posted on Feb, 15 2012 @ 10:27 AM
Greetings fellow garden enthusiast!
I recommend that you look into soil to start your plants off. Seems really simple but it's got to be the most vital thing for a plant. I recommend you
buy litmus paper to check the pH of the soil regularly to make sure it stays in a "safe range" (6.4-7.4) as neutral as possible. Look into mixing the
soil with vermiculite and/or perlite from your local shop for extra nutrition. Mix a few broken eggshells in the soil for some carbon and an extra
Also, if you're working with limited space, I recommend you look into vertical growing tech. If you go out and buy wood, you can build a vertical
growing tree as high as you want that would increase growing potential and yield a ton. The growing tech I use uses planks placed symmetrically
stacked on each cross section on a metal rod with spacers in between to adjust for height. You can stack as many as you want!
Another important aspect is grow light. If you don't have access to sunlight, look into investing in LED bulbs. They can be pricey, around $30, but
they will make up for themselves in no-time. Not only do they emit a wider visible light spectrum than fluorescent lights, they are much more cost
effective only using a few watts and a hell of a lot less dangerous to a power bill. The wider spectrum will increase yield, growth rate and
everything for positive so make sure you check into lighting as much as you can.
These topics I mentioned have been the most influential to my own experience. As the poster above mentioned, look into a good heirloom seed. Heirloom
seeds are seeds passed down for generation, generally bred to keep the qualities and traits of the original as much as possible - meaning as far from
GMO as you can get. I wish you the best of luck with your experience! Growing is a very rewarding experience, you get to make life, make friends, and
give thanks to the earth all in one cycle! And it lasts as long as you want it too.
Before you get ready to harvest, make sure to flush the plants with a few cycles of nothing but good water to get the chemical taste out! You'll thank
me in the end for mentioning this
I live up north so the chill keeps me from growing year-round outside. It's a shame that authorities find indoor growing suspicious, its been one of
the most efficient choices I've ever made, for my heath and my wallet!
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