Q&A with Jorge: The Right Mother

Q&A with Jorge The Right Mother If I’m growing 50 to 100 seeds to find a viable mother plant, what traits should I look for in deciding on the best candidate? Johnny Cash Via Internet Dear Johnny, The more seeds you grow out to harvest, the better your chances of finding the mother plants you…

Q&A with Jorge: Magnesium

Q&A with Jorge Magnesium Hi Jorge, I grow in soil with reverse osmosis (RO) water. This takes out the magnesium my plants need. How often should I add epsom salt to the water and how much per gallon. Happy guy Hi Happy guy, Reverse osmosis forces water through semi-permeable filters. The “clean” water has very…

Q&A with Jorge: Roots

Q&A with Jorge Roots If you plant in a short, deep, wide and long container (4” x 18” x 8”), will the roots grow healthy? I know if you plant in a 5-gallon pot, the roots grow down, but in this case would they make their way across the container? J.R. Via Internet Dear J.R.,…

Q&A with Jorge: Hot Grow

Q&A with Jorge Hot Grow I have a grow space that is 6 by 7 feet, and I use a 400-watt, 600-watt and 1,000-watt high-pressure sodium (HPS) light for flowering. The 600-watt was added recently, and I’ve been experiencing yellowing and a drop-off of fan leaves ever since. Could this be caused by too much…

Q&A with Jorge: Say No to Miracle Gro

Q&A with Jorge Say No to Miracle Gro! I’m using Miracle Gro once a week. Is this too often? Is it OK to use dehumidified water to feed my plants? Heady Guy Philadelphia, PA Dear Heady, Some plants require or can withstand high levels of fertilizer while others can’t. In general, predominately sativa varieties require…