Help, first real grow

  • 9. September 2012
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Well, basically I have $2200 to spend on anything related to growing.
The only problem, is that after I have everything setup, I will only be able to visit the grow site 1-3 times a week. So I’m not sure if I should go with a ebb & flow or DWC system, or soil? I’ve been looking into hydroponics, and it seems the plants could die with hydro if I didn’t get to maintain them for 7 straight days. If I went with soil, how could I go about automating the watering process? something similar to a drip feed system with hydro but using soil instead? I’m still a bit lost, but I have 2 weeks to plan everything and assemble a list of materials needed. I would prefer to buy everything either from craigslist, or (only registered users can se the link, login or register) (they are located near me)
This is what I was thinking:

2x 4×4 grow tents (flower & veg room) OR 1x 4×8 & 1x 4×4
1x 1000w hps/mh light
1x 600w hps/mh light
Which should I use for which room? I’d assume 600w for veg, but I could be wrong
Fox Farms, Any advice on soil mixes??
Some t5’s, OR cfl’s for young’ns
nutes (any advice? Would like if someone could link me to a good simple 101 guide on using nutes for soil cannabis, been googling around but haven’t found much solid info
Temps: The room I’m growing in has an advanced thermostat system already built in with timers and such, I’m sure I won’t have much to worry about. Also will be buying inline fans and all that
pots: What size pots should I use if I’m growing 6 at a time in a 4×4 room? 3, 5, 7, 10gl??
PH meter
timers

If theres anything else missing in that list please let me know

I’d consider buying a whole ebb & flow system or any other type of system, as long as it will work with me sometimes not being able to be around for 7-10 days.

I’d start 6 seeds in rockwool under the t5/cfl, then plant in smart pots in soil mix under the 600w or 1000w, and veg them on 20/4 schedule for 1.5 months. I’d pick the best one or two for mothers, cut clones to re-fill the veg room, and switch them over to flower till they’re done.

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