Originally Posted by nice fella
Thank you, that's very nice of you. I'm brand new to growing. Read a few stickies on here, bought some beans and went for it!
I'm not sure if I'm going to add perlite or not. What do you think? I don't mind watering more than once a day, and I'm new to gardening in general so I worry about over/under watering.
I'm general general hydroponics basic nutrients fwiw.
Also: yesterday I put the hygrometer in the basement (where the tent is) and we're at about 68%F and 80 percent humidity down there...yikes.
Should I go ahead and buy the dehumidifier now? I assume I'll need it?
I always use perlite with my coco; @ approx 2 parts coco to 1 part perlite. I've tried straight coco before, but I found that the perlite adds extra oxygen and drainage to the root zone, which plants really like.
Personally I use 2 gal square pots with several holes drilled into the side walls for extra aeration, then drip those 3x during the lights on cycle, with approx 10% runoff into a catch basic, then wet vac out the catch basin when it fills up.
Dehumidifier is needed if you live in a humid area to avoid mold issues.
This is what I got right now @ 4 weeks flowering cycle, coco/perlite, drip, drain to waste, under quality LED lighting: