Hey All! Just getting setup here, please pardon our construction. It's been a long while since I've been able to grow, but the time is drawing near.
We recently bought a house with a (mostly) finished basement, and I'm going to be utilizing some of the unfinished space in the utility room (approx. 12' x 20') to build a roughly 6' x 9' room containing a 6' x 6' space for veg/flower and a 3' x 6' space for storage, possibly cloning, drying, etc...
I've always been a soil grower, going to keep that going here. Using KIS Organics Water-Only soil this time, something new for me. Had a cubic yard shipped and used all but about 1 cubic foot of it in my 4'x4'x18" bed. It's propped up on a metal hydroponics stand, which is a little larger than the bed, flipped upside down (I intentionally bought the stand for this purpose). I plan to get a big drain pan underneath and pipe any runoff into the floor drain outside the room.
For lights, I'll be using a self-built rig from Pacific Light Concepts using their "Photo Boost Strips" (https://www.pacificlightconcepts.com...-light-engine/
), each containing 96 Samsung 301B white lights and 4 CREE XP-G3 Photo Red. It is a spine-type setup with a center aluminum shaft, and 8 perpendicular shafts making it look like a spider. A total of 16 of the photo boost strips is expected to make about 600-660w at the wall. Haven't put it together just yet, but will report back once it's complete.
I dropped in a water line for a Tropf-Blumat irrigation system using their Maxi carrots (the longer ones) and Distribution Drippers for better coverage.
Will be using a 6" inline fan (not purchased yet) with carbon filter. Also considering installing a min-split HVAC system, but will run some tests first once the room is all setup. It's really cold down here in the middle of Summer, so not sure if I'll really need it or not yet.
For genetics, I've been collecting a lot of CSI Humboldt gear from Nspecta, mostly Bubba and Chem91 related hybrids with a few other freebies thrown in there. Also have an older pack of Bubba S1 from VerdantGreen; can't even remember when I bought them...2015? 2016? IDK...
Once the room is all setup and ready to go, my first run will be:
VerdantGreen - Bubba S1
CSI - Bubba S1
CSI - Mendocino Purple Kush (MPK)
CSI - Three Queens
CSI - Sugar Puffs
Other genetics in the stable for future runs are:
CSI - Double Take - (OG Kush* x Bubba Kush)
CSI - Double Trouble - (Fire OG Kush x Bubba Kush)
CSI - Great White Bubba - (Great White Shark x Bubba Kush)
CSI - Bubba's Coronary Kush - (Heart Attack Kush x Bubba Kush)
CSI - Good Ol' Days - (Panama Red x Bubba Kush)
CSI - Chemdog '91 S1
CSI - Chemdog '91 x Triangle Kush
CSI - Gator Bait
CSI - Dead Zone - (Patient Zero x Chemdog '91)
CSI - Chemdog '91 x Girl Scout Cookies
CSI - Girls Best Friend - (Girl Scout Cookies x Chemdog '91)
CSI - Cousin Stanky - (DJ Short Flo x Chemdog '91)
Pirates of the Emerald Triangle - Pine Tar Kush IBL
Pirates of the Emerald Triangle - Pakistani Chitral Kush IBL
Reservoir - Super Silver Sour Diesel Haze (SSSDH)
Dave Van Pot - God Bud
I have lots more work to do in setting the room up, and lots more info to document/share, but this is a start at least... Until next time!