Hi all, I'm completely new to the hydro way, but excited about it. I'm weighing options between investing in lighting to get started right away, or wait (through the long midwest winter) and do it outside next summer.
Would a a combination 600W HPS and MH light kit be sufficient to be able to grow up to 4 containers using DWC method? I could build a grow box to capture/reflect the light.
Not sure what size containers I need. I want to buy food-grade containers to ensure I don't have the potential for bad chemicals leaching into the veggies. I think I've seen 3.5 gallon and 5 gallon buckets on Amazon somewhere. Obviously the smallest containers that still fit the plants would allow for the most plants, right?
One last question. My basement seems to stay at 70 degrees F pretty much year round. Will I have heat concerns with a single 600-W HPS/MH light setup?
Thanks for any input and help!