursery, I know miracle gro is a no but but anything else I should watch out for? I live in Florida and donít know much about how humidity can be indoors, any good ways to maintain it? Iím deathly afraid of spider mites and mold, any good ways to pre-emergently prevent bad things like pests or climate from getting to your crop? I used neem oil outdoors on my buds and it worked pretty well, I also released 250 live ladybugs I ordered off the Internet into my trellis nets when I thought I had an aphid problem - granted the last effort was excessive and unproductive hence what Iím trying to avoid. Any way to keep the area ultra sterile?
I know Iíve asked probably 1000 questions, some that may not even be that necessary, but if anybody could point me in the right direction on just one of these questions youíd be helping out a future grower a lot. I miss living/growing in the bumfuck country, but with change comes adaptation. Floridaís drug dealers are less pleasant than Minnesotaís and I just plain old miss the feeling of growing. Thank you to this priceless community in advance for the all the badass information I can learn/apply here