hi people, I have just registered myself to this site and found a lot of useful information.
I am a complete amature at growing plants and under lights (ok I have never done it before ) but I would like to hear what you would recommend fro my small grow room.
I plan to do it under one of my kitchen cupboards which I painted white this morning. I have also germinated some Durban Poison which are now potted.
I am totally oblivious to which lights I should be using as most of the posts and threads I have seen are based on larger scale grow rooms.
The dimensions of my cupboard is roughly 3ft in height and length and 1 1/2 foot width. which can been seen in the photos. above is a kitchen work surface to the left of the cupboard is plasterboard and to the right it is brickwork.
I want to put a light into this cupboard, but I am not sure what I should be looking for. I have seen people saying that they use 80w HPS lights, I have seen people say this is too small and should be looking for a 250w HPS light or more.
Are these the correct lights I should be looking for for this small space or will these do fine.
Will I also need to insert fans and extractors into into this cupboard or will I beable to get away without
I don't plan to grow masses and masses (well for now anyway) I am just looking to grow some plants for myself and some mates. I have 5 plants potted just now just to try it out.
I also have a limited budget as well, I have seen 250w HPS lights on ebay for £60, and for the same type of light some sellers are charging anything up to £100 +. I really want to get into this and start off as cheaply as possible if it is possible to start off cheaply to see how I go.
Should I go for another type of lighting system.
I understand most of you will get asked these questions time after time but I would appreciate any help at all, I'll keeping scanning through this section to see if I can find anything else which is pretty close to how I will be setting this up
Thanks in advance