Thanks man,Nice healthy looking girls, I am in the attic, not many basements in Oz.
That is a lot of CFL fixtures!
What do you run during flowering and do you keep the CFLs going with it?
Despite my relative ignorance when I started doing this I think it demonstrates that the average person can successfully grow their own. And despite the sketchy looking setup, it doesn't take lot of money to do so.
It's pretty low input.
So low cost that I repurpose dog food bags filled with dollar store potting soil as my planters. Works very well BTW.
I used to only use CFLs for veg and flowering but mixed it up with LEDs this time around now that they've become much more affordable within the last couple of years.
Yeah, from my 'research ' CFLs work, but they need to be as close to the plant as possible. Thus the many lamps.
Since I don't have a lot of ventilation the CFLs and LEDs help with heat.
I don't get massive, dense buds. But I get good quality and more than enough for my personal use.
Maybe someday I'll set up a proper grow and flower room. Yours gives me something to aspire to.
How do you deal with heat being in the upper level of a building in a toasty location like Australia?