First-timers are hesitant to grow marijuana because of the resources needed. With a little ingenuity and innovation, one can work around these little kinks to grow marijuana without going over your budget!
On this grow journal, you’ll learn about using a homemade grow tent to get optimal results!
- 2 AK-47 Autoflower
- 2 Amnesia Haze Autoflower
- 2 White Queen Feminized
- Homemade cylindrical grow tent
- 1 Galaxy Hydro 300 watt grow LED with six 27watt 6500 CFL bulbs
- Homemade charcoal filter
Location: United States
The homemade grow tent perfectly accommodates the plants! This grow tent is made of an EMT conduit and reflective bubble wrap. It also has a 4” muffin fan. When the lights are on, the temperature is at a cool 74°F and 62°F when they’re out. Everything looks good so far.
The plants are closer to the hanging UVB light because of these stools made from scrap wood and allow for more air flow inside the tent.
The humidity is maintained at 42%. Things seem to be doing well. All 6 of them have already sprouted. The seedlings were placed in LECA (lightweight expanded clay aggregate). This porous structure allows bacteria to grow and retain moisture.
For the first time, the plants will be few with 4mL of SLF 100 and 1 teaspoon of organic plant magic in a gallon of pH-balanced water. These nutrients should be enough to continue all 6 babies’ healthy growth!
Almost two weeks after sprouting, the plants are almost ready for some LST! All of the leaves are healthy, green and there are no brown spots!
The babies underwent a little LST today and they passed with flying colors! With the way things are going, multiple bud sites will probably pop up for a bigger yield! It seems they’re thriving in 35% humidity and air temperature 72°F.
Almost 30 days from sprouting and the girls are going crazy! They’re ready to flower!
As they’re flowering, the CFLs were changed from 6500 to 2700K. The ladies need more light now so their lamps were upgraded to 6-42 watts instead of 6-27 watts.
A week or so into flowering, the ladies still look good. However, the two White Queen plants were removed because they might be males. The extra light seems to be working but at this rate, the grow tent’s interior would run out of space!
The buds are filling up nicely. These little white hairs are growing more numerous each day!
In preparation for drying, this homemade drying bin was assembled with a computer fan for speed control that will help exhaust the grow tent. This should also help control the stink. Hope this low-cost alternative works!
Very happy with how the buds turned out! However, the space inside looks a little crowded.
Just like the weather, it’s getting cloudy. Harvest season is right around the corner!
The White Queen was taken out of the tent because there’s no more room! It’s now under 2 100watt CFL light bulbs.
Just some more bud porn! These are the AK47s inside the homemade grow tent.
Despite being outside the grow tent, this White Queen is a field of green!
Once these babies show more amber hairs, it’s be harvest season!
This homemade setup accomplished a problem-free growing cycle. One huge benefit of using homemade equipment is they allow you to be have greater control in creating a conducive environment for growing marijuana.
Have you ever used a DIY setup for your green babies?
Location: United States
You can learn from many resources online but growing marijuana also takes time, patience, and a little common sense. Make sure to download the free marijuana grow bible and learn to grow like a pro!