I've knocked off the reaper last year is still in the frezzer but only a little wing leftI'm moving on to hot peppers next. Very excited!
That is exactly my dream.It doesn't take a ton of money to grow weed. Sure you can buy fancy expensive lights and all kinds of other doodads. I got my entire setup for under $500 and that includes 2 tents, a 600 watt HPS light, fan, filter and other odds and ends like timers. I've pulled well over a pound out of a 4 x 4 tent. More than enough to last me an entire year and I'm still doing 3 indoor grows a year. So plenty of weed without breaking the bank. And I've been using the same equipment for about 4 years.
I try and save money not spend it. You can upgrade constantly as new stuff comes out or you can reuse the same equipment until it stops working which is what I do. You can spend a ton of money but if you're just growing for personal smoke it doesn't make any sense to dump a bunch of money on equipment. I haven't bought weed in over 20 years. My $500 purchase 4 years ago has kept me in more weed than I need and I end up giving most of it away.
Many are of the mindset that you have to spend a bunch of money. You don't. And since you have not grown before it makes absolutely no sense to go out and buy the most expensive stuff out there. You might decide that growing isn't for you. I suggest you spend the bare minimum to grow a few plants first. I see too many people that spent 4-5 times what I spent only to end up with dismal results. You can spend all the money you want but if you can't grow a plant it's just wasted money.
Good luck if you decide to grow.