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My first love, of cannabis growing was my first box I made from electric motor shipping crates, I went dumpster diving for 20 years ago  now.

And, I need some thinking activity, as the winter doldrums are attacking me right now,  well one other reason, to show a lurker, that you do not need big lights, big area, or a pile of money to grow dakine. 

It's a very simple enclosed grow area, I made with scraps, and box of free light bulbs from our local electric company, you get by asking them for the bulbs.

So with some garden fence wire, a 3 gallon pot and saucer (screwed together) add some Reflectix insulation, silver tape, and 2 construction wired sockets you would use to daisy chain some temporary light on a construction site, and 2 salvaged the cords from a pair of fans that went belly up once upon a time. 

This is the first of 3 of the Onesie Group that will be a complete system, clone/seedling Onesie, veggitating Onesie, and a flower Onesie.

I have the plant picked out to start off with. It's a bit to tall, so my first cutting is a topping really, and that will be where the veg Onesie will be needed, and once rooted and ready for shaping the clone Onesie will come on line.

Each of these will have a hard backed foam constructed outer cover that simply lifts off each one. These have not been made yet, as my pick up is still full of snow.

Honestly I do not need the covers, since I need to do some cutting, training with some recuperating time.

Organic nutrients, mostly Dr.Earth stuff. I'll be starting various jars of fermenting concoctions, fermented kelp, fermented garlic bulbs, and a fish hydrolysate. I've got a small hydro set up rolling around in my wee brain that may pop out also.

So some pics of my silly cheapo Onesie.

The last pic is the light source for the clone Onesie, when I make it, in a few days. We'll see.

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and?   ,     what was your  outcome?     i love the pragmatic style,      can do.

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I cycled it twice, got 56 grams of dried bud, and some 5-7 grams of scruff for edibles. The second cycle, 60 grams of bud, and about the same for scruff.

This was more of a bored tinkering fool quest.

I recently retired this set up, and tore it apart and reused the wire frame to teach myself how to craft a shape and cover it with fiberglass to be used as a carry all on the back of my Honda scooter.

Now, I'm using a modified laundry basket, that is enforced and painted over with truck bedliner to keep it stronger. Then it has bungees to tie it down, on a large rear rack, that was swapped out for the original smaller rack.

It has worked perfect for 10 years now, but I know sooner of later it will fail.

I checked fab shops, tin knockers, and a plastic forming service, the costs was just crazy expensive, due to being a one off item.

So I enroll at You Tube university, and scour the fiber glasser's sites. 

I first formed the garden wire to the baskets shape, then I cut and fit pieces of Reflectix insulation, to the inside and outside of the frame.

I then hog ringed the skins to the frame. Today I start cutting, fitting all the glass pieces, marking them for where they go, and maybe get the outside of it resin coated.

Should this idea fail, I have a second plan, where I'll use a mold release agent, then apply thin multiple glass sheets to make an almost exact copy of the basket, and forget the wire frame. Like I said, I'm just a tinkering fool.

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I kind of forgot about this wee experiment, it was fun, but a very predictable out come......BUT, I did NOT give up on the one plant grow, sort of.

I found a great thread elsewhere, called The Outlaw. It was stunning! I PM'd the guy, and ask him if he minded if I copy his system, and of course I'll give him the props for it.

I ran up to the local grow shop, bought a  2' x 2' x 7" Active Aqua F&D tray,  I had a F&D fittings in my personal supply box, I wanted a 20 gallon resy with lid, but had to settle for the 10 g, and it was THIRSTY all the damn time. I had a pump/bag/and fittings, tubing to connect the resy to the tray. Fit it all together, cycled some water to see where the fluid line will run at.

I had a 20 LB bag of lava rock, the OG used hydroton, as a base layer. I placed mine more around the drain end. Then he used Sunshine mix, and RW croutons, for his medium. 

I am addicted to coco husks, Pro Mix mix, large chunk perlite, with a lava rock base. I did buy a bale of Sunshine Mix 4 for this run.

I had some veg plants that I was holding for flower space, and went a few months, so they were a bit stressed, and I found homes for the others, and had a Honey Badger Haze and ON Haze. HBH I have cycled many times....not so, for the ON Haze. She went to hermi heaven about a month into flower.

I vegged and screened them. I also trained and deleafed every few days. Growth was great. After the organic nutrients started to falter, I started using CNS fertilizers.

The lights I used were VERY VERY small, a $99.00 HLG veg light, and the next size bigger, for $149.00 these are fantastic veg lights!! Only a damn fool would flower with them, since I have no issues with being a damned fool, or a tinkering damned fool for that matter, I did just that.  

I got 400 grams of bud/trim of the HBH. 215 grams of stalk/stems. I made 18 sticks of butter from it all, and kept a small bag of buds. The buds got every bit as frosty as proper grown buds, just smaller. The terp profile is just as strong as proper grown. 

So now I got this out of my system, and I got space invaders coming in a month, and I'm shutting down the whole perpetual set up, except for 7 plants I'll keep for restarting, and got all my genetics for the rebuild. I'll be running some of Capulators offerings, I got 5 different strains to work with, plus some others I've collected this past year.

Some pics: Beginning to end cycle. The most simple grow for me ever.



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  hey  ,webeblzr ,   props on that,      impressive ,heroic,     'ghettoe styile:smoke' ha ,  ha  ,:verrygood   my  kinda  entertainment  2,   bt  with me its,  in  my  head ,, :execute  &  dont  materiallise    =  idle  stoned  foka !:punk:

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Hey sunstone, Thanks for the kind words.  I did not do the system the justice it deserves, but I will rectify that. Outlaw is getting some crazy cool harvest numbers, but I'm just seeking half of those.


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