✅Start small but good quality✅
When you decided with the place for the garden next step should be finding the right gear fir right money for the current setup. Answer to this question varies from every small detail. I’m here not to teach, I’m here to share. So when I was starting I went to 420Magazine forum , Rollitup forum and started my research due to different kinds and requirements for specific techniques. I decided to move on with technology and get and LED lighting. I went with cheap one at first and needed to buy a same 1200w King LEDs to double my light when I got to the flower. So my advice here would do your research, but keep in mind that LED is getting more cheaper and more efficient every year. The quality of my setup was determined by as low price as i can go with decent quality. By that I mean small details like plastic or metal corners, quality of zippers on the tent, and waterproof floor in it that would help me to flush and just water the plants without thinking to spill something. If you’re planning to make a deal by “winning “ 2-3 hundred bucks with cheapest- you’re going to fail, cheap quality products aren’t made to serve long. Some of diodes just burned out after few months of 18/6 light cycle. But you can save that money in future by assembling the lighting by yourself, there’s a lot of DIY projects online. If you’re a handyman with a big garden plans - you’re definitely going to be interested in building a lot of it from scratches as I do. You might don’t need a dehumidifier and a carbon filter for first weeks, and buy it when getting close to flower 🌸 I consider LED lighting most efficient on this day because it puts out a lot less heat with same power consumption and even more less if you run it of same photon levels as HID, there you save money on air cooling by having less electricity consumption. If you have a big ambition and room but not that big budget - go smaller first because it’s how you gain the experience without frustration. And even when you decide to step up in the size- you will be using the small tent for other plants and make even perpetual harvest.