I’m thinking down the road to my first major investment in lighting. The choices between HID, T5, LED, CFL.
I am leaning towards T5, sea of green. Starting with a 2’x4′ cabinet as short as I can make it. Then as I continue, adding more and more cabinets floor to ceiling.
I’m trying to plan ahead here. I’m thinking if I use short wide pots that would help keep plant height low and bushy right?
Thinking something like 3" high pots, but 6"x6" wide squares. Could fit 4 deep and 8 across, so 32 plants per shelf under 4′ T5 bulbs. The ultimate goal of mine would be short plants (under 1′) that yield 1/4oz each. Do you think thats viable? Do you think with proper planning you could make a growbox no higher then 2′ tall to take plants through the full flowering process?
The biggest problem I see is keeping plants extremely short. I hear they triple in height during flowering, so even if you threw clones directly into flower they’d probably still grow to over a foot. I think short wide pots might help, letting the roots grow outward instead of vertically DOWN. A wider shorter root system could support a wider shorter canopy right? I’m kind of new at all this. Just trying to maximize the space I have. Also would it help to take really really short clones? I know the average clone height is like 4" but can you take like 2" clones and still do OK?