That's great... I allocate 4x4 for one plant. like everything in life it's how you set it up. look @kiwipaulie he has similar setup you seek. You sound like you have a grip on how fast and big your girls get. sounds like you're gonna need more space..Hi all. Not new to growing, but new to RIU. If I should have started a new thread please let me know and accept my apologies. Just trying not to clutter up the forum.
I'm finishing up my 2nd crop in my grow cabinet. I'd never have thought to do a vert grow but after some reading I'm really hyped about converting to vert. I'm currently running:
1,000 W HPS
Gen Hydro Rainforest 6 system
GH 3 part nutes and bloom supplements
My cabinet is 2'Dx4'Wx6'H
See pic below for my current crop.
I really like the trellis idea I've read about in this thread, attaching the plant to the inside wall of the trellis, then tying the branches as it grows. The yields I've seen by growers here are insane and I'm totally jealous!
I'm thinking of doing 3 or 4 plants, one each along the side walls, 2 along the back wall.
I'm thinking of keeping a clone of my Ice, and a Sour OG, both of which are in my current crop. I may keep using the Rainforest or I may have to switch back to DWC so they can have individual containters, allowing me to push them against the wall/trellis. I'll figure that out later.
So here's where I need advice:
1. Given my space restrictions, am I getting greedy by wanting 4 plants or should I scale back to 3. We typically prefer indicas or indie dominant blends so any ideas on ordering some new seeds and which breeders to add to my current duo would be appreciated. Mr. Nice's Medicine Man looks appealing and I've grown a good bit of White Rhino in the past so we may want to try it out. If anyone has done Rhino or Medicine Man vert I'd love to hear your thoughts.
2. For years I've done SOG grows so I've never really vegged more than a week before going 12/12. Should I stick with the 1/3 concept (as in the plants will roughly triple in size during flowering) or should I grow them closer to the ceiling of the cabinet and just prune them back to keep them under control? At what point should I flip to 12/12?
3. I currently have a horizontal hood. Where can I find an inexpensive fixture so I keep using my current ballast? Any recommendations? I'lll likely only have about 4.5' to 5' of vertical height when I factor in the hydro system. I'm guessing my 1000w light will be enough to sustain the vert grow I'm planning.
4. Also, I've seen discussions in the past about buying HID bulbs rated for vertical growing. Pardon my ignorance but is that BS?
I'm really amped about doing this. Hoping for some good feedback. Thanks in advance!
This is unnecessary with the directional nature of LED lighting.I think of the arrangement of chips inside the typical LED "light bulb".
It amounts to a hexagonal approximation of a circle.
We will see. :0)