A question from a fellow grower:
We’ll start with the correct patio pot to use when growing outdoors, What would you say is the right size pot ? I have about a 5ft. Sativa plant in a 15gal. Smart Pot and she had just started flowering when slowly he started dropping leaves to Friday I noticed at least 20+ leaves would falloff at touch.
This told me I have a severe problem so I drove 30 miles to my supply shop and this dude told me " Man I should have that lady in at least a 30 gallon pot outdoors" So I started to panache and asked him what I should do and he told me to dig a hole and put her into the ground, so I purchased 3 bags of Ocean Forrest soil and dug a deep hole damn near 3’ deep ( after the top 5-6" I hit pure sand easy digging, so I went deep to loosen the sand on bottom real well, then I put almost 2 bags in the hole and set this big plant in the hole and started filling her along the sides and a 3/4 bag on top and watered her with about 3 ml of each Grow, Mass, & Flower Booster to a 2 gallon sprinkler container and finished watering with that. I done all this Friday evening then Saturday we finally got an all day rain that was a soaker, we needed this rain because the month of July we got no rain and were 5" below average for the year, I have not heard the total from yesterdays rain but I’d bet it was close to 2".
Anyway do you thing I need anything special added since it’s sand after the soil I added?
A whole different subject I need to know more about is I read in some article of yours that for indoor growing a 600 watt HID lighting is the best to use? Well when I started growing years ago all I used was a 250 watt MH/HPS Sunburst and that baby really gave me some he Indica buds, then I went to LED’s well hose can be shoved up someone’s ASS because I had a 900 dollar system and it just was not enough to grow nice bud’s so now I grow with a 400 watt Solis Tek digital MH/HPS system and it does a good job but I think we could do better. This is where I read that you recommend at least 600 watts, that would be nice but I think I would run into a Heat problem and even worse a large consumption of electricity and get Johnny Law snooping around here, growing medical marijuana is against the law here. But I use it over narcotics and everything I grow is my personal smoke, I sell nothing.