GhettoGrow - Beginners Journey to Harvest for less than $1500
Ok , Hi Everyone , Im Boyd Crowder, how are you , damn your eyes...(johnny cash)
This is my first grow,I sincerely hope you will grab a bucket of (bubbles) popcorn and join the show.
Ill get to poppin them nugs..
I quit cigs nye 1999. Im a lifelong pothead, started at 13 and im pushing 45. 30 odd years ...
I found out I like vaping by accident. My close friend turned me onto some wax n a stik and kinda fell into the whole scene. I bought a wax stik and some vape sticks and reacquired the habit of smoking nicotine again.
A weird thing happened: I bought some vape kit (ALOT over time TBH) and found some flavors I liked with nico (natch). My weed intake fell off ~80% as a result. Unexpected on my part. I still love to get a buzz, but Ive found I get alot more shit accomplished in life if I dont smoke 7-10 blunts a day.
So... I decided to make the thc vapeables and discovered youtube and SkunkPharm had a wealth of info. I made some. It was ... underwhelming.
I must say , I have a REALLY high tolerance for thc at this point in life. The beta testers loved my ejuice , but I felt there was more to be had from my perspective. I couldnt afford high grade source to slop in a pot on the stovetop and infuse just so I could take a pull in the meat isle of the local supermarket.
So I decided against my better judgement to put matters into my own hands.If I want to make kickass ejuice and wax, Id better control the entire chain.
Which leads me here. I too, did the whole "I watched a zillion videos and forum posts and now im growing" thing. Thing is, none of that research prepares you for actually breaking the law and creating a grow environment for MMJ. Actually doing it is what is teaching me more than a thousand hours on youtube ever could.
I decided my budget and started acquiring gear in january.
I had a budget of $1000.
I didnt worry about seeds or cuts, I assumed it would come in the the gathering faze. I was correct. Not everyone will have that result but I live in a large city and craigslist came through as I suspected.
So , in gathering, I met a IC member who LISTENED to me. I told him, "I wanna make medicine, topicals , vapeables and orals, for my wife who has rheumatoid arthritis, My mom who's early alzheimers , my immediate family and myself who has fair skin (freckles) and need treatment for skin cancers and dry spots". He gave me some Herijuana IBL and some Star Kush F2 seeds and said, "heres what you need".
I didnt pay much attention at the time , cause he also had some kit he was liquidating and I was all high on the deal.
Turns out , he knew exactly what he gifted me. The harrys are a very high thc breed (~28%), somewhat rare and sought after. The star kush , while 5% lower in thc, are another medicinal breed right there in my sweet zone.
So here I am, expanding the budget, cause I think I want another light and want to go full on rdwc.
Will you walk with me on this 1500$ beginners journey for some medicinal harvests ?
Make some new friends
Keep it under 1500$
Get .5-1 gpw
Recoup the 1500$ investment.
create a fully operational def star (rdwc).
Grow some high quality source medicine.
Acquire experts knowledge on our dark arts.
Make some kickass vapes and wax.
Gather info for future grows.
keep anal data.
take some great pics.
Get down to the nth degree on the entire grow.
So yeah , if you wanna see some seedlings pics , can i get a hellzyeah?
Id like to say after growing for 36 months now, dont do what i did;
dont spend 1500$ on hydro gear, especially dwc stuff
Save your money and go organic - spend those savings on quality gear - either elite clones or highend seeds