Welcome to UK420

Register now to gain access to all of our features. Once registered and logged in, you will be able to contribute to this site by submitting your own content or replying to existing content. You'll be able to customize your profile, receive reputation points as a reward for submitting content, while also communicating with other members via your own private inbox, plus much more!

This message will be removed once you have signed in.


Search the Community: Showing results for tags 'new'.



More search options

  • Search By Tags

    Type tags separated by commas.
  • Search By Author

Content Type


Forums

  • Welcome to UK420
    • New Members
    • Announcements
  • Cultivation
    • Strain Base
    • Breeders Help Desks
    • Compost and Pots
    • Hydroponics
    • Outdoor Growing
    • Propagation, Cloning and Mother Plants
    • Auto Flowering
    • Growroom Design
    • Problem Solver
    • Harvesting and Processing
    • Grow Diaries
    • Cream Of The Crop
  • Cannabis Culture
    • News, Views and Politics
    • Medicinal Cannabis
    • Smokers Lounge
    • Uk420 Competitions
  • Sponsor Support
    • Grow and Harvest
    • Intense Nutrients
    • Vapefiend - The Vaporizer Specialists
    • DIY LED UK
  • Community Lifestyle
    • Green Living
    • Gardening
    • Growers Wives Club
    • Creative Arts
    • Food & Drink
    • Travel
    • Sport

Calendars

  • Community Calendar

Found 36 results

  1. Hi guys just joined hoping for some advice so here goes first time grower, big up yaselves
  2. Hi guys! Super excited to grow my own bud! Been reading this forum for a little while which has been very helpful but thought I would start my own topic for some personalized help. Right! So... I have just purchased my seeds (LowRyder #1 They didn't have and #2s) and tent which is a 60x60x140. I am now looking for recommendations for Lights, fans & filters. Once I get the whole setup sorted then I will then start looking into what soil, nutrients etc that i will need any recommendations on those would be amazing too! The budget for the lights, fans & filter is around £120 if that helps?! Light wise I would like to keep the heat/electric bill low don't fancy a knock on the door haha! Looking forward to talking with you (Supper excited for this, has took me 3years to convince the Girlfriend!!) and getting some answers! *Just to add I will be growing 1 plant maybe two but no more than that, Can you grow from start to finish with a full spec LED? I can also go more than 120 but that's a good starting point Cheers! JordySmoke
  3. Hello everyone, long story short my mum is dying from lung cancer and we have been treating her with RSO, whilst starting our own grow to make more. Im not a grower, I have little experience and unfortunately less money so buying bud and top quality oil is beyond my reach. This is probably going to be a longish post and if you could just bare with me I would very much appreciate any and all help. I have a wilma 10 pot hydro system in a 1.5x1.5 tent, a pair of 600w chinese led lights (borrowed) and a 6" extraction fan. I am having issues with my crop, 5x Peyote Critical and 2 Ayahuasca Purple (3 died in rockwool) plus 3 tomato plants as experiments before putting the cannabis into the system. Yellowing of leaves and little upward growth showing on the peyote critical but not on the AP nor on the tomatoes. I begain with Atami b'cuzz neutrients as I had them from a few years ago messing with aeroponic propagation, I used half strength amounts, Ph'd my tap water to 5.6, added airstones to the res tank and set the feeding for 15mins every 4 hours, lights were approx 15inches from the plants and set on an 18hour schedule. Straight away I had PH issues and rising EC levels, which I kept putting back to when I filled the system up and watched what would happen. after a couple of weeks everyone started growing and throwing out plenty of green but little height.. next up the yellowing started, just on the tips and not on every leaf, little to none on the AP and none at all on the tomatoes. I sought advice with a growshop and was recommended to flush the system with ph'd water for 4 days and change my neutrients, remove all yellow leaves, raise my lights as they might be to intense and connect the extractor as it was not running yet (thought that was more necessary for smell later in the grow) I bought the Bio Green starter grow box nutrients containing 250ml Bio 1 Grow250ml Bio 2 Bloom250ml Calgel250ml PK 13-14250ml BioZym250ml X-Rooting250ml X-Bloom mixed what their schedule stated for week 1 at half strength using GROW, X-ROOT, CALGEL and BIOZYM Tap water is 6.8ph 202ppm tds 0.3 EC I added everything to 42 liters of water, my EC ended up at 0.60, PH 5.6 and set all the timers etc running the extraction at hlf power and lights raised. Tent temps are hovering about 20C Humidity hovers between 55 and 70 RH. looking at the plants today and the yellowing is starting again. Im going to try adding photos now of the plants with no LEDs on so you can see the colours better and hopefully someone can help me out as i really need this grow to succeed and supply some buds to make more oil with. Ill figure out adding images shortly, for now a helpful soul has kindly added them as a reply below, they are also added to my gallery on here Thanks for your time Jeff
  4. Hey everyone -- hope we all have a successful outdoor grow this time around GLGLGL
  5. Hi Once I get my head round uploading pics to here I'll share what's going on in my cheap greenhouses! I've spent less than £30 on them and less than £40-50 on seeds, soil, fertiliser and pots. In fact the bulk of the cost is pots! I have two auto's and 3 fem in right now, 3 more fem's germing and another 5 waiting to germ once this other 3 have gone into soil. Theres nothing fancy about this at all, just my first go and me muddling through it! It's so interesting reading everyone's journals and seeing the differences and problems people come up against. Excited to see this journal through!
  6. New member to 420, and new grower. Excited to be doing my debut grow, and hope to get lot's of valuable info from all the experience on here. I'm having some trouble with my grow, and have posted in sick plants. Any help would be very much welcomed. Cheers,
  7. Hey guys, I'm new to this, and need some advice. I'm thinking of making legal CBD edibles, and so far I've found a couple of organic, non VG oils. One is suspended in coconut oil, and the other two are suspended in hemp oil. The coconut oil one - I'm thinking of getting the 250mg. The seller was really nice and told me that I need to add more dosage for help with anxiety and relaxation, and less for joint pain. The other two are suspended in hemp oil, and they say they have around 3.2%, one being an indica dominant hybrid, and the other sativa. Which one would be the best? I'm gonna start off with cookies. I'm thinking of using the coconut oil one, and mixing it in with the butter. Is that cool? I could also add a droplet to the cookie ball before it's ready to go in the oven (that could be more concentrated?) Any help would be appreciated, guys. Sofia
  8. Hello all and thanks for to admin for approving me. Excited to join the community after spending many hours reading up on several topics. I'm looking to start my first (small and low budget) grow and although as stated I have done quite a bit of research I'm getting some mixed information so would appreciate if anybody could point me in the right direction on a few things. I intend to grow only two plants to begin with, most likely some autoflower NL or Jack Herrer as I've read that these are short, easy to grow and less difficult to keep on top of smell wise than say Blue Cheese or White Widow. TENT Firstly, I have a tent 80cm x 80cm x 160cm that cost me next to nothing from Amazon. It has a couple of pinhole (and I mean a hairs breadth) that are sometimes visible through the zip - will this have any negative effect? This may sound silly, but I've stood inside it zipped up and I can't see jack, so I'm guessing it's nothing to worry about? LIGHTING I impulsively bought 2 £30 no-brand "216w Dual Spectrum LED UFO Grow lights" to go with it. I saw on Youtube that the actual draw of these lights is 65w but they apparently emit the same amount of light as a 216w HPS. The description is as follows - LIGHT SOURCE: 72 pieces of 3W LEDs, high lumens of 21,600LM, high power Par Value ensured, it is environmentally friendly. BLUE LIGHT: contributing to plant photosynthesis, promoting growth, protein synthesis and fruit development. RED LIGHT: promoting rhizome growth, blossoming and bearing fruit, extending flowering phase and increasing output. FULL SPECTRUM: wavelength of 410nm-730nm, white and warm white, providing natural light for various plants in different growth period. GREAT HEAT DISSIPATION: built in a cooling fan ensures great heat dissipation and long lifespan of 50,000 hours. After further research on these cheap no name LEDs I have come to the conclusion that this description is most likely bullshit. I stuck a couple of Komodo Dragon chilli seedlings in the tent a fortnight ago, to give the lights a test run and also to see if I could control temperature and humidity with the basic equipment I have. The fan in one of them is already bust and I'm going to return it. I don't hold much faith for the lifespan of the other one either and still have 20 days to return them both for a refund or replacement. Would I be best to get a refund, steer clear of these shitters and go with a CFL, perhaps a 300w as this would give me approx 50w per square foot? VENTILATION This is what I'm really struggling with . The tent is in a bedroom, which I spend most of my time (I live alone in a large upstairs flat and its cheaper for me to heat one room in the winter) and from what I've read, for me to effectively run exhausts and intakes outside would mean I'd need ridiculous lengths of ducting and stupidly high powered fans all over my place or start knocking holes in ceilings (which is a no). Is it okay to run intake and exhaust into a small tent from within one room? My tent is 35 cubic feet. I have a small duct booster that I intended to use for intake that is rated at 103/cfm. It's nice and quiet, low powered and didn't cost much. I'm looking to purchase an extractor and have found this formula on google to work out my needs - "To calculate multiply length x width x height of growing area e.g. A room that is 8' x 8' x 8' will have a volume of 512 cubic feet. Your extraction fan should be able to adequately exchange the air in an indoor garden once every three minutes. Therefore, 512 cubic feet / 3 minutes = 171 CFM." By this theory I'd only need a fan with a rating of 11cfm which can't be right can it? After using another calculator on a Hydroponics store website they advised me that I would need a 200cfm fan with a 300mm carbon filter. Does this sound more realistic? Also I've read that the restrictive effect of the filter will deduct 20% from the CFM rating of the fan which would only give me 160cfm, which I'm guessing won't be enough with my 103cfm intake to maintain negative pressure. This shit is baffling me. Would I be better to buy a 200cfm extractor and filter, open up all the vents for a passive intake? Would that mean I'd have to run the extractor fan non stop night and day, or would I have to do that anyway? I'm guessing so if I need to maintain negative pressure. Carbon filters - After much reading I pretty much get the jist that Phresh, Can etc are the dogs bollocks and the cheap £20ers are not worth a wank, even that the Rhino Pro's arent 100% in odor control. I've learned from my experience with the lights that there is a lot of shit out there and skimping can be a false economy but my budget is seriously tight. Can anybody tell me from experience if some of the cheaper but branded filters like OX, RAM, Rhino hobby, Swiftair etc actually do the job (even for 6 months) of removing the odor. Like I've said I'm not talking about a warehouse full of prize winning Cheese here, just two plants. I also know there is the DIY option, I'm pretty handy but I would be pretty pissed off if I spent the time and effort making something that is no better than a £30 jobby I could have ordered from the bay. I've found a site selling Rhino Pro's starting at £35 so I'm edging towards this, but the skimper in me says to try a cheap nasty £45 full kit with a fan from ebay. After all they've sold over 1500 with mostly positive feedback. Thanks in advance to anybody that reads this and can give me any tips, hope I've not put you to sleep. BN
  9. So, I hail from the north of england and have jus started my second grow. A little about my first.... it was complete noob attempt with only advice from one or two people I know and the rest online which tbf is great but only reading other people's question and answers doesn't always help, so here I am! Anyhow it didn't to turn out bad at all, considering poor basic set up and using just guessed estimates on feeding with poor ventilation system, no ph testing the filter on the floor and no intake fan so yeah as you can see any return you would be happy with and I returned 560g of very decent, strong effecting buds yet no smell unless you grind up which I believe now is due to my drying skills but that for another time....So after getting my hands on the basics I'm away on my second hence finally getting my ass into gear and signing up. My cuurent grow. I've upgraded parts to a limit I could afford and changed my feeding etc.....So I have a 3m x 1.5 m x 1.6m roof cube tent. My carbon filter with fan attached is now hanging at the top of the tent, ducting leading out of the tent. At the opposite end I have intake fan with ducting leading into the tent. Inside a big oscillating fan along with 2 small 6 inch clip ons. As for lights I have 2 600w hps lights connected to 2 digital ballasts ranging from 200w to 600w(running 1 light at the moment, later explains) I don't think it's a bad set up but any advice but be highly welcome I will try attach photos if possible. The feed i have opted for this time is old school orig canna a & b, rhizo, cannazym and then my own additives down the line which include bud blood, bloomblastic and big bud. I'm now oh testing my water to around 6.0 I believe it is that is best, well between 5.8 and 6.0? ..... if your still reading my long my long winded essay on this Saturday night then I do seek some advice as always! Firstly ..... I put 10 cuttings into 12 l fabric pots on Thursday night. They are currently sat under just 1 light, running at 400w as I've been told to up to 600w and bring the other light in once they have rooted in there new pots, is this the case? Or should I get more light wattage on the baby's. They are also sat 55cm away from the tallest cutting although they are all pretty even, is this correct? I'm also running them 24/7 right this second as I've read this is jus as good or even better then 18/6, is this a matter of opinion or factual? Last time I ran 18/6 for 5 weeks before switching to flower, I'm worried if I do 4 weeks of 24/7 I will kill them or something bad etc? I have been feeding them less then the table says from canna as ive always read it's very high feeds from them, I dropped a&b to 10ml of each obvs, and 25ml of rhizo. I pre fed the cocoa before potting the cuttings in with this mix. but I didn't feed aagain once they was in the cocoa, should I have give them a slight feed again? I'm now around 48 hours later so going to check to see if needs another feed tonight if it does then the same feed as the first I probs will go for before I up it, or should I up the feed already? If your still awake i award you, and for any advice and help thankyou! Hope to hear from you all
  10. Hey guys and gals Another newbie here My favourite strain is Tangerine Dream by Barney's. Best uplifting, energising smoke i have had. Had to bin the mother when i moved So there's my short but sweet intro, no point sharing too much else there wont be much to talk about with ya
  11. Hey everyone! New here to the forums and cannabis world. I'm working in a 3ft x 3ft cupboard with a mars hydro 300w LED light. I've got one Nothern Lights and one Auto Bubblegum on the go: the other died or didn't germinate. I have joined the forums as I've come into some issues with my plants and need to expand my knowledge on growing. Will post those in the proper thread, or here if allowed. Thanks for having me. Kai (:
  12. hello all .... iam a new grower just starting out with a 8 plant tent and using HPS lighting with a tornado fan and rhino filter im looking to start off with 10 seeds of green crack so i can grow 8 and keep back 2 for mother plants. im a fast learner and love to try new stuff so if you can can offer any help or shine some light on anything id love to hear it and make new friends all the best
  13. Hi All i have just started my first grow. Trying to keep this cost effective and simple. Currently have 3 white widow autos growing indoors under LED Grow light. They are in a pretty standard multipurpose compost. After spending sometime researching I am noticing that compost is not used that often and can be to strong in nutrients which isn't great for me. I am now also seeing these tiny little flies so had to get some fly paper to help but they not all gone. I am started to get concerned now and wonder whether I should get them out the compost and into soil. If they are these tiny flies I have been reading up on they can cause a maggot of some type in the compost which can harm the plant. Can someone please help me with this. Do I need to get them out the compost asap will this damage them? They are about a week old and about a inch high with small leaves still. Or is there something I can do to the compost to make it safe. Will be a real shame to start from scratch. Thanks all
  14. Hello One & All : ) I have been reading for several weeks and slowly gaining insight, and I see several pathways before me, which I have slowly dipped into and trying to retain knowledge. I have just one question for now, I am wanting for medical reasons a stable high CBD/THC strain and make the oil from that if you want a oil with both (which I do). How high the cbd will be depends on the strains. Could someone point me in the right direct as regards what seeds to look @ we do have a green house and will use indoors towards the autumn. Thank you. Lokes
  15. Hello again guys !!! Just been out and bought a Wilma 4 pot system Just need some help on how to use it do i need it on a timer if so on what times or does the pump do it itself on a schedule ?? if i had nutes to the 30 liter tank with the correct ph how do i water them without the nutes by hand or shall i just use a small amounts of nutes in the tank and let it do its thing?? just dont want to over feed or give them to put fluids thanks in advance
  16. Hi All, been lurking here for a while hoovering up as much info as i can.A big thanks to everyone who posts here to share the knowledge,I think we never stop learning.Have a few plants out on a gg,so special thanks for all the inspiration from the fellow guerrilla growers.Have to say I'm chewing my fingers off waiting to harvest (think end of month latest) especially seeing everyone else cutting/drying/curing/smoking .Keep your fingers crossed people
  17. Hi all i'm a total newbie to growing.. I've just started 2 off sugar mama auto and blue treacle auto.. Both are around 20 days old from seed. Under a 1000w led 18hrs on.. in biobiz all mix Temps around 23c lights out 25/26c on.. A few days ago I noticed a small mark on 1 leaf of sugar mama.. then became slightly larger.. will attach photos when i work out how..
  18. Hey guys after looking around for some time ive finally come to the decision on growing, this will be my first time so i dont want to mess it up.. ive been looking at a few tents and because im on a short budget ive gone for one of ebay http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Canna-Complete-Hydroponic-Grow-Room-Tent-Fan-Filter-Light-Kit-600w-120x120x200-/252323452580?hash=item3abfa656a4:g:rvgAAOSwZQxW6soX could you guys tell me if this tent is okay for growing 4 plants? also the nuts that come with this kit are they any good or would you recommend any others? and the last thing is where can i get a plan that i can follow for the nuts thats been proven to work as i have a track history of messing up and i dont want to take any risks thanks
  19. Hey guys. Just a quick hello and to say that I have started my first medicinal grow, and am writing a grow diary you can follow if it's of any interest. Looking forward to some high CBD Ruderalis Indica and some medium THC Master Kush I look forward to chatting to you all! Cheers.
  20. Hi I'm a newbie joining to get advice on growing my own.A bit of background info I had cncer in my throat a lot of years ago had chemo and radio therepy on my neck and lower jaw to keep it short this led to me getting metal pates and a bone grft in my jaw and the bone graft from my hip led to infections in my hip left my hip knackered and still get a lot off pain in my jaw and hip .The morphine and other pain killers dont help much but after a few joints I feel relatively normal for awhile.Problem is dealer has emigrated and find it impossable to get any gear its a small town in Scotland and dont know anyone else to get it from.I have got some mdf to make a make a bow and have some computer fans I also have a led light panel 600x600 but not got a driver for it ,its a double driver and costs around £40 I don't want to fork out for that if its not suitable can anyone tell me if this http://www.ricomanled.com/panel-lights/item/262-pure-panel.html will be of any use. Thanks for reading
  21. Hello everyone, Great to be part of this community! Okay so i'm almost ready to start and have the following gear: Advanced Platinum P150 LED Light Black Orchid 1.2x.1.2x2.0 grow tent Extractor fan with carbon filter 8 OG Kush seeds I guess firstly, will my gear do the job? I'm not 100% sure on what soil i need, i was going to go for Plant Magic plus Not too sure about nutrients as well Could someone please recommend a soil and nutrient mix, and maybe give me a few pointers on what to do from here? or links to a forum thread would be good also, i dont want to leave anything to chance and am keen to know exactly what i'm doing I know i have to germinate the seeds so i'm currently researching the best ways to do that, do you need to use a propagator? Any help appreciated Thanks
  22. Hello everyone, Great to be part of this community! Okay so i'm almost ready to start and have the following gear: Advanced Platinum P150 LED Light Black Orchid 1.2x.1.2x2.0 grow tent Extractor fan with carbon filter 8 OG Kush seeds I guess firstly, will my gear do the job? I'm not 100% sure on what soil i need, i was going to go for Plant Magic plus Not too sure about nutrients as well Could someone please recommend a soil and nutrient mix, and maybe give me a few pointers on what to do from here? or links to a forum thread would be good also, i dont want to leave anything to chance and am keen to know exactly what i'm doing I know i have to germinate the seeds so i'm currently researching the best ways to do that, do you need to use a propagator? Any help appreciated Thanks
  23. Hey guys! New to all this, fairly paranoid but looking at possibly doing something on a bigger scale to most grows I see on here... I'm a computer whiz, and will DEFINITLY be posting some tech advice on how to stay undetected on these forums The only one bit of advice I'll chuck up now is images. Please please please do NOT take images on your phone and upload em. Chances are, I could be knocking on your door less than an hour after you posted em. Anything with geo-tagging enabled (all smartphones and some new cameras) can post your co-ordinates in with the picture. Same goes for cropping pictures, if you crop out a message on the fridge with your address on it, there is a secret thumbnail attached which still includes the whole picture, and some good restoration software would make it readable again. If you wanna be safe, always remove the EXIF data (aka META data) I'll post how to when administration allow me to start posts, until then Google is your friend Have a good time toking brothers, and stay safe.
  24. Hello, a first time growing trying automazar outdoor I shall upload pictures later once I figure out how to get a thread going and the right section 87 days old now Pretty average for first time If there are other Irish outdoor growers it would be great to know
  25. Hello UK420, Long time lurker, first time poster :-) Been smoking for about 25 years now and have recently moved to Southern Spain, so I'm taking advantage of the more relaxed attitude over here and have started my own micro grow... After being able to get hold of great stuff for the last 25years, pretty much without fail, and enjoying it pretty much every night, I never really needed the stress of trying to grow back in the UK. I was originally drawn to the DIY method to solve the issue of having been over here for several months now and being unable to score!! ( don't laugh, difficult with no contacts and I've never had to deal with anyone I didn't know well before) I thought this was my only hope! I'd grown some bag seed over the years but life always seemed to get in the way and I never really made a proper go of it. But as I looked into the attitude over here and the many great grow shops on my doorstep, not to mention the wonderful weather, I'm really starting to discover a whole new world I'd never really been involved in and am doing all I can to learn as much as I can. Also as I'm now retired (still young!) I have the time I think this hobby will require. It's only a small grow as mentioned, on a show string budget, just for my own personally enjoyment but 2weeks in and so far so good. Just gotta keep the faith for another few months and I should have a great Christmas :-) I look forward to hopefully getting to chat to some more likeminded people, especially those in the Alicante region!