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Episode 2. A Beginners Guide: Buying Your Stuff

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ABG. Ep 2: Buying your stuff
Author avatar By Kyle Kushman
January 23, 2020
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    Hi There, Welcome To Grow Your Own With Kyle Kushman!

    I’m heading over to 55 Hydroponics on Boyd Street, Santa Ana. If you live in SoCal, you might have seen the sign on the 55 highway, Orange County. I’m hoping they’ll have all the equipment I need to show you how to set up a your own grow from scratch.

    Setting up a grow can be a daunting task, especially when you’re just starting out. Every grower has different needs and requirements but I want to show you the marijuana grow kit I think you’ll need to get off to the best start.

    Marijuana Grow Tent

    The first thing to consider for growing marijuana indoors is your grow-tent. You could always turn a garage or shed into a virtual tent, but you won’t get as much close control over your environment. When choosing your grow-tent you have to ask yourself a few questions. How much space do I have? How many plants do I want to grow? What’s my budget? These are two great options to consider:

    Marijuana Grow Lights

    The lighting landscape has changed drastically since I started out. Back then the best lights were Vertical HID’s with 4-panel parabolic reflectors, now you can choose anything from Halides Fire to high-pressure sodium, LED to Plasma. It all depends on the number of plants you want to grow, what type of plants, and, as always, your budget. It’s not just the cost of the lights you need to consider, you have to think about your utility bills, too. Further information in our “Choosing Your Lights” Episode.

    Humidifier and Dehumidifier

    It’s really important to control the level of humidity within your grow. The best way to do this is to match nature. Keep the humidity up during the day, but down at night. This is known as vapour pressure deficit. For this you will need good, reliable units that won’t be too much of a drain on your power.

    Soil and Nutrients

    Soil and nutrients are an important part of the growing process. In this video, we show you our recommendation.

    Apart from things like soil and nutes, these are all one-time purchases and, if properly looked after, will be there grow after grow.

    Getting the right equipment is vital to a successful grow. You should never exceed your budget, especially if you’re growing for the first time, but there are some amazing, high-quality products out there that won’t break the bank. 

    In the next video, I’ll show you how to create the perfect set-up. You’ll be one step closer to growing your own.