I’ve grown outdoors for 40+ years off and on . Now it’s finally legal in Okla. And I’m aloud to have 6 plants flowering and 6 seedlings + wife is getting her license soon . Anyways I’ve am finishing my 1st indoor grow learning as I was growing this 1st one , I have 3 x Blue Dreams + 3 x Original Skunk. I’ve done good not excellent by far I know . I’m looking for them to be finished and ready to harvest by the end of this month ( 8-15-19 ) . There really looking good and figure I’m only going to get around 1 to 1 ½ lbs cured from these 6 all clones and I only used 1 x 600 watt LED lighting , co 2 bag, good ventilation, fresh air , humidity around 60% when vegen 75 degrees, flowering dropped humidity 5 % per week down to 45% now temp still around 75 degrees. Been using Fox Farm Tiger bloom after 1 week of running my light 12 x 12 is when started bloom . Before that I was using big grow and another Fox Farm nutrient … I know Next grow I’m using 2 x 1000 watt LED lights , I have a great tent LA tent 5’x5’ x 7’ I like it better then my 4x4 the 5x5 has so much room. Guys here’s my question after all that . Will I need 3 x 1000 watt LED lights or can I get by with just 2 x 1000 watt ? Question # 2 do I just use the bloom only button or keep both on veg and bloom ? thanks Johnny learning indoor growing and it’s Freaking LEGAL YES YE HAWWWWW . thanks for any help
I think those switches veg and bloom are to save on electricity. Read up in ILGM and learn about lighting. I used to have those blurples till I upgraded to DIY LED strip lighting, or quantum borads, or cobs, you want to shoot for anything over 2.5 umol/j if you want solid nugs even down under the canopy. It’s all about the radio metric energy that come from the lights. Lighting is probably one of the most important things if you don’t want airy buds. Personally it takes time to learn but i will never buy another blurple (advertised as 1000 watts, but only 190 actual watts). You must educate yourself on the meaning of ppf and micro moles per second.
question 1- what is your actual watts? 1000 is not it.
5x5=25 sq ft blurple lighting 50 watts per sq ft x 25 = 1250 watts you need.
now find your actual watts from those 1000 and you can see how many you need. if you go with high efficacy LED lights you can lower the sq ft down to 30 watts per sq ft.
question 2-after a week or two you can use both switches. Happy Growing.
As @zparkie2 said, the “1000w” light you are looking at is probably not 1000 watts. There is lots of misleading advertising out there, especially on Amazon.
Horticulture Lighting Group (Referred to as HLG everywhere) is what you want. For a 5’x5’ tent, either:
(quantity: 3) HLG 260 XL
(quantity: 2) HLG 320W XL
Welcome Johny we’ve not spoken before, great site lots of great growers. I know @zparkie2 threw around some big words but he hit the nail on the head. LIGHTS LIGHTS LIGHTS… Cruise around the threads and you’ll see time after time everyone talking new, sorry new indoor growers out of buying blurples. Horticulture Lighting Group are great lights, you can build your own, buy DIY kits, do some strip or board builds you’ll save money in the long run (from buying them later after & costs) and the girls will love you for it. I actually just did my 1st light build and actually still use one blurple till I can swap it out for some PCL strips. Oh yeah use both switches all the time on the blurples unless babies, clones, seedlings but it still doesn’t hurt anything. Happy growing freind!!!
Lights lights and more lights easier to turn them off then it is to do without as stated by another OKie. Seriously just don’t get your lights close enough to burn and just grow. Not sure too much light is possible. You have to space the girls around so they have lots a room and spacing catches up. Especially if your lady gets a license, that’s means twice the light and twice the space to keep well lit.
Where are the pics!!! We want bud porn!!
O and yea… lights lights lights. Like stated above. Measure twice cut once. Do it right the first time… n ur wallet doesnt have to correct the early mistakes…
Thanks for the tips zparkie2 . I’m Just wanting to grow quality smoke with HIGH THC % , quantity , One reason I’m growing my own damn dispensaries here in Okla. are stupid pricing , + just love the plant , love growing it , smoking it , When they get almost ready to Harvest I will put some pics of them here on this site. Kinda like this website got me some good info . Thanks zsparkie2 and everyone else that gave me info you guys are very helpful… Thanks everyone thanks to owner of web site good site bro … (Johnny Okla keep growing )[Uploading: 20190813_192023.jp