So I have one of these. Got it for Xmas last year. Works well. I’ve grown a whole bunch of veggies. They are best for starting plants and then transferring to pots but never tried marijuana but it would probably grow. Any questions let me know. I’ve got yellow peppers and chilies growing right now. my tip? Get some aerogarden food and mix a capful with the gallon of water and these things will out grow the unit.
@yankees177 Can we use the pods included with our own seeds? My wife is Thai and grows lots of different basil’s and herbs (not pot unfortunately) and has her own seeds. Would we also need to buy empty pods?
@Kidsandliz yes and no. The reason you get the C&G for are those seed packs. They contain seeds and all the nutrients the plants need to grow. They work well though I’ve found for bigger plants it’s best to add some liquid nutrients to the water. But again you don’t NEED the seed packs and if you don’t use them you kind of make this thing like it’s just a grow light. I use this as a good veggie starter (they grow super fast) to transfer to my garden in the spring and use it for herbs in the winter.
Ask yourself what can you grow in a 24 inch by 16 inch space in 7 inches of soil?It would be ok for starting seedlings in sippy cups mid Dec. Thats it.Like i said above there are better altermatives for half the price .I Power 48 inch stand and flouresent 53 bucks on amazon ,i replaced the light with 3 sqare 100 led grow lights as the plants grow you adjust the stand height.12hours of light and dark and any plant will bloom use hydroponic nutrients and watch your plants get happy.
@mellowirishgent What would you recommend? Living in Michigan, I feel it’s my civic duty to grow some mj. That and I just got a bunch of seeds from a friend - who doesn’t grow, just helped with trimming, so no advice coming from her.
My cats would have that thing in shreds (they love green stuff) so I’d have to make some sort of screened cover for it - and I didn’t notice the price at first as Meh does not normally sell things for $109, so I’ll have to weigh the payback compared to the local produce available here to my level of enthusiasm in keeping at it long enough and it’s re-useable ankkbaskjd3b zzzzzzzzz
@narfcake zzzz, snrt, hmph ? Right! But I’m spoiled in that I live in an area where I can go to the local produce stands and get field-fresh-picked-that day organic veggies. And I have an outdoor garden that is more than sufficient for my level of neglect …
altho I do like the capsule/watering system. Maybe later tomorrow if they’re still available.
@stolicat My cats would kill the plants by lying on them. I once bought a large window box and grew a lawn in that for their munching (and puking) pleasure. Had it indoors by a window after the lawn in there was thick and about 4" high. They lay in the window box so much they killed the grass due to it getting no light!
And yes they shred and bite plants too. Mom gave me a aloe plant (which is poisonous to cats if consumed in enough quantity). I made the mistake of taking it down from its high place briefly to transplant it into a bigger pot. Before I could even put it back up there three leaves had puncture wounds in them. Those holes are now causing those three leaves to bend at that spot, close off/pinch together there and eventually that part of each leaf past the bite will fall off.
@Kidsandliz mine will go after anything green, so it has to be high up where they won’t notice it. I sometimes grow wheat grass for them in 4" rose pots, the one cat will yank the whole thing out of the pot, gnaw on the roots, then smash it flat and lay on it.
@Gypsigirl213 There’s really no plug-and-play way to grow cannabis. This thing can start seeds but that’s about it. if you can’t ventilate(get rid of odor) you can’t really grow indoors. then you need a lot of light(power=$). it’s a fun and frustrating hobby(if legal, like where I am in MA) and one plant will give you more than you can use in a year. lots of resources on the internet, this is not a good place to start.
@Gypsigirl213@SCHORERT A then coworker sort of friend (I fed her cats and horses and watered her plants when she was out of town) grew dope mixed in with cherry tomato plants. Outside on her back patio in big huge pots (pots were several feet in diameter and several feet high). The dope grew pretty tall (like a good 4’). All she did was water it with a hose.The year before last she got busted by a neighbor. Oops. (illegal in this state, they apparently weigh the plant, including the roots without brushing any soil off - and she had just finished watering the plants - and weighed that way rather than weighing just the leaves it weighed enough that she got charged with a felony for growing it).
When I worked on a schooner in the general Virgin Islands area we once took passengers up a mountain, the cat claw bushes were shredding us so we detoured to where it was more open. Oops. We were then walking through a dope field. Told the passengers not to pick anything and don’t talk about this until we had set sail - the cook, who was local to that island, told us that everyone knew where we had been and were waiting to see if anyone talked. Luckily no one did. Luckily the cook worked on the boat.
I saw a drug drop working on another schooner. We were anchored northwest of Key West in the marine national park area up against a bunch of trees. Plane circled, did it again with a spot light - we fortunately did’t have anchor lights on and whatever lights were on below weren’t noticed - we doused them ASAP and sent everyone below and told them to shut up. Heard and then saw the boat pick up what we saw dropped (I was on deck as first mate). Boat left going east (direction of the keys), plane circled a bit more and left. We waited another half hour to breath again. That was a holy crap moment.
Back to the point - seems to not take much work other than watering dope to grow it.
@Gypsigirl213@Kidsandliz oh it’s definitely a less is more approach, these plants are precious and we tend to fuss over them more than needed. without regular costly feeding and routine care they can go sideways pretty quickly…especially right at the end when you’ve raised a plant from a seed only to see you giant buds rotting from the inside out right at the finish. Indoor definitely allows you to control the environment/lighting and nutrients and the quality seems to be better. the other problem with outdoors is the obvious and sometimes overwhelming odor. It’s an interesting hobby, and friends seem to like the produce.
“After all, stoners possess their own Robocop-like interface that, instead of assessing the surroundings for threats or criminal activity, will perform split-second analysis of any object to determine whether or not you can do weed with it.” = Now I really want to get stoned with the Meh staff.
@Mgambony Well, if you’re anything like me, you buy vegetables so you can either watch them wither and brown on the counter or so you can look healthy when you open the fridge, but then forget they exist until you throw them out. I can see how keeping them alive may help with the constant vegetable trash issue.
because this couldn’t be sold withOUT making a reference to WEED because it’s not COOL unless you make 420/munchies/cheetos/high/wakeandbake/stoned/recreational marijuana laws/whoa i think i’m running out of funny stuff to say oh yeah POTted plants jokes … okay i’m done