Hey GC, this isn’t my first grow but I’ve never actually been successful so it would be the first time I’ve gotten something besides learning experience out of an attempt
So I have, with my wonderful girlfriend’s help, mounted two power-strips with a total of 4 26watt CFLs of a 6500k(daylight) spectrum within the rubbermaid. I know aluminum foil is a no-no because of the oblique angles. I have taped up the entire inside with Nashua Foil tape because it was the only thing I could find next to blue painters tape haha. It’s supposed to be a all-temperature foil reflective tape so I hope that’ll do.
I have put in a medium sized fan with a hole for air intake and a hole on the opposite end where I cut out the handle for exhaust. I will be surrounding it with a make-shift cardboard frame to block light getting in (I’m pretty much broke).
For nutes I have gotten the FF Grow Big, Bloom, and Tiger Bloom. I will be using FF Ocean Forest soil with azomite (the guy at the grow shop was giving out free samples).
I am currently germing the bag seeds with paper towel method. Will be putting them in party cups probably tomorrow as a few have started to push out of their shells.
Before I do this however I had a few questions for anyone who’s able to help. Should I lime my soil when I mix it? As well as I have perlite but its MG’s perlite and it says it’s been amended with MG plant food. Should I just go for straight soil or should I mix it in? I would like to go full organic if possible because I smoke herb for my chronic back pain. Would like to get the opinions of my fellow blades.