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Old 03-31-2019, 05:08 PM
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budget closet grow

Hi, I started this grow with almost no money and even less knowledge, any kind of help is greatly appreciated and needed.
All plants are automatic. I planted two Northern light seeds and two Kalashnikov seeds, so four plants in total.
The entire grow is located in a 1*1 m closet, my medium is coco, I have a 130-150 Watts halogen light and watering within 5-6 ph.
The seedlings sprouted on 22.3. so the plants are 10 days old today, I'm adding new equipment as the grow proceeds.
I'll be updating this journal soon, thanks for reading and have a lovely day.

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Old 04-04-2019, 09:48 AM
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I'm updating today since I'm running into a problem with the two Northern lights plants that are planted in the same pot. They started taking light from one another so I started low-stress training just to get them away from each other.
Also, I want to increase the humidity around the plants but humidifiers are not something I can dish out doe for right now, any suggestions on how to do that?
Old 04-08-2019, 12:24 AM
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I knew what I needed to do to start low-stress training but didn't know where to tie the wires down, so I just did what felt right.

Also, I had a little bit of burn on AK #2 because I messed up the ph in her batch of water I quickly corrected the ph and watered her again. She has recovered before the training and I hope there won't be any more problems with my ph.

Enjoy the pics and until next update, happy growing!



Old 04-12-2019, 07:33 PM
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Low-stress training is going pretty well, NL 1 plant has been really loving the new light exposure, others are not growing so aggressively, but I'm sure they'll catch up.
Right now I'm looking for some second hand led lights because I feel like I need a stronger light for the flowering stage 150 W isn't gonna be enough for a decent yield, I don't really know what I'm looking for yet but ill share more when I do.

Here are this week's pics:
Old 04-18-2019, 12:07 AM
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Big developments this week all the flowers have started to flower and I'm a little disappointed because I was hoping for a bit more growth but that's what I get for choosing to go through the autoflower raut. I also added a humidifier to the grow room and I'm thinking of adding a 250 W halogen light for boosting bud growth.

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Old 04-25-2019, 09:19 AM
update #5 new light!
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I finally got a decent light into my grow space, the platinum led P150. I also started looking into inline fans for ventilation I'm leaning towards the ac infinity cloudline 4' but that's for another day.
All the ladies seem to be loving the new light and are eating up the bloom additive that I slowly started to add to their water.
I think that's it for this update, enjoy the purple pics:





Old 04-30-2019, 10:56 PM
update #6 streching!!
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Just sharing some pics of crazy stretching after the flowering stage began.
Here are the pics:








Old 05-01-2019, 08:05 AM
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they look happy enough now with the new light shining on them I think maybe you should of put your journal in the new growers section it would get more attention but looks like its doing good
Old 05-02-2019, 03:55 PM
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just realized that, but I'll just start a new journal after this grow is done.
Thanks for the love FoxFace
Old 05-05-2019, 10:26 AM
update #7 new gear
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So i bought a new inline fan that pushes around 300 cfm which is more than enough for my little grow closet, right now I'm running it at a third of its speed. I also got a timer for the lights and a temp/humidity meter. I managed to go get my humidity from 58% to a steady 48% which is better but still not perfect for flowering :/

btw does anyone know how to set it so the pics come out larger, so people don't have to click on them to get a good look?

pics of the installed gear:









Old 05-13-2019, 12:33 PM
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I'm really seeing the buds fattening up, I have probably another 3 weeks to go so I'm expecting some pretty nice looking buds at the end.
Grow room has steady temps around 25 degrees (77 Fahrenheit) and humidity mostly around 40%-45%

These are the two northern lights:



and here are the AK 47's:



and here's the view from the top (all 4 plants):



close up of the AK 47:

Old 05-24-2019, 02:20 PM
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Sorry for not uploading this past week I have a lot of school stuff, but at the end of May I'll be done with all that and I was thinking of maybe starting a video journal for my next grow o.O

So here are the ladies all grown up, Ak 47 is just a week away from starting her 10-14 day flush:



Norden lights have two weeks to go before the flush.



"sea of green" ( not quite )



a sneak peek into the next grow on the way:
( bubblelicious from Sensi seeds and French cookies from T. H. seeds )
Old 06-04-2019, 04:45 AM
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That halogen light was your downfall - new light and growth look great!
Old 06-09-2019, 10:09 PM
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lookin good bro. I just ordered 135 watt 3000k + 660nm 135 watt QB for $120 on alibaba.com I love the new light and plan to get another in a few weeks. These are basically HLG lights but from the china factory for half the cost, even after shipping. Check out GeekLight on alibaba.com
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