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What do you wish someone told you when you first started growing?

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Man there is a lot:

  • Always PH your water, even if it's an organic grow
  • Don't waste your time with lemon juice and bicab, use proper PH up and PH down (it won't really affect the microbes)
  • Do not waste your money on a cheap PH pen, get a good one outright
  • Don't waste your money on a humidity dome - not needed for seedlings or cuttings
  • There are great, cheap nutrients out there - BioBizz isn't necessarily the best and certainly not the most cost effective
  • Good genetics are worth the money, the US has some top shelf genetics. Look there for good shit, over the Netherlands
  • Watering is a PITA - get an automated watering system sooner than later
  • Fork out money for good lights!!
  • Organic grows are not really "better" than grows which do not make use of soil and/or organic nutrients

 

 

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Patience. Moderation with everything from water to nutrients, and more patience. The most common thing new growers do is over water and over feed.

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Don't grow shitty bagseed. 

Yes you might find a great plant... But nothing... And I mean nothing compares to decent genetics from the start. 

Get quality seeds!!! 

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Practice a more hands off approach than hands on. Especially with organic

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I believe their are very good local strains and there are guys who have selected very good phenotypes that they breed with and they are trying to preserve our local strains. Problem is we don't have space to grow out a thousand plants and selecting 10 or 15 to breed with. Legality is still the problem. I have heard of guys growing high thcv strains. But they are keeping those strains for themselves.

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Make sure you have a hygrometer to monitor your temp/humidity and good airflow in your grow space if indoors.

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HID lighting makes more heat than one thinks. I didn't think to negate the heat that my 400W MH would generate in my 80x80x180 tent in the beginning 😄

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For me the most important aspects of a successful grow is quality lights, soil and genetics.

So when starting out (indoor) invest in a quality light, when going outdoors you already have a quality light, the sun, so invest time and money in soil, either make your own or buy from a reputable source. Lastly genetics, fork out a few bucks for quality genetics, I mean you going to spend allot of time looking after the plant, might as well be worth it at the end. Not saying a random bagseed will not produce quality buds, but at the end of the day it's a bagseed, nothing more...

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 * Stop buying seeds, you'll never grow them all.
Hahaha, this is very true.
Gotta limit yourself at times too.

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1 hour ago, greenkush said:

 * Stop buying seeds, you'll never grow them all.

I'll help you if you happen to be in that situation 😁😉😜

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My 2c on the topic...

Wish someone told me that these plants hate been over cared for... especially in the beginning. When they pop their little selves out their shells, just leave them alone. Give them a few weeks and then you can start poking and pinching.

With regards to genetics... if you want to grow "local Landrace" then we only talking about 1 really, Durban Poison. And you better off buying DP seeds from a seed bank. If you want to grow bag seed indoors then you basically wasting money. It would be cheaper to go buy more of that weed. Electricity, Nutrients and many many other things becomes costly very quickly. Another mistake would be to grow that seed you found in indoor weed. 95% chance it was from a hermie.

The next part I will surely get some criticism but it's for everyone that's a similar grower to me(1000W hps lights/aircons/dehumidifiers/etc). The main thing I wish someone told me that if I want to grow the FIRE, I need to bite the bullet and buy regular seeds from true breeders. They crazy expensive but still way cheaper then many of the other components of a grow we fork out money for. 

Peace my brothers. I'm very passionate about this plant and my hopes are that one-day we will have all the BEST genetics floating around locally and we won't have to look at buying seeds from abroad. 

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Guys this is a very handy thread. Let's keep the discussion relevant to the topic please

 

*edit: I will be cleaning up this thread soon

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To make sure your Mothers you clone from have strong good genetics and the only way you can tell is by cloning first and then watching the crop. It takes time and effort.

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15 hours ago, Vanessa said:

To make sure your Mothers you clone from have strong good genetics and the only way you can tell is by cloning first and then watching the crop. It takes time and effort.

I agree. Keep the clone and flower the mother thou... You don't want to be keeping a big plant thats is in its prime growing stage around only to find its average. 

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