Hi fellow farmers, I am going to show you how I grow
I am not in the forums too often but i will try to update my grow report frequently!
A Dutch elite clone that was very popular about a decade ago. Nowadays it is hard to find, but I was lucky enough to get this strain from a local clone shop some time ago. The exact origin of the plant is unknown, but it is supposed that it is a cross of Northern Lights and White Widow. I like to grow this strain as it produces very resinous buds of high quality and a good yield. 9 weeks of flowering. I planted 25 cuts (~17 per m²)
This one needs no introduction I guess
With this strain I scored my highest harvests and because the flowers are not very dense the head buds look enormous. Can be harvested after 9 weeks (Serious Seeds recommends that time for highest THC content) but will produce heavier buds if kept for an extra week or two. Quality-wise in my opinion the Chronic is much better than her reputation here on these forums but I have to admit one gets bored by the smoke more quickly than with other strains. Chronic plants are medium-sized but take much horizontal space, so I grow 20 (~14 per m²).
A grow tent which measures 2,4 x 1,2 x 2 m. I like grow tents as they are easy to set up and demount. Also they provide an extra layer of security concerning water leakage or perfidious light rays.
Two dimmable 600W electronic ballasts, equipped with adjustable Gavita Hortistar reflectors and Philips SON-T Greenpower bulbs. I am very happy with my lighting setup, especially the dimming function turned out to be very useful for starting clones with a lower intensity of light. Ballasts and reflectors are neatly processed, nd the reflecting parts are exchangeable.
Coco Slabs from Bio Nova. Coco slabs are the medium of my choice as they are economic and easy to work with once they are expanded and flushed. I reuse them up to three times and I did not notice a negative effect on the harvest over time. The condition for reusing your medium is of course a pest-free grow.
I have a recirculating system with a small 45 liter reservoir. Each plant gets fed by a spaghetti tube and a dripper. Recirculating coco systems seem to be not the common practice, but for me they work petty well. Of course it is necessary to use a filter and I also found that smaller pumps with less power result in less clogged tubes. Of course occasionally a tube gets clogged, but then it is easily spotted because I use drippers and quickly changed.
I use Canna Coco A+B, Canna PK13/14 and Cannazyme that is supposed to keep the medium clean by flushing excessing salts from the medium. I stick closely to the Canna scheme with normal fertilization dose (can be found on their website), but I usually lower the EC -0,1 or -0,2 during the weeks 3-6 of flowering depending on the strain.
I stopped using other products like to rooting stimulants and bud boosters because I don't think they are worth their money and I have my reasons to doubt they are working.
Air & filtration:
A S&P TD-1000 Silent Ventilator with 200mm silenced air tubes provides fresh air and a Presh carbon filter keeps me and my plants safe.