Q&A with Jorge
I want to start growing marijuana and start with the AeroFlo2 with 60 plants. I need to order some good seeds. ‘What -would be the best setup and best seed com¬pany and the best stain?
The AeroFlo2 is an excellent investment. However, you are a new grower and need to get your hands wet. Before plunking down €300 on a hydroponic system and another €100-200 for pH and PPM (EC) meters, consider investing in yourself first. You can still grow hydroponically in soilless mix. You can purchase grow bags or pots and soilless mix such as Promix and a bit of high quality hydroponic fertilizer for less than €100. Invest another €20-50 on basic marijuana cultivation books that you should have anyway, and do your homework. Spend a few evenings reading the books and highlight the important text for later review.
In the meantime, order seeds. Do not buy the most expensive seeds. Order cheap seeds from an online company. Spend the money on high quality seeds when you get a bit of experience. Buy medium to low-priced seeds and learn how to germinate them as well as how to take and grow clones. If you invest a lot of money in a hydroponic system straight away, it will stay in the box for the first 3-4 months. This is why. First, you will order one or two packets of seeds. There are usually 10 seeds per pack. Half will be male the other half will be female. You can order feminized (predominately female) seeds, but do you want to order 6 packs (60 seeds) at a high cost? You must grow the seeds for at least two months before you can discern male from female plants. Next the females must grow another month to be big enough to make 100 clones. I say 100 because probably only 60 will root well if you are cloning for the first time. The clones will take about two weeks to root properly. This is the best case scenario!