Q&A with Jorge: CFLs and Big Buds

Q&A with Jorge CFLs and Big Buds Dear Dave, This year I grew two plants in 11 liter containers, one sativa-dominant and the other indica-dominant under three 65w CFL lamps. The buds were nice and resinous, but the weight was low, about 30 percent less than if grown under a 600w HPS. CFL red and…

Q&A with Jorge: Sexing Seeds

Q&A with Jorge Sexing Seeds Six weeks after germination you have a classic case of nutrient lockup due to buildup of fertilizer salts in the soil. The problem has probably been there for a week or two before showing a purple stem, outward signs of phosphorus deficiency and the grow room could be too cold…

Q&A with Jorge: Male and Female Seeds

Q&A with Jorge Male and Female Seeds Hi Jorge, How long after my male plants start showing/lowers will it take to produce seed? I know that the males are less potent than females, but I really need the seeds. Any tips would be greatly appreciated. Marcello, Rome Hi Marcello, Seeds are produced on female plants.…

Q&A with Jorge: High Electric Bills

Q&A with Jorge High Electric Bills I’m worried about my electric bill. My friend is using a 150-watt lamp because he’s afraid of being busted. I don’t want the electric company to turn me in. How many watts can I use and still be safe? -Arlo Huron, Ohio Dear Arlo, Americans use a lot of…

Q&A with Jorge: Electrical Use

Q&A with Jorge Electrical Use Hey Jorge, How much power does an indoor metal-halide (MH) light use? Will my electric company be able to track me down if I’m drawing too much juice? I tried growing once, but my landlord uprooted my shit after he found it while doing some maintenance in my apartment. He…