One of my girls is so tall that she keeps touching the lights
I move up the the lights and she grows even taller and touches them again. It has been like this week after week and I can't move them up anymore. So last night I decided it is time for a new tent. The tent I want I can't afford but even right now if I could afford it, I don't have the space to set it up, as currently my spare bedroom is being used as a storage shed as we wait to be able to afford to build our garage. (which should be this year) By then I will have a harvest and will be able to really upgrade to the equipment I want.
What I ordered
iPower 48"x48"x80" Hydroponic Water-Resistant Grow Tent with Removable Floor Tray for Indoor Seedling Plant Growing 4'x4' I paid $56.65 USD with free shipping and found the tent on Amazon. The next cheapest tent was $89.95 for the same size. And to be honest I think this one is better as it has a viewing window then the $89.95 model. I am not an affiliate with Amazon I don't care what you buy but if you are on a budget and are looking for a taller tent this might be your option and people always ask when someone buys something where did you get it so here is the link I bought this tent from. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07BHB6B99/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
My previous tent I bought
TopoLite 48"x24"x60" 600D Grow Tent Room Reflective Mylar Indoor Garden Growing Room Hydroponic System Dark Room Sadly it is too short hopefully the 80" tall one will work cause I can't afford at this time I taller one than the one pictured above. This one is currently priced at $74.18 but I paid $67.99 at the time I bought it. Kind of feeling ripped off now that I found this bigger one cheaper. Oh well, if you are looking for one this size, and like the one pictured below you can find it here. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B06XJYHB5C/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o06_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 But I highly suggest going through all the listings closely as you might be able to find it cheaper than this. To me it seems like most of the tents are basically the same, but I am likely wrong about this as my only experience is looking at them online and then buying one before last nights purchase.
Today I am off to buy some additional things for the tent, basically reproducing the small tent on a slightly bigger scale
I only have the money for this because I been selling enough tinctured candies to get all my smoking supplies free over the last month. It has saved me enough money that I can buy a bigger tent now but I still don't have the money saved up as I would after 2 months of not having to purchase my meds. I guess I could sell off some cryptos to make it happen properly but then I would take a hit because of the down turn market and would rather wait for the recession to be over with before I do that, so that is what I am doing. I know this harvest will not have the biggest yields but that is okay, because my next grow will have bigger yields because I will have the money to invest in a better lighting system. And though this lights might not be the best they work. They produce good bud it might not be the largest yields but I am not trying to be a cannabis dealer I just want enough to not have to buy my supplies on the black market.
It is expensive and I feel guilty for taking away my family resources on my medicine
It is still cheaper than going to the doctor every few weeks and the co-pays plus prescription cost hitting the black market but I still feel guilty any time I incur another medical bill, I fell guilty every time I drop $200 at the dealers because I know that is $200 less for other things we need to get done. Like our garage, it is a lot slower to get that built you spend $200 a week on your medicine. So that is why I am growing so I save $800 a month, that we will be able to do other things with, beside building the garage, going on real vacations and not these short weekend things we have been doing pretty much forever now. My husband and I haven't been on a real vacation since our honeymoon 17 years ago. Part of the reason why is because of the expense of my medication.
So please don't give me shit over my equipment
It maybe cheap, but it is working to do what I need it to do, without raising my electric bill so high that the utilities notice. Seriously the highest these LED Full Spectrum Light has raised my bill is $25 when then I had them on the 18/6 cycle, I have them on the 12/12 now. No one flinches twice at seeing a $200 electric bill but they would at a $400 one. Some of the lights some people are telling me to get uses so much energy it would make me a target for law enforcement, because the jump in my electric bill would be so high that they would want to know why.
I plan to build my own array of lighting
But this won't happen till I have someplace to work at, As I am not keen of using my house as a workshop. So till my garage is built later this year, my cheap lighting system is what is going to have to work. I want to be able to use LED Bulbs instead of these panels so when a light goes out I don't have to replace the whole panel I can just replace the bulb. I can also put different types of bulbs in it from Full Spectrum to traditional LED to Grow Heat Bulbs if I want because it was be interchangeable for different growing needs, cause I also plan to use the tents to grow some indoor veggies.
Till next time Stoners
It is 4/20 somewhere so puff puff pass
disclaimer I am not telling anyone to buy any product, I am happy with the small tent I bought I is a good quality tent, I do not know the quality of the new tent yet as it hasn't arrived yet, but I will give you an update at a later date the lights I bought are Growneer, if anyone wants to know the brand